December 2021


Nittak Hullo Chito Na Yukpa

The Choctaw Nation shows the spirit of giving for the holidays

The Choctaw Nation and its employees have continued to show generosity and a spirit of community through these difficult times. This holiday season is no different.

Veterans Day Ceremony Choctaw Nation Honor Guard

CNO Veterans Day Ceremony

On November 11, the Choctaw Nation hosted its first Veterans Day Ceremony since 2019.

I Will Remember

Award-winning film opens door of 1903 removal from Mississippi to Ardmore

"Ikhaiyana La Chi (I Will Remember)," a film directed by freelance filmmaker Mark Williams and produced by the Choctaw Nation, tells the story of the last Choctaw removal to Oklahoma in 1902-1903 and the cultural impact it had on the Choctaw people and a certain Oklahoma community.

Keeping track of your family health history

Keeping track of your family health history

Knowing your family health history can help prevent disease or potentially find them early.

Christmas gifts

Christmas gifts from the heart

Gift-giving doesn't have to be too costly or over-the-top. There are many ways to make Christmas extra special with inexpensive gifts that will last in the hearts and memories of the recipients.

Christmas lights

Check out dazzling lights and coffee shop delights in Choctaw Country

The holiday season always brings some much-needed downtime. Many people use this time to relax and spend time with family and friends. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has many unique and beautiful places to spend some time this Christmas season.

Making holiday meals healthier

Staying healthy during the holidays is always a struggle. After many families skipped large gatherings in 2020 due to the pandemic, it could be even harder to resist the temptation in 2021.

CNHSA offers intergrated behavioral health services, building a healthier Nation

According to Mental Health America, over half of adults with a mental illness do not receive treatment. The Choctaw Nation Integrated Behavioral Health Care program aims to improve that among tribal members living within the boundaries of the Choctaw Nation.

DOJ announces more than $73 million to help crime victims and improve safety in Native communities

The Department of Justice announced that it will award 137 grants to 85 American Indian and Alaska Native communities, for a total of $73 million, to improve public safety and serve crime victims.

Leadership Speaks

Merry Christmas

The holidays are upon us, and it's such a wonderful time of the year. It is a time to celebrate with our friends and family.

Covenant of Salt

To eat salt with one is to partake of his hospitality and derive sustenance from him; and thus he who did so was bound to look after his host's interests.

District 11, December 2021

As we come to the end of 2021, I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

District 9, December 2021

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

District 10, December 2021

As we find ourselves in another Holiday season with Christmas rapidly approaching, we remember the reasons to be thankful for all the blessings in the Choctaw Nation.