July 2021


Trail of Tears Walk 2021

In-person events return in 2021

Chances are that an event you were planning to attend in 2020 was canceled. In-person gatherings are beginning to come back, and the Choctaw Nation is no exception.

Family reunions good for mental and generational health

Coming out of a year of limited contact, many people have realized that it's their weird, wacky, sometimes frustrating family members they miss the most. As COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to be lifted, families are starting to plan their family reunions.

Shirley and Jerry Lowman

COVID-19: Stories of loss and survival

Many tribal members and associates were affected with sickness and loss of family members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Water Sport Adventure

Don’t stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner to paddling or an experienced kayaker. Choctaw Country has something to offer anyone who wants to escape the summer heat and get on the water.

Ashton Gatewood

Medical School Provides Tribal Training Opportunity

Medical student, Ashton Gatewood gained more than patient care skills and clinical knowledge during her Summer Tribal Externship at the Chickasaw Nation Purcell Health Clinic.

Nursing Program Graduates

CNO programs help Choctaw students succeed

Choctaw tribal members planning to attend a vocational school, college or university may qualify for extra support from Choctaw Nation's Higher Education and Career Development programs.

Broken Bow Softball Team

Softball coach determined to beat cancer with help from team, community and Nation

Coach Jimmie Wyrick often tells his girls to button up the chin strap and take their struggles head-on to remain as positive as they can. After the initial shock, that's just what they did.

Choctaw Cultural Center

Choctaw Cultural Center tells 14,000 year story

The Cultural Center, located on Highway 75 in Durant, Oklahoma, uses interactive and immersive exhibits and cutting-edge technology to tell the story of the Choctaw people, which spans over 14,000 years.

Stage 271

Newly remodeled Stage 271 opens in Grant

Choctaw Casino & Resort – Grant is excited to introduce their newly remodeled entertainment venue: Stage 271! Formerly known as the Grant Event Center.

Leadership Speaks

Celebrating Independence Day

Summer is in full swing in the Choctaw Nation. In-person events are starting up again, and it is so wonderful to see everyone begin to live life again.

Ancestral Salvation

The will of God is that a person must be born again to be able to go to heaven.

CNO launches initiative to consider tribal membership for Freedmen

Changing the tribal membership requirements will require a Constitutional amendment, which will require a vote from tribal members.