May 2022


The Choctaw Nation continues to progress and succeed in a post-McGirt world

April 1 marked the first anniversary of the Sizemore decision, which applied the US Supreme Court's McGirt Ruling (2020) to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) and affirmed the sovereignty of the Five Tribes.

Office of Prosecution

Office of Prosecution make ribbon skirts and shirts for Child Abuse Prevention Month

The group made blue ribbon skirts and ribbon shirts for their staff for Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Choctaw Casino and Resort – Pocola

Hit the open road and plan your next road trip in Choctaw Country: Part 2

Part 2 of the Biskinik road trip series takes a tour of Hugo, Idabel and Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Some of the amenities on this trip are world class dining, runestones and maybe a bigfoot sighting.

Kick Up Your Heels participants

Kick Up Your Heels Walk

Men put themselves in women's shoes at Kick Up Your Heels event to show support for victims of sexual violence.

Tur family

Change a life, become a foster parent

There are currently over 450 Choctaw children in either state or tribal custody who need foster homes. The Choctaw Nation is currently seeking Native foster homes for these Choctaw children.

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans with their daughter Dodie

Adoption led to Choctaw girl’s forever home with legendary King of the Cowboys and Queen of the West

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans' adopted daughter, Dodie Rogers talks about life with the pioneering Hollywood couple.

Chevell Gilliland

Choctaw Nation hosts esports invitational

The Choctaw Nation hosted the second annual esports invitational on April 1 and 2, 2022. This esports tournament has helped facilitate the growth of this emerging sporting event.

Cambrey Jo Hull

Cambrey Jo Hull named Miss United States Agriculture 2021

Roland, Oklahoma native, cambrey Jo Hull was crowned Miss United States Agriculture in June, 2021. Since then she's been travelling and promoting agriculture.

The Hidden Dangers of the Meth Epidemic

One of the many hidden dangers of the meth epidemic is the practice of lacing math with drugs that users are unaware of. This process, while largely done for monetary reasons comes at the risk of human lives.

Jay Merkle and James Grimsley

Emerging Aviation Technology Conference

Emerging Aviation Technology Conference serves to provide an overview of what the Choctaw Nation is doing in the field of emerging aviation technology, offer a net-working opportunity with essential industry stakeholders and continue to seek public comment and input on emerging avia-tion technology initiatives.

Leadership Speaks

Family Wellness Month

Family Wellness Month encourages healthy family lifestyles and habits, including helping family members heal and recover.

Leonard Draper

District 6, May 2022

I had the honor of awarding District 6 Choctaw Veteran Leonard Draper the Veteran of the Month award at our monthly Tribal Council Meeting in Tuskahoma.

Contend for the Faith

Jude 1:3 says, "Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints."