2022 Year-End Review

Published December 12, 2022

By Chief Gary Batton


As 2022 draws to an end, I can’t help but smile and think about how the Choctaw Nation has embodied faith, family, and culture by giving back to our tribal members.

Ensuring that our tribal members have access to quality, safe and affordable housing was a key focus. We completed 60 Lease to Purchase (LEAP) homes; 231 Independent Elder units; 376 affordable rental units; installed 349 storm shelters; and completed 2,120 home repairs.

Our Career Development department awarded more than $6 million to nearly 6,000 students and more than $2.8 million in food value was provided to more than 34,400 participants to fight hunger and food security through the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations – co-funded with USDA.

We also impacted the health and wellness of our Tribal members in a great way as Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority had more than 1 million health encounters and filled more than 1.5 million prescriptions during the year.

We broke ground on Choctaw Landing in Hochatown, where we plan to invest $238 million on this entertainment and resort development project that will create more than 400 new jobs.

This year was truly a blessing and I’m looking forward to what 2023 will bring.

Yakoke and God bless!