Published April 4, 2022

By Chief Gary Batton


I love this time of the year. The weather is beautiful, and it gives me a time to reflect on the importance of God and the Resurrection.

God loved us so much, that he sent his only begotten son to die for our sins. This was the ultimate example of sacrifice and love.

When I think about the Resurrection, it gives me hope and courage. I’m encouraged and my faith is renewed because I know that no matter how bad or difficult the situation may appear to be, God’s love will prevail, and He will bring me out of the situation.

I’m looking forward to having our Easter Celebration in person this year. As we enjoy the festivities, let’s be mindful of the sacrifice and love that God has bestowed upon us and our great Choctaw Nation.

Yakoke and God bless!