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The Choctaw Cultural Center has been named a Top Ten Model Museum and cultural center staff members were on hand to accept the award at the 2022 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums recently in Temecula, Calif.
Two Choctaw students are in the Republic of Ireland this school year working toward master's degrees courtesy of the Choctaw-Ireland Scholarships from the Chahta Foundation. Skylee Glass and Aurianna Joines Palmer are attending their first semester at University College Cork.
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) and Atoka Public School (APS) have announced a multi-year farm-to-school partnership. CNO will be the official producer and distributor of fresh beef, raised and harvested in Southeastern Oklahoma, to APS campuses.
The Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I and World War II were remembered recently in Broken Bow, with the celebration of a monument in their honor. The Choctaw Code Talkers Association dedicated a six-foot, black granite original work which tells the story of the Choctaw Code Talkers on one side and shows an etching of a WWI Code Talker on the other.
Choctaw Nation launched Warrior Wellness, a grant-funded program, during the recent Choctaw Nation Veterans Day Ceremony. The new program is designed to connect Native American veterans with their culture, heritage, and each other to reduce rates of death by suicide among veterans.
The Choctaw Cultural Center offered the public a messy, but educational opportunity recently for a hands-on experience to "mud" a traditional Choctaw winter home. Early-day Choctaws gathered mud from nearby rivers and creeks, water, and hay or grass to make a sticky clay.