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Choctaw Nation cares about all Oklahomans

Choctaw Nation cares about all Oklahomans

November 11, 2019 | Choctaw Voices

If you’ve been paying attention to Oklahoma news lately, I’m sure you have heard about Governor Stitt’s plans for the tribal gaming compacts in Oklahoma. The leaders of 31 tribes throughout this great state and I strongly disagree with Gov. St...

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Resilient spirit of Chahta ancestors paved the way

Resilient spirit of Chahta ancestors paved the way

July 30, 2019 | Choctaw Voices

This year, springtime brought with it a pretty crazy storm season. It has been one of the wettest years on record, bringing flooding to not only Oklahoma but also the entire Midwest as well. Tornadoes and severe storms have been devastating to our region. Many ...

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Family is foundation of all we do

Family is foundation of all we do

June 14, 2019 | Choctaw Voices

Throughout the last five years, I’m sure many of you have seen or heard us use the phrase faith, family and culture. Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture is the Choctaw Nation’s vision.  Family is the foundation of all that...

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Choctaw Nation Judicial Center opening a historical event

Choctaw Nation Judicial Center opening a historical event

May 10, 2019 | Choctaw Voices

Springtime has proven to be one of the busiest times of the year for us here at the Choctaw Nation. We have held numerous groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings for projects such as the Choctaw Country Market in Boswell, and the Choctaw Travel Plaza/Rustic Roast i...

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Chahta Ohoyo Celebrated During Womens History Month

Chahta Ohoyo Celebrated During Womens History Month

April 2, 2019 | Choctaw Voices

March is National Women’s History Month in America. The Choctaw Nation has a rich history, filled with powerful Chahta ohoyos, who have helped shape the Choctaw Nation into what it is today. Throughout our history, the Choctaw people have held women in hi...

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Staying Informed Essential to Sovereignty

Staying Informed Essential to Sovereignty

February 28, 2019 | Choctaw Voices

H.R. 2606, more commonly known as the Stigler Act Amendments of 2018, was signed into law on Dec. 31. This law overcomes the blood quantum requirements that have been in place since 1947. There are many other cases, bills and pieces of legislation th...

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Keeping the Traditions of Our Ancestors Alive

Keeping the Traditions of Our Ancestors Alive

January 21, 2019 | Choctaw Voices

The new year is a time to reflect on the past and look toward the future. Our nation has achieved so much throughout our history. When our ancestors left our homeland they had so many questions about our future. In the 1830s, the Choctaw people were forcibly re...

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Choctaw Nation Growth Continues into 2019

Choctaw Nation Growth Continues into 2019

December 21, 2018 | Choctaw Voices

The family of U. S. Army Pvt. Charles G. Kaniatobe was honored by Chief Gary Batton during the annual Choctaw Nation Veterans Ceremony held in the heart of Choctaw Nation, Tvshka Homma, on Saturday, Nov. 10. The Christmas season is a time of faith and family. ...

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Chief’s Column: Veterans’ Advocates Make a Difference

Chief’s Column: Veterans’ Advocates Make a Difference

November 14, 2018 | Choctaw Voices

Our Choctaw veterans are courageous warriors–tvshka–who have defended this land through centuries of battles.  There are approximately 1.3 million men and women on active duty, with 200,000 of them stationed overseas.  Reports also show th...

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State of the Nation Address Celebrates Choctaw Spirit

State of the Nation Address Celebrates Choctaw Spirit

October 15, 2018 | Choctaw Voices

The annual State of the Nation address on Monday, Sept. 3, closed out the five-day Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival held each year at Tvshka Homma, the historic  Capitol of the Chahta. Chief Gary Batton reported on Labor Day the econom...

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Resources Available for Students of All Ages

Resources Available for Students of All Ages

September 5, 2018 | Choctaw Voices

It’s that time of year again. Summer break has come and gone. Our students and teachers are back in the classroom gearing up for a new school year. I hope everyone had a fun-filled summer with great memories. I know it was an eventful one for many young C...

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Choctaw Nation Continues to Thrive

Choctaw Nation Continues to Thrive

August 10, 2018 | Choctaw Voices

Our annual Labor Day festival is right around the corner. Soon the capital grounds will be filled with thousands of visitors. The festival is so much more than concerts and carnival rides. The 5-day long event is a great time for the Choctaw people to gather an...

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