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Groundbreaking ceremony conducted for new convention center project at WinStar World Casino and Resort

Groundbreaking at WinStar World Casino

THACKERVILLE, OKLA. (APRIL 29,2015) –Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby was joined by more than 200 elected officials and community members, gathered April 29 to break ground on a new convention center at WinStar World Casino and Resort. Located on the southeast corner of the casino, WinStar Convention Center will enable casino officials to serve a…

 

Chickasaw Nation makes history fighting child hunger

Governor Bill Anoatubby and Audrey Rowe

ADA, Okla. – The Chickasaw Nation is making history as it becomes the first Native American tribe in the U.S. to partner with the United States Department of Agriculture on a unique program to feed hungry children, it was announced Wednesday. “Nowhere else in Indian Country do we have an Indian tribal organization feeding children…

 

Chickasaw Nation Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

A historic preservationist, a humanitarian, a protector of the Chickasaw language and a spiritual leader make up the 2015 class of the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies originally scheduled May 7 at Riverwind Showplace Theatre in Norman, have been postponed due to threat of severe weather. Ceremonies will be rescheduled to a later…

 

Ada area students explore medical careers

ADA, Okla. – As America grays health care providers are banding together to interest young people in medical related careers. An estimated 10,000 baby boomers reach age 65 daily, a fact that will continue for the next 20 years, illustrating the need for more quality medical professionals in the future. Young people are seeing the…

 

First Encounter judged best at Trail Dance Film Festival

DUNCAN, Okla. – First Encounter, the first film in the Chickasaw Heritage Series earned top honors as Best Short Documentary at the Trail Dance Film Festival in January. Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby said it is important to note the documentary tells the story from the Chickasaw point of view. “We believe our tribe’s first…

 

Chickasaw elder, hall of fame honoree one of first in line for Chickasaw Nation license plate

First Chickasaw Nation license plate sold

ADA, Okla. – Governor Bill Anoatubby announced during his October State of the Nation address Chickasaw tags would be available in 2015. “We are very pleased to work with the state to offer Chickasaw Nation license plates,” said Gov. Anoatubby at the time.” These tags offer Chickasaw citizens a very visible way to demonstrate their pride…

 

Governor Anoatubby dedicated to preserving Chickasaw storytelling craft

ADA, Okla. – While the Chickasaw Nation is dedicated to bringing the life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher to the silver screen, it is equally dedicated to keeping the art of storytelling a vibrant element of the arts. Te Ata, a Chickasaw actress and storyteller, is revered by the tribe, state and nation. She lived…

 

Governor Anoatubby lauds Chickasaw veterans

WASHINGTON – Leonard Sealey, a Chickasaw veteran from Lawton, Oklahoma, said that memories of his service in Vietnam came flooding back when he saw a Huey helicopter at the Udvar-Hazy Center during a recent trip to Washington D.C. Sealey is one of 16 Chickasaw veterans on a Veterans Day trip to the nation’s capital sponsored…

 

Chickasaw Nation honors military veterans

SULPHUR, Okla. – Veterans were honored Nov. 8-9 at the Chickasaw Cultural Center to commemorate Veterans Day, celebrated nationally on Nov. 11. Veterans were given free admission into the center, the largest in the nation celebrating the culture, history and traditions of a single Native American tribe. More than 300,000 visitors from around the world have…

 

Chickasaw performer and youth choir in national spotlight

KANSAS CITY – Chickasaw Tabitha Fair and nine members of the Chickasaw Youth Choir joined Native American entertainers, drum corps, dancers, and a Native honor guard when the Kansas City Chiefs celebrated Native American Heritage Month. Fair and the youth choir sang the national anthem when the Chiefs played the Jets  at Arrowhead Stadium in November,…

 

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