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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,…

 

Governor Anoatubby cuts ribbon on I-35 ramps

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – A new exit ramp at Interstate 35 will benefit Chickasaw Nation businesses as well as local residents, according to Governor Anoatubby “These additional ramps will alleviate traffic congestion and allow easier access to all WinStar properties,” Gov. Anoatubby said, adding “Easier access to the area should lead to more jobs and additional…

 

Governor Anoatubby, State of Oklahoma sign license plate compact

Chickasaw citizens will have another way to express their pride, thanks to the efforts of Governor Anoatubby. In October, 2014 Gov. Anoatubby announced that the tribe has signed a compact with the state to offer “Chickasaw Nation” license plates to Chickasaw citizens. Governor Anoatubby said that many Chickasaw citizens have requested license plates which recognize…

 

Governor Anoatubby says Chickasaw Nation Strong and Getting Stronger

TISHOMINGO, Okla. – During his Oct. 4 State of the Nation address, Governor Bill Anoatubby said that successful economic development efforts have enabled the tribe to continue offering new opportunities to Chickasaw citizens. Continued success of economic development efforts, including a profitable tourism initiative, has led to growth in the number of businesses, as well…

 

Governor Anoatubby Announces Native Voices Exhibit

SULPHUR, Okla. – Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby and National Library of Medicine Director Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg were joined by Chickasaw citizens and employees August 28 to unveil Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. The exhibit is to the public at the ARTesian Gallery and Studios, located at 100 W. Muskogee Street….

 

Governor Anoatubby cuts ribbon on Ardmore Community Center

ARDMORE, Okla. – A new feature was added to the Chickasaw Nation Carter service campus in Ardmore during July 23 ribbon cutting ceremonies. Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby was joined by local officials, tribal officials and dozens of area residents to mark the opening of the new Ardmore Community Center at 907 Locust St. in…

 

Governor Anoatubby cuts Ribbon on Exhibit C in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City now has a new art and cultural experience for the thousands of tourists and local residents who visit the Bricktown district each year. Located at 1 E. Sheridan, Exhibit C includes an art gallery, retail shop and tourism information center. Exhibit C continues the vision of raising awareness of the…

 

Governor Anoatubby cuts ribbon on renovated gym

ADA – June 24 Ribbon cutting ceremonies drew hundreds who were anxious to see a completely revamped gymnasium at tribal headquarters Chickasaw Nation Head Start students, basketball teams, athletes and citizens were among those who turned out en masse to tour the remodeled gym complex. The renovation gives new life to the facility which has…

 

Piominko Statue dedication May 02

TISHOMINGO, Okla. – An April ceremony dedicated a statue to a man who is arguably one of the most important and influential Chickasaws in modern history. Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby led the April 28 event honoring Piominko. For generations, people called him Piomingo. The tribe, through historical research and in consultation with its language…