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Governor Anoatubby lauds efforts of house parents at Chickasaw Children’s Village

KINGSTON, Okla. –An elementary school teacher and a long-haul truck driver now have a new career which has changed the life of their family and that of dozens of Chickasaw children. Chickasaw citizen Lucinda Shipley was happy teaching second grade. However, she wanted to do more to help the students outside of the classroom. Her…

 

Governor Anoatubby dedicated to preserving ancient artifacts

Clues to history lie underneath the soil in the area we now call Oklahoma. For thousands of years, its lands and animals have undergone many changes, and priceless treasures which tell the story are waiting to be unearthed for study. Governor Anoatubby said these artifacts are an integral part of Chickasaw history. “Preserving these artifacts…

 

Governor Anoatubby Cuts Ribbon on Retreat and Conference Center

Ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center gave new life to the facility built in 1994 as a health improvement resort. Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby was joined by dozens of tribal citizens, leaders and community members for Dec. 19 ceremonies opening the center located in the heart of the Arbuckle Mountains…

 

Governor Anoatubby presents the Jim Thorpe Award at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show

Chickasaw Nation Governor Anoatubby  presented the Jim Thorpe Award during The 2013 Home Depot College Football Awards –Thursday, Dec. 12,  on ESPN. The award, which is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding defensive back, is named after Jim Thorpe (1887-1953), a Native American Olympic champion and professional football player who is widely-regarded as the…

 

Governor Anoatubby Cuts Ribbon on Trio of New Attractions in Chickasaw Country

Chickasaw Visitor Center, ARTesian Gallery and Studios and Bedre Café Opened in Sulphur SULPHUR, Okla. – Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby said that three new attractions are part of the Chickasaw Nation’s strategic tourism efforts in Chickasaw Country. Gov. Anoatubby was joined by tribal and local officials and a host of community members to officially…

 

Governor Anoatubby Meets with President Obama at White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. –President Barack Obama welcomed Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby and 11 other Native American leaders to the White House for a Nov. 12 conference prior to Wednesday’s White House Tribal Nations Conference. “Historically, effective communication between tribal leaders and the federal government is vital to a productive government-to-government relationship,” Gov. Anoatubby said following…

 

Chickasaw Nation Opens New Tishomingo Health Clinic

Photo of the outside of the new Tishomingo Hospital

TISHOMINGO, Okla. – Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby said the opening of the Chickasaw Nation Tishomingo Health Clinic marks another great stride in improving health care for all Native Americans. Governor Anoatubby was joined by dozens of tribal and local officials, area residents and other distinguished guests during a Monday, February 11 ribbon-cutting ceremony to…

 

Oklahoma House of Representatives Tour the Chickasaw Nation Headquarters

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby greeted members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives on January 23 as they visited the Chickasaw Nation Headquarters. The representatives learned about Native American history, the government structure of the Chickasaw Nation, economic development efforts and programs and services offered by the tribe.

 

Representative Cole Lauds Chickasaw Nation Diabetes Care Center

Oklahoma Fourth District Representative Tom Cole said that the Chickasaw Nation Diabetes Care Center in Ada “sets the standard” for this type of facility. Rep. Cole visited the center one week after Congress voted to renew the Special Diabetes Program for Indians as part of the American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012. “I’ve seen…

 

Chickasaw Nation Ambassador Charles W. Blackwell – a Man of Vision

Chickasaw Nation Ambassador to the United States, Charles W. Blackwell died Wednesday, January 2 in Washington D.C., at the age of 70. Mr. Blackwell was born July 30, 1942 in Concho Indian Hospital in El Reno, Okla. Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby appointed Mr. Blackwell as a delegate to the United States in 1990. He…