The Chickasaw Nation

The Chickasaw Nation We are a federally-recognized First American nation of more than 70,000 citizens. Tribal government headquarters are in Ada, Okla. Bill Anoatubby, Governor.

The Chickasaw Nation has tribal government headquarters located in Ada, Oklahoma and tribal jurisdiction in all, or parts, of 13 counties in south-central Oklahoma. Bill Anoatubby is the current Governor of the Chickasaw Nation. The Chickasaw Nation provides a multitude of programs and services for its citizens. The programs and services include Children, Youth, Community, Culture, Education, Elde

The Chickasaw Nation has tribal government headquarters located in Ada, Oklahoma and tribal jurisdiction in all, or parts, of 13 counties in south-central Oklahoma. Bill Anoatubby is the current Governor of the Chickasaw Nation. The Chickasaw Nation provides a multitude of programs and services for its citizens. The programs and services include Children, Youth, Community, Culture, Education, Elde

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06/23/2021
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The Chickasaw Nation Foster Care and Adoption Program helps individuals and families embark on the rewarding journey of providing safe and nurturing care for children.

The program, provided by Chickasaw Nation Child Welfare Services, was developed to provide temporary or permanent care for First American children placed into tribal or state custody.

First American families interested in providing foster care to First American children are encouraged to visit www.Chickasaw.net/Foster for more information, eligibility requirements and a program application.

#FosterCare | #Adoption

We are seeking skilled, self-motivated candidates with previous commercial health care cooking experience and ServSafe c...
06/23/2021

We are seeking skilled, self-motivated candidates with previous commercial health care cooking experience and ServSafe certification. If you are the right candidate for this Chickasaw Nation career opportunity, visit Chickasaw.net/Careers to learn more and submit an application.

#ChickasawCareers | #JoinTheMission

We are seeking skilled, self-motivated candidates with previous commercial health care cooking experience and ServSafe certification. If you are the right candidate for this Chickasaw Nation career opportunity, visit Chickasaw.net/Careers to learn more and submit an application.

#ChickasawCareers | #JoinTheMission

Martial arts classes will be available for Chickasaw citizens, Chickasaw Nation employees and their household members be...
06/23/2021

Martial arts classes will be available for Chickasaw citizens, Chickasaw Nation employees and their household members beginning July 6. Children ages 7 and up are encouraged to participate.

Classes will be taught each week Monday-Thursday at 5:30 p.m., in Ada and Ardmore.

In order to maintain safety protocols, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all adults over 18 years old attending in-person classes. This step and additional protocols will be enacted. We have added enhanced cleaning measures between each class, responsibly distanced classes and offered virtual classes, which will continue upon reopening. In addition, we adjusted our ratios to allow for smaller class sizes.

For more information about enrollment, contact Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts at (580) 272-5504 or email [email protected].

Learn more about the Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts program at Chickasaw.net/MartialArts.

Martial arts classes will be available for Chickasaw citizens, Chickasaw Nation employees and their household members beginning July 6. Children ages 7 and up are encouraged to participate.

Classes will be taught each week Monday-Thursday at 5:30 p.m., in Ada and Ardmore.

In order to maintain safety protocols, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all adults over 18 years old attending in-person classes. This step and additional protocols will be enacted. We have added enhanced cleaning measures between each class, responsibly distanced classes and offered virtual classes, which will continue upon reopening. In addition, we adjusted our ratios to allow for smaller class sizes.

For more information about enrollment, contact Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts at (580) 272-5504 or email [email protected].

Learn more about the Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts program at Chickasaw.net/MartialArts.

Are you ready to join the mission and become a Chickasaw Nation employee? We are seeking dynamic candidates to fill posi...
06/22/2021

Are you ready to join the mission and become a Chickasaw Nation employee? We are seeking dynamic candidates to fill positions throughout Oklahoma. Visit Chickasaw.net/Careers and use the job codes below to apply for these opportunities:

Ardmore:
Victims Services Advocate – 71328
Permanency Worker – 70819

Ada:
Culinarian Specialist (PT) – 67797
Recovery Specialist II – 71036
Recovery Specialist I – 69831
Program Therapist – 69334
Medical Family Therapist – 71714
Foster Care Resource Manager – 71621
Customer Service Intake Generalist – 71820
Policy and Procedure Coordinator – 71802
Lead Culinarian – 71801

Purcell:
Clinic Aide – 69916
Permanency Worker – 71625

Tishomingo:
Medical Family Therapist – 69053

Kingston:
Academic Program Manager – 71622

OKC:
Permanency Worker – 70410
Foster Care Recruiter – 71753

Are you ready to join the mission and become a Chickasaw Nation employee? We are seeking dynamic candidates to fill positions throughout Oklahoma. Visit Chickasaw.net/Careers and use the job codes below to apply for these opportunities:

Ardmore:
Victims Services Advocate – 71328
Permanency Worker – 70819

Ada:
Culinarian Specialist (PT) – 67797
Recovery Specialist II – 71036
Recovery Specialist I – 69831
Program Therapist – 69334
Medical Family Therapist – 71714
Foster Care Resource Manager – 71621
Customer Service Intake Generalist – 71820
Policy and Procedure Coordinator – 71802
Lead Culinarian – 71801

Purcell:
Clinic Aide – 69916
Permanency Worker – 71625

Tishomingo:
Medical Family Therapist – 69053

Kingston:
Academic Program Manager – 71622

OKC:
Permanency Worker – 70410
Foster Care Recruiter – 71753

The annual Rabbit Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk will take place June 26 at Purcell City Lake. The 1-mile fun walk begins at...
06/22/2021

The annual Rabbit Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk will take place June 26 at Purcell City Lake. The 1-mile fun walk begins at 8 a.m. and the individual 5K at 8:30 a.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is available at rabbitrun5k.itsyourrace.com.

For more information or registration assistance, contact Beth Cartwright at (580) 559-0880 or email [email protected].

The annual Rabbit Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk will take place June 26 at Purcell City Lake. The 1-mile fun walk begins at 8 a.m. and the individual 5K at 8:30 a.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is available at rabbitrun5k.itsyourrace.com.

For more information or registration assistance, contact Beth Cartwright at (580) 559-0880 or email [email protected].

Parents and caregivers! June 25 is the deadline to apply for 2021 Chickasaw Nation youth camps and clinics. Visit Chicka...
06/21/2021

Parents and caregivers! June 25 is the deadline to apply for 2021 Chickasaw Nation youth camps and clinics.

Visit Chickasaw.net/YouthCamps to apply your child for one of these opportunities:

• Tennis Clinic: ages 6-18, June 29-30
• Soccer 101: ages 6-10, July 7
• Soccer II: ages 11-18, July 8
• Traditional Archery 101: ages 8-11, July 14
• Traditional Archery II: ages 12-18, July 15
• Environmental Camp: ages 8-12, July 15-16
• Running/Agility Clinic: ages 8-18, July 20-21
• Golf 101: ages 8-11, July 26
• Golf II: ages 12-18, July 27
• Fishing Clinic: ages 6-11, Aug. 6

This camp and clinic season is designed to offer safe and healthy recreational experiences. We will follow the most up-to-date CDC guidelines to ensure each camp and clinic remains safe for both students and staff.

Applicants must be Chickasaw citizens to be eligible to attend. Due to limited availability, youth may be accepted to only one camp this season.

Camp applications can be completed online on Chickasaw.net/YouthCamps or submitted by mail or fax.

For more information and assistance, contact (580) 272-5716 or email [email protected].

Parents and caregivers! June 25 is the deadline to apply for 2021 Chickasaw Nation youth camps and clinics.

Visit Chickasaw.net/YouthCamps to apply your child for one of these opportunities:

• Tennis Clinic: ages 6-18, June 29-30
• Soccer 101: ages 6-10, July 7
• Soccer II: ages 11-18, July 8
• Traditional Archery 101: ages 8-11, July 14
• Traditional Archery II: ages 12-18, July 15
• Environmental Camp: ages 8-12, July 15-16
• Running/Agility Clinic: ages 8-18, July 20-21
• Golf 101: ages 8-11, July 26
• Golf II: ages 12-18, July 27
• Fishing Clinic: ages 6-11, Aug. 6

This camp and clinic season is designed to offer safe and healthy recreational experiences. We will follow the most up-to-date CDC guidelines to ensure each camp and clinic remains safe for both students and staff.

Applicants must be Chickasaw citizens to be eligible to attend. Due to limited availability, youth may be accepted to only one camp this season.

Camp applications can be completed online on Chickasaw.net/YouthCamps or submitted by mail or fax.

For more information and assistance, contact (580) 272-5716 or email [email protected].

For those with children, the American Rescue Plan increased the Child Tax Credit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per chi...
06/21/2021

For those with children, the American Rescue Plan increased the Child Tax Credit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child for children over the age of 6 and from $2,000 to $3,600 for children under the age of 6, and raised the age limit from 16 to 17.

Most families won’t have to do anything to receive Child Tax Credit payments. If you filed taxes in 2020 or 2019 or if you signed up for Economic Impact Payments (commonly called “stimulus checks”) using the IRS’s Non-Filer tool last year, you’re all set and the IRS will automatically send you monthly payments beginning July 15.

All citizens are encouraged to visit whitehouse.gov/child-tax-credit/ to learn more, verify eligibility and register, if applicable.

For those with children, the American Rescue Plan increased the Child Tax Credit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child for children over the age of 6 and from $2,000 to $3,600 for children under the age of 6, and raised the age limit from 16 to 17.

Most families won’t have to do anything to receive Child Tax Credit payments. If you filed taxes in 2020 or 2019 or if you signed up for Economic Impact Payments (commonly called “stimulus checks”) using the IRS’s Non-Filer tool last year, you’re all set and the IRS will automatically send you monthly payments beginning July 15.

All citizens are encouraged to visit whitehouse.gov/child-tax-credit/ to learn more, verify eligibility and register, if applicable.

06/21/2021
Chickasaw Opera - panel discussion with Margaret Wheeler, Jerod Tate and Joshua Hinson

Chickasaw classical music composer, Jerod Tate, has begun the year-long production process of his newest project “Shell Shaker: A Chickasaw Opera.” This opera tells the story of a young Chickasaw girl named Loksi’ who embarks on a journey of self-discovery, and along the way acquires the traditional use of shells for stomp dancing.

In addition to Tate’s musical compositions, Chickasaw citizens Margaret Wheeler and Joshua Hinson are contributing art, clothing and language expertise to the project. We visited the three award-winning artists to learn more about “Shell Shaker: A Chickasaw Opera.”

Today, we celebrate Father’s Day, a time to honor men who lead strong families and teach our culture and tradition to fu...
06/20/2021

Today, we celebrate Father’s Day, a time to honor men who lead strong families and teach our culture and tradition to future generations. Tell us about the fathers and father figures who have impacted your life. What did they teach you about Chickasaw history and culture?

Today, we celebrate Father’s Day, a time to honor men who lead strong families and teach our culture and tradition to future generations. Tell us about the fathers and father figures who have impacted your life. What did they teach you about Chickasaw history and culture?

06/19/2021
Virtual Kids Club

Clovis Hamilton, Chickasaw youth language outreach manager, discusses the 2021 Virtual Kids Club. It is an online, monthly meeting for families to experience cultural enrichment, language instruction, history and more.

“This virtual format is really interesting because we’re able to reach people from different states and different areas as before there was only the local community reach,” Hamilton says. “It gives us the opportunity to reach more citizens.”

Join the Virtual Kids Club now at Chickasaw.net/YouthLanguageClub or by contacting (580) 272-5318.

Standout Chickasaw athlete Garrett Trett has signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Southwestern O...
06/19/2021

Standout Chickasaw athlete Garrett Trett has signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU). The Sulphur High School graduate was also named to the 2021 Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) All-State football roster.

When he is not on the football field, Garrett helps his family with all aspects of ranching, such as baling hay and taking care of cattle, on land that has been in his Chickasaw family since the late 1800s.

Garrett Trett plans to major in criminal justice at SWOSU and eventually attend law school. We wish you continued success and the best of luck, Garrett!

#ChickasawProud | #ChickasawAthlete

Standout Chickasaw athlete Garrett Trett has signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU). The Sulphur High School graduate was also named to the 2021 Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) All-State football roster.

When he is not on the football field, Garrett helps his family with all aspects of ranching, such as baling hay and taking care of cattle, on land that has been in his Chickasaw family since the late 1800s.

Garrett Trett plans to major in criminal justice at SWOSU and eventually attend law school. We wish you continued success and the best of luck, Garrett!

#ChickasawProud | #ChickasawAthlete

The 2021 Artesian Online Art Market is open through Aug. 2! Visit ArtesianArtsFestival.com to browse, shop and enjoy fin...
06/18/2021

The 2021 Artesian Online Art Market is open through Aug. 2! Visit ArtesianArtsFestival.com to browse, shop and enjoy fine art from dozens of Chickasaw and other First American artists.

#ARTesianFest | #ArtMarket | #FirstAmericanArt

The 2021 Artesian Online Art Market is open through Aug. 2! Visit ArtesianArtsFestival.com to browse, shop and enjoy fine art from dozens of Chickasaw and other First American artists.

#ARTesianFest | #ArtMarket | #FirstAmericanArt

Don’t let finances stop you from achieving your higher education goals. Chickasaw students can receive funding assistanc...
06/18/2021

Don’t let finances stop you from achieving your higher education goals. Chickasaw students can receive funding assistance for college with the Chickasaw Nation Higher Education summer scholarship and grant program.

Apply online now at www.Chickasaw.net/HigherEd. The application deadline for the summer semester is July 1, 2021.

Scholarships and grants for Chickasaw citizens who are full-time and part-time undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students are available.

This program is available to all Chickasaw students living within or outside Chickasaw Nation boundaries. Applicants must be a Chickasaw citizen. For more information, visit Chickasaw.net/HigherEd.

Don’t let finances stop you from achieving your higher education goals. Chickasaw students can receive funding assistance for college with the Chickasaw Nation Higher Education summer scholarship and grant program.

Apply online now at www.Chickasaw.net/HigherEd. The application deadline for the summer semester is July 1, 2021.

Scholarships and grants for Chickasaw citizens who are full-time and part-time undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students are available.

This program is available to all Chickasaw students living within or outside Chickasaw Nation boundaries. Applicants must be a Chickasaw citizen. For more information, visit Chickasaw.net/HigherEd.

Get ready for summer! The Chickasaw Nation is accepting applications for 2021 youth camps and clinics. A variety of educ...
06/17/2021

Get ready for summer! The Chickasaw Nation is accepting applications for 2021 youth camps and clinics. A variety of educational and recreational activities for Chickasaw youth are available.

This camp and clinic season is designed to offer safe and healthy recreational experiences. A selection of in-person youth day camps and clinics provide responsible distancing and proper safety protocols.

Available camps and clinics include:
· Tennis Clinic: ages 6-18, June 29-30
· Soccer 101: ages 6-10, July 7
· Soccer II: ages 11-18, July 8
· Traditional Archery 101: ages 8-11, July 14
· Traditional Archery II: ages 12-18, July 15
· Environmental Camp: ages 8-12, July 15-16
· Running/Agility Clinic: ages 8-18, July 20-21
· Golf 101: ages 8-11, July 26
· Golf II: ages 12-18, July 27
· Fishing Clinic: ages 6-11, Aug. 6

Application deadline is June 25.

Transportation is not provided. We will follow the most up-to-date CDC guidelines to ensure each camp and clinic remains safe for both students and staff.
Applicants must be Chickasaw citizens to be eligible to attend.

Camp applications can be submitted online on Chickasaw.net/YouthCamps.
Due to limited availability, youth may be accepted to only one camp this season.

For more information, contact youth camps at (580) 272-5716 or [email protected].

Get ready for summer! The Chickasaw Nation is accepting applications for 2021 youth camps and clinics. A variety of educational and recreational activities for Chickasaw youth are available.

This camp and clinic season is designed to offer safe and healthy recreational experiences. A selection of in-person youth day camps and clinics provide responsible distancing and proper safety protocols.

Available camps and clinics include:
· Tennis Clinic: ages 6-18, June 29-30
· Soccer 101: ages 6-10, July 7
· Soccer II: ages 11-18, July 8
· Traditional Archery 101: ages 8-11, July 14
· Traditional Archery II: ages 12-18, July 15
· Environmental Camp: ages 8-12, July 15-16
· Running/Agility Clinic: ages 8-18, July 20-21
· Golf 101: ages 8-11, July 26
· Golf II: ages 12-18, July 27
· Fishing Clinic: ages 6-11, Aug. 6

Application deadline is June 25.

Transportation is not provided. We will follow the most up-to-date CDC guidelines to ensure each camp and clinic remains safe for both students and staff.
Applicants must be Chickasaw citizens to be eligible to attend.

Camp applications can be submitted online on Chickasaw.net/YouthCamps.
Due to limited availability, youth may be accepted to only one camp this season.

For more information, contact youth camps at (580) 272-5716 or [email protected].

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The Chickasaw Nation

The Chickasaw Nation is a federally -recognized Native American nation of more than 68,000 citizens. Tribal government headquarters are located in Ada, Oklahoma. Bill Anoatubby is Governor of the Chickasaw Nation.

The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage.

Since the 1980s, tribal government has focused efforts on building an economically diverse base to generate funds that will support programs and services to Indian people. Business has flourished, programs and services have grown, and the quality of life for all Chickasaws has been greatly enhanced.


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