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Burial Supplement Assistance Program

The burial supplement assistance program is for Chickasaw Nation citizens regardless of blood quantum, age or place of residence. The Chickasaw Nation will pay up to $2,500, directly to the funeral home, toward the FINAL balance of a Chickasaw citizen’s burial expense.

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Butterfly Art Contest

In conjunction with the annual Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation Conference, a butterfly art contest takes place. The art contest is open to Chickasaw female artists, ages 14 through 18, who are invited to submit a single piece of original artwork for the contest....

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Camp Survivor

Camp Survivor is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise in a fun and positive camp atmosphere. Campers can expect to experience a variety of activities such as swimming, horseback riding, climbing wall, canoeing, fishing, hiking and stickball. There will be tribal councils, team building activities and competitions. "Accept the Challenge" and join us for excitement, adventure and fun....

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Camp Yaakni’ Inaalhpisaat Chokma

The three-day camp will educate youth about the operations of the tribe’s court systems. Students will meet tribal judges and justices, Chickasaw Lighthorse Police officers, Peacemakers and court staff. In addition, students will witness first-hand how the District Court, Supreme Court and Peacemaking Court hear cases. Each student will have the opportunity to play a role in the trial including, but not limited to, prosecutors, defense attorneys, defendants, plaintiffs and jury members of witnesse...

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Camps and Recreation

The Chickasaw Nation camp and recreation program provides exciting, educational and instructional avenues to broaden knowledge and promote teamwork....

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Career Development Services

The Chickasaw Nation Career Development Services program provides employment training services to individuals with employment barriers. Issues addressed through this program include weak work histories, minor criminal charges, child care, transportation and educational needs among others. CDI is a six-month transitional program for qualified Chickasaw citizens and helps to obtain full-time, permanent employment. Program participants can work up to 40 hours a week and are considered full-time, temporary worke...

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Career Technology Program

The Chickasaw Nation Career Technology Program (CTP) is available to part-time and full-time Chickasaw students attending a state or nationally accredited career technology center, trade school or private licensed training facility, whereby graduating students receive a professional certification or license upon completion of their program. Eligibility is not income-based and applicants are not required to live within the boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation to qualify for this program.

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Cemetery Preservation Program

The Chickasaw Nation Cemetery Preservation Program provides clean-up, identification and documentation for existing Chickasaw cemeteries within the Chickasaw Nation boundaries.  The approved application process helps determine the scope of clean-up of an abandoned family cemetery, to perform an initial evaluation of cemetery conditions and to develop a plan of work upon approval. The program is capable of locating graves using Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment and evaluating below-ground disturbances using ground penetrating radar (GPR)....

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood Cards

This department provides CDIB cards and information to Chickasaws who are direct descendants of enrollees on the Dawes Commission Rolls. An applicant must be able to trace his/her heritage through bloodlines to an original enrollee listed on the Dawes Commission Rolls to obtain a CDIB card. Required forms are available through the CDIB office.

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Champions Cheerleading Clinic

At this clinic, a team of Day of Champions cheerleading coaches will instruct Chickasaw students on motion, jumps, spirit, rhythm, health and fitness. The experience will include mentoring in the areas of hard work, trust, discipline and respect. Cheerleaders will be able to enhance their abilities and learn basic cheerleading fundamentals geared to their skill lev...

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Champions Football Clinic

At this clinic, a team of veteran coaches and players teach students the fundamentals of football, teamwork and leadership skills. Highlights of the clinic include an 8-to-1 student-to-instructor ratio, offensive and defensive drills, flag football and a competition. On the last day of the clinic, the students may select one guest (e.g. father, mother, brother, uncle, cousin or friend) to join them for the games....

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Chepota Himmita (Young Child) Program

The Chepota Himmita (Young Child) Program provides child development education and screening, respite care, support groups and home visits. The goal of the program is to improve the family support system, teach family members problem-solving skills, promote healthy child growth and development and promote positive parent-child relationships. ...

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Chickasaw Arts Academy

The Chickasaw Arts Academy is an intensive set of sessions throughout the year that provide youth the opportunity to gain experience in several artistic fields....

Online Application Available

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Chickasaw Child Development Center

This program provides long-term positive differences in the lives of children by focusing on the total development of the child. The Chickasaw Nation Child Care Center is a year-round facility. The Center operates from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Center will be closed on holidays observed by the Chickasaw Nation. Prior notification will be given in the event of other closin...

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Chickasaw Children's Village

This residential and educational care facility is available for Native American children. Sitting on 160 acres overlooking Lake Texoma, residents enjoy amenities that include a library, computer lab, agriculture education facility and recreational areas. The Children’s Village will provide Native American children with the opportunity for social, spiritual and personal development through professional guidance in a safe, nurturing environment. An emphasis is placed on educational needs. Designed...

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Chickasaw Choir Program

Since its beginnings in 2002, the Chickasaw Children's Choir has had the honor of performing at milestone celebrations such as the "Ground blessing" of the American Indian Cultural Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., Governor Brad Henry's Children's Inauguration and numerous times at the Oklahoma State Capitol.  The choir also performs at a variety of tribal events, including the Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival and Youth Arts Celebration. T...

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Chickasaw Citizenship Cards

This department provides citizenship cards and information to Chickasaws who are direct descendants of enrollees on the Dawes Commission Rolls. An applicant must be able to trace his/her heritage through bloodlines to an original enrollee listed on the Dawes Commission Rolls to obtain a CDIB card. Required forms are available through the CDIB office.

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Chickasaw Clemente Humanities Course

The Chickasaw Clemente I course “Chikashsha Imanapah” offers the opportunity to explore the rich and diverse culture, history, government, language and experience of the Chickasaws in contrast to Western culture. Clemente II is similar in focus but compares and contrasts Chickasaw history and culture with various other North American tribes....

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Chickasaw Community Outreach Program

The Chickasaw Community Outreach program assists Chickasaw community groups in areas across the United States. Chickasaws living in close proximity of each other have opportunities to gather as groups for fellowship and educational opportunities within the areas they reside.

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Chickasaw Council House Museum

Located on the Capitol Square in Tishomingo, OK, the Chickasaw Council House Museum holds one of the largest collections of Chickasaw art, artifacts and archive materials. Experience the first Chickasaw Council House built in Indian Territory, artifacts tracing the history and culture of the Chickasaw people and contemporary Chickasaw artwork. Explore our great Chickasaw history and culture at the museum and learn more about the Chickasaw people who helped shape our Nation. T...

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Last Updated: 07/27/2016