The health and safety of Chickasaws, employees and patrons is our main priority. As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, spreads globally and cases rise in the U.S., some Chickasaw Nation events, classes, facilities, etc., will be postponed, closed or canceled out of an abundance of caution. 

For more information regarding the coronavirus as it relates to the Chickasaw Nation, please visit our information pages below. We will continue to update these pages regularly as the situation progresses. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

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Press Releases


COVID-19 remote resources available for Chickasaw citizens

Thursday, August 13, 2020

In an effort to ensure Chickasaw citizens are safe, informed and culturally fulfilled during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chickasaw Nation offers an assortment of remote resources.

Chickasaw Nation WIC program seeks comments

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The Chickasaw Nation is soliciting comments from individuals regarding the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

West Virginia storyteller uses modern technology to stay connected with Chickasaw heritage

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Learning a new language is difficult, especially if you live 1,200 miles away from the nearest fluent speaker.

McSwain Theatre Virtual Showcase features Jae L. & Crossover with special guests

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The McSwain Theatre is offering a virtual performance featuring Jae L. & Crossover with special guests 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15.

Preregistration available for Chickasaw Nation COVID-19 testing centers

Friday, August 07, 2020

The Chickasaw Nation Department of Health has established COVID-19 temporary testing centers in the parking lots of the Chickasaw Nation Health Clinics in Ardmore, Tishomingo and Purcell, and the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center on the Ada South Campus.

Farmers to Families Food Distribution events to take place throughout the Chickasaw Nation

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

The Chickasaw Nation is extending its collaboration with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for Farmers to Families drive-thru food distribution events through December.

Chickasaw Nation Day of Prayer to be shared virtually

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Save the date for the 8th annual Chickasaw Nation Day of Prayer.

Lokosh carvings featured in SWAIA online market

Monday, August 03, 2020

Lokosh’s (Joshua D. Hinson) menagerie of hand-carved decoys caught the eye of one of the most exclusive First American art shows in the United States.

Chickasaw Nation Head Start and Chickasaw Nation Preschool to implement virtual instruction first nine weeks

Thursday, July 30, 2020

As a safety measure during the fight against the coronavirus, COVID-19, the Chickasaw Nation Head Start and Chickasaw Nation Preschool will implement distance and virtual instruction for the first nine weeks of the term.

Jerry Turner draws from family history to voice Oklahoma Territory-era constable

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A Chickasaw constable from the days of Indian Territory is the newest addition to a roster of walking partners available within the AYA walking app – an interactive step-counting experience which gives users a way to explore Chickasaw history and culture while pursuing better health.