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Press Releases


Dr. Emrich offers tips on dealing with COVID-19 related stress

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Dr. Paul Emrich, Chickasaw Nation Under Secretary of Mental Health Service, says the Chickasaw people have experienced trying times before and will remain strong despite the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Palmer and crew express Chickasaw history with public art in Ardmore

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Dr. Bob Palmer, a retired art professor, and his crew of professional muralists depicted Chickasaw history with a five panel mural painted Feb. 15-17 across the east wall of Ardmore’s Skateland.

Chickasaw Nation casinos and offices to remain closed through April 15

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby today announced that Chickasaw Nation businesses and offices already closed to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus will remain closed through April 15.

Chickasaw and Choctaw artist Sue Fish preserving Southeastern Indian culture across the state

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Chickasaw and Choctaw artist Sue Fish has honed her craft of basketmaking for nearly three decades and displayed her art in galleries across the Chickasaw Nation.

Chickasaw leadership program attends youth summit in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Chikasha Pehlichi Ikbi “Creating Chickasaw Leaders” Youth Leadership Program (CPI) attended the Close Up Foundation’s annual American Indian Youth Summit in Washington, D.C.

Chickasaw Nation Governor Announces Temporary Closures of Chickasaw Nation owned Casinos

Monday, March 16, 2020

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby today announced that numerous Chickasaw Nation properties would close following updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.

Some Chickasaw Nation events canceled

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Some Chickasaw Nation events have been canceled or postponed out of an abundance of caution in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mike and Martha Larsen create third set of portraits honoring Chickasaw elders

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen honored 28 Chickasaw elders as part of an ongoing portraiture project, unveiling 24 paintings at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur.

Three Sisters Celebration embraces season of renewal at Chickasaw Cultural Center

Thursday, March 05, 2020

The Chickasaw Cultural Center’s annual Three Sisters Celebration is set for March 14-22.

Chickasaw films and documentaries on discount for Women’s History Month

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Chickasaw Nation Productions feature films and documentaries will be discounted 20% throughout March for Women’s History Month with the promotional code WHM20.