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Chickasaw Nation Butterfly Art Contest call for artists

Friday, September 30, 2022

The Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation Butterfly Art Contest invites female Chickasaw artists, ages 14 to 18, to submit original artwork of a butterfly. Symbolic of the beauty, inspiration and determination of Chickasaw women throughout history, the winning butterfly serves as the artwork accompanying all materials promoting the 2023 Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation Conference.

Pontotoc Pursuit returns at Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival

Friday, September 30, 2022

Following a two-year hiatus, the Pontotoc Pursuit returned to Wintersmith Park in Ada Sept. 24 to help kick off a week of festivities for the Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival.

New exhibit showcased at Chickasaw Bank Museum during Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Discover the rich history of Tishomingo as the Chickasaw Bank Museum, 413 W. Main St., Tishomingo, Oklahoma, debuts a new exhibit during the Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival.

Cornelius wins AMF youth cornstalk contest

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

At 3.5 feet and 40 pounds, Miles Scribner needed a little help to pull the poundage exerted from a small bow he clutched.

Chickasaw Nation encourages donations in the Tribal Blood Drive Challenge

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The second Tribal Blood Drive Challenge is underway in Oklahoma to assist with the statewide blood shortage. The Chickasaw Nation is collaborating with the Choctaw Nation, Muscogee Nation and the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) in a challenge to encourage their citizens, employees and communities to donate blood through Jan. 31, 2023.

Chickasaw archer wins bronze medal at international archery shoot

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

World champion archer Shiloh Butts earned a bronze medal in his first international archery competition in Italy during the first days of September.

Interior Museum purchases Straughn’s ‘Night Run’

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

A second “spirit” painting by renowned artist Lance Straughn has been purchased by the U.S. Department of Interior Museum.

Dailey and Vincent live in concert at the McSwain Theatre

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Grammy award-winning duo, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, are returning to the McSwain Theatre Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

‘The Eddies of the Water Where We First Walked’

Friday, September 16, 2022

A Native American Literature course reintroduced a Washington state student to his heritage and sparked renewed interest in discovering the heritage of other First Americans.

New Mental Health Crisis Line 988

Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new mental health crisis line to help support anyone experiencing an emotional crisis. The hotline is available across the United States, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Any person of any age can call or text 988 to connect to a trained National Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis counselor.