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Press Releases


Farmers to Families Food Distribution event scheduled in Marietta

Monday, June 08, 2020

The Chickasaw Nation is collaborating with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for Farmers to Families drive-thru food distribution events.

Chickasaw-produced documentaries to air on Montana public broadcast television

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Two Chickasaw Nation Productions documentaries from the Chickasaw Heritage Series will air on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) state network for Montana, KUSM-TV on channel 9, June 4-5.

“Chokma Chickasaw Magazine” special digital issue available now

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

The spring 2020 issue of “Chokma Chickasaw Magazine,” an exclusive publication of the Chickasaw Nation, is available in digital format for the first time.

Chickasaw artist staying active, seizing opportunities during pandemic

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Broad appeal of Chickasaw artist Billy Hensley’s paintings has been growing, with this year shaping up to be the most promising and important of his career.

Chickasaw Nation Announces Candidates For General Election

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Chickasaw Nation Election Secretary Rita Loder announced today the candidates seeking four legislative seats and one judicial seat within the Chickasaw Nation.

Chickasaw Nation Tribal Election Filing Period Opens June 1

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

The Chickasaw Nation Election Commission announces filing period opens June 1 and continues through June 3, 2020 for the 2020 General Elections.

Chickasaw Press awarded for book design and graphic novel

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Two Chickasaw Press publications recently received recognition at the state and national level.

Chickasaw Nation gaming facilities to open May 27

Friday, May 22, 2020

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby said today all Chickasaw Nation gaming facilities will open at 25 percent of capacity 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 27.

Artesian Online Art Market to showcase Chickasaw and Southeastern Indian art

Friday, May 22, 2020

Art lovers and buyers can maintain responsible distancing while browsing Chickasaw and Southeastern artists’ works online at

Mental Health Awareness Month with the Chickasaw Nation

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Throughout the month of May, the Chickasaw Nation is encouraging mental health awareness and treatment. Mental health is an essential part of self-care and overall well-being.