Press Releases


Chickasaw artist strives to carry on culture through art, education

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Michael Cornelius doesn’t consider himself an artist.

Red carpet unfurled for First American films at Holba' Pisachi'

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

A wide array of First American films and filmmakers were celebrated during the 2023 Holba' Pisachi' “Showing Pictures” Native Film Festival, March 11 at the Chickasaw Cultural Center.

Kate Wiley creates ‘Dancing Canvas’ with fluid art

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Dancer Kate Wiley translates her love for dancing into swaying wisps on fluid art pieces.

Contemporary artist inspired by visit to ancestral Homeland

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Although contemporary artist Brenda Kingery will not be physically present during the 10th annual Artesian Arts Festival, her art and spirit will.

Chickasaw Nation Chikasha Ihoo Empowerment Series Returns with Kayla Lewis, literature enthusiast and expert

Monday, March 27, 2023

The Chickasaw Nation hosts the second Chikasha Ihoo (Chickasaw Women) Empowerment Series March 29 at 2 p.m. at the McSwain Theatre, 130 W. Main St., Ada, Oklahoma.

Chickasaw Nation celebrates Women’s History Month

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Beginning in an era when women were not allowed to perform combat roles, Lt. Elizabeth DeVault (retired), experienced many cultural changes within the U.S. Navy during her 25-year career.

Chickasaw artist dives into turquoise art

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Vicki Penner is busy preparing for her second appearance at the Artesian Arts Festival.

Fort Washita Fur Trade Rendezvous brings history to life

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The annual Fur Trade Era Rendezvous at Fort Washita will take place March 29 through April 2.

Country classics kick off spring season at the McSwain

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Jae L. & Crossover with special guests will kick off spring season 7 p.m., March 18 with sweet, country classics at the historic McSwain Theatre, 130 W. Main St., Ada, Oklahoma.

Chickasaw Nation celebrates Women’s History Month

Monday, March 13, 2023

Janie Hipp understands the importance of bridging divides and working together toward common goals in pursuit of food security.