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


Chokma Chickasaw Magazine Publishes Special Digital Issue, Available Now

Monday, May 11, 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.

HealthCorps continues addressing students’ needs outside the classroom

Thursday, May 07, 2020

When Oklahoma implemented safety measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools had to adapt.

Chickasaw citizen from Sulphur helps create first tribally owned textile company

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

A young Taloa Underwood would not have envisioned the place she now stands in the fashion and textile world.

Kliewer named outstanding journalism senior by OU

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Chickasaw citizen Addison Kliewer has been named outstanding journalism senior by the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Walmart and the Chickasaw Nation partner to provide drive-thru food distribution

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Walmart and the Chickasaw Nation joined efforts to provide fresh produce food and other resources to the community with drive-thru food distribution events in Ada and Tishomingo.

Chickasaw Nation casinos and offices to remain closed through May 15

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby today announced that Chickasaw Nation businesses, historic sites and offices already closed to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 will remain closed through May 15.

Accurate U.S. Census count brings federal dollars to state

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Of the many reasons for Oklahomans to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census, perhaps the easiest to understand is the amount of federal dollars coming to the state with each resident who does so.

2020 Chickasaw Reunion Canceled

Friday, April 24, 2020

The Chickasaw Reunion “Chikasha Ittafama” has been canceled out of an abundance of caution in response to the coronavirus situation.

Child Wellness Expert Offers Parents Coping Tips

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

An expert in children’s wellness advises parents to stay flexible, extremely patient and follow recommended guidelines to help children better cope during a time of crisis, such as the COVID19 pandemic.

Elderly, chronic disease patients of most concern for getting COVID-19

Monday, April 20, 2020

Dr. John Krueger, Chickasaw Nation Department of Health Under Secretary, says his first advice for most people who test positive for coronavirus is to remain calm.