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Press Release

Release Date: January 08, 2007

by Tony Choate

A celebration of the survival of Chickasaw language and culture through the boarding school era is scheduled for May, 2007.
Event organizers are urging Chickasaws of all ages to participate in this event.

Family members are asked to share the name, school information and years of attendance for any Chickasaw citizens who have attended or are attending tribal or BIA boarding schools.

Organizers are also asking family members to share memories of boarding school experiences as well as any photos of Chickasaws at tribal or BIA boarding schools from all time periods.

Photos will be scanned and returned to the owner.

This information will help in creating a list of Chickasaw boarding school students, a photo gallery of their experiences and a video documentary including interviews with boarding school students of all ages.

Please send any relevant information and photos to the following address.

Lori Hamilton
124 East 14th Street
Ada, OK 74820

For more information, call Lori Hamilton or Chenae Casady at (580) 421-7711.