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Mission, Vision & Core Values

Chickasaw Nation Mission

To enhance the overall quality of life of the Chickasaw people.

Chickasaw Nation Vision

To be a nation of successful and united people with a strong cultural identity.

Chickasaw Nation Core Values

Core Values are the fundamental, guiding principles of an organization. At the Chickasaw Nation, we value:

The Chickasaw People
  • Our focus and commitment is on the Chickasaw people and improving the quality of life of all Chickasaws. We are empowered and unified in purpose.
Cultural Identity
  • We will preserve our cultural history and incorporate it into everything we do.
Servant Leadership
  • We are accountable to the Chickasaw Nation, and we put our people first.
  • We give of ourselves for the betterment of our people.
Can Do Attitude
  • We will work graciously with a Can Do attitude and a solution oriented philosophy by doing the right thing for the right reason.
  • We will never quit. We have a warrior tradition.
  • We will responsibly use the Chickasaw Nation’s resources entrusted to us.
Trust and Respect
  • We trust one another and earn the trust of our citizens. We are caring and compassionate.
  • We are committed to the Chickasaw Nation, its mission and its goals.
Honesty and Integrity
  • We will do what we say and are honest and trustworthy. We uphold ethical standards and are accountable for our actions.
  • We work as a team with a strong work ethic toward solving the problems of the Chickasaw Nation.