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Press Releases


Wearing masks still critical in stopping spread of COVID-19

Monday, July 06, 2020

In light of the recent resurgence of COVID-19 nationwide, Dr. John Krueger, under secretary of health for the Chickasaw Nation, says wearing masks remains a key component in limiting the pandemic’s spread.

Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year of 2015 among Artesian Online Art Market featured creators

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Mary Ruth Barnes – a Chickasaw artist, author, photographer, storyteller, philanthropist, historic preservationist and 2015 Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year – will be among the creators participating in the new Artesian Online Art Market (AOAM) during its inaugural year.

Farmers to Families Food Distribution events provide food to area communities

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

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

Chickasaw jeweler displays work on Artesian Online Art Market

Monday, June 29, 2020

Drawings and ideas – some 30 years old – keep Chickasaw jeweler E. Dee Tabor awake at night.

State Question 802 Offers Opportunity for Oklahoma

Thursday, June 25, 2020

State Question 802 offers Oklahoma a unique opportunity to enhance the quality of health care available to all Oklahomans across our great state.

Chickasaw Virtual Gathering broadcast June 25

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Chickasaw Nation will be hosting the first Chickasaw Virtual Gathering at 7 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 25.

SQ 802: Good for Oklahoma’s healthcare and economy

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Oklahomans go to the polls Tuesday, June 30 to decide the fate of State Question 802 that, if approved, will expand Medicaid to cover low-income adults in Oklahoma.

J. Eric Smith shows new work at Artesian Online Art Market at Artesian Online Art Market

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

J. Eric Smith, a Chickasaw author, ancient weapons expert, historian and traditionalist, is toiling on the largest private commission of his illustrious career.

Census self-response rate rising for Oklahoma

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The 2020 census is underway and households across the United States are responding every day.

Young Chickasaw Artist Continues to Expand Technique and Portfolio

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Chickasaw artist Chance Brown fondly remembers the sense of wonderment and intrigue he felt while gazing at art work as a youngster.