Services

Chickasaw Nation residents - These services are available only within the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries.

Chickasaws at-large - These services are available only outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries.

Both - These servics are available both within and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries.

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A Saturday Arts Program

To provide opportunities for Chickasaw and other students to develop in the arts through specific art projects offered after school and/or Saturdays.

Chickasaw Nation residents

Aalhakoffichí (A Place For Healing) Aalhakoffichi’ “a place for healing,” serves Chickasaw, and other Native American, youth and their families in need of support and recovery services stemming from significant mental health, substance abuse and family relational issues.

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2D and 3D Art Classes

2D and 3D Art classes provide opportunities for art classes for children and adults through our programs and services. Classes are scheduled and promoted through the Chickasaw Times, Holisso and Chickasaw Nation Event Calendar.

Chickasaw Nation residents

Aalhakoffichi’ Outpatient/Counseling Services

Aalhakoffichi’ “a place for healing,” counseling services provides therapy to children and youth, adults, couples and families. Stemming from family systems theory, all services are family-centered and focus on helping clients and their loved ones develop the tools necessary for healthy functioning relationships.

Chickasaw Nation residents

Abstinence Education

The Office of Strong Family Development (OSFD) offers abstinence education and training for youth and family members. Abstinence education is offered to adolescents in local junior high and high schools, as well as through numerous youth development groups operating in South central Oklahoma. Abstinence remains the only 100% effective method of birth control and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

Chickasaw Nation residents

Acting for the Camera Classes

Acting for the camera classes are for children, teens and adults and scheduled throughout the year.  The classes are two hours each for six consecutive weeks and classes take place in the black box theatre at the arts and humanities building, 201 N. Broadway, Ada, Oklahoma.

Chickasaw Nation residents

Acting for the Stage Classes Acting for the stage classes are taught in three levels, basic, intermediate and advanced for children, teens and adults and are offered throughout the year. The classes are two hours each for six consecutive weeks. 
 
Basic classes are held at the McSwain theatre and intermediate and advanced are held in the black box theatre at the arts and humanities building, 201 N. Broadway, Ada, Oklahoma.

Chickasaw Nation residents

Adult Learning Program The adult learning program provides academic assistance to adults within the Chickasaw Nation who have dropped out of high school and want to complete their General Equivalency Development (GED) diploma.

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Agent – Casting Director Seminar/Workshop Since people have become interested in acting in film projects it is imperative that they become knowledgeable about how to find a reputable agent and what legitimate casting directors can and cannot do, seminars are offered throughout the year that instruct participants on how one finds a reputable agent and what casting directors can and cannot do.

Chickasaw Nation residents

Adult Tennis Clinic

The Chickasaw Nation Adult Tennis Clinic is a four-night clinic that offers training for adults. This clinic is available to anyone, regardless of skill level. Participants can learn the basics of tennis or improve on their tennis skills while promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Each court will be divided by skill level. This clinic will stress fundamentals, rules of the game, proper swing technique, proper grip and other helpful skills. Tennis is a sport that can be played and enjoyed by all generations of the family.

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Annual Elder Veterans' Trip to Washington, DC

This is a nationwide program created in appreciation for the military service of Chickasaw veterans. The program is available for Chickasaw veterans 60 years of age or older. All applicants are included in a random drawing for an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

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Anoli Creative Writing Contest

Anoli is an annual creative writing contest for Chickasaw student writers in grades six through 12 and young adults through age 24. All works submitted must be original and are evaluated by a panel of judges based on artistic form, creativity, how well the work relates to the topic and literary expression within each age division. Winners receive cash prizes and medals.  There are three divisions.

Division one includes grades six – eight, division two includes grades nine – 12, and division three includes young adults through age 24 regardless of education level or enrollment.

Chickasaw Nation residents

Art of the Chickasaw Woman Exhibit

To showcase the art, strength, spirit and creativity of Chickasaw women, the division of arts and humanities hosts the “Art of the Chickasaw Woman” exhibit. This exhibit is held in conjunction with the annual Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation Conference and Forum. The exhibit consists of Chickasaw women artists who will have the opportunity to submit up to three entries of artwork that can include photography, textiles, traditional, two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. This artwork will be for display and viewing by participants and guests during the conference and forum. The exhibit opens with a reception at the conference and forum and then is moved for public display to the gallery at the arts and humanities building in Ada. The exhibit will be on display at the gallery for several weeks for public viewing.

Chickasaw Nation residents

Artist Directory

The artist directory is a listing of visual, literary, performing, film, video and/or radio artists of Southeastern or Woodland tribal affiliation.  The directory allows immediate notification of programs, events, classes, exhibits, calls to artists, auditions and activities to be sent to any and/or all artists listed in the directory.  Information contained within the directory is used solely by the Chickasaw Nation.  Should an outside entity request information, artists will be contacted for permission before any information is released.

Chickasaw Nation residents

Ask a Dietitian

Are you trying to follow a healthy meal plan? Or maybe looking for diet and nutrition advice? Want a partner to help you reach your goals and live the incredible life you were meant to live?

There is a lot of conflicting nutrition information out there. We would love to help you on your path to achieve the hopes and dreams you have for you and your family. Come to the experts in food and nutrition. We are registered and licensed dietitians that would like to help you reach your individualized nutrition goals. Our dietitians are committed to improving the health of our community. Connect with us today!

Chickasaw Nation residents

Assisted Living Benefit Program

The assisted living benefit program provides up to $2,500 per month for eligible Chickasaw elders, 60 years of age or older, to live in a state licensed assisted-living facility. The benefit is paid directly to the facility and is based on the client’s need. Required application is available the division on aging administration office.

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Batterer’s Intervention Services

O.T.A.P (Own violence, Take responsibility, Act respectfully Program) is a 52-week domestic violence education program providing a cognitive behavioral approach with a cultural emphasis on history and Native American traditions. The Duluth Model curriculum will be utilized to reduce violence in the home. Completion of this program will enhance individual skills, knowledge and ability to change behavior and beliefs, and offer alternative behaviors for dealing with conflict.

Chickasaw Nation residents

Behavioral Health Behavioral Health provides outpatient mental health, social work and substance abuse services. We serve all ages and provide the following services:
  • Outpatient counseling for individuals, couples, families or groups who are experiencing stress in their life situation.
  • Information and referral for services that may be beyond our scope of services and/or for persons who may benefit from a referral to services closer to their home
  • Assessment and treatment planning
  • Psychiatry
  • Crisis intervention provided as needed including after hours, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Community education is provided upon request to all Chickasaw Nation departments, employees and citizens, and to non-tribal agencies upon request. Topics include but are not limited to:
    • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (interactive two day training)
    • suicideTalk – two hour suicide prevention training
    • SafeTalk (suicide prevention training)
    • Depression
    • Stress Management
    • Child and Elder Abuse
    • Substance Abuse and Methamphetamine Prevention and Education
    • Domestic Violence and sexual assault

Chickasaw Nation residents

Burial Assistance The burial assistance program provides federal burial assistance to eligible Native Americans residing in the Chickasaw Nation boundaries.

Chickasaw Nation residents

Burial Supplement Assistant Program The burial supplement assistance program is for Chickasaw Nation citizens who are 60 years of age or older. The Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging will pay up to $2,500 toward the FINAL balance of the Chickasaw elder’s burial expense. The payment will be made directly to the funeral home. This assistance pays last, after all other avenues of payment are exhausted, including, but not limited to: pre-needs insurance (pre-paid burial policy), social security and/or burial assistance through other Chickasaw Nation offices/programs. Application must be received within 60 days of the funeral service.

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Last Updated: 07/23/2015