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.

All Service Areas (Both) - These services are available both within and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries.

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Chickasaw Nation Child Development Centers

This program provides long-term positive differences in the lives of children by focusing on the total development of the child. The Chickasaw Nation Child Development Centers are year-round facilities that provide child care and education in secure environments....

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Chickasaw Nation College Clothing Grant

The Chickasaw Nation College Clothing grant provides eligible Chickasaw students with a grant to purchase clothes. Clothing grants are available to Chickasaw college students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree, and will be provided in the form of a VISA gift card. Funds are to be used for clothing purchases only....

Both

Internship Program

Focused on educating young Chickasaw leaders in government, community and business relationships, the Chickasaw Nation internship program provides motivated college-aged students with a first-hand view of what it takes to be highly effective ambassadors and real-world problem solvers. ...

Online Application Available

Both

Film/Video

Chickasaw Nation film/video programs and services offers quality, professional-level video and audio instruction. ...

Both

Senior Site Art Workshops

The senior site art workshops provide opportunities for arts curricula to Chickasaw Nation Senior Center elders throughout the Chickasaw Nation jurisdiction.  These workshops are held in the division of arts and humanities’ arts classroom.  Completed artworks have the opportunity to be exhibited during the year. ...

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Chickasaw Nation Early Childhood and Head Start Program

The Chickasaw Nation Early Childhood and Head Start Program is a center-based federal and tribally funded program that promotes the school readiness of children from ages three to five years. The program philosophy is based on the principle that early childhood education should address children’s needs in all areas of development: physical, social, emotional and cognitive. ...

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Johnson-O'Malley Public School Program

Johnson-O'Malley (JOM) is a federally-funded program which provides supplemental education programs and activities for Native American students attending public schools. ...

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Chickasaw Nation Inclement Weather Program

This Inclement Weather Program (IWP) provides child care for Chickasaw students and the children of Chickasaw Nation employees, when the Chickasaw Nation offices are open and schools are closed due to inclement weather. This program provides a safe and stable environment for children while the parent is at work. ...

Online Application Available

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Chickasaw Nation Choir Program

Since its beginnings in 2002, the Chickasaw Children's Choir has had the honor of performing at milestone celebrations such as the "Ground blessing" of the American Indian Cultural Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., Governor Brad Henry's Children's Inauguration and numerous times at the Oklahoma State Capitol.  The choir also performs at a variety of tribal events, including the Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival and Youth Arts Celebration. ...

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Junior Native Explorers/College Native Explorers

The Chickasaw Nation Junior Native Explorers Program is an innovative, hands-on, professional mentor-led education program designed to recruit, train and educate young people in the areas of earth science, natural science, biomedical science and medicine. ...

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Chickasaw Nation School of Guitar

Chickasaw School of Guitar is a course that brings music to life for Chickasaws and other youth. Students will be provided with instruction and the opportunity to perform upon successful completion of learning skills. Students will potentially receive a guitar after completing the course for continued growth and life enhancement through music. Beginning and intermediate classes are offered.

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Recruitment and Retention Program

Prepares, supports and empowers Chickasaw students for success. Through participation in social, cultural and campus events, academic support and career development, retention rates will increase for Chickasaw citizens....

Online Application Available

Chickasaws At-Large

Chickasaw Reading Program

The Chickasaw Reading Program is designed to assist children by providing books to encourage reading. ...

Online Application Available

Both

School Readiness Curriculum

This program assists families with children ages three to five, who do not live in an area with access to a preschool, or in situations where children are home-schooled. ...

Online Application Available

Both

School-Age Program

The school-age program is provided after school and during spring, summer, fall and Christmas breaks for children four to 12 years of age. This program allows children to experience exciting activities through age-appropriate field trips, park days and special events. Children stay active through arts and crafts, theater productions, storytelling, music and dance, community service projects, scientific exploration and much more. After a...

Chickasaw Nation Residents

School-to-Work Program

This program provides eligible student employees the opportunity to pursue higher educational goals while receiving full-time pay/benefits. During the program, student employees also fulfill all requirements and responsibilities of their on-the-job training. ...

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Special Needs Assistance for Chickasaw Citizens with Disabilities Program

Reimbursement of up to $500 per year for disability related assistive technology needed or expenses incurred for a Chickasaw citizen with special needs to participate in extracurricular activities.

Both

Student Tutoring Reimbursement Program

The Chickasaw Nation Student Tutoring Reimbursement Program is funded by the Chickasaw Nation and provides at-risk Chickasaw students, in grades one through 12, assistance to improve their academic performance. ...

Online Application Available

Both

Native American Junior Invitational

The Native American Junior Invitational is a qualifying tennis tournament which allows youth to experience a tournament atmosphere without the pressures of a participating in school or tennis association bracket. It allows youth to display the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the game of tennis. T...

Both

Creative Writing Classes

Classes in creative/fiction writing – short story, novel, play or film script – for adults are offered throughout the year. The classes are two hours each week and run for eight consecutive weeks.  The eight weeks allows students time to complete a short story, first chapter of a novel, or first act of a play or film script and take place at the arts and humanities building, 201 North Broadway, Ada, Oklahoma.  Each week students are given an opportunity to write using story starters.  A question and answer session time is held at the end of each class. ...

Chickasaw Nation Residents