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

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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

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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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.

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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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.

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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

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.

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?

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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.

Chickasaw Nation Residents

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

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Burial Supplement Assistance Program The burial supplement assistance program is for Chickasaw Nation citizens regardless of blood quantum, age or place of residence. The Chickasaw Nation will pay up to $2,500, directly to the funeral home, toward the FINAL balance of a Chickasaw citizen’s burial expense.

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Butterfly Art Contest

In conjunction with the annual Dynamic Women’s Conference and Forum, a butterfly art contest is held.  The art contest is open to Chickasaw female artists, ages 14 through 18, who are requested to submit a single piece of original artwork for the contest. The art may be in a medium of the artist's choice. Entries should be between 10 inches and 20 inches in size and may be submitted on art paper, canvas or art board.  Guest judges will determine the winner.  The winning butterfly logo is used in all artwork and promotional materials for the Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation Conference and Forum. The winning artist will receive a $200 cash award.

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Last Updated: 05/18/2016