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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

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

Career Technology Program The Chickasaw Nation Career Technology Program (CTP) is available to part-time and full-time Chickasaw students attending a state or nationally accredited career technology center, trade school or private licensed training facility, whereby graduating students receive a professional certification or license upon completion of their program. Eligibility is not income-based and applicants are not required to live within the boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation to qualify for this program.

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Chickasaw Nation Child Development Center 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 Center is a year-round facility. The Center operates from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Center will be closed on holidays observed by the Chickasaw Nation. Prior notification will be given in the event of other closings.

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Chickasaw 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

Chickasaw Explorers Program

The Chickasaw Explorers Program focuses on educating and training young Chickasaw leaders to identify and record ancient artifacts, participate in archaeological survey and excavations and search for the site of 1541 Chicasa in Mississippi. Chickasaw students work alongside  archaeologists, educators and students from various universities in two-weeks of archaeological fieldwork.

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Chickasaw Honor Club Chickasaw Honor Club is a program that provides added incentives for motivated and academically successful students. The Chickasaw Honor Club recognizes participants in three areas: Grade Incentive, Perfect Attendance and Outstanding Achievement.

Online Application Available

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Chickasaw Humanities and Literary Arts

Chickasaw Clemente Humanities Studies Courses
“Chikashsha Imanapah” courses are offered at East Central University in Ada and Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant with three hours of college credit awarded upon successful completion of each course.

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Chickasaw Language Flashcards Chickasaw language flashcards are a teaching tool to help children become familiar with the Chickasaw language. Each flashcard in the set has a picture and the corresponding Chickasaw word. A flashcard set will be mailed one time to each child.

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Chickasaw Nation Aviation and Space Academy

Established in the summer of 2003, the Chickasaw Nation Aviation and Space Academy (CNASA) is a learning program designed to encourage Chickasaw students interested in aviation, space, science and math to pursue opportunities in these fields.

CNASA is an action packed week of flying in simulators, learning different avenues of science, building rockets and making new friends. Each student will also get the opportunity to fly in a real plane.

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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.

Online Application Available

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Chickasaw Nation Head Start

The Chickasaw Nation Head Start is a center-based federal and tribally funded program that promotes the school readiness of children from ages three to five years. The Head Start 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. It should provide support and assistance to all those who affect the child’s development. The child’s entire family, as well as the community, must be involved.

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Chickasaw Nation Inclement Weather Program

This program provides child care when the Chickasaw Nation offices are open and schools are closed due to inclement weather. The inclement weather program provides a safe and stable environment for children while the parent is at work. The benefit of the program is to give employees and citizens the opportunity to be at their job without worry for their children’s safety, and without losing pay, or needing to use unexpected annual leave.

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Chickasaw Reading Program

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

Children will receive one book per month until they reach their fifth birthday.

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Chickasaw 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

Last Updated: 08/23/2016