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For more information regarding the coronavirus as it relates to the Chickasaw Nation, please visit our information pages below. We will continue to update these pages regularly as the situation progresses. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

For all Chickasaw Country cancellations and closings please contact the business directly.

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Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting & Festival 2020

Come Celebrate The Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival!

Mark your calendars for the  Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival  This event is a great opportunity to join fellow Chickasaws, friends and family to celebrate the tribe’s progression over the years.

Don’t miss the exciting virtual festivities such as Storytelling, Chickasaw Princess Pageant History, Art Demonstrations, Stomp Dances, Language Lessons, Tours of Chickasaw White House, Council House Museum & Capitol and more!  Among the activities featured will be the Virtual State of the Nation Address by Governor Bill Anoatubby. Join us online for the Chickasaw Nation's 60th Annual Meeting & Festival in celebrating the persevering spirit of its people! 

For more information on the virtual gathering of the Chickasaw Nation visit: https://annualmeeting.chickasaw.net/

Please see below for a daily schedule of virtual events. 

 

Saturday, September 26:

  • 10:00 a.m. – Storytelling by Dixie Brewer
  • 10:30 a.m. – History of Stickball by Brandon White Eagle, Clovis Hamilton and Halley Taylor
  • 11:30 a.m. – Service video on Foster Care program
  • 12:00 p.m. – Rosetta Stone Level 4 updates by Josh Hinson
  •   1:00 p.m. – Pony Bead Necklaces by Dixie Brewer
  •   3:00 p.m. – Spider Brings Fire by Adrian John
  •   4:00 p.m. – Service video on KCNP Chickasaw Community Radio

All presentations are virtual video presentations available on demand following initial release.

 

Monday, September 28:

  •   9:00 a.m.Service video on Telehealth/Virtual Visits
  • 10:00 a.m. – Tour of Chickasaw White House by Audrea Dickerson
  • 11:30 a.m. – Chickasaw Press & White Dog Press Release by Joe Thomas
  •  1:30 p.m. – Deer Toe Shakers by LaDonna Brown
  •  3:00 p.m. – Mini Moccasins by Tamara Upchurch
  •  4:00 p.m. -  Service video on Chickasaw Institute
  •  6:00 p.m. – Virtual Chickasaw Princess Pageant history and highlights

All presentations are virtual video presentations available on demand following initial release

Tuesday, September 29:

  • 10:00 a.m. – Feather Art by Tamara Upchurch
  • 11:00 a.m. – Stomp Dance by Jason Eyachabee and Dixie Brewer
  • 12:00 p.m. Service video on Mental Health and Wellness
  •   1:00 p.m. – Chickasaw Language Nursery Rhymes by Kendra Farve
  •   1:15 p.m. – Dance/Game in Chickasaw Language by Kendra Farve and Sheina Wind
  •   3:00 p.m. – Chickasaw Clothing by Lori WhiteBuffalo
  •   4:00 p.m. – Service video on Housing Services

All presentations are virtual video presentations available on demand following initial release

Wednesday, September 30:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Language lesson on greetings by Brandon White Eagle
  • 9:30 a.m. – Language lesson with audio flashcards
  • 10:00 a.m. – Storytime with an Elder by Josh Hinson
  • 1:00 p.m. – Tour of Chickasaw Council House Museum by Ann Fink
  • 2:30 p.m. – Painting with Brent Greenwood
  • 3:30 p.m. – Service video on Chickasaw Pharmacy

All presentations are virtual video presentations available on demand following initial release

Thursday, October 1:

  • 10:00 a.m. – Virtual tour of Ft. Washita by Jim Argo
  • 11:00 a.m. – Virtual Oath of Office ceremony
  •   1:00 p.m. – Virtual tour of Chickasaw National Capitol Museum by Ann Fink
  •   3:00 p.m. – Service video on the Tribal Health Services
  •   4:00 p.m. – Service video on Aging, Senior and Long Term Care Services

Cultural Evening:

  •  6:00 p.m. – Opening/welcome
  •                  -  Invocation
  •                  -  Stomp dance demonstration
  •                   – Outdoor Pashofa cooking
  •                   - Award Presentations: Silver Feather, Dynamic Woman of the Year,                        
  •                      SEASAM
  •                   – Tour of Elders Portraits, Series III
  •                   - Closing comments

All presentations are virtual video presentations available on demand following initial release

Friday, October 2:

  •   9:00 a.m. – SEASAM art show begins
  •   9:30 a.m. – Service video on Nutrition Services food programs
  • 10:00 a.m. – Cultural identity presentation by LaDonna Brown
  • 11:00 a.m. – Butterfly Mask making by Rhonda Sellers
  •   1:00 p.m. – Annual Meeting history video
  •   2:00 p.m. – Creating and Sustaining Regalia Traditions by Colleen Chadwick
  •   3:00 p.m. – Mini Stickball Stick making by Dixie Brewer
  •   4:00 p.m. – Service video on Education Services

All presentations are virtual video presentations available on demand following initial release

Saturday, October 3:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Annual Meeting and State of the Nation Address 
  • 1:00 p.m. – 60 year history re-enactment vignette
  • 1:30 p.m. – Service video on Recruitment/CNI job opportunities
  • 2:00 p.m. - First Encounter: Chickasaw Archaeology and European Contact by Brad Lieb
  • 3:00 p.m. – Repatriation, Caring for our Ancestors presentation by Amber Hood
  • 3:30 p.m. – Clothing, Food and Games presentation by Benny Wallace
  • 4:30 p.m. – The Homeland Today

All cultural presentations are virtual video presentations available on demand following initial release