The virtual 2021 Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival concluded Saturday, Oct. 2 as Governor Bill Anoatubby delivered his State of the Nation Address. Viewers across the country enjoyed a weeklong series of events, cultural demonstrations and more from the comfort of their computers, tablets and other devices. Thank you to everyone who joined us online this year to celebrate Chickasaw culture and progress. See you all next year!
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Enjoy a virtual tour of the Chickasaw Cultural Center Honor Garden. This beautiful monument is dedicated to individuals inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame.
Located in Sulphur on the campus of the Chickasaw Cultural Center, the garden’s peaceful setting invites visitors to reflect and view the etched granite plaques commemorating each inductee. The garden includes bronze statutes including “The Arrival” and “The Warrior,” and features the Kochcha' Aabiniili' Amphitheatre, and the Aba' Aanowa' Sky Pavilion. This is one location you do not want to miss. To learn more, visit Chickasawculturalcenter.com.
Traditionally made of leather, bark, fibers, wood, furs and other natural materials, it had to be strong enough for arrows not to pierce through when carrying. On the Great Seal of the Chickasaw Nation, the quiver, made of deerskin, represents the hunting prowess of the Chickasaw warrior, as well as his willingness to defend his people.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about quivers and the process of making them.
The Chickasaw Princess Pageant is a long-standing tradition during the Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival, taking place to select the next Chickasaw Princesses who will serve as Chickasaw Nation royalty.
Candidates exemplify the servant leadership core value while carrying out the mission to enhance the overall quality of life of the Chickasaw people.
Watch each candidate compete for the honor of serving in the 2021-2022 court.
Learn more about the princess pageant and see a list of former princess at Chickasaw.net/Princess.
Learn new sport terms in Chickasaw! The Chickasaw language is a very important piece of Chickasaw culture. Beginning at 10 a.m. there will be a language flash card presentation. This would be a great time to get the whole family interested in the Chickasaw language.
Chickasaw Nation officials elected during the Aug. 3, 2021, general election will be sworn into office during a special video presentation of the Chickasaw Nation Oath of Office Ceremony.
Legislators Toby Perkins, Ada; Nancy Elliott, Ada; Shana Tate Hammond, Ardmore; David Woerz, Ardmore; Scott Wood, Tishomingo; and Supreme Court Justice, Linda English Weeks, Newcastle, will reaffirm their oaths of office.
Archaeology and historic preservation is a means of interpreting objects and determining the relationship of the objects to the people who made or altered them.
Learn more about how we discover our history and roots as a people and the impact it has. Chickasaw citizen, Catie Hamilton provides an overview of the science behind capturing accurate stories about the past.
Since being elected Governor of the Chickasaw Nation in 1987, Bill Anoatubby has delivered the State of the Nation Address to the Chickasaw people each year as part of Chickasaw Annual Meeting.
The address reports on tribal progress, as well as future plans of how the Chickasaw Nation is working to enhance the overall quality of life of the Chickasaw people. Through the State of the Nation Address, the Chickasaw Nation keeps citizens informed, displays accountability and maintains a tradition that began with the grassroots Seeley Chapel Movement.