Choctaw Nation Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma http://choctawnation.com/rss/ en-us 40 Youth Advisory Board visits Choctaw U <p><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/choctaw-msldigital/assets/2412/IMG_1034_original.JPG" alt='YAB in class' /> <em>Kelsey Janway leads the YAB members in a mock meeting for Choctaw U.</em></p> <h3>Youth Advisory Board visits Choctaw U</h3> <p><em>By Payton Guthrie</em><br> <em>Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma</em><br></p> <p><strong>Pocola, Okla.</strong> - The Choctaw Nation Youth Advisory Board visited the sophomore class of the Choctaw U Leadership Series during their short course on Sept. 12 in Pocola.<br> The YAB group, led by Chapter Chair Kelsey Janway of Heavener, conducted a meeting by following Robert’s Rules of Order to display how to efficiently run a meeting.<br></p> <p>“Presenting in front of Choctaw U for my chapter and me was such a great experience for us. It showed us that hard work does pay off and that we are learning so much at such a young age and that we can do something with it. I can&#8217;t wait to see what lies in store for the Youth Advisory Board in the future,” Janway said.<br> The Choctaw U class was very impressed with the YAB members during the short course. Kelly S. Johnson, Choctaw U instructor, thanked the group for their contribution to the class.<br><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/choctaw-msldigital/assets/2411/IMG_1033_original.JPG" align="right" width="250" alt='YAB Group' /></p> <p>“I would personally like to thank Shonnie Hall and the LeFlore County YAB members for the excellent job they did of modeling the proper productive meeting techniques to the sophomore class of Choctaw University,” Johnson said.<br></p> <p>For more information about the Youth Advisory Board click <a href="http://www.choctawnation.com/services/departments/youth-empowerment/">here</a></p> <p><!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --></p> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:layout="button_count"></a> <a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a> <a class="addthis_button_pinterest_pinit"></a> <a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a> </div> <script type="text/javascript" src="//s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=xa-51768a9b29d4b994"></script> <p><!-- AddThis Button END --></p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:59:34 GMT http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/youth-advisory-board-visits-choctaw-u/ http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/youth-advisory-board-visits-choctaw-u/ Durant Clinic Transitions to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma beginning October 1 <h3>Durant Clinic Transition Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p>The Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation are proud to announce the transition of the Durant Clinic operations beginning October 1, 2014 to the Choctaw Nation. Our goal is to have a safe and smooth transition for patients and staff.<br> Below is a FAQ to answer all of your questions.<br></p> <p><a href="http://s3.amazonaws.com/choctaw-msldigital/assets/2409/FAQsCNO_original.PDF">Frequently Asked Questions</a></p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:15:39 GMT http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/durant-clinic-transitions-to-the-choctaw-nation-of-oklahoma-beginning-october-1/ http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/durant-clinic-transitions-to-the-choctaw-nation-of-oklahoma-beginning-october-1/ Choctaw Casino Expansion Redesigned <p><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/choctaw-msldigital/assets/2403/Unknown_original.jpeg" width="600" alt='Casino Redesign #1' /><br> <em>Rendering of the expansion of the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, OK.</em></p> <h3>Choctaw Casino Expansion Redesigned<br></h3> <p><strong>Durant, Okla.</strong> - The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has redesigned plans for the expansion of its resort in Durant that includes a second hotel tower and entertainment complex.</p> <p>The new 14-story hotel, redesigned from the original 22 levels, will include several VIP suites in its 286 rooms and complement the first 12-story tower opened in 2010. The current plans will align with all requirements and the tribe’s desire to provide an area in its resort with activities for all ages. <img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/choctaw-msldigital/assets/2405/Unknown-3_original.jpeg" align="right" width="350" alt='Casino Redesign #3' /></p> <p>Construction teams are now concentrating on the entertainment complex, a phase in the redesign that allows the tribe to focus on the values of family-oriented entertainment. Added amenities include a 4-screen movie theater, 20-lane bowling center, laser tag and arcade, a new 150-seat Oasis Bar and Grille, an event center with theater seating for 3,000, over 10,000-sq.-ft. spa, and 20,000 square feet of convention center space.</p> <p>The expansion will open next summer.</p> <p><!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --></p> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:layout="button_count"></a> <a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a> <a class="addthis_button_pinterest_pinit"></a> <a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a> </div> <script type="text/javascript" src="//s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=xa-51768a9b29d4b994"></script> <p><!-- AddThis Button END --></p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:52:45 GMT http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/choctaw-casino-expansion-redesigned/ http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/choctaw-casino-expansion-redesigned/ Former tribal councilwoman Charlotte Jackson remembered with statue on tribal capitol grounds <h3>First female statue erected for Nation “Honoring the Giver of Life”</h3> <p><em>By STEPHENIE OCHOA</em><br> <em>Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma</em><br></p> <p><strong>DURANT, Okla.</strong> – On Friday Aug. 29, in front of the Choctaw Nation capitol, Pat Jones and brother Kevin Jackson were asked to unveil a permanent statue in honor of their mother, former tribal councilwoman, Charlotte Jackson. The full-size statue sculpted by John Gooden is the first female statue in the garden at Tvshka Homma.</p> <p>Charlotte Jackson was well known for her dedication to others and her tribe and often described as a selfless woman. The statue was a surprise to many members who showed up at the unveiling and after her children removed the covering there were many stories and fond memories shared about her work within communities.<br></p> <p class="alignright" style="margin-right:20px;"><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/choctaw-msldigital/assets/2395/FamilyStatueUnveiling_copy_original.jpg" align="right" width="300" alt='FamilyStatueUnveiling_copy' /><br><i><font size="2">Pat Jones and Kevin Jackson unveiling statue of mother Charlotte Jackson. </i></font></p> <p>Daughter Jones said, “Both my brother and I always hear about how grateful people are for our mother to have been in their lives. She was so dedicated to helping others whether they were within the Choctaw Nation or not” she added, “we were blessed to have her as a mother mostly and so very honored that the Choctaw Nation wanted to honor her in this way.”</p> <p>Charlotte was a member of the Choctaw Nation Tribal Council from 1991 to 2011. She was instrumental in the construction of several facilities in Stigler including the Choctaw Nation’s community center, health clinic, and Head Start.</p> <p>The statue shows Charlotte with a young female child and her family says they believe the depiction of her was perfect in its visual effects as well as the intent to honor the spirit of women.</p> <p>Chief Gary Batton led a round of applause to thank the women of the Choctaw Nation acknowledging them for their contributions as “the giver of life” and being the “core” of the family and the tribe. For additional information about the <a href="http://www.choctawnation.com">Choctaw Nation</a>.</p> <p><!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --></p> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:layout="button_count"></a> <a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a> <a class="addthis_button_pinterest_pinit"></a> <a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a> </div> <script type="text/javascript" src="//s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=xa-51768a9b29d4b994"></script> <p><!-- AddThis Button END --></p> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 01:09:54 GMT http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/former-tribal-councilwoman-charlotte-jackson-remembered-with-statue-on-tribal-capitol-grounds/ http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/former-tribal-councilwoman-charlotte-jackson-remembered-with-statue-on-tribal-capitol-grounds/ State of the Nation 2014 <p><a href="http://s3.amazonaws.com/choctaw-msldigital/assets/2394/statenation2014_original.pdf">2014 State of the Nation </a></p> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:27:10 GMT http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/state-of-the-nation-2014/ http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/state-of-the-nation-2014/ Choctaw Defense in seventh year of production for MTVR trailers <p><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/choctaw-msldigital/assets/2383/CDefenseJustinYerby_original.jpg" alt='Choctaw Defense Justin' /><br> <em>Choctaw Defense employee Justin Yearby in front of MTVR trailers. (Photo courtesy Choctaw Defense)</em></p> <h3>Renewal of Marine trailer contract announced</h3> <p><em>By ZACH MAXWELL</em><br> <em>Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma</em><br></p> <p><strong>McALESTER, Okla.</strong> – Choctaw Defense has announced a $15 million contract renewal for Marine Tactical Vehicle Replacement Trailers.<br></p> <p>“This is a continuation of a contract we’ve had for seven years,” said Stephen Benefield, President and CEO of Choctaw Defense. “We expect to be in the contract for several more years.”<br></p> <p>The MTVR Trailer, is the most capable off road trailer in the Marines Corps fleet. It is designed to work under extreme off road conditions matching the capability of the MTVR Prime Mover tow vehicle. This next generation trailer will replace the current fleet of trailers not capable of handling the demands of the newest generation of combat vehicles and is designed and manufactured at Choctaw Defense facilities in McAlester and Hugo. Choctaw Defense has approximately 150 employees in both locations combined.<br></p> <p>The MTVR is one of several tactical vehicle contracts awarded to Choctaw Defense. They have also partnered with the U.S. Navy “Seabees,” the combat construction division of the Navy, to convert certain trucks into “field service units.”<br></p> <p>The first of 12 units were delivered this year. Choctaw Defense crews outfit the trucks to include onboard generators and in-the-field fluid replacement capability for heavy equipment such as cranes and dozers.<br></p> <p>Choctaw Defense is a subsidiary of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.<br></p> <p><!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --></p> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:layout="button_count"></a> <a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a> <a class="addthis_button_pinterest_pinit"></a> <a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a> </div> <script type="text/javascript" src="//s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=xa-51768a9b29d4b994"></script> <p><!-- AddThis Button END --></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:02:44 GMT http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/choctaw-defense-in-seventh-year-of-production-for-mtvr-trailers/ http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/choctaw-defense-in-seventh-year-of-production-for-mtvr-trailers/ Choctaws discover Civil War vets <p><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/choctaw-msldigital/assets/2382/BF_TecumsehKingMonument_original.jpg" alt='King Monument' /><br> <em>Historic preservation workers install the headstone of Tecumseh King at the King Cemetery near Kinta, OK.</em></p> <h3>Gravesites of vets discovered in King Cemetery near Kinta.</h3> <p><em>By BRANDON FRYE</em><br> <em>Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma</em><br></p> <p><strong>DURANT, Okla.</strong> – Choctaw Nation Historic Preservation employees worked for two months to prepare for the May 24 ceremony honoring two full-blood Choctaw Civil War confederate soldiers at their discovered gravesites in King Cemetery near Kinta.<br></p> <p>“I was doing family research and discovered the cemetery,” Karrie Shannon, Choctaw Nation employee in McAlester, said. “In November, I made a trip to Kinta, Oklahoma to locate the King Cemetery. I found the cemetery unmaintained and abandoned. No one might have entered there for 121 years, it was so thick you had a hard time making your way through the area.”<br></p> <p>Private Henry Cooper and 2nd Lieutenant Jerry Riddle received military government issued headstones and were honored during the cemetery dedication in May. Both were descendents of Chief Mosholatubbee, who had seven sons with the surname King and one daughter surnamed Cooper.<br></p> <p>Skyler Robinson, Cemetery Restoration Coordinator with Historic Preservation, said his crew works to preserve and protect abandoned Choctaw cemeteries like King Cemetery. “It was in really bad shape, thick with briars and bushes,” Robinson said. “We went in and cleaned it up, put a new fence around it with a gate, and then placed a couple of headstones.”<br></p> <p>District 5 Tribal Council Member Ron Perry was in attendance and spoke to dedicate King Cemetery during the event. Gene Arpelar said the prayer and blessing. The Choctaw Nation Color Guard sent members, led by Herbert Jessie, to give the 21-gun salute and play Taps. The Color Guard, while honoring the veterans, also showed gratitude to their relatives. “We were there to do the honors,” Harlan Wright, Color Guard member, said. “They folded a flag and presented it to the next of kin.”<br></p> <p>Karrie Shannon and Cheryl Stone-Pitchford, King descendants, were there to receive the flag. Stone-Pitchford, who had also researched Choctaw genealogy, aided Shannon in uncovering King Cemetery. She said it was a very sacred moment; everyone was there to remember and honor the cemetery and its buried that were too long forgotten.<br></p> <p>“When it became apparent who was buried there, it became a real significance in our family. I also believe it is significant to the Choctaw Nation and history overall,” Stone-Pitchford said.<br></p> <p>Dena Cantrell, also a King descendant in attendance at the ceremony, said she appreciated the genealogical research that had been done and how it was bringing the family history together. “Learning and knowing we are descendents of ancestors who played a great part in the history of the Choctaw Nation and the United States… is very gratifying,” she said.<br></p> <p>There are approximately 50 gravesites at King Cemetery. Some were identified by grave depressions, bases of headstones or bases of footstones. There are a handful of existing headstones still standing. Approximately 15 out of 50 buried individuals have been identified. Two of Chief Mosholatubbee’s children are buried in the cemetery, and five military veterans.<br></p> <p>Shannon is working to obtain military monuments for all five veterans within the cemetery. She received the monument for the grave of Tecumseh King, youngest son of Chief Mosholatubbee, on July 21. “There’s a lot of Choctaws in that cemetery,” Shannon said. “We’ve got to remember our Choctaw soldiers and what they have done for us. And if we can do anything to give back to them, that’s what this is all about. It’s for them.”<br></p> <p>Robinson, with Historic Preservation, said his department gets calls informing them of abandoned Choctaw cemeteries periodically, occasionally multiple within one week. He said if anyone knows of an abandoned Choctaw cemetery, it would be appreciated if the individual calls (580) 924-8280 ext. 2236. Additionally, Shannon offered to aid anyone researching family genealogy and can be contacted at n13113jme@yahoo.com.<br></p> <p><!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --></p> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:layout="button_count"></a> <a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a> <a class="addthis_button_pinterest_pinit"></a> <a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a> </div> <script type="text/javascript" src="//s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=xa-51768a9b29d4b994"></script> <p><!-- AddThis Button END --></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:52:20 GMT http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/choctaws-discover-civil-war-vets/ http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/choctaws-discover-civil-war-vets/ Jones Academy extends application deadlines <h3>Fall semester 2014 applications are still being accepted at the Jones Academy through September 21.</h3> <p><em>By STEPHENIE OCHOA</em><br> <em>Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma</em></p> <p><strong>DURANT, Okla.</strong> – The Jones Academy in Hartshorne will be accepting applications for the 2014 Fall semester until September 21. The academy encourages interested individuals to tour the facilities and understand the many program benefits offered to students.<br></p> <p>Jones has openings in grades 1-12 with tuition, travel, and services free for families. In addition to traditional grade level students, students also receive tutorial assistance, rewards for academic achievement, medical and counseling services, cultural and traditional activities, recreational activities, educational trips and agricultural learning opportunities.<br></p> <p>For high school students, Jones offers unique assistance with career counseling, college and post-secondary preparation, as well as vocational training opportunities. Graduation expenses are paid by the academy and students may have additional opportunities for scholarships.<br></p> <p>For applications, tours or additional information, please contact toll free (888) 767-2518 or visit the Jones Academy online at <a href="http://www.jonesacademy.org">Jones Academy</a>. Additional information requests can also be sent to: Jones Academy HCR 74 Box 102-5, Hartshorne, OK 74547.<br></p> <p><!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --></p> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:layout="button_count"></a> <a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a> <a class="addthis_button_pinterest_pinit"></a> <a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a> </div> <script type="text/javascript" src="//s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=xa-51768a9b29d4b994"></script> <p><!-- AddThis Button END --></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:48:01 GMT http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/jones-academy-extends-application-deadlines/ http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/jones-academy-extends-application-deadlines/ Unknown Choctaw ancestor honored in burial ceremony <p><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/choctaw-msldigital/assets/2381/repatriationMississippi_original.jpg" alt='Repatriation' /><br> <em>Collaborating staff members for the reburial were left to right:</em><br> <em>Historic Preservation Senior Section 106 Reviewer Lindsey Bilyeu, Historic Preservation Section 106 Reviewer Daniel Ragle, Cultural Preservation Executive Director Sue Folsom, Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr., USACE Environmental Section Team Leader Chris Koeppel, USACE District Archaeologist and Tribal Liaison Sarah Koeppel, Director of Historic Preservation and Tribal Archaeologist Dr. Ian Thompson, Senior Heritage Resource Technician and Tribal Chaplain Olin Williams and Chief Gary Batton.</em></p> <h3>Choctaw Nation, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers partner together in tribal repatriation and reburial</h3> <p><em>By STEPHENIE OCHOA</em><br> <em>Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma</em><br></p> <p><strong>DURANT, Okla.</strong> – Members of the Choctaw Nation recently journeyed to Mississippi to conduct a repatriation and reburial of an unknown Choctaw ancestor. The Choctaw Nation worked with, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to ensure possession as well as a protected burial for the individual.<br></p> <p>Chief Gary Batton, Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr., Cultural Preservation Executive Director Sue Folsom, Director of the Choctaw Nation Historic Preservation Department and Tribal Archaeologist, Dr. Ian Thompson, Historic Preservation Senior Section 106 Reviewer Lindsey Bilyeu, Historic Preservation Section 106 Reviewer Daniel Ragle, Tribal Chaplain Olin Williams and Nation staff member Sheila Kirven, were present for assistance with the acceptance of remains and burial ceremony.<br></p> <p>Although the identity of the deceased individual is without identification, Thompson explained, “The remains came from an individual who lived in what is now western Mississippi before European contact. He or she did not call themselves Choctaw, but was nonetheless ancestral to today’s Choctaw people, through subsequent mixing of his or her descendants with Choctaw communities. Through this mixing, this person’s genes and culture live on in the Choctaw community today.”<br></p> <p>Kirven stated that while on site, “I couldn’t help but wonder if the remains could even have been one of my ancestors. I often think about my Choctaw ancestors from Mississippi. I wonder about their lives and how the removal affected them. I wonder how they lived; think about their heartaches, about the things that made them happy and even the simple things of life that were taken from them. I always wish that I could know more. As I stood at the grave that day, I couldn’t help but wonder if that could have been one of my people. And then I realized that this person was because the Choctaw people are one family.”<br></p> <p>For additional information about historic preservation, Choctaw repatriation, cultural preservation and the Choctaw Nation, visit <a href="http://www.choctawnation.com">Choctaw Nation</a>. More about the Mississippi Repatriation of a Choctaw Ancestor in the September Biskinik issue.<br></p> <p><!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --></p> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:layout="button_count"></a> <a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a> <a class="addthis_button_pinterest_pinit"></a> <a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a> </div> <script type="text/javascript" src="//s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=xa-51768a9b29d4b994"></script> <p><!-- AddThis Button END --></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:38:44 GMT http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/unknown-choctaw-ancestor-honored-in-burial-ceremony/ http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/unknown-choctaw-ancestor-honored-in-burial-ceremony/ Choctaw Defense responds to changing times <h3>New focus on engineering and civilian contracts helping create and retain jobs</h3> <p><em>By ZACH MAXWELL</em><br> <em>Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma</em><br></p> <p><strong>McALESTER, Okla.</strong> – Choctaw Defense is expanding its capabilities by seeking and fulfilling contracts for engineering, building and remodeling structures.<br> As the U.S. war machine slowly returns home following a decade of action in the Middle East, support service providers such as Choctaw Defense are diversifying their portfolios to include civilian enterprises.<br> “You’ve got to be entrepreneurial,” said Stephen Benefield, President and CEO of Choctaw Defense. “What we’ve got to do as the Choctaw Nation is build more sustainable businesses.”<br></p> <p>There are numerous recent examples of Choctaw Defense moving into civilian contracts and other opportunities. The recently acquired company Architects in Partnerships Enterprises, a Moore-based “design-build” firm adds a commercial design and construction capabilities to the Choctaw Defense portfolio.<br></p> <p>“We’re off to a rip-roaring start,” Benefield says, explaining that the company has already grown to over $4 million under contract currently, with the latest being a new contract with the Federal Aviation Administration to refurbish aircraft hangars at the FAA Center in Oklahoma City.<br> Another job will take Choctaw Defense to an FAA project at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport while yet another has them designing and building a $1 million elder living center in Stigler for the Choctaw Nation.<br> “This is the product of the dedication of a lot of hard-working, smart people,” Benefield said. “All of the profits from Choctaw Defense go right back into the tribe.”<br></p> <p>Choctaw Defense also recently took over the contracts of a Tulsa-based information technology firm, hiring all 35 people from the firm with the expectation of rapidly expanding the “structured cabling” business. One of its first projects is providing all the security, communication, and computer cabling at the Tulsa International Airport ongoing remodeling effort, but the project “has the potential to expand into some very large operations.” Benefield said Choctaw Defense has set its sights on a $300 million contract with the Air Force to provide a variety of maintenance-level services at military installations. The winner of that contract should be announced later this year. Choctaw Defense is a business totally owned by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.<br></p> <p><!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --></p> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:layout="button_count"></a> <a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a> <a class="addthis_button_pinterest_pinit"></a> <a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a> </div> <script type="text/javascript" src="//s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=xa-51768a9b29d4b994"></script> <p><!-- AddThis Button END --></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:22:55 GMT http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/choctaw-defense-responds-to-changing-times/ http://choctawnation.com/news-room/press-room/media-releases/choctaw-defense-responds-to-changing-times/