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Choctaw Nation travels to Ireland to dedicate 'Kindred Spirits' sculpture
Choctaw Nation travels to Ireland to dedicate 'Kindred Spirits' sculpture (June 19, 2017)

Leaders and citizens of the Choctaw Nation helped unveil a sculpture that recognizes the tribe's historic connections to the Irish people.


Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress
Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress (December 13, 2016)

Tribes have been having trouble getting water settlements through Congress but those hurdles posed no problems for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation.


Oklahoma tribes herald 'momentous achievement' on water rights
Oklahoma tribes herald 'momentous achievement' on water rights (August 12, 2016)

The Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation will play a role in determining how water is allocated in their treaty territory.


Choctaw Nation to break ground on new headquarters in March
Choctaw Nation to break ground on new headquarters in March (February 3, 2016)

The 500,000 square-foot building in Durant, Oklahoma, will consolidate programs and services that are currently housed at about 30 different locations.


Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation celebrate trust settlement
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation celebrate trust settlement (October 8, 2015)

The two Oklahoma tribes will receive a total of $186 million to settle trust mismanagement claims against the federal government.


Secretary Jewell heads to Oklahoma for tribal trust settlement
Secretary Jewell heads to Oklahoma for tribal trust settlement (October 5, 2015)

The Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation agreed to accept $186 million to settle a trust mismanagement lawsuit they filed in 2005.


Oklahoma tribes settle trust mismanagement lawsuit for $186M
Oklahoma tribes settle trust mismanagement lawsuit for $186M (September 28, 2015)

The Choctaw Nation will receive $139.5 million and the Chickasaw Nation will receive $46.5 million to resolve a lawsuit filed in 2005.


Choctaw Nation excited for visit from President Barack Obama
Choctaw Nation excited for visit from President Barack Obama (July 15, 2015)

President Barack Obama will meet with Chief Gary Batton, sit down with Native youth and speak to tribal members.


President Barack Obama to make another trip to Indian Country
President Barack Obama to make another trip to Indian Country (July 13, 2015)

Chief Gary Batton, the newly-elected leader of the Choctaw Nation, said he will be honored to welcome the president to tribal territory in Oklahoma.


Interview: Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton on health care
Interview: Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton on health care (June 22, 2015)

The Durant Democrat shares the final segment of an interview with the leader of the third-largest tribe in the United States.


Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares struggles
Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares struggles (June 16, 2015)

The Durant Democrat interviews Chief Gary Batton, who is rounding out his first term as leader of the Choctaw Nation and is running for election in July.


Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares philosophy
Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares philosophy (June 8, 2015)

The Durant Democrat interviews Chief Gary Batton, who is rounding out his first term as leader of the Choctaw Nation and is running for election in July.


Choctaw Nation leader hopes to travel to Ireland for monument
Choctaw Nation leader hopes to travel to Ireland for monument (March 25, 2015)

Chief Gary Batton said the tribe sent its money overseas despite suffering a tragedy at home.


ICT interview with Gary Batton, new leader of Choctaw Nation
ICT interview with Gary Batton, new leader of Choctaw Nation (May 22, 2014)

Gary Batton discusses his goals and priorities as tribe's new chief.


Choctaw Nation swears in first new chief in nearly two decades
Choctaw Nation swears in first new chief in nearly two decades (April 29, 2014)

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has a new leader.