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Filed Under: Health | National
Interview: Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton on health care (06/22)
The Durant Democrat shares the final segment of an interview with the leader of the third-largest tribe in the United States.

Filed Under: National
Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares struggles (06/16)
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.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares philosophy (06/08)
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.

Filed Under: National
Pine Ridge Reservation among latest named as 'Promise Zone' (04/28)
The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation will serve as the lead agency to help address poverty, unemployment and economic conditions.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Choctaw Nation citizens slam Vanilla Ice's shaky ancestry claim (04/27)
The actor and rapper is defending his participation in The Ridiculous Six by bringing up his alleged Indian heritage.

Filed Under: National | World
Choctaw Nation leader hopes to travel to Ireland for monument (03/25)
Chief Gary Batton said the tribe sent its money overseas despite suffering a tragedy at home.

Filed Under: Opinion
Winona LaDuke: A far away Irish tribute to the Choctaw Nation (03/19)
Let us recognize the fine relationship between Native people of the Americas and the Irish.

Filed Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: Don't honor Andrew Jackson's genocidal legacy (03/16)
Andrew Jackson was a racist devil incarnate — an early-day American Hitler whose deadly legacy for American Indians remains extant to this very day.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | World
Ireland town builds monument to thank Choctaw Nation for aid (03/09)
The tribe donated $170 in 1847 to help the Irish people during a time of great famine.

Filed Under: Law | National
Choctaw Nation issues citizenship to family in child custody case (02/02)
Chief Gary Batton became personally involved in order to prevent the adoption of a newborn.

Filed Under: Law | National
Indian farmers protest foundation with $380M Keepseagle funds (12/04)
Lead plaintiff Marilyn Keepseagle spoke out in court against the proposal.

Filed Under: Education | National
Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and Crow (11/18)
The highest percentages are from counties where Navajo, Crow and Cheyenne are spoken.

Filed Under: National | Technology adds millions of Indian documents to database (11/04)
The documents come from the Oklahoma Historical Society and deal primarily with the Five Civilized Tribes.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Cherokee chief participated in live pigeon shoot for Sen. Inhofe (09/30)
The tribe donated $2,500 for Chief Bill John Baker to attend a hunt where live pigeons where thrown in the air and shot down.

Filed Under: Education | Health
Choctaw Nation starts work on $10M campus with four buildings (09/25)
The complex includes a Head Start, community center, food distribution center and wellness center.

Filed Under: National
Choctaw Nation offers car tag refunds to members under compact (09/04)
Tribal members will be able to register at any tag agency in the state.

Filed Under: Law
Mississippi Choctaw family believes same person behind crimes (08/26)
Jonis Keith Joe was stabbed to death on the reservation sometime on August 15.

Filed Under: Law
Court in California won't let Choctaw girl be placed with relatives (08/19)
The tribe wanted her to placed with blood relatives in Utah.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Puyallup Tribe starts doctor residency program on reservation (08/06)
The tribe is taking advantage of a program in the Affordable Care Act that's due to expire next year.

Filed Under: Law | Recognition
Vancleave Live Oak Choctaw factions unite for recognition push (07/10)
Dispute was preventing the tribe from moving forward with federal recognition petition.

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