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Filed Under: Law
Mississippi Choctaw man killed in police officer-involved incident (08/14)
Jordan Willis, 30, was fatally shot and an officer was stabbed during the incident.

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.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Mississippi Choctaws provide names to red wolf puppies at zoo (05/14)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians held a naming ceremony for eight endangered red wolf puppies.

Filed Under: Health
Mississippi Choctaws on track to open health facility in 2015 (04/16)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians plans to open a new health facility in spring 2015.

Filed Under: Law
Driver sought in death of 3-year-old Mississippi Choctaw girl (12/12)
Authorities are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck Kayzlyn Thomas, a three-year-old member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

Filed Under: Health
Mississippi Choctaws moves quickly for $55M health facility (09/11)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians broke ground on a $55 million health facility on Monday.

Filed Under: Education | Health
MSU News: Mississippi Choctaws push healthy eating for youth (07/30)
A partnership with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians promotes healthy eating for youth.

Filed Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaws report results of council district election (06/19)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians announced the results of its June 11 council election.

Filed Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaws to hold election for six council districts (05/15)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will hold an election on June 11. Tribal members in six districts will elect representatives. Bogue Chitto, Conehatta and Pearl River will elect two...

Filed Under: Environment
USDA Blog: Helping Mississippi Choctaws keep hominy alive (01/30)
"For special meals like those on birthdays and Christmas, members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians include hominy on the menu—but hominy, essentially dried corn kernels, is expensive to...

Filed Under: Environment
USDA Blog: Northwest tribes use Southeast pine for baskets (01/24)
"Members of the Puget Salish Tribe in the Northwest are now using Southeastern longleaf pine needles from Mississippi to build baskets, all because of a connection made between two employees...

Filed Under: Law
Mississippi Choctaws to vote on change in tribal sentencing (01/23)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will vote on three amendments, including one that will allow the tribe to impose longer jail sentences. The tribe currently limits sentences to six...

Filed Under: Business
Mississippi Choctaws welcome new business to the reservation (10/03)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is welcoming another business to the reservation. KemPosits recently relocated to the Choctaw TechParc. The manufacturing company creates bath fixtures. A ribbon cutting will...

Filed Under: Business
Mississippi Choctaws break ground on new retail development (09/26)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians broke ground on a new retail development in the Bogue Chitto community. The 5,200 square-foot Big Creek General Store will house a general store,...

Filed Under: Environment
USDA Blog: Mississippi Band uses $1M grant for water upgrades (07/19)
"Trina N. George, Mississippi State Director for USDA Rural Development and Phyliss Anderson, Chief for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians held a Photo Op on Tuesday, July 17, 2012...

Filed Under: National
Chickasaw Nation to build heritage center at park in Mississippi (05/23)
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma will help develop a heritage center at the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi. The center will include replicas of historical Chickasaw living quarters and interpretive...

Filed Under: Law
Three plead guilty for racially motivated crime in Mississippi (03/23)
Three young men pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes charges in connection with the death of an African-American man in Mississippi. Deryl Dedmon, 19; John A. Rice, 18; and Dylan...

Filed Under: Politics
Rick Santorum racks up two more Republican primary wins (03/14)
Former U.S. senator Rick Santorum won Republican primaries in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday. Santorum narrowly defeated Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, and former House speaker Newt Gingrich....

Filed Under: Education
University of Southern Mississippi offers Indian student dorm (02/16)
The University of Southern Mississippi will be offering a new housing option for Indian students. The school will designate areas in two dorms for Indian students. Mentors will be assigned...

Filed Under: National
Mississippi Choctaws receive $2.5M in transportation grants (02/07)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has received more than $2.5 million in transportation grants. The tribe received $2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, plus another $192,000...

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