Our commitment to assisting and serving people of our Choctaw Nation to achieve their dreams begins as soon as life begins. As Choctaws, each of us know the honor and responsibility of making sure that our voices and impact are stronger on the world around us with each passing generation – and education of our members is the critical step. The better our education, the better the ability of our people achieve any goal, and attainment of goals leads to stronger families, a stronger community, and a brighter future for our Nation.
On April 28, 2014, Chief Gary Batton was sworn in Chief of the Choctaw Nation, swearing to devote his “best efforts toward the preservation of the heritage and tradition of the Choctaw Nation in order that all mankind may better understand, evaluate, and appreciate the history of its glorious past and enjoy its brilliant future.”
Stickball, also known as Ishtaaboli (“Little Brother of War”), is the Choctaw Nation’s National Sport. The game is more about the heart and soul of our people rather than just a game. Coaching and competition fosters leadership, skill development, and team building that will strengthen deeper ties to our culture and communities.