“The Chickasaw Nation is stronger than ever and our nation’s future is brighter than ever.”
Gov. Bill Anoatubby emphasized those words to an enthusiastic gathering during his State of the Nation address Oct. 3 in Tishomingo. Addressing a packed Fletcher Auditorium and adjacent overflow tent, Gov. Anoatubby added “the financial position of the tribe is strong and getting stronger.”
Kennedy Brown, seated, and Pauline Brown, second from right, were recently honored for their more than two decades of service to the Chickasaw Historical Society board.
Governor Bill Anoatubby told the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations were ready to “turn the page and move on” after receiving a $186 million settlement earlier this year. Gov. Anoatubby made the remarks at the Oct. 9 quarterly meeting.
Three young Chickasaw ladies were crowned Chickasaw Royalty during the 2015-2016 Chickasaw Nation Princess Pageant. The annual pageant was Sept. 28 at the Ada High School Cougar Activity Center.