Governor's Monthly Message

July Message

On Independence Day, we celebrate being American and Chickasaw

Our American Declaration of Independence this month celebrates its 244th anniversary.

Adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, the Declaration marks...


June Message

Planned reopening underway with safety, health our top priorities

On May 27, we began a phased reopening of a number of our commercial facilities, including our casinos and gaming centers.

We have embarked on this “phase one” process in a...


May Message

Your government has adjusted to the rapidly changing environment

The main responsibility of our Chickasaw Nation government, now and in the future, is service to the Chickasaw people. Those of us who serve you in your government are working hard to continue...


April Message

We are united in our efforts to keep Chickasaws, others healthy

We are all keenly aware the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is highly contagious and dangerous. We have received specific warnings and directions from the National Institutes of Health and the...


March Message

Seeley Chapel gathering marked renewed Chickasaw dynamism

It was October 26, 1963 when Chickasaws gathered at Seeley Chapel, near Connerville, Okla. to witness Overton James’ oath of office as the appointed Governor of the Chickasaw Nation. It...


February Message

We had an idea for growth. It turned out to be a very good idea!

American writer and humorist Mark Twain once wrote, “A person with a new idea is a crank…until that idea succeeds!” At the Chickasaw Nation, we had a good idea many years ago,...


January Message

We are historic builders, of quality structures and quality lives

The beginning of the new year offers us time to reflect on the past, and make plans for a bright future for ourselves and our families. The beginning of this new decade also allows us time to...