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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Chief Gary Batton released the following statement regarding the re-election of Gov. Kevin Stitt.

“Although the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma endorsed Gov. Stitt’s opponent, we remain open to cooperating with the administration for the benefit of all Oklahomans,” Batton said. 

“We hope Governor Stitt’s second term will be marked by an understanding of the economic, cultural and social benefits tribes provide to our state, and that he will agree to work with us on issues affecting all residents. As always, we seek to focus on the things we can agree on, rather than our differences,” Batton said. 

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About the Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 200,000 tribal members and 10,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity. For more information about the Choctaw Nation, its culture, heritage and traditions, please go to http://www.choctawnation.com.

Pictured: The Great Seal of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.