May 15, 2023

Chickasaw Nation News

In this episode of CNTV News, Brad Clonch and Quin Tran continue Mental Health Awareness Month by meeting with Chickasaw psychologist Dr. Misty Boyd. Dr. Boyd shares helpful tips for supporting children's mental wellbeing and discusses the importance of psychological flexibility. Learn how the mental wellbeing of one person in a family affects the whole and how parents can help their children grow in mental wellness for a lifetime. For more mental health resources, go to

Induction into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon citizens of the tribe. Next in the episode, hear what makes each of this year's 5 inductees, Linda Briggs, Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham, Carolyn Sue Fish, Carl Edwards, and Benjamin Horace Colbert, inspirations for future generations of Chickasaws.

The 10th Annual Artesian Arts Festival was a success! The event, one of the largest in the region, hosted over 100 artists who shared their paintings, beadwork, jewelry, and more with visitors.

To close the episode, meet Chickasaw high school senior Katie Johnson. Hear how her record-breaking basketball career has brought her family closer together and learn about Katie's goals for her future.