September 15, 2023

Chickasaw Nation News

To begin this episode of CNTV News, head to Checotah, Oklahoma, with Brad Clonch and Quin Tran to explore Rolland Ranch. See how Chad and Brynlee Rolland, with the help of their two sons, provide high-quality beef to the Chickasaw Nation's food distribution program while staying connected to their Chickasaw heritage. For more information on Rolland Ranch, call (918) 348-0944 and to learn more about the Chickasaw Nation's food distribution program, head to

Next, watch as the Chickasaw Nation breaks ground for the renovation and expansion of the tribe's preschool. Hear Governor Anoatubby discuss the importance of the facility's services, which include school preparation for children ages 3 to 5 through social and emotional development, cultural instruction and more. Also, watch Governor Anoatubby explain how the Chickasaw Listening Conference, which welcomed tribal citizens from around the country, helps the Chickasaw Nation better connect with and serve its citizens.

This year's Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival is set for September 29-October 7 with activities taking place in Ada, Tishomingo and Sulphur. One of the annual festival's featured events is the Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM). To close the episode, hear from last year's SEASAM regalia division winner, Rena Smith, as she shows her award-winning work, shares her artistic process and explains how she gives back to the tribe from across the country. For all the latest information about this year’s festival, including events, locations and more, head to