April 1, 2024

Chickasaw Nation News

Join Brad and Quin in this episode of CNTV News on a journey back to the 1800s. In preparation for the annual Rendezvous at Fort Washita, the hosts meet with Fort Washita site manager Jimmy Argo to learn about the historic site's fascinating history. As a pre-Civil War military post, the site offers an abundance of stories and a glimpse back in time. "Every foot of this place has a history ... I would hope that if you come out, it pulls you back to your ancestors," Jimmy says. Rendezvous at Fort Washita takes place April 3-7 and will feature trappers, traders, mountain men demonstrators, Chickasaw Stomp Dancers and much more! For any event questions, call (580) 924-6502 or head to chickasaw.net.

Chickasaw athlete Reese Lawson is once again an Oregon wrestling state champion. After successfully defending her title, the high school senior has earned a scholarship to attend Southern Oregon University, where she intends to continue wrestling while studying business and Spanish.

Award-winning contemporary artist Brent Greenwood is the recipient of this year's Red Earth Festival Honored One award. The Chickasaw master visual artist is known for his dynamic works filled with color and his contributions as an arts educator. Stay tuned for an upcoming episode where Brad and Quin will hear about what inspires him to create and his passion for bringing the arts to public spaces.

To close the episode, get ready for the 11th annual Artesian Arts Festival! This highly anticipated event is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 in downtown Sulphur and highlights Chickasaw and First American artists from around the country. The festival will feature family-friendly activities, food and musical entertainment and entry is free of charge! For more information, head to ArtesianArtsFestival.com.