The Chickasaw Nation provides seminars and workshops to delve into the study of American Indian history, languages, philosophy, government and literature—offering Chickasaws a deeper understanding of their rich heritage.

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Chickasaw Arts Academy

Laura Stewart, Executive Officer of the Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts and Humanities
The Chickasaw Nation founded the Summer Arts Academy in 2005 to help students of all ages discover and nurture their passion for the arts.

Launch Of The Clemente Courses

Lisa Billy
Lisa Billy reflects on the enriching experience it was to have taken this course, available at East Central University and Murray State College.

Creative Writing: Competitions, Workshops

Lona Barrick
Lona Barrick describes the creative writing competitions and writing workshops that are offered by the Chickasaw Nation.

Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy

Lona Barrick
Lona Barrick talks about the programs offered at the Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy.

Jerod Tate: Chickasaw Arts Academy

Meet Our People – The Enduring Spirit of the Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw composer Jerod Tate provides a brief history on how the Chickasaw Arts Academy became the successful program it is today.

August 1, 2012 - CSAA

Chickasaw Nation News
Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy is a two week camp held at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.

August 1, 2011 – Chickasaw Arts Academy

Chickasaw Nation News
The Chickasaw Arts Academy is an intense two-week program for gifted Chickasaw artists and musicians, age 8 to 19.

August 15, 2013 – Summer Arts Academy

Chickasaw Nation News
The Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy marks its ninth year. Developing artists spend two weeks learning and refining their skills.