Youth

They are young. They are proud. Their talent and character far surpasses their years. Meet the inspiring youth of the Chickasaw Nation.

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Addison & Abbey Kliewer

Chickasaw sisters and accomplished American quarter horse riders
Sisters Addison and Abbey Kliewer have had a passion for showing American quarter horses since their earliest years growing up in Cordell, Oklahoma.

Canoe-Kayak Team

A one-of-a-kind, Olympic-style canoe and kayak program for young Chickasaws
The Chickasaw RIVERSPORT Canoe/Kayak program is made up of a group of Chickasaw youth working toward becoming accomplished paddlers.

Ezra Johnson

Veteran of the Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts program
Chickasaw teenager Ezra Johnson counts himself lucky to have discovered the Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts Program when he was 12 years old.

Joshua Tingle

Challenging his skills and imagination to think beyond the possible
Joshua Tingle is an intelligent and talented individual. He’s a young Chickasaw, but is pushing the limits any way he can imagine.

Kaylea Arnett

The most decorated diver in ACC collegiate history
Kaylea Arnett is a Chickasaw citizen and All-American diver.

Kobi Crossley

Fearless, fighting through adversity and leading by example
Chickasaw citizen Kobi Crossley first picked up a softball at the age of four and has never looked back.

Louden Johnson

A star football player and high school scholar
Louden Johnson is an accomplished Chickasaw student and athlete at Wayne High School in Oklahoma and is the nephew of Oklahoma State Rep. Lisa Billy.

Nevaeh Smith & Jariah Eyachabbe

The youngest stars of the Rosetta Stone Chickasaw language series
Fourteen-year-old Nevaeh & thirteen-year-old Jariah are two young Chickasaw citizens acting in the Rosetta Stone Chickasaw language lesson videos.

Ryanne Jordan

A passion for fashion and textile design
Ryanne Jordan has been cultivating her love of the arts since she began dancing at age 3, but her appreciation for fashion design came later.

Shay Buchanan

A strong Chickasaw spirit of strength and determination
Chickasaw citizen Shay Buchanan was the Oklahoma State Olympian of the Year at the 2007 Special Olympics state competition.

Zach Garcia

Attributes his strong work ethic and determination to his Chickasaw heritage
Zach is an award-winning musician, a honor student, and has been a part of the Chickasaw Nation’s Chikasha Apihchi Ikbia youth leadership program.