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Episodes

Hailey Nutt

S14 • E5
Chickasaw citizen Hailey Nutt is co-owner and co-founder of Tribal, a small cold-pressed juice business.

Ezekiel Walker

S14 • E2
Ezekiel Walker is a Chickasaw citizen and a television producer in Los Angeles.

Brad Scott

S10 • E4
Chickasaw businessman Brad Scott learned the principles of hard work and only cultivating what you need from the land.

Steffani Cochran

S10 • E6
Chickasaw Steffani Cochran describes the importance of her role as a public servant and advocate for Native Americans.

Dawn Welch

S7 • E4
Dawn Welch, Chickasaw and Owner of the Rock Cafe, describes the cafe's historical importance.

Harris Penner

S9 • E2
Harris Penner, Owner of Penner Ranch, is the great-great grandson of Cyrus Harris, the first governor of the Chickasaw Nation.

William Paul

S2 • E3
William Paul explains the Chickasaw court system — with special emphasis on the Peacemaking Court.

Dr. Traci Morris

S9 • E5
Traci Morris is a Chickasaw teacher, scholar and business owner.

Chris Anoatubby

S8 • E4
Chris Anoatubby is the Under Secretary of Tribal and Commercial Health.

Linda English Weeks

S2 • E1
Linda English Weeks argues the importance of early education to reducing the brain drain in Oklahoma, as well as to our economic well-being.

Jay Keel

S2 • E4
Jay Keel encourages the youth of the Nation to interact with the growing number of Chickasaw role models.

Jud Little

S9 • E3
Chickasaw Jud Little is the CEO and owner of Quintin Little Oil Company and owner of the Jud Little Ranch.

Carl Edwards

S12 • E5
Carl Edwards credits his grandfather, an Amarillo cattleman, for his business acumen today.

Chad Burris

S9 • E4
Chickasaw Chad Burris is an attorney and film producer.

Eric Henson

S3 • E4
Eric Henson explains how sustained economic growth contributes not just to the Chickasaw Nation, but also to surrounding areas.

Valorie Walters

S13 • E3
Valorie Walters says it's an amazing feeling to know the Cultural Center is a home for the Chickasaw people and for the Nation's history.

Videos

January 1, 2013 – Jud Little

3m
Jud Little runs a world-class quarter horse breeding and barrel race facility near Ardmore.

Harris Penner: Chickasaw Progress

1m
Harris Penner is the owner of Penner Black Angus Ranch.

Tribal Economic Development

1m 30s
Eric Henson details the ways these factors may have contributed to the sustained economic success that the tribe has enjoyed.

Family History of Two Loves

3m 30s
Love's Travel Stops CEO Tom Love is the descendant of two different and unrelated Love families.

Chickasaw Nation as Corporate Citizen of Oklahoma

2m 30s
William Paul believes the Chickasaw Nation is one of the best corporate citizens of Oklahoma.

The Strong Identity of Chickasaw Nation

3m
The leadership of the Chickasaw Nation has been able to retain its history, traditions and language.

Chickasaw Nation as Role Model

3m
William Paul discusses the conflict in the tribe pre-statehood.

Economic Contributions of Chickasaws

2m 30s
It has only been in the past few decades that the economic contributions of the tribe have really been recognized.

Family History in Paul's Valley

3m
"He was the first to make this valley yield of its wealth" is the inscription on William Paul's great-great- grandfather's tombstone.

Impact of Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma

3m 30s
When a community takes care of its own, it relieves some of the burden from federal and state governments.

Future of Chickasaw Nation

2m
The Chickasaws are part of Oklahoma ... and Oklahoma may be on the threshold of its best times.

Importance of Chickasaw Nation Programs

1m 30s
The Chickasaw Nation has become a major player in Oklahoma with respects to economic growth and job creation.

Linda English: "Keeping Our Students Here"

1m 30s
Linda English describes the various things that Oklahoma is doing to not only better educate our children, but to keep them in the state.

Linda English Weeks: A Love of the Law

1m
Linda English Weeks details the path that took her back to law school and helped her secure a role in government.

Linda English: "What Oklahoma Has to Offer"

2m
If you only visit Oklahoma's major metropolitan areas, you're missing out on many of the state's charming small towns and natural treasures.

Linda English: "Giving Back"

1m
The Chickasaw Nation, and Oklahoma in general, provide excellent opportunities for students to further their educations.

Linda English: "State Question 712"

1m 30s
State Question 712 enacts the State-Tribal Gaming Act. The Act contains a Model Tribal Gaming Compact.

Linda English: "Oklahoma Sells Itself"

1m 30s
Linda English details some of the things that government leaders are doing to convince businesses to give Oklahoma a chance.

A Family Business

2m
Since 1964, Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores has been a family-owned company.

Eric Henson: Indian Culture an Economic Force

1m
Eric Henson explains why Indian culture is more than just rug weaving and silversmithing.
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Profiles

Valorie Walters

Dedicated to sharing the rich history and culture of the Chickasaw people with all
Meet Valorie Walters, Executive Director at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Ada, Oklahoma.

Carl Edwards

An accomplished businessman and devoted philanthropist
As a kid, Carl Edwards spent the summers with his grandfather in Texas, learning invaluable life skills from a genuine Amarillo cattleman.

Jud Little

Passing down a legacy of love for horses and the rodeo sports
Born with a love of horses, Chickasaw citizen Jud Little has been cultivating that passion his entire life.

Hailey Nutt

Using Ingredients from the Earth to Forge a Small Business
Chickasaw citizen Hailey Nutt has turned her passion for fresh produce and community involvement into a profitable business, Tribal Juice.

Dr. Traci Morris

A dedication to utilizing new in technology that contribute to the progress of Native Americans
Dr. Morris is a business owner, teacher, scholar and proud member of the Chickasaw Nation.

William G. Paul

Leading Chickasaw legal mind and devoted philanthropist
Honored by some of the most prominent people in the world, William Paul has a history rich in law and justice.

Chad Burris

Changing the perception of Native Americans through film and cinema
Chad Burris is an attorney, entrepreneur, film producer and proud member of the Chickasaw Nation.

Steffani Cochran

The embodiment of what it means to be a dynamic Chickasaw woman
From Oklahoma to Washington D.C., Steffani Cochran embodies what it means to be a powerful Chickasaw woman.

Linda English Weeks

A proud understanding of what the Chickasaw people have to offer
Linda is a former administrator of the Oklahoma governor's mansion and is a strong advocate for all the wonderful things her state has to offer.

Harris Penner

Owner of the oldest business continually owned and operated by one family in Oklahoma
Penner is the great-great-grandson of the first Chickasaw Nation Governor, Cyrus Harris, and is also owner of Penner Angus Ranch in Oklahoma.

Brian Campbell

A corporate professional focused on the economic success of the Chickasaw Nation
Brian Campbell has a great deal of familiarity with both major corporate and management experience.

Eric Henson

He has committed his research to American Indian economic issues and development
Henson is an economic and financial analyst in oil and gas valuation with a strong interest in Native American economic development.

Tom Love

Successful Chickasaw businessman with deep tribal roots
Love is the founder and CEO of the family-owned company Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores.

Brad Scott

A proud military veteran with a distinguished entrepreneurial spirit
Chickasaw citizen Brad Scott’s perseverant spirit goes deep down to his core.

Ezekiel Walker

Life's work to tell genuine stories of his people
Ezekiel Walker now resides in Los Angeles and has worked as a television producer.

Dawn Welch

Her Chickasaw heritage and family guidance taught her to dream big and work hard
As a native Oklahoman who quickly spread her wings after graduating high school, Dawn eventually found her way home and has never looked back.

Chris Anoatubby

A dedication to the health and wellbeing of the Chickasaw people
Chris Anoatubby, the oldest son of Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby, serves as Chief Medical Solutions Officer for the Chickasaw Nation.

Jay Keel

A deep commitment to the youth and families of the Chickasaw Nation
Jay Keel is the Secretary of Family Services for the Chickasaw Nation.