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Episodes

Beaulah Shavney

S5 • E3
Beaulah Shavney describes her experiences as an original member of the Women's Army Auxiliary during World War II.

Thelma Chincie Ross

S8 • E2
Chickasaw elder Thelma Chincie Ross was a World War II Code Talker Administrator.

Jerry Brown

S13 • E6
Graduating from Oklahoma A&M in 1943 with a degree in education, Chickasaw Jerry Brown was soon recruited into the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.

Videos

Senior Artist Workshop

2m 30s
Chickasaw elders can express themselves and make new friends through the Senior Artist Workshop program.

Chickasaw Senior Golf Academy

1m 30s
The Chickasaw Senior Golf Academy encourages citizens age 55 and older to hit the links and practice their skills at the WinStar Golf Course.

Jerry Brown: Evolving Roles for Women

1m
At 95 years old, Chickasaw citizen Jerry Brown isn't slowing down.

Chickasaw Nation Transportation Services

2m
The Chickasaw Nation’s Transportation Services program assists citizens who need help getting to various appointments.

About Elders Services

3m
The Chickasaw Nation’s elders programs play a critical role in improving the quality of life for some of the Nation’s most treasured citizens.

December 1, 2011 – Jerry Brown, World War II Veteran

5m 30s
Jeraldine "Jerry" Brown was recruited into the United States Army following her college graduation in 1943.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Wisdom Walkers

1m
The premise of Wisdom Walkers is simple: to increase physical activity among seniors at the centers.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Assisted Living Benefit Program

1m
Services are available to allow elders to live independently as long as possible in an assisted living center.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Centers Provide More Than Meals

1m 30s
Friendship and activity await American Indian elders through the Division on Aging.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Burial Assistance Supplemental Program

30s
If private funeral and burial benefits do not cover all costs, additional tribal benefits may be available.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Elder Veterans' Trip to Washington, D.C.

2m
Their journey of service to our country comes full circle as our American heroes are recognized with a trip to the Nation's capital.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Home Maintenance

1m
Home should be a place of warmth and safety for elders, so assistance for minor repairs and winter firewood is available.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Caregiver Assistance Program

30s
At some point in your life, this program will probably apply to you.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Honoring Chickasaw Veterans

1m
Service and sacrifice for our country are recognized for our Chickasaw elder veterans.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Senior Nutrition Program

30s
Karen Cook describes how the senior nutrition program enhances the quality of life for all American Indians who qualify for the service.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Activities at Centers

30s
The senior centers have something for everyone — food, friendship and family.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Veterans' Jackets

30s
A special tribute for Chickasaw veterans is available through the Division on Aging.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Annual Elders Conference

30s
Karen Cook describes how the Annual Chickasaw Elders Conference began.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Wii Bowling Tournaments

1m
Seniors master new technology and have a ball with this video game.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Chore Services

30s
The Division on Aging created a program to offer that extra assistance for chores the elder is not able to manage on his or her own.
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Profiles

Jerry Brown

A patriotic World War II veteran with deep Chickasaw roots
95-year-old Jeraldine "Jerry" Brown says it was her Chickasaw family members who taught her how to love life.

Bill Scott

His selfless sacrifice is a reflection of the unconquered and unconquerable Chickasaw warrior spirit
Born in 1933, Bill Scott is a proud Korean War veteran and member of the Chickasaw Nation.

Margaret Roach Wheeler

Award winning artistry using modern technology to help her with an ancient pastime
As an award-winning weaver, Margaret Wheeler balances fashion with art and her weavings have been features in museums across the United States.

Thelma "Chincie" Ross

Military veteran devoted to furthering the progress of the Native American people
Ross dedicated much of her life to tribal involvement and furthering the progress of the Native American people.

Nathaniel Thomas

A Navy Veteran Following God's Path
After WWII, Chickasaw citizen Nathaniel Thomas answered God's call and became a minister.

Daniel Worcester

Combining the ancient craft of metalworking with creative self-expression
Renowned Chickasaw bladesmith whose family heritage inspired him to become a part of the Native American art community.

Beaulah Shavney

A brave military veteran, treasured elder and proud Chickasaw citizen
Shavney was a proud Chickasaw woman and an original member of the Women’s Army Auxiliary during World War II.

Brenda Kingery

Award-winning contemporary artist dedicated to women in the indigenous arts
Brenda Kingery is a professional artist who uses the experiences she has had to influence the subject matter for her visual stories.