Pacific Northwest Chickasaw Community Council
Pacific NWCCC Announcements and Tribal News
Pacific Northwest Community Council.
Kicked off with traditional Native American flute music and a Chickasaw prayer, our 3rd annual summer BBQ was filled with good food, family and friends. Winner of our raffled 'Pendleton Blanket' was Bobby Benton and Teresa Crane, who quite fittingly traveled from Pendleton to be with us.
Other noteworthy news is the celebration of one of our elders, Janice Tune, and her beautiful commemorative Chickasaw Nation pin sent to her from Ada. It’s always great when we’re able to capture the Chickasaw pride reflected in our tribal elders.
The picnic, held at Clackamette Park in Oregon City, gave us a great opportunity to take our largest group photo to date! We all enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather and relished in visiting with our extended Chickasaw family.
Our fall meeting will be November 17 2012 at 1:00 pm - Marshall Center, Vancouver WA. Joining us will be Stanley Speaks, Regional Director for the Northwest Regional office of Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in Portland, OR. He is also a recent inductee into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame.
For council information, contact Rena: 503-543-7401 or Kim: 503-819-3097.
For Chickasaw Citizens At-Large
Chickasaw citizens living outside the tribal boundaries and you would like more information on Division of Health programs and services available to you. Call Amy Wampler, Services At Large case manager, at 800-851-0136 ext. 61097.
2012 Programs and Services and Services at-Large Directories
The 2012 Chickasaw Nation programs and services directories contain information about all tribal programs and services. Inside the directory, you will find programs descriptions and requirements, contact information, office locations and hours of operation.
Don't miss out on the opportunities available to you and your family. Reserve your copy by calling 1-(580)-310-7903 or by visiting www.chickasaw.net/servicedirectory.
Get to Know Your Benefits
Many citizens are not aware of the benefits available to them; Many learn simply by word of mouth through family members.But the BEST way is to have the Chickasaw Nation's Services at Large benefits handbook.
The Nation publishes a new updated version every year, complete with contact information for each program. Plus, they are FREE!
Topics covered are:
And MUCH more!
Additionally, there are Native American health clinics & reserverations here in the Pacific Northwest where you can receive free health & dental care, free/low cost presecriptions and other benefits. Contact NAYA at http://www.nayapdx.org/ or NARA at http://www.naranorthwest.org/ for information for local information and services.
By having your Services at Large handbook you're prepared to take advantage of the many benefits our nation generously provides. Our local council members are knowledgeable about what's offered, but you're best course of action is to go to the nation's website link below & get yours now!
Web Site just for Chickasaw Kids!
History, Culture, Biographies, Recipes, Language, Interactive Games & Activities, Downloads and much more!
Indian Health care web site launched.
A new Indian health care site has recently been launched by the American indian health User Group. The site is
Eric Ward's Picture's of the Chickasaw Cultural Center, Sulfur, Oklahoma