About The Chickasaw Nation
The seat of the Chickasaw Nation tribal government is located in Ada, Oklahoma, and is under the leadership of Bill Anoatubby, who has served as the Governor of the Chickasaw Nation since 1987. With nearly 63,000 citizens, the Chickasaw Nation is the 12th largest federally-recognized Indian tribe in the United States. A democratic republic with executive, legislative and judicial departments, the tribe's jurisdictional boundaries includes all or part of 13 counties in south-central Oklahoma. The Chickasaw Nation operates more than 100 diversified businesses and invests much of its revenue to fund more than 200 programs and services. These programs cover education, health care, youth, aging, housing and more which directly benefit Chickasaw families, Oklahomans and their communities.
Our fundamental mission is to make Chickasaw lives better. Our vision for the future is to help Chickasaws achieve success in their lives, and empower Chickasaws to be part of the powerful bond that unites us. We want all Chickasaws to understand the unique and compelling history of our tribal culture.
We are unique. Our Chickasaw culture is built on a history of supporting each other and overcoming great challenges. Our vision is for all Chickasaws to understand, to “feel” that bond, in a very real and complete way.
- Bill Anoatubby, Governor, Chickasaw Nation