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For the Chickasaw Nation, growth expected to continue

BY ANDREW KNITTLE Modified: April 29, 2012 at 1:17 am •  Published: April 29, 2012
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/articleid/3668809/1/pictures/1701627">Photo - Construction at the Indian Cultural Center, which has been delayed recently due to a lack of funding, is set to resume soon. The center is being built near Interstate 40 and Eastern. Read more about the center on Page 14B. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman Archives
Construction at the Indian Cultural Center, which has been delayed recently due to a lack of funding, is set to resume soon. The center is being built near Interstate 40 and Eastern. Read more about the center on Page 14B. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman Archives

“Elders are very important to the Chickasaw Nation,” he said. “So, we are very happy to report that we will open our 12th senior nutrition site this year.”

Priorities

In the future, Anoatubby said, education and economic development will continue to be important issues. The water situation in southern Oklahoma also will continue to be a high priority.

“Water is an issue which will have a long-term impact on all Oklahomans,” he said. “Because tribes have long-standing water rights, we believe it is vital that tribal leaders and state leaders work together to develop a mutually agreeable plan for the sustainable management of the water resources.”


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