March 30, 2008

Sovereign Nation of the Year

Chickasaw Nation selected Sovereign Nation of the Year by Native Writers GroupA Native writers and storytellers group lauded the Chickasaw Nation as Sovereign Nation of the Year during the group's national conference in March.

Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers honored the Chickasaw Nation for implementing tribal programs that reflect the group's mission: to ensure the voices of Native writers and storytellers, past, present and future, are heard throughout the world.

"We are overwhelmed at the steps the Chickasaw Nation has taken to ensure Native voices are heard," Kimberly Roppolo, Wordcraft national director, said.

The group selected the Chickasaw Nation for the prestigious award for creating the Chickasaw Press and employing Linda Hogan as writer-in-residence for the tribe.
Comment:  For more on the Chickasaws' support of the arts, see Chickasaws Subsidize CD.


writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
You know that the Chickasaws rank on the same par as Atlanteans or Lemurians or even the people of Mu, as they exist at the behest of the US Government. Are they real or not? Well, they want to claim Roswell as new Chickasaw trust land, or didn't you get their memo?
All Best
Russ Bates

Rob said...

No, I don't know that, and I didn't get any memo.

Every tribe exists at the behest of the US government, including the Kiowa, so that's not saying much. Tell us why we should accept the Kiowa tribe but not the Chickasaw tribe as real.