The Choctaw Nation awarded the city of Durant $59,300 and Bryan County $6,800 from the Choctaw Community Partner Fund continuing to continue to help strengthen and develop the local area. This is the fifth voluntary contribution from the Choctaw Nation, for a combined total of $325,200 to the city of Durant and Bryan County.
From the Choctaw Community Partner Fund last year, funds from the city of Durant were used to make necessary improvements to University Boulevard and Radio Road. Bryan Counties Funds have been marked to purchase and install a county-wide emergency alert system.
About the Choctaw Nation
The Choctaw Nation is the third largest Indian Nation in the United States, with close to 200,000 tribal members. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, the historic boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma. The vision of the Choctaw Nation is "To achieve healthy, successful, productive, and self-sufficient lifestyles for a proud nation of Choctaws." Tribal business success over the past few years has enabled the Choctaw Nation to begin to achieve this vision, as well as to assist the communities that are in the Choctaw Nation. Faith, Family and Culture are important values to Choctaw people. For more information about the Choctaw Nation, its culture, heritage and traditions, please go to www.choctawnation.com.