The Choctaw Nation awarded the city of Atoka $30,850, city of Stringtown $12,500 and Atoka County $20,800 from the Choctaw Community Partner Fund 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 $255,050 to the cities of Atoka and Stringtown and Atoka County.
From the Choctaw Community Partner Fund, the city of Atoka has been able to fund a water/sewer project. The city of Stringtown has been able to purchase gravel to make necessary street repairs and purchase a road grader, along with other equipment to help maintain the city. Atoka County has banked its funds for a future project they feel will best suit the needs of all community members.
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.