Halito! Thank you for visiting the official homepage of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. On behalf of the Choctaw people, as the Tribal Chief, I would like to welcome you as you begin to explore our rich and vibrant culture and the many life-ways that identify us as Choctaw. Whether you are an old friend of ours or a new acquaintance whom we are just now having an opportunity to meet, we welcome you.

I am humbled and deeply honored to serve as the fourth Tribal Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians since our tribe received Federal recognition in 1945. A significant first at Choctaw, Mississippi, is the fact that I am the first female Tribal Chief to be duly elected by the Choctaw people in the Tribe's history. I was sworn into Office in October 2011, and am truly excited to have this opportunity to serve during the coming four years. We are experiencing a refreshing new day, a new beginning at Choctaw that is radiant with hope, promise, encouragement, inclusiveness, and most importantly, Choctaw Unity, which is a very positive source of our strength as Choctaw people.

As one of the United States' original first nations, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is the only Federally-recognized American Indian tribe living within the State of Mississippi. We are 10,000 members strong. Our Choctaw lands cover over 35,000 acres in ten different counties in Mississippi. Providing permanent, full-time jobs for over 5,000 Tribal-member and non-Indian employees, the Tribe is a major contributor to the state's economy. This official website will provide you with further content, detailed information about who we are and about the work in which we are involved.

Again, on behalf of the Tribe, I thank you for your interest in learning more about the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. We welcome you to visit our community and witness our vibrant culture and the many facets of our day-to-day work on the Choctaw Indian Reservation.

Yakoki!

Chief Phyliss J. Anderson
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians


2nd Annual All-Star Stickball Games


The 2nd Annual All-Star Stickball Games event begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at CCHS Warriors Stadium.
Click here for team rosters.

Weaving Healthy Families Project


Weaving Healthy Families Project is a study conducted by Catherine Burnette, an Assistant Professor at Tulane University, and aims to promote healthy family life. If you might be interested in helping tribal families, please contact Catherine Burnette at cburnet3@tulane.edu or 504-862-3495.

Biggest Loser 2


The Biggest Loser 2 Challenge is going on now! Click here to find out how to join!

Choctaw Fire Department
First Responders in Louisville, MS


The Weather Channel has photos of Choctaw Fire Department helping as First Responders in Louisville, MS immediately after yesterday's Tornado damage. Choctaw Fire Department responded in coordination and as part of MS STAR Team Region 2.

New Greenhouse at the
Occupational Training Center


Thursday, March 20th, 2014, Chief Anderson attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new greenhouse at the Occupational Training Center. Students at OTC will be growing plants and flowers that will be available for sale to the public. Students will also grow vegetable plants that can be later transplanted by Choctaw Fresh Produce into high tunnel farms for the Community Supported Agriculture Program.

WeTip: Report Crime Anonymously


Call or Click Here if you have information about Theft, Child Abuse, Vandalism, Illegal Drugs, Bullying, Assault, Or Any Other Illegal Activity 855-4-THE-REZ

New Choctaw Regional Maintenance Facility Building


January 24, 2014, the Choctaw Regional Maintenance Facility Building officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new building is a 13,960 square foot comprehensive maintenance center located in Choctaw Tech Parc.

Firewood Assistance Program For Tribal Elders

The Tribal Member Services program has adjusted their guidelines for eligibility in the Firewood Assistance program for tribal elders defined in age as “who are at or above 57 years of age”.
Those tribal elders that are 57 years of age and older and have a source of heating using firewood, may apply at the local facility buildings or through Tribal Member Services at the Tribal Office in Pearl River.

New Choctaw Transit Bus Shelters


Tuesday, December 3, 2013 the Mississippi State University School of Architechure unveiled two new Bus Shelters, one located in front of CHI in Pearl River and the other at Tucker outside of the facility building.

Chief Anderson Receives Woman of the Year Award

Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson received the 2013 Political/State and Local Government Woman of the Year Award from the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women, at a celebration held at the Mississippi Museum of Art on Thursday, May 9, 2013. In the picture above celebrating the honor with Chief Anderson is Bogue Chitto Tribal Councilwoman Doris Thompson (left) and Crystal Ridge Tribal Councilwoman Ann Wesley (right). Congratulations to Chief Anderson!!

Tribal Code Distribution