Welcome from the Tribal Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

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 honored to serve as the fifth Tribal Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians since our tribe received Federal recognition in 1945. I was sworn into Office in July 2019, and am thankful to have this opportunity to serve during the next four years.

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 have more than 11,000 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.


Chief Cyrus Ben
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

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Spring 2024 Application Deadline

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