Choctaw Nation cancels annual Labor Day festivities

Choctaw Nation
Kelsey Brown

DURANT – Out of an abundance of caution and in awareness of public health, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Labor Day Festival due to the ongoing pandemic.

“Previously, there were plans to hold a scaled-back version of the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival on Sept. 4-6,” Chief Gary Batton said. “However, out of an abundance of caution during the ongoing global pandemic, we are saddened to announce the cancellation of this important cultural event.”

Chief Batton’s annual State of the Nation address will be delivered virtually this year and will be available across CNO digital channels including, Facebook, YouTube and choctawnation.com on Monday, Sept. 7.

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