DURANT– Leaders and innovators across Native American tribes were recognized at the 19th Annual Oklahoma City Area Director’s Indian Health Services awards ceremony in Oklahoma City. Several recipients are associates of the Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority (CNHSA).
Service awards were given to those who have served Native Americans in an I.H.S., Tribal or Urban health setting for 30 years or more. Artis Potts and Leslie Crank have been with CNHSA 35 years. Jacqueline Box, Tracie Cox, Lawanda James, and Michael Sisk have been with CNHSA for 30 years.
The Oklahoma City Area Director’s IHS/Tribal/Urban Awards Committee took submissions from all the tribes across the area and recognized those who stood out among their peers. CNHSA had several stand out and receive awards:
The reception opened and closed with the Choctaw Nation Honor Guard, giving them an opportunity to show their passion for presenting the flags.