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Shutik Isht Ia! 
This is the Choctaw translation for Take to the Skies!

 Take to the Skies AirFest theme for 2016 is Choctaw Country!

Explore Choctaw Country!
Whether you are seeking outdoor adventures, an exciting look into the past or a peaceful getaway, Choctaw Country in Southeast Oklahoma is waiting for you!
Get ready to explore the variety of things Choctaw has to offer - casinos, wineries, history, state parks, scenic drives and so much more!  Visit!

Take to the Skies AirFest is honored to feature cultural information and interesting facts about the Great Choctaw Nation.
The Choctaw Nation is headquartered in Durant, OK.  Take the time to discover the history while you are here.  Visit Choctaw Nation to learn more.  Visit Choctaw Nation Culture for information on the Choctaw Museum and  be sure to visit Choctaw Store for wonderful items!  The Choctaw Code Talkers Association, Choctaw Museum and Choctaw Store as well as cultural activities will be at the AirFest!  Stop by and Scroll down for interesting information!  We are proud to feature Choctaw cultural dances and events throughout our AirFest.  Thank you!

Please stop by the Choctaw booths and learn more about the Choctaw Nation!


The Choctaw Casino & Resort is a AAA 4 Diamond resort in Durant, a stone's throw from the Durant Regional Airport.  Be sure to stop in on your way to, or from, the AirFest.  Eat, Play and/or Stay!  Something for everyone's entertainment!  Visit Choctaw Casino | Resort to learn all about the amenities.  There is even a shuttle to and from Dallas! Or you can fly your own airplane to the Durant airport and take a shuttle to the Casino anytime!

The Choctaw Casino & Resort includes 330 hotel rooms, a natatorium, fitness center, business center, full service spa and three retail outlets.  In addition there is a 175 seat amphitheater, nine restaurants and 110,000 square feet of gaming space including 4,000 slot machines, 30 poker tables and 39 table games.  A premium destination in Oklahoma, be SURE to make Choctaw Casino & Resort YOUR preferred choice in Casinos!

The Choctaw Nation is far more than the third largest tribe in the United States and an owner of casinos in Oklahoma and far more than a sovereign government with over 6,000 employees.  The Choctaw Nation is one of the largest employers in the State and the biggest in Southeast Oklahoma.  As such the Choctaw Nation takes the solemn responsibility and goal to work with their neighbors and to improve economic conditions for the entire region with a focus on medical care access, education advancement, social services and economic development opportunities for Oklahoma residents and Choctaw Nation citizens.  The Choctaw Nation constantly strives to improve the lives of their tribal members and all Oklahomans.

Choctaw Nation Foster Care program works diligently to provide Choctaw children with licensed tribal foster homes when they are placed in the child welfare system and they do not have family available to care for them.  There are approximately 600 Choctaw children in the custody of the State of Oklahoma.  There are currently 52 Choctaw licensed foster homes.  There is a great need for many more!  Please ask us what you can do to help Choctaw children in their time of need.  Contact Larry Behrens or Alisha Pyle or call 800-522-6170 Ext. 2482.  Thank you!


 We are proud to honor the ORIGINAL Code Talkers and their families.
To find out more about the Choctaw Code Talkers Association please click this link.

The Choctaws were the original Code Talkers, the very first American soldiers to use their native language to broadcast messages to confuse the enemy.  The Choctaw conversations used in World War I were the only coded transmissions never translated by the German Army.