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Mission Statement

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Learning and Development family is committed to progressing and developing the skills of all associates. Learning and Development is where knowledge meets our 9 Core Values and creates unique learning opportunities, which continue to support the culture and tradition of Choctaw Nation.

Our Philosophy of Learning and Development

“An education which acknowledges the full intellectual and social meaning of a vocation would include instruction in the historic background of present conditions; training in science to give intelligence and initiative in dealing with material and agencies of production; and study of economics, civics, and politics, to bring the future worker into touch with the problems of the day and the various methods proposed for its improvement. Above all, it would train power of readaptation to changing conditions so that future workers would not become blindly subject to a fate imposed upon them.”

-Excerpt from John Dewey’s Democracy in Education (1916).

New Hire Orientation

Halito and Welcome On-Board!

Starting a new job can lead to confusion, excitement, and even some nerve-racking experiences. One may have uncertainties about how their new organization works. Simple questions like “When will I get paid?” or “Where is the breakroom?” can all be addressed in the New Hire Orientation. More importantly, NHO explains the mission, vision, culture, and benefits that the Choctaw Nation provides for each associate through this exciting on-boarding process.

Please reach out to Brenner Billy with any questions by emailing or calling (580) 924-8280 x2220.


Durant - Karrisa Hodge     (580) 924-8280 x4001
Grant/Hugo - Sarah Billy     (580) 380-9772
Idabel - Karen Donaldson     (580) 380-7945
McAlester - Chelsea Smith     (580) 916-2715
Pocola - Chelsea Smith, Jonathan Bennett     (580) 916-2715
Talihina - Jamie Bullock     (918) 567-7000 x6857

Upcoming NHO Schedule:

Training venues:

Durant (Day 1) - New H.Q. Complex hardened room
Durant (Day 2) - Group will split between the New H.Q. Complex hardened room and the Casino Yannish Room.
Grant - Casino H.R. Bldg.
Hugo - Community Center #2
Idabel - Choctaw Nation Human Resources Bldg.
McAlester - Choctaw Nation Health Clinic
Pocola - Casino 7 Ponies
Talihina - Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority Admin. Bldg.