*press release from MBCI* CHOCTAW, Miss. – (Thursday, June 8) The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians held an election for Tribal Chief and eight Tribal Council positions... Read More.
It turns out that absentee votes didn't change the results of several close races in the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians' tribal elections. The official tally released Thursday morning shows that Berdie Steve-- who led incumbent Michael Briscoe by just one vote Tuesday night... Read More.
Today is the final day for tribal members to vote absentee for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Elections.Voters will be voting on tribal chief and tribal council.There are three candidates for tribal chief and over 50 for tribal council across the tribe’s... Read More.
Campaigning is ramping up in the final days leading into tribal elections for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Those elections will be held Tuesday, June 6. Voters will be voting on tribal chief and tribal council. Current chief... Read More.
FROM THE U-S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN JACKSON: A Bogue Chitto woman pleaded guilty on May 11, 2023, to the murder of a tribal member on the Choctaw Indian Reservation, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca of the Southern District of Mississippi and Special Agent... Read More.
On December 26, a house fire with fatalities occurred in the Pearl River Community in Neshoba County on Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians tribal lands. Information provided by the Tribe's Department of Public Safety shows that the fire started at around 1:30 am on... Read More.
FROM THE U-S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN JACKSON: A Red Water man pleaded guilty to assaulting a federal officer, announced U.S. Attorney Darren LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.According to court documents, Errol John, II, 22, assaulted... Read More.
FROM THE U-S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN JACKSON: A former tribal councilmember for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians was sentenced to 84 months in prison for embezzlement, perjury, and suborning perjury, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby... Read More.
Chief Cyrus Ben has announced a one-hour delayed start Thursday for all non-essential tribal services.The delay is due to the severe flooding that impacted the area on Wednesday.An excerpt from the press release reads:"I am authorizing all non-essential Tribal Government offices, Tribal Schools and... Read More.
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Election Committee will hold a mock tribal election Tuesday, June 14 in all tribal communities in order to help voters practice with electronic voting machines the TEC is considering for future tribal elections.Instead of voting for candidates,... Read More.
Over the next two weeks, The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies at seven of the nine COVID/Emergency Relief Facilities (CERF) across the Tribal communities. Tribal officials, along with project partners, will be on hand to celebrate the completion of the... Read More.
On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben visited the campus of Mississippi State University and officially presented the school with a Tribal flag. MSU Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Regina Young Hyatt accepted the flag on behalf of the university.In attendance... Read More.