Choctaw Chief "Miko" Beasley Denson Talks
Facing an upcoming election for his job, an FBI investigation, and most recently Price Waterhouse Coopers quitting as outside auditors for tribe casinos, Chief "Miko" Beasley Denson has a lot on his hands. In an exclusive interview Thursday, the Chief says after 35 years of working in politics he is up to the challenges.
press release Moody's changes Choctaw Resort's outlook to positive
(New York) -- Moody's Investors Service changed Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise's ("Choctaw Resort" or "the Enterprise") ratings...
article 5 Children Die in Wreck, May Have Drowned to Death
(Mississippi) -- Five children and one adult were killed on Saturday morning following a car crash outside of Philadelphia. The children, aged between 18-months and 8-...
article 5 children die in wreck: funeral arraignments made for Choctaw family
(Mississippi) -- Funeral plans are set for five young siblings and an adult who died when a sport utility vehicle driven by the children's father careened off a...
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(Mississippi) -- Five children died in a car wreck on Saturday night, when their SUV ran off the road and overturned in a nearby creek. The wreck happened outside the...
article Choctaw family devastated in Miss. SUV wreck
(Mississippi) -- Funerals will be held this week for five young siblings and an adult who died when a sport utility vehicle driven by the children's father careened...
article Heartbroken Native American mom and dad to bury their brood
(Mississippi) -- The heartbroken mother and father of the five Native Americans - all under 10 years old - killed in a Mississippi car accident Saturday will bury their...
article 5 children, 1 adult die in Mississippi wreck
(Mississippi) -- Five young siblings and one adult died early Saturday when a sport utility vehicle went off an eastern Mississippi road and plunged into a rain-swollen...
article FIVE Native American siblings - all under the age of nine - perish in Mississippi car accident
(Mississippi) -- A Native American mother and father were suffering the worst heartbreak Saturday after their five children - all younger than nine - drowned in an...
article Choctaw Casino Brings Hundreds of New Jobs to Pocola
(Oklahoma) -- After a year of construction, the newest part of the Choctaw Casino in Pocola is just days away from opening. It’s got new slot machines, new games,...
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(Oklahoma) -- Choctaw Casino Hotel could be adding close to 350 jobs to its Pocola, Okla., location once phase two of its $60 million expansion is complete.
article Analysis: Paul Harvey helped Mississippi gambling get off ground without scandal
(Mississippi) -- Paul Harvey repeatedly said his goal as Mississippi's first gambling regulator was to see the industry got established without a hint of scandal.
article Daily Convo for Saturday, Aug. 11
(Florida) -- As reported by Kimberly Blair, the remains of four people discovered in a 1,000-year-old burial site at the Naval Live Oaks section of Gulf Islands National...
article Grand Opening Held at New Choctaw Casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Choctaw Casino located at 1801 E. Main in Stigler celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning.
article Choctaw casino in Jackson County still off the radar - for now
(Mississippi) -- It's been a year since the Department of Interior opened the door for a casino in Jackson County. But the Mississippi Band Of Choctaws and new Chief...
article Chickasaw, Choctaw leaders express opposing sentiments about gambling
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders of the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations expressed differing sentiments as they discussed the future of gaming during a recent tribal meeting in Norman.
article Choctaws name new resort manager
(Mississippi) -- Holly Gagnon has been name president/CEO of Pearl River Resort. WTOK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/LeMQnX ) that the announcement came this week from...
article New Leader for Resort / A new CEO has been named at the Pearl River Resort
(Mississippi) -- Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson and the Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise (CRDE) Board announced that Holly Gagnon has been selected to serve as...
article Choctaw Chief Anderson's first 126 days
(Mississippi) -- She has been in office only 126 days now, but the first democratically elected female tribal chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is already...
article Choctaws ink $78M debt deal with Trustmark
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has signed a debt refinancing agreement for the Pearl River Resort in Neshoba County and the Bok Homa Casino in...
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(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker tapped a Bureau of Indian Affairs administrator to be tribe’s new Secretary of State.
article Anderson sworn in as Mississippi Choctaws' first female chief
(Mississippi) -- In an appeal for unity, newly sworn-in Choctaw Chief Phyliss J. Anderson asked today for all tribal members, whether they voted for her or not, for...
article Mississippi Band of Choctaws to inaugurate 1st female chief on Tuesday, after 2 elections
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaws will inaugurate their first female chief this week, with "Our Moment in History" as the theme.
article Anderson to take oath as Choctaw Chief on Tuesday
(Mississippi) -- Nineteen entries, including eight floats and two bands, are planned for the inaugural parade for the first female Chief of the Mississippi Band of...
article Randy Anderson wins seat on Choctaw Tribal Council
(Mississippi) -- Randy Anderson was certified the winner in Tuesday's Tribal Council election from the Conehatta community. Anderson polled 282 votes while Jesse...
article Tribal chief admits defeat / Denson sends memo conceding vote to Anderson
(Mississippi) -- Miko Beasley Denson, chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, conceded on Tuesday his defeat in a memo obtained by The Clarion-Ledger. The memo...
article Anderson must wait on committee
(Mississippi) -- The numbers are in and point to Phyliss J. Anderson as winner in the election for chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. However, Anderson...
article Anderson makes MBCI history
(Mississippi) -- Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election for Tribal Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has Incumbent Beasley Denson losing to...
article Anderson unseats Denson
(Mississippi) -- Phyliss J. Anderson unseated incumbent Beasley Denson to win the race for Choctaw Tribal Chief a second time after a July election was thrown out...
article Anderson unseats incumbent Beasley Denson, taking 56 percent of vote for Choctaw chief
(Mississippi) -- Phyliss J. Anderson has unseated incumbent Beasley Denson to win the race for Choctaw Tribal Chief. In complete, but unofficial returns from Tuesday...
article Chief-Elect Anderson Addresses Media
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has a new chief-elect. For the second time in as many months, Phyliss Anderson has been elected to the office of...
article Choctaw Chief-elect Anderson pledges to 'ensure financial stability' of Tribe
(Mississippi) -- Choctaw Tribal Chief-elect Phyliss J. Anderson said today her No. 1 priority when she takes office next month will be to ensure that the Mississippi...
article Anderson elected chief of Miss. Band of Choctaw Indians
(Mississippi) -- Unofficial returns show Phyliss J. Anderson unseating Miko Beasley Denson to become the first female chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
article Anderson Leads Denson in Race for Choctaw Chief
(Mississippi) -- With 9 out of 9 voting stations reporting, Phyliss Anderson leads Beasley Denson 2011 to 1523 in the race for chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw...
article Anderson unseats incumbent Beasley Denson, taking 56% of vote
(Mississippi) -- Phyliss J. Anderson unseated incumbent Beasley Denson to win the race for Choctaw Tribal Chief in Tuesday's elections. In complete, but unofficial...
article Choctaws elect Anderson
(Mississippi) -- Phyliss J. Anderson appeared Tuesday night to have succeeded in unseating Miko Beasley Denson and becoming the first female chief of the Mississippi...
article Mississippi Choctaws return to polls
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi Choctaws go back to the polls today to settle a tribal election which has become the center of a federal gambling probe. Phyliss J. Anderson...
article Tribe voters returning to the polls today
(Mississippi) -- For the second time in two months, Miko Beasley Denson is facing off today against opponent Phyliss J. Anderson for the $466,000-a-year position to head...
article Polls open Tuesday for Chief, Council member selection
(Mississippi) -- Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are returning to the polls Tuesday to elect a Tribal Chief for the second time in two months.
article In this war, it's Indian versus Indian
(Mississippi) -- As Highway 16 courses through rural east-central Mississippi, running past stories-tall pine trees standing ten-hut at its edges, it eventually comes to...
article Choctaw elections Tuesday
(Mississippi) -- Tribal voters will return to the polls Tuesday casting ballots for Tribal Chief and council members in two communities. Miko Beasley Denson, the...
article Tribal Chief Election A Week Away
(Mississippi) -- For a second time in two months, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will be casting ballots for chief of the tribe Sept. 6. The regular election...
article Choctaw Chief "Miko" Beasley Denson Talks
(Mississippi) -- Facing an upcoming election for his job, an FBI investigation, and most recently Price Waterhouse Coopers quitting as outside auditors for tribe casinos...
article Denson Challenges Opponents to Debate
(Mississippi) -- Choctaw Miko Beasley Denson has challenged his opponents to a debate on the issues. Denson sent that challenge to Phyllis Anderson and Shirley Berg,...
article Denson formally announces for chief
(Mississippi) -- Miko Beasley Denson officially announced his candidacy for re-election as Chief last week in a series of community rallies. At the Pearl River community...
article Denson: ‘God has given me a second chance’
(Mississippi) -- Supporters of Miko Beasley Denson traveled from far and near to hear from the current leader of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Saturday.
article Denson Confirms Run for Tribal Chief
(Mississippi) -- Miko Beasley Denson began Saturday's rally in Bogue Homa by welcoming his supporters, before turning things over to a member of his campaign who...
article Choctaw Vote Remains Same
(Oklahoma) -- The numbers changed, but the results were the same after the absentee ballot count Wednesday for the Choctaw Nation’s July 30 run-off elections,...
article Phyliss Anderson kicks off campaign for Tribal Chief
(Mississippi) -- With the election for Choctaw Tribal Chief set for Sept. 6, Phyliss Anderson kicked off her campaign Monday afternoon with a speech before supporters at...
article Anderson Confirms Run for Chief
(Mississippi) -- Phyliss Anderson announced Monday evening that she will run for the position of Choctaw Tribal Chief. Anderson started her speech by thanking all of her...
article Anderson to officially announces candidacy in new Choctaw election
(Mississippi) -- Phyliss J. Anderson will officially kickoff her second campaign for chief of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians with an announcement Monday in...
article Tribal Council takes no action on election
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw Tribal Council took no action Tuesday morning to reinstate the returns from the July 5 runoff election for chief, officials said.
article Choctaw Tribal Council Meets
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw Tribal Council met in an executive session Tuesday. Members of the media were asked to stay out of the closed session, but about midway...
article Tribal Council takes no action on election issue
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw Tribal Council took no action Tuesday morning to overturn a prior decision recalling the June 14 election for Tribal Chief.
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(Mississippi) -- Wow…How did we get here and where do we go now? That’s the question so many on the reservation are asking. Recently we enjoyed a break from...
article Tribal Council Set for Another Special Meeting
(Mississippi) -- A special meeting of the Choctaw Tribal Council has been called for Tuesday to discuss the issue of the overturning of the results of the June 14 tribal...
article ANDERSON: Mississippi Choctaws deserve new leadership
(Mississippi) -- Our tribal people clearly stated on both June 14th and July 5th, they are ready for new leadership. Sadly, Beasley Denson and his backers from Atlanta,...
article 2nd recount in Cherokee elections starts Saturday
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation election commissioners will begin a second recount Saturday in the close and hotly contested election for the leader of Oklahoma's...
article Chief candidates offer up ideas for recount
(Oklahoma) -- Two candidates competing for the Cherokee Nation’s top post offered suggestions Friday about how to handle the second manual recount of the ballots...
article EDITORIAL/Choctaw democracy will endure
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw Tribal Council's decision last week to throw out certified election results is a test for their young democracy, open government and the...
article New Tribal election set for Sept. 6
(Mississippi) -- A new Choctaw Tribal election has been set for Sept. 6 after certified results were thrown out by the Choctaw Tribal Council Friday. Voters in the eight...
article Choctaw Chief Denson responds to tribal upset following election
(Mississippi) -- Chief Beasley Denson responds to a tribal upset following an election for Mississippi Choctaw Chief. The tribal council voted Friday to hold a new...
article New Choctaw leader focusing on 'unity'
(Mississippi) -- For 28 years, Phillip Martin was the very public face of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, as comfortable in the halls of Congress as he was at...
article New election ordered for chief
(Mississippi) -- So much for history. Three days after Phyliss J. Anderson was elected the first female chief for the Mississippi Band of Choctaws, the Tribal Council...
article Many Choctaw Indians shocked over election results
(Mississippi) -- Some Mississippi Choctaw Indians were shocked Friday at the news that their votes in the first election for Chief did not count.
article Miko Denson breaks Tribal Council tie to order new Choctaw election
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw Tribal Council voted Friday morning to hold a new election for Tribal Chief. Miko Beasley Denson broke an 8-8 Tribal Council tie to hold a...
article New Election for Choctaw Chief
(Mississippi) -- On Friday morning the current chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Miko Beasley Denson, broke a tie on a deadlocked tribal council vote...
article Phyliss Anderson Release Statement on Tribal Chief Decision
(Mississippi) -- “The decision made by select council members and Miko Beasley Denson today is disappointing. This is simply an attempt to steal our election. The...
article Tribal Council orders new election for Choctaw chief
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Choctaw Tribal Council voted Friday to hold a new election for tribal chief. Chief Beasley Denson was defeated by Phyliss J. Anderson.
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