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Talihina Indian Education

Welcome to the Talihina Public School Indian Education Page

The Title VI and JOM programs are designed to provide support to our Native American students by creating access to programs and resources that meet their unique educational and culturally related academic needs through a collaboration with Talihina Public Schools and our local Tribe to foster the success of our students. 

Title VI Program

Title VI is a federally funded program through the Department of Education operating within the Office of Indian Education in Washington, D.C.   Funds go directly to local programs to meet academic, social, and cultural needs, as well as college and career planning. All students of Native American descent are eligible to participate. Student's tribal affiliation must be recognized by the federal government.   Eligibility does not consider income level.   Procedures for enrolling your school-age child as a member of the program begins with the completion of a Title VI Student Eligibility Certification Form (506). 

Services Provided:

  • Tutoring from the elementary level-high school
  • Cultural Enrichment through a partnership with the Choctaw School of Language 7th-12th 
  • Monthly language/cultural lesson with the elementary 
  • Concurrent Enrollment Assistance 
  • Assistance with Choctaw Nation Higher Education Application 

Title VI Committee:

Krista Fincher

Shauna Humphreys 

Philisha Austin 

Bill Blair

Teacher: Tracy Bryant

Tribal Representative: Eddie Bohanan 

Student: Madisson Ludlow 


Johnson O’Malley Program (JOM) 

Johnson O’Malley is a federally funded program through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Education in Washington D.C.  The JOM department of the Choctaw Nation provides Talihina’s Indian Education Program the operational support for this program.To be eligible for services under JOM, you must submit a copy of your child's Certified Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) Card, or tribal membership card/letter. Eligibility does not consider income level. 

Services Provided:

  • School supplies
  • Student activity fees/dues
  • Cap & gown assistance 
  • Cultural activities & trips 
  • Family engagement 
  • Student incentives 

JOM Committee: 

Christine Ramirez- Chairperson

Kandice Thompson- Vice-Chairperson 

Nakisha Garcia-Mejia- Secretary 

Tracy King-Member 

Debbie James-Member  


Other Student Services in collaboration with Choctaw Nation:

  • Promotion of Cultural opportunities 
  • Assistance Completing Scholarship and Award Applications
  • Choctaw Nation Higher Education Program
  • Choctaw Nation High School Student Services
  • Choctaw STAR Program
  • Choctaw Student School and Activity Fund
  • Choctaw Nation Youth Advisory Board (YAB)
  • College and Career Counseling
  • Choctaw Nation Project RISE 
  • Choctaw Nation Career Develop 
  • Choctaw Nation POSSE Program 
  • Choctaw Nation Emergency Services 

Indian Education Contact Information:

Amanda Lloyd, Title VI Indian Education Coordinator

Archie Meashintubby, JOM Coordiantor