Slide Background

The department of Advanced Technology Initiatives (ATI) serves the Choctaw Nation by focusing on emerging technology opportunities that have the potential for a positive impact on the Choctaw Nation and the region.


$4 million grant from EDA

The CNO ATI program was awarded a $500K matching grant from USDA to develop a new "MakerSpace" at the Emerging Aviation Technology Center. The USDA grant was matched with an additional $500K for $1,000,000 facility.


CNO and OU Partner to Research Advanced Technologies and Improve Rural Communities

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Advanced Technology Initiatives has teamed up with the University of Oklahoma to research advanced transportation technologies, resilience to severe weather events, and defense and security challenges such as the development of counter-drone systems.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Emerging Aviation Technology Center held by Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Emerging Aviation Technology Center. The state-of-the-art facility, located near Redden, Okla. will serve as a hub for cutting-edge research, development, testing, and evaluation for crewed and uncrewed aerial system technologies.

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