AARP Honors Three Chickasaw Citizens

Three Chickasaw citizens were honored recently at the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) 10th Annual Indian Elders Program.

Accomplishments of 50 Native Americans were cited at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. A medallion was presented to each honoree.

Dr. Judy Goforth Parker was awarded the AARP Dr. John Edwards Memorial Leadership Award. Dr. Parker is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. She is a published author, former tribal legislator, and currently serves as commissioner of health policy for the Chickasaw Nation Department of Health.

The Dr. John Edwards Memorial Leadership Award honors an individual whose positive impact embodies the spirit of Dr. Edwards, who died in 2014.



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