TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KTEN) -- The Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting and Festival came to a conclusion on Saturday.

Gov. Bill Anoatubby presented his State of the Nation address that featured details on the tribe's economic status for the last year and future plans.

The Chickasaw Nation's emergency management services and its impact to Oklahoma were also discussed.

"Our emergency management has made more than two dozen new agreements with partner agents in just the last year," Anoatubby said. "These agreements formalize many long standing relationships with emergency management agencies across Oklahoma."

The governor's remarks and Chickasaw representation are popular among citizens who attended the week-long event.

"I just think it's amazing that over the last couple of years, when the world has almost moved backwards and slowed down, the Chickasaw Nation was able to continue to grow in assets and resources," Nahinli Billy said.

The Chickasaw Nation's new Aiitafama' Ishto, or 'Large Meeting Place,' in Tishomingo.
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As a part of the continuous growth, the nation showcased its new building, Aiitafama' Ishto or "Large Meeting Place," for future annual festivals and events. 

"I feel like the Chickasaw Nation is really setting the benchmark for what Indian Country looks like and what tribes look like," Billy said. "I look forward to the tribe continuing to be an example to other tribes."