Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby talks with supporters Tuesday evening at the Ada Arts & Heritage Center. Gov. Anoatubby announced at the event that he and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel would be seeking re-election during this summer’s Chickasaw Nation elections. Gov. Anoatubby, first elected to the top Chickasaw post in 1987, has overseen expansive growth of the Ada-headquartered tribe. The Chickasaw Nation is among the largest of the country’s Native American tribes with more than 40,000 tribal citizens.