Mr. Wayne Scribner is a trustee and has served as a general member of the Chickasaw Foundation since February 2015, and was the chair of the Building Committee in 2016.
Mr. Scribner is the Cabinet Secretary for the Chickasaw Nation Department of Community Services which consist for eight divisions; the divisions of housing, aging, social services, youth services, education, construction and support services, project development and review and Chickasaw employment access. More than 100 programs and services offered by the Chickasaw Nation are administered through these divisions.
Mr. Scribner also serves as Executive Director of the Chickasaw Housing Authority; a position he has held since 2004. He has been employed by the Chickasaw Nation for more than 35 years.
Throughout Mr. Scribner’s tenure he has had the privilege to serve as a board member for the Southern Plains Indian Housing Association, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act Formula Rulemaking Committee, and he was a former board member for Region IV AMERIND Risk Management Corporation. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the Arkansas Riverbed Authority, and is an active member of the Leadership Oklahoma (class 32).
Mr. Scribner is a traditional Chickasaw bow maker and is passionate about keeping the Chickasaw culture alive. He devotes his time to teaching and mentoring the art of bow making so the tradition will not be lost. Through his mentorship, apprentices have learned the process of bow making from the harvesting of the wood to the completion of a bow. He has been instrumental in reviving the tradition of cornstalk shooting for the Chickasaw Nation. He is an active member of the Chickasaw Cornstalk Bow Shooter Society traveling across the state to compete in cornstalk tournaments.