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Wichita Tribes Blog
  • Rock Spring Indian Baptist Church Celebrates 140 Years
    August 21, 2014 8:36 PM

  • SCC-Job Posting
    August 21, 2014 5:42 PM

  • Sugar Creek Casino-Job Posting
    August 13, 2014 9:36 PM

  • Community Building Viewing
    August 13, 2014 8:28 PM

    Saturday, August 16, 2014-We realize there will be many of our people that travel out of state to attend our annual dance. The Community Building is not complete but we will have it open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday so that tribal people can walk through. It’s a walk through only so […]

  • Vacancy Announcement-ICW Caseworker
    August 7, 2014 7:22 PM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes has an opening for a Family and Children Services Caseworker. Assists the Director in carrying out the proposed goals and objectives of the P.L. 93-638 Indian Child Welfare Contract; Assists in finding placement for children in State and/or Tribal custody; Appear at scheduled hearings involving children; Transports clients as needed; […]

  • Vacancy Announcement-VOCA Victims Advocate
    August 7, 2014 7:20 PM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes has an opening for a VOCA Victims Advocate. Ensures goals are met for the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant; Develops a coordinated tribal and community response for victims of violence; and Provides accompaniment and advocacy through medical, law enforcement, social system, and court proceedings. Will be On-Call 24 hours […]

  • Vacancy Announcement-Special Diabetes Program Director
    August 5, 2014 10:15 AM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes has an opening for a Special Diabetes Program Director. Directly responsible for the administration, management, and coordination of all activities associated with or related to the Special Diabetes Program for Indians and the Fitness Center. Duties: Ensures goals and objectives are met; Client services and case management; Data entry and […]

  • Arts and Crafts Contest
    August 3, 2014 9:31 PM

    The Wichita Cultural Education Program will be sponsoring an Arts and Crafts Contest for enrolled Wichitas and Wichita descendants. There will be youth and adult categories. The age groups are 7 and under, 8 to 12, 13 to 17, and 18 and over. Artwork and craftwork will be combined into single categories. Prizes will be […]

  • EXPO BRACELET TICKETS FOR CHILDREN-AUGUST 6, 2014
    August 3, 2014 9:27 PM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes will distribute bracelet tickets for the American Indian Expo on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for ages 4-16 at the Administration Building. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. A brief application and CDIB will be required. A signed note from […]


  • July 28, 2014 6:03 PM

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2014-2015 WICHITA TRIBAL PRINCESS NAMED

Jolie Angel Herrera was crowned Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Wichita Tribal Annual Powwwow.

 

                                                     Wichita Princess-Joli Herrera

                                                                       Joli Angel Herrera

Message from Joli-I am a sophomore at U.S. Grant High School/OKCPS. My parents are Hope and Cresenciano Herrera. Grandparents, Marilyn and Benjamin Tiger. Great-grandparents, Loraine Motah Burgess and Gillis Llewellyn Miller Sr. My great-grandfather was full-blooded Wichita and once held the sacred tobacco for our people. My Great-great Grand parents are Belle Caley and Houston Miller, who also held the tobacco for our people.

I am involved in many activities; N.A.S.S. Dance troupe, Miss ResoNative Youth Dance Troupe Princess, Ervhv Society (Little Sisters Society), Violin lessons at Granville School Of Music, Dance Classes at U.S. Grant High School; Corporal in the U.S. Grant MCJROTC Program, U.S. Grant MCJROTC Color Guard, And N.A.S.S.OKCPS all Native Color Guard. I also plan to be in the Marksmanship team for U.S. Grant MCJROTC. I also help give Fancy Shawl lessons at the Cultural Night for N.A.S.S. OKCPS JOM Program. I attend powwows all over OK, & sometimes out of state, throughout the year. As a member of OKCPS Dance Troupe I have been invited to dance at many special occasions in the past 6 years, representing my culture in many State & Metro functions. As a member of Ervhv Society I have volunteered at many native functions, such as concession stands, preparing Christmas goody bags for a local Native Church, serving the elders at many powwows, helping with OKCPS JOM indian taco fundraisers & cleaning up after various events. As Wichita Princess I would be more than happy to donate my time for tribal events.

I will do my best to represent and meet all expactations of being the 2014-2015 Wichita Tribal Princess. Suh-theets!

 

 

OUTGOING WICHITA PRINCESS CROWNED 2014-2015 AMERICAN                               INDIAN EXPOSITION PRINCESS

 

 

                                                EXPO PRINCESS-SYDNEY PRINCE
                                                                             Sydney Prince

 

Congratulations to Sydney Prince the new American Indian Exposition Princess!  This story was supposed to be tell about Sydney as she turns over the title to the new Wichita Princess and ends her term as Wichita Tribal Princess during the Wichita Annual Dance to be held August 14-17, 2014.  Sydney's future holds something new for her where she can continue to represent our people.  Twelve Princess from various Tribes competed for the 2014-2015 American Indian Exposition Princess title.  Sydney won.  This week she will turn over her title as Wichita Tribal Princess and embark on a new journey. 

Sydney Morgan Prince, "acstikiro:khe?e" which means "she sing's pretty" represents the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes as the 2013-2014 Tribal Princess. She is also a descendant of the Apache, Caddo, and Delaware tribes. 

She is the daughter of Jarrod and Shelly Prince of Anadarko and the sister of SPC Tyler Prince.  He is currently stationed in Landstuhl, Germany with his family, wife Naomie (Paddlety) Prince and daughter Natalia.  Sydney's paternal grandmother is LaDonna French of Gracemont and her paternal great-grandparents were the late Marlene (Standing) and Melvin Williams.  Her maternal grandparents are Larry and Gala Griffitts of Anadarko.   

Sydney has served the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes  very well as the Wichita Tribal Princess.  We would like to give recognition to her parents, Jarrod and and Shelly Griffiths Prince and the Wichita Tribal Director, Tara Tartsah, for their support to Sydney in her journey to winning this title.  We wish her success as she takes this new journey as the 2014-2015 American Indian Exposition Princess.  Congratulations Sydney, we know you will represent our  Wichita people and the Expo well!


WICHITA TRIBE PURCHASES WRIGHT PROPERTY AT HINTON

On Friday, August 8, 2014, the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, purchased several properties from Danny and Donna Wright of Hinton, Oklahoma.  The deal includes 80 acres of land purchased by the Tribe.  The Tribe also financed the Hinton Travel Inn hotel and approximately 60 acres of land on 5 tracts that include the hotel.  More information will be provided in the upcoming newsletter and an upcoming council meeting to be held in late September.  Members of the Wichita Executive Committee include:  Terri Parton-President,  Jesse E. Jones-Vice President, Myles Stephenson Jr.-Secretary, S. Robert White Jr.-Treasurer, Shirley Davilla-Committee Member, Gladys Walker-Committee Member and Karen Thompson-Committee Member. 

                                   Wright Closing

 

Pictured:  Terri Parton, President of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, Danny Wright and Donna Wright. 

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Wichita Cultural Education Program sponsored an Arts and Crafts Contest for enrolled Wichitas and Wichita descendants. Prizes were awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. 

 

 

 

 

WICHITA TRIBAL GIFT SHOP SALE AND NEW ITEMS

The Wichita Tribal Gift Shop has new shirts available.  The Gift Shop is also having a sale.  Please click here for the sale item price list.  Please visit the Gift Shop or contact Pamela Pogue at (405) 247-2425 ext. 134 or pamela.pogue@wichitatribe.com for more information and prices on the new shirts.   

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REFERENDUM ELECTION 

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes offered rides and free tribal ID's to try to encourage our people to come out and vote for the nine (9) proposed amendments to the Governing Resolution.  Only 135 came out to vote. The majority voting, voted in favor of the amendments, however, 177 was needed to reach the 10% requirement in the Governing Resolution.  There will be more information in the upcoming newsletter. 

                                    Referendum Election Results 2014

 

 

CHILDREN'S CLOTHING ASSISTANCE FOR FY-2014

The FY-2014 Children's Clothing Applicaitons are available for those children whose parent's/legal guardians turned in receipts for the assistance recieved in FY-2013.  Applications recieved by July 18, 2014 will be distributed on July 25, 2014.  Applications recieved after July 18, 2014 will follow the normal accounts payable process.  Notices were mailed out on June 1, 2014.   Additional guidelines apply and will be included in the notices. 

 

 

WICHITA TRIBE APP NOW AVAILABLE FOR IPHONES

The Google App has been up and running.  The Iphone App was up and running on May 20, 2014.  You can find it in your Google Play Store or App Store under "Wichita and Affiliated Tribes".  Please make sure when you download it that you create a sign in so that we can track how many people have downloaded the app.  On the app you will find links to our Facebook and Twitter page, blogs where we will list upcoming events, vacancies and other announcements, info pages that link to the website for Tribal Programs, Wichita Language, Wichita Executive Committee, Boards and then a Directory for our current programs.  We will be updating more of our Gift Shop items on the app and will be adding more pictures of items available.  We hope you enjoy the app on your phone and find it useful.   Please make sure you also look for us on Twitter. Thanks to tribal member, Amber Luke, for assisting with the purchase of the app.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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