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Wichita Travel Plaza Ribbon Cutting Held
The Wichita Travel Plaza held its Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 8, 2013 and the Grand Opening was on November 9, 2013. The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes contsructed the building and the Wichita Tribe Industrial Development Commission will be operating the business.
Wichita Travel Plaza
The Wichita Travel Plaza is excited to announce the opening of its food court. On Saturday, November 23, 2013, the store will begin selling CHAMPS chicken and sides. The store will also have other broasted or deep fried foods such as sausage, burritos, breakfast sandwiches, and cold sandwiches.
The WTIDC continues to seek qualified candidates for the positions of Cook, Cashier, Assistant Manager, and Manager. Immediate openings are available for the positions of cashier and cook.
The Wichita Tribe Industrial Development Committee-College Summer Internship
The WTIDC is seeking interest from 2014 college juniors and seniors who may be interested in corporate management. Successful candidates will be employed for a six to seven week period in Houston, Texas as an apprentice to Project Managers and Chief Executive Officers of the Wichita Tribal Enterprises and ANAnadarko, Industries. WTIDC is seeking to provide informational packets and application submittals by March, 15, 2014. Prerequisities will be announced in the January 2014 Wichita Tribal Newsletter.
Diabetes Informative Sessions Offered
The Special Diabetes Program will be offering a series of Diabetes education presentations. The sessions will be held November 14 and 21 and then December 5, 12 and 19, 2013. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Anadarko Public Schools-Impact Aid-Tribe Seeks Input on Policies
The Anadarko Public Schools will be adopting the Indian Policies and Procedures which becomes part of the school district's Title VIII Impact Aid Application. There will be a Board of Education meeting on December 9, 2013 when these policies will be reviewed. Please click here for the letter and policies. If you would like to submit comments, the President will be attending the meeting on December 9, 2013 to present any comments received from tribal members. You may email the comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, Attn: President, P.O. Box 729, Anadarko, OK 73005. Unless otherwise noted, the comments received will be confidential as far as who submitted the commetns but the information will be presented to the school board.
President Obama Meets with Tribal Leaders Ahead of the White House Tribal Nations Conference
On November 12, 2013, Terri Parton, President of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, had the honor of attending a meeting, along with eleven other tribal leaders, to discuss job creation and economic development in tribal communities with President Obama. The meeting was held in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. During the meeting, tribal leaders in attendance, raised a wide range of important issues they are facing related to job creation, including expanding opportunity for renewable energy on tribal lands, increasing access to capital and foreign direct investment opportunites in Indian Country, the successes of tribal self-determination, improving educational outcomes, and jurisdictional challengs. To see the full article please visit the White House website.
Wichita Executive Committee Attends NCAI
Members of the Wichita Executive Committee attended the National Congress of American Indians during the week of October 13, 2013. Those who attended included President Terri Parton, Vice President Jesse Jones and Committee Member Shirley Davilla. Tribal Princess, Sydney Prince, attended the opening ceremony along with her father, Jarrod Prince a veteran, tribal member and tribal employee, who carried in the flag along side the President. Sydney had the opportunity to meet the Governor of Oklahoma. Committee Members also met up with some other tribal members doing great things during NCAI. Dr. Heather Shotten, tribal member, was a presenter on Education during the event. Dr. Shotten has been serving as the National Indian Education Association President. David Colbert, son of Gary and Barbara Colbert and grandson of the late Robert Joe Lewis and Margaret Lewis was one of the recipients of the NCAI Youth Leadership Awards.
Wichita Warriors Memorial Updated
On November 11, 2013 it will have been 22 years since the Wichita Warriors Memorial was dedicated. It is now completely full with Wichita Warriors. In FY-2013, the Wichita Executive Committee approved funding for the Wichita Service Club for the various activities that they do throughout the year. One of the objectives for the funding was to update the Warrior Memorial. The Wichita Service Club also held fundraisers. The memorial was updated on September 5, 2013 adding the names of Vernon Ross, Sasha Walker, Nicholas Leonard, Dayna Stephens, Raymond Stephenson, Misty Zumwalt, Keyante' King and Darrell Kauley Jr. The Tribe appreciates the efforts by the Wichita Service Club to get this done. Below are pictures of the front and back. The picture on the right is the back side and shows the last names that were added.
If you know of anyone whose names are not included on the current memorial, please send an email to email@example.com so that we can have a list of names to add once we purchase a new monument. So far, we have the following names to be added to the new monument: Keith Tillis, Jr., Christopher Scott, Tyler Prince, Falicia Pribble, Michael LeValley (Marines) and Waylon LeValley (USAF)
Tribal member- Marissa Creepingbear
Ms. Marissa Creepingbear won a prize for attending the Nutrition Education cooking class on November 20, 2013.
Tribal Member-Leonard Dale Rose, Vietnam veteran
Leonard Dale Rose was a member of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. He was born on March 6, 1948. Leonard was ranked PFC in the United States Marine Corps. Leonard passed away on January 23, 1969 in Quang nam. Leonard is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial on panel 34W, row 67. For more information or to leave a remembrace of Leonard Dale Rose please visit the Virtual Vietnam Veteran's Wall of Faces website. If you have a picture of a Veteran and their service information, please submit those to firstname.lastname@example.org. The tribe would like to collect a picture and information on all of our tribal members who have served and are currently serving so that we can work on a project to recognize all of our Wichita Veteran's.