Upcoming Events
  • 2016 High School Senior Assistance
    Spring 2016

    Enrolled Wichita Tribal members in their senior year of high school may qualify. For more information, see the flyer, or contact the education department at 405-247-8612.

  • Wichita Language Classes for Children
    Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

    Language classes are being held on Sundays at 2:00 p.m.  

  • Elder Informational Meeting
    Friday, April 29, 2016

    Information from different entities providing services for elders will be available at this informational session. Meal provided. More information on this event can be found here

  • Community Visioning Meeting
    Saturday, April 30, 2016

    Community Visioning Meeting for Enrolled Tribal Members

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m. in the

    Community Building located at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes

    Lunch will be provided. There will also be door prizes available. 

    More information can be found here

    Agenda for meeting can be found here

  • Annual General Council Meeting
    July 16, 2016

    Mark your calendars.  More information TBA. 

  • 2016 Tribal Elections
    July 16, 2016

    Elections will be held for all 7 positions on the Wichita Executive Committee.  More information will be announced at a later date. Mark your calendars to participate in the 2016 elections. 

  • Annual Dance
    August 11-14, 2016

    Wichita Annual Dance is scheduled for August 11-14, 2016. Mark your calendars. More information to be provided at a later date. 

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Wichita Tribes Blog
  • 14th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair
    April 20, 2016 1:03 PM

  • Community Visioning Meeting for Enrolled Tribal Members
    April 14, 2016 4:01 PM

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m. in the Community Building located at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes  Lunch will be provided. There will also be door prizes available. The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Executive Committee will hold a one day Community Visioning Session to gain tribal community input on the economic development vision, community priorities […]

  • Lawton IHS Centennial
    April 14, 2016 3:46 PM

    Lawton Indian Hospital will be celebrating 100 years on this date with reception to follow. More information can be found in the flyer.

  • Elder Informational Meeting
    April 14, 2016 3:45 PM

    Information from different entities providing services for elders will be available at this informational session. Meal provided. More information on this event can be found in the flyer.

  • JOM Honor Dance 2016
    April 14, 2016 3:44 PM

    JOM student awards will be presented at this event, along with a meal and honor dance.

  • Land Buy Back Program
    March 9, 2016 4:29 PM

    The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing sellers at fair market value. Consolidated interests are immediately restored to tribal trust ownership for uses benefiting the reservation community and tribal members. There are […]

  • Circuit Training
    February 19, 2016 8:37 AM

  • Great American Cleanup
    February 18, 2016 3:21 PM

  • 2016 High School Senior Assistance
    February 18, 2016 3:17 PM

  • Wichita Community Garden
    February 18, 2016 2:47 PM

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COMMUNITY VISIONING MEETING

Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m. in the Community Building located at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes.

 

Lunch will be provided. There will also be door prizes available.

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Executive Committee will hold a one day Community Visioning Session to gain tribal community input on the economic development vision, community priorities and other priorities defined by the Wichita Executive Committee from their recent planning sessions in December 2015 and the one held in January 2016 with the Industrial Development Commission.

The purpose of the community visioning session will be to provide information on the Tribe's current prioritized initiatives and to collect input from enrolled Tribal members on what they envision economic development to be for the Tribe. Discussion will include what opportunities are available, resources available, top business opportunities, top business challenges, action plan update on progress from the planning sessions, and what enrolled tribal members believe the economic development priorities should be.

As part of a process to educate the tribal community on current Executive Committee economic development initiatives, the Wichita Executive Committee will conduct a listening work session with enrolled Tribal members to gain tribal participation in determining priorities as part of the decision making process. The Community Visioning Session will be designed on a consensus building approach among all tribal participants that provides for community input and dialogue on Best Practices for building Tribal economies. The basis of the presentation and discussions will be designed from the Wichita Executive Committee Economic Development Executive Summaries that were done with the facilitation of Blue Stone Strategy Group.

On behalf of the Wichita Executive Committee, I encourage our tribal membership to come out an participate in this Community Visioning Session. -President, Terri Parton

Agenda provided below.

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   DOCTORAL STUDENT SEEKS RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS

 

Darryl Washington, a doctoral student at Oral Roberts University, has contacted the Tribe to request the Tribe's assistance in identifying potential research participants for his research project on the topic of culture and learning. According to Mr. Washington, the purpose of the research is to discover the effects of cultural suppression on learning. He describes cultural suppression as occurring when a people, group or race is not allowed to express traditions and beliefs in the same manner as their ancestors were accustomed to living.

Mr. Washington proposes to conduct phone interviews with a representative sample or several Native Americans, especially elders, from a random sample from each of the 39 Oklahoma Tribes. He is also interested in conducting a focus group interview or a group interview during a community gathering. Persons interested in taking part in the individual or group interviews should contact Gary McAdams at (405)247-2425, Ext.169 or you may contact Mr. Washington directly at was:84927@oru.edu. 

   

                  

                            LAND BUY BACK PROGRAM

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing sellers at fair market value. Consolidated interests are immediately restored to tribal trust ownership for uses benefiting the reservation community and tribal members. There are approximately 245,000 owners of nearly three million fractional interests across Indian Country who are eligible to participate in the Buy-Back Program. More information can be found here.

 


 

             TRIBAL YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION AND                             SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM 

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes would like to announce their Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Surveillance Program located at 104 e Kansas, in Anadarko, OK.

Our Purpose is to identify, refer, serve, and follow up with American Indian youth ages 10-24 years old that may be at-risk of suicide. These efforts will be through a collective community-based surveillance effort, which includes components of community outreach and awareness, coalition development, system wide training, screening, assessment, and care coordination. We will also work closely with the State of Oklahoma's grant to ensure non-native youth and adults residing in Caddo, Blaine, Canadian, Custer, Grady, and Washita Counties are referred to the appropriate program for resources.

Our mission is to increase awareness and understanding of suicide, while reducing stigma, engage the tribal community and partnering entities with coalition development, training, and outreach. This will ensure the effective assessment and treatment of youth at-risk through expert training. We will implement community based surveillance programming to identify at-risk youth and connect youth with Wichita Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention & Surveillance Program. We will ensure effective treatment and coordination of care through comprehensive case management and follow-up services.

Any questions or concerns regarding the Wichita Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Surveillance Program, please call Johnna Hurt, Program Director, or Kayla Bryant, Outreach Specialist at 405-247-8817.

 

 


 

   GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY HELD FOR THE WICHITA HISTORY CENTER

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Wichita History Center was held on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. north of the Wichita Travel Plaza.  Wichita Exeuctive Committee Members, tribal employees, the design/build team, local officals, BIA representatives and others were in attendance.             

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          WICHITA SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM TO OPEN SOON

The Wichita School Readiness Program will be located at 1516 Mission Drive, Anadarko, Ok (Formerly known as Mazzios).  There will be limited Space.  Sign up is available now for the waiting list.

  • Fee based program
  • Ages Accepted -5-13 years old
  • 3pm-6pm weekdays
  • 6:00AM-6PM  (When public schools are closed for non-weather related breaks)
  • Wichita School Readiness Program is open to the community with no limitations.

 

Please click here for more information. For enrollment information please contact:  Kathy Hopen, Child Care & Development Fund Director at  (405)247-8621 direct line or at  Kathy.hopen@wichitatribe.com.                           

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                         LANGUAGE CLASSES BEING HELD

The Wichita Cultural Education Program is having language classes for children ages 5-17 beginning January 24th. Classes will be held from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the portable building at the Wichita Tribal Complex which is located one mile north of Anadarko on Hwy. 281, then one half mile west on Wichita Lane.

The main focus of the class is to prepare for the youth language fair that will be held in April at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. The class will be instructed by Doris McLemore assisted by Gary McAdams.

For more information you may contact Gary McAdams at (405)247-2425, Ext. 169.