Upcoming Events
  • Native Youth Preventing Diabetes Camp
    DUE by June 1, 2015

    For more information see the flyer to the left. For registration packet, see here.

  • Wichita Travel Plaza Cashiers Needed

    The Wichita Travel Plaza is hiring part-time entry level cashiers.  Applicants must possess a valid Oklahoma drivers' license, have reliable transportation and be able to work flexible schedules.  Apply in person at The Wichita Travel Plaza 1 mile North of Anadarko.  Applications are available onsite.  Indian preference applies.

  • BIA TREES Pathways Program
    Apply by June 2015

    Tuition assistance, internships, and job placement, available to Native American and Alaska Native forestry and natural resources students. More information can be found in this flyer

  • 2015 Annual General Council Meeting
    July 18, 2015

    2015 Annual General Council Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015. More details to be posted later. 

  • Annual Dance
    August 13 – 16, 2015

    The Annual Dance this year will be August 13 - 16, 2015. More details to come.

  • Texas Archeological Society Scholarship Program
    June 13-19

    The Texas Archeological Society (TAS) cordially invites you to participate in the annual field school to be held at Tait-Huffmeyer 7T6 Ranch site near Columbus, Texas, on June 13-19. Activities at this year's field school will focus on excavation, pedestrian survey, and artifact processing. Additional information about this year's field school can be found on the attached flyer or at the following URL: http://www.txarch.org/Activities/fschool/fs2015/.

     

    The TAS Native American Scholarship Program is offering up to two representatives from each tribe financial assistance to attend the field school (no previous experience required!). Since 2003, the TAS Native American Program has provided over 90 scholarships to members from 17 Native American Tribes to attend the annual field school. These scholarships are sponsored by donations from members of the TAS and other local archeological societies, the Council of Texas Archeologists, archeological contracting firms, foundations, and others. The scholarship program increases the level of understanding among the many people who have called Texas home. The program allows our members to meet, talk with, and learn from the native peoples whose traditions and lifeways are tied to Texas archeological sites. Additional information about the Native American Scholarship Program can be found at the following URL:   http://www.txarch.org/scholarships/native.html.

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Wichita Tribes Blog
  • White House to Host Tribal Youth Gathering
    May 12, 2015 12:23 PM

    WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, July 9, 2015, the White House will host the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, DC, to provide American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the country the opportunity to interact directly with senior Administration officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs. The Tribal […]

  • Summer Youth Program NOW ENROLLING
    May 12, 2015 11:05 AM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Juvenile Services Program will be hosting a Summer Youth Program for enrolled tribal members and descendants (descendants must provide proof of eligibility for example father/mother CDIB card or other documentation).  The program will focus on those between the ages 6 – 15 years old.  It will be hosted at the […]

  • Texas Archeological Society Scholarship
    May 12, 2015 8:22 AM

    The Texas Archeological Society (TAS) cordially invites you to participate in the annual field school to be held at Tait-Huffmeyer 7T6 Ranch site near Columbus, Texas, on June 13-19. Activities at this year’s field school will focus on excavation, pedestrian survey, and artifact processing. Additional information about this year’s field school can be found on […]

  • Wichita Food Distribution Program Demos
    April 10, 2015 11:46 AM

  • Oklahoma Inter-tribal Diabetes Coalition Golf Scramble
    April 10, 2015 11:45 AM

  • WDEP Hosts Great American Clean-Up
    April 10, 2015 11:43 AM

  • Tribal Princess Birthday Honor Dance
    April 10, 2015 11:42 AM

  • Job Application Class today!
    February 12, 2015 9:45 AM

  • Informational Meeting for Elders in the Community
    January 13, 2015 4:01 PM

  • Seeking Tribal Administrator
    January 13, 2015 12:15 PM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes has an opening for the position of a Tribal Administrator. Under the supervision of the Wichita Executive Committee, position is responsible for the daily administration and overall operation of Tribal Programs. DUTIES: Responsible for the efficient operation of all tribal programs, submission of proposals for funding and implementation of the […]

Wichita Tribal Princess

 

Wichita Princess-Joli Herrera

Joli Herrera

2014-2015 

Wichita Tribal Princess

 

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!