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Wichita Tribe announces After School Program Pilot Project
The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes will begin a pilot project for an After School Program. The After School Program will begin on March 24, 2014 from 3:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m. The purpose will be to teach tribal youth aout the Wichita language, values and beliefs, educational tutorage, nutritional values, mental health, physical health and social norms such as gang prevention and bullying. For more information on the program, please contact Yvonne Goetsch, Juvenile Services Program Director at (405) 247-2425 ext. 125 or by email at email@example.com.
Wichita Tax Commission Changes Vehicle Registration Rules for Renewals
Effective March 15, 2014, a new form will be required to be filled out if you wish for someone to renew your tag for you. Please click here for the notice.
WTIDC Seeking Chief Executive Officer/CEO
The Wichita Tribe Industrial Development Commission is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to develop, oversee, coordinate and implement existing and new economic development projects. Candidate will work closely with WTIDC Board of Directors and WTIDC Office Manager. A minimum of 5 years' experience with administrative managment, strategic planning, organizational development, technical writing, procurement, accounting, marketing, finance, budgeting, risk management, policy/procedures, 8(a) and LLC businesses is required. A Master's Degree in Business, or related field of study required. Experience may be substituted for educational requirements with a Bachelor's Degree. Background check required. Indian Preference applicable. Salary commensurate with experience. Resumes accepted until February 28, 2014. Forward resume and cover letter with minimum salary requirement to: WTIDC, P.O. Box 682, Anadarko, OK 73005, by fax (405) 247-5160, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance Building Renovations Begin
The renovations to the Dance Building began on February 3, 2014. Renovations should be done by mid-summer. Below are pictures of the Dance Building as it is now before renovations. The building will have EIFS around the parimeter giving it an updated look. The kitchen will feature two six burner stoves, 3 compartment sink in a concession type kitchen. The building will be available for tribal use various activities.
North Side West Side
South Side East Side
Information & Discussion Meeting for Referendum Election
On Saturday, March 29, 2014, the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes will host a session for information and discussion on the Referendum Election to be held on July 19, 2014. Enrolled Tribal Members are encouraged to attend and provide input and ask questions about the proposed language. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be held at the AoA Building at the Wichita Tribal Complex. You may click here for the amendments that were previously proposed which will be the starting point for discussions.
Annual Meeting to be Held July 19, 2014
The Annual General Council Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The time and place to be announced.
Wichita Tribal Enterpises Donates to Anadarko Football State Ring Purchase
The Anadarko Warriors were hard at it again this year. The Warriors won the 2013 OSSAA Football 4A State Championship on December 14, 2013 against Poteau. The championship game was played at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. On Monday, January 13, 2014, S. Robert White, Jr., President/CEO, of Wichita Tribal Enterprises, LLC presented Coach Kent Jackson with a check for $3,000 to go towards the purchase of rings for the football players. Wichita Tribal Enterprises, LLC is a business enterprise of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. There were nine Wichita players throughout the year. Seven of the Wichita boys on the team posed with the Wichita Executive Committee for a picture. Those players posing with the Wichita Executive Committee include Tarron Willhoite, Sylvester Luther, Hunner Hokeah, Traymayne Wauahdooah, Nacho Gallegos, Julius Jones and Jarred Wheeler. Coach Jackson and Coach Paddlety also joined in the picture.
Wichita Referendum Election to Be held July 19, 2014
A referendum election will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Details will be announced at a later date. The January 2014 newsletter will provide more information regarding tribal member input. Please click here for the documents from the Referendum Election held in July 2013. You may submit comments to email@example.com regarding to the proposed amendments from last year.
Wichita tribal Gift Shop Mouse Pads and Coffee Mugs for Sale
The Wichita Tribal Gift Shop has new items. Mouse Pads for $7.00 and Coffee Mugs for $10 with the updated Tribal seal. Please contact Juanita Moore at (405) 247-2425 ext. 134 for more information.
Wichita Tribe Industrial Development Commission-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 Anadarko, Industries. WTIDC is seeking to provide informational packets and application submittals by March, 15, 2014. Prerequisities will be announced in the February 2014 Wichita Tribal Newsletter.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)