Welcome to the Official Site of the Wichita And Affiliated Tribes
HONORED FOR SERVICE
Dedicated employee, Fran Harrison, was presented with a new Wichita Pendleton blanket, at last week's employee Christmas party. She has worked for the tribe for 30 years. Thank you, Fran, for your faithful service to the tribe.
Beth Parker and Clifford Swift were both presented with Wichita Pendletons for 20 years of service to the tribe. We are greatful for these employees.
BASKETBALL DAY CAMP AND CELEBRITY EXHIBITION GAME
The Juvenile Services Program is hosting former NFL players for
an exhibition game and basketball day camp. More information can be
TRIBAL OFFICES CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS
The Tribal Complex will close on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, for Christmas Holiday and remain closed December 25th and December 26th. We will reopen on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
GIFT SHOP SALE
The Wichita Tribal Gift Shop is having a Before Christmas Sale to make room for new inventory.
Items on sale with Old Seal and Old Designs
- Long Sleeve T-Shirts-$8
- Denim Shirts-$15
- Hoodies (No Zipper)-$12
- Zippered Hoodies-$15
- Polo Shirts w/Seal-$20
- Infant Items-$5
The items will go on sale today at 1:00 p.m. Please see contact Pam at (405) 247-2425 ext. 134 for more information.
TRIBE RECEIVES FUNDING FOR WICHITA HISTORY CENTER
The Housing and Urban Development Agency has issued the Notice Of Funding Awards for fiscal year 2014 for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program. The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes has been awarded $800,000.00 to construct the Wichita Historical Center to be built north of Anadarko, Oklahoma as discussed in previous newsletters. The center will provide the Tribe an opportunity to enhance the cultural preservation aspects with a museum which will provide educational and historical information of the Tribe for the entire community and will be shared with all visitors to the center. In addition, the history of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes was documented through a joint effort with the University of Oklahoma and the Tribe which worked with the former Stovall Museum in Norman, Oklahoma to create a museum exhibit concerning the archaeology, history and culture of the Nation. The exhibit travelled throughout Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, and Tennessee during the late seventies and early eighties and upon its return was placed in the administration building of the Tribe. This ICDBG project will provide a permanent place in the museum for the story of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Nation and will be available for all to see.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PICTURES AND/OR ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes has approved assistance to help defray costs of high school senior expenses of enrolled tribal members. The assistance is for High School Senior Pictures and/or Announcements. If you have a high school senior that is enrolled Wichita and would like an application, please contact Yolanda Walker or Louisa Riffel at (405) 247-2425 ext. 106 or ext. 112.