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Wichita Tribe Industrial Development Commission, Anadarko Industries LLC and Wichita Tribal Enterprises LLC announce Scholarship Program for Summer Interns
Anadarko Industries (AI) and Wichita Tribal Enterprises are putting together a summer intern program that will be specifically set-aside for Wichita Tribal members. This will be an 8-week program scheduled between June and August for a Wichita student who is in at least their 3rd year of college. The student will spend eight weeks at AI's and WTE's corporate offices in Houston, TX. The first half of the program will allow the student to observe and participate in all areas of the business from new business development to proposal submittals to contract operations. The second half of the program will allow the student to work more in depth in a specialized area based on his or her background and current company activities. For example, an intern might help with market research, proposal development, financial reporting, mid-year company performance review, or assist with a specific NASA contract. If timing allows, each intern will also have an opportunity to present the company's annual report at the Wichita annual meeting that is typically held in July.
If you have an interest in being considered for this program, please contact Kenn Hall (email@example.com), AI's Vice President of Operations. Include a resume, a letter explaining why you wish to be considered for the program with an overview of your career goals and objectives, and a copy of your college transcript or report cards. In the event you need assistance with your submittal information, please contact the WTIDC Office Manager, Jerri Davis, at 405/247-5009 or at 1503 Mission Blvd., Suite D, Anadarko, Oklahoma 73005.
OILS WILLS CLINIC
On Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc. will host a will clinic, providing free will services for Native owners of trust property. More information is found in this flyer.
The following Commission currently has one vacancy:
Wichita Tribe Industrial Development Commission
If you are interested in serving on this Commission, please submit a cover letter and resume to the address below. The vacancy will remain open until filled.
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes
P.O. Box 729
Anadarko, OK 73005
Fax: (405) 247-2430
TRIBE HIRES NEW TRIBAL ADMINISTRATOR
The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes has hired James Nelson Sr. as the New Tribal Administrator. Mr. Nelson is an enrolled tribal member and comes from the Stephenson family. Mr. Nelson's first day will be on February 17, 2015.
WICHITA LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
The Wichita Language Class for Children is held on Sundays. Class is held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Administration Building located at the Wichita Tribal Complex. Children 6-17 years old are invited to attend and those participating will be submitting entries into the the 2015 Oklahoma Native Youth Language Fair that will be held in Norman in April. In addition to language, we will also set aside time for some Wichita history and learning about the names of past tribal presidents. We had 7 children last week and a few more that will be joining us this Sunday. We encourage our youth to participate. President Terri Parton is teaching the class with assistance from Gary McAdams and Doris McLemore. Please contact Gary McAdams at (405) 247-2425 ext. 169 if you have any questions.
HEALTH INSURANCE EXEMPTION FOR NATIVE AMERICANS
The form needed for the health insurance exemption for Native Americans is found here. You must apply for the tax exemption. The tribal offices do not have an exemption number for such.
NON-SMOKING POLICY BEGINS JANUARY 1, 2015
On November 24, 2014, the Wichita Executive Committee, by a vote of 6-0-0, approved the Non-Smoking Policy for the Wichita Tribal Complex to be effective on January 1, 2015. The use of tobacco for traditional ceremonial purposes is exempt from this policy.
TRIBE EARNS HEALTHY BUSINESS CERTIFICATION
On December 23, 2014, the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes received notification that it met the criteria of a Healthy Business. There are three levels of certification that include: basic, merit and excellence. Last year the Tribe received a Certificate of Merit. This year the Tribe earned a Certificate of Excellence. An awards luncheon will be held on February 4, 2015 where we will receive the award. The Certified Healthy Business program is a administered by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.