Welcome to the Official Site of the Wichita And Affiliated Tribes
Wichita Travel Plaza
The Wichita Travel Plaza is excited to announce the opening of its food court. On Saturday, November 23, 2013, the store began selling CHAMPS chicken and sides. The store also has other broasted and deep fried foods such as sausage, burritos, breakfast sandwiches, and cold sandwiches.
The WTIDC continues to seek qualified candidates for the positions of Cook, Cashier, Assistant Manager, and Manager. Immediate openings are available for the positions of cashier and cook.
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 January 2014 Wichita Tribal Newsletter.
Diabetes Informative Sessions Offered
The Special Diabetes Program will be offering a series of Diabetes education presentations. The sessions will be held December 12 and 19, 2013. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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)
Wichita Tribe Sports Commission
Front Row- Joneil Tahmahkera, Denise Punley, Jaycee Lamar, Teka Henry, Amanda Enrique
Back Row- Cassandra McAdams, Mike Snyder, Matt Roberson, Robert Smith, and Julie Telfer
On November 23, 2013 the Wichita Tribe Sports Commission sanctioned Sugar Creek Showdown 20: Vinte. The WTSC has become one of the most experienced tribal athletic commissions in the country in regards to regulating Mixed Martial Arts. The most exciting accomplishmnt this year has been their ability to grow their team using tribal members. After the change in the make up of their commissioners they have gone from having no tribal members as inspectors to having 75% of their current inspectors being enrolled Wichita members. This year the WTSC has regulated six events and has issued over 206 licenses to fighters, coaches, and cutmen. Their next upcoming event will be Sugar Creek Showdown 21: No Surrender. The event will be held on January, 25, 2014 at the Sugar Creek Casino Event Center located in Hinton, Oklahoma.
WCEP Sponsors Basket-Weaving Workshop
On November 9, 2013 the Wichita Cultural Education Program (WCEP) sponsored a basket weaving workshop at Oklahoma Basket Supply Company in Wellston, Oklahoma. The students attending the training were Sydney Prince, Charlie McAdams, and Micah McAdams. The instructors were Barbara Hair and Risi Thelander, members of the Oklahoma Weavers Association, who donated their time, talent and personal expenses in providing the training. The students who received the training were selected because of the aptitude they exhibited at the weaving workshop held this past June. The completed baskets represent the first baskets created by Wichita weavers in centuries. It is hoped that these students will continue to practice the art of weaving and pass on their knowledge in future workshops to be conducted by the WCEP.