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ANADARKO PUBLIC SCHOOLS-IMPACT AID MEETING DECEMBER 8, 2014
The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes has been notified that the Anadarko Public Schools will be adopting the Indian Policies and Procedures (IPP) on December 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. This will be during their regular meeting. If you are a Wichita tribal member or the parent of a Wichita tribal member in the Anadarko Public School system and have comments regarding the Impact Aid, please send those comments to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, December 5, 2014. Please click here for the policy and information on the Impact Aid Program.
TRIBE RECIEVES 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.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM ENROLLMENT BEGINS
The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Juvenile Services Program will be hosting an After School 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 - 17 years old. It will be hosted at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribal grounds.
The applications can be picked up anytime between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm at the Family services building. Or can be requested for e-mail by the above e-mail address. They are required to be completed in full and submitted back to the Juvenile Services Program by 5:00pm October 31, 2014.
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, Tribal Card/Letter/CDIB member youths enrolled in Anadarko public schools and/or Riverside School would be eligible. The Tribal Youth parents/guardians are responsible for transportation of their youths.
The scheduled date to begin is November 3, 2014, from 3:30pm - 5:00pm. We are excited to have Gary McAdams, Cultural Planner back for the Prayer and teaching Wichita Language. Beth Parker, Director FDPIR has once again graciously volunteered and they will supervise activities with the youth Tuesday and Thursday for the nutrition day. Robin White, Special Diabetes Coordinator has volunteered her services to promote physical fitness activities ½ hour Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.
Tentative activities scheduled are to include but not be limited to: Wichita Culture, Nutrition, Physical Health, Mental Health, Sciences, Tutoring (if needed) and Arts and Crafts. Snacks will be provided.
JUVENILE SERVICES LOGO CONTEST