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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.
SEEKING TRIBAL ADMINISTRATOR
The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes has an opening for the
position of a Tribal Administrator. Under the supervision of the
Wichita Executive Committee, position is responsible for the daily
administration and overall operation of Tribal
DUTIES: Responsible for the efficient operation of all tribal programs, submission of proposals for funding and implementation of the Personnel Policies and Procedures. Applicant shall ensure that program reports and financial statements are submitted in accordance with Federal requirements as well as train program directors to effectively carryout the goals and objectives of their respective programs.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College/University, preferably in Business Administration or Management and must have five years or more of experience in tribal government operations and personnel management. Must have a working knowledge of contracts, grants and budgets and be able to write proposals. Must possess good oral and written communication skills and be computer literate. A valid State of Oklahoma Driver's License is required and applicant must pass a drug screening test and a criminal background investigation.
Applications available at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes or at:www.wichitatribe.com. For additional information contact Human Resources at (405) 247-2425. Closing date is January 23, 2015 @ 5PM. Indian Preference applies.
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.
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.