Upcoming Events
  • 2016 Office Filing Period
    Now until June 10, 2016

    The official opening of the filing period for the 2016 Tribal election began on Monday. The filing period opened May 30, 2016 and closes at 5 p.m. June 10, 2016 for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three Committee Members.
    More information at left.

  • Honor Dance for Sydney Prince, Miss Indian Oklahoma
    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Wichita Tribal Dance Grounds

    Anadarko, OK 

    Gourd Dance 2pm-5pm

    Supper Break 5:30pm- 6:30pm

    Wichita Dances 6:30pm- 7:30pm

    War Dancing 7:30pm- ????

    More info can be found on the Flyer

  • Summer Youth Program
    June 6- July 29, 2016

    This program will run from June 6th-July 29th. MONDAY-THURSDAY. You will be able to drop your camper off at 8AM Monday-Thursday, and pick them up by 5PM each day. Daily activities will include cultural arts and crafts, cultural lessons, storytelling, and athletics. Through the summer program we will take weekly field trips as well. Consent forms and more information will be sent home before each trip.

  • Oklahoma Promise Event
    June 9, 2016

    Attn: Current 8th, 9th, & 10th Grade Students

    We will offer assistance in completing the Oklahoma Promise Application and also give college information, ACT test info, etc.

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    5:00-8:00 p.m.

    Education Office,

    Multi-Purpose Building

    Wichita Tribal Complex

    Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at #247-8612

    www.okpromise.org

    *Earn tuition at Oklahoma colleges or Public Tech. Centers; certain requirements must be met.

     

     

  • Annual General Council Meeting
    July 16, 2016

    Mark your calendars.  More information TBA. 

  • 2016 Tribal Elections
    July 16, 2016

    Elections will be held for all 7 positions on the Wichita Executive Committee.  More information on filing can be found at left. Mark your calendars to participate in the 2016 elections. 

  • Annual Dance
    August 11-14, 2016

    Wichita Annual Dance is scheduled for August 11-14, 2016. Mark your calendars. More information to be provided at a later date. 

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Wichita Tribes Blog
  • TAG OFFICE TIME CHANGES
    June 2, 2016 8:10 AM

    BEGINNING IN JUNE 2016, THE WICHITA TAG OFFICE AND TAX COMMISSION WILL BE CLOSED THE 1ST AND 3RD MONDAY FROM 8 AM- 1PM.  TAGS WILL NOT BE ISSUED DURING THIS TIME. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DAYS THE TAG OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM 1 PM-4:30 PM ONLY:   JUNE 6TH & JUNE 20TH JULY 5TH […]

  • 14th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair
    April 20, 2016 1:03 PM

  • Community Visioning Meeting for Enrolled Tribal Members
    April 14, 2016 4:01 PM

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m. in the Community Building located at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes  Lunch will be provided. There will also be door prizes available. The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Executive Committee will hold a one day Community Visioning Session to gain tribal community input on the economic development vision, community priorities […]

  • Lawton IHS Centennial
    April 14, 2016 3:46 PM

    Lawton Indian Hospital will be celebrating 100 years on this date with reception to follow. More information can be found in the flyer.

  • Elder Informational Meeting
    April 14, 2016 3:45 PM

    Information from different entities providing services for elders will be available at this informational session. Meal provided. More information on this event can be found in the flyer.

  • JOM Honor Dance 2016
    April 14, 2016 3:44 PM

    JOM student awards will be presented at this event, along with a meal and honor dance.

  • Land Buy Back Program
    March 9, 2016 4:29 PM

    The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing sellers at fair market value. Consolidated interests are immediately restored to tribal trust ownership for uses benefiting the reservation community and tribal members. There are […]

  • Circuit Training
    February 19, 2016 8:37 AM

  • Great American Cleanup
    February 18, 2016 3:21 PM

  • 2016 High School Senior Assistance
    February 18, 2016 3:17 PM

Welcome to the Official Site of the Wichita And Affiliated Tribes

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                    Sydney Prince, Miss Indian Oklahoma

 

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Durant, OK - May 6, 2016 was an exciting day for Anadarko native Sydney Prince. The former Miss American Indian Exposition and Wichita Tribal Princess was crowned Miss Indian Oklahoma. The competition spanned 2 days and during that time she participated in tribal greetings, description of her regalia, a platform speech, talent portion and judge panel review. While competing in the talent portion, Miss Prince sang "Amazing Grace" in her native tongue of Wichita. Sydney received additional awards at the competition of Miss Congeniality and Best Tribal Greeting.

Miss Prince is a graduate of Anadarko High School, where she was the valedictorian. She is the daughter of Shelly Griffits and Jarrod Prince. She is a tribal member of Wichita and Affiliated tribes and has Apache, Caddo and Delaware heritage. She is currently a student at Redland's Community College and is serving as President of the Redlands Native American Student Organization.

The competition is put on by the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women (OFIW). Their purpose is "to create a bond of friendship among the members…and to develop ways of depicting the Indian woman as taking her place in the world of today." Not only do they have two title competitions but also an arts and crafts showcase and a youth conference.

Miss Prince decided to run for Miss Indian Oklahoma because of a desire to represent Native American girls and give them a positive role model. She has a strong desire to bring attention to the high rate of suicide in the Native American population. Her speech was directed at this topic and the devastating effect it has had on her local community. She says of the honor, "It's a prestigious award and an opportunity that most Native American girls do not have." She is proud to represent the OFIW at powwows and other events hosted by tribal bodies. Her title will run until 2017.

BY Tishina Mindemann

 

 

                           

                       Wichita Historical Center-TRO Vacated

 

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes was issued a Temporary Restraining Order last week in regards to the Wichita History Center that is being constructed on highway 281. Below is a except from the order today vacating the temporary restraining order. -Terri Parton, President

"Based on the record before it, the court concludes that the Wichita Tribe fulfilled its consultation responsibilities under NHPA. Plaintiff did not meet its burden of showing a violation of the Act.

Having concluded that plaintiff failed to demonstrate it is likely to succeed on the merits of its claim that defendants violated the APA by their noncompliance with NEPA or NHPA, the court vacates the TRO previously entered and DENIES plaintiff's motion for TRO [Doc. #3].17

IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated this 31st day of May, 2016."

Construction began again on the grasshouses on June 1, 2016. Photos of ongoing construction can be seen by following the link below.

Grasshouse flickr album    

 


                           TAG OFFICE TIME CHANGES

BEGINNING IN JUNE 2016, THE WICHITA TAG OFFICE AND TAX COMMISSION WILL BE CLOSED

THE 1ST AND 3RD MONDAY FROM 8 AM- 1PM.  TAGS WILL NOT BE ISSUED DURING THIS TIME.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DAYS THE TAG OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM 1 PM-4:30 PM ONLY:

 

JUNE 6TH & JUNE 20TH

JULY 5TH & JULY 18

AUGUST 1ST & 15TH

SEPTEMBER 6TH & SEPTEMBER 19TH

OCTOBER 3RD & OCTOBER 17TH

NOVEMBER 7TH & NOVEMBER 21ST

DECEMBER 5TH & DECEMBER 19TH.

 

THIS WILL ALLOW THE TAX COMMISSION OFFICE/TAG OFFICE TO COMPLETE OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CALL 405-247-8643 OR 405-247-8668.