Upcoming Events
  • Week of the Young Child
    April 27, 2017

    8:45 am to 2:00 pm

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  • 2017 High School Senior Assistance
    Through the Academic Year

    Enrolled Wichita tribal members may apply for assistance with senior pictures, graduation announcements, and/or a class ring.

    More information can be found here.

    Application- One Two

  • Annual Meeting
    July 15, 2017

    The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  An agenda will be posted in the upcoming months.  Please mark your calendars. 

  • Wichita Annual Dance
    August 10-13, 2017

    More information to come in the upcoming months. 

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Wichita Tribes Blog
  • Wichita Tribe Summer Intern Program
    April 14, 2017 1:34 PM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes is currently accepting applications from enrolled Wichita Tribal members who are interested in participating in the summer intern program located at the Wichita Tribal complex.  This program is established for Wichita graduating seniors and Tribal college students that will be attending college in the fall of 2017.  This will be […]

  • ELDER LAWN MOWING PROGRAM-APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE 
    April 14, 2017 1:30 PM

    2017 cutting grass season has begun. Cutting began April 10, 2017 but applications are still available. If you would like more information about the Elders Lawn Service, please contact Aldelzon Saldana at (405)247-2425 or email at maintenance@wichitatribe.com.

  • Wichita Tribal Member, Adrian Labrada, Signs with USAO for Cross Country
    April 14, 2017 1:21 PM

    On April 11, 2017, Wichita Tribal Member, Adrain Labrada, signed with USAO to run cross-country. Adrian is graduating senior at Anadarko High School and is very active in sports. Congratulations Adrian! We will have more about Adrian in our upcoming April newspaper. Front row: (Nephew) Jeremiah Beaver, (Mother) Crystal LaBrada, (Signee) Adrian LaBrada (Wichita Tribal […]

  • Vacancy Announcement-Grant Writer/Compliance Officer
    April 14, 2017 1:01 PM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes accepting applications for Grant Writer/Compliance Officer. Applications available at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes or www.wichitatribe.com. For information call (405) 247-2425. Indian Preference applies. Closing date is April 28, 2017 at 5 p.m.    

  • Sugar Creek Casino Job Postings
    April 14, 2017 12:59 PM

  • Wichita Song Class
    April 14, 2017 12:58 PM

    The Wichita song class will meet at 7:00pm, Monday, April 17th in the portable building at the Wichita Tribal Complex. The class is open to enrolled and descendant Wichita males of all ages. Instruction will be provided by Jimmy Reeder. For more information you may contact Gary McAdams at (405)247-2425, Ext. 169.

  • WDEP Earth Day 2017
    April 12, 2017 3:02 PM

  • Wichitas to Conduct Archaeology Workshop
    April 12, 2017 3:01 PM

    The Wichita Cultural Education Program (WCEP) in partnership with the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey are excited to announce their upcoming workshop series for young adults focused on Wichita heritage and archaeology. Come join us Sunday, May 14th from 1:00-3:00pm as we explore the tools and methods used by archaeologists. These will […]

  • Wichita Hymn Class
    April 11, 2017 9:13 PM

    Wichita Hymn Class The Wichita Cultural Education Program will be sponsoring a Wichita hymn class beginning April 13th. The class will meet at 7:30pm in the portable building at the Wichita Tribal Complex and is open to enrolled and descendant Wichitas of all ages. Instruction will be provided by Jimmy Reeder. For more information you […]

  • WCEP to Co-Sponsor 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game
    April 6, 2017 10:06 PM

    WCEP to Co-Sponsor 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game The Wichita Cultural Education Program will co-sponsor with the Wichita Young Men’s Society and the Wichita Little Sisters the 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game on April 8, 2017. Activities will begin with a potluck meal at 6:00 PM followed by the hand game. Between games Wichita songs […]

Wichita Department of Environmental Programs

The Mission of the WDEP is to develop and implement a tribal environmental program that will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between human beings and their environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to natural resources and the environment and to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes.

Initiated in 1995, the Wichita Department of Environmental Programs (WDEP) began its operations in response to identified environmental problems. These problems included illegal dumpsites and water pollution. With assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the WDEP has expanded its environmental services with the addition of the following programs: EPA General Assistance Program (GAP), and the EPA Clean Water Act Section 106 Program.

General Assistance Program

EPA provides funding for the General Assistance Program (GAP). Staff initiates activities in order to provide Wichita and Affiliated Tribes' members with information regarding the GAP's objective to identify Wichita tribal properties containing illegal dumpsites. All identified sites will be mapped using the GIS software and GPS equipment. WDEP will work with landowners to gain access to the tribal properties for the mapping procedure. WDEP will then report all identified open dumps to Indian Health Service for inclusion on the OM SDS Database for possible future cleanup. An application asks for the types of items on the property, the checklist consist of Household Trash, Paint Cans, Containers of Chemicals, Lumber, Chemical Spills, Tires, Metal/Wire, and Appliances.

WDEP is currently trying to locate additional illegal dumpsites for possible future clean-up. These dumpsites must be located on tribal allotted trust property to be eligible for most funding. WDEP welcomes reports on any illegal dumpsites, as well as any other possible environmental concerns to this office whether they are on or near tribal lands.

Water Quality Program

EPA provides funding for the Water Quality program under the Clean Water Act Section 106. The primary goal of the Water Program is to develop and implement a Tribal water quality-monitoring program that will evaluate, restore, and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrities of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes water ways. WDEP is currently testing 5 sites located on the Washita River, Five Mile Creek, and Sugar Creek. Laboratory Analysis Parameters that will be collected and analyzed as defined in the WDEP's approved Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) as well as the Quality Management Plan (QMP).  Parameters will include Sample ID, Sample site #, Date, Time, Air Temp. Cº, Cloud Cosnditions, Rainfall, Water Temp. Cº, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Depth, pH, Turbidity, E.coli, Enterococci, Ammonia-N, Nitrate-N, Orthophosphate as P, and Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen. 

Jason Prince, WDEP Director, 405-247-2425 ext. 141, jason.prince@wichitatribe.com
Lonnie Standing, Technician Coordinator, 405-247-2425 ext. 140, lonnie.standing@wichitatribe.com
Craig Watkins, Water Coordinator, 405-247-2425 ext. 135, craig.watkins@wichitatribe.com