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Education Services Department

  

Ti?i kirikir?i:s (This is the Wichita) Education Services Department! 

E:si:rasi:c?i (How are You?)

 

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Our Vision:

To support the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes in their continuous efforts to defend and protect our tribal sovereignty; and to enhance the quality of life for the Wichita tribal people and the surrounding community by investing in education and cultural opportunities.

 

Our Mission: 

To assist Wichita tribal members in obtaining self-sufficiency and enhance their quality of life by providing educational, cultural and financial support through one-on-one counseling, outreach, and collaborative partnerships.

 

  

Click on names for more information about education programs and services.

  • PK-12 student programs are under PK-12 Education.
  • Graduating High School seniors and Adults will find programs and resources for college and career readiness under Higher Education.

 

EDUCATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT STAFF 

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Amber Silverhorn-Wolfe
Education Services Administrator
amber.silverhorn-wolfe@wichitatribe.com

 

HIGHER EDUCATION 

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Yolanda Walker
Higher Education Director
yolanda.walker@wichitatribe.com

 

PK-12 EDUCATION 

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Alayna Jackson
Secretary/JOM Tutor
alayna.jackson@wichitatribe.com

 

 


HIGHLIGHTS IN EDUCATION

Click HERE to view the Education Services Department Resource Guide 

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FREE Vocational Trainings open to Community Members!

All Trainings will be located at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Community Building

Presented by the Caddo Kiowa Technology Center!

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 $20,000 in available scholarships for Wichita students!

Click HERE to apply now!

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  • KITKITI'SH SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: Follow link to view current and past scholarship winners!
  • LUNCH BREAK discussions with the Education Services Department and honored guests on various education/career topics! Click HERE to listen in on the Fall 2020 semster's conversations!
  • STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Follow link to view current and past student of the month winners!
  • GRADUATION BANQUET: Follow link to learn about this year's Education Banquet and to view previous graduate pictures and slideshows!

 

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STUDENT OF THE MONTH NOMINATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW!!

Do you have a K-12, college or adult student who you would like to recognize for their hard work and commitment to thier education?! Consider nominating them for the Wichita Tribe Education Services Department Student of the Month by clicking on the form below: 

 

SOM Nomination Form

 

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CAREER/JOB RESOURCES:

Job Openings

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

Anadarko Industries (WTIDC Company)

Apache Tribe

City of Anadarko Job openings\

Comanch Nation Academy (Immersion School)

Comanche Nation Casino

Delaware Nation

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Indeed.com

Kiowa Tribe

Monster.com

NDN Collective

National Indian Education Association (NIEA)

OK State Jobs

Sugar Creek Casino

University of Oklahoma (external job positions)

University of Oklahoma (student jobs)

USA Jobs

Western Farmers

Wichita Tribal Enterprises (WTIDC Company)

Wichita Tribe 


Career Related Resources

Career OneStop

College Student Resume Tips

Copy of Birth Certificate (for Oklahoma residents)

Curriculum Vitae (CV) Writing Tips

High School Student Resume Tips

Oklahoma Career Guide

Technology Centers in Oklahoma

What are the most important items to include on resume?

Working Professional Resume Tips  


HIGHER EDUCATION RESOURCES:

Scholarships: 

American Indian College Fund

American Indian Education Fund

American Indian Graduate Center

American Indian Services

Association of American Indian Affairs

Best Mobility Aids- Disability Scholarships

Career OneStop: Scholarships

Cobell Scholarship (includes scholarships for Vocational/Technical Institutions)

Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars

Financial Aid and FAFSA Guide

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Gates Scholarship

Indian Health Services Scholarships

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

Learn How to Become (includs scholarships for students with disabilities)

Oklahoma's Promise (OHLAP)

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education:ReachHigher Oklahoma 

 

Native Organizations:

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

First Nations Development Institute

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

National Indian Eduation Association (NIEA)

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)

Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

Native Land Digital

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) 

NDN Collective

Office of Indian Education (OIE)

Oklahoma Council for Indian Education (OCIE)

Seventh Generation Fund

Tribal Education Departments National Assembly (TEDNA)

Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI)

UpStander Project

  

Internship/Externship and Fellowship Opportunities:

Wilma Mankiller Fellowship Program (NCAI)


Higher Education Related Resources:

A-Z List of US Colleges and Universities

College Guide for Homeless Students

College Guide for LGBTQ Students

College Guide for Undocumented Students

College Guide for Veterans

College Guide for Women in STEM

College Resource for Students with Disabilities

Financial Planning-For Native American Communities 

First Generation College Student Guide

Guide to Scholarships for Future Teachers

Indian Health Services:Tele-Education (online webinars/training,etc.)

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education 

Resources and Support for College Students with Diabilities

Tribal Colleges and Universities 

 

K-12 RESOURCES:

Native Organizations:

First Nations Development Institute

Indian Education Offices by State 

Native Education Collaborative

Nike N7 Fund

Oklahoma State Indian Education Office

United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY)

Running Strong for American Indian Youth

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Indigenous/Native American Curriculum:

NARF: Tribalizing Indian Education Series

NABS: Truth and Healing Curriculum

NAMI: Native Knowledge 360 Curriculum

NIEA: Virtual Resources

OKCPS: From Trails to Truth: Oklahoma History from a Native American Perspective

University of Oregon: Honoring Tribal Legacies Curriculum

UpStander Project: First Light Learning Resources

 

K-12 Education Related Resources:

Department of Education

Khan Academy:  Free Online Courses

K-12 Reading List (Books with Native authors and/or main characters) 

OK College Start

Oklahoma Edge: Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) 

PBS Learning Media

Internet Public Library (University of Michigan)

 

Veteran's Resources:

Apply for Career and Employment Assistance

Apply for Disability

Apply for Education Benefits

Apply for VA Burial Benefits

Apply for VA Health Care

Apply for a  VA Home Loan

Apply for Veteran's ID Card

Military Discounts

Request Military Records

 

 

COVID-19 Education Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy Tribes

University of Arizona: Communication Toolkit

   

 

So:ti:c?a (Thank You!)

 

 

Call or email our office if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

 

Telephone: (405) 247-8612

Fax: (405) 247-5687

Follow us on Facebook:  @WichitaTribe

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