Archive | April 2014

ISCANI Community Swimming Pool

Applications are being accepted at the Wichita Housing Authority for the Iscani Community Swimming Pool. Positions are open for Assistant Manager, Lifeguards and Concession Workers. Lifeguards must be above age 16. Assistant Manager must be able to work full time and have no other employment consideration. Concession worker must be above age 18. Preferences are applicable to Wichita enrolled members, then other Native Americans, and then non-Native Americans. Integrity, reliability, dependability, and commitment to the success of the Iscani Pool operations are musts. Successful applicants need to be physically fit and complete certification requirements as a lifeguard in accordance with YMCA and Red Cross criteria. Applications are available at Wichita Housing Authority Offices, I South Coronado Circle, Anadarko, Oklahoma 73005. Deadline is May 16, 2014.

Wichita and Affiliated Tribes offers LIHEAP

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, LIHEAP, will now take applications for summer coolant assistance from enrolled tribal members, who are head of household. First Priority will be given to elders and families with children. A current cooling bill, income verification, social security cards and CDIB must be submitted for each household member.

Assistance will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis.

Tribal members who have received assistance from the tribe, another tribe or the Department of Human Services between the months of October 2013 and July 2014 are ineligible.

Applications may be obtained between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Family and Children Services Building at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribal complex.

NYPD Camp

The annual NYPD (Native Youth Preventing Diabetes) is scheduled for the week of June 9-13, 2014.  Those interested in attending should complete the application and return to Corey Reeder, 045.247.2425 ext. 152, no later than May 9, 2014.  

Space is limited up to 12 campers and fee registration is $25.00, cash or money order, due with the application. Ages for camp are 8-12. Forms can also be emailed or received at the Health Programs Building. Indicate need for a water bottle to be purchase by the SDPI Program. For further assistance, contact Corey or Terri Anquoe, SDPI Coordinator, 405.247.2425 ext. 160

Senior Cap & Gown/ACT Test Fees

Don’t forget that the Tribe has a tribal funded assistance program for enrolled Wichita youth in the 12th grade that can assist with Senior Cap & Gown and ACT Test Fees.  Please contact the Education Department with any questions at (405) 247-2425 ext. 106 or 112 or email to yolanda.walker@wichitatribe.com or louisa.riffel@wichitatribe.com.  

Grade Incentive Awards

Don’t forget that the Tribe has a tribal funded program Grade Incentive Program that is available to enrolled Wichita youth in the 6th-12th grades.  The deadline is July 31, 2014 to apply for the incentive.  Please contact the Education Department with any questions regarding the program at (405) 247-2425 ext. 106 or 112 or email to yolanda.walker@wichitatribe.com or louisa.riffel@wichitatribe.com. 

Wichita Tribe Summer Intern Program

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes is currently accepting applications from enrolled Wichita Tribal members who are interested in participating in its new summer intern program located at the Wichita Tribal complex.  This program is established for Wichita graduating seniors and Wichita college students that will be attending college in the fall of 2014.  This will be an 8-week program scheduled between June and July time frame.  The program will be held at the Wichita Tribal Complex where the intern will work with the SummerSmart Youth Program and within Tribal programs.  

The student will be required to work with the SummerSmart Youth Program the first part of the day and occasionally attend field trips.  The second half of the day the intern will work, observe and participate in all programs including Administration, Education, AoA, Social Services, Health, Culture, Environmental Protection, Food Distribution, Transportation and TERO Programs along with any other programs not listed. The interns will be rotated among the departments.  The week of June 30, 2014, the intern will be required to write and research other Tribes and do a comparison to the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes programs. The second half of the program, beginning in July, will allow the intern to work more in depth in a specialized areas based on their interest in the various departments of the Tribe. For example, an intern might be interested in the Social Services fields so they would be assigned to work with that director or within those programs for a specific amount of time. Each intern will also have an opportunity present their experiences with the intern program at the Annual Meeting to be held on July 19, 2014. A final presentation with a written report will be provided to the Wichita Executive Committee. 

The intern will have the responsibility of having adequate transportation to and from the Tribal Complex. Hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a 1 hour lunch break.  Interns will be part of the grant from ONAC and will receive a savings account. The intern will be required to attend the financial management classes offered thru the SummerSmart Youth Program.  The intern will also be required to go through an application and resume writing course offered by the Human Resources Department.

The purpose of the intern program is to give experience to the intern but to also get a perspective of the Tribe from our youth.  This is a nine (9) week program with a few days of orientation in May.  The intern program will run from June 2, 2014 to July 31, 2014. 

Deadline for applications:  May 14, 2014.

Prerequisites: Qualifies as at least a senior in high school or an undergraduate attending college during the fall 2014.

Application requirements:  College transcript or report card with courses and grades, current resume, and a cover letter explaining why you wish to be considered for the program and an overview of your career goals.

Background Investigation:  Applicants must submit and pass a background investigation in order to work with the SummerSmart Youth Program.

Those interested should submit application requirements to Human Resources, Breezy Prince, at breezy.prince@wichitatribe.com. Interviews and selection will be held prior to May 23, 2014 and those selected will be required to attend orientation on May 29 and 30.  This will include a visit to each of the programs and the various entities owned by the Tribe within Caddo County.

 

Senior Cap & Gown/ACT Test Fees

Don’t forget that the Tribe has a tribal funded assistance program for enrolled Wichita youth in the 12th grade that can assist with Senior Cap & Gown and ACT Test Fees. Please contact the Education Department with any questions at (405) 247-2425 ext. 106 or 112 or email to yolanda.walker@wichitatribe.com or louisa.riffel@wichitatribe.com.

Demographic Survey

We have received several of the Demographic Surveys back from tribal members. Please make sure to send yours in if you have not done so. We keep accepting them until April 30, 2014. This information will be used for future grants and business ventures. Please see the February 2014 newsletter for more details. Enrolled tribal members ages 18 and over who complete the survey receive $10 Walmart gift cards.