The FY-2014 Children’s Clothing Applications will be available on July 1, 2014 for those children whose parent’s/legal guardians turned in receipts for the assistance received in FY-2013. Applications received by July 18, 2014 will be distributed on July 25, 2014. Applications recieved after July 18, 2014 will follow the normal accounts payable process. Notices will be mailed out by June 1, 2014. No applications will be given out before July 1, 2014. Additional guidelines apply and will be included in the notices.
Please visit the website at www.wichitatribe.com
There are still 284 children who did not have receipts returned for them for FY-2013. Parent’s and legal guardians that applied for the clothing assistance on behalf of the child were responsible for returning the receipts. Since this is the first year we have had Children’s Clothing Assistance in a long time, the Committee has extended the last day to turn in the receipts to June 30, 2014. It is the parent’s/legal guardians responsibility to ensure that their children continue to stay eligible for the program by turning in the receipts ensuring that the children’ received the benefit of clothing.
Please get the receipts in as soon as possible if you have not already done so.
The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes will be offering a new Kitikiti’sh Scholarship to two outstanding college students that are enrolled with the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. The word Kitikiti’sh is the spelling for “Wichita” in the Wichita language. Criteria will be based on 1) Cumulative GPA (2) ACT Composite Score (3) Description of Future Plans (4) Description of Accomplishments, Leadership Roles, and Attributes (5) Financial Need. The Education Department will be mailing out the applications to high school graduating seniors that have applied for their graduation incentive and current college students in the Higher Education Program who have enrolled for the fall semester. The deadline to submit the application will be July 31, 2014.
On Saturday July 19, 2014, a Referendum Election will be conducted at the Wichita Tribal Complex, 1 ¼ miles North of Anadarko, Oklahoma on Highway 281. The polling place will be located in the Museum area of the Wichita Tribal Cultural and Administration Building. Voting hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the referendum election will be to accept (yes) or reject (no) proposed questions and amendments to the Wichita Governing Resolution.
All enrolled tribal members voting must have a valid tribal, state or federal photo ID.
For any amendment to pass, there must be at least 177 people who cast a vote in the July 19, 2014 Referendum Election as of May 22, 2014.
There are nine (9) proposed amendments to the Governing Resolution. On or before July 1, 2014, Tribal members will be able to view the SAMPLE BALLOTS on the website at www.wichitatribe.com or may visit the Tribal Administration Building where SAMPLE BALLOTS will be posted. The main issues include lowering the blood quantum, allowing for absentee voting, allowing for Quarterly Meetings, addressing conflict of interest and changing the number of tribal members who can petition from 20 members to 5% along with other changes to update the Governing Resolution.
Please go to the link below and see if your name is on here. People who have been heirs to estates and had minor per capita payment accounts in the 1980’s should check to see if they are listed on here. Not all people listed under Wichita are Wichita so you may even want to check the other tribes listings if you have Indian blood from those tribes.
The BIA Central Office is accepting applications for candidates for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Water Resources Technician Training Program which will formally be known as the Native American Water Corps. Selected candidates will attend four weeks of training and following successful completion of the program, will receive a 4 month voucher for full-time/temporary employment with their tribal government and/or government agency in an entry level water resources field to aid in the development of higher education/career development. The training is tentatively scheduled for July 8 through August 3, 2014 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. The deadline for applications is June 9, 2014.