Archive | April 2016

14th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair

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Community Visioning Meeting for Enrolled Tribal Members

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 and other priorities defined by the Wichita Executive Committee from their recent planning sessions in December 2015 and the one held in January 2016 with the Industrial Development Commission.

 The purpose of the community visioning session will be to provide information on the Tribe’s current prioritized initiatives and to collect input from enrolled Tribal members on what they envision economic development to be for the Tribe. Discussion will include what opportunities are available, resources available, top business opportunities, top business challenges, action plan update on progress from the planning sessions, and what enrolled tribal members believe the economic development priorities should be.

 As part of a process to educate the tribal community on current Executive Committee economic development initiatives, the Wichita Executive Committee will conduct a listening work session with enrolled Tribal members to gain tribal participation in determining priorities as part of the decision making process. The Community Visioning Session will be designed on a consensus building approach among all tribal participants that provides for community input and dialogue on Best Practices for building Tribal economies. The basis of the presentation and discussions will be designed from the Wichita Executive Committee Economic Development Executive Summaries that were done with the facilitation of Blue Stone Strategy Group.

 On behalf of the Wichita Executive Committee, I encourage our tribal membership to come out and participate in this Community Visioning Session. -President, Terri Parton



Lawton IHS Centennial

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

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

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