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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 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 an 8-week program scheduled between May and July time frame.  The program will be held at the Wichita Tribal Complex where the intern will work with the Summer Youth Program and within Tribal programs.

 

The student will be required to obtain training through the Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Surveillance Program. The student will be required to work with the Summer 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 July 3, 2017, 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 15, 2017. 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.  The intern will also be required to go through an application and resume writing course offered by the Human Resources Department.  The Intern must maintain confidentiality as a temporary employee working in various departments.

 

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, become a mentor to our children in the Summer Youth Program and become future leaders of our Tribe.  This is a nine (9) week program with a few days of orientation in May.  The intern program will run from May 30, 2017 to July 28, 2017.

 

Deadline for applications:  May 5, 2017

Prerequisites: Qualifies as at least a graduating senior for 2017 or an undergraduate attending college during the fall 2017.

 

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 Summer 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 19, 2017 and those selected will be required to attend orientation on May 30 and 31. This will include a visit to each of the programs and the various entities owned by the Tribe within Caddo County. Those selected will also be required to receive training in the Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Surveillance Program on June 1 and 2, 2017.

ELDER LAWN MOWING PROGRAM-APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE 

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

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.

Adrian Labrada

Front row: (Nephew) Jeremiah Beaver, (Mother) Crystal LaBrada, (Signee) Adrian LaBrada (Wichita Tribal member) Anadarko HS Cross Country Coach John Holten
Back row: (Sister) Ryleigh Farina, (Brother) Isiah LaBrada, (Brother) Joseph Beaver, USAO Cross Country Coach Sid Hudson, (Grandmother) Barnetta LaBrada

Vacancy Announcement-Grant Writer/Compliance Officer

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.

 

 

Wichita Song Class

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.

Wichitas to Conduct Archaeology Workshop

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 include working with artifacts from a recently excavated historic Wichita Village Site. Activities will be geared toward ages 10-18, but participants of all ages are welcome to attend. The workshop will be held in the Wichita Community Building at the Wichita Tribal Complex.

For more information you may contact Gary McAdams at (405) 247-2425, Ext. 169, by email at gary.mcadams@wichitatribe.com or Sarah Trabert at strabert@ou.edu.

For planning purposes, the WCEP is encouraging parents to enroll their children by May 4, 2017. To enroll in the workshop you can pick up an application at the reception desk in the Administration Building at the Wichita Tribal Complex. You may also enroll by contacting Gary McAdams by phone or email at the number and address given above

Wichita Hymn Class

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 may contact Gary McAdams at (405) 247-2425, Ext.169 or at gary.mcadams@wichitatribe.com.

WCEP to Co-Sponsor 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game

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 and dances will be performed. The singing will be led by Jimmy Reeder with the assistance of the Young Men’s Society. Depending on the weather, the hand game will be held at Wichita danceground or in the Wichita Community Building at the Wichita Tribal Complex which is located one mile north of Anadarko on Hwy.281 and one half mile west on Wichita Lane. For more information you may contact Gary McAdams at (405) 247-2425, Ext. 169.