News & Notes

Deadline for Enrollment is August 15, 2014

The Wyandotte Nation will vote in new members/citizens at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 13, 2014.  In order to be eligible for enrollment at the meeting a complete application must be on file with the Enrollment Office by Friday, August 15, 2014.  If you need an application or have questions regarding enrollment please contact the Family Service/Enrollment staff at 918-678-6319 or 918-678-6329.

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Indian Trust Settlement

The Garden City Group with the Indian Trust Settlement is seeking out tribal citizens who may be eligible members of this class action law suit.  Please check out this link to see if you or family members are listed.  This is only a list of those citizens of whom they don’t have good addresses.  It is not a complete list of those eligible.  www.indiantrust.com/index

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Public Notice

Notice of Annual Meeting and Election

 On September 13, 2014 the Wyandotte Nation shall hold their Annual Meeting and Election at the Bearskin Healthcare and Wellness Center near Wyandotte, Oklahoma. The Election will begin at 9 a.m.

The purpose of the election is to elect the following positions:

  • Second Chief
  • 1 Board of Director member
  • 2 Grievance Committee members

The term of each position is four years. Current members shall hold their office until successors are duly elected and given their oath of office.

The opening date to file for candidacy is May16, 2014 with the closing date June 16, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. All qualified members of the Wyandotte Nation who desire his or her name to be placed on the ballot as a candidate for Elective Office must file a “Declaration of Candidacy” in person with the Election Board Secretary or a designated representative at the Wyandotte Nation Administration Building located at 64700 E Hwy 60, Wyandotte, Oklahoma. No person shall be a candidate for more than one office at any one time. All such filings of Declaration of Candidacy must be filed no sooner than May 16, 2014 and no later than June 16, 2014. No later than three days following the close of the filing period, the Election Board Secretary shall cause to be posted at the Tribal Complex a complete list of all candidates along with their respective office of candidacy.

A filing fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be assessed for each candidate filing for Second Chief and Board of Directors. Ten dollars ($10.00) will be assessed for Grievance Committee candidates. Each candidate for Elective Office shall be assessed these fees payable to the Wyandotte Nation by Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order. These fees shall be used for election purposes. The filing fee shall be paid on the same date the prospective candidate submits his or her Declaration of Candidacy. Said filing fee is non-refundable.

POLLING PLACE: The official polling place for all Tribal Elections shall be the Bearskin Healthcare and Wellness Center Classroom, Wyandotte, Oklahoma. The polling shall be opened from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Any voter in line at the polling place but unable to cast a ballot before 11 a.m. will be allowed to finish voting. The polling place shall be staffed by at least two (2) polling officials designated by the Election Board.

Each voter will be required to present a photo ID and Tribal Membership Card. If the Tribal Membership Card has a photo on it, this will satisfy both of these requirements.

 Rob Nesvold, Chairperson

Wyandotte Nation Election Board

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Upcoming events:

A number of events are coming up in Wyandotte, Okla. Check them out! Click on the link to find out more.

Sept. 10-13: Culture Days/Annual Meeting (Wyandotte)

Sept. 12-14: 25th Annual Pow-Wow (Wyandotte)

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25th Annual Wyandotte Pow-Wow

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Culture Days, Pow-Wow and Annual Meeting Sept. 10-13

Culture Days, Pow-Wow and Annual Meeting will be here before you know it!

Events are scheduled to begin Wednesday, Sept. 10 and run through Sunday, Sept. 13.

The host motel for the events is Indigo Sky 888-992-SKY1. They have a block of rooms set aside for Wyandotte Nation citizens attending the events. If you are interested in booking rooms please email or call Sherri Clemons (sclemons@wyandotte-nation.org 918-678-6344) or Dana Butterfield (dbutterfield@wyandotte-nation.org 918-678-6319) to find out how to access the block. This is the closest hotel to Wyandotte and is right across the highway from the Pow-Wow grounds!

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We’re on Facebook!

Stay up to date: Visit the Wyandotte Nation Facebook page. Click on the button below and ‘Like Us.’ There you will have the opportunity to connect with fellow Wyandottes, Wyandotte Nation staff, family and friends, as well as see all the latest news, photos and video from various tribe activities. FB

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The Wyandotte Nation Culture Committee has been working with Dr. Craig Kopris to develop a language revitalization program for our citizens. The committee would like to ask as few questions to better prepare tools that can be used for this purpose. Please click here and help by completing the survey.

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Wyandotte Nation Supplemental Healthcare Benefit

For questions about this program please contact Dana Butterfield at x6319 or Tara Gragg at x6355.

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