News & Notes

2016 Town Hall Meetings have been scheduled!

The first meeting will be in Newport Beach, CA on Saturday, March 19th at the Radisson Hotel Newport Beach, 4545 MacArthur Blvd. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. with lunch being served at noon. Question & Answer will follow. The hotel was not able to accomodate with a block of rooms for guests, but will honor the government rate of $157.00 for anyone attending the meeting. 

The second meeting will be held in Olympia, WA in the Longhouse on the campus of Evergreen College on Saturday, April 16th. The schedule for this meeting will be the same as the California meeting with a start time of 10:00 a.m. The host hotel is the Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive Southwest. There is a small block of rooms at a rate of $102.00. Please refer to the Wyandotte Nation Courtesy Block when making reservations.

Post cards for both meetings will be sent 4 to 6 weeks prior to each event to citizens in the area with instructions on how to register for the meeting. If you have questions in the meantime please contact Dana Butterfield at 918-678-6319 or dbutterfield@wyandotte-nation.org

Wyandotte Nation breaks ground on new Cultural Center

(William Swaim/Wyandotte Nation) On hand for the ceremony were tribal citizens, the Wyandotte Nation Board of Directors, the Second Chief and the Wyandotte Nation Culture Committee members as well as Thomas Boxley, the architect for the project, and Crossland Construction representatives, who will handle the general contracting.

(William Swaim/Wyandotte Nation) On hand for the ceremony were tribal citizens, the Wyandotte Nation Board of Directors, the Second Chief and the Wyandotte Nation Culture Committee members as well as Thomas Boxley, the architect for the project, and Crossland Construction representatives, who will handle the general contracting.

WYANDOTTE, Okla. — The Wyandotte Nation broke ground on its new Cultural Center Friday, Sept. 11. The Cultural Center will be located near the Bearskin Healthcare & Wellness Center and Lost Creek Recycling Center.

“The Wyandotte Cultural Center will offer a world of opportunity to learn and connect with Wyandotte history,” said Wyandotte Nation Chief Billy Friend. “It will give our Wyandotte citizens the opportunity to walk through our past and look to our future – all in one unforgettable experience.”

To read more of the story, CLICK HERE

 

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Supplemental Health Benefit Renewed

The Supplemental Health Benefit (aka the Benny card) will be renewed once again for 2016.  January 1, 2016 each Wyandotte Nation adult citizen account will be reloaded with $1,000 and each family account with $2,000.  The definition of a family account is an adult enrolled Wyandotte Nation citizen with enrolled dependents under the age of 18.

If you have any questions regarding specific approved items or vendors please contact CoreSource directly at 800-990-9058 x42086.  If you have questions regarding eligibility you can contact the Wyandotte Nation Family Services Deptartment at 918-678-6319 or 918-678-6329.

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EPA Recognizes Wyandotte Nation

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality recognized the Wyandotte Nation for its work on Tar Creek projects.

“This was specifically for our yard clean-up efforts and we brought them (EPA) to Wyandotte, to our tribal areas, to sample for lead and we didn’t have any high hits in lead thankfully,” said Christen Lee, Wyandotte Nation Environmental Director. “We are happy to work with them and we continue to work with them on different aspects of the project.”

For full story, click here.

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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

If you received a letter from the Settlement asking for your Individual Indian Money (IIM) Account number, please contact the Office of the Special Trustee at 918-453-5714.

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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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benny

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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