The 2017 Gathering – Bringing History Home
The schedule and registration is now available for The 2017 Gathering – Bringing History Home, to be held Wednesday – Friday, September 6 – 8 at the Bearskin Gym.
School Supply Program expanded to nationwide Beginning July 1st
*APPLICATIONS AND ORIGINAL RECEIPTS MUST BE MAILED OR HAND DELIVERED TO THE OFFICE. APPLICATIONS AND RECEIPTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL OR FAX.
The School Supply program will be available beginning July 1st and for the first time will be available to all enrolled tribal citizens pre-K through grade 12 regardless of where they live! Applications will be available online, in the office or can be mailed to you beginning July 1st. Walmart gift cards will still be available to residents of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. Tribal citizens who reside outside of the 4 states will be required to use the reimbursement program. For those who have utilized the program in the past please note the following change, original applications and receipts will be required. We will no longer accept applications and receipts via fax or email.
The program is available from July 1st – September 30th. Applications MUST be received or postmarked by September 30th to be eligible AND the receipts MUST also be dated between July 1st and September 30th. NO EXCEPTIONS. There will be additional instructions along with the applications, but if you have any questions regarding eligible expenditures, how to complete the form, etc. please feel free to contact the Family Services Department at 918-678-6329 or 918-678-6319.
Reminder to all Bearskin Clinic Tribal Patients:
All appointments, including optometry, dental, audiology and PRC (Purchased/Referred Care), x-ray, laboratory, etc., must be approved prior to visit!
Failure to do so will result in denial of payment.
Honor Guard looking to add youth program
The Wyandotte Nation Honor Guard is exploring the opportunity to create a Junior Warrior Program. Participants can be either male or female, ages 12-17. The program will focus on mentoring of youth by using discipline, respect, tradition and community service. Participants will be asked to participate in a weekend training event and then support the Honor Guard at Pow Wows and other ceremonies. Members will be required to participate in quarterly community service events. Ribbon shirts and other items will be supplied at no cost to the participants.
We are looking for young people who have a strong desire to give back to the Nation and who will be good role models for their fellow youths.
For more information or to volunteer contact Dave Culver at email@example.com
Important Election Information
To vote in the election that will be held at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 9th tribal citizens MUST present their Photo ID Citizenship card OR a non photo Citizenship card/Membership card AND a valid photo ID (i.e. drivers license).
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Public Notice: Election Sept. 9
The Wyandotte Nation will hold their Annual Meeting and Election on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. The Election will take place from 9am to 11am at the Bearskin Health Care and Wellness Center classroom. You must be in line by 11am in order to vote. Wyandotte Nation Citizens will be required to show their Membership/Citizenship card and a picture ID. If you have a Citizenship card with a photo this will meet both criteria. The Annual Meeting will begin at 10am and be held in the gymnasium of the Bearskin Healthcare and Wellness Center.
WYANDOTTE NATION 2017
QUALIFIED ELECTION CANDIDATES
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Any voter in line at the polling place but unable to cast a ballot before 11:00 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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Attention Tribal Citizens:
Changes to benefits offered through Bearskin Healthcare & Wellness Center. As of October 1, 2017, to be eligible for clinic services, including Wyandotte Adult Dental, Optometry, Audiology, Children’s Dental or Adult Emergency Dental, patients must be seen by a Bearskin Healthcare Provider once every three years. The initial visit must take place before patient may become eligible.
If you have any questions, please call 918-678-3222.
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SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH (AKA BENNY) NOTICES AND REMINDERS:
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Public Notice: Transportation Projects
The Wyandotte Nation has selected the following projects to fulfill the functions and duties of the Secretary of the Interior in accordance with the requirements of the 25 CFR 170 in carrying out a planning process and in developing the Transportation Improvement Program for 2017.
Project 1 – Route 125 Reconstruction of 645 north of Hwy 60 to Northern Border of Wyandotte Nation OTSA. This project in planning stage.
Project 2 – Route 170 Reconstruction of 640 Road, from Jackpot Road north to Hwy 60 including extensive drainage features. Will be developing construction plans.
For additional information please contact Ron Kaiser at (918)-678-6325.
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Traditional Stories on iTunes
We are pleased to announce that some of our talented summer youth have been working hard to illustrate some of our traditional Wyandotte stories. Two of these stories are available now on iTunes. They are currently only available for Apple devices. We are in the process of making those available for android users. Will post when these are available. The book is entitled “Wyandotte Traditional Stories Vol. 1”.
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Sr. Turtles Gift Shop Cookbook
The Senior Turtles are putting together Vol. 3 of the Wyandotte Nation Cookbook. We invite you to submit your favorite recipe! Please provide your name and tribal affiliation. To submit your recipe, you may email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the address below. Deadline to submit recipes will be July 1, 2017.
Sr. Turtles Gift Shop
c/o Wyandotte Nation
64700 E. Highway 60
Wyandotte, OK 74370
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