News & Notes

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice of Annual Meeting

On September 10, 2016 the Wyandotte Nation shall hold their Annual Meeting at the Bearskin Fitness Center Gymnasium near Wyandotte, Okla. The Annual Meeting will start at 10 a.m. The Election Committee of the Wyandotte Nation has determined that there are no contested posts for elective office within the government of the Wyandotte Nation for 2016. Therefore, it is not necessary to hold an election at the Tribe’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, Sept 10, 2016 per the Wyandotte Nation Constitution.

WYANDOTTE NATION TRIBAL CITIZENS: You MUST present your Wyandotte Nation enrollment/citizenship card at the meeting to register and receive the attendance giveaways. If you are in need of a replacement card please contact the Family Services Dept via phone at 918-678-6319, 918-678-6329 or email at dbutterfield@wyandotte-nation.org, lradabaugh@wyandotte-nation.org. Please make arrangements to obtain cards as soon as possible. Cards will not be issued the day of the meeting.

2016 Gathering Registration Now Available

Registration has closed. 

2016 Gathering to be held September 7th through 9th. This year is another historic year for the Wyandotte Nation with the Grand Opening of our Cultural Center on Friday. Be a part of the lighting of the eternal flame. See the beautiful panels that tell our story from long ago to current. All Wyandotte Citizens, Kansas Wyandots, and Wyandots of Anderdon, as well as spouses, are welcome to attend. You won’t want to miss this event.

2016 Gathering Schedule

http://www.wyandotte-nation.org/culture/2016-gathering-schedule/

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27th Annual Pow-Wow

To see the full size Pow-Wow flyer, click on the images below:

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National Night Out

NNO Flyer 2016

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The Gathering

Mark your calendar for The Gathering (Culture Days) 2016, Wednesday, Sept. 7 through Friday, Sept. 9. Check in will start at 8 am with activities starting at 9 am. Wednesday, 8:30 am Thursday, and 8 am Friday.

Come see history come alive with Matthew Mudeater and other citizens from the past. Dr. Steckley will present “Keys to the Wyandotte Language.” Many art projects will be offered this year over the three days. Bring past unfinished projects for help getting restarted, or time to finish. Friday will be the grand opening of the new Cultural Center.

The Gathering is a time for all to come learn, socialize, and bring our culture into the future. Watch for registration and the schedule of events to be posted on the website, www.wyandotte-nation.org.

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Tribal Artisan Showcase 2016

Wyandotte Nation Culture Center-  Saturday Sept 10

Three age divisions

  • Golden years (ages 55 and over)
  • Adult (20 to 54 years)
  • Youth (ages 19 and under)

Categories

Naturals:

  • Gourd Items
  • Pipes
  • Flint knapping
  • Drums
  • Flutes
  • Chokers
  • Rattles/ Shakers
  • Walking Stick
  • Other

Textile:

  • Clothing
  • Finger woven items
  • Quilting
  • Shawl

Art:

  • Pencil/Charcoal/Pastel
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Clay/Pottery
  • Other medium

Beading:

  • Traditional
  • Contemporary

Leather Items:

  • Moccasins
  • Medicine Bags/ Pouches
  • Other

Baskets:

  • Pine Needle
  • Reed

Silver smith:

  • Knives
  • Other

All items are to be submitted to Tammy Charles or Debra Haynes in the Education Building – no later than 4:30 pm Sept. 7, 2016.

Items must have been crafted after the Tribal Artisan showcase of 2015 and be dated.

If an item crosses into more than one category, exhibitor must declare the category of entry.

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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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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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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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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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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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