News & Notes

Upcoming events:

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

April 12: Stomp Dance (Wyandotte)

April 12: Stride for Life (Kansas City)

April 19: Superhero 5K (Wyandotte)

April 19: Bearskin Strongman Competition (Wyandotte)

April 22: Preschool Pow-Wow (Wyandotte)

April 25: 7th Annual Environmental Festival (Wyandotte)


Community Center opening ceremony 2 p.m. April 14

The Wyandotte Nation will hold an opening ceremony for its new Heritage Acres Community Center at 2 p.m. Monday, April 14. A smoking ceremony will be performed by Wyandotte Nation Chief Billy Friend.

The Community Center, located at 14325 Porcupine Rd. in Wyandotte, Okla., features an activity center, senior center, kitchen and a saferoom that will provide a place for the community to go in adverse weather conditions. In addition, the Wyandotte Nation Housing Department has moved its offices into the center as well.

The Wyandotte Nation Tribal Police Department, which also serves as the municipal police department in Wyandotte, moved into the housing department’s previous office space at 64600 E. 145 Rd. along with the Tribal Court.

Office hours for the WNTPD are 8 a.m. to Noon and 1-4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. The Police Department non-emergency phone number hasn’t changed, it is (918) 678-3100.

Chief Friend said the Community Center is just another step in the Tribe’s ongoing process of building and improving the community.

In addition to the Community Center, the Wyandotte Nation is also in the process of building a Splash Pad for the community and a Culture Center.


Colorado Town Hall Meeting April 26

Wyandotte Nation Citizens attend the Texas Town Hall Meeting held March 29 in Grapevine. The next Town Hall Meeting will be held in Denver April 26. (William Swaim/Wyandotte Nation)

Wyandotte Nation Citizens attend the Texas Town Hall Meeting held March 29 in Grapevine. The next Town Hall Meeting will be held in Denver April 26. (William Swaim/Wyandotte Nation)

The Wyandotte Nation will be hosting a Town Hall meeting for Wyandotte Nation Citizens residing in the state of Colorado Saturday, April 26, beginning at 10 a.m.

This meeting will allow Wyandotte Citizens to meet Chief Billy Friend, 2nd Chief Norman Hildebrand and staff members to learn what the current status is of the Tribe and to ask specific questions.  Lunch will be provided after the meeting as well as social time to visit with staff and other Tribal Citizens.

Each enrolled adult (18 and over) Wyandotte Citizen who attends will receive a $50 gift card to assist with the expenses associated with attending the meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Denver West, 360 Union Boulevard, in Lakewood, Colo. To contact the hotel, call (720) 963-2018.

Anyone who plans on attending will need to RSVP. The deadline to register is Friday, April 11, 2014. To register, or if you have questions regarding the meeting, contact Dana Butterfield (918) 678-6319 or by email,

We look forward to seeing you there.


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 ( 918-678-6344) or Dana Butterfield ( 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!


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


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.



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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