The Gathering — Register by Aug. 24
Kweh! It is time again for our annual Gathering. Registration is now live. The link is https://webs.wtok.org/events. The cutoff date will be August 24 at noon. If you do not get registered before this cutoff date, you will not receive a t-shirt. They look awesome! Don’t miss out! The kids will have a special activity time during the craft session this year. Ms. Teresa has planned some really fun things for them to do! The kids will need to stay with parents during all other sessions. I do have some quiet activities/toys that they can utilize during this time.
If you have questions regarding the registration process or other questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!
For The Gathering schedule (subject to change), click here.
Loretta Combes, Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma, Tribal Heritage Specialist
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Nationwide School Supplies Available
The school supply program began on July 1st for all students pre-K (age 3) to grade 12. Those residing within the four state area (OK, KS, MO, and AR) can utilize either the gift card or reimbursement program. Those residing outside of this area are eligible to apply for the reimbursement program. Please see the applications on the home page, top right, for the applications and additional information. For questions please contact Leeanna Radabaugh 918-678-6329 or Dana Butterfield 918-678-6319.
Wyandotte Nation Warrior Society
The Wyandotte Nation is proud to announce the creation of the Wyandotte Nation Warrior Society. The goal of the society is to identify, and honor our tribal citizens who have served honorably in the Armed Forces.
Throughout our history the Wyandotte have always been fierce warriors. Chief Bearskin, who was a bomber pilot in World War II, is perhaps one of our greatest warriors. We honor his and all our veterans legacy with this society.
The application is located on our website (see link below). Once completed and returned to the Tribal Heritage Department, with proof of service (either honorable discharge or DD 214 form), each veteran will receive a patch identifying membership in the warrior society.
We also hope to identify citizens who have an interest in joining the nations honor guard. Who carry on the tradition of honor and respect of our Warrior history.
To join the society, fill out the Warrior Application by clicking here, and print or email to:
Attn: Sherri Clemmons
5 Council Fire Road
Wyandotte OK 74370
For Wyandotte Nation citizens who received new Benny cards and are trying to activate them, you will use your 4 digit roll number. If your roll number is 1, 2 or 3 digits you will add zeros at the beginning of the number to make it 4 digits, for example, if your roll number 5 you will enter it as 0005. If you have additonal questions please feel free to call the Family Services offices at 918-678-6329 or 918-678-6319 or CoreSource at 800-990-9058 x42086.
Supplemental Health Information (Benny)
With the end of the year approaching we are receiving several calls and emails regarding Benny card balances. While we are happy to assist, we wanted to remind tribal citizens of the other options available with 24/7 access. Balances can be viewed at the www.mycoresource.com website and there’s a great new app from CoreSource that will allow you to view balances AND claims, including the location/vendor. The app is titled “myCoreSource FSA/HRA” and I have included a photo f…or easy identification. The first time you log into the app your username will be your CoreSource MemberID which is WY000(your 4 digit roll number) and your password is your zipcode+your 4 digit roll number. After you have logged in the first time you can change both the username and password for easier access if you choose. If you have any questions regarding the app or the website feel free to call us at 918-678-6319 or 918-678-6329 or CoreSource at 800-990-9058 x42086.
Also be watching for replacement cards coming in December for those cards expiring this year.
This document will assist you with setting up your mobile app access.
Wyandotte Nation and 7th Street Casino donate to Wyandotte County Museum
Preserving the future of their past has been one of the themes of the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma, according to Chief Billy Friend.
As part of that historical preservation effort, today the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma presented the Wyandotte County Museum a check for $10,000. The museum is located at 126th and State Avenue inside the Wyandotte County Park at Bonner Springs.
Friend said one of his goals as a tribal leader is to make sure the next generations of the Wyandotte Nation know their history. For the past 10 years or more, he has brought busloads of Wyandottes to the museum to learn about their history, he said.
To read the full article, click here.
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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH (AKA BENNY) NOTICES AND REMINDERS:
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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.