Press Releases

Press Releases

Survey for Needs provided by the American Rescue Plan

Sac and Fox Nation American Rescue Plan Survey

FY2023 LIHEAP Model Plan and Public Comment

Attached is the FY2023 LIHEAP Model Plan and Public Comment form for the Nation. We are required to obtain Public Input every year in regards to the model plan. The Model Plan is being submitted, September 6th. The Public input still needs to be obtained. Once the Public Comment period has passed, we will update the Submitted Model Plan with any information obtained from the comment period per Ms. Kate Thomas, our LIHEAP Federal Liaison.

Download form here.

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Elders Bingo & Flea Market

Games, Food and Fun

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

Download flyer here.

REMINDER

The Sac and Fox Nation Annual Governing Council meeting is scheduled for Saturday August 27, 2022 at the hour of 10 a.m. at the SFN Community Building located in the Jim Thorpe Memorial Park.

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Sac and Fox Nation Governing Council packets are now available and can be picked up at the Office of Government. If you have any questions you can call Kelsey Collins at 918-968-3526 ext 1009

Tribal Education Roundtable

BE INFORMED!!


Plan to attend the upcoming Tribal Education Roundtable with Oklahoma State Superintendent Candidate, April Grace. The Tribal Education Roundtable will be held at the Absentee Shawnee Tribe Multi Purpose Building, 2029 James L. Edwards Lane, Shawnee, Oklahoma on August 16, 2022 at 10:00 am. The discussion will be on tribal education related issues. April Grace and Ryan Walters are Republican candidates for the Oklahoma State Superintendent Office and will be in the runoff election on August 23, 2022. All Tribal Education Departments are encourage to attend and will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as participate in meaningful dialogue and discussion. Sponsored by the Sac and Fox Nation Education Department and Host by the Absentee Shawnee Tribe Education Department.

You may contact:
Edwina Butler-Wolfe, Director of Education, Sac and Fox Nation at 918 968-3526, Extension 2046 or call 405 328-0402 cell number.
Or
Tresha Spoon, Education Director, Absentee Shawnee Tribe, 405 275-4030, Extension 6242.

Verizon Hot-spots Available

Good afternoon, Sac and Fox Nation!

We are giving out free Wi-Fi hotspots to all tribal members with costs covered for a year!

Below are the links to download the application forms. If you are 18 or older, please fill out the General Hot-Spot Application. Tribal members can submit the application in person to the IT Department located in the Sac and Fox Nation Learning Center or, email your application along with your mailing address and CBID card to raychelle.dickey@sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov.

If you are under 18, please have a parent complete the Education Hot-Spot Application and turn it into the Education Department also located in the Learning Center.

All Wi-Fi hotspots will be activated August 1st, 2022!

Thank you!

Announcement

The University of Central Oklahoma will be welcoming poet Layli Long Soldier to UCO on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 6:00 pm.Long Soldier will be conducting a Zoom reading April 27, 2022 at 6; 00 pm. Big Soldier’s book Whereas was the recipient of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award, among many other prizes. She is a citizen of the United States and of the Oglala Lakota Nation.Links to Long Soldier poems:https://poets.org/poet/layli-long-soldier#poet worksYou can pre-register for the Zoom meeting at:https://uco.zoom.us/…/tJcudOCgrj0qGNOZELSoGdoLBWFyzbRDhPP9You can also contact: Dr. Wendy Barnes;wbarnes5@uco.eduEdwina Butler-WolfeDirector of Education

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT DAY

ATTENTION

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT DAY

APRIL 1, 2022

12:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

PAYCOM CENTER

DOWNTOWN OKLAHOMA CITY

ANY ENROLL SAC AND FOX JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THE SAC AND FOX EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS PURCHASED ADMISSION TICKETS FOR THE AFTERNOON EVENT AND THE THUNDER GAME AT 7:00 PM

THUNDER VS DETROIT PISTONS

STUDENTS MUST ATTEND BOTH EVENTS

PLEASE LET JUSTIN MORRIS OR EDWINA BUTLER-WOLFE KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GOING TO BOTH EVENTS SO THAT WE CAN RESERVE YOUR TICKET AS THERE ARE LIMITED TICKETS YOU MAY CALL:

918 968-3526, EXT: 2043 OR 2046 OR

 CELL NUMBER 405 328-0402

ON DAY OF THE EVENT JUSTIN WILL BE AT THE ADMISSION GATE TO GIVE YOUR TICKET TO YOU

IF YOU ATTEND FOLLOWING SCHOOL PLEASE CHECK IN WITH YOUR TITLE VI COORDINATOR OR ADVISOR AS WE ARE WORKING WITH THEM WITH A COUNT

 MEEKER, NORTH ROCK CREEK, SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE

SAC AND FOX NATION

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

LOOKING FOR SAC AND FOX STUDENTS AGES 16 AND UP TO BECOME LIFE GUARDS AT THE SAC AND FOX SWIMMING POOL

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN BECOMING CERTIFIED LIFE GUARDS AND WORKING AT THE SAC AND FOX SWIMMING POOL THIS 2022 SUMMER

PLEASE CONTACT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

WE NEED EIGHT INDIVIDUALS

CURRENTLY WORKING OUT THE DETAILS OF BRINGING IN A SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR TO THE LEARNING CENTER AT THE SAC AND FOX NATION FOR CLASSROOM AND POOL SITE CERTIFICATION FOR LIFE GUARD

PLEASE CALL: JUSTIN MORRIS 918 968-3526, EXTENSION 2043

OR EDWINA BUTLER-WOLFE 405 328-0402 CELL NUMBER OR 918 968-3526, EXTENSION 2046

Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma Receives $39930 Award from The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums


Stroud, OK – Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma received a $39930 grant through the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Native Institutions. This grant opportunity is intended to help Native Cultural Institutions to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and provide humanities programming to their communities. Funds were provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 passed by the U.S. Congress.

Funds support the Thaki Resurgence: Promoting Sac & Fox Culture Project that will produce four humanities programs, including the “Our Languages Festival” to promote language and cultural awareness.

Thaki Resurgence is a series of 4 events that will coincide with the seasons. Like growth and newness, planning for our 3 major events will occur in the spring. Summertime is marked by our annual pow wow. In the summer we will post tutorials of our traditional dances. In the fall, we will host our annual Our Languages Festival to promote language and cultural awareness. Culturally, we tell stories during winter. We will host a premiere of oral histories that we have produced throughout the year.

 “We are all affected by what happened during this pandemic. We have lost of a lot of people that are important to us. We have lost singers, speakers, elders, teachers,” said Sac and Fox Business Committee Member and Clan Leader, Robert Williamson. “And we will still feel the effects of losing our loved ones for a long time to come. These events will help our people to reunite and to begin learning, teaching and taking part in our cultural practices again. We are thankful to the ATALM American Rescue Plan for providing us the funding to host these events that will help us keep our culture and language strong.”

“COVID-19 hit Tribal communities particularly hard. The pandemic is not only responsible for the loss of culture keepers, Native language speakers, elders, and government leaders, but also the closure of cultural institutions, furloughed staff, and reduced programming,” said ATALM President Susan Feller. “This opportunity will provide much-needed financial support and create humanities-based programs that bring cultural practitioners and the public together in a dialogue that embraces the civic and cultural life of Native communities.”

Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma was selected by an independent Peer Review Committee and is one out of 84 awardees to receive funding. Other awardees representing 25 states include Tribal governments and Native nonprofit organizations, as well as higher education institutions and non-native nonprofit organizations working in partnership with state or federally recognized tribal entities. A total of $3.26 million was granted. A list of grantees is available at www.atalm.org

“The National Endowment for the Humanities is grateful to the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums for the association’s important work in administering American Rescue Plan funding to help Native American cultural institutions recover from the pandemic,” said NEH Chair Shelly C. Lowe (Navajo). “These grants provide valuable humanities resources to tribal communities and represent a lifeline to the many Native heritage sites and cultural centers that are helping preserve and educate about Indigenous history, traditions, and languages.” 

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