Survey for Needs provided by the American Rescue Plan
Jim Thorpe Memorial Park Stroud, OK. April 16, 2023, 12 – 4 pm.
April 2nd, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00p.m. at the Sac and Fox Nation Community Building.
The Lawn care services application is now available for all of our eligible Sac and Fox Nation Tribal Member Elders, and those members physically disabled. Program guidelines and application can be downloaded at the link below.
The Absentee Ballot Request form for the 2023 Primary election and the election rules can be found at the links below
The Sac and Fox Nation is honored to be hosting a screening of the award winning film
Imagining The Indian at 11:00am on Saturday, March 4th, at the Nation’s Community Building.
Panel discussion featuring:
Mr. Ben West (Cheyenne), Co-Director/Co-Producer/Co-Writer
Mr. Yancey Burns, Co-Producer/Co-Writer
Dr. Derek Jennings (Quapaw/Sac and Fox), Interviewee and Collaborator
Lunch will be served
Imagining The Indian is a comprehensive examination of the movement to eradicate the words, images, and gestures that many Native Americans and their allies find demeaning and offensive. The film takes a deep-dive into the issues through archival footage and interviews with those involved in the fight. The psychological research is clear, the use of Native American mascots is detrimental, not only to Native people, but to marginalized groups everywhere.
Ben West, Co-Director / Co-Producer / Co-Writer
Ben West (Cheyenne) is a writer and filmmaker who has worked with companies such as Carsey-Werner Mandabach, Telenova Productions, Mandalay Pictures, and outlets such as the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. West was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and is a graduate of the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California. He has chosen to focus much of his life’s work on Native Peoples.
Yancey Burns, Co-Producer / Co-Writer
Yancey Burns is a 2019 graduate of the George Washington University Documentary Film Center, he wrote and directed the award-winning documentary short One Fall, which explores the return of independent professional wrestling to the District of Columbia. Prior to filmmaking, he was a practicing attorney, most recently with the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability, where he prosecuted ethical misconduct in the DC government. He also owns and manages his family farm in Lincoln County, West Virginia, which produces 100% grass-fed Hereford beef. Burns holds a BS in Journalism from West Virginia University, a JD from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, and is currently pursuing an MA in Strategic Communication at the GWU School of Media and Public Affairs.
Dr. Derek Jennings Interviewee and Collaborator
Dr. Derek Jennings (Quapaw/Sac and Fox) is an alum of Tulsa Union High School and fought to change their mascot from the “Redskins” to the “Redhawks.” He is the Bezruchka Family Endowed Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.
A list of Awards, Screenings, and Press can be found here – https://docs.google.com/…/1KhDwkk7bhbmy…/edit
For questions, list my contact info (Ext 1002) and Kelsey’s contact info (Ext 1009).
The Nation’s Property & Procurement will be holding a day to excess property at the SFN Gymnasium on Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 10AM-2PM. Bring your trucks and trailers.
The Tax Commission will now be at: The Shawnee Multi-Purpose Center once a month. The Tax Commission Representative will be there on: The First (1st) Thursday of the month. We will be able to better serve tribal members living in the Shawnee area with motor vehicle registration and, any other service that we can assist you with.
Centranet in collaboration with Sac and Fox Nation is requesting proposal submissions from professional Environmental Consultants to conduct Environmental Assessment (EA) for sites identified by Centranet.
Sac and Fox Nation along with Centranet are deploying a full fiber optic network within the tribal lands of Sac and Fox Nation. The goal is to make gigabit internet available within the tribal lands using fiber to the home. The timeline to complete the Environmental Assessment is 90 days from award.
The project involves roughly 250 to 300 miles of aerial and underground fiber within portions of Payne, Lincoln, and Pottawatomie counties. A non-disclosure agreement will be required before specifics of the projects are shared with interested parties. Upon execution of the NDA, Centranet will provide design files identifying locations and sites as well as examples of EA with expected deliverable outlined.
Interested parties should contact Sachin Gupta (email@example.com) to request a copy of the NDA, a guideline template and for more information. Expressions of interest are required by January 25th 2023 and final proposals are required by February 10th 2023.
Centranet reserves the right to reject any and all submissions
THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IS MAKING A CHANGE OF THE GIFT CARD AMOUNT
FROM $25.00 DOLLAR WAL-MART CARD TO
$30.00 DOLLAR VISA CARD
WE WOULD LIKE TO AGAIN EMPHASIZE
ONLY SAC AND FOX STUDENTS
PRE-K THROUGH 12TH GRADE STUDENT
MUST HAVE SAC AND FOX ENROLLMENT CARD ON THE DAY OF MOVIE AND HAVE ENROLLMENT CARD TO RECEIVE $30.00 DOLLAR VISA CARD
ONLY ONE (1) ADULT PER FAMILY WILL BE ALLOW AS CHAPERON
SHOWINGS AT SHAWNEEE AND CUSHING THEATERS ARE SPECIAL SHOWING AND THERE WILL BE NO ONE IN THE BOX OFFICE TO TAKE MONEY FOR ADMISSION
MOVIE: STRANGE WORLD
SHAWNEE CINEMA 8, SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA DECEMBER 10, 2022 AT 10:00 AM
DUNKIN THEATER, CUSHING, OKLAHOMA DECEMBER 17, 2022 AT 10:00 AM
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:
JUSTIN MORRIS: EXTENSION 2043 OR
EDWINA BUTLER WOLFE: EXTENSION 2046
Sac and Fox Nation Education Department
We will be accepting applications for the 2022 – 2023 Jim Thorpe Athlete Award and the Blackhawk Leadership Award on December 1, 2022. High School seniors of both genders within the 50 United States are eligible to apple for these awards for the 2022 – 2023 school year.
Complete information and application are found at the link below.