Press Releases

Press Releases

Survey for Needs provided by the American Rescue Plan

Sac and Fox Nation American Rescue Plan Survey

Sac and Fox Nation Vaccine Incentive

Voluntary Vaccination Incentive Option

Sac and Fox Nation Voluntary Vaccination Incentive Policy

Extension through 03/31/2022

The Sac and Fox Nation (SFN) is implementing a voluntary vaccination policy effective September 30, 2021 regarding COVID vaccination(s) for SFN Tribal Members and SFN employees. In accordance with SFN’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace / Tribal community that is free of COVID, we strongly encourage SFN Tribal Members and SFN employees to receive this vaccination to minimize the risk of COVID in our workplace and Tribal community. In making this decision, the Business Committee reviewed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and local health officials, Indian Health Services and our Tribal health system.

Click on this link to download and print the application.

https://www.sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Vaccine-Incentive-Application-extension-through-03.31.2022-UPDATED.pdf

ANNOUNCEMENT OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE  

The Sac and Fox Nation government offices will be closing on Monday, January 17, 2022 through Friday, January 21, 2022 due to the rising numbers of positive cases and shortage in staff for COVID related reasons.  The government offices will reopen on Monday, January 24, 2022 at the normal operational hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. 

The following essential departments will be operating as usual:

Sac and Fox Police Department – if any emergencies arise please call 911.

Sac and Fox Nation Security

Juvenile Detention Center

Gaming Commission – Compliance and surveillance.

The following essential departments will be operating remotely:

Finance Department

Indian Child Welfare – if any emergencies arise please call (918)-968-3526 and enter the following extensions:  Karen Hamilton ext. 1711, Tammy Arellano ext. 1713, or Josh Howell ext. 1709 leave a message if no answer the staff will return your call.

Human Service Department – if any emergencies arise please call (918)-509-9224. 

Title VI – if any emergencies arise please call (918)-509-1243.  Elder’s Kitchen – will be delivering care packages to the homebound Title VI participants.

Enrollment Department – please call (918)-306-0039 if you need to request burial assistance.

Tribal Court – on emergency basis only.  Contact information for the Court staff and forms can be obtained on the Sac and Fox Nation’s website at www.sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov

Patients of Black Hawk Health Center:

Due to the raising number of positive COVID cases and shortage in staff for COVID related reasons, the Black Hawk Health Center will be closed to patients and will not conduct COVID testing beginning Monday, January 17th to Friday, January 21st.  Our Pharmacy will be open 10a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 18th thru Friday, January 21st.  If patients are in need of a prescription refill, please remember to call the Pharmacy Refill Line (1-866-968-0068) and leave a message.  Messages will be checked regularly so that we can fill the incoming requests.  If you are in need of immediate medical assistance please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.  For COVID Testing, please go to any of the other Tribal Health Facility in your area or the County Health Department.

  • Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System – (405) 878-5850
  • Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health – (405) 273-5236
  • Kickapoo Tribal Health Center – (405) 964-2081
  • Perkins Family Clinic – (405) 547-2473
  • Okemah Community Hospital – (918) 623-1424
  • Chickasaw Nation Medical Center – (800)851-9136
  • Pottawatomie County Health Department – (405) 273-2157
  • Lincoln County Health Department – (405) 258-2640

We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are keeping the safety of our patients and staff in mind during this surge.

The Sac and Fox Nation continues to implement safety protocols and responsible precautions to prevent spread of COVID-19 or the other variants.  We appreciate your understanding.

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverage Company to present Laptops

PRESS RELEASE

The Dallas-based Coca-Cola Southwest Beverage Company will be at the Sac and Fox Nation Learning Center on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm to present a new lap top computer to each Sac and Fox Junior and Senior High School Student.

Coca-Cola Company made contact with Chief Justin Wood of the Sac and Fox Nation and the Sac and Fox Education Department made the necessary arrangements for the disbursement of equipment.

“We are very excited for our Sac and Fox Students to be presented a lap- top for their future use of furthering their education” said the Sac and Fox Nation Education Department Director Edwina Butler-Wolfe.

The Dallas-based Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages (CCSWB), a company of Arca Continental, is one of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers in the United States.  CCSWB produces, markets and distributes Coca-Cola brands in Texas and parts of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas, Headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, Arca Continental is one of the largest Coco-Cola bottlers in the world with an outstanding history spanning more than91 years. Within its Coca-Cola territories, Arca Continental serves a population of more than 118 million in the northern and western parts of Mexico as well as the northern region of Argentina, Ecuador, Peru and the Southwestern U.S. Arca Continental also produces and markets snacks under the brand names Wise in the U.S., Bokados in Mexico and Inalecsa in Ecuador.

Education Headsets

SAC AND FOX NATION

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

WILL NOW BE HANDING OUT WIRLESS HEADSET TO

PRE-K THROUGH 12TH GRADE STUDENTS

SAC AND FOX STUDENTS ONLY

THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES

AND OTHER COUNTRIES

PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY

SCHOOL WILL HAVE TO SIGN FORM AND PLEASE SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN TRIBAL CARD

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE

SAC AND FOX NATION

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

918 968-3526, EXT: 2046 OR 2043

THANK YOU,

EDWINA BUTLER-WOLFE

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

PPE ASSISTANCE

NOTICE

TO:                       SAC AND FOX NATION TRIBAL MEMBERS

                             PRE K THROUGH 12TH GRADE STUDENTS

                             COLLEGE AND ADULT VOCATIONAL STUDENTS

FROM:                 SAC AND FOX NAITON EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

DATE:                  OCTOBER 29, 2021

REF:                     PPE ASSISTANCE $250.00

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IS STILL ACCEPTING PPE ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS FROM TRIBAL MEMBERS UNTIL NOVEMBER 30, 2021.

WHEN SENDING YOUR APPLICATION IN SEND IN THE APPLICATION COMPLETED WITH A COPY OF YOUR TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP CARD AND W-9. MAIL IN YOUR APPLICATION DO NOT HAND DELIVER OR EMAIL OR FAX.

APPLICATION CAN BE FOUND HERE

THANK YOU,

EDWINA BUTLER-WOLFE

Chicago Blackhawks: Partnership Update

The Chicago Blackhawks are optimistic as we start our partnership work together, the beginning of what we hope will be a strong and long-term allyship. And we understand that the resolution that passed at the end of August to establish a partnership between the Chicago Blackhawks and Sac & Fox Nation was the very first step of a process to build relationships and trust with the entire tribe. We also heard and believe that transparency will be such an important piece of this partnership going forward.  With that in mind, we are pleased to share our first update with the tribe on the work we have been focused on in the early days of our partnership.

Click to download full update in pdf.

SPECIAL GOVERNING COUNCIL

SPECIAL GOVERNING COUNCIL

REVENUE ALLOCATION PLAN (RAP) MEETING WILL BE HELD

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 @ 10:00 A.M.

AT THE

SAC AND FOX COMMUNITY BUILDING

355797 THAKIWAKI ROAD

STROUD, OK 74079

AN ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE POSTED WHEN THE GOVERNING PACKETS ARE READY TO BE VIEWED AND PRINTED OFF THE SAC AND FOX NATION’S WEBSITE.

Sac and Fox Nation COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive

Sac and Fox Nation COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive
Voluntary Vaccination Incentive Option
Sac and Fox Nation Voluntary Vaccination Incentive Policy

The Sac and Fox Nation (SFN) is implementing a voluntary vaccination policy effective September 30, 2021 regarding COVID vaccination(s) for SFN Tribal Members and SFN employees. In accordance with SFN’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace / Tribal community that is free of COVID, we strongly encourage SFN Tribal Members and SFN employees to receive this vaccination to minimize the risk of COVID in our workplace and Tribal community. In making this decision, the Business Committee reviewed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and local health officials, Indian Health Services and our Tribal health system.

Follow this link to download the application

Tribal Emergency Water Repair Program

CARES ACT

TRIBAL EMERGENCY WATER REPAIR PROGRAM

PROGRAM FUNCTIONS:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program is to help alleviate the public health and safety needs of eligible tribal members with clean water.  By assisting with emergency water repairs, such as but not limited to not having running water, issues with water wells, plumbing issues with water lines, sewer lines, septic tanks, leach lines, lagoons, hot water heaters, toilets, sinks and showers.  Tribal Emergency Water Repair Program is established for tribal members living within and outside of the jurisdiction who need emergency assistance on getting running water to their homesteads and/or emergency repairs as mentioned above.  This program is open to all tribal members owning a home which is their primary place of residence.

Click on this link to download the Checklist, Guidelines and Applications

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

NOTICE

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

STARTING TODAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 WE HAVE 50 SCHOOL BACK PACKS (MEDIUM AND SMALL SIZE) TO HAND OUT TO SAC AND FOX STUDENTS

FIRST – COME, FIRST – SERVED

PLEASE COME TO THE WEST SIDE OF THE LEARNING CENTER BUILDING.

YOU CAN ONLY PICK UP YOUR OWN CHILD/CHILDREN BACK PACK

THANK YOU,

EDWINA BUTLER-WOLFE