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Phone: 918-968-3526 • 920883 S Hwy 99 Bldg A • Stroud, OK 74079 • Vol.38 No. 3 • March 2017

Principal Chief Elizabeth Kay Rhoads Address To The Nation

Elizabeth Kay Rhoads Principal Chief Sac and Fox Nation Our country now has a new President but many people are unsure of the leadership he will bring in his administration. His campaign was to make “America Great Again” but aren’t we already the greatest nation in the world, where is the pride in our Country. Aren’t we named the “Leader of the Free World”? Isn’t the United States the leader that most countries turn to for direction and assistance? Our military has been named as the largest and most skilled in the world. Where is the pride that Americans have shown for years? How can the new leader of our Country encourage racism, discrimination and ridicule our government? It is understandable that people want a change in our government and voters have expressed this for the last few elections. That is why many T-party members were elected to Congress but where is change? Change is not easy and many people are not able to accept change. The government operation in Washington, D.C. is an engrained bureaucracy and change will take time. The expectations of the T-party were to make drastic change but once they arrived in Washington, they quickly became acclimated to the bureaucratic process. Our government has been in existence for centuries. It has promoted democracy and set up a system to ensure our government remains strong. Yes, we do have a lot of red tape that needs to be reduced but that process needs to be considered carefully so as not to weaken our government. Action to begin dismantling the government programs without definite plans for replacement is reckless and places our Nation at risk. We cannot pick and choose what part of our government we want to follow and ignore other areas and processes. Congress and the Presidential Cabinet will have to do their due diligence to

Upcoming Events March 8 Sac and Fox Elders Monthly Meeting Stroud March 9 Sac and Fox Veterans Monthly Meeting Cultural Center March 26 Elders Trip to Tulsa Details inside Page 11 April 15 Sac and Fox Nation Easter Celebration 11am - 3pm SFN Community Bldg.

make sure our government remains strong. As the new President addressed the country at his inauguration, the comments of many reporters were that he spoke of uniting the Country but his message was directed at his voters rather than the Nation. We are the “United States” and that is the role of the President to unite our Country and be the leader of the “free world”. He has to consider all the people not just a few if he wants to unite the Nation. He will have to consider the issues that are voiced in the protest toward the new administration. The lesson we must take away from this is that we must listen to all the people and do what is best for our Nation, not just the few that voted for us. As tribal leaders there are many elected officials that do not listen to their people. When making decisions they consider what their friends or relatives want rather than what is good for their entire Nation. Elected officials have to remember that yes, a select few may have voted for you and helped to place you in office, but you are the elected official for all the tribal members. The voters in this Presidential election did not want someone that would support special interest groups. How is that any different when our own tribal elected officials only responds or votes according to their special interest groups. We know when we take these positions that our family or friends expect to have favors done for them but we must maintain high ethical standards and follow the laws, regulations, policies, and procedures of our tribal governments. Will people be upset if they don’t get their demands met? Most of the time they will but again it is our job to know the standards and follow them for all people. Tribal governments do not have the money to meet everyone’s needs. It would be great if federal and tribal revenues were abundant and we could service everyone’s needs but reality is there is never enough money to go around. This is one reason the Federal government has a huge deficit and why there are arguments in Congress to balance the budget and allocate funds to the numerous programs within the government. Tribal government is not any different when it comes to struggling to build a budget that will address all the needs of the tribal members. Limited funds, unmet needs and trying to keep pace with the technology changes, new regulations and increased population are all things that have to be considered when making decisions for our tribal governments. What will make us stronger and keep us moving forward for the next seven generations. Wouldn’t it be great if our new President understood the need to make decisions for the next seven generations? President Obama made sure our youth had a voice, he understood the need to look forward and plant the seeds for future generation. Does your current tribal administration understand that need? As tribal leaders let us focus on what will make our Tribal Na(Continued on Page 3)

Paving Project: The new paving project is under way around the Sac and Fox Nation USDA building and RV park including new utilities. (SFNews Photo)

VA to recognize tribal organizations as Veteran representatives January 31, 2017 --- Native Americans serve in the military among the highest rate, per capita, compared to other groups and our nations honor the place of tribal warriors in our communities and our culture on a daily basis. But for Veterans living within or near tribal communities, it can sometimes be difficult to receive representation for benefit claims. Often, these Veterans cannot reach existing Veterans Service organizations (VSOs) or may not be using them due to cultural barriers. One way VA has tried to help with this is through a rule change in the Code of Federal Regulations (38 CFR 14.628). This change will allow eligible tribal organizations to become accredited by VA. It is believed that accredited tribal organizations can provide Veterans with better, more culturally competent services. Over the past year, VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations (OTGR) and Office of

General Counsel (OGC) have worked together to implement this rule change. In March 2016, letters were sent to tribal leaders, asking for their input. A notice was then placed in the Federal Register (Vol. 81, No. 47: Proposed Rules page 12626) which also asked for comments and provided notice of tribal consultation. The comment period closed in April of 2016. In July 2016, a subsequent notice in the Federal Register (Vol. 81, No. 47: Proposed Rules Pages 4709147093) provided the opportunity to comment on the revised proposed rule.  This comment period closed in September of 2016. There were more comments received from tribal leaders and Veteran advocates than was expected, showing a high level of interest in this rule change. “This rule is a positive step forward for Indian Country and VA,” said Reyn Leno, Vietnam Veteran and chairman of

the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.  “For decades, tribes with accredited facilities have been able to provide quality services to our Native American Veterans and Veterans alike. The piece that was missing was the ability to provide assistance on VA benefit claims. This rule recognizes the unique relationship our tribes have with our federal government and Veterans in some of our most rural communities. No Veteran should have to drive hundreds of miles to receive care they could be eligible to receive next door at a tribal facility. The ability to credential tribal employees as VSOs will also help to further extend services to Native Veterans in a culturally appropriate manner. I applaud the rule and VA for their due diligence on this matter.” Tribal Nations serve Veterans first.  We open our ceremonies and carry the flags (Continued on Page 3)

Traffic Arrest Leads to Armed Robbery Suspect Taken into Custody On February 02, 2017 at approximately 10:15 P.M. Sac and Fox Nation Tribal Police Officer Willis #509 attempted to stop a 2004 Dodge Stratus vehicle for defective equipment. The vehicle accelerated in speed refusing to stop. At approximately Acme Rd. and S.H. 177 in Pottawatomie County the back passenger door opened and a firearm was thrown from the vehicle. The Sac and Fox Officer notified central dispatch of the location the firearm that was thrown and requested a unit to retrieve the firearm. The vehicle continued South on S.H. 177 when Shawnee police deployed stop sticks and were able to stop the vehicle at Farrell and S.H. 177. The vehicle was occupied by four individuals who were all placed under arrest for the following charges: Eluding, Poss. Of Firearm After former conviction, Driving under Suspension, and multiple City of Shawnee warrants. Sac and Fox Officer #509 noticed that one of the subjects looked like a individual on crime stoppers. The Sac and Fox Officer contacted Oklahoma City Police Department and

relayed that he believed he had that individual in custody. Oklahoma City Police Officer came and conducted investigation and determined that one of the suspects was a suspect in a armed

robbery earlier that evening in Oklahoma City. Through quick action and thinking, the actions of SFNPD officer Willis resulted in the apprehension of one of OCPD’s high profile suspects.     

Bust: In another recent arrest the Sac and Fox Nation Police Force in conjunction with the Drug Task Force produced several thousand dollars of cash and a large amount of meth. (SFN Police Photo)

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Sac and Fox News The Sac & Fox News is the monthly publication of the Sac & Fox Nation, located on SH 99, six miles south of Stroud, OK. Mailing address: Sac and Fox Nation Administration Building 920883 S Hwy 99 Bldg A Stroud, OK 74079 Phone: 918-968-3526 Fax: 918-968-4837 The Sac & Fox News is the official publication of the Sac and Fox Nation. Our mission is to meet all tribal members information needs concerning the Nation. The Sac & Fox News is mailed free, one per address, to enrolled Sac and Fox tribal members. Paid subscriptions are available for $12.00 annually. Editorial statements, guest columns, and letters to the editor published in this newspaper contain the opinions of the writers. These opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Sac and Fox News staff or any elected official or department of tribal government or administration. The Sac and Fox News reserves the right to refuse publication of letters to the editor. All editorials and letters to the editor become the property of the Sac and Fox News. Submissions for publication must be signed by the author and include an address and contact phone number. They are limited to 300 words. The staff will not edit editorials or letters to the editor to fit the 300-word limit. Deadline for the April issue is Monday, March 20, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Reprint permision is granted, with proper credit to the Sac and Fox News, unless other copyrights are shown. Articles and letters may be submitted to the newspaper either by mail or Fax to the address provided above, - or by e-mail:[email protected] Address corrections & changes are accepted by The Business Committee at the address listed below. Managing Editor Ken Johnson For information: 918-968-3526 x1060 [email protected] Publisher: Sac and Fox Nation Member of Native American Journalists Assn - Since 1988 Member OPA ~~~~~~~ Tribal Officers: 918-968-3526 or 800-259-3970 Principal Chief: Elizabeth Kay Rhoads Telephone (918) 968-3526 Ext. 1004 [email protected] Second Chief: Jacklyn K. King Telephone (918) 968-3526 Ext. 1010 [email protected] Secretary: Mary F. McCormick Telephone (918) 968-3526 Ext. 1007 [email protected] Treasurer: Jared King Telephone (918) 968-3526 Ext. 1006 [email protected] Committee Member: Robert Williamson Telephone (918) 968-3526 Ext. 1005 [email protected] Business Committee Mailing Address: Sac and Fox Nation Administration Building 920883 S Hwy 99 Bldg A Stroud, OK 74079 Visit us on the webb @ sacandfoxnation.com

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Obituaries

Kenneth Freeland Wood Kenneth Freeland Wood, 60, passed from this life on February 19, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. There was a traditional feast and the funeral followed at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Bah Kho Je Chena in Perkins, Oklahoma with Rev. Tommy Morris officiating. Interment was at the Kent Family Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. He was born on February 17, 1957 to Freeland Wood Jr. and Emma Bigsoldier Wood in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was a member of Central Oklahoma Tribal Society, Iowa Community Elders; he was a member of the Fox Clan with Sac & Fox Tribe. He was a LPN and he worked as a community health representative for the Iowa Tribe. Kenney served as spokesman for families at traditional ceremonies. He was baptized in 1971 at the Assembly of God Church in Shawnee, OK. He is predeceased by his father; grandparents Freeland Wood Sr. and Lorena Mack Wood and Jacob and Rachel Bigsoldier; three brothers, Brian Wood, Quinton Wood and Stephen Wood. He is survived by his mother Emma Bigsoldier Smith and husband, Danny; one Kenneth Freeland Wood son David Wood; two daughters, Susan Wind and husband William, Melissa Wood; seven grandchildren, Tristyn, Briana, Izaiah, Skylar, Ezra, Xzavier, Kyerra; two brother; Eric Wood, Eddie Wood; one sister Robyne Miller and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

I’m Safley Home

I am home in heaven dear ones, Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light, All the pain and grief is over, Every restless tossing passed, I am now at peace forever, Safely home in heaven at last. And, He came Himself to meet me, In that way so hard to tread; And, with Jesus’ arm to lean on Could I have one doubt or dread ? Then you must not grieve so sorely, For I love you dearly still; Try to look beyond earth’s shadows, Pray to trust our Father’ s will. There is work still waiting for you; So you must not idly stand. Do it NOW while life remaineth and, You shalt, too, rest in Jesus’ land . “When that work is all completed, He will gently call you Home. Oh, the rapture of that meeting, Oh, the joy to see you come! John L. Hansard

Margaret Frances “Sissy” Wood Margaret Frances “Sissy” Wood, age 63, of Shawnee, OK passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Oklahoma City. She was born January 17, 1954 in Shawnee to James William and Isabelle Colleen (McKosato) Edgin. Margaret was born in Shawnee but grew up in California. She went to school at James Monroe Grade School and graduated from Burrogh High School in California. Margaret moved back to Oklahoma in 1983 and has resided here since. She worked for the Sac and Fox Tribe and The Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Margaret also worked as a transcriptionist for Mission Hill Hospital and Shawnee Regional Hospital. She liked to sew, read, go camping and fishing. Margaret enjoyed her firepit bonfires and dancing. She was a loving mother and Mema. Margaret was a strong woman and Margaret Frances “Sissy” Wood always encouraging to others. She was a proud member of the Sac and Fox Nation. She was preceded in death by her father; nephew, Christopher Gregory; and son-in-law, Drew Black. Margaret is survived by her mother, Isabelle Edgin of Shawnee; 2 daughters, Michelle McLeod of the home and Mary Black of Bethel Acres; sister, Mary Ann Godfrey and Robert of Shawnee; grandchildren, Taylor McLeod and Destiny, Ashley Enloe and Chad, Josh Nelson, Nathan Black, Drew Black, and Maya Young; great grandchildren, Noah McLeod and Landen McLeod; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.Memorial service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel.

Ryan Zinke Sworn In as 52nd Secretary of the Interior WASHINGTON – Today, Ryan Zinke (pronounced Zink-EE) was confirmed and sworn in as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior. The Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Zinke the morning of March 1, 2017, and he was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence at a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building later that evening. Zinke is the first Montanan to serve as a cabinet secretary and also the first U.S. Navy SEAL in the cabinet. “I am honored and humbled to serve Montana and America as Secretary of the Interior,” Zinke said. “I shall faithfully uphold Teddy Roosevelt’s belief that our treasured public lands are ‘for the benefit and enjoyment of the people’ and will work tirelessly to ensure our public lands are managed and preserved in a way that benefits all Americans for generations to come. This means responsible natural resource development, increased access for recreation and sportsmen, and conservation that makes the land more valuable for our children’s children. Importantly, our sovereign Indian Nations and territories must have the respect and freedom they deserve.” In nominating Congressman Zinke, President Donald Trump said, “Ryan has built one of the strongest track records on championing regulatory relief, forest management, responsible energy development and public land issues in Congress. As a former Navy SEAL, he has incredible leadership skills and an attitude of doing whatever it takes to win. America is the most beautiful country in the world and he is going to help keep it that way with smart management of our federal lands. At the same time, my administration’s goal is to repeal bad regulations and use our natural resources to create jobs and wealth for the American people, and Ryan will explore every possibility for how we can safely and responsibly do that.” “Our public lands can once again be economic engines for our nation by creating jobs in energy, recreation, and conservation,” continued Zinke. “By working with President Trump and Congress to reevaluate and fix flawed regulations that are barriers to job creation, we will unleash the economic opportunity within our borders.

Creating jobs on public lands can and will be done in an environmentally responsible way during my tenure.” About Ryan Zinke As a fifth-generation Montanan who grew up in a logging and rail town near Glacier National Park, Zinke has had a lifelong appreciation for conserving America’s natural beauty while upholding Teddy Roosevelt’s vision of multiple-use on our public lands. He has consistently led the efforts to renew the Land and Water Conservation Fund in Congress, and has also been a firm advocate for our nation’s sportsmen and women to gain access to our public lands. Zinke also co-authored the 2015 Resilient Federal Forest Act, which initiated new reforms for revitalizing America’s timber areas and preventing wildfires by emphasizing local collaboration on responsible timber harvest projects. As Secretary of the Interior, Zinke leads an agency with more than 70,000 employees who serve as steward for 20 percent of the nation’s lands, including national parks, monuments and wildlife refuges, as well as other public lands. The department oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters; is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states; and upholds trust responsibilities to the 567 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives. Ryan Zinke represented the state of Montana in the U.S. House of Represen-

tatives since 2014, building an impressive portfolio on Interior issues ranging from federal mineral leases to tribal affairs to public lands conservation. Zinke is widely praised for his voting record that supports the Teddy Roosevelt philosophy of managing public lands, which calls for multipleuse to include economic, recreation and conservation aspects. Before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Zinke served in the Montana State Senate from 2009 to 2011, but the bulk of Zinke’s public service was his 23 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL officer. Zinke enlisted in the Navy in 1985 and was soon selected to join the elite force where he would build an honorable career until his retirement in 2008. He retired with the rank of Commander after leading SEAL operations around the globe, including as the Deputy and Acting Commander of Joint Special Forces in Iraq and two tours at SEAL Team Six. Zinke was the first Navy SEAL elected to the U.S. House and is the first SEAL to serve as a cabinet secretary Zinke holds a Geology degree from the University of Oregon, where he was an AllPAC 10 football player; a Master’s degree in Business Finance from National University; and a Master’s degree in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego. Ryan and his wife Lolita (Lola) have three children and two granddaughters. Zinke is proud to be an adopted member of the Assiniboine Sioux Tribe at the Fort Peck Reservation in Northeast Montana.

NOTICE

Principal Chief Kay Rhoads Announces

Sac and Fox Nation

Special Governing Council March 18, 2017 10:00 AM

Sac and Fox Nation Community Building

Chief Rhoads Address To The Nation tions Greater. To make sure our Indian Nations are not left behind in this new administration we must speak up. Have a voice and let your Congressional leaders and government program staffers know your issues and solutions. Some of the issues that will surround this new administration are the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on tribal health care for our tribal members. Tribal official need to hear from their membership about their concerns over the loss and how it affect them. What will be the changes and their effects on Tribal gaming? Will new regulations take place that could limit our ability to expand our economic ventures? Will there be changes to the “land into

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trust” regulations that will limit our ability to place land into trust and how will this impact your tribe or tribal members? How will be treated as Sovereign Nations, will we continue to be recognized and treated as sovereign nations? How will many of our programs function as they come under attack of being eliminated or underfunded? These are questions that face elected officials as we look toward a new Federal Administration. Will we be ready or will we continue to operate the same as before without looking forward to the future. We all can make a difference if we have a voice. Do not let only a few people speak for you. Your voice does make difference and must be heard.

VA to recognize tribal organizations of our nations. Today, there are around 1,600 living Chickasaw Veterans. Most of these men and women are Veterans of Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Most of our WWII Veterans have now passed on and our Korean War Veteran numbers are rapidly dwindling. But receiving VA accreditation is not an easy process. VA must ensure, as legally required, that all accredited VSOs can provide long-term, quality representation.  As such, tribal organizations must meet the same stringent requirements as national and state VSOs. OTGR can assist with tribal applications before they are sent to OGC, which makes the final approval. VA invites all interested tribal organizations to consider beginning the process of becoming a VSO. For more information, please visit VA’s website by clicking here. On a daily basis active duty members become Veterans and too many Veterans return home to find that their greatest challenges still lie ahead. War is ugly and it has long lasting effects that challenges the resilience of all people.

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The tribal nations are committed to finding the path for our Veterans to become tribal leaders, teachers, business owners, active citizens and successful parents.  We work closely with the OTGR and have established a good relationship with this important VA office.  I invite other tribes to connect with OTGR as well, as they begin the road to becoming accredited VSOs. The ability to work with local, trusted qualified representatives to file for benefits our Veterans have earned through their service can make a world of difference in the Veteran and their family’s overall quality of life. I look forward to seeing tribal nations begin to support their warriors through this effort to serve those who have selflessly and courageously served our nation. About the authors: Jefferson Keel is Lt. Governor of the Chickasaw Nation and former president of National Congress of American Indians. Peter Vicaire is with the VA Office of Tribal Government Relations. h t t p : / / w w w. b l o g s . v a . g o v / VA n tage/34839/va-to-recognize-tribal-organizations-as-veteran-representatives/

Business Committee Meeting Minutes are now accessible on the Website and Facebook sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov LIHEAP Funds Available

Liheap funds are available for tribal members (all federally recognized tribes) that live within the jurisdiction and are within the income guidelines. The Tribal Energy guidelines state that Liheap is to be used first if people are eligible and funds are available. There are copies of the Tribal Energy guidelines available at the Sac and Fox Nation Social Services Building and also at Shawnee Housing Center. 918-968-3526 Ext. 2001 & 2011

Blanket Presentation: Dennis Jennings and Gwen Wilburn recently presented a blanket to the Business Committee on behalf of the Kenneth Freeland Wood Family, accepting the blanket (From Left) Sac and Fox Nation Treasurer Jared King and Second Chief Jacklyn King (Photo by Carolyn Fite)

New Chapter in Life

Ken Johnson Editor

As the Editor of the Sac and Fox News for the past 8 years I would like to take this opportunity to tell you after much prayer and consideration I will be retiring March 20. I have enjoyed working for the Nation and made many lasting friends and learned about a side of life I had no knowledge of. One thing I know we’re in this race of life together and we can make it through the trials, tribulations, tough decisions and the happy times if we treat each other like we would want to be treated. The Bible teaches that love is the greatest commandment of all, such a simple solution to a world of hate and unrest, and it’s my desire that you have witnessed that in my life. My wife and I will continue to pray for the Sac and Fox Nation that you will be blessed beyond measure and encounter new and exciting horizons. In Genesis chapter 11 it tells of a world that had one language that came

together for the wrong reason to build a tower to reach the heavens. But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building and  the Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” You are a great people, you have a living language, unite for the good of all, exercise the greatest commandment and it will be said of you “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” LaDona and I plan work in the ministry, travel and hopefully fish a little. Our prayers are with you and we desire your prayers as well. Be Blessed Ken Johnson

HELP WANTED!

SAC & FOX NATION EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES

The following is a list of job vacancies with the Sac & Fox Nation: Realty Director (Stroud)

Seeking Immediate Placement

Policy Analyst (Stroud)

Seeking Immediate Placement

Resident Advisor (Juvenile Detention Center/Stroud) Open Continuously

Managing Editor (Stroud)

Seeking Immediate Placement

Realty Specialist (Stroud)

Seeking Immediate Placement

RAP Administrator (Stroud)

Seeking Immediate Placement

Human Resource Director (Stroud) Seeking Immediate Placement

Compliance Officer (Stroud) Seeking Immediate Placement

Police Officer (Stroud)

Seeking Immediate Placement

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Certified Pool Operator Manager (Stroud) Seeking Immediate Placement

Lifeguards (Stroud)

Seeking Immediate Placement

Landscapers/Laborer (Stroud) Seeking Immediate Placement

Applicants must successfully pass an OSBI/National background check and drug screen. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans. Applicants claiming Indian Preference must provide a copy of their CDIB. For more information and to learn how to apply please visit our website at: www.sacandfoxnation.com or contact Human Resources, Sac and Fox Nation, 920883 S Hwy 99, Bldg. A Stroud, OK 74079 or by phone (918) 968- 3526

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EDUCATION NEWS FOR FEBRUARY The Behavioral Health Staff - Karen Simmons, DeAnna Densman, Danita Kollars, Barbara Ramos (Education Department) and Ricky Morales (Law Enforcement) attended A Tribal Action Plan Development Workshop; A Tribal Law and Order Act Training Initiative on January 25-27 in Columbia, South Carolina. One of the objectives of the training was to: Orient and inform participants on developing a communitybased, stakeholder-engaged TAP (Tribal Action Plan). The Sac and Fox Nation has a TAP in place but the team’s action plan is to revitalize the program. We will need to educate the current Business Committee as to what the TAP is and how we need to come together to renew a culture of collaboration and connection among tribal systems to guide specific, positive changes among tribal members to address alcohol and substance misuse. A TAP reflects each tribe’s cultural concepts of wellness and healing; fosters strengths; supports tribal self-determination; and is driven by local needs, challenges, assets, and resources; therefore, the tribal community must be a part of the TAP. The original TAP was focused on alcohol and suicide as these were the two areas identified by the Behavioral Health staff as areas of concern for our community, particularly the youth. Once we get the TAP in place we will be providing more information on how the tribal community can become involved in addressing alcohol and substance abuse. • AIS – American Indian Studies I just received an e-mail regarding: The F. Browning Pipestem Scholarship Application. This scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of the memory of Mr. Browning Pipestem. Mr. Pipestem was dedicated to enriching the lives of American Indian students and devoted his time and energy to being a positive, respected and influential supporter among the American Indian community. As a graduate from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law, and an active member of the American Indian Alumni Society (AIAS) Board of Directors, he demonstrated a strong commitment to American Indian people, both at the local and national arenas. The Scholarship has been an invaluable resource for many American Indian students. OKLAHOMA INDIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION (OIGA) has a scholarship fund for the children of casino industry employees in Oklahoma – JOHN MARLEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND. Eligibility requirements: 1- Child(ren) of casino industry employees in the State of Oklahoma and 2- Must be enrolled in a Career Tech, Community College, or University. Deadline: Postmarked by May 1, 2017. No exceptions. Application Requirements: An application, essay( 1,000 words), two (2) letters of recommendation, official school transcript, and a copy of an official acceptance letter or class schedule for a Technical School, Community College; or University. CONTACT: Sheila Morago / sheila. [email protected] You may also contact the Sac and Fox Nation Education Department to obtain a copy of the application and guidelines at 918-969-3526. Eligibility requirements are: Current University of Oklahoma Enrollment Undergraduate students: 12 credit hours Graduate students: 9 credit hours Current full-time enrollment at the OUNorman campus, OUHSC, OU Law School, or Tulsa campus (Only continuing students are eligible; if

you are graduating in May, 2017 you are not eligible unless you are enrolled for the fall term) GPA REQUIREMENT: Undergraduate and graduate students – 2.5 GPA Cumulative Law students – 6.0 GPA Membership in a federally-recognized tribal nation (Enrollment verification required) A brief essay (single-spaced; 500 words or less) describing how you will utilize your degree to benefit the American Indian community An official copy of most recent University of Oklahoma transcript For more information and the application please contact: [email protected] NOTE: The Sac and Fox Nation is introducing an Incentive Program that will recognize Perfect Attendance and/ or Straight “A” students. The purpose of the incentive program is as follows: Throughout Indian country it is a wellknown fact that we continue to have the highest “drop-out” rates among our Indian students. We realize that children are the future of the Sac and Fox Nation; therefore, it is vital that we foster an atmosphere that encourages all children and youth to strive to obtain an education so that they may compete and succeed in a global economy. In an effort to keep the Nation’s school-aged children and youth focused on education and to motivate students to remain in school we are offering an incentive to acknowledge those students who are demonstrating exemplary educational attitudes and abilities. GUIDELINES: • Students from 1st grade through 12th grade may participate in the incentive program for “Perfect Attendance” for the entire school year. • Students from 7th grade through 12th grade may participate in the incentive program for “Straight “A” students. Participants must submit a completed application form for Perfect Attendance and/or Straight “A” Students. • Participants will need to provide the following documentation: (a) Tribal enrollment card (CDIB) or verification of membership in the Sac and Fox Tribe (b) A signed Privacy Statement (c) Documentation from the school supporting the request within two weeks after the school year is completed • Each fully completed application submitted by a qualified Sac and Fox Tribal student will receive $50.00. Funds are limited and are on a firstcome, first-served basis; therefore, the Education Department will fund as many students as funding permits. All the documentation must be submitted along with the application in order to be considered for the incentive. The Education Department will either e-mail or send by mail the Application Form to those parents requesting the form. Remember the application is to be submitted after the current school year ends and all documentation must accompany the request. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please contact either Jean Lynam, Education Specialist or Barbara Ramos, Education Director at 918-968-3526 if you have need further information. PARENTS – please make sure you have your clothing and school supplies receipts turned in before the April 1, 2017 deadline. Applications for the 2017-18 school year will be accepted starting July 1, 2017. A comment was made by an individual that the Education Department was

Attention Tribal Members If you received funding for your child’s school clothing this school year, be sure you turn in the clothing receipts so that you will be eligible for the 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR’S TRIBAL CLOTHING GRANT Please turn in your receipts to the Sac and Fox Nation Education Department 920883 S. HWY 99 Stroud OK 74079

By Barbara Ramos Education Director Sac and Fox Nation

Behavioral Health Staff - Karen Simmons, DeAnna Densman, Danita Kollars, Barbara Ramos (Education Department) and Ricky Morales (Law Enforcement) attended A Tribal Action Plan Development Workshop; A Tribal Law and Order Act Training Initiative on January 25-27 in Columbia, South Carolina not doing anything to assist students; however, the following information will show you that the program is working effectively and efficiently. • Fall 2016 we had 65 applications and funded 49 and we denied payment to 16 because we ran out of funds; however, the individuals who were denied either submitted their applications after the September 1 deadline or failed to submit all documentation in a timely manner. • Spring 2017 - 54 applications were submitted and 42 were funded and 12 are pending due to missing documentation. There are 7 incomplete files for which the students were notified of the missing required documentation but have failed to respond. Eighteen students from the fall 2016 semester did not submit applications for the spring 2017 semester for a variety of reasons. • Less than 10 years ago, the total number of tribal members applying for financial aid to attend college was about eight student per semester. • Looking back over the past three semesters, starting in the fall of 2015, we had four college students who graduated at the end of the semester, and in the

spring of 2016, we had 8 college graduates. This past semester, fall of 2016, we had six more college graduates, and the number of students who are on track to graduate this spring 2017 semester is ten. That is an average of over 6 tribal members per semester who are obtaining a degree. To our way of thinking that’s quite an improvement and a great accomplishment for the Sac and Fox Nation overall. • Currently we have 8 students attending Vocational Training Schools (FY 17 funds). • Currently there are 18 high school students taking concurrent classes at various colleges within our jurisdiction. In prior years both junior and seniors were allowed to take concurrent classes; however, this year it is open to only senior students. Students who take concurrent classes save tuition costs and room/board fees plus they enter into college as a sophomore student. We have several students who are maintaining grade point averages (GPA’s) above the required 2.0. About one-fourth of these students maintain a GPA of well over 3.0l and are actively working toward obtaining a degree:

Rachel Kincade • NW OSU - Sophomore 3.8 GPA - English Anastashia George • Fort Lewis College - Sophomore 3.78 GPA - Exercise Science Ryan Reed • Seminole State College Freshman 3.75 GPA – Business Darian Hill • University of Sci/Arts of OK - Junior 3.61 GPA – Pre-Med Julia Giffin • Whittier College - Senior 3.57 GPA PoliSci/Philosophy Albert Lorentz, Jr • Pawnee Nation College - Sophomore 3.25 GPA – AIS Whytleigh Guerrero • Southwestern (Kansas) - Junior 3.42 GPA – Biology Emilee Morris • Baylor (Texas) - Freshman 3.64 GPA – Psychology Trevor Holland • SE MO State University - Junior 3.80 GPA – Recreation Charles George • Texas A&M San Antonio - Sophomore 3.31 GPA - IT Logan Carter • Northern OK College - Freshman 3.30 GPA - Business Admin Samantha Perry • SW OK State University - Senior 3.44 GPA – Elementary ED Rachel Madrid • Slippery Rock College - Senior 3.75 GPA – Nursing Wyatt Kohler • Moorpark College - Sophomore 3.80 GPA – Elec Engineering Meagan Lucero • Ft. Lewis College - Junior 3.26 GPA – Business Administration Nina Schexnider • University of MN-Morris - Junior 3.23 GPA – Psychology Tory Nations • Rose State College - Freshman 2.54 GPA – Athletic Training Ashlee Gonzales • T.C.C. - Sophomore 2.45 GPA – Human Resource Suzanne Allen • OSU - Tulsa Senior 2.63 GPA – Business Mgmt. Lauren Long • OCCC - Junior 2.55 GPA - Nursing Tristan Salazar • UCO - Sophomore 2.66 GPA – Forensic Science Logan Whitebead • Redlands College - Sophomore 2.88 GPA – Business Mgmt. Sherrie Marland • University of KS - Junior 2.47 GPA – Business Admin. Alexis Brewer • CA Poly Tech - Sophomore 2.67 GPA – Comp Engineer Taylor McClellan • OSU - Senior 2.37 GPA – Psychology Courtney Plumley • Seminole State College - Freshman 2.39 GPA - Psychology Trenton Bell • Haskell University - Junior 2.00 GPA – AIS

DATE:   THRU:      

January   12,   2017   Jim  Gray,   COS  

 

TO:   THRU:      

Directors/Coordinators   Mary  F.  McCormick,  Secretary  

THRU:   FROM:      

Jim   COS  Recording  Secretary   Lisa  GCray,   amren,  

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THRU:     Mary   F.  M cCormick,   Secretary   SUBJECT:   Regular   Business   Committee   Meeting  January  10,  2017   _____________________________________________________________________________________   FROM:     Lisa  Camren,  Recording  Secretary   Please  be  advised  that  the  following  are  official  actions  taken  by  the  Business  Committee  in  a   Regular   Business   Committee   Meeting  Business held   on   January   10,   2017.   These   actions   are   to   be   followed   up   by   the   10 -11, 2017 • Special BC Mini-Minutes January 30, 2017 Regular Committee Meeting Mini-Minutes January SUBJECT:   Regular  Business  Committee  Meeting  January  10,  2017   appropriate  departments.   _____________________________________________________________________________________     Please  be  advised  that  the  following  are  official  actions  taken  by  the  Business  Committee  in  a   Regular   Discussion  only   Business   Committee   Meeting   held   on   January   10,   2017.   These   actions   are   to   be   followed   up   by   the     appropriate  departments.   Lunch  at  12:05  p.m.     Back  from  lunch  at  1:10  p.m.   Discussion  only       1) Mary   F.   McCormick   motion   by   Resolution   SF-­‐17-­‐61   to   accept   the   Black   Hawk   Medical   Center   Lunch  at  12:05  p.m.   Addition   and   Renovation   Design   Development   and   move   to   construction   development   in   an   Back  from  lunch  at  1:10  p.m.   amount   not   to   exceed   the   recommended   budget   of   $11,989.373.00.   Jared   A.   King-­‐2nd.     VOTE:     Kay-­‐Absent,  Jacklyn-­‐Yes,  Mary-­‐Yes,  Jared-­‐Yes,  Robert-­‐Yes.    Motion  Carried.   1) Mary   F.   McCormick   motion   by   Resolution   SF-­‐17-­‐61   to   accept   the   Black   Hawk   Medical   Center     Addition   and   Renovation   Design   Development   and   move   to   construction   development   in   an   2) Resolution   SF-­‐17-­‐62   a   resolution   acknowledging   receipt   of   the   conditional   relinquishment   of   (2)   amount   not   to   exceed   the   recommended   budget   of   $11,989.373.00.   Jared   A.   King-­‐2nd.     VOTE:   tribal  members  from  the  membership  of  the  Sac  and  Fox  Nation.    Mary  F.  McCormick  –motion,   Kay-­‐Absent,  Jacklyn-­‐Yes,   Mary-­‐Yes,  Jared-­‐Yes,  Robert-­‐Yes.    Motion  Carried.   Jared  A.  King-­‐  2nd.    VOTE:  Jacklyn-­‐  Yes,  Mary-­‐  Yes,  Jared-­‐  Yes,  Robert-­‐  Yes,  Kay-­‐  Absent.    Motion     Carried.   2) Resolution   SF-­‐17-­‐62   a   resolution   acknowledging   receipt   of   the   conditional   relinquishment   of   (2)   Comments:    Per  Mary  f.  McCormick,  request  for  minor’s  funds,  pending  a  legal  matter  of  child   OFFICE OF Government tribal  members  from  the  membership  of  the  Sac  and  Fox  Nation.    Mary  F.  McCormick  –motion,   trust,   has   been  ndreferred   to  INTER-OFFICE MEMORANDUM the   tribal   attorney   for   legal   opinion   and   will   be   followed   up   with   Jared  A.  King-­‐  2 .    VOTE:  Jacklyn-­‐  Yes,  Mary-­‐  Yes,  Jared-­‐  Yes,  Robert-­‐  Yes,  Kay-­‐  Absent.    Motion   tribal  member.    Tribal  member  will  be  notified  as  soon  as  possible.   Carried.     OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT Comments:    Per  Mary  f.  McCormick,  request  for  minor’s  funds,  pending  a  legal  matter  of  child   3) Robert   January 12, 2017 E.   Williamson   motion   to   approve   the   (RAP)   Revenue   Allocation   Plan   guidelines   for   the   DATE: trust,   INTER-OFFICE MEMORANDUM has   been   referred   to   the   tribal   attorney   for   legal   opinion   and   will   be   followed   up   with   hardship  program  as  presented  and  effective  immediately.  Proposed  language  change  to  read:   tribal  member.    Tribal  member  will  be  notified  as  soon  as  possible.   is   determined,   payment   in   the   form   of   a   check   will   be   made   directly   to   the   TO:  After   eligibility   Directors/Coordinators nd requestor  or  upon  request  can  be  made  payable  and  mailed  to  the  vendor.    Jared  A.  King-­‐  2 .     3) Robert   E.   Williamson   motion   to   approve   the   (RAP)   Revenue   Allocation   Plan   guidelines   for   the   ary-­‐Yes,  Jared-­‐Yes,  Robert-­‐Yes,  Kay-­‐Absent,  Jacklyn-­‐Yes.    Motion  Carried   THRU: VOTE:    M Jim Gray, COS February 3, 2017 hardship  program  as  presented  and  effective  immediately.  Proposed  language  change  to  read:   DATE:   After   eligibility   is   determined,   payment   in   the   form   of   a   check   will   be   made   directly   to   the   THRU:   Mary F. McCormick, Secretary Directors/Coordinators requestor  or  upon  request  can  be  made  payable  and  mailed  to  the  vendor.    Jared  A.  King-­‐  2nd.     TO:   VOTE:     M ary-­‐Yes,   J ared-­‐Yes,   R obert-­‐Yes,   K ay-­‐Absent,   J acklyn-­‐Yes.     M otion   C arried   FROM: Lisa Camren, Recording Executive Administrative Assistant   THRU: Jim Gray, Chief of Staff   ADJOURNMENT:     SUBJECT: Recessed Regular Business Committee Meeting January 11, 2017 Recessed  at  4:22   p.m.     THRU: Mary F. McCormick, Secretary   _____________________________________________________________________________________   Please be advised that the following are official actions taken by the Business Committee in a Recessed FROM: Carolyn Fite, Recording Executive Assistant ADJOURNMENT:   Regular Business Committee Meeting held on January 11, 2017. These actions are to be followed up by Recessed   a t   4 :22   p .m.     the appropriate departments. SUBJECT: Recessed Special Business Committee Meeting February 1, 2017 _____________________________________________________________________________________ 1) Robert E. Williamson motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Business Committee Please be advised that the following are official actions taken by the Business Committee in a Recessed Meeting Minutes Dated November 22, 2016 with corrections. Mary F. McCormick-2nd. VOTE: Special Business Committee Meeting held on February 1, 2017. These actions are to be followed up by Kay- Absent, Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared, Yes, Robert-Yes. Motion Carried. the appropriate departments. 2) Jared A. King motion to approve the minutes of the Recessed Business Committee Meeting Minutes Dated November 29, 2016 with corrections. Robert E. Williamson-2nd. Vote: Jacklyn Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent. Motion Carried. 1) Jacklyn K. King motion to approve the request from the Quad City International Airport Fire Department in Moline, IL to use Chief Blackhawk’s image on their station shirts. Jared A. King3) Mary F. McCormick motion to approve the minutes of the Recessed Regular Business nd 2 . VOTE: Kay-Yes, Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes. Motion carried. Committee Meeting Minutes Dated December 1, 2016 with corrections. Robert E. Williamson nd 2 . VOTE: Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent, Jacklyn-Yes. Motion Carried. 2) Robert Williamson motion to approve the Native American Finance Officers Association membership renewal 2017-2018 (NAFOA) for $5000.00. Jared A. King-2nd. VOTE: Jacklyn-Yes, 4) Jared A. King motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Business Committee Meeting Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Yes. Motion carried. Minutes dated December 20, 2016. Robert E. Williamson-2nd. VOTE: Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent, Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes. Motion Carried. 3) Resolution SF-17-71, a resolution approving the Calendar Year 2017 Special Diabetes Program for Indians Budget in the total amount of $520,559.00, the funding source is identified as the 5) Jared A. King motion to approve the minutes of the Recessed Regular Business Committee Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Services, Special Diabetes Grant No. nd Meeting Minutes Dated December 21, 2016 as corrected. Robert E. Williamson-2 . VOTE: H1D4IHS0027-20-00. Jared A. King-motion, Robert Williamson-2nd. VOTE: Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent, Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes. Motion Carried. Robert-Yes, Kay-Yes, Jacklyn-Yes. Motion carried. Break for Lunch at 11:35 a.m. 4) Mary F. McCormick motion to approve the contract renewal #2008-0604i between the Sac and Back from Lunch at 1:08 p.m. Fox Nation Black Hawk Health Center and Outpatient Clinic funding agreement SoonerCare American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal Health Service Providers. Jared A. King-2nd. VOTE: Jared6) Resolution SF-17-63 a resolution to nominate Kay Rhoads of the Sac and Fox Nation Business Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Yes, Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes. Motion carried. Committee to Serve on the United States Department of Housing Southern Plains office of Native American Programs Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee. Jared A. King-motion, R B C M J a n u a r y 1 1 , nd2 0 1 6 P a g e | 2 5) Jacklyn K. King motion to approve the contract renewal #2008-06-04h between the Sac and Fox Mary F. McCormick-2 . VOTE: Kay-Absent, Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert R B C M J a n u a r y 1 1 , 2 0 1 6 P a g e | 2 Nation Black Hawk Health Center and Primary Care Providers with Oklahoma Healthcare Yes. Motion Carried. nd Authority. Jared A. King-2 . VOTE: Robert-Yes, Kay-Yes, Jacklyn-Yes, S B C M F e b r u a r y 1 , 2 0 1 7 Mary-Yes, P Jared-Yes. a g e | 2 7) Resolution SF-17-64 a resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2017 Sac and Fox Nation’s United Motion carried. Nation Tribal Youth Budget in the total funding amount of Three Thousand Nine Hundred Ten 7) Resolution SF-17-64 a resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2017 Sac and Fox Nation’s United nd . VOTE: Jacklyn-Yes, MaryDollars ($3,910.00). Jared A. King-motion, Robert E. Williamson-2 Nation Tribal Youth Budget in the total funding amount of Three Thousand Nine Hundred Ten 6) Resolution SF-17-72, a resolution authorizing and approving an agreement between the Sac and nd Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent. Motion Carried. Dollars ($3,910.00). Jared A. King-motion, Robert E. Williamson-2 . VOTE: Jacklyn-Yes, Mary Fox Nation Black Hawk Health Center and Cedar Ridge Hospital and Clinic, the funding source is Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent. Motion Carried. identified as the Indian Health Services Compact Budget. Jared A. King-motion, Jacklyn K. King8) Resolution SF-17-65 a resolution designating Kay Rhoads, Principal Chief, Jacklyn K. King, Second 2nd. VOTE: Kay-Yes, Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes. Motion carried. Chief, Mary F. McCormick, Secretary, Jared A. King, Treasurer, Robert E. Williamson, Committee 8) Resolution SF-17-65 a resolution designating Kay Rhoads, Principal Chief, Jacklyn K. King, Second Member as the Sac and Fox Nation Business Committee Members authorized to complete and Chief, Mary F. McCormick, Secretary, Jared A. King, Treasurer, Robert E. Williamson, Committee 7) Resolution SF-17-73, Mary F. McCormick motion to nominate Cheryl L. McClellan as an alternate sign form BIA-4432 verification of Indian Preference for Employment. Robert E. WilliamsonMember as the Sac and Fox Nation Business Committee Members authorized to complete and nd member to the Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC) for HUD. Jacklyn K. Kingmotion, Mary F. McCormick-2 sign form BIA-4432 verification . VOTE: Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent, Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jaredof Indian Preference for Employment. Robert E. Williamson 2nd. VOTE: Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Yes. Motion carried. nd Yes. Motion Carried. motion, Mary F. McCormick-2 . VOTE: Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent, Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared Yes. Motion Carried. 8) Resolution SF-17-74, a resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of the Interior, 9) Resolution SF-17-66 a resolution acknowledging receipt of the conditional relinquishment of (2) Bureau of Indian Affairs, Sac and Fox Nation’s Climate Resilience Project Budget in the total tribal members from the membership of the Sac and Fox Nation. Jared A. King-motion, Robert 9) Resolution SF-17-66 a resolution acknowledging receipt of the conditional relinquishment of (2) nd funding amount of $50,000.00, the funding source is identified as a one-time award funded thru . VOTE: Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent. Motion E. Williamson-2 tribal members from the membership of the Sac and Fox Nation. Jared A. King-motion, Robert the Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Interior. Robert Williamson-motion, Mary F. McCormick-2nd, Carried. E. Williamson-2nd. VOTE: Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent. Motion VOTE: Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Yes, Jacklyn-Yes. Motion carried. Carried. 10) Robert E. Williams motion to approve the Juvenile Detention Service Agreement by and 9) Resolution SF-17-75, a resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of the Interior, between Sac and motion Fox Nation and the the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Jared Agreement A. King-2nd. by VOTE: 10) Robert E. the Williams to approve Juvenile Detention Service and Bureau Of Indian Affairs, Sac and Fox Nation’s Climate Resilience Project In-Kind Match Budget nd Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent. Motion Carried. between the Sac and Fox Nation and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Jared A. King-2 . VOTE: in the total amount of $5,169.00, the funding source is identified as the fair market value of the Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent. Motion Carried. space donated by the Sac and Fox Nation of the OES office, lab and personnel interviews. Robert 11) Jared A. King motion to approve the Proposal and agreement for David Clovis, Cue & Brew to nd Williamson-motion, Mary F.McCormick-2nd. VOTE: Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Yes, Jacklyn-Yes, use the Tanger Parking Lot on May 27, 2017. Robert E. Williamson-2 . VOTE: Mary-Yes, Jared11) Jared A. King motion to approve the Proposal and agreement for David Clovis, Cue & Brew to Mary-Yes. Motion carried. Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent, Jacklyn-Yes. Motion Carried. use the Tanger Parking Lot on May 27, 2017. Robert E. Williamson-2nd. VOTE: Mary-Yes, Jared Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent, Jacklyn-Yes. Motion Carried. 10) Resolution SF-17-76, a resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2017 Low Income Home Energy 12) Jared A. King motion to accept the proposal from Christina Walker of the Shawnee News-star to Assistance Program Budget Modification #1 in the total amount of $117,720.00, the funding sponsor/advertise in the upcoming Native American Magazine – Our Native Traditions in the 12) Jared A. King motion to accept the proposal from Christina Walker of the Shawnee News-star to source is identified as the 10% allowable carryover from the Department of Health and Human amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). Funding source is general operating in public sponsor/advertise in the upcoming Native American Magazine – Our Native Traditions the nd Services, Administration for Children and Families, Low Income Home Energy Assistance relations. Robert E. Williamson-2 . Vote: Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent, Jacklyn-Yes, Maryamount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). Funding source is general operating public Programs Grant #G-16JOOKLIEA and the new award #G-17JOOKLIEA. Mary F. McCormicknd Yes. Motion Carried. relations. Robert E. Williamson-2 . Vote: Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Absent, Jacklyn-Yes, Mary motion, Robert Williamson-2nd. VOTE: Robert-Yes, Kay-Yes, Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes. Yes. Motion Carried. Motion carried. ADJOURNMENT: 11) Jared A. King motion to approve the recommended high bids for the excessed vehicles those Adjourned at 3:25 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: being the 2003 Dodge Caravan/SE, 2005 Ford Expedition/4x2. Mary F. McCormick-2nd. VOTE: Adjourned at 3:25 p.m. Kay-Yes, Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes. Motion carried. Break for lunch at 11:31 a.m. Business Committee Meeting Back from lunch at 1:10 p.m. Special Business Committee Meeting Mini-Minutes January 30, 2017 12) Jacklyn K. King motion to approve the Charitable Donations Line Item per Resolution SF/GC-17 02 Fiscal Year Revenue Allocation Plan to the following: Greater Tulsa Indian Arts Festival $500.00, First Indian Baptist Church, Cushing, Oklahoma $5,000.00, Harvest Time Ministries (Gathering of Nations Conference 2017) $3,500.00, Prague Kiwanis Club $300.00, The Knights Auto Club $250.00, Stroud Little League Baseball Association $2,000.00, for a total of $11,550.00. Robert Williamson-2nd. VOTE: Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Yes. M F e b r u a r y 1 , 2 0 1 7 P a g e | 3 S B C Motion carried. Robert Williamson motion to approve the Government Donations Line Item per Resolution 13) SF/GC-17-02 Fiscal Year Revenue Allocation Plan to the following: Meeker Police Department $4000.00, Ripley High School $1,100.00, Cushing High School $2,500.00, Southern Plains Tribal Health Board $1,500.00, Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition $1,000.00, National Indian Child Welfare Association $2,500.00, Shawnee High School $1,500.00, for a total of $14,100.00. Jared A. King-2nd. VOTE: Mary-Yes, Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Yes, Jacklyn-Yes. Motion carried. Jacklyn K. King motion to approve the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition (ONAC) membership 14) fee $100.00, 2017. Mary F. McCormick-2nd. VOTE: Jared-Yes, Robert-Yes, Kay-Yes, Jacklyn-Yes, Mary-Yes. Motion carried. Executive Session: HRPA-2017-02 Went into Executive Session at 2:50 pm The Business Committee has decided not to accept recommendation as submitted on HRPA 2017-02. Out of Executive Session at 4:20 pm Adjournment: The Business Committee adjourned the meeting at 4:21 pm

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Indian Health Service OEH Field Office 703 E. Independence Street • Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804 405-214-4200 Office • 405-214-4210 Fax

Elders Household Assistance Program Eligible Participants: Members of any federally recognized tribe age 55 or older living in Sac and Fox Jurisdiction. Services to Be Provided: Assistance with meal preparation, transportation, light household chores, laundry, errands, etc. for up to 6 hours per week. Program participation is limited to 2 months and may be renewed as program funds permit. We are also looking for individuals willing to serve as choreworkers in the Cushing, Shawnee, Meeker/Prague, and Stroud areas. Choreworkers must be able to pass a background check/drug screening if requested by the Elder and will be paid a flat rate of $50 per week for each Elder assisted. Preference will be given to tribal members.

Contact: Deidre Yerbic Contact: Lynn A. Mihandoost Director Human Services Department Sac and Fox Nation 920883 S. Highway 99, Bldg. A Stroud, Oklahoma 74079 (918) 968-3526 Ext. 2010

Sac and Fox Nation

Food Distribution Program

Call Today IndianSee Health Service OEH Field Office To If You 703 E. Independence Street • Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804 Qualify!!! 405-214-4200 Office • 405-214-4210 Fax STROUD OFFICE (800) 256-3398  SHAWNEE OFFICE (866) 622-2310 If at least one member of your household is Native American, you reside within our service area, and you meet our income guidelines… You May Qualify, Call Today!!! In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

FNS HANDBOOK 501 EXHIBIT M FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM ON INDIAN RESERVATIONS (FDPIR) FY 2017 NET MONTHLY INCOME STANDARDS (Effective October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017) The net monthly income standard for each household size is the sum of the applicable Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) net monthly income standard and the applicable SNAP standard deduction. 48 Contiguous United States: Household SNAP Net Monthly Size Income Standard $990 1 $1,335 2 $1,680 3 $2,025 4 $2,370 5 $2,715 6 $3,061 7 $3,408 8 each additional member

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Alaska: Household SNAP Net Monthly Size Income Standard $1,237 1 $1,669 2 $2,100 3 $2,532 4 $2,964 5 $3,395 6 $3,827 7 $4,260 8 each additional member

FDPIR Net Monthly Income Standard $1,147 $1,492 $1,837 $2,193 $2,567 $2,941 $3,287 $3,634 $347

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FDPIR Net Monthly Income Standard $1,505 $1,937 $2,368 $2,800 $3,232 $3,677 $4,109 $4,542 $434

(Rev. 09/2016)

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Black Hawk Health Center

“ G e t M o v i n g B e c a u s e Yo u r H e a r t M a t t e r s ”

Hosted by Merle Boyd Center Community Health Nurses

Sac and Fox Transportation Program

Criteria You Must Meet Before Being Eligible for Transportation:

• You must have an established chart at BHHC • You must have no other means of transportation

• You must have an active referral from a BHHC provider to the facility where being transported If you have Medicaid, please utilize SoonerRide SoonerRide’s toll free phone number is

(877) 404-4500

Muscogee (Creek) Nation WIC Program Stroud Clinic USDA Building 920883 S. HWY 99

Open 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month Hours: 9:30am - 3:30pm Closed for Lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm 1-800-648-2302 or 918-968-1784 for information Closed last business day of each month for staff training. Standards for participation are the same regardless of age, race, sex, color, national origin or handicap.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation WIC Program Is All About

2017 Cooking Class Dates February March April May June July August September October November December

16th and 17th 9th and 10th 17th and 18th 11th and 12th 8th and 9th 13th and 14th 10th and 11th 14th and 15th 12th and 13th 2nd and 3rd 14th and 15th

BREASTFEEDING!

For more information about breastfeeding and how to apply for WIC, please call:

1-800-648-2302 or 918-758-2722 This institution is an equal opportunity provider

*the first date listed will have class at 11:00 AM and the second class listed will have class at 12:00 PM. Please call 918-968-9531 ext 3042 with any questions

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For more information, please contact: Karen Hamilton or Nethia Wallace Shawnee Multi-Purpose Building 405-275-1262

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SAUK LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHY

Indians are born speaking our languages. For some of us, they lie dormant within our bodies. They are looking for a way out. God gave us these beautiful languages. All of us hold them in a sacred manner within. There is no such thing as an Indian person who cannot speak Indian. Our language programs find these languages within our bodies. They bring them out through our mouths and deliver them to their rightful resting places within our hearts.

March Word List 2017 Ashkipakyâwi- (It)’s green Pâpôhkwîha- Half- and- Half Moon Metâthwi Nôhika- Seventeen Wâthethikâha- Sun Nôtenwi- Wind Wîshkenôha- Bird Menôhkamîwi- it’s spring Mêmêkêha- Butterfly Nahâwiwi- it’s warm and sunny Kêmiyâki- Rain

Sauk Language Department March Language Quote We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it. -Benjamin Lee Whorf

March Word Scramble 2017 skwyâAihapik ______________________ âîôhkapwhP ______________________ iâ NeakôtthhiMw ______________________ tâeahtâkhiWh ______________________ ôteNwni ______________________ khaheWîôsn ______________________ keMômnahîwi ______________________ mkêêêhaM ______________________ iNwaâihw ______________________ imâêyKik ______________________

March Word Match 2017



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March Word Search Use March Word List

March 2017 Pâpôhkwîha (Half-and-Half Moon)

The new Sauk I and Sauk II online courses are now available for high school students who want to learn Sauk. If you are interested in taking these courses, please contact the Sauk Language Department for more information. The Sauk Language Department now has 3 FREE downloadable Language Apps for both Android and iPhones. Go to Google Play Store or iTunes to get yours today, and start learning Sauk.

Don’t forget about our selection of Sauk Language T-Shirts available for sale!! All T-Shirts $10 While Supplies Last! Join Us Online! Visit our website www.talksauk.com to see what new games and words we have to offer. We always welcome suggestions and/or comments from tribal members on programs you have attended, or would like to see scheduled. Call 918-968-0070 or 800-256-7552, or email [email protected]

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Stevi Johnson to Participate as a Trainer for The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Stevi Johnson, 2016-2017 Jr. Miss Sac and Fox Nation, was selected to participate in the National Youth Leadership Initiative, Training of Trainers (ToT) for the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). The ToT program offers a unique and challenging experience to offer youth the opportunity to have their presentation skills fine-tuned by CADCA adult Trainers. The program is rigorous, and requires a significant level of dedication to mastering content and facilitation techniques. CADCA is the nation’s leading drug abuse prevention organization that represents over 5,000 community coalitions across the U.S. and over 100 coalitions in twenty countries on five continents. CADCA seeks to create population-level change, therefore; the organization engages all sectors of a community; especially youth!

At just 12 years old, Stevi is the youngest to ever participate as a trainer and is using her platform as Jr. Miss Sac and Fox to bring awareness to substance abuse in native communities all across the world. After completing the National Youth Leadership Initiative this past July, Stevi was eligible to apply as a Trainer and went on to represent IAMNDN. IAMNDN is dedicated to empowering Native Youth to become future leaders and isn’t just another program, IAMNDN is a movement whose ultimate goal is to bridge the generational communication gap between adults and native youth to inspire and initiate dialogue between young tribal members and current tribal leaders. Look for Stevi to appear on the next IAMNDN poster, Coming Soon! Stevi attended training in Washington D.C and will be mentored to hone her

skills before attending the Mid-Year Training Institute in Atlanta Georgia July 23-27, 2017. Stevi is inspiring groups of passionate 13-18 years, who are eager to influence their communities in a positive way and create social change in their communities!

To learn more about CADCA go to http:// www.cadca.org. For information on how you can have IAMNDN visit your school contact Raquel Ramos at 580-357-3449 or by email at [email protected]

“I want to use my platform as Jr. Miss Sac and Fox to bring about awareness to substance abuse in my community” Stevi Johnson. (Photos Submitted)

Stevi Johnson, 2016-2017 Jr. Miss Sac and Fox, youngest Native American to ever participate, as a trainer for The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America.

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March Birthday

Timothy Schexnider Henry Owen Hunter Mary Lynne Deweese Kenneth Wayne Edmonson Emily S. Conner Isabelle Edgin Saginaw Grant Brian Scott Ramseyer Elizabeth A. Manatowa-Mastel William Dale Allen David Daniel Harris Dorris Kay Ashlock William Kyle Tyner Mary Elizabeth Meadows James William Cornelius Patricia Donahue Jessica Dawn Patterson Virginia Marez Sandra Kay Rolette Tressia Annette Cain Jay Von Conallis Melanie Diane Jones Leslie Dean Gibbs Isaac Benjamin Littleton Frankie Theresa Whaley Robert A. Musgrove Sharen E. Merchberger Geraldine Louise Riska Denise Jane Murie Stacy Ann Root Austin Grant Clifford Ray Blanchard Jackson Ellis Marie Lynn Neilsen Kelly Denyce Riska Louis James Gokey Gloria Jean Ellis Linda Sue Orona Emerson E. Falls Patricia Frances Carson Jimmie Carol Tiger Eugene Henry Masters Tony Ray Brice Martha Ann Burnside

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Patricia Nell Yarholar Stephen Anthony Petitt Christy Mae Blackbear Darrell Victor McClellan Veronica Lynn Wallace Lela J. Lopez Raymond Evans Walker Barbara Marie Johnson David Harris Billy Thurman Wakole Deborah Grace Tahkofper Terry David Riska Gail Lynn Depue Patsy Diann Simpson Samuel William Kanes Mary Ann Crook Daniel O`Brien Charlet Renee Sauls Alwanda M. Ross John Terry Blankenship Charles Robert Carter Barbara Sue Hawkins-Ramos Kai Joseph Giffin Rosemary Maurer Charlene Given Cleda Mageline Curley Marcelle Judy Maker Robert Eugene Kahbeah Terri Elaine Klein Pauline Louise White Cynthia Armstrong Michelle Louise Bouzis Susan Eileen Safford Joseph Bass Debra Lynn Cross Robert F. Delaware John Wallace Georgia Ann Noble John Brantley Johnson Bruce Judy Marcy Ann Chavez Lou Ann Garcia Louis E. Ortega

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Elders Advisory Committee News

by Peggy Big Eagle, Secretary

Sauk Elders Advisory Committee is in action and on the move. In February five new EAC officers were installed: Francis Grant, Chairman; Mable Walton, Vice-Chairman, Peggy Big Eagle, Secretary; Renee Buckley, Treasurer, and Melissa Denny, Member. We had so many members and guests in February we moved to a larger room! And we apologize to three Learning Center staff for not knowing the diet pop, ice and Styrofoam cups were not ours! March activities include a regular monthly EAC meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 8 at the Learning Center. Covered dishes are welcome, and we will also have meals from the Title VI lunch program. On Friday, March 24 our not-to-be missed Taco Sale at the elders dining room in the Social Services building is from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. We have a guest fry bread cook! Sunday, March 26 we visit Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa. In addition to the famous portrait of Black Hawk and His Son, Whirling Thunder, the museum is full of native art, sculpture and artifacts. All native elders are invited as well as non-native spouses, and we extend a special invitation to veterans. For a seat

on the tour bus contact Peggy Big Eagle by Friday, March 17 at 405.314.2679 or [email protected] And finally on Friday, March 31 Breakfast and Bingo starts at 9 a.m. in the elders dining room. Prizes for bingo are welcome but not required. Next month’s meeting will be Wednesday, April 12 at the Shawnee Multipurpose Building starting at 10 a.m. Lunch will be potluck. Some agenda items will be continued discussion of an elders building, monthly taco sale, and plans for Mother’s Day Dance on Saturday, May 13. Mark your calendars! Last minute update on a building for elders to use. The Business Committee reported plans for a transportation building for elders and veterans to also use in downtown Stroud. Most of the construction funds will come from the transportation program, so Truman Carter Is coordinating the planning. The elders previously submitted plans for a building on the reservation. That is not being considered at this time because new water, sewer and utility lines plus a building would cost more than the fire insurance proceeds. The bark house location was also suggested. A representative of the B.C. and Truman Carter will be present at the March 8 elders meeting.

Taden Lewis, son of Wahban Wolf Robe who lives on the Rocky Boy Reservation, Montana holds a 5’6’’ icicle from their back porch. Feb 27, 2017. Taden is the grandson of Shirley Wakole (Submitted Photo)

Sac and Fox Elders 2017 Meeting Dates March 8 - Stroud • April 12 - Shawnee • May 10 - Stroud June 14 - Shawnee • July 12 - Stroud •August 9 - Shawnee • September 13 - Stroud • October 11 - Shawnee •November 8 - Stroud •December 13 - Shawnee

Breakfast and Bingo The Last Friday of Every Month

All tribal elders age 55 and older are welcome for a free meal which starts at 8:30 a.m. and Bingo starts at 9:30

There will be prizes

Contact the Elders Coordinator @ Ext. 2012 for questions or to donate prizes.

“Veterans helping Veterans”

Sauk Elders Black Hawk Portrait Trip to Tulsa We are going to go see the origional portrait of Black Hawk and his son, Whirling hunder at one of the best museums in the US for Native American art, sculpture and artifacts............ The Gilcrease Museum

The Sac and Fox Nation Veteran’s Women’s Auxiliary will be selecting the Sac and Fox Veteran’s Honor Guard 2016-2017 Princess. We are now accepting Biographies from all interested young ladies who meet the following criteria. The princess will be announced and crowned at the annual Sac and Fox Veteran’s Memorial Day Pow-Wow, May 27, 2017.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 Please sign up by Friday, March 17, 2017 to save your seat on our tour bus, a handicapped accessible vehicle Schedule

May 9, 2017. 405-240-0082

Departures:

8:00 AM pick up Cushing Elders via van to Stroud 9:00 AM Tour bus leaves Shawnee Multi-purpose Center for Stroud 10:00 AM Tour bus Departs Stroud for Gilcrease *****Lunch will be prepared by participants upon arrival in Stroud and eaten on Tour bus

Museum Schedule:

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM visit exhibits on your own. 1:00 p.m. Guided Tour 2:10 visit exhibits on your own 4:45 PM Gather at Tour bus to go to dinner 5:30 PM Dinner Tulsa Restaurant

Arrival:

8:00 PM arrive back in Stroud 9:00 PM Cushing Elders return home via van 9:00 PM Tour bus arives in Shawnee

To Sign up by Friday, March 17, 2017 please contact: Peggy Big Eagle, Secretary EAC Phone: 405.314.2679, [email protected] or on Facebook.

APPLICATION SAC & FOX NATION MISS, JR. MISS, AND LITTLE MISS SAC & FOX NATION APPLICATION DUE: MAY 26, 2017

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Sac and Fox Nation Office of Environmental Services Water is a Gift...And needs Our Care We wouldn’t take our hard earned money and burn it!! So why do we let it leak down the drains…? March 20-26, 2017 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-WaterSense Program Fix a Leak Week

by Water Quality Specialist-Dale Miller easy, inexpensive do-it-yourself project that pays for itself in no time. • If you do need to replace the entire toilet, look for a WaterSense labeled model. If the average family replaces its older, inef-

ficient toilets with new WaterSense labeled ones, it could save 13,000 gallons per year. Retrofitting the house could save the family nearly $2,400 in water and wastewater bills over the lifetime of the toilets.

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The Facts on Leaks: • The average household’s leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. • Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons annually nationwide. That’s equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes. • Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. • Common types of leaks found in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. All are easily correctable.

• Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills. • Keep your home leak-free by repairing dripping faucets, toilet flappers, and showerheads. In most cases, fixture replacement parts don’t require a major investment. • Well water users can prevent wear and tear on the pumps and system by repairing leaks allowing for longer life of the well system. Most common leaks can be eliminated after retrofitting a household with new WaterSense labeled fixtures and other high-efficiency appliances.

Leak Detection: • A good method to check for leaks is to examine your winter water usage. It’s likely that a family of four has a serious leak problem if its winter water use exceeds 12,000 gallons per month. • Check your water meter (read from left to right) before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, you probably have a leak. • One way to find out if you have a toilet leak is to place a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl within 15 minutes without flushing, you have a leak. Make sure to flush immediately after this experiment to avoid staining the tank. Faucets and Showerheads: • A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. That’s the amount of wa-

ter needed to take more than 180 showers! • Leaky faucets can be fixed by checking faucet washers and gaskets for wear and replacing them if necessary. If you are replacing a faucet, look for the WaterSense label. • A showerhead leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water it takes to wash 60 loads of dishes in your dishwasher. • Most leaky showerheads can be fixed by ensuring a tight connection using pipe tape and a wrench. If you are replacing a showerhead, look for one that has earned the WaterSense label. Toilets: • If your toilet is leaking, the cause is often an old, faulty toilet flapper. Over time, this inexpensive rubber part decays, or minerals build up on it. It’s usually best to replace the whole rubber flapper—a relatively

Recycling Plastic Bottles Properly! By: Toby Hill, Environmental Techniciation Recycling plastic water bottles is an essential gesture to apply every day. It is important to know the dos and dont’s of how to recycle to make sure we maintain a healthy ecosystem for generations  to come.  Refilling a water bottle, whether that be stainless steel or a BPA free bottle, is always our recommended choice for sustainable water consumption, it will save you money in the future. However, there are many times when this isn’t possible and you must turn to the single-serve plastic water bottles to satisfy your thirst. Some people choose the taste of bottled water over tap water and we understand the needs of everyone. If handled  properly, this option can be viable beverage choice and keep landfills free of plastic water bottles. There are over a billion of water bottles used every year throughout the world. However, only a small fraction of them are recycled properly. Water bottles are easily recyclable and can be melted down into plastic pellets, which are then sold to companies to produce carpets, clothing, and furniture. Plastics are important to businesses and sustainable life around the world. To assure you are properly recycling your single-use water bottles please follow this tips: Put the water bottle cap back on after consuming Most people forget that recycling can only be done in most municipalities if they include the lid on the water bottle. Separated caps can cause a mess on equipment sending them to the landfill and causing production to come to a halt. To prevent this from happening, please replace the cap once you have finished. Crush your bottle Bottles should be crushed and all of the air removed. Be sure to replace the

cap back on after you have done this. This causes more space to be saved at the processing facility, reducing the need for expansion. The harder plastics that can’t be crushed are ok, as is. Do not rinse thoroughly You don’t need to spend extra time rinsing out bottles that might have some liquid inside of them. Just make sure they’re empty and that you place them in a recycling bin. Think of your plastic bottles as starting its life once you consume it. It wants to do more in its life than end up straight in a landfill or on the side of the street. If you start recycling, you will feel much better about yourself and the environment. At the rate we are throwing away unnecessary plastics, we are heading for unchartered danger. Let’s show the world that we can live a better life by just taking a few minutes out of our day to recycle for future generations. For More information here are some links that you can go to: https://www.epa. gov/recycle • www.recycleok.org

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OES PUBLIC NOTICE

Please mail or return form to the address below.

OES has a R ECYCLE D ROP O FF T RAILER in it’s parking lot most of the year

You may also contact us via email, phone, or fax.

What’s in your air?

SAC AND FOX NATION OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Particulates: dirt, dust, pollen spores, pet dander, candle soot Bioaerosois: viruses, mold, bacteria, living micro organisms

920883 S. Hwy 99 Bldg. A Stroud, OK 74079

Phone: 918-968-0046 Fax: 918-968-0049 Email: [email protected] sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov Email: [email protected] sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov

• An irrigation system should be checked each spring before use to make sure it was not damaged by frost or freezing. • An irrigation system that has a leak 1/32nd of an inch in diameter (about the thickness of a dime) can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month. • To ensure that your in-ground irrigation system is not leaking water, consult

with a WaterSense irrigation partner who has passed a certification program focused on water efficiency; look for a WaterSense irrigation partner. • Check your garden hose for leaks at its connection to the spigot. If it leaks while you run your hose, replace the nylon or rubber hose washer and ensure a tight connection to the spigot using pipe tape and a wrench. You can truly help protect our water and resources by following these simple and helpful steps. This information and much more can be found at: www.epa.gov/WaterSense or (866) WTR-SENS (987-7367) (tollfree WaterSense Helpline).

Volatile Organic Compounds: odor causing contaminants, chemical gases, solvents

SOURCE: oltrom.com/IAQ/index

We are seeking input from Sac and Fox Nation Tribal Members so we may address their concerns over Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). All respondents will be contacted individually to better understand their concerns, provide insight into future project development, and determine if an IAQ assessment is needed. This service is provided at no cost to you! All personal information provided is confidential! OES has partnered with the American Lung Association to get items that can help improve the quality of the indoor air. Number of items are limited per household. An assessment must be done to qualify for the items. The American Lung Association is a limited funded service!

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NOTICE Families wanting to showcase their Veteran’s photos and clippings during Memorial Weekend and 54th Annual Sac and Fox Powwow… Please put photos and clippings on poster boards or foam boards. Please check with Sonny Masquat @ 918-306-2434 or one of the Veterans for more information.

The Sac and Fox National Public Library has used paperbacks (and a few hardbacks) for sale. Paperbacks are three for $1, or 35 cents each. Hardbacks are $1 each. The Sac and Fox National Public Library has used paperbacks (and a few hardbacks) for sale. Paperbacks are three for $1, 35 cents each.done an If theorNation hasn’t Hardbacks are $1 each.

Oral History Notice

Oral History on you, or you desire an updated history, please call (918-968-3526, extension 2022 or e-mail Catherine Walker, the Historical Researcher, at ([email protected] sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov) to schedule an appointment. If agreed upon, we will make a videotape of the interview: the Nation keeps one copy and the family receives a copy.

The Sac and Fox National Public Library offers two computers geared toward our youngest patrons. The computers have an assortment of games and fun programs for babies through early grade school. (Shhh. Some games are even educational, but don’t have to tell them that!) Help your little ones get a leg up by calling (918-968-3526, Extension 2021)

The Gallery in the Sac and Fox National Public Library has now added Onesies it its collection of for-sale items for the youngest members of the Sac and Fox Nation. The Onesies come in turquoise and butter yellow and in sizes 12, 18 and 24 months. They are $10 each. For more information, call 918-968-3526 and extension 2021. Come check us out!

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DID YOU KNOW?

By Zachary Butler SFN Land and Cattle Company children to fill out and mail back to the Tribe (attention Realty Department) and what I and Andrew Tsoodle will do is on April 1 will start the process of taking a look at all the entries and choose the best and most appropriate name for this little heifer. We then can set up a date to get the child with the winning entry and this little heifer and take a photo for the up coming months newsletter article. The winning entry will also receive a small gift for helping us to come up with a name for one of our future herd cows.

Zachary Butler Hello to all Tribal members, this is Zachary Butler, the manager of the Sac and Fox Land and Cattle operation. This months article is going to be a little different. As I reported to you last month, in the month of January, the Tribal cattle herd gained two new calves. A little brown bull and a little black heifer. I would like to do something different with this new calf crop. I think it is important to get our Tribal children involved. As you well know, ranchers name their cattle. This is just another way to keep tract of cattle besides branding and ear tags. We as ranchers will name the cattle’s offspring just like any pet owner would name their dog, cat, or what ever pet you may possess. So what I propose we do is let our children come up with the name for this little heifer. Why I chose the heifer is she will become part of the herd when she reaches the appropriate age. I will include a entry name form with this article for the children, or the parents of the

I would also like to report about the calves that had ringworm. I mention this last month and thought that you, Tribal members, would like to know the status of these calves. After about two weeks of observing these calves we were able to release 5 of the 12

calves back into the weaning herd. We then retreated 7 of the 12 for a second round of topical treatment for the ringworm. After two weeks of re observing these we will release them back into the weaning herd is signs of the ringworm are gone.

Description of Calf: The new heifer calf is small in stature and she is solid black in color.

The official rules for this naming contest is as follows:

1. Child must be a Tribal member 2. Child must be 10 yrs. or younger 3. The entry form must be filled out in full and returned by March 31, 2017.

CHILDS NAME_____________________________________________AGE______ PARENTS NAME______________________________________________________ MAILING ADDRESS___________________________________________________ CITY________________________STATE__________________ZIP______________ PHONE____________________ EMAIL___________________________________

Sac and Fox Nation Elders Advisory Committee Meeting 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017 SFN Learning Center

SCHOOL_____________________________________________________________ NAME FOR THE CALF_________________________________________________

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Opening Prayer Minutes February 8, 2017 minutes

A REGULAR CALLED MEETING OF THE SAC AND FOX NATION BUSINESS COMMITTEE TO BE HELD ON March 14, 2017 AT 9:00 A.M. AND A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE SAC AND FOX NATION BUSINESS COMMITTEE TO BE HELD ON March 28, 2017 AT 9:00 A.M. BOTH IN THE SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES BUILDING SAC AND FOX RESERVATION STROUD, OKLAHOMA

Financial Report Report on Black Hawk Health Center services for elders Don Whitehead, Health Director Report on plans for elders and veterans building to be combined with transportation building in downtown Stroud Business Committee representative and Truman Carter, tribal transportation program Elders input needed!!! Old Business Taco sale Friday, March 24 • Volunteers and supplies needed Trip to Gilcrease Museum Sunday, March 26, 2017 • Transportation • Lunch • Admission • Dinner Mother's Day Dance Saturday, May 13, 2017 • Head staff. Nominations needed for head man dancer • Concession stand • Volunteers and supplies needed Contact information needed for cards, gifts and flowers New Business • April taco sale • Inventory of EAC equipment and supplies Elders call 405.314.2679 if you need a ride.

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Sac and Fox Nation Police Department From the desk of Police Chief Bobby Roberts

Sac and Fox Tribal Police Chief Bob Roberts

SAFETYTIPS Spring is right around the corner and with spring comes the threat of tornados. The following are some steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. 1- Listen to a radio, watch television your cell phone for weather updates. If a tornado is coming you MUST seek shelter. An underground shelter is best, such as a basement or storm shelter. If you don’t have a shelter or basement, find an inside room or hallway or closet on the first floor AWAY FROM WINDOWS. 2- If you are outside and cannot get

inside, lie flat in a ditch or ravine. Lie face down and cover your head with your hands. If you are in a vehicle get out immediately and find shelter do not attempt to remain within the vehicle and run away from the tornado. 3- Know where you can take shelter in a matter of seconds, and practice a family tornado drill at least once a year. Agree ahead of time on a place to meet after a disaster. 4- Flying debris is the greatest danger in tornadoes, so store protective coverings (mattress, sleeping bags, thick blankets, etc) in or next to your shelter space, ready to use on a few seconds’ notice. 5- When a tornado watch is issued, think about the drill and check to make sure all your safety supplies are handy. 6- All schools, shopping centers, nursing homes, hospitals, sports arenas, stadiums, mobile home communities, and offices should have a tornado safety plan in place, with easy-to-read signs posted to direct everyone to a safe, nearby shelter area.    7- After a tornado, watch for broken glass and power lines that are downed. If you see people who are injured, don’t move them unless they are in immediate danger. Call for help right away!  Stay safe, The Sac and Fox Nation Tribal Police Department

PARALEGAL SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE The Sac and Fox Nation Tribal Court is pleased to announce that paralegal services are now being offered at the Sac and Fox Nation Justice Center. This service is to help alleviate the pressure placed on the prose litigants, litigants who may not be able to afford the luxury to hire legal assistance. Without the aid of legal expertise, litigants often enter the judicial system unprepared for the complicated process and may leave dismayed by the results. In recognition of this problem, the Sac and Fox Nation Tribal Court and Oklahoma Indian Legal Services have been in collaboration to provide the tribal members with a paralegal to offer

are now accessible on the Website and Facebook sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov

FAX:918-968-4207 PH: 918-968-3526 EXT: 2000 & 2001 RAP APP Form#2011-01

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assistance to prose litigants in preparing their legal documents and understanding the judicial process. The paralegal provided through Oklahoma Indian Legal Services is on-site three (3) times a month to assist enrolled tribal members with preparation of legal documents, help in understanding the judicial process, assisting court administration in issuing Orders and Decrees, directing litigants to outside organizations for further assistance, preparation of wills and referrals for further legal advice. Contact the Court Clerk’s Office at 918-968-2031for dates and times.

Tribal Energy

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**NOTE** You must receive an award letter PRIOR to receiving any Health services requested above. If you receive services prior to an award letter being issued, you are responsible for the charges. CLIENT’S STATEMENT OF RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES I hereby authorize the Sac and Fox Nation RAP Department to make any necessary inquiries relating to my account’s which the RAP Department may be considering making payment on my behalf. I under stand that I have the r ight to a hear ing of any action of the Sac and Fox Nation, which I consider improper, and also any unreasonable delay in decision. (Request for fair hearings may be made in writing to the Business Committee of the Sac and Fox Nation, 920883 S. Hwy. 99 Bldg. A, Stroud, OK 74079) I understand that any person who knowingly, willfully and fraudulently provides false information for the purpose of obtaining benefits which he/she is otherwise ineligible to receive; may be subject to prosecution to the fullest extent to the appropriate Tribal statutes. DATE

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ATTENTION TRIBAL MEMBERS A MEMBER OF THE TAX COMMISSION STAFF WILL NOW BE AT 1st INDIAN BAPTIST CHURCH CUSHING OKLAHOMA 1034 EAST WALNUT ONCE A MONTH. THE TAX COMMISSION WILL BE THERE 2nd THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH WE WILL BE ABLE TO BETTER SERVE TRIBAL MEMBERS LIVING IN THE CUSHING AREA WITH MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND ANY OTHER SERVICE THAT WE CAN ASSIT YOU WITH.



The legendary Sac-n-Fox TWINS are having a birthday! So, let’s get this party started RIGHT NOW!!

Rose Stephens-Thompson is 40 and Ruby Stephens-Vandever is 40. That equals 80! 80, I say! When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 Mark your calendar now… Where:



Sac & Fox Multi-Purpose Bldg.

215 North Harrison, Shawnee, OK 74801 Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

It’s POTLUCK! It’s POTLUCK!

Your ticket in is to bring a covered dish To share with everyone. Come celebrate, say hi, or share a story. Questions? Contact: Veronica Stephens-Wallace @ 405.821.0625 or Paula Stephens-Winlock @ 405.788.9857

Affordable Health Screenings Coming to Chandler Greetings! Our Life Line Screening event is drawing closer and I’m hoping you might be able to include the following blurb in your bulletin or newsletter within the next week. Remember, appointment times are limited and will be filling up quickly! Residents living in and around the area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings.  Life Line Screening will offer this community event at First Christian Church on Monday, April 24, 2017.    Screenings can check for: • The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular

health. • HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels • Diabetes risk • Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis • Kidney and thyroid function, and more Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking.  Free parking is also available.  Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors.  Call 1-888653-6450 or text the word circle to 797979 or visit our website at www. lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle • Pre-registration is required.

Sac and Fox Elders

Sac and Fox Veterans

Monthly Meeting March 8 2017 Stroud 10:00 am

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Monthly Meeting March 9 2017 Cultural Center

ATTENTION TRIBAL MEMBERS A MEMBER OF THE TAX COMMISSION STAFF WILL NOW BE AT THE SHAWNEE MULTIPURPOSE CENTER TWICE A MONTH. THE TAX COMMISSION WILL BE THERE ON THE FIRST (1st) AND FOURTH (4th) THURSDAYS DECEMBER ONLY. 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.

- Casino Discussion Sauk Business Enterprises 2016 / 2017 SBEB Regular Quarterly Meeting Schedule Thursday, October 27th at 9:00 a.m.

Sac & Fox Multipurpose Building 201 North Harrison, Shawnee, OK

Work begins on the Sac and Fox Nation water towerto give it a new coat of paint from top to bottom. (SFNews Photo)

URGENT NOTICE TO VETERANS

Men and Women especially WW1, WW2 and Korean The Sac and Fox National Public Library is asking for your DD 214’s for their records and Memorial Monument Purposes See Cathrine Walker 1-918-968-3526 Ext. 2022 INTEREST TO SERVE

Thursday, January 26 at 9:00 a.m.

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The Sac and Fox Nation’s Business Committee will be appointing people to fill vacancies, as they occur, on various Committees, Commissions, and Boards. If you are a tribal member 18 years of age or older, and wish to serve, please complete the information form below and return the completed form and a resume to the Tribal Secretary

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Shareholders meeting Saturday, August 12th at 9:00 a.m.

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Dear Sac and Fox Tribal Members, My name is Harold Meek also known as “Oody”, I am very thankful to have the opportunity to run as your candidate for Tribal Treasurer of the Sac and Fox Nation. For the past 53 years, I have spent most of my life living in Shawnee, Oklahoma, where I have experienced many of the same hardships that some of our tribal members have had to endure such as, health problems, unemployment and family issues, just to name a few. 1 Despite these barriers, I have gained personal insight on how to overcome these challenges with determination, courage and perseverance, no matter what the odds have been stacked against me. I have learned to use success with past obstacles to confront any challenge that comes my way. As your Tribal Treasurer, I seek to provide general financial oversight, financial reporting, banking, bookkeeping and record keeping and financial planning and budgeting. I am committed to ensuring these responsibilities are met with a code of good governance. In order to be a good steward of financial accountability, I look forward to working together with my fellow tribal administration to strengthen communication, accountability, ethical standards, equality and good relations to ensure strong leadership. I hope I can count on your support in the upcoming election. Sincerely, Harold Meek (Ne-ba-to)

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If you have applied online or in person but haven’t filled out new hire paperwork, please call me at (918)-666-4900 to schedule an appointment. Completing your I-9, W-4, insurance, and other forms now will make it faster and easier for us to place you in a job. Thanks! Monica

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Qualified and interested candidates, please apply online at www.n2nhrcom. There’s a place at the end to upload a resume. Questions? Please contact Monica at (918) 666-4900 x 1922. Bernice, OK • Sanitation Route Driver • Sanitation Route Driver part time Grove, OK • Tool Crib Operator • Industrial Painter • Industrial Painter Miami, OK • Cashier • Journeyman Plumber • Production/Assembly Vinita, OK • CNC Machine Operator • CNC Setup/Programmer • Forklift Operator • Right-of-Way Maintenance Clearing Crew • Right-of-Way Maintenance Herbicide Crew Welch, OK • Labor/Powerwasher

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Qualified and interested candidates, please apply online at www.n2nsolutions-us.com. There’s a place at the end to upload your resume. Questions? Please contact Monica at (918) 666-4900 x 1922. Arrowhead Automotive Center • Automotive Mechanic • Service Advisor • Tire & Lube Technician N2N University • Instructor, Automotive Technology

Business Committee Meeting Minutes are now accessible on the Website and Facebook sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov

NOTICE SAC AND FOX ARTISANS The Sac and Fox Nation will be developing a Co-Op to help Sac and Fox artisans feature their artwork. The Nation is requesting that any Sac and Fox member with artistic talent submit their names, address and phone numbers so that we can get the Co-op to become a reality. We know that we have many tribal members who are artistic and we would like to help you to display and sell your artwork. We have visitors to the Nation who would like to purchase artwork, jewelry, etc. made by a Sac and Fox. If you are interested please submit your information to: Business Committee, Attention: Chief 920883 S. Highway 99, Bldg. A Stroud, OK 74079

Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma

Discounts for Tribal Members

Domestic Violence Program

Mission Statement

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma’s Domestic Violence mission is to eliminate violence in Native Country and to strengthen Native families to end the cycle of violence. Absentee Shawnee Tribe Domestic Violence program serves Native American families and Non-Native families by providing advocacy in the areas of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Dating Violence.

The Domestic Violence Department provides services to:

Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault (on call 24 hours per day), Stalking, and/or Dating Violence. We serve Native and non-Native victims as well as their children, as these problems affect everyone in our community. When a victim flees the situation they often leave behind all of their belongings, that’s where we step in, offering a hand up to the victim. We offer advocacy for the victim, through the process of court, counseling, housing and utility assistance, referrals as needed (for services ASTDV does not provide), shelter, and transitional housing. We have four transitional houses fully furnished, where victims will be provided the opportunity to get an education and obtain job skills. Emergency transportation can be provided as well. For questions regarding necessary paperwork in order to receive assistance please contact the AST Domestic Violence Office.

Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801 Phone: (405) 275-4030 Fax: (405) 273-1192 National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

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Tribal Member Iris Roane is Youth Leader in Minnesota Iris Roane is member of the Sac and Fox Nation and the Bear Clan. She is currently a youth leader for the indigenous youth group, “Dream Of Wild Health”. She recently had her drawing of Standing Rock, which she visited this past November, picked to be displayed in the Capi-

tal for their reimage Minnesota exhibit. Iris is a Freshman at Southwest High in Minneaoplis Minnesota. is a member of the Bear Clan. Her father is Samuel Roane, Jr.   She is the granddaughter of the late Marjorie Black Roane and Sam Roane, of Norman, Oklahoma.    

PLEASE NOTIFY Secretary Mary F. McCormick Of Any Change In Your Address This is the ONLY CONTACT we have with you

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT NOTICE Applications for College - Vocational and Adult Education are on the Sac and Fox Nation Web site Click on Education for downloads.

earn FREE college tuition Iris Roane (Right) and another fellow youth leader take time out of their busy schedule to grab a bite to eat. (Submitted Photo)

it’s Oklahoma’s Promise

With Oklahoma’s Promise, the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students whose family income is $50,000 or less can earn FREE COLLEGE TUITION Apply online at www.okpromise.org or Contact the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 1-8-858-1840 (225-9152 in OKC) Get an application from your counselor

SAC AND FOX TAX COMMISSION REVENUE September 2016

Beer and Liquor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$125.62 State Tobacco Rebate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $198,384.15 Motor Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,221.00 Sales Tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,378.22 Treasury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$310.00 Oil & Gas .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $541.27 Gaming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$103,032.18 TOTAL . . . . . . . $318,992.44

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day President’s Day Good Friday Sac & Fox Victory Day Memorial Day Independence Day Native American Day Labor Day Veteran’s Day Thanksgiving Day Day After Thanksgiving Christmas Day Columbus Day (Substituted)

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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Grand Canyon National Park For more than a century, tourists from all over the world have visited the Grand Canyon to experience its awe-inspiring vistas. First protected in 1893 as a reserve and later as a national monument, it wasn’t until February 26, 1919, that the Grand Canyon became a national park. As we celebrate nearly 100 years of protecting this special place, check out 13 great facts about this Arizona icon. 1. The Grand Canyon is bigger than the state of Rhode Island. The Grand Canyon is a mile deep, 277 miles long and 18 miles wide. While the park doesn’t include the entire canyon, it does measure in at a whopping 1,904 square miles in total. In comparison, Rhode Island is around 1,212 square miles.

5. The Grand Canyon was carved over some 6 million years. Geological activity and erosion by the Colorado River created the Grand Canyon as we know it today. It is one of the most studied landscapes in the world, with extensive fossil records, a multitude of geologic features and rich archeological history. Learn more about the history of the Grand Canyon.

6. The most dangerous animal in the park is the rock squirrel. From bighorn sheep and the California Condors to the Gila monster, the Grand Canyon is home to a large array of wildlife. But it’s the rock squirrel that causes the most trouble. Every year, dozens of visitors are bitten when they try to feed these animals. To stay safe, do not approach or feed any animals found at Grand Canyon (or any park).

2. The Grand Canyon itself can influence the weather. The Grand Canyon has an elevation spanning from around 2,000 feet to over 8,000 feet, allowing it to experience a variety of weather conditions. As a result, the temperature generally increases by 5.5 degrees with each 1,000-feet loss in elevation.

3. Hidden caves abound in the canyon. Tucked within the Grand Canyon are an estimated 1,000 caves, and of those, 335 have been recorded. Even fewer have been mapped or inventoried. Today, only one cave is open to the public -- the Cave of the Domes on Horseshoe Mesa.

A visitor enjoys sunset at the Grand Canyon. Photo by Robert Shuman 10. Controlled fires are good for the canyon’s landscape. Fire has been a part of the Colorado Plateau ecosystem for thousands of years. It naturally thins the forest, recycles nutrients into the soil and stimulates new plant growth. Fire managers at Grand Canyon National Park work to strike a balance between restoring and maintaining natural processes associated with fire, and protecting human life and property.

12. Hit the trail for some of the best views in the country.  Mule trips, rafting the Colorado River and stargazing -- there is so much to do at the Grand Canyon. If you can only do one thing: Take a hike. Whether it’s long or short, all trails come an exceptional view.

Bright Angel is Grand Canyon’s premier hiking trail. Its endless switchbacks descend in the canyon, giving hikers epic views that are framed by massive cliffs. Be sure to check the weather and come prepared with water before setting out on the trail. Photo by Michael Quinn, National Park Service. Smoke rises from a fire on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in 2016. Photo by U.S. Forest Service.

Squirrels that are fed by people become dependent on human food, and may lose their natural fear of humans and their ability to forage for natural foods. Photo by Michael Quinn, National Park Service.

An amazing image of a total cloud inversion in 2013. This rare meteorological event fills the canyon with a sea of clouds when the air near the ground is cooler than the air above it. It’s something park rangers wait years to see. Photo by Erin Huggins, National Park Service.

-- the area can only be reached by negotiating difficult roads with a high-clearance vehicle.

Sunrise at the Tuweep Overlook. Photo by Rebecca Wilks

The oldest human artifacts found in the Grand Canyon are nearly 12,000 years old and date to the Paleo-Indian period. There has been continuous use and occupation of the park since that time. Photo of granaries above Nankoweap by National Park Service.

With wide vistas and a view of the Colorado River to the west, Hopi Point off of Hermit Road is one of the most popular viewpoints for watching the sunset and sunrise because of its wide vistas. Sunset photo by Jack Denger (www.sharetheexperience.org).

9. Souvenirs may be bought but not taken. Grand Canyon National Park -- a World Heritage Site -- belongs to everyone. Rocks, plants, wood and artifacts must be left where you found them so others can enjoy them in the future. 

11. Want to have the canyon to yourself? Head to Tuweep. A visit to Tuweep (also spelled Toroweap) Overlook offers a chance for an uncrowded, rustic and dramatic experience at the Grand Canyon. Here a 3,000-foot sheer drop provides stunning views of the North Rim of the canyon and the Colorado River. But be warned

13. Teddy Roosevelt was instrumental in protecting the Grand Canyon. President Theodore Roosevelt first visited the Grand Canyon in 1903 and was deeply moved by the unique landscape. In 1906, Roosevelt signed a bill that proclaimed the area the Grand Canyon Game Reserve, and two years later, he made it a national monument. Of the Grand Canyon, he said, “Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.”

7. Visiting the North Rim and South Rim in the same day may be harder than you think. As the crow flies,  Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim and the lodge on the North Rim are only about 10 miles apart. However, to drive between them through the park, over the Colorado River and loop around the canyon, you have to travel 215 miles or about 5 hours. That’s just one small way to understand the immensity of this incredible place.

President Theodore Roosevelt and other officials pose in front of the Grand Canyon in 1903. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

The Redwall Limestone in the Grand Canyon is a water soluble rock, meaning that it can be slowly dissolved by water, eventually resulting in caves of various sizes. Photo by Kristen M. Caldon, National Park Service 4. The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited national parks in the United States. An estimated 5.9 million people visit the Grand Canyon a year, making it the second most popular national park following just behind the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. It’s a far cry from the annual visitation of 44,173 in 1919 when the park was created.

Visitors take in the stunning views of the Grand Canyon at Mather Point. Photo by National Park Service

Sun rays shine through clouds to light up the North Rim. If you’re looking to explore Grand Canyon National Park with less crowds, the North Rim provides serenity and spectacular views. The North Rim closes to vehicles during the winter and remains open to hikers, snowshoers and cross country skiers. Photo by Yan Li 8. You can get an aerial view of the Grand Canyon without ever leaving the ground. The Skywalk, managed by the Hualapai Tribe and located on tribal lands, consists of a horseshoe shaped steel frame with glass floor and sides that projects about 70 feet from the canyon rim. It is the most famous attraction at Grand Canyon West.

A photo from the very first weeks of the opening of the Grand Canyon Skywalk by Chris Loncar

NOTICE SAC AND FOX ARTISANS The Sac and Fox Nation will be developing a Co-Op to help Sac and Fox artisans feature their artwork. The Nation is requesting that any Sac and Fox member with artistic talent submit their names, address and phone numbers so that we can get the Co-op to become a reality. We know that we have many tribal members who are artistic and we would like to help you to display and sell your artwork. We have visitors to the Nation who would like to purchase artwork, jewelry, etc. made by a Sac and Fox. If you are interested please submit your information to: Business Committee, Attention: Chief 920883 S. Highway 99, Bldg. A Stroud, OK 74079