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Governor's Report - September

Hello Tribal People!!
I want to thank everyone who attends the Community Meetings we have each
month. The meetings have been informational to our tribal people as well as the
Executive Committee. We had our first meeting on June 30, 2018, at the Health
Multi-Purpose Building and our second meeting was held at the Resource Center in Little Axe on July 28, 2018. We plan to have our next Community Meeting at the Health Multi-Purpose Building on August 25, 2018. Most of the topics so far as
stemmed around the Convenience Store. The meetings seem to be working out well with our tribal people as this gives them the opportunity to voice their concerns, likes and dislikes on issues.
The 82nd General Council Meeting will be held on October 27, 2018, at 10:00 am
at the Health Multi-Purpose Building on the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex.
BALL AND DICE
As I have mentioned in my past articles, we are waiting on the approval from the
Department of Interior for approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact
Amendments in the State of Oklahoma. This will allow our Casinos (Norman and
Shawnee) to implement Ball and Dice Games. The effective date is August 17, 2018, for the compact amendments. The following Tribes listed below have approval also: Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Kaw Nation, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Seneca-Cayuga Nation, Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma.
INCLUDES GRANT
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe hosted the final meeting of the “INCLUDES” Planning
Grant Steering Committee on August 20, 2018. This Grant is to begin the
process of getting more Native American students into the geoscience fields by
developing pathways and collaboration among universities, schools, informal sites,
local clubs, and organizations, etc. Tresha Spoon, Education Director of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, has been an active member on the “INCLUDES” Committee.
Governor July and August Meetings
July
18th 1:30 pm Choctaw Nicoma Park Public School Consultation
19th 9:00 am CTSA Exit Audit Meeting
23rd 9:00 am Weekly Meeting with Executive Committee
23rd – 25th Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Trade Show – OKC
27th 10:30 am First Nation Health Meeting (self-funding insurance)
28th 10:00 am Community Meeting Resource Center – Little Axe
30th 9:00 am Weekly Meeting with the Executive Committee
31st 9:00 am AST Health Audit Meeting
10:00 am AST Tribe Audit Meeting
1:00 pm Southern Plains Health Board Meeting – Little Axe Health Clinic
August
3rd 1:00 pm AST BIA Meeting – Multi-Purpose Building
4th 10:00 am White Turkey Meeting - Shawnee
6th 9:00 am United Indian Nations of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas
Meeting – OKC

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