Attention: Tribal Members that are dancers!

The National Park Service has invited the Pawnee Nation to perform Exhibition Dances at Alcove Springs, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Northern Kansas.

Dancers are needed to travel to Alcove Springs, Kansas on Friday September 26 and dance on Saturday September 27, returning back to Pawnee on the 27th. Alcove Springs is located about five miles south of Marysville, Kansas. The Pawnee Nation will provide the transportation and a stipend for all dancers. Respond by email to cbutler@pawneenation.org or call the Nation at 918 762-3621 ext. 113 and inform Cynthia Butler of your interest in dancing and representing the Pawnee Nation. Please respond by Wednesday, September 17, by 5:00 p.m. Only 40 to 50 Dancers will be able to participate, contact Cynthia Butler to get on the list.

More about Alcove Springs

Alcove Springs was one of the first landmarks reached by Oregon Trail emigrants after leaving the Missouri River at Westport. Edwin Bryant named this lovely oasis, consisting of a cold-water spring surrounded by a ledge of rocks, on May 27, 1846.

Alcove Springs is located along the Big Blue River in eastern Kansas and was a campsite where settlers stopped as they crossed the United States on the Oregon Trail to the West. Consequently, the early pioneers who made their way onto the Plains did not stop to settle at Alcove Springs despite the apparent availability of water.

In the 1870s, when railroads and irrigation made settling on the Plains more attractive, some settlers followed the example of the Pawnee earth lodges and built homes from the thickly matted prairie sod. Now Alcove Springs is a National Park operated by the U.S. Park Service. More information about Alcove Springs and a map of the area along with pictures can be found at: http://www.kansastravel.org/alcovespring.htm

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!  CHECK THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FACEBOOK LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Need help with fees for education related expenses? Go to the Education Department link for Youth Services.

Pawnee Nation Tribal Members: VISA Gift cards are now available!

The application must be filled out completely; Pawnee Nation CDIB and a school official must sign the form, along with parent/guardian signature. Eligibility requirements are Kindergarten through 12th grade only and Pawnee Nation member residing anywhere in the world. We will be sending out the VISA cards weekly.

If you have received a card the previous semester, make sure the receipt has been turned in to be eligible for the current semester.

Click on this link for the application.

Any questions, please contact the Education Division at 918-762-3227.

Important information about second round of Indian Trust Settlement/Cobell payments!

The second round of Indian Trust Settlement or Cobell payments should begin early this fall. The Department of Interior has reported that it expects to provide the data for the Trust Administration Class distributions to Garden City Group, GCG, in time for payments to begin in early Fall. The deadline for interior to provide the data is August 30, 2014.

Pawnee Nation Tribal Members, we advise you to go to the Indian Trust website at http://www.indiantrust.com and see if you or a member of your family is listed in the “whereabouts unknown” list for the settlement payment. Once you access the above listed website, click on the map on the right side, click on the map of Oklahoma and then scroll down to Pawnee Tribe. You will notice the names are listed by first name first. If you have contact information for anyone on the government’s “whereabouts unknown” list, please contact the Claims Administrator at 866-591-2958 or go back to the main website and use the contact information under the questions heading.

Burial Assistance

The Pawnee Business Council shall set the amount for burial assistance in the annual budgeting process. The amount of burial will be established in the annual tribal operating budget.

The maximum amount of assistance available for 2013 and 2014 is:

a. $4,500 payable to the funeral home for burial

b. $500 is payable to the person financially responsible for the burial to be used for immediate needs

c. Any costs exceeding these amounts will be the responsibility of the person financially responsible for burial costs

d. Any funds not expended will be retained in the burial fund 2013 Funds Expended: $70,816.29

For more information on Burial Assistance please call the Executive Office at 918-762-3621 

Pawnee Nation Code Talker Honor Day is held on July 3, 2014

The Pawnee Nation commemorated and honored the nine World War II Pawnee Nation Code Talkers who played a vital role which changed the course of history in our Great Nation. Our Pawnee Warriors stand among America's distinguished warriors. They utilized their Pawnee Language, an unbreakable, classified, coded and superior battlefield transmission in our Nation's darkest hour and defeated tyranny.  Pawnee Nation Code Talkers bravely defended our Nation and answered the call to duty, they brought honor with their service and victory to our Nation.

The Pawnee Code Talkers, Frank Davis, Brummett Echo hawk, Grant Gover, Phillip Gover, Enoch Jim, Chauncey Matlock, Harold Morgan, Floyd Rice and Henry Stone Road Sr., legacy was honored in Washington, D.C. in November of 2013. The families of the Pawnee Nation Code Talkers received in tribute and ceremony a Silver Medal.  The Pawnee Nation received a gold medal, which is the highest Congressional recognition of the United States for the Code Talkers heroism.

Pawnee Nation President Marshall Gover stated, "My heart goes out to all the Code Talkers, for we cannot say enough about them and how proud we are of them. We are honored by the recognition and proud that they are Pawnee."

A traditional meal was served at the Pawnee Tribal Round House and Lieutenant Colonel Barry Vincent of the 45th Infantry was also present for the Pawnee Code Talker Honoring.

2013 Annual Report Now Available

Click here to access the annual report

Tribal Development Corp. - please go to the Corporate Profile under the Tribal Development Corp. page for the listing of current job openings.

Summer 2014 Chaticks si Chaticks Release

Pawnee Nation's newsletter Chaticks si Chaticks has released the Summer 2014 edition! Get your copy here.

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Events

Substance Abuse Program Support Group - Every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Sep 3, 2014 @ Substance Abuse Office

JOM Parent Committee Meeting to select officers, 5:30 p.m.

Sep 4, 2014 @ Pawnee Cultural Center

Substance Abuse Program Support Group - Every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Sep 10, 2014 @ Substance Abuse Office