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Posted: April 14, 2016
Gregorio Emanuel Kishketon

Gregorio Kishketon graduated from Oklahoma City Community College, Rose State College and The University of Oklahoma while working for the United States Postal Service after serviced in three United State Marine Corps.He also worked for then Dallas VA Medical Center and The Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. He is now joining the staff of the Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary in Washington DC.

Posted: December 11, 2015
Lawrence Wahpepah
A True Kickapooo Warrior and Gentleman

“Lawrence was a true Kickapoo warrior and gentleman who was a role model for not only his family, but for his community as well. No matter where he traveled, he never met a stranger.”

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Posted: December 11, 2015
John Wesley Stillsmoking

“John Wesley Stillsmoking was an artist, an actor, and a man who served his community as a volunteer at the Oklahoma City VA Hospital, and as a member of the Native American Elders Council, and as well as a descendant of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma.

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Posted: November 6, 2015
Susan Michelle Alexander

Susan Michelle Alexander (Kickapoo, Absentee Shawnee, Seminole and Muscogee Creek) is from Wagoner, OK and will graduate with her Bachelors in Social Work with a specialization in Child Welfare. Susan has completed 235 hours with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees, Indian Child Welfare department as an Intern ICW advocate. She is fervent about her career and she provides service for community outreach as a volunteer for RiverCross Hospice and advocates for abused children for CASA of Wagoner Co. She is part of numerous honor society’s Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Alpha, and Rho Theta Sigma. She has served as a recipient of NSU’s Student Leadership Orientation and as Treasury and President of NSU’s National Association of Student Social Workers (NASSW). Susan currently serves as an intern for Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District, Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s office advocating for Veteran affairs under SGT. William Barnes. Susan has three children and has a passion for ultra-marathon running.

Posted: April 15, 2015
Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair

Every spring, the Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair (ONAYLF) brings together 600-800 students who are learning their Native languages. The Fair honors these students and their teachers by giving them an opportunity to publicly present their languages. The Fair celebrates language diversity in Oklahoma and the US. In addition to student and teachers, the Fair also involves the university community, tribal communities, families, and over 100 volunteers.
These students represented the Kickapoo Tribe and Mcloud School on April 6, 2015. They Placed Third. They are: Luke Creek, Airily Walker, Annik Creek, Eliahna Creek, Trinity Reyes, and Isabella Jimenez.

2014 Mcloud Blackberry Parade
Grand Marshal Ray Murdock
Parade Pictures..


Great Seal of the Kickapoo Nation of Oklahoma


Toribio Alvarado

Joseph Francis

Bethany Gonzales

Sutida Hanratanagorn

Ricki Keahnah

Darian Meely

Mercedes Murdock

Malia Pepiakitah

Michael Wesley

Joseph Wood
Posted: May 19, 2014
2014 Special Olympics

Damian is 16 years old and he is the son of Teresa Rodriguez. Damian loves to participate in track and field events. "I love my MOM and I am looking to win more GOLDs for my MOM and for my TRIBE", he said.

Posted: May 5, 2014
Frank H Wahpepah JR (1934-2014)
   Frank H. Wahpepah Jr., of Edmond, and a longtime resident of Shawnee, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, after a brief illness.
   Mr. Wahpepah was born March 31, 1934, in Shawnee, the son of Frank H. Wahpepah Sr. and Susie Namatho Wahpepah.Mr. Wahpepah attended Dale schools and graduated from Dale High School, where he was a three-year basketball letterman and captain of the basketball team and a four-year baseball letterman. He served as a young caddy at the Elks Country Club on Acme Road and was a lifelong golfer.
   Mr. Wahpepah joined the United States Navy on Nov. 4, 1952, in Oklahoma City. He underwent basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Center in San Diego, Calif., where he was selected the Honorman of graduating Company 0856 for superior performance. Mr. Wahpepah was then stationed at the Alameda Naval Air Station in Alameda, Calif., on the San Francisco Bay, where he played on the Alameda “Hellcats” basketball team. He served aboard three aircraft carriers during the Korean War — the U.S.S. Kearsarge (CV-33), the U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard (CV-31), and the U.S.S. Oriskany (CV-34) — based in Yokosuka, Japan. Mr. Wahpepah was injured during his shipboard service and spent three months recuperating at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was honorably discharged from active duty on Jan. 18, 1957, and then served in the U.S. Naval Reserves until his honorable discharge from the Reserves on Nov. 3, 1960. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
   Following active duty, Mr. Wahpepah lived and worked in Los Angeles, Calif., where he met his beloved wife of 43 years, Betty Jean Maney. They were married Oct. 26, 1957, at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Los Angeles until her death on June 1, 2000.
   Mr. Wahpepah earned a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and a master’s in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles. During his career, he worked for the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Indian Health Service, where he was the first tribal member to serve as service unit director of the Claremore Indian Hospital. Following his retirement from federal service, he worked for a number of area tribes directing health services at clinics and hospitals. His last assignment before retirement was serving as the hospital director of the Creek Nation Community Hospital in Okemah.
   Mr. Wahpepah was a member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, a native speaker of the Kickapoo language, a former member of the Business Committee, and a respectful and observant follower of tribal traditions. He enjoyed golf, traveling to Hawaii, Europe, golf courses and casinos, rhythm and blues and soul music, keeping up with current events and politics, and spending time with his grandsons.
   Besides wife, Betty J. Wahpepah, Mr. Wahpepah was preceded in death by his son, Joseph; brothers, James Wahpepah, Warren Wahpepah, and Gordon Wahpepah; and sister, Linda Wahpepah Whiteman.
   He is survived by brother, Lawrence; two sisters, Barbara Bear of Holdenville and Ruth Sanderson of Shawnee; three daughters, Kathy Eashappie and husband, Tim, of Sintaluka, Sask., Wilda Wahpepah and husband William Crum of Norman, Mary Leaver and husband Brian of Mustang; five grandsons, Nicholas Wahpepah and wife Candice of Edmond, Jared Crum of New York City, Spencer Crum of Norman, Braden Leaver and Alex Leaver of Mustang; two great-grandsons, Benjamin Wahpepah and Brandon Wahpepah of Edmond; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
   Traditional services were Thursday, April 24, with burial in the Kickapoo Tribal Cemetery in McLoud.
   The family suggests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma Elders Council, P.O. Box 1272, McLoud, Oklahoma 74851.

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Posted: March 25, 2014 at 1:50pm.
Jim Thorpe Award Banquet
Joseph Wood, a Senior at McLoud High School,  received a Scholar-Athlete award and Scholarship at the Jim Thorpe Award Banquet in February.  He is the son of Brad & Christine Wood, grandson of Nanate.

2013 AARP Indian Elder Honors
At the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Mr. Cecil Wahpekeche was honored for his contributions
to the tribe, state and community.
The Life and Times of Cecil Wahpekeche Video..

May 9, 2012, 9:30AM CT
Mcloud High School National Honor Society 2012
Inductees: Darian Meely, Joseph Wood, and Sutida Hanratanagorn CONGRATULATIONS!
Kickapoo Senior to play lacrosse at Williams College.
April 25, 2012, 11:15AM CT
Alexander Okemah (MaaMa Kwa Cheeah) has been accepted to Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Williams College was recently ranked the #1 college in the United States by Forbes Magazine. Williams is part of the NESCAC league (New England Small College Conference) also known as the Little Ivy League.
Okemah plays for the Mukilteo Lacrosse Club and has done so since he was in the 7th grade. He is one of the captains of the team, a 4 year varsity player and plays Face-Off/Middie.
During the Fall and Summer off seasons, he also plays for the Seattle Starz Elite, Zip It Elite Team out of Las Vegas, Junior Stealth Elite and the West Coast Starz.
Since getting his first taste of lacrosse, he has feel in love with the sport and has given up football and tae kwon do to solely focus on lacrosse. No wonder why it is the fastest growing sport in NCAA history. This is evident by the growth of the youth teams with Mukilteo Lacrosse. It gives Alexander great pride knowing that lacrosse is originally a Native sport and the oldest sport played in North America.
In addition to lacrosse, Alexander is able to maintain an academic load of 3 AP classes as well as orchestra. He also contributes back to the Mukilteo Lacrosse Club by volunteering as an assistant coach for the 7/8 Silver team and giving lessons in the off season to help younger players improve.
He looks forward to the educational opportunities that Williams will provide and playing lacrosse at the collegiate level for the Ephs and Coach George McCormack.
2011 AARP Indian Elder Honors
On October 4, 2011.
At the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Mr. Lawrence Wahpepah was honored for his contributions
to the tribe, state and community.
Samuel Correa Jr.
KTO Safe Community Fun Day, May 21, 2011
"Above the Influence"
Poster Contest Winner
Kala Trevino (Ma Che Ki Si No Coa)
Daughter of Sam Trevino,
Grand Daughter of Cecilia Trevino
obtained her High School Diploma on March 25, 2011,
and her CNA License from Guthrie Job Corps.