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Wildlife, Parks, and Recreation

The Wildlife, Parks, and Recreation Dept. of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma supports the goal of service to the community by protecting and preserving our wildlife, natural resources, and Recreational facilities on tribal property. This includes the gymnasium, the softball complex, the campground, ponds, and the wooded area around the mission.


Recreational Facilities

The recreational areas like the gymnasium and the softball complex are open for rental to Tribal and nontribal members to rent for different events, fundraising or other functions. The gym and the lighted field can also by rented out during the week but if you don't need lights the fields can be used free of charge. On all recreation areas the Seminole Nation Departments are allowed to use at no charge and are giving priority.


Softball Complex:

The softball fields at the mission get better every year, it seems like a slow process but we will continue to keep them in good shape and improve them as funds permit. In the last two years all four fields have been painted and new metal dugouts cover have been installed. In the future we are going to trying to put lights on a second field, replacing the old concession stand, and putting shades up over the bleachers. This year we plan to widen the infields and build two new foul poles for the northeast field before summer.


Gymnasium:

In the last several years the gym has undergone a couple of minor repairs and one major. We are working with the Executive and Procurement offices to come up with some plans to totally renovate the gymnasium. We started the project last year by completely replacing the roof at the gym and putting up new insulation. At some point this year we are going to start tearing down the women's restroom on the northwest side of the stage and put both bathrooms on that side. During this time the gym will be closed to tribal members and public for renting but will still be available to Seminole Nation Departments depending on the department's needs.


Ponds:

The larger pond at the mission is stocked once a year by the Tishomingo Fish hatchery and is open to the members of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma only to fish. In the last couple of years we have worked on getting a larger part of the pond more accessible to the fishermen. I started out by putting Grass Carp in the pond to clean the algae and aquatic plants that at different times during the year cover most of the pond. This process takes longer but is cheap than chemicals and now it looks a lot better. Second we had the Road Department clear out some of the brush around the pond and contracted a dozer service to clear off the dam . We have replaced the roof on the pavilion and installed a dry hydrant in case of wild land fires. We have also put in a new riser and this will allow the pond to fill up more and add more surface area to the pond.


Campground and Grounds:

We widened the small campground that was there and added 7 RV spots with 30 AMP breaker and put in another water hydrant. We also contracted a construction company to clear out the frontage of the property for the future cemetery. This year the B.I.A.'s Fire team was able to conduct two prescribed burns at the mission, this helped clear out the foliage under the trees and now we can start mapping out some routes for trails.


WPR Activities:

  • Sporting Activities In the past we have worked with other programs doing activities like fishing, sports, and nature hikes with the Tribal Youth departments' Spring Break and Summer programs. Our department added a position and as of July '11 has a Recreation Specialist and since then we have started working toward doing our own activities and events which we will continue throughout the year. Our Recreation Specialist has already planned a numerous events this year but has seen little interest. So far our most successful event has been the Basketball Camp we held during Christmas Break. We had 32 kids and 10 volunteers. We as had a 3 on 3 Youth tournament that went fairly well and we are hoping we get enough teams signed up for our softball league starting in the spring.

  • Procuring Grants: During the last couple of years I have looked at several grants that might fit into our department but for some reason or the other it just didn't work out. On the wildlife grants, before we even started writing, I was told by the funding agencies that we didn't qualify based on the land requirements. We didn't qualify for some just because they were match funding. We did get one wildlife grant for Chronic Wasting Disease on White-tailed deer through the APHIS and USDA. We worked on that grant for two years.

Tribal Enrollment

The Enrollment Office was established to:

  1. Assist in the enrollment of members who are descendants of Seminole citizens whose name appears on the final rolls of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, approved pursuant to Section 2 of the Act of April 26, 1906.

  2. Verify tribal membership of persons seeking services and benefits from other programs of the Seminole Nation - Judgment Fund, Family Services, Indian Child Welfare, WIA/TERO, BCR (auto tags), as well as Federal Programs - BIA, IHS, etc.Maintain all enrollment records related to tribal membership.

  3. Keep enrollees addresses as current as possible, as this is an absolute necessity for program planning, tribal elections, and emergency contacts.

Requirements for Tribal Membership:

  1. Request for Application Form - complete with signature notarized.
  2. Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) - Card and 8xl0" long form showing direct lineage to an original enrollee of the Final Seminole Dawes Roll by blood.
  3. Original State certified Birth Certificate.
  4. Copy of Social Security Card.
  5. Adoption/ Custody Records, if applicable, send legal documentation.
  6. If enrolling by mail, adult applicants will need to send a clear individual photo, size 3 x 5 or 4 x 6, along with their signature on a plain white sheet of paper.

Dual Enrollment:

Upon receipt of the required documents, and completion of the actual enrollment form the enrollment process begins. The Membership Code allows up to 90 days to process an application. Time can vary; tribes in which the applicant could possibly be enrolled must be contacted for enrollment verification. Prompt response is not always received. This verification is done to prevent dual enrollment.


New Tribal Membership Cards:

Tribal membership cards with a new design are now being issued.

We urge all tribal members to come in and update their address and telephone number.

Photo identification cards are replaced at no cost if you turn in your old card; otherwise, the cost is five dollars ($5.00).


Requirements for Freedman Cards:

  1. Enrollment application request.
  2. Copy of Social Security Card.
  3. Certified copy of "PATENT DEED RECORD" from the Seminole County Clerk, Wewoka, OK
  4. Unbroken Chain of Original Certified Birth/Death Certificates linked to the Seminole Freedman Descendant on the Patent Deed.
  5. Application for Membership 
  6. If enrolling by mail, a clear individual photo (passport size).

Administrative Appeals Board - Title 16 - Chapter 7

The Administrative Appeals Board hears all appeals regarding membership.

Applicants are sent a Notice of Issuance of Membership Card as well as Notice of Appeal Rights for Determination of:

  • Blood Quantum

  • Band Membership

  • Applicants ineligible for enrollment are sent a Notice of Denial of Application for Membership and Notice of Appeal Rights.


Who May Request Hearing Before Appeals Board (Title 22)

  • Person who has submitted an application and whose enrollment has been denied.

  • Person receiving a membership card who disputes the Seminole blood quantum or Band affiliation on card.

  • Person served with notice of disenrollment.

  • Person who is not permitted to apply for enrollment due to refusal to sign affidavit that he has never been a member of another Indian tribe.

  • The decision of the Appeals Board shall be final and shall not be subject to further review by any other State, Tribal or Federal government body or court.


Tribal Enrollment Files:
Request_for_Adult_Enrollment.pdf 16.29 KB 04/03/2018 14:08:05 Download Details View
Indian_Preference_Form.pdf 42.12 KB 03/28/2018 17:05:48 Download Details View
Application_For_Duplicate_CDIB_Card.pdf 1.46 MB 01/10/2017 11:57:06 Download Details View
Minor_Child_Enrollment_App.pdf 1.59 MB 01/10/2017 11:56:41 Download Details View
Enrollment_Update_Card_Form.pdf Popular 71.34 KB 09/11/2015 00:00:00 Download Details View
CDIB_Application.pdf Popular 45.85 KB 02/13/2015 00:00:00 Download Details View
Tribal_Membership.pdf 111.82 KB 04/29/2014 09:55:43 Download Details View
Minor_Relinquishment_Form.pdf 99.77 KB 04/29/2014 09:55:43 Download Details View
Child_Freedman_Enrollment_Application.pdf 72.66 KB 04/29/2014 09:55:43 Download Details View
Adult_Relinquishment_Form.pdf 498.82 KB 04/29/2014 09:55:43 Download Details View
ApplicationforCDIBAmendment.pdf 323.78 KB 04/29/2014 09:55:43 Download Details View
Adult_Freedman_Enrollment_Application.pdf 71.29 KB 04/29/2014 09:55:43 Download Details View

Transportation

Click here to view The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma's Transportation 20 Year Plan.


Vision Statement

To provide the safest, most economical and effective transportation network for the people, commerce and communities of the Nation and Seminole County.  The Seminole Nation Transportation Department strives to be an innovative and responsive leader in the transportation field.  We are a catalyst in meeting the transportation needs of our tribal members, their neighbors, local businesses and industry in the safest, most proficient manner possible.  The Department will plan and program roadway systems for the Seminole Nation to provide better roads throughout the Nation.


Mission Statement

The mission is to promote Seminole Nation and the County as a unique and distinctive place with a high quality of life and safe roads for our members.  The Department sets goals and makes policies related to coordinating the planning and development of roads for maximum flexibility in the use of construction dollars.  The Nation’s Transportation Department works cooperatively with all jurisdictions to plan and program improvements for safe roads and bridges to ensure a good road system.  The Department improves on what exists, listens to its Nation and tribal members, and is fiscally and financially responsible.

 


Mekusukey Mission Water Plan

The purpose of this study is to develop Stormwater Management recommendations for the Seminole Nation by implementing plans for development of land at the Mekusukey Mission Grounds.

The study site is located approximately two miles south and two miles west of the City of Seminole, north of SH 59, specifically in Sections 5 and 6 of T8N, R6E.

Hydro Appendix

Hydro Report

Hydro Figures

'12 Traffic Study

 


Map 21

 

MAP-21 stands for Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century. It is a multi-year transportation authorization bill that was signed into law on July 6, 2012. It focuses on infrastructure and the rules and regulations for the entire country.  It was created to provide funds, transform policy for investments in the transportation infrastructure and to streamline multiple programs.

 

Within the bill, there are sections which refer to tribal lands involving both transportation and transit programs. These tribal sections can be found when reading the PDFs regarding MAP-21 by searching for the word “tribal” within the document. The PDFs provided are both the full legislation and a summary version of MAP-21.

MAP 21 Signed

HR4348 Summary

 


 

 

 

 

Public Transit

SEMINOLE NATION PUBLIC TRANSIT

 Mission Statement

The Mission of the Seminole Nation Public Transit is to provide safe, reliable transportation to all citizens of Seminole County. We dedicate ourselves to serve with a pleasant attitude consistent with our stewardship of the Nation’s trust and resources.

 Vision Statement

The vision of the Seminole Nation Public Transit is to continue to assist the citizens of Seminole County with access to Employment, HealthCare, Nutrition and Education. We strive to be recognized as a primary contributor to the quality of life and happiness of our passengers, our tribal people and our employees.


 Profile

 The Seminole Nation Public Transit has been operating in Seminole County since 2007. This service is a demand response service available to the general public.  The Public Transit staff strives to:

1)         Provide excellent customer service by transporting customers promptly and safely to their destinations.

2)         Provide courteous, friendly service as we schedule your ride over the phone.  

 Seminole Nation Public Transit receives Administration, Operating and Capital funding under the Section 5311c Rural Public Transportation Program from Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

As a Direct Recipientof Federal Funding, Seminole Nation Public Transit must be in compliance with Federal Transit Administration (FTA), U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).


Hours of operation, routes and fares are subject to change. Please contact the Transit Dispatch for up-to-date information regarding services and fees.


PUBLIC TRANSIT OPERATING SCHEDULE

Public Transit Service hours are:

Weekdays:  6:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Weekends & Holidays:  None

 

Dispatch Office hours are:

Weekdays:  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Weekends & Holidays:  None

Seminole Nation Public Transit Office hours are:

Weekdays:  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Weekends & Holidays:  None

 


FARE SCHEDULE

Public fare (one way)

30-Day Pass (Unlimited rides)

Thirty business days are counted from the date of purchase.

$   1.00

$ 20.00

 

Seniors 55 and older

Disability (Documentation required)

Rides to Seminole Nation Programs Offices

Free

Free

Free


 HOW TO SCHEDULE A RIDE

  • Call the Dispatch office - 24 hours in advance and before 3 PM.  We encourage you to call 2-3 days ahead of your appointment as we book quickly.

          1.844.774.6200                       405.234.5212              405.716.6200

  • After 3 PM:
    • Please leave a message with your name and phone number.  The Dispatcher will return your call to confirm your ride.
    • Messages left for next day pick-ups will not be scheduled.
    • If you need to cancel your ride for the following day, leave a message.
  • Rides are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Requests for same day service or same day modifications to scheduled rides are not allowed.

NO SHOW POLICY & CANCELLATIONS

A cancellation is when a passenger calls the Transit Dispatcher 2 hours BEFORE the pick-up time.  If you get voice mail, leave a message. If no cancellation notice is given and a passenger does not show at the pick-up location, this is considered a NO SHOW.  If a passenger establishes a pattern or practice of missing scheduled trips, he or she may be suspended from services.


 SNPT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

If you have any concerns or comments about the Public Transit program, please contact Director-Rachel Dinwiddie, Administrative Assistant- Mariah Parker, 405.234.5213 or Dispatcher- Josie Fields


ABOUT US

The Seminole Nation Public Transit has been operating in Seminole County since 2007. This service is a demand response service available to the general public.  The Public Transit staff strives to provide excellent customer service by transporting customers promptly and safely to their destinations.  Call the Public Transit Dispatcher to make your request from 8 AM – 3 PM, Mon-Fri except on holidays.  Same day requests are not permitted, a 24 hour notice is required for all ride requests:

         (405) 716-6200             (405) 234-5212              1-844-774-6200

Leave a message on voicemail as the Dispatcher may be with another caller. 

Office hours are 8 AM – 5 PM, Mon-Fri except on holidays


 Updated on 7/22/2016