Mission: To enlighten the public toward a better understanding of native american cultural values and to enhance general educational and economic opportunities among members of the tribes of northeast oklahoma.
Programs: Operation of wic program and food distribution program to provide education and to enhance the diets of pregnant women, infants and children, and to provide healthy foods to low-income families in the service area. A total of 10,484 participants received wic services during fy 2014. The food distribution program served a total of 992 participants, serving 409 households with groceries (commodities).
planning & workforce development: this department consists of the eda planning grant, native employment works (n. E. W. ), and wia/adult; wia/youth training grants which provide employment assistance, educational and supportive services that will result in sustainable employment and increased earnings; increased educational and occupational skills; and decreased welfare dependency for native americans in the service area of northeast oklahoma. Funding for this department comes through grants from the department of commerce/eda; department of labor/division of indian & native american programs, and department of health & human services. During fy2014 the wia supplemental youth program assisted 17 youth, ages 16-21 with work readiness activities through work experience. During fy2014, the wia adult comprehensive services program assisted 17 individuals, ages 21+. Eligible adults enrolled in this component received assistance with tuition and books, subsidized employment, and supportive services.
substance abuse and addiction counseling and education services. The inter-triabl substance abuse/prevention and treatment center provides treatment for consumers with substance addictions and co-occurring disorders. The program provides drug and alcohol assessments, dui evaluations and ua drug screenings. During fiscal year ended september 30,2014 the number of clients served were:a) individual substance counseling- 81; b) group counseling- 22; c) dui evaluations/d/a assessments- 88; and d) drug ua screenings- 1215.