Wyandotte Nation Receives Indian Community Development Grant

Published 08/13 2014 06:28PM

Updated 08/13 2014 07:33PM

WYANDOTTE, OK.--- Wyandotte Nation received the Indian Community Development Grant through the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The $800,000 award will go towards a new cultural center. Although the tribe is still in the planning phase for the new center, they have already been brainstorming ideas with an architect. The center will consist of a small museum filled with ancient artifacts and tribe memorabilia. A research library, offices, and classroom space are also expected to be added to the new center. 

"It's just a way to tell the story of the Wyandotte people. You know, we want people to be able to go through the center, be educational and by the time that they enter the facility and by the time they leave, they'll know the story of the Wyandotte people," said Billy Friend, Wyandotte Nation Chief.

The Wyandotte Tribe is expecting to break ground for the new cultural center in a few months.

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