2012 Reunion Planned for Chilocco/Ark City, KS – Details forthcoming.
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The Chilocco campus closed in June of 1980. Since that date, the outer portions of the campus has been deeded to each of the North Central Oklahoma tribes i.e. the Kaw Nation, Ponca Nation, Tonkawa, Otoe Missouria Tribe and the Pawnee Nation. Each tribe have developmental plans for their respective property, which are in various stages of progress. The main campus comprised of 165 acres, however, is jointly owned by the tribes. As time moves forward the Association will continue to work with the tribes and is committed to see various features of the campus improved.
The Council of Confederated Chilocco Tribes (CCCT) established the Chilocco Benefit Association (CBA), as a non-profit entity. The CBA is charged with raising $4.3 million to stabilize deteriorating buildings, the governance of these funds, and eventual restoration of the campus. The CBA currently has an agreement with Oklahoma State University Multi-Spectral Labratory (OSU-UML), who has use of portions of the campus to carrying out various contractual activities. CBA has contributed to some progress. Most recent example is the limited return of utility services to the campus, 24 hour security, and more infrastructure renewal planned for the near future.
Fund raising efforts have been implemented by the Chilocco Benefit Association. If you wish to donate to this effort, tax-deductible donations may be made to the Chilocco Benefit Association. For more information, one may contact the Chilocco Alumni Association and or the Chilocco Benefit Association website at; www.chiloccobenefit.org.
The Chilocco campus is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is under consideration for nomination as a National Historical Landmark.
Official Website of The Chilocco National Alumni Association.
The 2011 Chilocco Reunion is scheduled for June 9 – 12, 2011. It will be held in Durant, OK, at the Choctaw Nation Resort Hotel. Click on Announcement Tab for more details.