Welcome To Chilocco
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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. The Confederated tribes appointed a planning committee of which the Chilocco Alumni Association is a participant. In the meantime, the Alumni Association has been successful in working with the tribes toward restoration of the Chilocco cemetery, with the help of a grant from the Conoco-Phillips 66 Oil Company. A new fence was installed in November 2006 around the cemetery. As time moves forward the Association will continue to work with the tribes and is committed to see other features of the campus improved.
More recently, the Council of Confederated Chilocco Tribes (CCCT) established the Chilocco Benefit Association (CBA), as a non-profit entity. The CBA will be charged with the governance of funds, raising $4.3 million to stabilize deteriorating buildings, and eventual restoration of the campus, along with programs. The current agreement with Oklahoma State University Multi-Spectral Labratory (OSU-UML), who currently has use of portions of the campus to carrying out various contractual activities, 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.
Time seems to be nearing when the Alumni Association can hold its annual reunion on or near the campus. Tax-deductible donations may be made to the Chilocco Benefit Association. For mor information, one may contact the Chilocco Alumni Association.
The Chilocco campus is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is under consideration for nomination as a National Historical Landmark.
For additional information regarding the school’s history and or alumni information, please visit the various pages on this website, the Official Website of The Chilocco National Alumni Association.