The work we do would not be possible without our partners. A partnership is more than just two or more people or associations working together. It is a state of action.  It is learning and growing and helping each other. It is the way we work together towards the same goal. There is strength in numbers and the wisdom gained in a partnership is unmatched. We seek out and strive to make partnerships. We work to keep partnerships strong and share our experiences. We invite you to explore a few of our partnerships below.   

Otoe-Missouria Tribe

OKTEP has partnered with the Otoe-Missouria Tribe in North Central Oklahoma since 2011. Otoe-Missouria partners first invited the Eagle Adventure program to be included as part of a summer program for youth. We were able to plan even more activities and experiences for the youth including a scavenger hunt that included older youth and adults and hands-on cooking practice with the Eagle Adventure recipes.

Sac and Fox Nation

Our team has partnered with the Sac and Fox Nation in Central Oklahoma since 2012. We first worked with Sac and Fox partners to bring the Eagle Adventure program to Stroud. Over the years we have continued to partner and participate in wellness events including the annual health fair and youth programming at Prague Elementary.

Muscogee Nation

OKTEP has partnered with the Muscogee Nation in Eastern Oklahoma since 2018 when we jointly hired an educator to lead Eagle Adventure programming efforts in the Tribe’s boundaries. With the growth of in-school Eagle Adventure programming efforts and the size of the Muscogee Nation, we added a second educator to the team in 2019. Over the years we have continued to partner and participate in wellness events including health fairs, youth programming with exercise specialists, wellness camps and other nutrition related events.

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