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Hello, my name is Debbie Lewman and I would like to share with you my intent to run for Tribal Council Member #1 in the September 9th Election.
Let me tell you a little about my family. My Grandfather was Alvin “Waddie” Pappan and my Mother was Maxine “Pappan” Cravens, both […]



    The Kaw Nation will take applications for school clothing assistance beginning
    July 23 – July 26, 2018  AND July 30 – August 2, 2018 

    Student MUST be a member of the Kaw Nation
    Student and family must live within […]


      Tribal Chair vacancy

      Attention Kaw Nation Tribal Members:
      Please be advised that nominations to fill the Tribal Chair vacancy will be taken from the floor at the next General Council Meeting, July 8th, 2018. This partial term will count as one full term, and be determined by a Majority Vote of the Kaw Nation citizens of voting age who […]


        Fraud/Scam Awareness

        Fraud/Scam Awareness
        Please See This Posting


          Attention Tribal High School Graduates

          Attention Tribal High School Graduates!
          We are looking for pictures and information about you for our upcoming newsletter.
          Please send images and information that you would like to include to Dylan Bellmard at dbellmard@kawnation.com


            Resignation Letter

            Please click the link below to read the Resignation Letter.
            Resignation Letter


              Kaw Family on Family Feud!

              From left to right:  Danita, Mary, Karen, Phyllis and their Mother Kay.
              The late Johnnie Ray McCauley would be very proud of his family as they are contestants on the game show Family Feud.  The McCauley Family’s appearance on Family Feud will be televised at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018 on Channel KOCB for […]


                Kaw Nation’s Statement and Resolution

                Kaw Nation’s Tribal Council met with the Department of Homeland Security and UML in late November regarding the release of chemicals at Chilocco.  Below is Kaw Nation’s response to that meeting as well as Kaw Nation’s Tribal Council’s approved resolution.
                Kaw Nation’s Statement and Resolution



                  Kaw Nation Offices closed in observance of Thanksgiving

                  [ November 23, 2017 to November 24, 2017. ]  


                  All Kaw Nation Offices with the exception of KNBS Entities will be closed Thursday, November 23,2017 and Friday, November 24,2017 in observance of

                  All Kaw Nation offices will open for regular business on Monday, November 27,2017 .


                    AG rules for tags

                    AG rules for tags
                    The Office of Attorney General is diligently working on many projects for the Kaw Nation. Perhaps one of the most talked about projects concerns Kaw Tribal tags and titles.
                    Read More Here



                      Better Together Oprah WW Sweepstakes

                      [ August 30, 2017; 10:30 am; ]  

                      Better Together Oprah WW Sweepstakes
                      Weight Watchers Meetings are open to all Kaw Tribal Members

                      MEETING DATE: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

                      TIME: 10:30 a.m.

                      LOCATION: DOJ Waiting Room

                      Download The Better Together Oprah WW Sweepstake Flyer



                        477 Presentation for All Tribal Members

                        [ August 29, 2017; 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ]




                        TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
                        TITLE VI BUILDING
                        3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
                        5:30 PM – 6:30 PM


                          2017 SCHOOL CLOTHING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

                          2017 SCHOOL CLOTHING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
                          The Kaw Nation will take applications for school clothing assistance beginning July 24, 2017.
                          Please visit the Tribal Social Services page for details eligibility requirements, required documents and a downloadable application.


                            Kaw Nation Employment Opportunities

                            Attention Kaw Members
                            Kaw Nation is starting an employment opportunity that may interest you.
                            Sometimes when we are waiting on someone to start a job or just have a vacancy that needs to be filled for a short period of time we need someone to fill in the basic parts of the job.  The Kaw Members who […]


                              Exciting Announcement for our Braman property

                              Kaw Nation Tribal Citizens:
                              I am very pleased to be able to finally provide you with a very exciting announcement in regard to our Braman property. As I mentioned in my recent address to the Kaw Nation Citizenship below, we are on a very clear and quick path to the long-awaited, much-anticipated development of an opportunity […]


                                Tag Agency Closed Christmas Eve

                                [ December 24, 2015; ] The Kaw Nation Tag Agency will be closed on Thursday December 24th 2015.


                                  Christmas & New Year Holidays

                                  [ December 25, 2015; January 1, 2016; ] Kaw Nation offices will be closed December 25, 2015 and January 1, 2016.



                                    Kaw Nation will provide childcare & transportation
                                    Group is open to all victims and is strictly confidential
                                    Group Facilitators Dr. Lahoma Schultz and Ashley Hein
                                    Group will also include sessions with traditional healing and other cultural activities
                                    Please contact KAW NATION DV PROGRAM Coordinator Ashley Hein at (580) 362-1098 for details
                                    There […]


                                      Mourner’s Meal

                                      The Mourner’s Meal has been moved from the Pow Wow grounds to the W. A. Mehojah building. (Title VI building)


                                        MMA ticket giveaway!

                                        [ July 18, 2015; 7:00 pm; ] First 25 tribal members to sign into the Kaw Nation General Council Meeting on July 12, 2015 @ 10:00am will receive 2 free tickets to the Apollo Cook Extreme Fight Night MMA event at Southwind Casino Newkirk on July 18th.

                                        Download a flyer here


                                          Kaw Nation Land Lease Sale

                                          The Kaw Nation is offering, under sealed bid method, 795.22 acres for Farming and Grazing, of restricted Indian land located at Kay County, Oklahoma. Sealed bids submitted in response to the sale notice will be publicly opened at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 5, 2015, at the Kaw Nation Powwow grounds in the Kaw Nation Community […]


                                            Huch and Kekahbah sworn in

                                            Chairwoman Elaine Huch and Tribal Council member Erin Kekahbah were sworn into office at the Kaw City headquarters on Nov. 5. Huch had edged three-term incumbent Guy Munroe by two votes to win a run-off for chair, 133-131.
                                            “I would like to thank all of you for your support,” she said in a speech following […]


                                              KNED Keep Oklahoma Beautiful finalist

                                              The Kaw Nation Environmental Department was named a finalist for a Keep Oklahoma Beautiful award for its Beaver Creek Wetland outreach program on Tuesday.
                                              KNED was nominated under the tribal government category for its educational outreach. Since 2011, the department has brought classes of middle school age children from area schools to the wetland east of […]


                                                Kanza Health Clinic Expansion Grant

                                                The Kanza Health Clinic was awarded an Indian Community Development Block Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the expansion of its Newkirk facility on Sept. 30.
                                                This grant is expected to cut the waiting list that has plagued the clinic, which is estimated to be more than 1,240 patients.
                                                “Chairman [Guy] Munroe determined […]


                                                  Arbor Groundbreaking

                                                  Kaw Nation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 20 for the dance arbor at Allegawaho Heritage Memorial Park near Council Grove, Kan. In the future, Allegawaho Park will become the site of the Washunga Days Powwow.
                                                  The dance arbor will be complete by the end of the year.
                                                  Tribal Council Member Jason Murray spoke about the work […]


                                                    Justice Center Grant

                                                    On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice awarded Kaw Nation with a grant of almost $1 million for a multipurpose justice center in Kaw City. This will combine the court and police department and feature an expanded court room.
                                                    “This grant will consolidate resources to provide coordinated services,” said Grants and Contracts Director Bernadette Hicks.
                                                    The justice […]


                                                      Ice Bucket Challenge

                                                      The Kanza Wellness Center took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 22 to raise money to fight ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
                                                      Through Sept. 22, anyone visiting the Kanza Wellness Center can donate to the ALS Foundation and receive a […]


                                                        Icehouse installed


                                                        Kaw Nation installed an icehouse at the west end of the headquarters in Kaw City on July 8. This allows people convenient 24-hour access to pick up ice. The icehouse will be fully operational by the end of the week.
                                                        People can drive through from Grandview Drive to pick up ice. The icehouse produces 16-pound and […]


                                                          Rankin Memorial

                                                          Kaw tribal members paid tribute to the late linguist Dr. Robert Rankin, who revived the Kanza language, in a memorial at Washunga Cemetery in Newkirk on Saturday.
                                                          Rankin, who died on Feb. 25, recorded the last three native Kanza speakers, Maude McCauley Rowe, Walter Kekahbah and Ralph Pepper, and served as a consultant to the Kanza […]


                                                            SouthWind Casino Braman construction underway

                                                            Kaw Nation has begun construction on a new casino in Braman, Okla., near the closest exit on Interstate 35 to the Kansas border. The groundbreaking took place on Tuesday.
                                                            “This is very exciting for the Kaw Nation and it has been a long time coming. The opportunity on I-35 is amazing. We’re happy and looking forward […]


                                                              Beaver Creek Wetland Tours

                                                              The Kaw Nation Environmental Department guided students from four area schools on tours of the Beaver Creek Wetland between May 1 and 7. Students from Blackwell Middle School, Newkirk Middle School, Braman School and Shidler Middle School explored the wetland habitat as they learned about its role in mitigating effects of climate change.
                                                              “The wetland is […]


                                                                Kaw Nation donates to Peckham School

                                                                On Thursday, Kaw Nation Chairman Guy Munroe took the call to address the needs of Peckham School.
                                                                Kaw Nation had granted $1,000 to six area schools and school districts in February. After learning that he had missed Peckham, Munroe agreed with Peckham School Superintendent Gary Young to present him with a $1,000 donation. Young was deeply […]


                                                                  Oklahoma Native American Liaison Jacque Hensley Gives Report

                                                                  Oklahoma Native American Liaison Jacque Hensley, a Kaw tribal member, gave her annual report on Jan. 7. The report signaled improved relations between tribes and the state in her second year as the first Native American liaison to the Oklahoma governor.
                                                                  “I do believe that Oklahoma has made significant progress,” she said.
                                                                  Hensley praised Kaw Nation’s SouthWind […]


                                                                    Kaw Nation Christmas Party and Dinner

                                                                    Kaw Nation hosted its tribal Christmas Party and Dinner at the Johnnie Ray McCauley Community Center on Sunday. The attendance included 217 tribal members and many guests. Children and adults received prizes. Walter Pappan won the grand prize, a big-screen television.

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                                                                      Best Yard Winner

                                                                      Gary Forbeck was named the Best Yard Contest winner by the Kaw Housing Authority on Tuesday. The Kaw Enterprise Development Authority awarded him with $50 for his home maintenance efforts.
                                                                      “Thank you very much. It’s a great honor to be recognized like this,” Forbeck told the KHA board after being presented with the check.
                                                                      Aside from his […]


                                                                        Kanza Travel Plaza to Be Expanded.

                                                                        Construction began Monday on renovations for the Kanza Travel Plaza at the Interstate 35 interchange in Braman. Upgrades include an expanded trucker’s lounge and improved truck fuel stations.
                                                                        The new trucker’s lounge will include four new showers, a laundry room and a lounge room. The showers will be larger than the current ones, with toilets and […]


                                                                          Mark Branch Guides Wyoming Wrestling to postseason success

                                                                          Kaw tribal member Mark Branch guided his University of Wyoming wrestling team to a fourth straight Western Wrestling Conference title, despite injuries to a few players and losing four of six dual meets in January and February.
                                                                          “I think we finished really well,” Branch said. “We did really well at regionals. A lot of those guys […]


                                                                            Graduate Photos Needed

                                                                            The Kanza News is requesting photos of graduating high school and college students. Photos may feature the graduate in cap and gown, in his or her senior portrait or in otherwise pleasant-looking attire. Please include with it the graduate’s name, age, major (if graduating from college), activities and future plans. We hope to celebrate the […]


                                                                              Kaw Nation Donates to Kildare Fire Department

                                                                              Kaw Nation delivered a generous gift to the Kildare Fire Department on Wednesday that raises the capability of the department. Tribal Chairman Guy Munroe presented Kildare Fire Chief Travis Harris with $15,000 for a hydraulic extrication—Jaws of Life—set.
                                                                              “I appreciate everything you have done for us,” Harris told Munroe and the Kaw Nation Tribal Council. “This […]


                                                                                AARP Oklahoma Honors Chairman Munroe, Mary Butler at Indian Elders Honors; Announces Inter-Tribal Community Group

                                                                                AARP Oklahoma Honors Chairman Munroe, Mary Butler at Indian Elders Honors; Announces Inter-Tribal Community Group
                                                                                Oklahoma City, Okla. – Kaw Chairman Guy Munroe and Tribal Citizen Mary Butler were among more than 45 Indian elders recognized at the 4th Annual AARP Indian Elder Honors held recently in Oklahoma City.
                                                                                Tribal officials, friends and family members converged on […]


                                                                                  PLACE OF HONOR

                                                                                  We are in search of Kaw Tribal veterans, both living, and deceased. If you know of anyone who has served in the military, including the Civil War, please forward an 8-by-10 photo, preferably in uniform, along with their service record, what they did while serving. Should you think we already have a photo, please send […]



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