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16th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair

11 April 2016
We are pleased to announce that Tajé Sage (hard wind,) a group of young people from Newkirk and Kaw City, traveled to the Sam Noble Museum in Norman, Oklahoma to participate in the 16th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair. Our kids performed in Kaáze Íe (Kaw language) in three categories; Individual […]

  

    Good Friday

    [ March 25, 2016; ] All Kaw Nation Offices and the Kaw Nation Tag Office with the exception of the Kaw Nation Education and Learning Center and the Kanza Wellness Center will be closed Friday, March 25, 2016 for Good Friday.
    All Kaw Nation Offices will be open for regular business Monday, March 28, 2016.

      

      Election to fill vacancy of Tribal Council Chair

      [ May 22, 2016; ] ELECTION DATE
      MAY 22nd, 2016

      The Election Committee of the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma
      P.O. Box 48
      Kaw City, OK 74641

      Election Highlights
      Election Day
      May 22nd, 2016
      Polling Place
      Kaw Nation Administration Building, Kaw City, OK
      Candidate Filing Date
      March 9th –March 23rd, 2016
      Qualified Voters
      Enrolled Citizens 18 years of age and older
      Absentee Requests
      Last day to request an absentee ballot in writing is April 22nd, […]

        

        2016 Constitutional Amendment Election

        [ April 29, 2016; ]  

        2016 Notice of Election on Constitutional Amendments

         

        The Kaw Nation will hold a Constitutional Amendment Election on April 29th, 2016 to decide the following questions.
        Ballot Questions for 2016 Constitutional Amendment Election
        On April 29th, 2016

        Question 1.  (Approved by Tribal Council Resolution No. 16-10).

         

        Should the Kaw Nation Constitution Article III Citizenship, Section 1 Qualifications, be amended by adding […]

          

          Kaw Nation Land Leases for Cutting Hay

          The Kaw Nation is offering, under sealed bid method, the following properties:

          Part of Eagle Drive II Property: approximately 11.5 acres for Cutting Hay, property located within Sec. 4, T26N-R4E (Sec.4, 1/4SW, 1/4NW) Kaw City, Kay County, Oklahoma.

           

          Part of Johnston Property: Field #9 for Cutting Hay, property located within Sec. 6, T28N, R1W, Braman, Kay County, […]

            

            Kaw Nation Land Lease for Grazing

            The Kaw Nation is offering, under sealed bid method, approximately 107 acres for Grazing, part of Kaw Nation’s Furguson property located within Sec. 30, T27N-R5E Kaw City, Kay County, Oklahoma. The lease term shall be for three (3) years. Sealed bids submitted in response to the lease notice will be publicly opened at 11:00 a.m. […]

              

              Braman Trust Complete

              Assistant Secretary Washburn Issues Decision on Gaming Application for Kaw Nation of Oklahoma
              Washington, D.C. – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today issued a decision to acquire a 21 -acre parcel of land in Kay County, Oklahoma, in trust for the Kaw
              Nation of Oklahoma (Nation) for gaming purposes. The Tribe plans to construct and operate […]

                

                Kanza Language is part of new iPhone app

                For the first time ever, the Kanza language is available on a smartphone app. The Kanza language is one of the 61 languages featured on the free World Zoo app for iPhone and iPad. Former Kanza Language Director Dr. Linda Cumberland partnered with the developers of the app to make the Kanza language available. If […]

                  

                  Assistant Secretary Washburn Approves Tribal HEARTH Act Applications

                  Assistant Secretary Washburn Approves Tribal HEARTH Act Applications to Better Facilitate Economic Development on their Reservations
                  Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians and Kaw Nation of Oklahoma are the Latest Tribes Approved to Process Economic Development Leases without BIA Approval
                  Washington – Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn announced today that the Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians and the […]

                    

                    NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2013

                    NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2013
                    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
                    A PROCLAMATION
                    From Alaskan mountain peaks to the Argentinian pampas to the rocky shores of Newfoundland, Native Americans were the first to carve out cities, domesticate crops, and establish great civilizations. When the Framers gathered to write the United States Constitution, they drew […]

                      

                      AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors Recognizes Contributions of Older Native Americans at Fifth Annual Event

                      AARP Oklahoma State President Marjorie Lyons and Kaw Nation elder Charles “Sonny” Holloway who was one of 50 people recognized at the 5th Annual AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors held recently in Oklahoma City.
                      October 7, 2013
                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                      Contact: Craig E. Davis
                      Associate State Director
                      405-471-9845
                      cedavis@aarp.org
                      AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors Recognizes Contributions of Older Native Americans at Fifth […]

                        

                        PNE WIND USA TO DEVELOP HISTORIC TRIBAL ENERGY PROJECT

                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                        Newkirk, OK, April 22, 2013, Earth Day– PNE WIND AG subsidiary PNE WIND USA today held a prayer service in observance of Earth Day on the Chilocco Wind Farm. The 76.5MW wind farm will rest on land held by four Native American Tribes and will be operational during the first quarter of 2014. […]

                          

                          Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, and Interior Sign Memorandum to Collaborate to Protect Indian Sacred Sites

                          Release No. 0354.12
                          Contact:
                          USDA Office of Communications (202) 720-4623
                          Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, and Interior Sign Memorandum to Collaborate to Protect Indian Sacred Sites
                          Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Also Participates
                          WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012—Four cabinet-level departments joined the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation today in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve the protection of Indian […]

                            

                            Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Releases Final Sacred Sites Report

                            Release No. 0353.12
                            Contact:
                            USDA Office of Communications (202) 720-4623
                            Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Releases Final Sacred Sites Report
                            USDA renews commitment to protection of culturally significant lands and resources
                            WASHINGTON, December 6, 2012–Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released a report calling for USDA and the U.S. Forest Service to work more closely with tribal governments in the protection, respectful interpretation […]

                              

                              Salazar Finalizes Reforms to Streamline Leasing

                              Date: November 27, 2012
                              Contact: Blake Androff (DOI), 202-208-6416
                              Nedra Darling (AS-IA), 202-219-4152
                              Salazar Finalizes Reforms to Streamline Leasing, Spur Economic Development on 56 Million Acres of American Indian Trust Land
                              Rule removes roadblocks to residential, commercial, renewable energy development; restores greater leasing control to tribal governments
                              WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s commitment to empower tribal nations and […]

                                

                                The Native Alliance Against Violence has been selected by the U.S. Department of Justice

                                MEDIA RELEASE
                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                November 15, 2012
                                CONTACT: Dawn R. Stover, Director, Native Alliance Against Violence, 405-208-5189, dawn@OklahomaNAAV.org
                                The Native Alliance Against Violence has been selected by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, to participate in a national Advocacy Learning Center
                                Oklahoma City, November 15, 2012 – Working to end violence against women is not a […]

                                  

                                  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES POLICY ON TRIBAL MEMBER USE OF EAGLE FEATHERS

                                  WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today a policy addressing the ability of members of federally recognized Indian tribes to possess or use eagle feathers, an issue of great cultural significance to many tribes and their members. Attorney General Eric Holder signed the new policy after extensive department consultation with tribal leaders and tribal […]

                                    

                                    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 […]

                                      

                                      Secretary Vilsack Announces that America’s Farm Co-ops Set Records in 2011

                                      WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2012 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today that farmer, rancher and fishery cooperatives posted record sales and income in 2011, surpassing the previous record sales year of 2008 by $10 billion while besting the old income record by $500 million. Dallas Tonsager, under secretary for Rural Development, made the announcement on […]

                                        

                                          

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