The Kaw Nation

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Kaw Nation hiring?

Yes! Kaw Nation currently has several job openings available ranging from pre-school teachers to program directors and everything in between! Click to link below to see all openings.

Kaw Nation Jobs

Are you open holidays?

As a federally recognized tribe, Kaw nation observes all national holidays. For this reason we are not open on holidays.

How can I enroll?

The first step in applying for Kaw Nation Citizenship is printing out a Citizenship Application. Fill it out and mail it (with all necessary attached documentation, including birth certificate) to the address on the form. Pending a positive review and verification process, you will be issued a tribal citizenship card.

Where are you located?

Kaw Nation has several departments and enterprises that span across several Oklahoma Locations.

Of these include: Kaw City, Newkirk, Braman, Ponca City, and Chilocco.

How do I vote?
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Staff Directory

Kaw Nation Child Care Development Fund

This Program provides child care assistance to Native American families whose members are working or attending school.

Veteran Affairs

Indian Veteran Representatives are available to assist you.

Attention Hunting & Fishing License Holders

We are in the process of collecting information from all Hunting & Fishing license holders. Kaw Nation EPA is asking all Hunting & Fishing license holders to contact us.

Kanza Health Clinic

The Kanza Health Clinic is committed to providing care for Native Americans, with primary care, dental care and other services. 

News & Updates


Due to unforseen circumstances, the Kaw Nation Museum is closed until further notice.


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June 17th – 18th, 2022

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ATTENTION: There was an error regarding the fax number in our last newsletter. The correct fax number for absentee voting is


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Kaw Nation has received two grants to assist with reducing utility costs. We have portable heaters, blankets, wool socks, and fans.
Please read the following applications and decide which one would best suit your situation.
P.O. BOX 50, KAW CITY, OK 74641
TEL. # 580-269-1186

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Our Cultural Vision

The Kaw Nation Cultural Committee will serve the tribal membership by preserving and presenting the Nation’s cultural heritage to the tribal membership and to all cultures. This rich cultural heritage — past, present, and future — will be preserved through education in tribal history, showcasing traditional and contemporary tribal arts and artifacts, promoting cultural activities and workshops, and serving as a cultural resource.


698 Grandview Drive
Kaw City, OK 74641

Office Hours

M-F: 8am – 4pm
Weekends: Closed

Phone & Fax

T: 580.269.2552
F: 580.269.2301

Chair – Lynn Williams

The Kaw Nation is proud of its heritage and excited about its continuing growth. We are always striving to spread the word about the Kaw Nation, its people, its language and its history.


Saturday, May 14th

Tribal Council Meeting

Fri - Sat, June 17th & 18th

Washunga Days

Sunday, September 11

Election Day

Kaw Nation Members

Departments & Services

Faculty & Staff

Kaw Nation Enterprises

Get In Touch

Location: 698 Grandview Drive

Telephone: (580) 269-2552

Fax: (580) 269-2301

Office Hours: M-F: 8am – 4pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

Kaw Nation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, the appointment to and termination from its Board of Directors, hiring and firing of staff or contractors, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and providing of services.

 Kaw Nation is an equal opportunity employer. We shall not discriminate and will not discriminate in employment, recruitment, Board membership, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, or for any other discriminatory reason.