Kaw Nation

People of The Southwind

Chair – Kim Jenkins

” My focus will be on preserving our Culture, more involvement with our youth and elders, moving forward with our Corporate Charter, and ultimately exercising the Tribe’s sovereignty. “

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.

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When is Election?

Election Day

September 11, 2022

Polling Place

Kaw Nation Administration Building, Kaw City, OK

Candidate Filing Date

March 14 – March 18, 2022


Kaw Nation Child Care Development

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

Veteran's 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

6 Nations Domestic Violence Awareness Walk

Ponca City – October 22, 2022

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All News & Updates

The results of the September, 2022 Election are in.


Kaw Nation is hiring for several positions. We offer competative pay and generous benefits!

401K – Health – Dental – Vision – Life – Competitive Pay – Annual Leave – Sick Leave – Holidays Off

All News & Updates | See Job Openings

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


Sunday October 9, 2022

Quarterly General Council Meeting

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.