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.
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?
When is Election?
September 11, 2022
Kaw Nation Administration Building, Kaw City, OK
Candidate Filing Date
March 14 – March 18, 2022
News & Updates
The results of the September, 2022 Election are in.
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.
Kaw Nation Members
Departments & Services
Faculty & Staff
Kaw Nation Enterprises
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.