the United Keetoowah Band of
Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma
"Siyo!" is how we say "hello."
Welcome to the official website for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma! We are a sovereign nation headquartered in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and one of only three federally recognized Cherokee tribes in the United States.
UKB to implement Wednesday only services to combat potential COVID-19 risk
United Keetoowah Band officials have been monitoring the current COVID-19 health situation. After careful deliberation, the tribe has determined we will be further limiting our services until further notice in order to protect the well-being of UKB employees and tribal members.
Effective immediately, several of our departments will be closed or have a skeleton crew of essential personnel reporting on WEDNESDAYS ONLY to complete any necessary tribal business. Employees 65 and older have also been dismissed and shall be on administrative leave until such time that COVID-19 is no longer a health risk.
SERVICES OPEN IN LIMITED CAPACITY:
Several Community Services departments including Enrollment, Health and Human Services, Housing, Indian Child Welfare and the Keetoowah Tag Agency will be open on WEDNESDAYS ONLY with a skeleton crew.
Our lobby will NOT be open to the public for these services. Instead, ALL applications for services will need to be put in a sealed envelope and placed in a water-tight lockbox located in front of the Community Services building. Signs will be posted directing patrons to the box.
Services applications can be found on each department’s individual tab on the www.ukb-nsn.gov website for download and printing. If this option is not available for those without internet access, please contact a district representative or see the Lighthorse officer on patrol on our grounds.
Enrollment will not be issuing any new tribal identification cards at this time, but we can mail out Enrollment forms upon request at 918-871-2797.
For Health and Human Services, please contact 918-871-2853.
All Housing services will be suspended unless it is an emergency that threatens the health and safety of tribal members. If you have an emergency concern, please contact the following Housing employees: Nanci McCause at 918-207-5220, Charles Deason at 918-822-1941, Tishaleta Guevara at 918-822-0568 or Richard Vann at 918-457-7075.
Indian Child Welfare will be on call. For emergencies, please contact ICW Specialist Rolanda Aimerson at 918-457-9440 or ICW Director Roxana Wilden at 918-457-9383.
The Keetoowah Tag Agency will be utilizing the south patio entrance of the Community Services building to accommodate tribal members who need tags. Please look for our canopy and if possible, please call ahead to check in at 918-871-2770.
The Title VI Elder and Nutrition Program will be open Monday through Friday for take home lunch meals only once the building is operational again. We will post more information once it is available.
Our Lighthorse Police shall remain on patrol as needed.
SERVICES CLOSED AT THIS TIME:
The Education Department, Henry Lee Doublehead Child Development Center, Historic Preservation Office, Office of Environmental Services, John Hair Cultural Center and Museum and the Transit Department will be closed until Monday, April 6th. These departments will reopen at the discretion of the UKB Tribal Council.
RE-EVALUATION TO TAKE PLACE APRIL 3RD:
The well-being of UKB employees and tribal members is paramount at this time, and as such, it is our duty as the Council to protect our people and their families.
We will re-evaluate these dates at the close of business on April 3rd. Please visit our official website at www.ukb-nsn.gov or our Facebook page to keep up with the latest news and for further updates.
Wado for your cooperation and understanding!