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.
Wednesdays only schedule continues Until jUNE 1ST amid covid-19 pandemic
❗️UPDATE: CLOSED AND LIMITED SERVICES ON WEDNESDAYS ONLY CONTINUES UNTIL JUNE 1ST ❗️
Per the UKB Tribal Council, the UKB Tribal Offices will be extending the closure and limit on our services until June 1st. This is to ensure the well-being of UKB employees and tribal members amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
This order is effective IMMEDIATELY and will be reassessed if needed. Employees 65 and older have been placed on administrative leave until such time that COVID-19 is no longer a health risk.
Several of our departments are closed or have a skeleton crew of essential personnel reporting on WEDNESDAYS ONLY from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to complete any necessary tribal business.
There will be an inevitable delay on service processing times due to our current schedule. Please reach out as quickly as possible if you suspect you may need services. This is especially true of our Keetoowah Tag Agency.
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 WEDNESDAY ONLY with a skeleton crew from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
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 website for download and printing. If this option is not available for those without internet access, please contact a district representative with the information at the end of this post to obtain an application or see the Lighthorse officer on patrol on our grounds.
The Keetoowah Tag Agency is OPEN on Wednesdays and will be utilizing the south patio entrance of the Community Services building to accommodate tribal members who need tags. Please look for our canopy. We are asking you to PLEASE call ahead to check in at 918-871-2770. We also ask that you not send us messages on our website asking to quote prices. We do not quote tag prices online or have an online renewal process. Our website email is for general inquiries ONLY. You may call ahead for pricing, but please plan ahead to visit us in person.
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 Director Jennifer Cole-Robinson at 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 Title VI Elder and Nutrition Program is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for elders to obtain take out meals only.
Our Lighthorse Police shall remain on patrol as needed.
SERVICES CLOSED AT THIS TIME:
The Education Department, Historic Preservation Office, Office of Environmental Services, John Hair Cultural Center and Museum and the Transit Department will be closed until June 1st. These departments will reopen at the discretion of the UKB Tribal Council.
The Henry Lee Doublehead Child Development Center is also scheduled to reopen on MONDAY, June 1. This decision was made at the discretion of the childcare director and is subject to change.
RE-EVALUATION TO TAKE PLACE:
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.
Please visit our official website at or our Facebook page to keep up with the latest news and for further updates. In the coming weeks we will be releasing more information about how our offices will be hanlding our reopening in a safe manner for all. Wado for your cooperation and understanding!
Eddie Sacks - Canadian - 918-822-1957
Jeannie Tidwell - Cooweescoowee - 405-822-4948
Adalane Smith - Delaware - 918-353-5036
Frankie Still - Flint - 918-507-1822
Sharon Benoit - Goingsnake - 918-791-1023
Peggy Girty - Illinois - 918-457-7067
Charles Smoke - Saline - 918-434-2094 or 918-457-7071
Berry Dotson - Sequoyah - 918-315-8849
Jeff Wacoche - Tahlequah - 918-822-2191