Relief Payment Information

The UKB Tribal Council has declared a one-time, COVID-19 relief payment will be distributed to all enrolled, exclusive Keetoowah tribal members from the $24 million give to us through the CARES Act.

THIS DISBURSEMENT IS FOR EXCLUSIVE KEETOOWAHS WHO MISSED OUT THE FIRST TIME. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED A RELIEF PAYMENT, PLEASE DO NOT FILL OUT A NEW APPLICATION. DEADLINE IS SEPT. 30TH. DUAL ENROLLED MEMBERS DO NOT QUALIFY.

 

Below are all the forms and steps required to complete the step by step guide to receiving funds. Checks will be disbursed on OCTOBER 16, 2020 and mailed that evening if not physically picked up.

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Required Forms

The download includes all forms that need to be completed. ALL tribal members must fill out pages 2-4. If you have NOT updated your mailing address and information with Enrollment, you MUST also complete Page 1, the "Update of Keetoowah Enrollment Records" form. If your information IS current, DISREGARD PAGE 1. 


We recommend downloading these forms on a desktop for printing, as mobile devices may not be equipped to handle the packet. If you are unable to print from the provided download, you will need to pick up the packet in person at our Federal Programs Building on our business days or request this packet be mailed to you by contacting Enrollment at 918-871-2797 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also request the packet be mailed to you by sending an email request to astopp@ukb-nsn.gov or jfourkiller@ukb-nsn.gov or by contacting your district representative with information here. Wado!

Relief Payment Packet

All four (or three if info is updated) forms MUST be completed to receive funds.

Step 1: Am I eligible for a payment?

This disbursement is for exclusive Keetoowahs who missed out the first time, as well as members that have once more become exclusive UKB by September 30, 2020. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED A RELIEF PAYMENT, PLEASE DO NOT FILL OUT A NEW APPLICATION. 

 

Exclusive Keetoowahs 18 and over will receive $1,500, while exclusive Keetoowah children 17 and younger will receive $500 each. If you have a child that is eligible, but they are over the age of 18, they will need to complete this paperwork ON THEIR OWN. Parents/guardians cannot legally fill out this information for them if they are 18 or older.

You MUST have a Keetoowah membership card and roll number issued by our Enrollment Office to be eligible. You MUST be an exclusive member by SEPTEMBER 30, 2020.

New members who have NEVER enrolled in Keetoowah MUST have their Enrollment information turned in by SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 to be on the new member list submitted to Council. To apply for new membership, please visit this page for details on requirements (including blood quantum) and an application.

 

If you are unsure if you are an exclusive Keetoowah or suspect you may be dual enrolled, you can contact our Enrollment Office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 918-871-2797, or send an email inquiry to astopp@ukb-nsn.gov or jfourkiller@ukb-nsn.gov, to check your status. If you are dual, we will REQUIRE a letter of relinquishment from the other tribe to process you as exclusive.

 

What is "exclusive Keetoowah"? Keetoowah members that are "exclusive" are those that hold membership with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma ONLY. These members do not hold tribal membership with another tribe and their names will only be found on our enrollment list. Some members can be classified as "dual enrolled," meaning that our Enrollment Office has checked the enrollment lists of other tribes and found the member in question to be an enrollee on both. Other tribes most commonly seen are the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians or the Cherokee Nation. Please contact their Enrollment offices (EBCI - 918.456.0671 OR CN - 918.458.6980) to determine how to relinquish with their tribe.

Step 2A: I'm exclusive, but my information is NOT updated.
(See 2b if information IS updated)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Enrollment Office MUST have your information current and correct for mailing and check purposes. If you need your information updated, you MUST do so by filling out the "Update of Keetoowah Enrollment Records" form on page 1 of the download packet. This form will need to be completed and signed by you, along with all other documents, and returned to our office by September 30, 2020 using one of the methods below.

To return the form (along with all other completed documents), please do one of the following:

1. Drop the packet off during COVID-19 hours at our Federal Programs Building in Tahlequah OR

2. If after hours, drop packet off at the front of our Federal Programs Building in Tahlequah in our secure lockbox OR

2. Return packet by fax to our Enrollment Office at 918-414-4004 OR

3. Scan completed form and attach via email to astopp@ukb-nsn.gov or jfourkiller@ukb-nsn.gov

 

Step 2b: I'm exclusive and my information IS updated.

You do NOT need to complete the "Update of Keetoowah Enrollment Records" form. Only complete pages 2-4 in the Relief Payment Packet and return it to our offices by the September 30, 2020 deadline.

To return all documents, please do one of the following:

1. Drop the packet off during COVID-19 hours at our Federal Programs Building in Tahlequah OR

2. If after hours, drop packet off at the front of our Federal Programs Building in Tahlequah in our secure lockbox OR

2. Return packet by fax to our Enrollment Office at 918-414-4004 OR

3. Scan completed form and attach via email to astopp@ukb-nsn.gov or jfourkiller@ukb-nsn.gov

 

Step 3: Disbursement/Mailing Date

All checks will be available for pick up on OCTOBER 16, 2020 at the UKB Federal Programs Building from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you DO NOT pick up that day, your check will be MAILED to you that evening. 

 

At this time we are NOT sending confirmation emails for documents received. If there is an issue, we will contact you. If you do not hear from us, please assume your information was received and will be ready for disbursement on October 16. For additional questions or concerns, please contact Enrollment at 918-871-2797 OR your district representative. Wado!

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the United Keetoowah Band of

Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma

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Open M-F | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 1-918-871-2800

Email: info@ukb-nsn.gov

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Physical Address:
18300 W. Keetoowah Circle

Tahlequah, OK 74464

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 746

Tahlequah, OK 74464