Fall Festival - Carnival and Laser Tag 2017 with times and prices - FINAL

 

PRESS RELEASE

Iowa Tribe’s Isle of Man Company Secures Gaming License

 

UNITY YOUTH COUNCIL

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 4, 2017 | Tribal Offices closed to observe Labor Day Holiday

September 5, 2017 | Early Childhood Development 3rd-5th Grade After School ProgramApplication

September 9, 2017 | OES Electronics Recycling 

September 13, 2017 | 5:30PM-6:30PM Youth & Parent Talking Circle

September 22, 2017 | Tribal Offices closed to observe Native American Day

September 23 & 24, 2017 | INFR Finals Rodeo

October 2-6, 2017 | Wellness Weight Loss Challenge Sign Ups

October 6, 2017 | 12PM-2PM Wellness Weight Loss Challenge Kick Off Event

October 6, 2017 | Otoe-Missouri Intertribal Veteran’s Stand Down

October 7, 2017 | Native American Church Benefit Gourd Dance, Chena Building

October 13, 2017 | Intertribal Fun Day

October 13, 2017 | Gary Pratt Memorial Golf Tournament

October 18, 2017 | 5:30PM-6:30PM College Scholarship Portfolio Workshop (9th-12th Grade Event)

October 24, 2017 | 12:45PM-2PM Job Hunting Handbook Class

October 27 & 28 | Iowa Tribe Fall Festival – Carnival and Laser Tag

November 8, 2017 | 11AM-2PM Job Fair

November 10, 2017 | Tribal Offices closed to observe Veteran’s Day

November 15, 2017 | 11AM-2PM “One Stop” College Fair

 

VETERANS

October 3, 2017 | Veteran’s Meeting, ITO Courtroom

November 4, 2017 | Grey Snow Warriors Dance, Chena Building

November 11, 2017 | Veteran’s Day

 

TITLE VI MENU

September Menu

September 7, 2017 | Ioway Casino Day

September 8, 2017 | Shopping Day pick up at 8:30AM

September 15, 2017 | Cimarron Casino Day

September 15, 2017 | Sac & Fox Tailgate

October Menu

October 5, 2017 | Ioway Casino Day

October 6, 2017 | Shopping Day pick up at 8:30AM

October 10, 2017 | 2PM-3PM Caregiver Meeting

October 13, 2017 | Cimarron Casino Day

October 13, 2017 | Title VI CLOSED for Intertribal Fun Day

October 20, 2017 | Sac & Fox Tailgate

October 27, 2017 | Shopping Day pick up at 8:30AM

 

IOWAY COMMUNITY ELDERS

October 3, 2017 | 4PM – AARP Elders Honors Program, OKC

October 10, 2017 | 6PM- Monthly Meeting & Personal Photo Opportunity

November 14, 2017 | 6PM- Monthly Meeting

November 15-21, 2017 | National Finals Rodeo/Pow Wow, Las Vegas

November 24, 2017 | 2PM-11PM Iowa Elders Thanksgiving Dance

December 12, 2017 | 6PM – Monthly Meeting

 

NEWS

Iowa Tribe’s Online Internet Gaming

Business Committee Updates

 

VENDOR INFORMATION

Pow Wow Vendors

Event Vendors

Vendor Permit Application PowWow

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

2015 Business Committee Minutes

Constitution Reform Registration

Iowa Tribe Gallery

Grey Snow Eagle House

 


 

Welcome to the official website of the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma!

The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is the center of a Sovereign Nation with inherent powers of self-government recognized as such by treaties and legislation located in Perkins, OK. In the Iowa language, we call ourselves Baxoje (Bah Kho-je), meaning “People of the Grey Snow”. The story of our name has been handed down from generation to generation. It was told that at one time the Iowa Tribe was ‘1100’ strong, meaning the warriors or men numbered that many. When men had to leave our village, upon their return, they looked down from a rise and they saw that our village had been burned. At this point, we had lost some of the translation to the story – it could have been another tribe or others that had burned it. But it appeared as though the village was covered with “Grey Snow, ” even though the winter season was not upon us. For you see, the ashes had settled over the village site and all that was visible to the warriors were the burned remnants of what used to be our homes. Other versions of this story have been printed, but this is the one that we have been told.

The Iowas lived for the majority of its recorded history in what is now the state of Iowa, therefore, the state of Iowa takes its name after the Ioway people. Also, our language is of the Chiwere dialect of the Sioux Nation. We began as a Woodland culture, but because of the migration to the south and west, we began to pick up elements of the Plains Culture. In the earliest historical period of 1600, the Ioways (descendants of the Oneota), were in the area of the Red Pipestone Quarry in southwestern Minnesota. In 1730 they were found living in villages in the Lake Okoboji and Spirit Lake Region of Northwest Iowa. They moved south to the vicinity of Council Bluffs, Iowa. In the middle of the 18th century, part of them moved up along the Des Moines River. The remainder established themselves on the Grand and Platte Rivers in Missouri. In treaties, they ceded their claims to lands in Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota. The Treaty of 1836 assigned part of them to a reservation along the Great Nemaha River in Nebraska and Kansas. Later, some of the Ioways were moved to Indian Territory in Oklahoma. The original Iowa Reservation in Oklahoma was established by Executive Order dated August 15, 1883. The Iowa Nation is now divided into two tribes: The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma located in Perkins, Oklahoma; and the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska – their tribal headquarters are located in Whitecloud, Kansas.

The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is complete with its own constitution and bylaws. There are many aspects of the Tribal Government, all necessary to ensure the best for our tribal community and members. As of today, we have over 800 members enrolled within the tribe and a jurisdictional area covering all or parts of Payne, Oklahoma, Lincoln, and Logan counties. We are also the largest employer in the area with over 160 employees in several different departments, including Administration, Accounting departments for the various Tribal Enterprises (including three casinos spread throughout our jurisdiction), and a tribally-operated Police and Fire Department.

Mission of the Iowa Nation: “To improve the economic and social quality of life, for our tribal members and the adjacent communities.”

Iowa Tribal Headquarters is located 3 miles South of Perkins, Oklahoma & one half mile West of US highway 177. For more information, call us at (405) 547-2402.

 

 

 

 

335588 E. 750 Road  •  Perkins, OK 74059  •  405-547-2402 or 800-336-IOWA