FINAL INDOOR SALE (002)

PRESS RELEASE

Iowa Tribe’s Isle of Man Company Secures Gaming License

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

January 1, 2018 | Tribal Offices closed to observe New Year’s Day

January 15, 2018 | Tribal Offices closed to observe Martin Luther King Day

January 20, 2018 | Perkins Family Clinic visit by Kaw Nation Women’s Health

January 20, 2018 | 10AM-Noon – Unity Meeting RELOCATED TO WHITE CLOUD BUILDING

January 25, 2018 | 5PM ITO Vehicle Bid Closing Date

January 29, 2018 | Vocational Rehabilitation Informational Meeting at Frontier HS in Red Rock, OK – CANCELLED

February 10, 2018 | Unity Youth Council Meeting

February 14, 2018 | Perkins Family Clinic visit by Kaw Nation Women’s Health

February 19, 2018 | Tribal Offices closed to observe Presidents’ Day

February 24, 2018 | 2PM-3PM Scholarship Writing Workshop, ITO Library

February 24, 2018 | 6:30PM-9PM ITO UNITY Youth Council – Dance Social (Kick-Off Event and Membership Drive)

April 7, 2018 | 10AM-3PM Grey Snow Eagle House, Spring Migration

 

VETERANS

February 6, 2018 | Veteran’s Meeting in ITO Courtroom

 

TITLE VI MENU

January Menu

January 1, 2018 | Tribal Offices closed to observe New Year’s Day

January 4, 2018 | Ioway Casino Day

January 5, 2018 | 9AM-10AM Caregiver Support Group

January 12, 2018 | Cimarron Casino Day

January 15, 2018 | Tribal Offices closed to observe Martin Luther King Day

January 17, 2018 | 2PM-4PM Movie Day at Chena Building (Snacks Served)

January 19, 2018 | Sac & Fox Tailgate

February Menu

February 1, 2018 | Ioway Casino Day

February 2, 2018 | National Red Day

February 8, 2018 | Noon – Heart Health WC

February 9, 2018 | Cimarron Casino Day

February 14, 2018 | 2PM-4PM Movie Day at Chena Building (Snacks Served)

February 16, 2018 | Sac & Fox Tailgate

January 19, 2018 | Tribal Offices closed to observe Presidents Day

 

IOWAY COMMUNITY ELDERS

February 13, 2018 | 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