Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Moderated by the Peoria Tribal Office, this page is to provide members with departmental updates and share helpful information on upcoming events.

The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma is a confederation of Kaskaskia, Peoria, Piankeshaw and Wea Indians united into a single tribe in 1854. The tribes which constitute The Confederated Peorias, as they then were called, originated in the lands bordering the Great Lakes and drained by the mighty Mississippi. They are Illinois or Illini Indians, descendants of those who created the great mound civilizations in the central United States two thousand to three thousand years ago.

Operating as usual

As the Fall season approaches, the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma begins preparing for the Annual Peoria Children's...
10/04/2021

As the Fall season approaches, the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma begins preparing for the Annual Peoria Children's Christmas Party!!

peoriatribe.com/childrens-christmas-party

Please complete your RSVP by November 12, 2021 and submit to [email protected], or PO Box 1527 Miami, Oklahoma 74355.

RSVP for Children:https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Christmas-Children-RSVP-2021.pdf

RSVP for Elders:https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Christmas-Elder-RSVP-2021.pdf

As the Fall season approaches, the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma begins preparing for the Annual Peoria Children's Christmas Party!!

peoriatribe.com/childrens-christmas-party

Please complete your RSVP by November 12, 2021 and submit to [email protected], or PO Box 1527 Miami, Oklahoma 74355.

RSVP for Children:https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Christmas-Children-RSVP-2021.pdf

RSVP for Elders:https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Christmas-Elder-RSVP-2021.pdf

10/01/2021
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Peoria Housing Authority is taking applications for the ARPA-Housing Improvement Program.

This one-time program was established to provide assistance for eligible Peoria citizens and other eligible Native Americans for housing repairs and rehabilitation. The scope of work will be limited to rehabilitation to help with homeowner displacement. Examples of this type of work would be roof, heating & air, plumbing & hot water tanks.

https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Tribal-HIP-Program-App290.pdf

These applications should be submitted to the Peoria Housing Authority. Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Headquarters cannot accept or process these applications.

Mental health and substance use disorders affect all communities nationwide.  With commitment and support, those impacte...
09/29/2021

Mental health and substance use disorders affect all communities nationwide. With commitment and support, those impacted can embark on a journey of improved health and overall wellness. The focus of National Recovery Month this September is to celebrate all people that make the journey of recovery possible by embracing the 2021 theme, “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.”

https://rm.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/

Lexus Williams
Wellness Coach
C-BHWC, C-PRSS

Mental health and substance use disorders affect all communities nationwide. With commitment and support, those impacted can embark on a journey of improved health and overall wellness. The focus of National Recovery Month this September is to celebrate all people that make the journey of recovery possible by embracing the 2021 theme, “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.”

https://rm.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/

Lexus Williams
Wellness Coach
C-BHWC, C-PRSS

In consideration for our citizens and the urgency to have relevant, accessible information on the Peoria Tribal website,...
09/29/2021

In consideration for our citizens and the urgency to have relevant, accessible information on the Peoria Tribal website, the Peoria Tribe has implemented a "Forms (A-Z)" page.

The following forms and applications on this page are organized in alphabetical order by program or service. You can find the "Forms (A-Z)" page directly on our header, as shown below. The Peoria Tribe is working diligently to continue updating our platforms to create a more usable and accessible experience!

To view this page directly, visit peoriatribe.com/forms.

#PeoriaProud

In consideration for our citizens and the urgency to have relevant, accessible information on the Peoria Tribal website, the Peoria Tribe has implemented a "Forms (A-Z)" page.

The following forms and applications on this page are organized in alphabetical order by program or service. You can find the "Forms (A-Z)" page directly on our header, as shown below. The Peoria Tribe is working diligently to continue updating our platforms to create a more usable and accessible experience!

To view this page directly, visit peoriatribe.com/forms.

#PeoriaProud

09/24/2021

Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma will be closed to commemorate Native American Day, September 24, 2021!

09/23/2021
09/20/2021

This evening, we are supporting I am Bearsun in his venture WALKING from LA to NYC to raise awareness & funding for several causes!

The disabled community, breast cancer, mental health, autism, and environmental are all on I am Bearsun mind as they make this walk!

The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma gifted him a nights stay at Buffalo Run Hotel on their way through to support their efforts in these awesome causes! Check out his page & GoFundMe.. Bearsun is doing amazing things!

Thank you Logan for your work, not only as our former Second Chief and Director of Cultural Preservation, but as a citiz...
09/14/2021

Thank you Logan for your work, not only as our former Second Chief and Director of Cultural Preservation, but as a citizen of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma! Your endeavors are significant in revitalizing and sharing the culture and history of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma!

Follow Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds page to see what Logan is up to!

#PeoriaProud

Welcome to our newest staff member Logan Pappenfort!

Aya (hello),

My name is Logan Pappenfort, and I am the incoming Curator of Anthropology at the Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds. I am descended from tawaahkwahkinanka (George Washington Finley) who was the last full blooded Piankashaw. George Finley was very involved in preserving his heritage, culture and language which is a passion I share with my ancestor. As such I have a vested interest in the history of Illinois and it’s people. I believe as an individual of native descent it is my responsibility to tell the narrative of Illinois from as many alternative perspectives as possible, something that in the past has so often been neglected. I have always had an intense interest in archaeology and anthropology, which is the reason I received my degree in Anthropology from Kansas State University.

With that degree I have been able to work for the last six years as the Director of Cultural Preservation for my own tribe, the Peoria tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. In this role, I had the tremendous responsibility of protecting not only my nation’s sacred sites in our ancestral homeland, but also to ensure that various institutions are in compliance with the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). In addition to my role working for the tribe, I also have served on the Peoria Tribe’s Business committee for the past four years as Second Chief and have helped to coordinate our Annual Pow-wow since 2015.

I am honored to have the opportunity to work at a site such as Dickson Mounds and to continue my great great great Grandfather’s work in preserving our history and culture for future generations.

Mihši-neewe (Many Thanks),
Logan

The deadline for this program is tomorrow, September 15, 2021!!Please share this post with your Peoria family who may be...
09/14/2021

The deadline for this program is tomorrow, September 15, 2021!!

Please share this post with your Peoria family who may be eligible or know someone who is!!
#PeoriaProud

To access the application, follow this link to our website: https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Tribal-Elder-Summer-Reimbursement-Form.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0_dtidVYKiHqW-40WjdNexhcJC-xqba-b22RP0ZnL29ePsPmzRk4KuJyY

The deadline for this program is tomorrow, September 15, 2021!!

Please share this post with your Peoria family who may be eligible or know someone who is!!
#PeoriaProud

To access the application, follow this link to our website: https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Tribal-Elder-Summer-Reimbursement-Form.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0_dtidVYKiHqW-40WjdNexhcJC-xqba-b22RP0ZnL29ePsPmzRk4KuJyY

Special Election Notice and Call for Declaration of CandidacyTo read more: https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Sp...
09/10/2021

Special Election Notice and Call for Declaration of Candidacy

To read more:https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Special-Election-Information.pdf

Special Election Notice and Call for Declaration of Candidacy

To read more:https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Special-Election-Information.pdf

Notice of Special Meeting
09/10/2021

Notice of Special Meeting

Notice of Special Meeting

09/05/2021
The deadline for this program has been extended to September 15, 2021. Please share this post with your Peoria family wh...
08/31/2021

The deadline for this program has been extended to September 15, 2021. Please share this post with your Peoria family who may be eligible or know someone who is!!

#PeoriaProud

To access the application, follow this link to our website:
https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Tribal-Elder-Summer-Reimbursement-Form.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3vLq1M1OVmyEgswQDUxJOjIe2lqaftjjqiwPs0YjRR57Zha4nwfR80-EE

The deadline for this program has been extended to September 15, 2021. Please share this post with your Peoria family who may be eligible or know someone who is!!

#PeoriaProud

To access the application, follow this link to our website:
https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Tribal-Elder-Summer-Reimbursement-Form.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3vLq1M1OVmyEgswQDUxJOjIe2lqaftjjqiwPs0YjRR57Zha4nwfR80-EE

Celebrate Women's Equality today and all women do to contribute to our communities and daily lives! #WomensEqualityDay20...
08/26/2021

Celebrate Women's Equality today and all women do to contribute to our communities and daily lives!

#WomensEqualityDay2021

Celebrate Women's Equality today and all women do to contribute to our communities and daily lives!

#WomensEqualityDay2021

On June 14, 2021, the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma received notification that they have been awarded a grant by t...
08/26/2021

On June 14, 2021, the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma received notification that they have been awarded a grant by the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board. This is a subaward opportunity for tribal nations in Oklahoma in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The grant award is specific to Peoria tribal elders, 65 years and older, that live within the State of Oklahoma and is to assist with cooling/electric and water bills, purchase needed window air conditioning units, and purchase fans to assist in keeping our elders at a safe, cool temperature.

#PeoriaProud

To access the application, follow this link to our website:
https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Tribal-Elder-Summer-Reimbursement-Form.pdf?fbclid=IwAR23VWSkoVCMsJB-edjRiI5pBWVr2_NVD3GsD65CjTTOqL0eBRwMvQDYk7w

On June 14, 2021, the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma received notification that they have been awarded a grant by the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board. This is a subaward opportunity for tribal nations in Oklahoma in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The grant award is specific to Peoria tribal elders, 65 years and older, that live within the State of Oklahoma and is to assist with cooling/electric and water bills, purchase needed window air conditioning units, and purchase fans to assist in keeping our elders at a safe, cool temperature.

#PeoriaProud

To access the application, follow this link to our website:
https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Tribal-Elder-Summer-Reimbursement-Form.pdf?fbclid=IwAR23VWSkoVCMsJB-edjRiI5pBWVr2_NVD3GsD65CjTTOqL0eBRwMvQDYk7w

Would you like to feature your family's recent accomplishments or life events in the Fall Newsletter? Send your Peoria P...
08/25/2021

Would you like to feature your family's recent accomplishments or life events in the Fall Newsletter?

Send your Peoria Proud submission to [email protected] by Tuesday, August 31 to be featured! #PeoriaProud

Would you like to feature your family's recent accomplishments or life events in the Fall Newsletter?

Send your Peoria Proud submission to [email protected] by Tuesday, August 31 to be featured! #PeoriaProud

We're ready to serve our community! & We still have PLENTY of backpacks to giveaway! Head on out to get your kids backpa...
08/20/2021

We're ready to serve our community! & We still have PLENTY of backpacks to giveaway!

Head on out to get your kids backpacks filled with school supplies @ Buffalo Run Casino Parking Lot!

Celebrated every year since 1939, National Aviation Day reminds us of the history and development of aviation! From Orvi...
08/19/2021

Celebrated every year since 1939, National Aviation Day reminds us of the history and development of aviation! From Orville Wright, the Wright Brothers, Bessie Coleman, the United States Air Force and all Military branches who utilize aviation in the protection of our Country, and the countless others who have shaped aviation throughout the years, today we celebrate all those who have contributed to the development, technology, and history of aviation.

#NationalAviationDay

On June 14, 2021, the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma received notification that they have been awarded a grant by t...
08/09/2021

On June 14, 2021, the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma received notification that they have been awarded a grant by the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board. This is a subaward opportunity for tribal nations in Oklahoma in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The grant award is specific to Peoria tribal elders, 65 years and older, that live within the State of Oklahoma and is to assist with cooling/electric and water bills, purchase needed window air conditioning units, and purchase fans to assist in keeping our elders at a safe, cool temperature.

#PeoriaProud

To access the application, follow this link to our website:https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Tribal-Elder-Summer-Reimbursement-Form.pdf

On June 14, 2021, the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma received notification that they have been awarded a grant by the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board. This is a subaward opportunity for tribal nations in Oklahoma in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The grant award is specific to Peoria tribal elders, 65 years and older, that live within the State of Oklahoma and is to assist with cooling/electric and water bills, purchase needed window air conditioning units, and purchase fans to assist in keeping our elders at a safe, cool temperature.

#PeoriaProud

To access the application, follow this link to our website:https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Tribal-Elder-Summer-Reimbursement-Form.pdf

Information on Current Air Quality!by LaShell Thomas, Air Quality Specialist of Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma! Due...
08/06/2021

Information on Current Air Quality!

by LaShell Thomas, Air Quality Specialist of Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma!

Due to increased counts of pollen and particulate matter from current wildfires in the far west of the US, it is advised for people in sensitive groups to limit their time outdoors to protect their lungs from damages.

For more information please visit:
ODEQ for Daily Updates: www.deq.ok.gov/air-quality-division/ambient-monitoring/aqi-ozone-watches-alerts-and-health-advisories/

Pollen Count: https://weather.com/forecast/allergy/l/Miami+OK?canonicalCityId=50d4338e1b0fbc9d96353a6bbce20397ab00a998486f11722be281f19c203f4b

Wildfires: https://fire.airnow.gov/#

Air Quality: https://www.airnow.gov/?city=Miami&state=OK&country=USA

For more information on Air Quality by LaShell Thomas, Air Quality Specialist, visit our site at:https://peoriatribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Air-Doddddc4.pdf

Have questions? Email La Shell Thomas at [email protected]

It is with great excitement and heavy hearts, the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Business Committee and citizens ar...
08/05/2021

It is with great excitement and heavy hearts, the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Business Committee and citizens are sending our Second Chief, Logan Pappenfort off to his new position as Curator of Anthropology at Dickson Mounds State Museum in Lewiston, Illinois. Logan's work as Second Chief on the Business Committee and in the office as Director of Cultural Preservation, as well as Eldercare, has been respected and appreciated. Logan turned in his official resignation at the Business Committee Meeting August 3, 2021. He is eager to take this next step, serving his people near our ancestral home. This new endeavor will bring him opportunities and experiences to share with his family and Tribe for generations. We could not be more honored to be a part of his journey in this.


We want to thank Logan Pappenfort, Second Chief, for his dedication and honor during his 6 years with the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. His official last day in the office will be August 13, 2021.


mihši neewe maankwe (Thank you very much friend). #PeoriaProud


(Information on an election to fill Logan Pappenfort's chair as Second Chief of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma will be coming soon.)

What a wonderful weekend spent downtown at the Miami - Oklahoma Route 66 Heritage Fest! With the help of Missouri State ...
08/05/2021

What a wonderful weekend spent downtown at the Miami - Oklahoma Route 66 Heritage Fest! With the help of Missouri State University and Quapaw Nation Fire Department, we were able to host this year's Perch Jerk! We also had face painting, giveaways, jewelry making, and the Peoria Trading Post Artist Market! Thank you to all those who helped bring this event to life, and all those who stopped by to see us and join the fun!

#PeoriaProud

The water is perfect, Team Peoria is ready, the Perch are set! FISH ON!Bring your kiddos out for some fishing at the 202...
07/31/2021

The water is perfect, Team Peoria is ready, the Perch are set! FISH ON!

Bring your kiddos out for some fishing at the 2021 Peoria Tribe of Indians Aquatic Facility Perch Jerk at the Miami - Oklahoma Route 66 Heritage Fest!

Thank you to Missouri State University & Quapaw Nation Fire Dept for your help in bringing this Perch Jerk to life!

#PeoriaProud

Peoria Trading Post Artist Market is ready to showcase and provide the opportunity for Peoria Made Jewelry & accessories...
07/30/2021

Peoria Trading Post Artist Market is ready to showcase and provide the opportunity for Peoria Made Jewelry & accessories!

Come see what our artists can do!

Peoria Trading Post Artist Market will be open Friday 4pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-8pm on Main Street in Miami, Oklahoma! We are located in front of Sooner Printing!

Miami - Oklahoma Route 66 Heritage Fest

Peoria Trading Post Artist Market is ready to showcase and provide the opportunity for Peoria Made Jewelry & accessories!

Come see what our artists can do!

Peoria Trading Post Artist Market will be open Friday 4pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-8pm on Main Street in Miami, Oklahoma! We are located in front of Sooner Printing!

Miami - Oklahoma Route 66 Heritage Fest

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118 S Eight Tribes Trail
Miami, OK
74354

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Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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(918) 540-2535

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