About Us

Native American Tribes Are a Vital Part of Oklahoma

United For Oklahoma is a public education initiative supported by a coalition of tribes that are committed to nurturing mutual respect, shared strength and productive partnerships. The mission of the initiative is to raise awareness of tribal impact across the state.

Tribes are an Oklahoma success story. Strong, sovereign tribal governments are an economic engine that, in 2017 alone, provided nearly $13 billion in state revenue and overall economic impact. From jobs and roads to emergency services and education, tribes contribute in innumerable ways that benefit all Oklahomans. The communities where tribal nations live, work and build see it every day.

Cities and towns across Oklahoma understand the importance of unity. Neighbor joining hands with neighbor has always been the source of the state’s strength. That’s why Oklahoma is a great place to call home.

Oklahoma Thrives Together.

Representing 33 Tribal Nations

John R. Johnson, Governor
Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Nelson Scott Harjo, Chief
Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town
Durell Cooper, Chairman
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Tamara Francis, Chairman
Caddo Nation
Chuck Hoskin Jr., Principal Chief
Cherokee Nation
Reggie Wassana, Governor
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
Bill Anoatubby, Governor
Chickasaw Nation
Gary Batton, Chief
Choctaw Nation
John A. Barrett, Tribal Chairman
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Deborah Dotson, President
Delaware Nation
Glenna J. Wallace, Chief
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Lori Gooday Ware, Chairwoman
Fort Sill Apache Tribe
Edgar B. Kent, Jr., Chairman
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
Lynn Williams, Chair
Kaw Nation
David Pacheco, Jr., Chairman
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
Matthew Komalty, Chairman
Kiowa Tribe
Douglas Lankford, Chief
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
Bill Follis, Chief
Modoc Nation
David W. Hill, Principal Chief
Muscogee Nation
Geoffrey Standing Bear, Principal Chief
Osage Nation
Ethel E. Cook, Chief
Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
James E. Whiteshirt, President
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
Craig Harper, Chief
Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Oliver Little Cook Sr., Chairman
Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Joseph Tali Byrd, Chairman
Quapaw Nation
Justin Freeland Wood, Principal Chief
Sac & Fox Nation
Lewis Johnson, Chief
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
Sarah S. Channing, Chief
Seneca-Cayuga Nation
Ben Barnes, Chief
Shawnee Tribe
Mekko Ryan Morrow, Town King
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town
Russell Martin, President
Tonkawa Tribe
Terri Parton, President
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes
Billy Friend, Chief
Wyandotte Nation