People and Projects Impacted by the Tribes

Every part of our state benefits from the work of the tribes. They are impacting communities and making a difference in lives across Oklahoma. The stories below highlight specific areas or services boosted by the tribal nations. From life-saving first responder equipment to a nationally recognized preschool, tribes are benefiting all Oklahomans.

You can’t tell the story of Oklahoma, or of our Main Street, without including the tribes.

Stephanie Gardner Director Durant Main Street

The tribe just stepped up on their own. They found there was a need and decided on their own to jump in there and carry that flag.

Cary Williamson Fire Chief Ardmore Fire Dept.

The tribes are indispensable partners. It’s not them versus us, we are all together as citizens of Oklahoma.

Frank Keating Governor State of Oklahoma (1995-2003)