Current Events

Kaw Nation Board and Committee Positions Available – Explore Opportunities and Apply Today

The Kaw Nation is currently welcoming applications for positions on various boards and committees, offering an opportunity for individuals to actively contribute to our community's growth and development. If you are interested in learning more about each board or...

Kaw Nation Participates in PCDA Job Fair

The Ponca City Development Authority's Job Fair on January 31, 2024, held at City Central, included a number of Kaw Nation Employers. Drawing a diverse pool of job seekers, the event offered a dynamic platform for engagement, featuring on-site application submissions...

Nurturing Growth: From Garden Center to Director of KHDD

Amanda Wamego, recently appointed as the Director of the Kanza Human Development Division (KHDD), has a rich history with the Kaw Nation that dates back to her early years. At the age of 16, Amanda began her journey with the tribe, working at the Garden Center in...

Land Management Offers Fire Wood to Tribal Citizens

In a thoughtful initiative as part of the ongoing land beautification projects in Kaw City, the Kaw Nation Land Management Department, under the supervision of Colt Donelson, in collaboration with ARPA Director Suann Palmer, is making a significant impact by offering...

Massive Showing at 2023 Tribal Christmas Party

The spirit of Christmas echoed through the Johnnie Ray McCauley Center in Newkirk, Oklahoma, as the Kaw Nation Tribal Christmas Party unfolded on the morning of December 17, 2023. This annual event brought together Kaw Nation families in a heartwarming celebration...

Johnson O’Malley Christmas Party

On December 2nd, City Central in Ponca City buzzed with holiday spirit as KHDD hosted the Johnson O'Malley Christmas Party for JOM students and their families. The venue was transformed into a winter wonderland, featuring games for kids and a special visit from Santa...

Kaw Nation Veterans Ruck Brings Awareness

The Kaw Nation Language Department and KHDD co-hosted a groundbreaking Suicide Awareness Veterans Ruck event, honoring servicemen and women with flag-raising and soulful performances. Osage Nation Chief of Police Nick Williams stressed the event's impact on tribal...

Language Department Collaborates for Mini Powwows

In the month of November, the Kaw Nation Language Department, in collaboration with the Kanza Human Development Division, orchestrated mini powwows at Shidler and Newkirk high schools. These events were coordinated to offer both entertainment and education to the...

Bound by Friendship, Forged in Resilience: Kaw Citizens Embark on Marines Career

The Kaw Nation takes great pride in extending heartfelt congratulations to Wrangler Collyar and Josiah Owen, esteemed members of our tribal community. These two remarkable individuals, who share a special bond as childhood friends, recently achieved a significant...

Driving Progress: KNTD’s Commitment to Current and Future Infrastructure

Established in 1990, the Kaw Nation Transportation Department (KNTD) has been dedicated to ensuring safe and convenient public access within the Kaw Nation's boundaries and tribal statistical area. The department's objectives include considering public access in the...

Carving a Festive Face-Off

Kaw Nation recently hosted a spirited Pumpkin Contest, where various departments showcased their artistic prowess with clever pumpkin designs. The competition, judged by the number of Facebook likes on the Kaw Nation page, was quite the hit, as colleagues and...

Trick-or-Treaters Raid Admin Offices

On October 31st, the Kaw Nation Administration offices in Kaw City were transformed into a lively Halloween haven as Child Care Development's costumed trick-or-treaters paid a visit. Employees from various departments added to the festive spirit by donning costumes...

Kaw Nation’s Annual Health Fair Draws Crowds in Newkirk

On Friday, October 13th, the Johnnie McCauley Building in Newkirk, Oklahoma, was abuzz with excitement as the Kaw Nation's Annual Health Fair took place. The event, aimed at promoting health and well-being, saw an impressive turnout, making it a memorable day for both...

A Great Direction for Kanza Wellness

We are excited to announce Bobbi Ollenborger as the new Director of Kanza Wellness Center. With over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry, Bobbi brings a wealth of knowledge to this role. Born in Winfield, Kansas, Bobbi's journey into fitness began at the...

Renovations at Kaw Nation Powwow Grounds: A Vibrant Transformation

We are excited to share the latest developments at the Kaw Nation Powwow grounds in Kaw City, Oklahoma, where renovations have been brought to life under the capable oversight of Suann Palmer, ARPA Funds Coordinator. These renovations have not only enhanced the beauty...

“Voices of the Wind People” A Glimpse into History

On the evening of September 16th, 2023, Council Grove, Kansas, came alive with the echoes of history as the city's Neosho River amphitheater played host to the much-anticipated "Voices of the Wind People" performance. This annual pageant and historical drama,...
Grinch Surprises Childcare Development Center

Grinch Surprises Childcare Development Center

On December 21st, the children at Kaw Nation Childcare Development in Newkirk, Oklahoma, had a heartwarming surprise when the Grinch paid them a visit. Instead of his usual mischief, the Grinch handed out candy, delighting the kids and turning a potentially...