The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma Elder Assistance Program provides a semi-annual assistance payment to all exclusively enrolled Keetoowah Cherokee elders in June and December. These payments are made possible by revenue generated by Keetoowah Cherokee Casino and the elders can use the checks at their discretion.
For more information, please contact the Tribal Enrollment office located at 18263 West Keetoowah Circle, Tahlequah, OK 74464 or by phone at 918-772-4300.
As you know, the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino has been closed by the state until the Bureau of Indian Affairs is successful in getting our land in trust. We believe this will happen in the coming months. Right now, our budgets have been greatly reduced, and many of our programs are on hold at this time. We have always been an elderly-led tribe and we wanted to continue the elder assistance checks even though we had to reduce the amount given to each elder. Therefore the elders winter 2013 assistance program will continue but $100 is the amount provided for each elder.