The Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex and satellite offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 10 for Indigenous Peoples Day. Emergency services, such as EMS, Marshal’s Office, W.W. Hastings Hospital, etc. remain open. Wado.

Due to scheduled maintenance, Cherokee.org and its related websites will be intermittently unavailable between 6pm - 8pm CST Tuesday, October 11th.

Indian Child Welfare

ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ ᏗᏂᏲᏟ ᏗᏂᏍᏕᎵᏍᎩ

Indian Child Welfare Act

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have reason to believe the child is Indian and do not know the tribe? How do I comply?

If you have reason to believe the child is Indian and do not know the tribal affiliation, you can comply with federal law by sending your information to the Secretary of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. at the following address:

Bureau of Indian Affairs Division of Tribal Government Services MS-4631-MIB
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
Telephone: 202-208-2474

Legal Reference: 25 U.S.C. #sect# 1912 (a) Notice