Membership / CDIB
The Osage Nation Membership Department is responsible for establishing accurate, consistent, and permanent records for tribal membership to the Osage Nation and constituency; serving as custodians of all official records and documents pertaining to membership and CDIBs, and ensuring that each Osage member has a specific quantum of Osage blood, and/or is a direct descendant from an original allottee.
Physical Address: 239 West 12th Street, Pawhuska, OK 74056
Mailing Address: 239 W. 12th Street, Pawhuska, OK 74056
Please ensure the Osage Nation Membership office has your current mailing address, email address and current phone number. This will enable all Osage Nation service groups to provide more efficient service. Change of address forms can be downloaded below. You may also fax, email, or call us with your information.
Membership Card Service
The Osage Nation Membership Department issues membership cards for individuals showing lineal descent from an Osage listed on the base roll created pursuant to the Osage Allotment Act of 1906. Below you will find an application form for applying for membership with the Osage Nation, determination of eligibility, card issuance, etc. Other forms required to process your application for an Osage Membership card may also be found below. Feel free to call one of our Membership/CDIB Technicians at the number(s) listed on the right side of this screen if you have any questions. We look forward to serving you.
Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB)
The Osage Nation Membership Department works with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to process and issue CDIB Cards. Like the Osage Membership card, CDIBs require verification of lineal descent from an Osage listed on the base roll created pursuant to the Osage Allotment Act of 1906. The Osage Nation Membership Department does not issue CDIB cards and so cannot give a definite turn-around time for receipt of those cards. We do, however, research and process applications and can keep you updated on your status until the point we turn the file over to the BIA. Feel free to call one of our Membership/CDIB Technicians at the number(s) listed if you have any questions. We look forward to serving you.
Here is a list of applications that you may download or request from our office:
- Application for Membership Card with Instructions — Ensure you include the Family History application, which is included with this packet.
- Application for CDIB Card with Instructions
- Application for Name Change
- Application for Replacement of Membership or CDIB Card
- Membership Relinquishment Request
- Application for Release of Information — allows you to request a copy of the documents in your file, or have documents sent to a third party.
- Application for Address Change
- Verification of Indian Preference - 4432