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 including HealthSmart and Scholarship America provide more efficient service. Change of address forms can be downloaded (see links to forms at bottom of this page), or, you may fax, email or call us with your information.
To be accountable for establishing accurate, consistent and permanent records for tribal membership to the Osage Nation and constituency; to serve as custodians of all official records and documents pertaining to membership and CDIB’s; and to ensure that each Osage member has a specific quantum of Osage blood, and/or is a direct descendant from an original allottee.
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, CDIB’s 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.
Upon request, the Membership Department will furnish members of the Osage Nation with a copy of their family tree as recorded by the Membership Department. These family trees will go back at least as far as 1906 but in some instances may go back further. For privacy reasons, the Membership Department may only furnish members with information concerning their direct lineage. 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.
As of July 15, 2016 a new policy has been put in place by the Membership Office. You must have a CDIB card before you apply for membership.
- Application form for Membership Card with Instructions. Please be sure to include the Family History application which is included with this packet.
- Application form 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 3rd party)
- Application for Address Change
- Fillable Address Change Application
- Paternity Affidavit