Osage Nation Financial Assistance Summer Youth Application to Open March 1, 2023

Press Release
Summer Youth Application

OSAGE NATION SERVICE AREA, Okla. (February 10, 2023) – The Osage Nation Financial Assistance (ONFA) Youth Employment Application opens on March 1, 2023. The Youth Program provides Native Americans with work experience in various fields and encourages young individuals to become marketable.  Benefits include a successful experience for both the youth and the business. 

ONFA Youth Coordinator, John Bighorse Jr., commented, “I am excited to start my second year with the Youth Employment Program.  We look forward to meeting new youth and creating a new partnership with worksites.”

Available worksite locations include Barnsdall, Burbank, Fairfax, Hominy, McCord, Pawhuska, Shidler, Skiatook, and Wynona.  Youth can train up to 32 hours a week and will be paid through the ONFA Department. 

Eligible Criteria:

  • Must be Native American

  • Must be between 16 and 21 years of age

  • Applicants are subject to drug screening and COVID testing

  • Applicants are subject to a background check (18+)

  • Applicants must reside in Osage County

  • Income eligibility is required

  • Applicants must complete orientation

“As the workforce industry changes, we want to start a successful career path for our youth," said ONFA Director Andrea Kemble. "This program provides real experience to establish a work ethic and financial literacy.  Youth will learn how to apply for employment, interview, screen for illegal drug use, complete mandatory orientation, budget money, and understand performance evaluations.  The goal is to promote a work ethic and to understand self-sufficiency.  We are proud to see so many successful career paths that started with our Youth Employment Program.” 

New or returning worksites can request a worksite agreement by contacting the ONFA Office.  For more information, contact the Financial Assistance main line at 918-287-5325 or email @email