Burial Assistance

The Burial Assistance Program provides financial assistance upon the death of a member of the Osage Nation, regardless of residence.  Each enrolled member is eligible up to eight thousand ($8,000) to assist with the burial expenses in the following priority:

  • Payment or reimbursement of the actual cost of burial or cremation
  • Payment or reimbursement of advance payment of burial or cremation
  • Payment or reimbursement of headstones, cemetery monuments or markers, or cremation urns
  • Payment or reimbursement of costs incurred for last rites, flowers, reception meal, and/or blankets

The Osage Nation Burial Assistance program may not provide services for a deceased Osage with only a CDIB card at the time of death.