Osage Nation Assistance for May 10th Tornado Victims
May 11, 2010

Due to the widespread tornado damage in Oklahoma and Kansas, any Osage tribal  member  affected by the storms may apply for assistance through a number of programs within the Osage Tribe.

 All inquiries may be directed to the specific Osage Nation departments through our 800 number:



Or by calling our direct line at


Phones answered between 8:00am and 5:00pm daily, messages may be left 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Osage Nation TANF: Osage Nation offers crisis assistance up to $1,500 per individual for devastation or catastrophic emergencies.  Applications available online or through the office listed below.

918-287-5325    airon@osagetribe.org

 Constituent Services: Assistance with the application process for the TANF crisis emergency funds. Applications available online or through the office listed below.

918-287-5662   jjones@osagetribe.org

Clinical Medical Services: Act as a liaison between the affected members and their doctors to restore their medical needs. 

918-287-5525 mrumsey@osagetribe.org

Osage Nation Emergency Management: Weather forecast and updates, tornado and weather related disaster preparedness and training.

918-287-5225 or  918-440-0190 btallchief@osagetribe.org

American Red Cross / Ponca City Chapter: Assistance with emergency sheltering, housing, food, lost medications, eye glasses etc. 580-765-660 

Governor Brad Henry has declared a State of Emergency for the 56 Oklahoma counties affected by the tornados and severe weather. This could lead to a Federal Disaster Declaration which would allow for individual assistance through FEMA.