The Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma is committed to providing a wide range of services to its members to support their overall well-being and enhance their quality of life. Through these services, the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma seeks to strengthen its community and empower its members to reach their full potential. Whether you are a tribal member or simply interested in learning more about our programs, we invite you to explore our website and discover the many ways in which we are working to make a difference in the lives of our people.

Adawe Community Center

10 North 69A
Miami, OK 74354
Phone: 918-541-1900


Crystal Blalock
Elder Nutrition Director
Office: 918-541-1900, Ext. 2

Caregiver Respite

The Ottawa Tribe has a long and rich history, and it is known for its commitment to caring for its elders and providing support for caregivers. The Ottawa Tribe of Indians’ caregiver program is a comprehensive initiative that offers resources, services, and support to assist unpaid caregivers who are caring for an older relative with a chronic illness or disability and to help provide support services for family caregivers and/or grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers.

This program is designed to help caregivers meet the physical, emotional, and financial demands of their role, and it is a testament to the Ottawa Tribe’s commitment to its members’ well-being.

Caregiver Services

  • Information
  • Assistance
  • Counseling, Training, and Support Groups
  • Respite Care
  • Medical Equipment Lending Closet
  • Lending Library

Ottawa Tribal Community Health Program

13 S. 69A
Miami, OK 74354
Phone: 918-540-1536
Fax: 918-542-3214

The Community Health Program provides information, referrals, and resources pertaining to personal health. Also available is a state-of-the-art exercise program for individuals who are unable to use traditional exercise equipment.

Elders Utility Assistance

As part of our commitment to the well-being of our Elders, we have established various programs and initiatives that aim to enhance the quality of life for its elderly members. One such program is the Ottawa Tribe Elder’s Utility Program, which provides financial assistance to eligible tribal elders over the age of 60 to help them pay their utility bills. This program is an essential lifeline for many elderly members of the tribe who may be living on fixed incomes and struggling to make ends meet.

The Ottawa Tribe Elder’s Utility Program is available for Ottawa Tribal members only.

LIHEAP and LAHWAP Programs

The Ottawa Tribe Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and (LAHWAP) are  Federally funded programs that provide financial assistance to native low-income households who meet poverty guidelines to help them meet the cost of home energy and water/wastewater.

For guidelines, eligibility, application and more information contact Linda Plott.


Linda Plott, CHR
Elder’s Services Director
Office: 918-540-2377
Fax: 918-542-3214

Water & Sewer Assistance

The Indian Health Service, Miami Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, offers programs to install water and sewer facilities to qualified Indian Homeowners. Funding and construction of sanitation facilities, such as wells, water service lines, septic tanks and drain fields, wastewater lagoons and sewer service lines, are available.

Minimum eligibility requirements include:

  1. Property must be located within the boundaries of the nine tribes of the Inter-tribal Council, Inc. of Northeast Oklahoma in Ottawa and Delaware Counties, Oklahoma.

  2. You must be a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe, band or group.

  3. The home must be Indian owned and occupied.

  4. HUD homes must be paid in full before services can be provided.

Documentation of tribal affiliation and home ownership or long-term lease (5 years minimum) will be required with the application for services. Mobile homes must be tied down, skirted and wheels removed prior to service.

Please note that applying for service does not guarantee you will receive service. Service depends on the availability of funding.

Please contact Felicia Chuckluck, at for more information.

You may also call our office at 918-542-6414, or stop by our office located in the Inter-Tribal Council, Inc Administrative Offices at 21 N. Eight Tribes Trail, Miami, Oklahoma.


Felicia Chuckluck
Office: 918-542-1900