Culture Keepers

Culture Keepers is a means by which the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma is seeking to provide foster parents and guardians of Ottawa children in care access to our culture. DHS workers will also find this a valuable resource for non-native foster families with Ottawa children in their custody and wish to be ICWA compliant.

How To Apply

To apply for a Culture Keeper Package, please fill out the form attached to the link below and send it to To view the contents of the Culture Keepers Package and for an explanation of each item’s significance, click on the video link provided.

The Adawe Way

The Adawe Way is a short book that is included in the Culture Keeper Package. If you are not eligible for the Culture Keeper Package but are interested in learning more about our culture, you may purchase The Adawe Way at the tribal office, Amazon, or any retail bookstore.


Jonathan Jacobs
Director of Indian Child Welfare, CMII, BHRS, Wellness Coach
Cell: 918-533-6606
Office: 918-540-1536 ext: 9067
Fax: 918-542-3214