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ABOUT US

American Indian women have, since time immemorial, served in necessary roles and made important contributions in the lives of their tribal nations, clans, and families. Native women of the new millennium continue in these roles and expand their influence among their own nations and in a multicultural world.
 

In order that we may assist in guiding the destiny of our race, we, the Indian women of the State of Oklahoma, join our hands, hearts, and voices to improve and advance the economic and social welfare; the educational and cultural development of our people; and to assume our rightful place as the First Citizens of this great Country and the State of Oklahoma.

OFIW ELECTIVE OFFICERS

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President
Donna Wahnee
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President Elect
Cheyhoma Dugger
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Secretary
Julia (Ay-Kee-Mah) R. Noel-Woodard
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Treasurer
Nicole Schultz
Membership Chair
Gwen Burris
Immediate Past President
Jessica Harjo
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New Elected Board after being sworn in on July 9th, 2023

Jessica Harjo, Donna Wahnee, Julia Noel-Woodard, Cheyhoma Duggeer, Gwen Burris, & Nicole Schultz

OFIW APPOINTED OFFICERS

Historian/Media Specialist
Krystal Childers
Chaplain
Melinda Waters Miles
Sergeant-at-Arms
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Become A Member!

Membership Application
Membership Chair: Gwen Burris

Membership

There are 3 types of membership: Active voting membership, associate non-voting membership, and honorary non-voting membership. 

Active voting membership: Must be 18 or older, member of a federally recognized Indian tribe or hold  CDIB card or enrollment card and reside in the state of Oklahoma. In addition to membership fees, must contribute 20 volunteer hours each fiscal year, in service to the Federation OR $200 in goods and/or monetary contribution. 

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