The Tribe’s Bartlesville offices are located on Tuxedo Blvd on the north side of the city of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The Bartlesville campus includes the Delaware Community Center, the Delaware Wellness Center and Tribal Offices, and the Delaware Social Services Building.
Community Center, 5100 Tuxedo Blvd.
Wellness Center and Tribal Offices, 170 N Barbara
Social Services Building, 169 N Barbara
Tribal administrative offices, including the office of the Chief, are located in the Delaware Community Center, and are open Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.
The Tribal Enrollment Office, housed in the Wellness Center and Tribal Offices, maintains the tribe’s official enrollment database, helps tribal members to verify their membership to help obtain enrollment-dependent services, and distributes identification cards. Prospective tribal members are encouraged to submit enrollment applications, and current tribal members are encouraged to help enroll other members of their families, so that they too can obtain tribal services. The Enrollment Office also maintains current contact information for distribution of the Delaware Indian News, the tribe’s quarterly newspaper; important notifications of tribal services and programs; and certification for obtaining ballots for tribal elections. Be sure that your current address is on file with us!
The Tribe’s Accounting Department manages all tribal finances, including the general operating fund and funds managed through tribal-sponsored grants and awards. Their offices are located in the Delaware Community Center.
The Environmental Program currently operates under a U.S. EPA GAP Grant for Fiscal Year 2013. Its goal is to develop a Delaware Tribal Environmental Office, with an initial project being the implementation of a tribal recycling program. The objective of this project is to put into action the long-held tribal value of caring for the land. In addition to Solid Waste Management (Recycling), research is being conducted by the program in the areas of E-Recycling (computers, TVs, household electronics), Energy Efficiency, and Air Quality Monitoring. It is based in the Social Services Building.
The Delaware Tribe Housing Program manages tribally-owned or -managed housing in Oklahoma and Kansas. The Delaware Tribe Housing Program offices are located in the new Social Services building located next to the Wellness Center. The normal business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the exception of the lunch hour. As you enter the front foyer you will be greeted by the Housing Assistant who will assist you with housing questions, payments, and needs. The phone number for the Bartlesville office is (918) 337-6572.
(Please note: The Chelsea Satellite Office for the Delaware Tribe Housing Program is open part time. Business hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am – 11:00 am, closed on Fridays. The phone number for the Chelsea office is (918) 789-2525. The satellite office remains open part time for the convenience of our tenants in Chelsea and the close surrounding area. Applications, payments and housing questions are handled during the above hours of operation. There is a drop box for your convenience located at the office.)
The Tribal Library, Museum, and Archives Program is spearheaded by Tribal Archivist Anita Mathis. The Tribal Archives are located in the Social Services Building in Bartlesville, and are open Monday-Thursday 10:00am to 4:00pm.
We continue to collect books, other documents, images, and artifacts. Tribal members are welcome to come to the office and see what is being done to preserve our Tribal history. We have began to receive donations from Tribal members that have been true treasures for our Tribe.
Plans for the near future include a computer room where tribal members can browse the Archive, a small gift shop, and scanning and digitizing facilities to digitize new material.
The mission of the Delaware Tribe’s Historic Preservation Office (DTHPO) is to ensure the protection and preservation of cultural and historic resources that are significant to Delaware tribal heritage.
We work to manage these important tribal resources through consultations with public and private agencies and museums as required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
The DTHPO is based at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. DTHPO Director Brice Obermeyer is based at Emporia State (212 Roosevelt Hall, Emporia State University, Emporia KS 66801)
Tribal members with questions and/or information are welcome to contact us. Because of teaching and other commitments, please call or email ahead of time if possible to make sure that someone is available.
Elder Nutrition Program
The Delaware Elder Nutrition Program is located in the Community Center and serves lunch to around 40-50 tribal elders Monday through Friday at 12:00 noon. The definition of this Title VI program is as follows: Daily nutrition services are provided FREE to all Elder (age 55+) members of a federally recognized Indian tribe and their spouse as well as non-elderly handicapped or disabled Indians who reside in housing facilities occupied primarily by an eligible Elder. Native Americans under 55 and other guests can come eat for a small charge of $5. Donations are accepted and greatly appreciated.
The Delaware Tribe Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. There is no fee for Delaware and Cherokee members. Just bring your CDIB card or your tribal membership card with you. Tribal members of other tribes (with their membership card) pay just $10 per month. Anyone else can come in to get healthy for the small fee of $20 per month. Walk-in guests pay just 2 dollars a day.