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Otoe-Missouria Tribal Administration

The Otoe-Missouria Tribal Adminstration offices are located on tribal campus in the Enterprise Building. For more information about various programs and departments click on the links to the left.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians is issuing a Technical Specification Electric Resistivity Surveying, Test Holes, Monitoring Wells, Test Wells, Test Pumps and Related Activities Request for Proposal (RFP) to investigate the groundwater characteristics at locations on Otoe-Missouria Tribal owned land.   This will be accomplished by conducting electric resistivity surveys of the existing ground, drilling test holes, and test wells, and by pumping water samples using the airlift method and a submersible pump.

The proposed RFP requires that a hydrogeologist, tomologist, and well drillers coordinate efforts on many different levels.  It is intended that the work be coordinated through the hydrologist.  The hydrologist will be the main point of contact between the Client and the contractors.

Funding for this project has been provided by IHS and subject to IHS rules and regulations.

If interested in a full copy of the RFP please contact Mr. David Echo Hawk at 580-723-4466 ext. 169 or his cell phone 918-873-0499.  You may mail your request to Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Atten: David Echo Hawk, 8151 Highway 177, Red Rock, OK  74651-0348.

Bids will be accepted until December 1st. CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF PACKET

TAX INFORMATION
Attention Tribal Members: here are some guidelines for you as you prepare for tax season.
Gaming Revenue Per Capita Payments
Your per capita payment should be reported on your personal taxes. An IRS 1099-MISC form documenting your 2013 per capita payments will be mailed to you from the tribe's accounting firm Finley & Cook by January, 31 as required by law.

Land Trust Settlement Per Capita Payment
In July, a one-time payment was made by the tribe to individual members as part of the land trust settlement for Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma v. United States (this payment was NOT part of the Cobell v. Salazar trust settlement). Under 25 U.S.C. § 117b(a), per capita payments made from the proceeds of an agreement between the United States and an Indian tribe settling the tribe’s claims that the United States mismanaged monetary assets and natural resources held in trust for the benefit of the tribe by the Secretary of the Interior are excluded from the gross income of the members of the tribe receiving the per capita payments.

Cobell Settlement Payments
The settlement in the Cobell v. Salazar litigation became final on November 24, 2012. It includes a $1.5 billion fund to be distributed to class members for accounting and potential trust fund and asset mismanagement claims. If you are an individual Indian class member and you receive any lump sum amounts or payments due to the settlement, you should not include this as taxable income.

For info on how to report your per capita payments, please contact your tax preparer or visit www.IRS.gov