The Otoe-Missouria Veterans Organization
President: Bryce Pickering
The Otoe-Missouria Veterans Organization welcomes all veterans to join this venerated organization. To be eligible you must be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and possess a Form DD 214 for your most recent dates of service.
INTERTRIBAL STAND DOWN FLYER (PDF)
Veterans Affairs partners with tribe to help veterans throughout Oklahoma
By Heather Payne, Otoe-Missouria Public Information Office
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs partners with the Otoe-Missouria Tribe to host an InterTribal Homeless Veterans Stand Down offering services to veterans from across the State of Oklahoma.
The Stand Down takes place Friday, October 5 at the 7 Clans Paradise Event Center, 7500 HWY 177, Red Rock, OK beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m.
The event focuses on assisting homeless veterans and Native American veterans, however, if you have served in the military- in any capacity –please attend this event. You may qualify for VA benefits and healthcare services. All attendees are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback. Please bring your DD Form 214 and any documents needed for your claim.
Surviving spouses of veterans are encouraged to attend this event. Please bring a copy of their marriage certificate, a copy of their spouses DD Form 214 (if they have one) and a copy of the death certificate of the veterans.
A variety of free services including health care, mental health, drug counseling, housing, vocational rehabilitation, flu shots, job and employment services, social security services will be offered to veterans at the event. In addition, representatives from a myriad of tribal services as well as other federal, state and non-profit services will be on-hand to assist veterans.
Legal offices such as Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Special Trustee, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Oklahoma BAR Association and Legal Aid of Oklahoma will also provide information on services available to veterans.
Several barbers will be on hand to provide free haircuts, and a clothing room focused on cold weather items will also be available for the veterans. Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Council.
While the focus of the event is on the Native American homeless veteran population, all veterans who attend will be serviced. Please note that only veterans may enter the clothing room with priority given to homeless veterans first. Veterans must be present to receive clothing/gear. Handicap access is offered at the event.
For more information about the VA Office of Tribal Government Relations, please visit www.va.gov/tribalgovernment or call Mary Culley, Office of Tribal Government Relations, at (405) 456-3876. For general event information call Heather Payne, Otoe-Missouria Public Information Office at 580-723-4466 ext 217.
The event is sponsored by the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Otoe-Missouria Veterans Organization working in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.