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4th Annual Inter-Tribal Veterans Stand Down


On November 4, approximately 11 tribal nations in collaboration with the VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations, Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, and Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System are coming together for the 4th Annual Inter-Tribal Homeless Veterans Stand Down to service Native American homeless Veterans from the State of Oklahoma.

A myriad of services focusing on health care, mental health, housing, vocational rehabilitation, flu shots, job and employment, social security, community and tribal services will all be available.  Federal, state, and non-profit agencies will be available to include the Office of Special Trustee and Oklahoma Indian Legal Services to provide information to tribal members.  Barbers will be on hand to provide free haircuts and a clothing room focused on cold weather items will also be available.

If you have served in the military- in any capacity – this event is for you.

If you are the widow of a Veteran and are not sure if you would qualify to receive benefits or services, you are highly encouraged to come to the event.  Widows are encouraged to 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 (if applicable).  Veterans should bring a copy of their DD form 214 and any other documentation they might need to be presented the day of the event.  While the focus of the event is on the Native American Homeless Veteran population, all Veterans who attend will be serviced.

Transportation to the event is provided.  For information regarding transportation pick up locations and times for each tribes contact Caressa James, Research and Development Specialist, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes at (405) 422-7427, Office of the Governor, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.

For more information visit the VA Office of Tribal Government Relations at; Southern Plains Inter-Tribal Health Board at  or Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes at  You can also call Mary Culley, Office of Tribal Government Relations, at (405) 626-3426 or [email protected].