The Miami Agency provides executive direction, tribal services, natural resources, real estate, self-determination, and probate services to 10 federally recognized Tribes. The Tar Creek Superfund Site is also located within the Agency’s administrative jurisdiction. As a result, the Agency also oversees a Natural Resources Damage Assessment program and a Hazardous Materials program.

Realty Services

Miami Agency Provides the following Realty Services

Fee to Trust Land Sales
Gift Deeds Right of Ways
Residential Leases Agriculture Leases
Business Leases Chat Sales

Tribal Enrollment

Tribal Membership

Tribal enrollment is determined and set by individual Tribes, not the Bureau of Indian Affairs; therefore, uniform membership requirements across all Tribes do not exist as criterion varies from Tribe to Tribe. If interested in determining if you are eligible for membership in a federally recognized Tribe, you must typically be able to demonstrate the following to a Tribal Government:

  1. Identify which tribe (or tribes) your ancestor was a member of or affiliated with
  2. Establish a lineal ancestor (biological parent, grandparent, great-grandparent and/or more distant ancestor) who is an American Indian or Alaska Native person from a federally recognized Tribe in the U.S.
  3. Provide documentation of your relationship to that person using vital statistics records and other records a tribe may require or accept for purposes of enrollment.


In order to obtain a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB), you must provide documentation to establish a lineal relationship to an ancestor listed with a degree of Indian blood as listed on official Tribal rolls.

Miami Agency CFR Court

Courts of Indian Offences (CFR Courts) operate where Tribes retain jurisdiction over American Indians that is exclusive of state jurisdiction, but where Tribal courts have not been established to fully exercise that jurisdiction.

These CFR Courts are trial courts where parties present their cases before a Magistrate Judge. The Judge’s decision may be appealed to the Court of Indian Offences within a timely manner.

The Miami Agency CFR Court provides services to:

  • Seneca-Cayuga Nation
  • Modoc Nation
  • Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
  • Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma

Law Enforcement

There are over 100 Memorandums of Understanding (MOU's) in effect with county, municipal and tribal law enforcement jurisdictions in Eastern Oklahoma to accommodate the extensive cross-deputation process through a standardized MOU agreement approved by the Oklahoma State Tribal Relations Sub-Committee and the Governor’s office.

BIA law enforcement services are provided to the Modoc, Shawnee, Seneca-Cayuga, Ottawa, and Peoria Tribes.

For BIA law enforcement questions, please call: 918-542-6921

Forestry, Fire Maintenance and Management

Based out of Muskogee, Oklahoma, the BIA’s Eastern Oklahoma Regional Office has six agencies and serves 20 of Oklahoma’s 41 federally recognized tribes.

Tar Creek Superfund Site (EPA)

The Tar Creek Superfund Site is located in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. The Site itself has no clearly defined boundaries, but consists of areas within Ottawa County impacted by historical mining wastes. The Site is part of the larger Tri-State Mining District (TSMD) that consists of historical lead and zinc mining areas in northeast Oklahoma, southeast Kansas, and southwest Missouri. The TSMD is composed of a total of four National Priority List (NPL) Superfund Sites: the Cherokee County Site, Cherokee County, Kansas; the Orongo-Duenweg Site, Jasper County, Missouri; the Newton County Mine Tailings Site, Newton County, Missouri; and the Tar Creek Site, Ottawa County, Oklahoma (MacDonald Environmental Sciences, Ltd.[MESL], 2010).

Tribal Websites

Miami Agency provides services to 10 Tribes in Northeastern Oklahoma. Visit their websites for event, business, casino, restaurants, hotels, services, programs, facilities, and their history and culture.

Additional Information

Additional Resources

Contact Us

Miami Agency
P.O. Box 391 10 S. Treaty Road
Miami, OK 74355
Open 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.