Annual Meeting info

  • What:          2019 Annual Council Meeting
  • When:         Saturday, March 2, 2019
    • 11:30 am – 12:45 pm      Lunch will be served
    • 1:00 pm                          Meeting will begin
  • Where:        The Showplace at Buffalo Run Casino & Resort
    • 1000 Buffalo Run Blvd, Miami OK
    • Entry can be from the west side of the building or thru main entrance of the Casino

Election Update


Scheduled Saturday, March 2, 2019

The Election Committee of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma announces the cancellation of the Annual Election scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019.  The positions to be filled at this Election were Secretary and Third Councilman.

Tonya Mathews, incumbent, was the only candidate to file for the position of Secretary.  Isabella Burrell, incumbent, was the only candidate to file for the position of Third Councilman.  All candidates were declared elected by the Election Committee.  Each will serve a term of four (4) years.

According to the Election Ordinance:  “In the event that only one candidate files for elective office, that candidate shall be declared elected.  In the event a candidate is declared elected, it will not be necessary for the Peoria Tribe to conduct an election by ballot for that elective office.  Furthermore, in the event the candidate is declared elected, the candidate shall assume office immediately in the case of a vacancy, or at the next annual Peoria Council meeting upon the expiration of an elected official’s term.”

Now Hiring Tribal Interns

The Peoria Tribes Environmental Department is now hiring Interns!


  • Must be Native American
  • Between the ages of 18-25
  • Must be willing/able to perform hard labor outdoors in all weather conditions

Needed to apply:

  • Completed application
  • Resume
  • Tribal Membership card
  • A short essay explaining why you would be a good candidate to work for the Tribes Environmental Department

Declaration of Candidacy – Filing Deadline

All candidates must file their Declaration of Candidacy forms and pay the filing fee, in person, with the Election Committee or Election Committee’s designated representative at the Peoria Tribal Office, 118 South Eight Tribes Trail in Miami, Oklahoma, during normal working hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday).  The deadline for filing is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  *Candidates may provide a typed statement in person when filing for candidacy, or email statement to by the filing deadline; all statements will be printed exactly as submitted, no additions or corrections will be made.

Community Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 4:00-6:00
WHERE: Peoria Tribal Office Conference Room 118 S. Eight Tribes Trail, Miami, OK
The purpose of the Community Meeting is to discuss FY2018 ICDBG Grant application for the development of a Community Building.

Notice of Special Meeting

Chief Craig Harper of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma announces a special meeting of the Peoria Tribal Committee will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at the Tribal Headquarters, 118 S. Eight Tribes Trail, Miami, Oklahoma, convening at 6:00 p.m. The agenda will be limited to the application of ICDBG Grant Application. A complete agenda will be posted at the tribal headquarters 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Signed: Craig Harper, Chief