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Important Links

Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska

Kansas Kickapoo Tribe Website

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Website

Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri - In Kansas and Nebraska Website

Kaw Nation Website

Haskell University Website

Kansas University Indegenous Studies


Welcome to the Kansas Native American Affairs Office. The Native American Affairs Office was opened in the summer of 2011 with the primary purpose of serving as the Liaison for the Governor to ensure that Native American concerns and needs are addressed in state policy making decisions. This office coordinates intergovernmental communications between tribal governments the Governor's Office and other state agencies.

The Native American Affairs website provides information and resources about Kansas Tribes and contemporary Native American issues and concerns.  Website links can be found under "Resources" regarding Native American media outlets that provide tribal perspectives on health issues, Native American Law, Education, Tourism, Gaming and Economic Development.  While the Kansas Native American Affairs Office does not carry out genealogical research, a website link has been provided to the Bureau of Indian Affairs website for information about tracing American Indian/Alaska Native ancestry to a federally recognized tribe.

The Kansas Native American Affairs Office is located in the Landon State Office Building in Topeka, Kansas.  Additional contact information and office hours are listed below.  If you would like to visit with the Director, please call or email the office to schedule an appointment. 

Photo of Governor Kelly meeting with members of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Council

Back Row:

Chris Howell-Executive Director Kansas Native American Affairs
Raphael Wahwassuck-Council Member
Evan Williams-Council Member

Front Row:

Vivien Olsen-Tribal Attorney
Joseph Rupnick-Chairman
Camilla Chouteau-Secretary
Governor Laura Kelly
Zack Pamahmie-Vice Chair
Wade Pahmahmie-Treasurer