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Tribal Burial and Food for Funeral Program

All burial applicants are first required to make a BIA application at an applicable BIA area office.  Upon approval or denial of a BIA application, a Tribal Burial application will be initiated. BIA Burial and Tribal Burial payments may not exceed a combined total of $4,500.

Burial Assistance is up to $4,500.  In the event the funeral cost is less than $4,500, the funeral home or cemetery shall receive the actual cost.  Payments will be made directly to funeral homes or cemeteries.  Reimbursements will not be allowed.  Food for Funeral assistance is up to $500.  Food vouchers or food expense reimbursements will be issued to the responsible party.  Food vouchers will be redeemable at eligible food vendors.  Reimbursements will be made payable to the responsible party.


  1. The deceased must be an enrolled Muscogee (Creek) Citizen. – Exception:  Children under five (5) years old and not enrolled Muscogee (Creek) will be considered.  A copy of the parent’s citizenship card is required, along with the child’s birth certificate showing the parents name(s). Hospital verification/medical documents can be accepted in lieu of a birth certificate on a case-by-case basis.  One biological parent must be enrolled with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
  2. Death must have occurred within one (1) year from the time the responsible party makes the application.


The information on this page is not all-inclusive and assistance is not guaranteed. Cases are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and subject to review/approval.

  1. Signed application or authorization to sign from the head of household/responsible party
  2. Muscogee (Creek) Tribal citizenship verification for deceased
  3. Social Security Card for deceased
  4. Signed burial contract
  5. Parent’s citizenship card (when applicable)
  6. Additional documents may be requested on a case-by-case basis.


Where to Apply for Services?
Drop box located on the entrance door.

Okmulgee Location

Safe Space Facility
3000 Warrior Place
PO Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447


Email: moc.noitaneegocsum@secivreslaicos
Phone: 918-549-2880
Fax: 918-549-2494
Toll-Free: (800) 482-1979

Wetumka Location

MCN Social Services
333 S. Washita
Wetumka, OK 74883


Email: moc.noitaneegocsum@ORSsecivreslaicos
Phone: (405) 452-1100

Jenks Location

MCN Social Services
1000 Riverwalk Terrace STE 240
Jenks, OK 74037


Email: moc.noitaneegocsum@aslutsecivreslaicos
Phone: (918) 549-2484
Fax: (918) 298-4197