Burial Services

The Division of Tribal Operations has four cemeteries to maintain; however, the Pitahawirata Cemetery has not used for years. Our Operations staff assists Tribal family members with the burying of their loved one at their choice of location. These services include the opening and covering of the grave; as well as the use of a Tribal facility for wake services, the funeral and the traditional mourner's feast. Facility users may choose one or any combination of the services offered. 

These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the location of a loved one
  • Cemetery Maintenance
  • Mowing
  • Weed control
  • Ground leveling
  • Old flower removal
  • Opening and/or closing of the grave
  • Preparation of the headstone
  • Custodial Services

The Division of Tribal Operations manages facilities by utilizing housekeeping standards and/or current industry standard practices. Tribal programs, departments and customers can obtain facility custodial services under the Division of Tribal Operations management plan. These services cover the cleaning schedules for operation of the Tribal facilities. Facility users may choose one or any combination of the services offered. These services include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Routine minor cleaning services
  • Scheduled major cleaning services
  • Scheduled filter changing services
  • Safety inspections

The Division of Tribal Operations offers a comprehensive array of individual building maintenance services through the Division of Tribal Operations management plan. These services will assist facility users to achieve a cleaning program for specific areas of a building.

  • Assist with individualized program cleaning (for annual inspections)
  • Window cleaning
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Floor maintenance
  • Dusting control

Jimmy Jestes
Division Director

(918) 762-2273
jjestes@pawneenation.org

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
361 Clinic Road
P.O. Box 470
Pawnee, OK 74058