The Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. building is located on 40 aces of trust land at 21 North Eight Tribes Trail in the city of Miami in Northeast Oklahoma. Nine federally-recognized tribes have their tribal headquarters in the area and comprise membership in the Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (ITC).
The organization was created in 1967 as a unified endeavor by leaders of the local tribes to enlighten the public towards a better understanding of the Native American race, to preserve Native American cultural values, to enhance and promote general education and economic opportunity among members of the Tribes of Northeast Oklahoma, and otherwise to improve the health, education, and welfare of Native Americans residing within the traditional service areas of the Inter-Tribal Council, Inc.
The governing body is the Board of Directors which is comprised of the Chief, Chairman or designated official for the Miami, Modoc, Ottawa, Peoria, Quapaw, Shawnee, Sneca-Cayuga, Eastern Shawnee and Wyandotte Tribes. The Board of Directors meet on the third Wednesday of each month. The President of the Board is the Chief Executive Officer. The officers of the Council will be elected from the Chief or Chairman of the member Tribes and consist of the President, Vice-President and Executive Secretary/Treasurer.
The Board of Directors makes policies and selects an Executive Director to oversee daily operations of the programs and their functions. The organization operates federally-funded programs which provide a means to assist low-income tribal members with attainment of a self-sufficient standard of living, thereby becoming more productive members of the community.