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Walter Hopper, long-time election board chairman, resigns from post April 7
Walter Hopper Jr. resigned from his long-time post as ON Election Board chairman April 7. Here he is pictured with fellow board members Shannon Lockett and Terry Hazen in 2012. Anita Fields will replace Hopper. Osage News File Photo

This is the first of two annual Congressional sessions, which last 24 days and may be extended up to three additional days if needed


BigHorse honors elders Christine No Ear and Otto Hamilton Jr. at address
Principal Chief Scott BigHorse delivers his State of the Nation address at the Osage Nation Congressional Chambers on March 11. Shannon Shaw Duty/Osage News

Event Dates: Mon, 2014-03-31 10:00 - Mon, 2014-04-28 17:00

The Third Osage Nation Congress will convene for its 2014 Hun-Kah Session starting Monday March 31 in the Congressional Chambers.

This is the first of two annual Congressional sessions which last 24 days and may be extended up to three additional days if needed.

According to the ON Congressional Office, the regular session is scheduled to begin March 31 and will end April 28 but could extend to May 1 if Congress votes to extend the session as allowed by the ON Constitution.

Event Dates: Tue, 2014-03-11 10:00 - 11:00

In observance of Osage Sovereignty Day, Principal Chief Scott BigHorse will deliver the annual State of the Nation address at 10 a.m. on Tuesday March 11 in the Congressional Chambers.

The Osage Nation Communications Team will live stream the address on the Osage Nation's website.

All Osage Nation government offices will be closed Wednesday March 12 to observe the Sovereignty Day holiday.

Mark Simms and Henry Harjo appointed to Gaming Enterprise Board; Homer Holding appointed to ON Utility Authority Board; Anthony Webb appointed to Osage Nation Energy Services LLC board
Mark Simms (left) and Henry Harjo are appointments made to the Osage Nation Gaming Enterprise Board by Principal Chief Scott BigHorse in February 2014. Benny Polacca/Osage News

ON files quiet title petition regarding 31 acres south of Main Street in Pawhuska; Railroad use was abandoned in late 1960s
The Osage Nation filed suit in Osage County District Court in December 2013 to assert ownership over the former railroad right of way (pictured) south of Main Street in Pawhuska. Abandoned by railroad companies since 1969, the land has been used by current and former businesses as well as for dumping purposes. Benny Polacca/Osage News

U.S. Mint selling two sizes of bronze coin honoring Osage code talker contributions during WWI; Silver version of code talker coin available to surviving families
Bronze coin replica of Osage Code Talker Gold Medal available for sale. Courtesy Photo

A summary of Osage news events from January to November; Osage Nation governmental offices closed Jan. 1
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