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The Constitution and the Mineral Estate Part IV

Date: Feb. 13, 2018

All Osages are inexorably linked to individual(s) whose name appears on the 1906 Tribal Roll. We are one people connected through tribal, genetic, historic ...

Domestic Violence, overdose or suicide, we can help each other

Date: Feb. 1, 2018

My sister was in her fifties when she died of an overdose of methamphetamine in 2011. She died alone, separate from her little family.

When ...

The Constitution and the Mineral Estate, Part III

Date: Jan. 16, 2018

The 1994 Constitution was dissolved June 10, 1997, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10TH Circuit in Denver, according to “The ...

Reading John Joseph Matthews’ Wah’Kon-Tah

Date: Jan. 10, 2018

I’ve spent most of December in a cabin on Bainbridge Island across Puget Sound from Seattle. I’m a writer-in-residence at Bloedel Reserve, a ...

The Constitution and the Mineral Estate Part II

Date: Dec. 20, 2017

In continuing to think about our evolving relationship with the mineral estate and constitutions, I reviewed three documents. My understanding of these three documents is ...

Picking Up Where You Left Off

Date: Dec. 14, 2017

When I was home in October, I saw the first shipment of bison delivered to the Osage Nation’s Bluestem Ranch. I live along the ...

The Constitution and the Mineral Estate

Date: Nov. 16, 2017

Over ten years after the passage of the 2006 Constitution, the Osage Minerals Council has voted to pass a resolution for their attorneys to research ...

Geothermal Production Wells

Date: Oct. 26, 2017

Those raised in the Osage are as familiar with the sights and sounds of oil and gas production as they are with the sights and ...

O-Ki-E Thali (Good speaking)

Date: Sept. 27, 2017

During the July Osage Minerals Council meeting, Minerals Council Director Bill Lynn discussed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in association with well data maintained ...

Minerals Council working on digitizing records to aid oil producers hindered by FOIA

Date: Aug. 28, 2017

Well records are derived from oil and gas leases, and are maintained by the Bureau. These records have always been available to producers as a ...