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Constitutions

Date: July 17, 2018

Maybe it was the places I went or the people I saw, but it seems to me that during the month of June, I received ...

The Memories that Hold Me

Date: July 11, 2018

I was ready to spend most of the month of June in the Osage. Tickets purchased and plans made. I had friends going into the ...

Non-shareholders should not have a say when it pertains to the Osage Mineral Estate

Date: June 22, 2018

Twenty-five years ago, when I was pushing for membership and voting rights for all tribal members, I did not think it would result in non-shareholders ...

Amendment to Constitution could quell fears of Nation takeover of mineral estate

Date: June 14, 2018

In December, Osage Minerals Council Res. 3-237 demonstrated Headright Holders’ grave concerns regarding the relationship between themselves and the Osage Nation. Res. 3-237 authorized legal ...

Amendment to Constitution could quell fears of Nation takeover of mineral estate

Date: June 12, 2018

In December, Osage Minerals Council Res. 3-237 demonstrated Headright Holders’ grave concerns regarding the relationship between themselves and the Osage Nation. Res. 3-237 authorized legal ...

Make Your Mark

Date: June 4, 2018

This year, June brings both In-Lon-Schka and Election Day. Early voting in Pawhuska is happening as I write. Absentee ballots have been received, more are ...

Our Stories Matter

Date: May 14, 2018

I spent most of April at Ragdale, a residency for writers and artists in Lake Forest outside of Chicago. Toward the end of my stay ...

Osage Minerals Council not interested in compacting BIA

Date: April 10, 2018

On Jan. 29, the Osage Minerals Council authorized legal counsel to research the pros and cons of contracting or compacting (PL 93-638) the Bureau of ...

Wakanda, Danai Gurira and Me

Date: April 1, 2018

Seeing “Black Panther” blew me away. My husband and I saw Marvel’s blockbuster in Astoria, Ore., with four other people at an early evening ...

Compacting the BIA, the Kentucky Derby and Black Gold

Date: March 7, 2018

During a special meeting, Jan. 29, the Osage Minerals Council discussed options to streamline the leasing process. One option discussed was to contract/compact (PL ...