Legal

Principal Chief candidates debate on scholarships, economic development, water rights, food sovereignty and diplomacy

Date: Feb. 19, 2018

Photo Caption: The Osage News held Candidate Debates on Feb. 17 at the Skiatook Osage Casino for Principal Chief and Assistant Principal Chief candidates. BENNY ...

Judge does not recommend utility rate hike to subsidize western wind farm

Date: Feb. 14, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY — An administrative judge with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is not recommending pre-approval of a utility rate increase that would subsidize a western Oklahoma ...

Osage County Commissioners vote to appeal Osage Nation’s fee-to-trust application for 75 acres in north Tulsa

Date: Feb. 6, 2018

Osage County Commissioners voted to send a letter of appeal to the BIA opposing the Osage Nation’s non-gaming fee-to-trust application for 75 acres of ...

Another wind project may be on the horizon for Osage County

Date: Feb. 1, 2018

Photo Caption: Osage Nation citizens Scott Lohah and Ryan Bush protest in Pawnee near an AEP-PSO open house on a proposed 800-turbine wind farm slated ...

ONPD working to renew BIA commissions after Osage County Sheriff nixes Cross-Commission Agreement

Date: Jan. 26, 2018

Osage Nation Police Chief Nick Williams said the department is working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to renew the commissions of 13 Osage police ...

Three Osage County producers challenge EPA shutdown order

Date: Jan. 25, 2018

TULSA, Okla. — Three Osage County producers are challenging a shutdown order from the Environmental Protection Agency for seven wells along Bird Creek.

On Friday, attorneys ...

Executive Branch releases update on Osage Nation 25-year strategic plan

Date: Jan. 18, 2018

The Osage Nation Office of the Chiefs is providing an update on the Nation’s 25-year strategic plan with a digital booklet available to view ...

Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, serving Native Oklahomans for 37 years

Date: Jan. 17, 2018

Oklahoma Indian Legal Services wants tribal members across Oklahoma to know they are here to help.

OILS is a nonprofit legal service providing free legal ...

Osage County Sheriff nixes cross-deputization for Osage Nation Police Department

Date: Jan. 15, 2018

Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden says the fact that he pulled cards commissioning Osage Nation police officers as his deputies will have no substantial impact ...

Osage Minerals Council meets with BIA and DOI officials in closed consultation meeting

Date: Dec. 13, 2017

The Third Osage Minerals Council met with the new director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other BIA and Department of Interior officials in ...