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June 26, 2013

The News won for news writing, personal columns, layout and design, in-depth enterprise, feature writing and community leadership

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – The Osage News won six Oklahoma Press Association awards in the 2012 OPA Better Newspaper Contest including first place finishes for news writing and personal columns.

October 11, 2012

Celebration dance held Oct. 7

Osages and their families celebrated the tribe's pride with a dance on Oct. 7 in observance of the Osage Day holiday.

The Sunday evening celebration drew scores of Osages and dancers from other tribes who danced to several songs that night at the Osage County Fairgrounds.

The following people finished in the top three spots during the dance competition in their respective categories:

Women’s Cloth: First, Salina No Ear Todome (Ponca/Otoe); Second, Chalene Toehay (Kiowa /Osage); Third, Teranne SpottedBear (Osage)

August 24, 2011

Newspaper wins General Excellence in its respective category

The Osage News and its staff won a total of seven Media Awards from the Native American Journalists Association during this year’s annual conference in South Florida.

The newspaper’s Web site www.osagenews.org won first place for Best Online Newspaper in its respective division. This is the first year the Web site has won an award in this category since it was launched in 2009.

This year, the newspaper took first place for General Excellence in the monthly/ bi-monthly category for its 2010 election coverage.

September 30, 2010















The Osage Mineral’s Council passed a resolution Sept. 29 to give a donation in the amount of $50,000 to support a lawsuit that could abolish the Osage Constitution.

September 3, 2010

New Palace owner Rick Parker: ‘Everything will be staying the same.’

The Osage Nation LLC got rid of two Osage businesses Monday. Two businesses some Osages felt were meant to serve the community and just weren’t for profit.

The Osage Nation Gift Shop closed for good and the Palace of the Osage grocery store in Fairfax has been sold to Rick Parker, a Barnsdall grocer.

August 16, 2010
















 Osage News The following pictures were taken during the American Indian Exposition held August 2-7 in Anadarko, Okla. The 2010 Osage Nation Princess Vanessa Moore had a week long experience with other tribal princesses from Oklahoma. 

Exposition Photos

August 10, 2010

Governor Brad Henry sends letter to Department of Interior in support of Osage casinos

Principal Chief John Red Eagle confirmed Tuesday that the Nation will be appealing to the United States Supreme Court before Oct. 22 in it’s lawsuit against the Oklahoma state Tax Commission.

July 26, 2010

















 The Osage Nation Summer Youth Program has given Osage youth like Robynn Rulo a chance to gain experience with the Osage Nation.

“I like making my own money,” said Rulo, a 17-year-old Pawhuska High School student who works for Osage Nation Constituent Services as a participant in this year’s Summer Youth Program.

July 21, 2010
The Nation has until Oct. 22 to file an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, ON Congress passes appropriation bill for litigation
July 20, 2010
Red Eagle will announce his administration before Aug. 4 inauguration. Red Eagle first full blood Osage Chief since Chief Paul Pitts
July 19, 2010
Otipoby: “We haven’t had more than one minute pass where there wasn’t voters coming in.”
July 12, 2010
OMC met in an emergency meeting July 8 to select new chairman and name three signatories
July 8, 2010
Judicial Branch judges, Second Osage Nation Congress and Osage Minerals Council members sworn in
July 8, 2010
If elected, ‘we’ve got to put in some long hours’
July 7, 2010
Seasoned teacher and government leader to bring a ‘standard of excellence’ to gov’t operations, if elected
July 2, 2010
Check out Pawhuska In-Lon-Schka photos
June 30, 2010
The candidates were asked eight questions with three minutes to answer and one minute for rebuttal
June 29, 2010
Click on the link below this story to download an absentee ballot request form
June 28, 2010
Red Eagle and Tall Chief answer questions about their prospective administrations, budgets and the reservation status case
June 25, 2010
Check out Hominy In-Lon-Schka photos
June 11, 2010
Enjoy photos from the 2010 Grayhorse In-Lon-Schka dances
June 10, 2010
July 19 runoff election set for Principal Chief, Assistant Principal Chief candidates. Those seeking a recount have until 3:35 p.m. Saturday to make request
June 9, 2010
Votingosage.org will remain online after election
June 7, 2010
No shortage of traditional Osage food or barbecue at candidate’s camps