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November 8, 2011

Gray will run in June 2012 election; six four-year Congressional terms will open

Olivia “Libbi” Gray has announced that she will be running for a seat on the 3rd Osage Nation Congress in the June, 2012 elections.

June 27, 2011

The Native American Contractors Association (NACA) has appointed Jim Gray, former chief of the Osage Nation, to serve as its executive director

The Native American Contractors Association (NACA) has appointed Jim Gray, former chief of the Osage Nation, to serve as its executive director.

April 29, 2011

Policy asks Nation’s directors to refer all questions and suggestions from Osage Congress to Chief’s Office

In the words of Osage Congressman William “Kugee” Supernaw in his email newsletter, “GOOD GOLLY GRANNY!! IT’S ANOTHER GAG ORDER.”

A communication directive was emailed to the Nation’s directors April 25 by Senior Executive Advisor Faren Anderson that said, “all directives and requests from Congress members regarding departments be directed to Raymond Lasley, Executive Advisor of Programs, for assistance.”

As a director, who wished to remain anonymous, put it, “That’s a gag order.”

January 27, 2011

Red Eagle and Gray administrations made donations to state, federal office candidates, including two Osages

In the 2010 general election, the Osage Nation donated $27,700 to candidates who ran for public office, which included donations of $7,500 apiece to Republican and Democratic organizations, as well as equal amounts to selected candidates who ran against each other.

November 19, 2010

Due to delay, checks will have signatures of former Principal Chief Jim Gray and former Treasurer John Jech

Parents should be rest assured that their reimbursement checks for their children, as part of the $500 health benefit card program, will be mailed Nov. 23, said Chris White, executive director of governmental affairs for the Nation.

White said the checks will have the signatures of former Principal Chief Jim Gray and former Treasurer John Jech on them until the signatures of the new chief and new treasurer are implemented.

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 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
June 28, 2010
Red Eagle and Tall Chief answer questions about their prospective administrations, budgets and the reservation status case
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
May 17, 2010
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April 30, 2010
Thirty-four office seekers meet the United Osages of Southern California
April 27, 2010
Osage Shareholder’s Association President Galen Crum said is not affiliated with OSA
April 22, 2010
Picnic area west of Tribal Administration Building will be the host of 28 candidate camp sites on Election Day June 7
April 20, 2010
Worst case scenario: Tulsa, Ponca City and Skiatook MDE's could close
April 16, 2010

Congress rescinds secret ballot votes held April 7, 9

On the last day of the 2010 Hun-Kah Session Thursday, the Osage Nation Congress rescinded last week’s board confirmation votes conducted by secret ballot then voted again – in the open – on all board appointees which resulted in dismissals of George Pease and Elizabeth Lohah Homer from the Gaming Enterprise Board.

Thursday’s votes come eight days after the Congress declined to confirm board members Frank Oberly, Pease and Chairwoman Homer in a secret ballot vote on April 7.

April 8, 2010
Secret ballot used to vote on confirmations, criticized by Chief Gray, some Congress members
April 6, 2010

Online poll on cannot track whether votes are cast by Osages

Current Osage Nation Principal Chief Jim Gray and Tim Tall Chief are neck and neck in the principal chief candidate poll, with Tall Chief ahead by 19 votes as of 10 a.m. Tuesday.

April 3, 2010
Osage artist R.A. Red Corn painted the portrait of Gray who poses with the new Osage Constitution
April 2, 2010
Gray: "If you agree with me that our progress must continue, I will not miss a step in the transition to a second term."
March 22, 2010

Candidates for the executive and legislative branches, Minerals Council discuss why they should be elected in June

EDMOND, Okla. – Twenty-five Osages running for office in the June 7 election addressed a standing-room-only crowd here at the VFW Hall during a March 16 political rally hosted by the Revard family.

The candidates for the Nation’s executive and legislative branches and the Minerals Council asked the crowd for their votes during the candidates’ individual speeches which touched on several topics including their political platforms, their family relations, concerns about the current government body, prior work experience, and humor.

March 10, 2010

Gray gives his State of the Nation address tomorrow at Sovereignty Day and travels to southern California for his last Town Hall meeting Saturday

A campaign fundraiser for Osage Nation Principal Chief Jim Gray in Oklahoma City tonight has surprised some Osages since Gray has not officially announced his bid for re-election in June.

The fundraiser, hosted by Yancey Red Corn, a principal in the Norman-based firm Red Eagle Feather, LLC, said in a prepared release that he is hosting the fundraiser in hopes that Gray will run for re-election.

March 9, 2010

Denver Appeals court rules against the Nation, said Osage Reservation was always meant to be disestablished

The Nation will file a motion to reconsider after the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Nation on Friday in the Nation’s case against the Oklahoma Tax Commission. The case was heard Jan. 11.

February 18, 2010

OMC meetings become heated as Councilwoman Cynthia Boone faces accusations of unethical conduct

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has declined to help the Osage Minerals Council in running their election in June.

February 15, 2010

Principal Chief Candidates for the June election say Gray is getting an unfair advantage if running for re-election

Some candidates for the Principal Chief race for the June 7 elections were surprised when current Principal Chief Jim Gray announced a Town Hall Series to promote the progress of the Nation in terms of the 25-year Strategic Plan.