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October 18, 2013

Select Committee of inquiry to meet and issue report regarding 15 allegations of wrongdoing against Principal Chief John Red Eagle

Osage Nation Congress members will reconvene Monday Oct. 21 for its eighth special session with seven items to consider. No. 1 on the special session proclamation is: “Meeting of the Select Committee of Inquiry and to issue its report.”

August 27, 2013

AG's four-count ethics case against Chief delayed due to congressional hearings

The ongoing Osage Nation Congressional special session and its investigative proceedings into the 15 allegations of wrongdoing against Principal Chief John Red Eagle prompted a delay in the ethics complaint case ON Attorney General Jeff Jones filed against the Chief earlier this summer.

July 15, 2013

Five-Congress member committee selected to investigate 15 allegations against Chief Red Eagle; Committee to meet during special session starting Aug. 19

Osage Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice Meredith Drent selected five ON Congress members to serve on the Select Committee of Inquiry charged with investigating 15 allegations made against Principal Chief John Red Eagle.

In a July 12 letter to the Third ON Congress, Drent announced she had chosen Congressional Speaker Raymond Red Corn, Alice Buffalohead, John Jech, Archie Mason and Maria Whitehorn.

February 14, 2013

Suggestions to improve voting process include online voting, changing election date, using a ballot machine, considering a different mail service and more

An election hearing, aimed at getting answers to some of the alleged glitches with the 2012 Osage election, addressed comments and questions about the absentee ballot process.

January 13, 2013

Federal, tribal charges could be filed in both courts pending investigation outcomes; Next Pawhuska village board meeting scheduled Jan. 21

Federal and Osage Nation law enforcement authorities are wrapping their investigations into the former Pawhuska Indian Village Five-Man Board activities this month, according to ON Attorney General Jeff Jones.

December 19, 2012

Osage constituents, members of the Osage Congress and Osage departmental directors attended the Association of New Mexico Osages met in Albuquerque Dec. 8

The Association of New Mexico Osages held their second formal meeting in Albuquerque, N.M., Dec. 8, to focus on the Osage culture and voting issues.

The association’s first meeting was held in May, prompted by the June general election, in which seven of the 34 candidates attended. Attendees of the May meeting wanted to follow up issues discussed and also wanted to focus on culture and the Osage language.

July 9, 2012

Six Osages were sworn into office, Shannon Edwards, John Jech, John Maker, Archie Mason, RJ Walker and Maria Whitehorn

The Inauguration of the Third Osage Nation Congress was held on Wednesday, July 4 in Pawhuska. Six Osages were sworn into office, Shannon Edwards, John Jech, John Maker, Archie Mason, RJ Walker and Maria Whitehorn.

July 3, 2012

Inauguration to be held in the Congressional Chambers at 10 a.m. July 4

The recently elected Third Osage Nation Congress members will be sworn into office July 4 at 10 a.m. in the Congressional Chambers on the government campus in Pawhuska.

Those six Osages will serve four-year terms after being elected to the Legislative Branch in the June 4 General Election.

Serving on the Third ON Congress are: RJ Walker, John F. Maker, Archie L. Mason, Shannon Love Edwards, Maria Whitehorn and John Jech.

June 5, 2012

Unofficial results: Two incumbents reelected, all proposed Constitutional amendments fail; Provisional ballots to be counted Wednesday

The Osage people elected four new Congressional members in the 2012 General Election and re-elected two incumbents to serve on the Third ON Congress, according to preliminary results.

In complete, but unofficial results, RJ Walker, John F. Maker, Maria Whitehorn and John Jech were voted in and incumbents Shannon Edwards and Archie Mason were re-elected in the June 4 election.

June 5, 2012

When the Osage News has the official results they will be posted at Osagenews.org.

The unofficial results for the Third Osage Nation Congress were announced Monday, June 4 just before 10 p.m. When the Osage News has the official results they will be posted at Osagenews.org.

June 4, 2012

Koozies, buttons, t-shirts, fans and more being given out at select candidate camps

As Osages head to the poll, Osage candidates are setting up their camps, decorating their tents and handing out freebies to the public.

Osage candidate Maria Whitehorn is handing out buttons that say “Vote Whitehorn” with a ribbon work design watermark. She also has purple koozies that say “Vote Whitehorn” with a check box on it.

Whitehorn decided to hand out buttons because she wanted to tell the story of ribbon work. The ribbon work that is featured on her buttons and campaign signs came from her Aunt Frances Kilpatrick.

April 24, 2012

The fourteenth candidate to interview for the Osage News series "Candidate Talk" is Maria Whitehorn

The Osage News will be interviewing on camera the 2012 candidates running for the Third Osage Nation Congress. The fourteenth candidate to be interviewed in our series "Candidate Talk" is Maria Whitehorn.

April 17, 2012

Candidates speak at one of first public political meetings during 2012 election season

Candidates for the Third Osage Nation Congress have started their trek on the campaign trail with several making a stop at the Cedar Chest to share their interest in seeking public office.

Cedar Chest co-operators Julie O’keefe and Danette Daniels held an April 12 reception for the Legislative Branch candidates who are seeking the six Congressional seats up for grabs in the June election.

April 13, 2012

All candidates are certified and will be placed on the ballot in the order they were drawn

The Osage Nation Election Office has certified all candidates seeking office for the Third Osage Nation Congress and has drawn names and made it official as to the order those candidates will appear on the ballot.

More than 20 candidates attended the drawing, which took place at the Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center at 9 a.m. April 12. All 34-candidate names were put in a hopper and selected one at a time by the election board.

The official candidate ballot listing on Election Day, June 4:

1)    John Jech

April 9, 2012

"Now is the time to reseat the congressional chairs with candidates who are dedicated to serve all Osages with fresh focus and new ideas of expanding and designing the Nation."