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September 12, 2012

The new Caprice patrol cruisers are custom-made for law enforcement use

Ten new black Osage Nation Police Department patrol cruisers can now be seen on the streets of Osage County.

“So far we have been impressed with the cars,” ON Police Chief Nick Williams said of the four-door Chevrolet Caprices which now patrol the Nation’s jurisdiction.

The full-size sedan includes a 6-speed transmission with rear wheel drive, front cloth bucket seats sculptured for gun belts with high wear fabric and a seat back security panel.

July 30, 2012

Election Board seeking AG opinion on Minerals Council campaign activities; Polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day

Osages are sounding off on the four proposed Constitutional amendments, which will be up for vote in the Aug. 13 Special Election.

June 19, 2012

The two-book set is a compilation of Osage laws as of 2011

The Osage Nation Congress is selling two-volume book sets of the Nation’s laws enacted
thus far – known as the Osage Nation Code.

Those interested in purchasing a set of the first edition ON code books may buy them
from the Congressional office for $272.50 per set. An order form for the books is
available for downloading and printing on the Congressional Web site at:

March 20, 2012

Congressman Standing Bear cites LLC money losses and number of hired Osage employees among reasons for filing bill ONCA 12-29; Congress votes to send ONCA 12-29 to General Order

A legislative bill filed by Osage Nation Congressman Geoffrey Standing Bear seeks to dissolve the Osage Limited Liability Company over concerns the LLC has lost “millions of dollars” and has only three Osage employees since its 2008 launch.

Standing Bear introduced the bill, ONCA 12-29, on Day One of the 2012 Hun-Kah Congressional Session March 19. After discussion, the 10 Congress members present voted to advance the bill to General Order for further Congressional consideration.

March 16, 2012

“The five areas of opportunity that I am committed to, come straight from the Osage people."

Berbon R. Hamilton, who serves the Osage Nation as Manager of Business Development and Special Operations for Osage, LLC, announces his candidacy for Osage Nation Congress.

March 8, 2012

Commission is responsible for overseeing War Memorial construction: War Memorial’s goal is ‘to provide a physical reminder to the present and future generations of the contributions and sacrifices of the Osage veterans’

The Osage Nation is seeking Osages to fill five positions on the Osage War Memorial Commission.

This commission will be responsible for making construction and administration of an Osage War Memorial a reality.

October 26, 2011

The LLC will use the social networking tool to keep Osages informed of the entity’s activities

The Osage LLC has launched its own Facebook page to keep Osages and interested parties informed of the company’s business activities.

Launched on Oct. 25, the LLC’s Facebook page is titled “Osage LLC” and can be found on the Facebook network using its search engine.

April 15, 2011

Officials attended OKC fundraiser, spent $10,000 for “Diaper Dandy” sponsorship

Eight Osage Nation officials and a family member attended the inaugural 2011 Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Awards held at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City April 11.

January 28, 2011

The Second Osage Nation Congress is meeting for its Fifth Special Session starting at 10 a.m. Monday Jan. 24 in the Congressional Chambers

The Second Osage Nation Congress is meeting for its Fifth Special Session starting at 10 a.m. Monday Jan. 24 in the Congressional Chambers.

The Congress is slated to consider at least six items during the special session including fiscal year 2011 budget modifications; policies and procedures for the Nation’s Office of Fiscal Performance and Review; a communication protocol between the Congress and Principal Chief John Red Eagle’s office; and a Congressional confirmation of Jeff Jones for Attorney General.

November 16, 2010

Chief’s office said the checks will be released this week

It’s been a month since reimbursement checks have been mailed to Osage parents to pay for medical bills in accordance to the Nation’s Health Benefit Card program but the Chief’s Office said the checks will be mailed out soon.

October 7, 2010

Gaming Commission expansion bill is subject to NIGC approval

The Second Osage Nation Congress passed two bills during its Oct. 4 session, one of which will expand the Gaming Commission from one to three members.

Ten Congress members unanimously passed ONCA 10-73, a bill sponsored by Congressman Mark Simms to expand the Gaming Commission. Also unanimously passed by Congress was ONCA 10-79 which is “An Act to Improve Congressional Oversight of the Osage Nation Gaming Enterprise.” Its sponsor is Congressman Geoffrey Standing Bear.

October 5, 2010

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From the Osage Nation Congressional Offices:

Starting immediately, any member of the public can subscribe to the Congressional public notice list and receive notices, legislation, and other communications at that same time elected officials do.

Congressional staff will send the following documents to your email address at the same time they are sent to the Congress and Executive branches:

August 12, 2010

Health board slated to sunset at end of September, needs new legislation bill

The Osage Nation Health and Wellness Advisory Board is planning to meet with government officials to discuss legislation which will lengthen its life. It’s slated to sunset at the end of September.

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 27, 2010

T. PAUL, Minn. – The Osage News took home five Media Awards from the Native American Journalists Association's 2010 conference here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

The newspaper won second place in the General Excellence category for bi-monthly/ monthly newspapers. This year’s NAJA conference was held July 21-24.

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 8, 2010
If elected, ‘we’ve got to put in some long hours’
July 7, 2010
ON judges, Congress members and Minerals Council members to be sworn in July 7
July 7, 2010
Native American affairs consultant engages future Congress members in discussions on how to hold legislative gatherings
June 28, 2010
Red Eagle and Tall Chief answer questions about their prospective administrations, budgets and the reservation status case
June 15, 2010
All elected officials agree there is much work to be done
May 31, 2010
Standing Bear: "Our leaders need to plan for the future . . . should there be shortages because of their lack of planning, the Osage people should hold them accountable, whether they are in office or not."
May 27, 2010
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May 27, 2010

Advertisements for Congressional Candidate Geoffrey Standing Bear and Minerals Council Candidate Joe "Sonny" Abbott was not publishedOsage News In the May edition of the Osage News the advertisements for Osage Nation Congressional Candidate Geoffrey Standing Bear and Osage Minerals Council Candidate Joe "Sonny" Abbott was not published. The Osage News regrets the error.