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June 25, 2013

Osages must be 65 years and older. For more information contact the Osage Tax Commission at (918) 287-5393

The Osage Nation Tax Commission is now offering Elder Tags for Osages 65 years and older.

A law sponsored by Congresswoman Maria Whitehorn set up the program to waive annual registration tax, title fee and the cost of a non-personalized license plate for disabled veterans and Osage elders.

Principal Chief John Red Eagle signed the bill into law on April 9.

April 26, 2012

The Wa-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center took 16 Osage elders to St. Paul, Kansas to visit the St. Paul Catholic Mission formally known as the Osage Catholic Mission.

The Wa-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center took 16 Osage elders to St. Paul, Kansas to visit the St. Paul Catholic Mission formally known as the Osage Catholic Mission.

January 13, 2012

ON Congress passes resolution for 2012 health benefit card limits; Osages must re-enroll in program to receive health card

Osages age 65 and over now have a $1,000 limit on their health benefit card for the 2012 calendar year.

During its 13th Special Session, the Second Osage Nation Congress unanimously passed a resolution (ONCR 12-05), which authorizes the Treasurer to set the higher maximum payable amount for elder health benefit card users this year.

December 19, 2011

Indian Elder Navigator Web site helps elders living in Oklahoma locate vital programs around the state

The American Association of Retired Persons, AARP, launched its Indian Elder Navigator, a Web site that provides Indian elders living in Oklahoma with information on food programs, housing and health services provided by their specific tribes, according to a press release.

So far the Web site list links to Oklahoma Indian nutrition sites and programs for 26 tribes, including the Osage Nation. It also lists Federal food distribution centers for only five tribes in the state, but the list is said to continue to grow.

October 14, 2011

Martha Spotted Bear and JC Elliot are AARP  award recipients

When Martha Spotted Bear and JC Elliot reflected on their lives, they were just two people doing what they love. But to a room filled with people whose lives they touched, they were a pair of the most distinguished Native American elders in Oklahoma.

Spotted Bear, who is Osage, Kaw and Ponca, and Elliott, who is Osage and Cherokee, were the only Osages out of 50 Native American elders honored at the third annual 2011 AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors banquet in Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

May 9, 2011

Osage elders played Indian dice

The Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center hosted two sessions for “Afternoon for the Elders” in April. The elders learned to play Indian Dice and had an afternoon of socializing and snacks. Jinx Geurin described the afternoon as, “Enjoyable, relaxing and down right fun!”

The Cultural Center looks forward to offering more activities for the elders.