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January 23, 2012

Bill passes unanimously, even amongst criticism of Executive Branch from members of Congress

The Grayhorse District can breathe a sigh of relief.

The Second Osage Nation Congress unanimously passed ONCA 12-20 Jan. 20, a bill that appropriates $550,000 to the Grayhorse Five Man Board to begin design and construction on a new Roundhouse for the district.

Upon signature of the Principal Chief, the Osage Nation Properties Department in the Nation’s Executive Branch can begin bidding out construction on the project which will level the current arbor and construct a roundhouse in it’s place.

November 22, 2011

Board will be responsible for developing structure for the Nation’s Health and Wellness Division as well as compacting the Pawhuska IHS clinic

Osage Nation Principal Chief John Red Eagle has appointed three Osages to the new Health Authority Board created by Congressional legislation during the 2011 Tzi-Zho Session.

Ron Shaw, MD, Tim Tall Chief and Lynette Freeman have been named to the board created by ONCA 11-116. The board will be responsible for “consolidating and implementing the organizational structure of the Osage Nation Health and Wellness Division.”

July 27, 2011

Over 2,000 votes cast for the top two Executive Branch posts last year; Board is also considering a Facebook page for informational purposes

The Osage Nation Election Board voted unanimously to destroy the hundreds of paper ballots cast in the July 2010 runoff election for the top two Executive Branch offices. On July 25, those 2,000-plus ballots were shredded after being retrieved from the Pawhuska bank safe where they were stored.

September 29, 2010

More than 8,000 Osages have registered for the health card to help cover medical expenses

The Second Osage Nation Congress approved a $4 million supplement for the health benefit card fund Sept. 28 which will go toward replenishing the $500 health debit cards for the 2011 calendar year.

The $4 million supplement appropriation bill (ONCA 10-91) passed with a 7-3 vote after it was successfully advanced for a final vote. The bill’s sponsor is Congresswoman Shannon Edwards.

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.

July 19, 2010
Excessive heat warning issued by weather officials, heat index expected to hit 105 to 115
July 13, 2010
Nation will decide who will be the next principal chief and assistant principal chief
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
June 28, 2010
Red Eagle and Tall Chief answer questions about their prospective administrations, budgets and the reservation status case
June 23, 2010

Debates for the four runoff candidates to be held at 6 p.m. in the WahZhaZhi Cultural Center. Debates will be broadcast live on osagetribe.com

The Osage News runoff election debates are tonight and all four candidates have said they will be there. The candidates running are John Red Eagle and Tim Tall Chief for principal chief, and Amanda Proctor and Scott BigHorse for assistant principal chief. The debates will be held at 6 p.m. at the Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center, 1449 W. Main, and will be broadcast live on the Nation’s Web site at www.osagetribe.com. The public is invited to attend the debates and hear the candidates answer the debate questions. The event is also being catered by the Osage Million Dollar Elm.

June 16, 2010

Runoff election debate slated for June 23 at the Cultural Center in Pawhuska

The Osage News is holding runoff election debates on June 23 in Pawhuska featuring the four candidates running for the Osage Nation Principal Chief and Assistant Principal Chief offices in the July 19 runoff election.

The debates will be held at 6 p.m. at the Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center, 1449 W. Main, and will be broadcast live on the Nation’s Web site at www.osagetribe.com. The public is invited to attend the debates that day and hear the candidates answer the debate questions.

The event is also being catered by the Osage Million Dollar Elm.

June 11, 2010
Enjoy photos from the 2010 Grayhorse In-Lon-Schka dances
June 7, 2010
Team Osage’s camp dwarfs the competition
May 17, 2010
To read their answers click here
May 11, 2010
In accordance with the Osage News Election policy, the Osage News is allowing each candidate 500 words on osagenews.org leading up to the June 2010 election
April 30, 2010
Thirty-four office seekers meet the United Osages of Southern California
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 6, 2010

Online poll on votingosage.org 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 votingosage.org candidate poll, with Tall Chief ahead by 19 votes as of 10 a.m. Tuesday.

March 15, 2010
In accordance with the Osage News Election policy, the Osage News is allowing each candidate 500 words on osagenews.org leading up to the June 2010 election
March 12, 2010
For more information e-mail Jack Hickey Jr., at Jack_Jr_017@msn.com
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.

February 4, 2010

Blogs, online group activity become lightning rod for political talk, arguments

With about four months to go before Osages head to the election polls, tribal members and candidates are sending messages regarding the latest political rumors, news reports and personal observations and opinions on all election-related topics into cyberspace for most to see.

November 10, 2009

The Osage News will continue to update the Official Candidate List for the June 2010 Osage Nation Elections on osagenews.org