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March 11, 2014

The Osage Minerals Council will have an oil and gas lease sale on at 10:30 a.m. on March 19 at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center.

The Osage Minerals Council will have an oil and gas lease sale on at 10:30 a.m. on March 19 at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center.

March 10, 2014

Voting will be held at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Results will be announced in front of Osage Congressional Chambers

Today is Election Day for the eight principal chief and assistant principal chief candidates vying for a spot in the Osage Nation General Election June 2.

On the ballot for the Nation’s first Primary Election are Tom Boone, Margo Gray and Geoffrey Standing Bear for principal chief. For assistant principal chief are Randolph Crawford, James “Osage” Dailey, Terry Mason Moore, Amanda Proctor and Raymond Red Corn. 

February 27, 2014

Early voting will take place at the ON Election Office; Election Day voting will take place at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center

The Osage Nation will reach another milestone in March with its first primary election held on March 10 with eight Osages on the ballot vying for the offices of Principal Chief and Assistant Principal Chief.

Principal Chief candidates Tom Boone, Margo Gray and Geoffrey Standing Bear’s names will appear on the March 10 primary election ballot and the two candidates who earn the highest number of votes will appear on the June 2 general election ballot.

January 31, 2014

Deadline for absentee ballot requests is Feb. 10 for the Osage Nation Primary Election

The Osage Nation Election Office mailed off the first round of absentee ballots Jan. 29.

As of Jan. 30, the office mailed out 974 absentee ballots to Osage voters who requested them for the March 10 primary election. All ballots were mailed from the Pawhuska Post Office first class, marking the first time absentee ballots were mailed from Pawhuska per election law.

November 11, 2013

Osage Congressman to attend U.S. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Native American Code Talkers

Osage veterans, fellow non-Osage veterans and their family and friends gathered to honor the Nation’s servicemen and women with a celebration dance on Nov. 10 in Pawhuska.

The daylong event hosted by the Harold Bigheart Smalley American Legion Post 198 recognized the area’s veterans for their service and sacrifices in protecting the United States during their times of service.

October 21, 2013

Flag Raising at 11 a.m., followed by an invocation and individual songs at 1:30 p.m., an evening meal at 5:30 p.m. and a War Dance at 7:30 p.m.

The Harold Bigheart Smalley American Legion Post 198 will be hosting their Veteran's Day Celebration, Nov. 10 at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center.

The day will begin with a flag raising at 11 a.m., followed by an invocation and individual songs at 1:30 p.m., an evening meal at 5:30 p.m. and a War Dance at 7:30 p.m.

All are welcome.

June 4, 2013

The group round danced, played handgame and listened to presentations for Nation's cultural departments

PETALUMA Calif. – More than 70 Osages and their families gathered to congregate, network and learn during the Northern California Osage’s spring meeting held at the KOA campgrounds on March 23.

May 22, 2013

Osages searching for clans, bands or ancestral lines can search all of that information and more at the Annette Gore Library

Osages searching for clans, bands or ancestral lines can search all of that information and more at the Annette Gore Library, located in the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center.

The library, thought by many to be an Osage genealogic treasure, has been revamped and made easier to access records by WCC staff.

April 23, 2013

The Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center offers cultural classes during lunch time as well

The Osage Cultural Center is offering free finger weaving classes in hopes to keep the tradition alive.

“Finger weaving is a dying art,” said Addie Hudgins, Osage cultural coordinator and instructor. “There are not many weavers left and very few who know more than just a couple of patterns.”

March 12, 2013

Lecture series will cover Native American law

Philip Tinker, an Osage attorney and member of the Deer Clan, will be presenting a lecture, “A Move to Another Country: Nation building and the 2006 Osage Constitution,” at the Osage Cultural Center on Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. This lecture considers the development of the tribe from the development of the Osage Confederacy into the modern period, focusing on how the tribe’s traditional political culture impacted the development of the 2006 Constitution. 

March 8, 2013

Chief Red Eagle: ‘I’m proud to be your chief.’

Osage Nation services are offered to all Osages. A majority of services are also offered to low-income families in Osage County. Some of those services received state and national recognition in 2012.

Principal Chief John Red Eagle touted these achievements in his annual State of the Nation address March 8 at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center. In his roughly 30-minute speech, Red Eagle highlighted each department’s accomplishments. Some highlights were:

March 7, 2013

Address begins at 10 a.m. at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center

Osage Nation Principal Chief John Red Eagle will give his annual State of the Nation address March 8 at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center at 10 a.m. The speech will be live streamed on the Nation’s website, www.osagetribe.com.

November 9, 2012

American Legion Post 198 will conduct the flag raising at 11 a.m. in front of the Cultural Center

The Hominy War Mothers will be hosting this year's Veteran's Day Commemoration on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center in Pawhuska.

American Legion Post 198 will conduct the flag raising at 11 a.m. in front of the Cultural Center.

Following the flag raising there will be an afternoon program where Individual songs will be sung. John Henry Mashunkashey will be the emcee for the event.

Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and the parade-in for the war dance will begin at 7 p.m.

March 9, 2012

Holiday recognizes anniversary of the 2006 tribal government; Celebratory dance to be held Friday night at Osage County Fairgrounds

The Osage Nation is celebrating Osage Sovereignty Day today (March 9).

The day pays homage to the reformed tribal government now entering its sixth year. The 2006 Osage Constitution was signed on March 11 that year.

A celebratory dance starts this afternoon at the Osage County Fairgrounds Ag Building (south of Pawhuska off State Highway 99).

All tribal government offices will be closed today and will reopen Monday March 12.

September 5, 2011

Osage dancers showcased In-Lon-Schka at 7th Annual Festival of Native People in Cherokee, N.C.

As Russell Mashunkashey lifted his drumstick, he closed his eyes and envisioned he and a couple of other singers were sitting under the arbor at In-Lon-Schka.

But there was no arbor, and it wasn’t June. But in the blink of an eye it was the dead of summer all over again.

August 4, 2011

Settlement reached in lawsuit against USDA alleging loan discrimination toward Native ranchers and farmers; Lawyers available to discuss settlement claims Thursday at Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center

After an 11-year battle in the Keepseagle v. Vilsack class action lawsuit, Native American farmers and ranchers finally have an opportunity to claim their share of the $760 settlement reached last fall.

Teams of lawyers are setting up shop across Indian country, including Osage County, to help Native Americans see if they qualify for settlements up to $50,000, and if they qualify to help them with their claims. The Osage Nation is part of this week’s stop to speak with potential beneficiaries of this lawsuit.

November 29, 2010

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the museum. In honor of its tenth anniversary, tickets are $10 each and are available at the Osage Tribal Museum

The Osage Tribal Museum will be having its 10th Annual Christmas Tree Auction, Home Tour and Dinner. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the museum. In honor of its tenth anniversary, tickets are $10 each and are available at the Osage Tribal Museum. Proceeds of the event will support the repair of the museum’s roof.

November 15, 2010

Turley, 22, was injured when fighting near the Zerok Provenance of Eastern Paktika in Afghanistan.

In a crowded Pawhuska High School gymnasium Specialist Chris Turley addressed the students he sat with only three years ago. Now a veteran of the Afghan War, he was there to share his story on Veterans Day.

“I never wanted to come back here,” Turley said of having to come home after being injured in June. “My guys are still fighting.”

November 4, 2010

The annual War Mother's Dance will be hosted this year by the Hominy War Mothers at the Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center in Pawhuska. Flag raising at 11 a.m.

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HOMINY WAR MOTHERS TO HOST VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES

September 16, 2010
















OKLAHOMA CITY – Two Osage elders known for their professional achievements and contributions in public service, community involvement and cultural preservation efforts received honors from the state’s AARP office along with 48 other Native American elders from across Oklahoma.

August 26, 2010

A Cultural Experience: From Kansas to Home

The Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center will be hosting the 2nd Annual Cultural Walk Oct. 23 on the Mullendore Cross Bell Ranch, northeast of Pawhuska. Registration for the walk, which is an overnight trip, will be open from Aug. 15 through Sept. 15.

August 20, 2010
















Seventeen-year-old Zachary Alred is an aspiring chef who attends Riverfield Country Day School in west Tulsa and until Saturday had loved Osage meat gravy but didn’t know how to make it.

“I’ve always loved meat gravy and now that I know how to make it, even better,” Alred said.

July 15, 2010
A Cultural Experience: From Kansas to Home