Polacca worked for more than two years at The Forum newspaper, which covers the Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., metropolitan area as a weeknight reporter. Polacca previously worked as a reporter for reznetnews.org, an online newspaper. He holds an English degree from Arizona State University and studied news writing at the American Indian Journalism Institute at the University of South Dakota.
This marks the first time two women will hold the top leadership spots in the Osage Nation Congress
Other officials sworn in: Raymond Red Corn, asst. chief; congress members Alice Buffalohead, James Norris, Otto Hamilton, Angela Marie Pratt, Dr. Ron Shaw, William “Kugee” Supernaw; judges Meredith Drent and Marvin Stepson
This is the first time in the Osage reformed government's history that a ballot recount was conducted for an ON Congressional race
The Fourth Osage Nation Congress will have the task of appropriating funds in the upcoming Tzi-Zho Session in September
Chief BigHorse pocket-vetoes resolution to halt Tulsa casino expansion
For the first time in the reformed Osage government history, three constitutional amendments passed; Congress members Buffalohead and Supernaw re-elected along with four Osages elected to Congress for their first terms
General Election voting at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center and Minerals Council voting at the Congressional Chambers
Seven candidates for the Fourth Osage Nation Congress participated in the third and final debate group during the May 4 Osage News General Election Debates.
Early Voting for the 2014 Osage Nation General Election will be held on May 30-31 at the ON Election Office.
Election Board rules forbid campaign sign placements on ON properties including Indian Villages
Absentee voters are required to submit a legible copy of their government-issued photo identification card with ballot request form
Twenty-two candidates participated in a May 2 drawing for the camp sites west of the polling site
Final deadline to request an absentee ballot from Election Office is May 15