Government

2014 Osage Nation Congressional Hun-Kah Session starts March 31

The Third Osage Nation Congress will convene for its 2014 Hun-Kah Session starting Monday March 31 in the Congressional Chambers.

This is the first of two annual Congressional sessions, which last 24 days and may be extended up to three additional days if needed.

According to the ON Congressional Office, the regular session is scheduled to begin March 31 and will end April 28 but could extend to May 1 if Congress votes to extend the session as allowed by the ON Constitution.

Also during the Hun-Kah Session, the Congress will consider appointments to ON boards and commissions. According to Article VII of the Osage Constitution, the Principal Chief is charged with appointing board and commission members whose election or appointment is not provided in the Constitution or by law. Regarding confirmation, the Constitution states: “Failure of the Osage Nation Congress to confirm the appointment, prior to the end of the session, shall constitute rejection.”

The Congress will also receive the annual report from the Osage Nation Limited Liability Company Board regarding the LLC as it has during prior Hun-Kah Sessions.

ON Congressional committees will meet as needed throughout the session to initially consider bills, resolutions and other matters brought to the legislative branch's attention.

For more information and session and committee meeting notices, visit the Congressional temporary website online at:http://osagenation.co/government/congress/