There is one thing about being a member of the Osage Tribe that is essential to the success of the Osage Nation. That one thing is that all of us must vote.
It is good to have an opinion about who can best manage our Nation, but that opinion does not do much to keep the Nation on course if it is not backed up by the vote that goes with it.
The tribal structure of the past had a way of knowing the needs of The People. Today, we do that by voting as provided under our Constitution. Also, we get to hear the different ideas expressed by the candidates, and that is a pleasant thing to do.
We have changed since those earlier days, but we are still the Osage People and voting is the best way to keep the Nation on course in meeting those needs.