Greg Carpenter appointed as Secretary of the Osage Nation

Osage Nation Tax Commission Director Greg Carpenter is serving as Secretary of the Osage Nation, per Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear.

According to an April 13 executive order, Standing Bear issued the designation for Carpenter effective immediately. On May 4, Carpenter took his oath as secretary with presiding Associate Trial Court Judge Lisa Otipoby-Herbert at the ON tribal courthouse in Pawhuska.

The Secretary of the Nation post is established within the Executive Branch, according to Osage law. The designee is responsible for coordinating activities pertaining to business entity licensing, collecting license fees and maintaining a searchable database of licensed entities.

Also the secretary is responsible for monitoring and regulating the use and maintenance of the Nation’s seal emblem. The Secretary is responsible for safekeeping all documents filed through the Secretary and the designee shall perform additional duties as delegated by the Principal Chief or prescribed by Osage law.

The Tax Commission collects business license fees from Osage-owned entities under the Nation’s jurisdiction and also monitors usage of the Nation seal. Applications for using the Nation’s seal and to apply for business licenses and business/ lodging tax purposes are available from the Tax Commission website at: