Archives April 2016

Shannon Edwards announces her candidacy for the Fifth Osage Nation Congress

Date: April 8, 2016

By Shannon Edwards

Promises Kept, Hope for the Future

I have been your Congresswoman for almost 10 years. Four years ago, I promised to:

  • Secure ...

Bill recognizing same sex marriage passes, but ON Courts not allowed to marry same sex couples

Date: April 7, 2016

The Fourth Osage Nation Congress passed a Same-Sex Marriage law today, recognizing same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions but not allowing the ON Trial Court to ...

Third Osage LLC-related lawsuit filed against former CEO Carol Leese

Date: April 7, 2016

The Osage Nation has filed a third lawsuit against former Osage Limited Liability Company CEO Carol Leese and two business associates of his regarding a ...

ON Congress passes four bills for property purchases, improvements to Hominy village property

Date: April 7, 2016

On Day Nine of the 2016 Hun-Kah Session, the Fourth Osage Nation Congress passed the following four items with unanimous votes:

  • ONCA 16-28: A $4 ...

Congress passes bill setting scholarship levels for 2016-2017 school year

Date: April 6, 2016

On Day Eight of the 2016 Hun-Kah Session, the Fourth Osage Nation voted to pass a bill to set the higher education scholarship funding levels ...

Tenth anniversary of Osage Constitution recognized in Chief’s address

Date: April 5, 2016

March 2016 marked the 10-year anniversary of the Osage Nation Constitution and its three-branch government as it operates today. Two-thirds of Osages who voted that ...

Case closed: Plea deals reached in missing Pawhuska village money cases

Date: April 4, 2016

Three defendants in the Pawhuska Indian Village missing money cases reached plea deals with the Osage Nation Attorney General’s office to receive deferred jail ...

ON Supreme Court refers to Osage history, culture, scholars in its decision

Date: April 1, 2016

The March 2016 ruling from the Osage Nation Supreme Court incorporated Osage history, culture and scholarly research into its decision in the Standing Bear v ...

Nation moves forward after ON Supreme Court ruling

Date: April 1, 2016

The Osage Nation Supreme Court issued its opinion in the Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear v. Congressional Speaker Maria Whitehorn case and declared several sections ...

Osage Nation surveying for potential Boy Scout troop

Date: April 1, 2016

Two boy scouts made their rounds on the Osage Campus on March 7, selling beef jerky to employees of the Office of the Chiefs. 

The ...