Columns

Being Home

Date: Nov. 13, 2018

I spent much of October in the Osage, and I met people who said they recognized me as an Osage News columnist. I know how ...

Cowboys and Indians

Date: Oct. 18, 2018

C. Marie Furman, a talented poet and educator at the University of Idaho, invited me to join her on a panel called “Rewriting Cowboys and ...

What is on your Fall Reading List?

Date: Sept. 28, 2018

My great-nieces and nephews are getting ready to go return to school on September 4th, three in elementary for half-days and one in Junior High ...

Amend the Constitution if you can

Date: Sept. 11, 2018

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and greeting two young published authors from France.  They were doing background research for their next novel. It ...

The Osage people once had two chiefs

Date: Aug. 6, 2018

I recently discussed with a newly elected Councilwoman the differences in the 2006 Constitution and the 1994 Constitution, relative to the mineral estate. There was ...

Osage Writers

Date: Aug. 3, 2018

Last week, at Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, I shared a story set during the Civil War near Fort Gibson. Multiple factions were fighting up and ...

Constitutions

Date: July 17, 2018

Maybe it was the places I went or the people I saw, but it seems to me that during the month of June, I received ...

The Memories that Hold Me

Date: July 11, 2018

I was ready to spend most of the month of June in the Osage. Tickets purchased and plans made. I had friends going into the ...

Non-shareholders should not have a say when it pertains to the Osage Mineral Estate

Date: June 22, 2018

Twenty-five years ago, when I was pushing for membership and voting rights for all tribal members, I did not think it would result in non-shareholders ...

Amendment to Constitution could quell fears of Nation takeover of mineral estate

Date: June 14, 2018

In December, Osage Minerals Council Res. 3-237 demonstrated Headright Holders’ grave concerns regarding the relationship between themselves and the Osage Nation. Res. 3-237 authorized legal ...