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Building an arbor for the Pawhuska people

Date: April 21, 2017

Recently, I drove by the Pawhuska arbor built in 2016 for our In-Lon-Schka dances. I am amazed out how large the arbor is compared to ...

Management of the Mineral Estate

Date: April 11, 2017

According to the Osage Nation Supreme Court Opinion of Sept. 9, 2016, “the rights of headright shareholders for income from mineral royalties are protected by ...

KI-GTHI-WI-DO

Date: March 14, 2017

KI-GTHI-WI-DO, to unite and become as one, per Francis La Flesche, “A Dictionary of the Osage Language.”

There is disunity within our Tribe as evidenced ...

Dancing Around the Drum

Date: March 9, 2017

My first memory, or what I can still remember, of the In-Lon-Schka Pawhuska dances was when I was about five years old in the year ...

Wah-Kon-See-Uh

Date: Feb. 21, 2017

WAH-KON-SEE-UH, When the deer herd looks up.

At the Dec. 5 Oil and Gas Summit, George Shannon told us his name is WAH-KON-SEE-UH, signifying unity ...

Sovereign

Date: Feb. 14, 2017

We are sovereign.  

There are Osages left who know what that means.

Those before us knew they were sovereign, they just did not know what ...

Where have all the headrights gone?

Date: Jan. 10, 2017

For many years, I heard our people say that they thought the Church should return the Osage Headrights, which are presently held by the Roman ...

Royalty meets Royalty

Date: Jan. 6, 2017

At the Pawhuska Indian Camp between sun up and sun down a lot of things took place during my childhood. Nothing improper, you understand, just ...

Gratitude

Date: Jan. 2, 2017

In the many years that I have been privileged to live in this world, I have come to embrace every day with a feeling of ...

Minerals Council awarded grant to digitize mineral and production records

Date: Dec. 19, 2016

The Osage Minerals Council received a grant award in the amount of $73,637 for a project to acquire and digitize geophysical well logs, production ...