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O-Ki-E Thali (Good speaking)

Date: Sept. 27, 2017

During the July Osage Minerals Council meeting, Minerals Council Director Bill Lynn discussed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in association with well data maintained ...

Minerals Council working on digitizing records to aid oil producers hindered by FOIA

Date: Aug. 28, 2017

Well records are derived from oil and gas leases, and are maintained by the Bureau. These records have always been available to producers as a ...

Perversion of Power

Date: July 17, 2017

I’m still thinking about David Grann’s,­­ “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.”

At my age ...

In-Lon-Schka Sunday Songs

Date: July 14, 2017

In-Lon-Schka has come and gone at this end of June and I am tired and weary from the dances and from the extracurricular activities that ...

Sins of the Father: Attacks on the Osage and their Mineral Estate

Date: June 20, 2017

David Grann’s new book,­­ “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” vividly tells the story of how ...

The emotion of music carries us in this beautiful month of June

Date: June 6, 2017

As my family prepares for the In-Lon-Schka dances this June I am reminded how there is order in our dances. The way we pack our ...

Environmental Standards of Assessment of Bluestem Ranch

Date: May 30, 2017

According to a recent Bureau of Indian Affairs’ evaluation, Bluestem Ranch is too environmentally unfit to be taken into trust. Unfit due to oil and ...

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ – a story that honors our past, present and future

Date: May 5, 2017

During the past weekend, we Osages and our many friends commemorated our history and way of life. We did this commemorating through a book signing ...

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 ...