Columns

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 ...

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

Date: June 12, 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 ...

Make Your Mark

Date: June 4, 2018

This year, June brings both In-Lon-Schka and Election Day. Early voting in Pawhuska is happening as I write. Absentee ballots have been received, more are ...

Our Stories Matter

Date: May 14, 2018

I spent most of April at Ragdale, a residency for writers and artists in Lake Forest outside of Chicago. Toward the end of my stay ...

Osage Minerals Council not interested in compacting BIA

Date: April 10, 2018

On Jan. 29, the Osage Minerals Council authorized legal counsel to research the pros and cons of contracting or compacting (PL 93-638) the Bureau of ...