Columns

Wakanda, Danai Gurira and Me

Date: April 1, 2018

Seeing “Black Panther” blew me away. My husband and I saw Marvel’s blockbuster in Astoria, Oregon, with four other people at an early evening ...

Compacting the BIA, the Kentucky Derby and Black Gold

Date: March 7, 2018

During a special meeting, Jan. 29, the Osage Minerals Council discussed options to streamline the leasing process. One option discussed was to contract/compact (PL ...

Celebrating Osage Women

Date: March 5, 2018

On Friday, fifteen minutes before the Wak’on Owatsi tea was starting, I sat in my car on Prudom. I’d parked so I could ...

The Constitution and the Mineral Estate Part IV

Date: Feb. 13, 2018

All Osages are inexorably linked to individual(s) whose name appears on the 1906 Tribal Roll. We are one people connected through tribal, genetic, historic ...

Domestic Violence, overdose or suicide, we can help each other

Date: Feb. 1, 2018

My sister was in her fifties when she died of an overdose of methamphetamine in 2011. She died alone, separate from her little family.

When ...

The Constitution and the Mineral Estate, Part III

Date: Jan. 16, 2018

The 1994 Constitution was dissolved June 10, 1997, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10TH Circuit in Denver, according to “The ...

Reading John Joseph Matthews’ Wah’Kon-Tah

Date: Jan. 10, 2018

I’ve spent most of December in a cabin on Bainbridge Island across Puget Sound from Seattle. I’m a writer-in-residence at Bloedel Reserve, a ...

The Constitution and the Mineral Estate Part II

Date: Dec. 20, 2017

In continuing to think about our evolving relationship with the mineral estate and constitutions, I reviewed three documents. My understanding of these three documents is ...

Picking Up Where You Left Off

Date: Dec. 14, 2017

When I was home in October, I saw the first shipment of bison delivered to the Osage Nation’s Bluestem Ranch. I live along the ...

The Constitution and the Mineral Estate

Date: Nov. 16, 2017

Over ten years after the passage of the 2006 Constitution, the Osage Minerals Council has voted to pass a resolution for their attorneys to research ...