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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 ...

Geothermal Production Wells

Date: Oct. 26, 2017

Those raised in the Osage are as familiar with the sights and sounds of oil and gas production as they are with the sights and ...

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 ...