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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 ...

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 ...