Government

ONES receives 8a and HUBZone certifications to compete for federal contracts

Date: Oct. 7, 2019

Osage Nation Environmental Solutions LLC is now certified for HUBZone and 8a status with the Small Business Administration.

With both SBA certification statuses, ONES is ...

Osage legislators question funding sustainability for Daposka Ahnkodapi

Date: Oct. 7, 2019

Photo caption: Daposka Ahnkodapi students play with Play-Doh in class on Aug. 21 in Pawhuska. CODY HAMMER/Osage News

In an attempt to stabilize Daposka ...

Standing Bear line item vetoes Regional Gathering Fund and ON Foundation

Date: Oct. 4, 2019

Photo caption: The Sixth Osage Nation Congress discussed and considered Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear’s two line-item vetoes on Oct. 1, the last day ...

OIGA officials meet with Osage Congressional commerce committee

Date: Oct. 3, 2019

As Oklahoma tribes react to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s proposal to renegotiate the tribes’ gaming compacts, the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association met with tribal leaders ...

Amendments to strengthen the Osage Nation’s Independent Press Act signed into law

Date: Oct. 2, 2019

The Osage News is now operating with additional legal protections.

By a 10-1 count, the Osage Nation Congress approved ONCA 19-78 on Sept. 27, thus ...

Osage Nation Independent Press Act amendments pass out of committee

Date: Sept. 26, 2019

The Osage Nation’s Independent Press Act may be getting a shot in the arm.

On Sept. 25, the Governmental Operations Committee approved legislation to ...

Osage Congress still considering FY 2020 budgets as Tzi-Zho Session nears end

Date: Sept. 26, 2019

With the Tzi-Zho Session scheduled to end Sept. 30, the Sixth Osage Nation Congress is still meeting with the government branches and entities whose 2020 ...

Chief Justice letter changes tide on budget amendments

Date: Sept. 23, 2019

Tensions are rising during the Tzi-Zho Session as the pot of money the Osage Nation Congress has to work with has significantly dwindled. Compounding the ...

Osage Congress approves $8.5 million for scholarships, $8 million for health benefit for Osages under age 65

Date: Sept. 23, 2019

The Sixth Osage Nation Congress unanimously approved an $8.5 million appropriation for the higher education scholarship fund on Sept. 12.

The bill (ONCA 19-60 ...

Osage Congress passes resolution rejecting Gov. Stitt’s proposal to renegotiate gaming compacts

Date: Sept. 18, 2019

On Day 6 of the 2019 Tzi-Zho Session, the Sixth Osage Nation Congress unanimously approved a resolution rejecting Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s proposal to ...