Government

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 ...

Osage Congress approves $4.5 million for health benefit for elders

Date: Sept. 17, 2019

In the first of several approved appropriation bills during the Tzi-Zho Session, the Sixth Osage Nation Congress passed a $4.5 million appropriation bill to ...

Tzi-Zho Session opens with stress on priorities for FY 2020 budgets

Date: Sept. 16, 2019

Photo caption: Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear gives his address on the opening day of the 2019 Congressional Tzi-Zho Session on Sept. 3. Screenshot of ...

ON Election Board discusses rules and regulation changes, updated website

Date: Sept. 10, 2019

With the 2020 fiscal year starting Oct. 1, the Osage Nation’s Election Office will receive an upgraded website to share voter and election information ...