Government

Sarah Oberly resigns as Election Board Supervisor

Date: Feb. 11, 2010

Lisa Otipoby, a tribal judge and municipal judge from Ponca City, has replaced Sarah Oberly as Osage Nation Election Board Supervisor.

“My election experience is ...

Congress proposes bill to trim Osage budgets to $23.9 million and to halt all raises and new hires

Date: Dec. 29, 2009

A bill sponsored by Congressman Mark Freeman that would trim the Osage budgets down to $23.9 million was discussed by Congress Monday, as well ...

Congress votes to send a second letter to Chief Gray about budgets

Date: Dec. 15, 2009

The Osage Nation Congress voted Monday to send another letter to Principal Chief Jim Gray stating that the Nation’s 2010 fiscal year budget total ...

Osage Nation Supreme Court rules in favor of Congress

Date: Dec. 15, 2009

The Osage Nation Supreme Court has decided its first case and has ruled in favor of the Osage Nation Congress.

“We’re delighted,” said Osage ...

Congress to ask Chief Gray to lower the 2010 Executive Branch budgets to $25 million

Date: Dec. 10, 2009

The Osage Nation Congress, by majority vote, is requesting Principal Chief Jim Gray to lower the Nation’s 2010 government budgets to $25 million. This ...

Tribal employees publish articles about dismal circumstances brought on by one-twelfth spending restriction on Nation’s Web site

Date: Dec. 4, 2009

Osage Nation programs being affected by the continuing resolution that holds down the Nation’s spending to one-twelfth of the 2009 fiscal year levels have ...

Congressman Supernaw says the next move is up to the Chief regarding the Christmas bonuses

Date: Dec. 4, 2009

In the ongoing debate involving the Osage Nation employee Christmas bonuses, Congressman William “Kugee” Supernaw said the next move is up to Principal Chief Jim ...

Tribal members write messages on their cars to ‘Pass the Budget!’

Date: Dec. 3, 2009

While Pawhuska locals are using washable paint pens this week to scribble “Go Huskies!” on their vehicles and business windows, a few Osage tribal members ...

Employee Christmas bonuses will be disbursed as soon as Congress passes budgets, says Chief Gray

Date: Dec. 2, 2009

Osage Nation Principal Chief Jim Gray said that until Congress passes the Government Operations Departments and Programs appropriation act, ONCA 09-66, he cannot send out ...

Congress passes emergency appropriation bill, Chief Gray says he’ll sign it

Date: Dec. 1, 2009

The Osage Nation Congress has passed another emergency appropriation bill to keep the Nation’s government operating until Jan. 30 or if a 2010 fiscal ...