Health

Standing Bear appoints health care professional to ON Health Authority Board

Date: Oct. 31, 2016

A seasoned health care facility professional is now serving on the Osage Nation Health Authority Board after being appointed by Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear ...

Escaping the silos

Date: Oct. 24, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — If the saying is true: “You are what you eat,” then good nutrition is imperative for healthy communities.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC ...

New Fairfax center receiving fire code modifications, opening delayed

Date: Oct. 18, 2016

FAIRFAX, Okla. – Due to necessary building modifications to meet fire codes, the Osage Nation’s child care and senior center will not open until January ...

Osage Nation Disability Assistance Program now accepting applications

Date: Oct. 17, 2016

The Osage Nation Disability Assistance Program is now accepting applications to assist disabled members of the Osage Nation.

Available funds for the program have been ...

Longtime domestic violence coordinator claims wrongful termination

Date: Oct. 7, 2016

LaVina Clark is starting a new job with the Kaw Nation on Tuesday as its Indian Child Welfare caseworker.

Clark had been previously employed as ...

Osage Nation receives $295,551 grant to combat Meth and Suicide on reservation

Date: Sept. 30, 2016

The Indian Health Service announced 42 Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative funding awards to Tribes, Tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations and IHS federal government programs ...

ON Congress approves $5.6M for health benefit plan in FY 2017

Date: Sept. 27, 2016

The Fifth Osage Nation Congress unanimously approved $5.6 million for the Nation’s health benefit card program on Sept. 27 for the 2017 fiscal ...

ON Title VI Elder Nutrition Program provides food kits for elders during boil order

Date: Sept. 16, 2016

The Osage Nation Title VI Elder Nutrition Program provided food kits to elders after E.coli was discovered in the Pawhuska water supply Aug. 12 ...

Prioritizing physical activity for Native American students

Date: Sept. 16, 2016

Health advocates and educators have long heralded the benefits of physical education for children. Even the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative has challenged ...

Osage Nation receives $800,000 grant for new Fairfax fitness center

Date: Sept. 14, 2016

The Osage Nation is receiving an $800,000 federal grant to build a new Fairfax Fitness Center, according to the U.S. Department of Housing ...