Legal

10th Circuit Court declines to rehear Wind Farm case

Date: Oct. 18, 2017

DENVER — A federal appeals court will not reconsider its ruling over whether a wind farm company conducted mining in Osage County without a permit.

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Standing Bear and Oklahoma AG hold initial meeting on water rights in the Osage

Date: Oct. 17, 2017

Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, and their legal teams met for over an hour at the Osage Nation Executive Branch ...

Osage Nation and Oklahoma AG to begin talks on water rights in Osage County

Date: Oct. 10, 2017

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter will be meeting with Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear this month to discuss the “competing claims” to water rights in ...

Rehearing requested after 10th Circuit Court rules in favor of Osage Nation

Date: Oct. 6, 2017

A recent ruling from the 10th Circuit Court that opened the door for the Osage Nation to potentially pursue damages from a controversial energy project ...

Osage Minerals Council votes to sue Osage Nation over Mineral Estate ownership

Date: Sept. 24, 2017

In a vote of 4-3, the Third Osage Minerals Council passed a resolution Sept. 20 to sue the Osage Nation over ownership of the Osage ...

10th Circuit rules Osage Minerals Council can seek damages from wind company

Date: Sept. 19, 2017

DENVER — A three-judge panel with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has opened the door for the Osage Nation to collect damages from a ...

Osage Nation asserts Water Sovereignty and issues first water well drilling permit

Date: Sept. 19, 2017

SKIATOOK, Okla. – Osage Nation Environmental and Natural Resources Director Jann Hayman handed a piece of paper to Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear on the grounds ...

Seeping gas well on Pawhuska Softball field plugged; site restoration begins

Date: Sept. 13, 2017

Osage Minerals Council Director Bill Lynn said the site of the seeping gas well located on the Pawhuska Softball Field has been plugged, capped and ...

Osage Congress approves three items in Aug. 25 special session

Date: Aug. 30, 2017

The Aug. 25 Osage Nation Congressional special session concluded with the Congress amending and approving an agreement with the state of Oklahoma to mitigate the ...

Chief Standing Bear signs agreement with OCC to plug geothermal well near PHS

Date: Aug. 26, 2017

Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear, with the consent of the Fifth Osage Nation Congress, has signed an intergovernmental agreement with the State of ...