Legal

Congress votes to expand jurisdiction of ON Courts

Date: Nov. 24, 2014

In a unanimous vote, the Fourth Osage Nation Congress expanded the civil jurisdiction of the Osage Nation Courts to allow court action against three industrial ...

PRESS RELEASE – From the Osage Minerals Council

Date: Nov. 22, 2014

On Nov. 21, 2014 the United States of America took the bold step of filing a lawsuit against the developers of the Osage Wind project ...

As wind turbines go up, Nation vows to keep fighting

Date: Nov. 17, 2014

In a packed Constantine Theater in downtown Pawhuska, Osages, landowners and concerned citizens gathered to hear the latest news in a fight against the industrialized ...

Congress denies chief expanded jurisdiction for wind fight

Date: Nov. 5, 2014

The Fourth Osage Nation Congress voted down a bill Nov. 5 that would have expanded jurisdiction to prosecute non-Natives on the Nation’s former reservation ...

BIA Superintendent halts Wind Farm construction

Date: Oct. 10, 2014

BIA Osage Agency Superintendent Robin Phillips has halted wind farm construction for the time being.  

Raymond Whiteshield, Petroleum Engineer Technician, was sent to inspect an ...

Case dismissed against former Osage employee

Date: Oct. 7, 2014

ON Trial Court Judge Marvin Stepson dismissed the case against Daniel St. John, former Tribal Works Department director on Sept. 11.

St. John was charged ...

Osage leads fight against oil and gas drilling

Date: Sept. 12, 2014

In June of this year, Martha Donelson filed a complaint in the Northern District Court of Oklahoma against Devon Energy Production Company and the Bureau ...

Village embezzlement and open records cases going to trial

Date: Sept. 5, 2014

In the Osage Nation Trial Court cases against four former Pawhuska Indian Village Five-Man Board members, the cases are scheduled to return to the courtroom ...

Case rescheduled for former child support worker

Date: Aug. 28, 2014

The civil court case against a former Osage Nation Child Support Department employee, accused of violating the Nation’s open records and child support enforcement ...

Wilson pleads guilty, St. John applies for court appointed attorney

Date: Aug. 22, 2014

Former Osage Nation Tribal Works Director, Daniel St. John, pleaded not guilty today. He applied for a court appointed attorney and ON Trial Court Judge ...