Legal

Osage Minerals Council meets with BIA and DOI officials in closed consultation meeting

Date: Dec. 13, 2017

The Third Osage Minerals Council met with the new director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other BIA and Department of Interior officials in ...

Reece brothers case moves forward, possibly under state jurisdiction

Date: Dec. 6, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY — A ruling from the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has opened the door for proceedings to move forward in a stalled murder case ...

Osage Minerals Council rescinds resolution to sue the Osage Nation

Date: Nov. 17, 2017

The Third Osage Minerals Council voted to rescind resolution 3-237 that called for a lawsuit against the Osage Nation over the ownership of the Osage ...

AG’s office questions lawfulness of Trial Court’s request for DNA evidence in membership case

Date: Nov. 2, 2017

The latest turn in the case that questions the Osage tribal membership of Reta Marie Lintner and about 14 of her relatives may require the ...

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 ...