Minerals Council

The Constitution and the Mineral Estate, Part III

Date: Jan. 16, 2018

The 1994 Constitution was dissolved June 10, 1997, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10TH Circuit in Denver, according to “The ...

The Constitution and the Mineral Estate Part II

Date: Dec. 20, 2017

In continuing to think about our evolving relationship with the mineral estate and constitutions, I reviewed three documents. My understanding of these three documents is ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Minerals Council working on digitizing records to aid oil producers hindered by FOIA

Date: Aug. 28, 2017

Well records are derived from oil and gas leases, and are maintained by the Bureau. These records have always been available to producers as a ...

Osage Minerals Council plugging seeping natural gas wells near Pawhuska High School

Date: Aug. 23, 2017

The Osage Minerals Council, with the financial assistance from the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management, has already plugged one of two seeping natural gas wells ...

10th Circuit upholds scope of accounting by lower court in Fletcher case

Date: May 23, 2017

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Northern District Court’s ruling in the case Fletcher v. United States. The U.S ...

Osage Nation Congress votes ‘no confidence’ in BIA Superintendent Robin Phillips

Date: April 12, 2017

On Day 13 of the Hun-Kah Session, the Fifth Osage Nation Congress passed three pieces of legislation, which includes two Osage law amendments and a ...

Shareholder’s request for OMC financial records dismissed by ON Trial Court

Date: March 2, 2017

Osage Nation Trial Court Associate Judge Lisa Otipoby-Herbert dismissed Patricia Spurrier Bright’s request for financial records from the Osage Minerals Council on Feb. 24 ...