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December 18, 2013

More than $6,500 was donated for the Court Appointed Special Advocates program

Stories of hope and support for Native American children in need made this year’s CASA Birdhouse & Apron auction a success.

Volunteers and organizers for the Court Appointed Special Advocates program for Pawnee and Osage counties offered more than 50 birdhouses and aprons for auction, with all proceeds going toward CASA office operations. More than $6,500 was raised.

June 5, 2013

More than 150 Native youth attended the soccer clinic on May 29

Famed Native professional golfer Notah Begay III had to work hard for his success. His message of hard work, respecting one’s Native culture, living a healthy lifestyle, is something he wanted to share with Native youth and on May 29 he did just that.

January 18, 2013

Woman receives refund on taxes she paid in 2011 for the Osage Trust Case settlement

An Osage shareholder of non-restricted status received a refund on the taxes she paid in 2011 for the Osage Trust Case Settlement. It has many wondering: should she have? And if not, will she have to pay it back?

July 30, 2012

Election Board seeking AG opinion on Minerals Council campaign activities; Polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day

Osages are sounding off on the four proposed Constitutional amendments, which will be up for vote in the Aug. 13 Special Election.

December 9, 2011

The Nike N7 movement targets the diabetes and obesity epidemics in Indian Country

Two years ago Wilson Pipestem stood in the middle of Notah Begay III’s living room and shook hands with Sam McCracken, the visionary of the Nike N7 Fund.

Pipestem was looking to help the Native youth, McCracken was looking for an innovator for the rapidly growing Nike N7 movement, and Begay was there to bring them together.

December 6, 2011

Within the first day the summit reached capacity of 400 participants and had 200 people on a waiting list

Four hundred health and wellness officials and sports enthusiasts gathered at the first-ever Nike N7 Sports Summit in Beaverton, Ore., held at the Nike World Campus on Oct. 28 to Oct. 30.

The summit was organized by Nike N7 to better educate and provide tools for Native communities to better the lives of communities through sport and creating positive change.

December 5, 2011

Gala planned for Dec. 10 at Osage Event Center is canceled eight days before the event

An Osage Holiday Gala hosted by a group of Osage citizens that was supposed to help raise money to benefit Osage Youth and the Osage Tribal Museum was canceled eight days before the event.

News of the cancellation began mid-Friday morning on Dec. 2, when the Osage Minerals Council posted a notice about the cancellation on their Web site. The gala was planned for Dec. 10.

November 29, 2011

Osage Holiday Gala planned for Dec. 10 at Osage Event Center is $200 a ticket

An Osage Holiday Gala hosted by a group of Osage citizens to help raise money to benefit Osage Youth and the Osage Tribal Museum will be held on Dec. 10 at the Osage Casino Events Center in Tulsa.

The Osage Tribal Museum, The Osage Foundation, the Notah Begay III Foundation and the Nike N7 Fund will all benefit from funds raised at the gala. The money raised for the foundations and fund will essentially benefit the Osage youth.

Ticket prices are set at $200 a plate and $10,000 for a premium table of 10 that includes a VIP Reception at the host hotel.

November 3, 2011

Wilson Pipestem lauds Trust Team members for their work

WASHINGTON – The Oct. 21 ceremonial signing of the $380 million Osage Trust Settlement came to a poignant end with words of gratitude, praise and a few tears shed among those involved in reaching the settlement with the federal government.

More than 50 people joined the Osage Trust Team and their attorneys who represented the elected Osage leaders and shareholders for a reception at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian after the signing ceremony that morning at the Department of Interior headquarters.

October 21, 2011

Osage delegation attends signing ceremony of Osage Trust Case settlement at the Department of Interior headquarters

WASHINGTON – The Osage Trust Team sat down with U.S. Department of Interior officials Oct. 21 and signed the $380 million settlement agreement for decades of mismanagement of the Osage Minerals Estate.

The signing of the settlement closes the litigation chapter involving the mismanagement of the Osage minerals estate and opens a new one, filled of prosperity and new relations with the U.S. Government, said Osage Minerals Council Chairman Galen Crum.

October 6, 2011

Pipestem: ‘It’s been an honor for me to work with different Osage leaders who have had any part of the [Osage Trust] case . . .’

As night fell Wilson Pipestem would watch his father walk through the doors of their home and make his way to his home office.

Pipestem always followed, pencil and paper in hand.

“I’d go into his office and do my homework,” Pipestem said. “My father was an attorney for the Osage Tribe and he played an important role in identifying the problems that led to this case (Osage Trust Case), so I grew up following him, and so I knew what it would be like to take on this sort of case where I would see him working late nights in the office.”

August 17, 2011

Wilson Pipestem: “We believe this is the largest settlement [with a Native American tribe] in the history of the United States.”

It could be a very good Christmas for Osage shareholders.

The Osage Trust Team announced today (Aug. 17) that they have made an agreement to tentatively settle the Osage Trust Case for $380 million, ending an 11-year court battle with the United States government over the mismanagement of the Osage minerals estate. That is a payout of $155,136 per full share to be made on, or before, Dec. 5 of this year.

May 31, 2011

Nation expects High Court to decide fate of case by end of June

The acting U.S. Solicitor General filed an amicus curiae brief May 27 to the U.S. Supreme Court advising the justices not to hear the Osage Nation’s reservation status case.

July 2, 2010
Check out Pawhuska In-Lon-Schka photos
June 11, 2010
Enjoy photos from the 2010 Grayhorse In-Lon-Schka dances
April 29, 2010
Wilson Pipestem and Jim Tuite will be at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center to discuss Osage Trust Cases
October 20, 2009

The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is seeking input from Indian Country regarding energy resource development through roundtable discussions with tribes nationwide

July 17, 2009

Shareholders could receive roughly $139,000 per headright

The Osage Nation’s attorneys are “hopeful” that the Nation’s nine-year-old Trust lawsuit against the U.S. government might be nearing an end.

“Our goal is to get a judgment or settlement as quickly as we can,” said Wilson Pipestem, the Nation’s attorney for the case, at a trust update meeting June 11 at the Wahzhazhi Cultural Center. “I’m very optimistic . . . I’m hopeful that this could happen within the year.”