By Amanda Proctor
Ha.we, wa.zha.zhe zha.ahe, wee.tah: Ponca.me (Amanda Proctor). I am asking for your support in my effort to serve as a member of the Osage Nation Congress.
I am an attorney of record in the case of Fletcher v. United States, which seeks to require the United States to account for the alienation of the Osage Mineral Estate from Osage to non-Osage hands. As such, I am fluent in the 1906 Act and its 13 amendatory laws. I am a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Tulsa College of Law.
I am a descendant of Joseph Boulanger of Elgin, Kansas. I was introduced to the Indian cultural community at age 11, and you frequently will find me dancing in the powwow arena as well as under the arbor in June.
As a licensed attorney, I have provided legal counsel and assistance concerning the acquisition of an existing retail and office complex by a local tribe, the development of a 25-unit low-income housing tax credit project for an Indian housing authority and a multi-million-dollar financing project for a tribal casino. At the request and direction of the Osage Nation, I have assisted with civil litigation concerning the former management of the Osage, LLC and third parties, which resulted in federal civil prosecution of those third parties by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
I have built solid working relationships with tribes and tribal entities throughout Oklahoma, including those involved with economic development and social services. I currently serve as an attorney for the Osage Nation, the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, the Delaware Tribe, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Absentee Shawnee Housing Authority. I am well-versed in any and all aspects of federal program compliance, tribal self-governance, jurisdiction, corporate due diligence, code development, labor and employment law, and gaming.
I intend to put this knowledge and experience to work for the Osage people. I support the development of a 12-chair dialysis unit and mobile dialysis unit. I also support gaming revenue distributions for the benefit of the elderly. I support the acquisition of cultural properties (including historic Osage homes) and restricted land under individual ownership. I believe that our future depends upon access to decent, safe and sanitary housing. Because it is my greatest passion, I will do everything in my power to turn earth for the development of affordable rental, lease-purchase and assisted-living housing communities for Osage people.
Original Publish Date: 2018-03-14 00:00:00