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Campaign Trail: Alice Goodfox meets with voters in Hominy Village

The 2022 Osage Nation Election Day is June 6.

HOMINY VILLAGE, Okla. – Seeking a fourth Osage Nation Congressional term, Alice Goodfox hosted a Sunday afternoon meet-and-greet to share her interest in holding legislative office.

During the April 10 event at the village community center, Goodfox acknowledged the familiar faces among the attendees she’s known through the years while living and growing up in Hominy, including those who helped provide food and drink refreshments.

“I can always depend on the people who are here today … I’m very appreciative and I never take your support for granted,” Goodfox said. “This is going to be my fourth term – hopefully – and I’m thankful that I have the support and the love of my family and friends. I get people that come up to me, as the last year’s approaching, and families that ask me to run. I don’t know how much support I may have from that family, but that’s why I’ve signed up again.”

During her legislative tenure, Goodfox has served as chair of several Congressional committees and served two years as Second Speaker. Before running for Congress, Goodfox worked in human resources for the Osage Casinos predecessor Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino enterprise.

Alice Goodfox speaks to attendees of her April 10 meet-and-greet at the Hominy Indian Village community building. CODY HAMMER/Osage News

“I hope everyone knows that I love my Osage people, that’s genuine,” Goodfox said. “Congress is charged with appropriating money, but also writing laws for the education, health and well-being of the Osage citizens that we serve, and I think we’ve been doing a good job of that. What does that look like? I support purchasing our land within our boundaries, I’m always going to support that. I support higher education … When I hear things like ‘I support and love every Osage …” Well, I do too, I’ve got family that lives in Texas, I’ve lived in Texas. I have family that lives in Washington, D.C., I’ve lived in Washington, D.C. I have family that lives in Washington state, I have an aunt in Los Angeles, Calif., and I love those Osages just as much as I love the Osages here.”

Goodfox, a Hominy District cook, also shared she is a restricted landowner, shareholder, “and I believe the people that have supported me over the last 12 years know that, they know where I stand on many issues, what you see is what you get and I’m always available to talk.” Goodfox is one of 13 candidates seeking a seat on the Eighth ON Congress in the June 6, 2022 General Election.


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Benny Polacca
Benny Polacca started at the Osage News in 2009 as a reporter and has covered various stories and events impacting the Osage Nation and Osage people. Polacca is part of the News team awarded the Native American Journalist Association’s Elias Boudinot Free Press Award in 2014 and other NAJA Media Awards and SPJ Oklahoma Pro Chapter awards for news coverage and photography. Polacca is an Arizona State University graduate and participated in the former American Indian Journalism Institute at the University of South Dakota. He previously worked at The Forum newspaper covering the Fargo, N.D. region as the weeknight reporter.

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