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Eight individuals elected to 5th Osage Minerals Council

For more information on the Minerals Council election, call (918) 287-0010.

Eight individuals were elected to the 5th Osage Minerals Council on June 6.

OMC Election Designee, Billie Ponca, announced the unofficial results at 10:45 p.m. in front of the Osage Minerals Council chambers. Osage shareholders elected to the council were:

  1. Anthony Shackelford
  2. Talee Redcorn
  3. Melissa Currey
  4. Everett Waller
  5. Kenny Bighorse Jr.
  6. Myron F. Red Eagle
  7. Paul S. Revard
  8. Joseph B. Cheshewalla

Finishing 9th through 15th were Cynthia Boone, Stephanie Erwin, Dana Maker Murrell, Margo Gray, Jeff Revard Patten, Justin Ben Patterson and Jimmy “Osage” Dailey.

This will be the first term for Shackelford, Currey and Bighorse Jr. Redcorn was re-elected to his third consecutive term on the council, but he also served on the 1st Osage Minerals Council from 2006 to 2010. Waller was re-elected for his third consecutive term. Red Eagle was re-elected to his second consecutive term but also served on the 2nd Osage Minerals Council from 2010 to 2014. Revard was elected to his second consecutive term, and Cheshewalla was elected for his second term as he also served on the 3rd Osage Minerals Council from 2014 to 2018.

Voting for the eight Osage Minerals Council seats is restricted to tribal citizens older than the age of 18 whose names appear on the quarterly annuity roll at the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Pawhuska Agency as of the last payment. Although every eligible shareholder may cast a vote, each ballot does not necessarily carry the same weight. Each ballot carried the same value as the voter’s headright interest as shown on the last quarterly annuity roll, hence all of the vote counts ended with a fraction.

The Minerals Council election office is located at 813 Grandview Ave., in the OMC chamber offices. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information on the Minerals Council election, call (918) 287-0010.


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Shannon Shaw Dutyhttps://osagenews.org
Shannon Shaw Duty is the editor of the Osage News. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and a master's degree in Legal Studies, Indigenous Peoples Law from the OU College of Law. She served on the Board of Directors for the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) from 2013-2016 and served as a board member and Chairwoman for the Pawhuska Johnson O’Malley Parent Committee from 2017-2020. She is a Chips Quinn Scholar, a former instructor for the Freedom Forum’s Native American Journalism Career Conference and the Freedom Forum’s American Indian Journalism Institute. She is a former reporter for The Santa Fe New Mexican. She is a 2012 recipient of the Native American 40 Under 40 from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED). In 2014 she helped lead the Osage News to receive the Elias Boudinot Free Press Award, NAJA’s highest honor. An Osage tribal member, she and her family are from the Grayhorse District. She currently resides in Pawhuska, Okla., with her husband and six children.

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