Osage Congress begins special session today

The Fifth Osage Nation convened for its fourth special session today in the Congressional Chambers building in Pawhuska.

According to a Dec. 14 executive proclamation issued by Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear, the Congress is slated to consider the following matters:

- Consideration of approving a limited sovereign immunity waiver for a contract with Paycom Software Inc. The company is a payroll and human resources technology provider.

- A supplemental appropriation to the language and cultural resources division for preserving and copying Osage records with the Jesuit Archives.

- A supplemental appropriation to the governmental operations division for upgrading the fire hydrant system in the Hominy Indian Village.

Special sessions may last up to 10 days or extended by three days at the written request of two-thirds of the Congress, according to the Osage Constitution.

To view filed legislation and the Congressional calendar for scheduled sessions and committee meetings, go online to:

The sessions and meetings are also live streamed at the following link: