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John Star Bighorse announces candidacy for Fourth Osage Nation Congress

Vote #4 on June 2, 2014!!!

I am the son of the late Lisa McGuire and Vann and Mary Bighorse. I am the Grandson of Kenny and Toby Bighorse; Jack and the late Lillie Paige (Wagoshe) McGuire.  I am the eldest of two siblings, Mary (Bighorse) Wildcat and Michael Randolph Lookout.  I am married to Leah (Harris) Bighorse and have four children John Jr., Jaycie, Madison and JackLynn.  I am a descendant of the Osage and Cherokee Tribes.  I am from the Eagle Clan and from the Pawhuska District within the Osage Tribe.  I have served for many years as a Singer for Pawhuska, Hominy and Grayhorse Districts.   

I attended Pawhuska Public Schools and Graduated in May of 1996 with my High School Diploma.  I then worked in the oil field for a few years before I decided to continue on with my Education. My wife, son, and I moved to Lawrence, KS.  I attended Haskell Indian Nations University and played two years of NAIA football before I made a choice to focus on my discipline in college.  I Graduated in December of 2004 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education.  My family and I moved back to Pawhuska, OK.  Since that time I have been employed by the Osage Nation.  I have worked with the Boys & Girls Club and the Osage Nation Tax Commission. I have also had the Privilege to serve our Community on the Pawhuska School Board for 3 years as well.

Vision for Change

Since my Degree is in Education and I have children I see a Great need in various programs related to Education. We need to have the Tutoring Program up and running when school starts (semester), as well as Education Camps during the summer to continue to enrich our Future and not let Slide Backwards. Our children, as High School students, need to be prepared for what lies in front of them, such as applying for summer jobs, preparing for college entrance exams, and applying for scholarships. These are milestones in the lives of our children that should start in Junior High, not when they are a Junior or Senior in High School.  Across the board there should be money for Each Individual Student “NO” matter where you attend School (College). By providing Educational opportunities for our Osage Children and Adults, we will be giving them the best possible chance for SUCCESS. I will support our Tribal Programs that are already established and that may need expansion in services they deliver (i.e., Social Services and Health Care). I would like to see Tribal Programs take their Services and Information and Present it to the Osages who reside off the Reservation. I as well would like to see Economic Growth within the Osage Nation.

I am Reliable, Accountable, Honest, and a Leader. I Humbly ask for Your Vote. Vote #4 and “HELP ME HELP YOU PROTECT OUR NATION & FUTURE”. We “All” as Osage People Have a Voice.

 

Respectfully,

John Star Bighorse

 

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Original Publish Date: 2014-06-02 00:00:00

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