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Minerals Council election registration opens March 1

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.

Eight seats are open for the 5th Osage Minerals Council. The candidate registration period opens on March 1 and ends on March 15.

Minerals Council candidates must be an Osage shareholder and acquire 25 signatures from Osage shareholders to run. The signatures must then be approved by the Minerals Council election office for the candidate to be certified. The deadline for OMC candidates to turn in their 25 signatures is April 4.

The Minerals Council “Election Designee,” as named in federal law, is Billie Ponca and the “Assistant Election Designee” is Nikki Revard Lorenzo.

Election Day for Osage shareholders is on June 6 and coincides with the Nation’s General Election for Chief, Assistant Chief and six members of Congress.

Julie Malone, who is on the election board for the Minerals Council election, said staff is putting together packets today for those shareholders interested in running for the council.

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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