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Osage Congress to meet in special session starting Nov. 19

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Benny Polacca

The Sixth Osage Nation Congress will meet for its next special session starting Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.

The special session and Congressional Committee meetings will be held in the ON Capitol Building in Pawhuska.

On Oct. 31, Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear issued an executive proclamation calling for the special session. According to the proclamation, the following subject matters will be visited:

– To consider the approval of a financial auditor for the Nation’s Treasury.

– To consider an appropriation from the Nation’s capital assets fund.

– To consider amendments to the budget control act.

One legislative bill (sponsored by Congressman Eli Potts who is the Congressional Appropriations chairman) is also filed for consideration in the special session.

ONCA 20-01 contains proposed amendments to the Nation’s budget control act, including establishing a revenue advisory commission with seven members including the Assistant Principal Chief, Congressional Speaker, Appropriations Committee chair, ON Treasure and a designee declared in writing, Legislative Branch budget analyst and director of the Congressional Office of Fiscal Performance and Review.

Special sessions may last up to 10 days and can be adjourned before that time limit at the will of the Congress. All Congressional session and committee meetings will be live-streamed online at: https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/multimedia/live-media

For more information on the Congressional special sessions or to view filed bills and resolutions, visit www.osagenation-nsn.gov/who-we-are/legislative-branch       

 


Original Publish Date: 2019-11-15 00:00:00

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  • Benny Polacca

    Title: Senior Reporter

    Email: bpolacca@osagenation-nsn.gov

    Instagram: @bpolacca

    Topic Expertise: Government, Tribal Government, Community

    Languages spoken: English, basic knowledge of Spanish and French

    Benny Polacca (Hopi/ Havasupai/ Pima/ Tohono O’odham) started working at the Osage News in 2009 as a reporter in Pawhuska, Okla., where he’s covered various stories and events that impact the Osage Nation and Osage people. Those newspaper contributions cover a broad spectrum of topics and issues from tribal government matters to features. As a result, Polacca has gained an immeasurable amount of experience in covering Native American affairs, government issues and features so the Osage readership can be better informed about the tribal current affairs the newspaper covers.

    Polacca is part of the Osage News team that was awarded the Native American Journalists Association's Elias Boudinet Free Press Award in 2014 and has won numerous NAJA media awards, as well as awards from the Oklahoma Press Association and SPJ Oklahoma Pro Chapter, for storytelling coverage and photography.

    Polacca earned his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and also participated in the former American Indian Journalism Institute at the University of South Dakota where he was introduced to the basics of journalism and worked with seasoned journalists there and later at The Forum daily newspaper covering the Fargo, N.D. area where he worked as the weeknight reporter.

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Benny Polaccahttps://osagenews.org

Title: Senior Reporter

Email: bpolacca@osagenation-nsn.gov

Instagram: @bpolacca

Topic Expertise: Government, Tribal Government, Community

Languages spoken: English, basic knowledge of Spanish and French

Benny Polacca (Hopi/ Havasupai/ Pima/ Tohono O’odham) started working at the Osage News in 2009 as a reporter in Pawhuska, Okla., where he’s covered various stories and events that impact the Osage Nation and Osage people. Those newspaper contributions cover a broad spectrum of topics and issues from tribal government matters to features. As a result, Polacca has gained an immeasurable amount of experience in covering Native American affairs, government issues and features so the Osage readership can be better informed about the tribal current affairs the newspaper covers.

Polacca is part of the Osage News team that was awarded the Native American Journalists Association's Elias Boudinet Free Press Award in 2014 and has won numerous NAJA media awards, as well as awards from the Oklahoma Press Association and SPJ Oklahoma Pro Chapter, for storytelling coverage and photography.

Polacca earned his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and also participated in the former American Indian Journalism Institute at the University of South Dakota where he was introduced to the basics of journalism and worked with seasoned journalists there and later at The Forum daily newspaper covering the Fargo, N.D. area where he worked as the weeknight reporter.

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