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Osage News Candidate Questionnaire – Billy Keene

The Osage News asked candidates to answer 13 questions about their families, Osage culture, work experience and education. The News did not edit their responses and all questions were optional.

1)    Name: Billy Keene

2)    Osage Name: Ki-He-Kah-Doi

3)    Clan: Eagle

4)    Osage District: Zon-Zo-Li

5)    Family: Single, have two sons, Carson Keene and ROK. Ages 14 and 2.

6)    Osage ancestry: Mother is Margaret Denise Keene, Daughter of Cecelia Red Eagle Thornton and Wiley Thornton, Cecelia was the daughter of Harry Red Eagle Sr. and Mary Red Eagle, Harry Red Eagle Sr. was the oldest son of Paul Red Eagle and Cecilia Red Eagle, Mary Pappin was the daughter of E-Gron-Kah-Shin-Keh and Hum-Pah-To-Kah.

7)    Education: I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Haskell Indian Nations University and a Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law with a Certificate in Indian Law.

8)    Work Experience: I have worked in multiple positions within the Osage Nation that includes working for the Gaming industry. Currently, I work for the Osage Nation Compliance Department. We provide internal reviews and oversight for over 30 tribal departments.

9)    Are you cultural? I have danced at the Osage In-Lon-Schka for 22 years. I can speak some Osage.

10) Are you related to any other candidate? Melissa Dailey is my Second Cousin

11) Are you related to a current Osage official? No

12) Anything else you would like to add? Osage culture is important to me, it is what makes us who we are. I am thankful to have been around Osage elders like my uncle Harry Red Eagle Jr. and Eddy Red Eagle Jr. my whole life. Being around knowledgeable Osage elders who are well-versed in our Osage ways has been a blessing.


Osage News

Original Publish Date: 2020-05-03 00:00:00

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