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UOSC announces Dec. 10 virtual meeting featuring Osage Nation officials

Based in San Diego County, the UOSC has hosted in-person gatherings for decades for Osage attendees living on the West Coast or in neighboring states

The United Osages of Southern California is hosting a virtual meeting on Saturday, Dec. 10, with presenters from the Osage Nation government in Oklahoma.

UOSC Chairman Greg Clavier announced the virtual meeting will be held on Zoom starting at 1 p.m. Pacific Time featuring ON government officials. Fellow California Osage Aimee Inglis is also co-hosting the meeting with Clavier as with prior virtual meetings.

This is the third UOSC virtual meeting held in recent years with the first two held due to the COVID-19 pandemic and gathering restrictions in California at the time. The UOSC hosted an in-person spring gathering in April featuring a candidate forum for those seeking office in the 2022 General Election.

Those scheduled to appear at the UOSC Zoom meeting include:

  • Vann Bighorse, who is Secretary of Language/ Culture/ Education for the Executive Branch
  • Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear
  • Everett Waller, Chairman of the Osage Minerals Council
  • Alice Goodfox, Speaker of the Eighth ON Congress

Osages interested in attending the Dec. 10 meeting are asked to send an email RSVP to socal.osages@gmail.com by Dec. 7. Clavier can also be reached at the same email for more information.

Based in San Diego County, the UOSC has hosted in-person gatherings for decades for Osage attendees living on the West Coast or in neighboring states. The gatherings usually include presentations from ON officials visiting from Oklahoma, local California Osages or other invited Native American-affiliated organizations presenting information of interest to the attendees.

Author

  • 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 Polacca
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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