Thursday, March 27, 2014

Osage Shareholder Matters--March-April 2014

Post your comments, questions, information and concerns for Osage Shareholders here.

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NEW! To listen to the Mineral Council Meetings online go to the Audio/Video Archive web page at http://www.osagetribe.com/main_view_video.aspx and http://osagenation.co/minerals-council/council-meeting-information/

NEW! Oil Market Tracking Website: http://oil-price.net/

The Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee information is located at http://www.bia.gov/osageregneg/

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Welcome to the Osage Blog!

Where the Osage Discussions left off, let the new Osage Blog begin. We're here to keep the Osage Nation government honest, to protect the Shareholders and give a voice to the members of the Osage Tribal community. Let us know what you think about what is happening and why.

OPEN Disclosure: The Osage Blog is not affiliated in any way with the Osage News, the official newspaper of the Osage Nation or the Osage Nation Government including any of its instrumentalities or affiliates.

A HUGE thanks goes out to the Osage News for graciously including us on their Resources web page located at http://osagenews.org/resource/osage-pre-election-news We do wish to clarify that this is not the personal blog of just one person or persons because it has been set up as an online communication center in service to all Osages so that we have a place to find out information about what is going on with other Osages around the country, in Osage County and to share our views about what is happening on a daily basis with the new Osage Nation government and its various divisions or entities.

We're nine months old today,  March 18th, 2014! A BIG THANKS to all of you who are making the Osage Blog an active communication tool for Osages all over the world. Our statistics for the month are as follows:

Page views all time history: 55,283.

Ten top countries this month:
United States
7758
Ukraine
214
Poland
163
Germany
105
France
63
Russia
61
Brazil
59
China
52
Turkey
18
Indonesia
17

Thanks again Osages and keep on Bloggin'...

Conversation--Part 2--March-April 2014

You have a voice.  Let it be heard.  It's important for the future development of our new government that the officials we elect hear from us.  You know what to do...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Conversation October-November 2013

October 2013 comments continue here as we have run out of room for all of the comments to post on one page at Conversation August-September-October 2013.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Conversation August-September-October 2013

August 2013 Comments continue here as we have run out of room for all of the comments to post on one page at Conversation July-August 2013.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Conversation July-August 2013

You have a voice.  Let it be heard.  It's important for the future development of our new government that the officials we elect hear from us.  You know what to do...

Sunday, June 30, 2013

New Topic: Osage Casino Build Out

Is it fair that the Chief has a consulting company working for him and that Manhattan Builders (an Osage, LLC., subsidiary) is subcontracting the work rather than building it direct as a company?  What do you think about this situation?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New Topic: Osage Health Care and Education

For more information about the Obamacare Marketplace and Native Americans go to www.healthcare.gov

The Pawhuska Indian Health Center information is located at http://www.ihs.gov/oklahoma/index.cfm?module=dsp_okao_su_pawnee  April Gothard is the Director and they have a Benefit Coordinator that may be of help to guide you through what health benefits and programs are available.

Osage Nation Health Limited Benefit Card information is located at http://osagenation.co/department-directory/constituent-services/health-benefits-information/

Travel Tip and Advisory: If you travel outside of the United States (leave U.S. soil even on a cruise ship) register with the U.S. Consulate at The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at https://step.state.gov/step/

College and Scholarship Information is available at http://www.osagetribe.com/education/info_sub_page.aspx?subpage_id=5

Monday, June 24, 2013

New Topic: More on the Inaugural Osage Nation Declaratory Judgment Case on Nepotism

View the article, Former tribal judge assisted ON Supreme Court on declaratory judgment case at http://osagenews.org/article/former-osage-tribal-judge-assisted-supreme-court-declaratory-judgment-case  See the Final Order SPC-2013-01 in this case at http://www.osagetribe.com/judicial/news_story.aspx?news_id=3077

Congratulations to the Osage Nation Congress who voted to override the Chief's veto on the anti-nepotism bill ONCA 13-53 while in Special Session 6.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

New Topic: Gotta Love It

This post is just for us Osages to share matters of the heart...

I'm not advertising here but this one did wend its way home: "Look your dog in the eye... http://view.ed4.net/v/EDWCCQT/T0AKO/E9WC6VW/2CYYZ/MAILACTION=1

Take a look at these darling precious tiny selves in this photo from the article in the Osage News: ON Prevention striving to improve the lives of Native youth at http://osagenews.org/article/prevention-striving-improve-lives-native-youth

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Topic: Osage Culture and other activities in the Osage and about other Osage groups around the country.

at Post your comments, questions, information or concerns about this topic here.

Example:

The Wahzhazhe an Osage Ballet website can be found at https://osageballet.com/ See also Maria Tallchief Tribute August 9, 2013 at http://osagenews.org/article/osage-nation-pay-tribute-maria-tallchief-aug-9

Items of Cultural interest are located on the Facebook page of the Osage News: https://www.facebook.com/OsageNews?ref=stream&hc_location=stream
BIG NEWS! The Osage Language Department is seriously beginning to take a look at online classes and is offering a survey to find out the level of interest in taking classes via the internet. See http://osagetribe.com/language/news_story.aspx?news_id=3184 The Survey is located at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9D9QDSV The Fall 2013 Schedule is now available at http://www.osagetribe.com/language/info.aspx The Class Enrollment Form is available at http://www.osagetribe.com/language/uploads/Language-Enrollment20120814.pdf

Wah-Sha-She Park at Hula Lake information is available at http://www.osagetribe.com/communications/uploads/hulahflyer3.pdf

NEW!
 
Cultural Activities: See http://osagenation.co/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Annette-Gore-Library-Newsletter-October.pdf and Archives for the Annette Gore Library Newsletter at http://osagenation.co/annette-gore-newsletter-oct-13/


United Osages of Southern California: contact William Myers (760) 500-2266 or e-mail billmyers1729@gmail.com 

Northern California Osage web site: http://northerncaliforniaosage.org/ and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/46460923890/ e-mail osages@northerncaliforniaosage.org

Osages of the Pacific Northwest web site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PacificNorthwestOsages/ and e-mail PacificNorthwestOsages@yahoogroups.com

The Association of New Mexico Osages: contact Richard Chissoe at (505) 659-6235 or e-mail wacontse@hotmail.com and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/AssociationofNMOsages/

Texas Osages web site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TexasOsage/ and e-mail TexasOsage@yahoogroups.com

NEW! Association of Osages in Arizona (AOA) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/740205495991107/

The Texas Osage Association at https://www.facebook.com/groups/243867175782985/?ref=br_tf

Archive #1: Osage Shareholder Matters

This thread is now closed. Go to http://osageblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/osage-shareholder-matters-continued.html

Adding a new Topic for Discussion

List your new topics for discussion here.

HOT TOPIC! Osage Nation Executive Branch and the Office of the Chiefs

To register your comments, information, questions and concerns about the activities of the Osage Nation Executive Branch and the Office of the Chiefs list them here.


Osage Nation Spending

To register your comments, questions or concerns about the spending of the Osage Nation list them here.

OSAGE GOVERNMENT AUDIT PETITION--Sign the petition NOW at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/449/128/858/osage-government-audit/#599522638?taf_id=9827534&cid=fb_na%23bbfb=599522638

To keep an eye on Osage Nation spending now and through the upcoming Regular Tzi-Zho Session, check frequently the web page for Congressional Appropriations Meetings at http://www.osagetribe.com/congress/info_sub_page.aspx?subpage_id=236 

To check on the progress of all Sessions of the Osage Nation Third Congress go to http://www.osagetribe.com/congress/info_sub_page.aspx?subpage_id=272

The Osage Nation Congress

To register your comments, information, questions and and concerns about the activities of the Osage Nation Congress list them here:

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The temporary website of the Osage Nation Congress is listed here: http://osagenation.co/government/congress/

The website of the Osage Nation Congress is listed here: http://www.osagetribe.com/congress/

For the link to the Osage Nation Congressional Documents visit: http://www.osagetribe.com/congress/info_sub_page.aspx?subpage_id=230

For the link to the Congressional Legislation web page visit: http://www.osagetribe.com/congress/info_sub_page.aspx?subpage_id=189

Get to know your representatives in the Osage Congress: http://www.osagetribe.com/congress/about_us.aspx

To contact the members of the Osage Nation Congress visit: http://www.osagetribe.com/congress/contact.aspx

September 2013 Congressional Calendar: http://www.osagetribe.com/congress/event_detail.aspx?news_id=3226

To listen to the Congressional Session recordings and Committee Meetings go to the Audio/Video Archive:
http://www.osagetribe.com/main_view_video.aspx


The Third Congress 7th Special Session: http://www.osagetribe.com/congress/news_story.aspx?news_id=31 

NEW! The Third Congress 8th Special Session will meet on October 21, 2013. The Agenda includes the meeting of the Select Committee of Inquiry (SCOI) to issue its report to the full Osage Nation Congress. See http://osagenation.co/government/congress/


The Tzi-Zho Fall Regular Session of Congress begins on September 3, 2013. To follow the progress visit http://www.osagetribe.com/congress/info_sub_page.aspx?subpage_id=286 

The Motion for a Select Committee of Inquiry along with the charges read out against Principal Chief John D. Red Eagle on the floor of the Osage Nation Congress on July 8, 2013, was seconded by Congressman Daniel Boone.

The official copy of the Motion for a Select Committee of Inquiry is available for immediate download at http://app6.websitetonight.com/projects/1/2/1/5/1215402/uploads/Motion_for_Select_Committee_of_Inquiry.pdf PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ ALL OF IT.  It includes the fifteen (15) allegations against Chief John D. Red Eagle that warrant an investigation on behalf of the Osage people to be initiated by the Osage Congress.  

The Motion for a Select Committee of Inquiry was voted on in Special Session by all attending members of the Osage Nation Congress and the vote was yes on the part of every one of them. Congressman Archie Mason was not in attendance and as a result, did not vote on the Motion. This Committee has been created and formed as of July 9, 2013. 

Osage Election Information for the General and Mineral Council Candidates running in June of 2014

Post your information as a Candidate, about the Candidates running in the upcoming election or election information here.

Examples:

The Osage Nation Election Board and Office is located at http://osagenation.co/category/news/election-board/ Visit the information web pages regularly for updates at http://www.osagetribe.com/electionboard/info.aspx and http://www.osagetribe.com/electionboard/about_us.aspx Contact information is available at http://www.osagetribe.com/electionboard/contact.aspx The governing documents web page has also been recently updated at http://www.osagetribe.com/electionboard/info_sub_page.aspx?subpage_id=4 The Election Board Meeting Agenda Minutes are available at http://www.osagetribe.com/electionboard/welcome_sub_page.aspx?subpage_id=4 The Election Board Meeting yearly schedule is available by clicking on the underlined text: NEXT MEETINGREGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE 

NEW! The Absentee Ballot Request Form for 2014, featuring a check box to become a Permanent Absentee Ballot Voter, is now available for immediate download at http://www.osagetribe.com/electionboard/uploads/Forms/05AAbsenteeBallotRequest.pdf  The Primary Election for Principal Chief and Assistant Principal Chief will be held on March 10, 2014. The General Election for the Principal Chief, Assistant Principal Chief, the Osage Nation members of Congress who come up for reelection in this cycle and the Minerals Council will be held on June 2, 2014.

How to Judge a Candidate from the League of Women Voters, click on the link http://www.lwv.org/content/how-judge-candidate