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Osage Nation opens first congressional session

The first session of the new Osage Nation Congress began this week.

The Congress was created when the tribe reorganized its government. Federal legislation was needed to put the Osages in control of their own affairs.

Twelve people are serving on the first Congress. Six will six-year terms and the other six will serve four-year terms.

Osage Chief Jim Gray addressed the opening session on Tuesday. "Now for the first time, all Osages, all of us can stand together and take part in a government that we as Osages have created," he said.

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Osages open first congressional session (The Native American Times 9/7)

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