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Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization
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Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization (May 17, 2018)

A funding bill advancing on Capitol Hill is a win overall for Indian Country except for one big issue: a reorganization that tribes have been told little to nothing about.

Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again
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Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again (May 14, 2018)

For the third time in an Indian law case, the nation's highest court has asked the Trump administration for guidance despite a lack of leadership in key executive positions.

Osage Nation citizen wins election as mayor in Oklahoma's largest city
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Osage Nation citizen wins election as mayor in Oklahoma's largest city (February 20, 2018)

David Holt, a citizen of the Osage Nation, will be the first Native person to serve as mayor of Oklahoma City.

Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film
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Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film (January 11, 2018)

Jim Gray won’t forget. His parents made sure of that, naming him for a great-grandfather who fell victim to greed and racism, along with so many Osage people.

Osage Nation continues language revitalization efforts with mobile application
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Osage Nation continues language revitalization efforts with mobile application (November 2, 2017)

The Osage Nation is keeping its language alive with the help of new technology.

Osage Nation clears another hurdle in long-running fight with wind farm in Oklahoma
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Osage Nation clears another hurdle in long-running fight with wind farm in Oklahoma (October 24, 2017)

The Osage Nation has cleared another hurdle its long-running dispute with a wind farm in Oklahoma but the battle is far from over.

Osage Nation prepared to fight state over water rights on historic reservation
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Osage Nation prepared to fight state over water rights on historic reservation (October 12, 2017)

The Osage Nation and the state of Oklahoma are clashing over the tribe's water rights.

Osage Nation secures landmark decision in dispute over construction of wind farm
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Osage Nation secures landmark decision in dispute over construction of wind farm (September 18, 2017)

A landmark decision from a federal appeals court clears the way for the Osage Nation to recover damages from the operators of a contested wind farm in Oklahoma.

Bureau of Indian Affairs approves first HEARTH Act regulations of Trump era
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Bureau of Indian Affairs approves first HEARTH Act regulations of Trump era (September 6, 2017)

Two more tribes are taking advantage of the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act, a self-determination law that has proven popular in Indian Country.

Osage Nation loses attempt to block county's wind development ordinance
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Osage Nation loses attempt to block county's wind development ordinance (August 1, 2017)

The Osage Nation continues to fight wind energy developments in northeastern Oklahoma despite setbacks in the courts.

Osage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in court
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Osage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in court (May 4, 2017)

Tribal citizens who are seeking a long-overdue accounting of their trust funds have suffered a setback in their historic lawsuit.

Book Review: Osage murders explored in 'Killers of Flower Moon'
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Book Review: Osage murders explored in 'Killers of Flower Moon' (April 13, 2017)

'Killers of the Flower Moon' details the murders of dozens -- if not hundreds -- of Osage Nation citizens who were targeted because of their oil royalty payments.

Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee
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Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee (March 23, 2017)

Wednesday was just another busy day for Neil Gorsuch and the federal appeals court where he has served as a judge for a decade.

Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes
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Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes (March 22, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court hasn't always been kind to Indian Country but a federal judge from Colorado appears ready to ensure tribes will be treated fairly.

Osage Nation passes referendum to legalize same-sex marriage
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Osage Nation passes referendum to legalize same-sex marriage (March 21, 2017)

Tribal law previously restricted marriages to a man and a woman.

Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law
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Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law (February 1, 2017)

Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge, has sided with Indian interests in some major cases.

Osage Nation hails federal complaint in misappropriation case
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Osage Nation hails federal complaint in misappropriation case (January 30, 2017)

The Securities and Exchange Commission is going after former advisers who are accused of cheating the tribe out of at least $1 million.

Pawnee Nation reports more extensive damage from earthquake
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Pawnee Nation reports more extensive damage from earthquake (September 7, 2016)

Seven of the tribe's 15 buildings, including the main administrative building, suffered extensive damage.

Osage Nation celebrates $74M acquisition of ancestral territory
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Osage Nation celebrates $74M acquisition of ancestral territory (August 25, 2016)

The Oklahoma tribe is filing a land-into-trust application for the 43,000-acre ranch Bluestem Ranch.

Ballet company from Osage Nation shares story with New Mexico audiences
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Ballet company from Osage Nation shares story with New Mexico audiences (August 5, 2016)

'Wahzhazhe' has been staged in Oklahoma, Washington, D.C, and even before Pope Francis.

Osage Nation finalizes purchase of big ranch property for $74M
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Osage Nation finalizes purchase of big ranch property for $74M (June 10, 2016)

The acquisition of the 43,000-acre Bluestem Ranch makes the tribe one of the largest landowners in Osage County, Oklahoma.

Osage Nation signs compact to address adult protective services
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Osage Nation signs compact to address adult protective services (May 20, 2016)

The tribe and the state will work together to protect vulnerable adults on Osage land.

Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly
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Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly (May 13, 2016)

The tribes will plant milkweed on their lands in order to boost the populations of the threatened butterfly.

Muscogee Nation looking to sign Cobell land buy-back agreement
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Muscogee Nation looking to sign Cobell land buy-back agreement (February 1, 2016)

The tribe would only be the third in Oklahoma to participate in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Basketball coach suspended after arrests by Osage Nation police
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Basketball coach suspended after arrests by Osage Nation police (January 20, 2016)

Chad Kills Crow only started working at Pawhuska High School last summer but has been sidelined for the rest of the boys basketball season.

Osage Nation royalty owners score big win on trust accounting
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Osage Nation royalty owners score big win on trust accounting (January 13, 2016)

The tribal government received a $380 million settlement to resolve trust mismanagement claims but individual headright owners weren't a part of that deal.

Cobell plaintiffs offer update on distribution of settlement funds
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Cobell plaintiffs offer update on distribution of settlement funds (January 6, 2016)

Attorneys are working closely with Indian Country to find as many additional beneficiaries as possible by April 30, 2016.

Osage Nation accuses former employee of adding non-Indians to rolls
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Osage Nation accuses former employee of adding non-Indians to rolls (October 6, 2015)

A former assistant director of membership for the tribe is facing three counts of tampering with public records.

Ballet company from Osage Nation to perform for Pope Francis
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Ballet company from Osage Nation to perform for Pope Francis (September 24, 2015)

The tribe has a long connection with the Catholic Church that dates back to the 1600s.

Osage Nation acquires three commercial properties for $272K
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Osage Nation acquires three commercial properties for $272K (September 16, 2015)

Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear said the purchases in downtown Pawhuska, Oklahoma, made economic sense for the tribe.

Osage Nation considers stronger role over energy production
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Osage Nation considers stronger role over energy production (September 10, 2015)

A proposal could see the tribe taking over duties from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

AmeriCorps awards grants to tribes in New Mexico and Oklahoma
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AmeriCorps awards grants to tribes in New Mexico and Oklahoma (September 8, 2015)

Tribes will use the money for environmental, heath, veterans and elder-youth programs.

Quapaw Tribe hosts relatives for annual language conference
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Quapaw Tribe hosts relatives for annual language conference (July 30, 2015)

Members of six tribes are meeting to discuss ways to preserve their closely-related languages.

Editorial: Osage Nation loses out with energy development rules
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Editorial: Osage Nation loses out with energy development rules (July 6, 2015)

Tribal shareholders are paid a percentage of the revenue from oil and gas production on the county’s 1.4 million acres.

Energy Department to host tribal renewable energy workshop
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Energy Department to host tribal renewable energy workshop (June 1, 2015)

Chris Deschene, a member of the Navajo Nation who is the new director of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, will be at the event in Oklahoma.

Osage Nation expects to see offers from land buy-back program
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Osage Nation expects to see offers from land buy-back program (May 28, 2015)

The tribe signed a cooperative agreement with the Interior Department to engage in outreach with individual Indian landowners.

Osage Nation fires officer who was involved in fatal accident
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Osage Nation fires officer who was involved in fatal accident (May 15, 2015)

Shawn Watashe, a member of the Muscogee Nation, was killed on May 1 after he was struck by a police vehicle.

Marguerite Dennison from Osage Nation marks 100th birthday
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Marguerite Dennison from Osage Nation marks 100th birthday (May 7, 2015)

The Osage Nation Mineral Council presented the centurion with a Pendleton, flowers and a cake.

Cobell legal team still searching for beneficiaries in Oklahoma
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Cobell legal team still searching for beneficiaries in Oklahoma (May 6, 2015)

About 700 members of the Osage Nation are owed about $9 million from the $3.4 billion trust fund settlement.

Osage Nation adopts banishment for dangerous drug offenders
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Osage Nation adopts banishment for dangerous drug offenders (May 5, 2015)

People who are convicted of selling, manufacturing or distributing dangerous drugs now face a mandatory banishment of five years or more.

Delaware Tribe increases minimum wage to $1.25 above federal
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Delaware Tribe increases minimum wage to $1.25 above federal (March 24, 2015)

Effective immediately, employees will make $8.50 an hour.

Osage Nation expects to see $7.4M in Cobell consolidation offers
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Osage Nation expects to see $7.4M in Cobell consolidation offers (January 27, 2015)

The offers will go out to nearly 700 landowners, The Osage News reported.

Osage Nation to avoid FedEx due to association with NFL team
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Osage Nation to avoid FedEx due to association with NFL team (September 24, 2014)

The company pays for the naming rights to the stadium where the team plays and its president is a member of the team’s ownership group.

Tribes in Oklahoma raise their minimum wage above federal level
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Tribes in Oklahoma raise their minimum wage above federal level (September 15, 2014)

At least five tribes, including two with large enterprises, have raised their minimum wage well above the federal standard of $7.25 per hour.

NPR: Osage Nation disputes wind development on mineral estate
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NPR: Osage Nation disputes wind development on mineral estate (August 19, 2014)

Leaders and members of the Osage Nation are questioning wind energy projects in northeastern Oklahoma out of fear it could affect their mineral rights.

Vince Logan starts work as leader of Office of Special Trustee
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Vince Logan starts work as leader of Office of Special Trustee (July 11, 2014)

Osage Nation citizen brings a background in financial and investment management to the job.

Osage Nation holds inauguration for new chief and other leaders
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Osage Nation holds inauguration for new chief and other leaders (July 3, 2014)

Geoffrey Standing Bear took the oath of office as principal chief and Raymond Red Corn was sworn in as assistant chief

Senate confirms Vince Logan to run Office of the Special Trustee
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Senate confirms Vince Logan to run Office of the Special Trustee (June 26, 2014)

Position has been vacant since the start of the Obama administration in January 2009.

Osage Nation elects Geoffrey Standing Bear as principal chief
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Osage Nation elects Geoffrey Standing Bear as principal chief (June 3, 2014)

Raymond Red Corn won election as assistant chief.

Osage Nation heads to polls to choose chief and assistant chief
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Osage Nation heads to polls to choose chief and assistant chief (June 2, 2014)

Tribe will elect a new chief to replace John D. Red Eagle, who was impeached in January.

Indian Times: Weekly recap of news affecting Oklahoma tribes
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Indian Times: Weekly recap of news affecting Oklahoma tribes (May 19, 2014)

Tobacco compact, Indian education, federal nominees and the minimum wage were in the news.

Radio: Tribes take over management of state parks in Oklahoma
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Radio: Tribes take over management of state parks in Oklahoma (April 10, 2014)

StateImpact Oklahoma checks in on the Osage Nation and the Chickasaw Nation to find out how they are managing state parks.

US Judgment Fund used to pay out out tribal trust settlements
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US Judgment Fund used to pay out out tribal trust settlements (March 10, 2014)

The federal government's Judgment Fund has been used to pay out a slew of tribal trust fund settlements.

Osage Nation Congress impeaches John Red Eagle as chief
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Osage Nation Congress impeaches John Red Eagle as chief (January 21, 2014)

The Congress of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma voted to remove Chief John Red Eagle as chief this morning after finding him guilty of violating tribal law.

Osage Nation Chief John Red Eagle loses bid to stop removal
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Osage Nation Chief John Red Eagle loses bid to stop removal (January 7, 2014)

Chief John Red Eagle of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma will face a removal trial after losing a lawsuit in tribal court.

Senate committee advances Vince Logan nomination at OST
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Senate committee advances Vince Logan nomination at OST (January 6, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee voted last month to advance the nomination of Vince Logan to serve as the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Audio from SCIA hearing for nomination of Vince Logan at OST
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Audio from SCIA hearing for nomination of Vince Logan at OST (December 11, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a nomination hearing this afternoon for Vince Logan to serve as the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Osage Nation criticizes regulation that allows for eagle deaths
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Osage Nation criticizes regulation that allows for eagle deaths (December 11, 2013)

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is criticizing a new regulation that allows companies to kill or harm eagles without penalty.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets OST nomination hearing
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets OST nomination hearing (December 9, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has scheduled a nomination hearing for Vince Logan to serve as the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Osage Nation Congress votes to convene removal trial of chief
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Osage Nation Congress votes to convene removal trial of chief (November 19, 2013)

The Congress of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma voted unanimously on Friday to convene a removal trial against Chief John Red Eagle.