Invitation to the 2017 Star Spangled Salute Air Show

Chief Standing Bear holds the Osage Nation’s relationship with the Tinker Air Force Base in high regard. This year, the Tinker Air Force Base has made it a priority to include the Osage Nation in several of their events as they celebrate their 75th Anniversary. The most recent invitation is to attend the 2017 Star Spangled Salute Air Show scheduled for May 20 – 21, 2017. The air show is open to the public and admission is free. There are several events including aerial demonstrations, static displays of various aircrafts, and interactive exhibits.

World Read Aloud Day - Osage Nation

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:30pm


Wah Zha Zhi Health Center 

715 Grandview Avenue

Pawhuska, Okla. 74056

In an effort to support Reach Out and Read’s World Read Aloud Day, we are featuring guest readers at the Wah Zha Zhi Health Clinic throughout the day.  Readers for the day are listed below; although due to busy schedules their times may fluctuate. 

Morning Readers  

1st Readers:  Wildland Fire Department Firemen and Smokey Bear (between 8:00 – 9:00)

2nd Reader:  Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear (between 9:00 – 10:00)

3rd Reader:  Emergency Management Director Bobby Tallchief (between 10:00 – 11:00)

4th Reader:  Osage Nation Policeman Rocky Davis (between 11:00 – 12:00)

Lunch – No Readers at this time

Afternoon Readers

5th Reader:  Helen Brumley, WELA Curriculum Specialist (between 1:00 – 2:00)

6th Reader:  Assistant Principal Chief Raymond Redcorn (between 2:00 – 3:00)

7th Reader:  Kiersten Dailey, Childcare Department (between 3:30 – 4:30)

A couple of the readers will be reading a children’s book specific to their department in addition to reading books that focus on these themes for the day:  Dealing with Your Feelings, Getting Along with Others, and Controlling Myself.  Great topics for anybody!

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Proclamation of Support

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), a national campaign that creates awareness about the high rate of U.S. teens (one out of every three) who are impacted by physical, verbal, sexual and emotional abuse every year. The Osage Nation Family Violence Program (ONFVP) is actively supporting the campaign by sharing information online, getting information to schools and students, and by garnering support from Osage Nation leadership.

Osage Area Schools Fitted with Unique Environmental Learning System

The Osage Nation provided a formal presentation for local educators about the Osage Flint Hills “Place-Based” educational tools

By Geneva HorseChief-Hamilton ON Communications 

Donors, Osage Nation Principal Chief Standing Bear (fourth from left), and educators line-up for a photo following the dedication on Monday, Jan. 23, at the Osage Nation Law Building in Pawhuska, Okla. 


Pawhuska, Oklahoma –December 13, 2016 – Osage Principal Chief Standing Bear has sent a request to the Osage Minerals Council, Osage Nation Energy Services, LLC, and the Osage Congress to jointly meet to work together to increase profitable oil and gas production and Osage headright income.

“I did not invite the Bureau of Indian Affairs or Oil & Gas producers because the Osage government and its enterprise for energy development should meet and find ways to work together for the benefit of our Osage headright owners,” said Chief Standing Bear.

Chief and staff visit with Tinker Air Force Officials

Military regulation encourages discussion and relationship building between US Military bases and Native Sovereign Nations with ties to land

Pawhuska, Okla. (Monday, Sept. 19, 2016) – Senior Advisor to the Principal Chief Johnny Williams, also an Osage and decorated veteran, gifts an Osage Code Talker Coin to Colonel Stephanie P. Wilson, 72nd Air Base Wing Commander, Tinker Air Force Base.


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