Our mission is to effectively support and facilitate to action the Osage Nation's overall strategy by applying sound project and grants management principles and best practices. All work is aimed to achieve the Chief's goals as well as the goals within the Strategic Plan.
Chief Standing Bear's Goals:
Maintain or increase funding for core benefits including education scholarships, the Health Benefit Card, Burial Assis. and Financial Hardship Assis.
Re-establish the surface reservation through land purchases
Expand language and retain culture
Develop a comprehensive healthcare system
Promote healthy communities through wellness initiatives and partnerships
Create and develop a premier Osage school system
Create safer communities through strong law enforcement
Improve government-to-government relations through effective communication
Eliminate the manufacture and distribution of illegal substances in our villages
Ensure the Osage government is accountable to the Osage people
In 2007, Osage Nation officials embarked on a quest to develop a strategic plan, with the core purpose being "To strengthen our government and society in order to preserve and perpetuate a full and abundant Osage way of life that benefits all Osages, living and as yet unborn."
Policies & Procedures
For our most current Policies & Procedures, please click the link. Please note that this is still in draft form, and the final official document will be posted soon. Within the Policies & Procedures, is an eCivis and Grant Process Worksheet. Click the link for direct access to the worksheet.
Notice of Intent to Submit
Our office requires this form for departments interested in submitting a grant for their program(s).
Mandatory training (Division Leaders, Department Directors, & Project Managers that implement federally-funded programs) was held Tuesday, October 21st & Thursday, October 23rd. The presentation can be found here.
Pawhuska, OK 74056
Chris L. Standingbear, Sr. Grants Management Specialist, 918-287-5633, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Wamego Buffalohead, Grants Management Specialist, 918-287-5596, email@example.com
Sarah Derryberry, Grants Management Specialist, 918-287-5584, firstname.lastname@example.org
Penny Gann Bradford, Compliance Manager, 918-287-5643, email@example.com
Lynette Satepauhoodle, Administrative Assistant, 918-287-5383, firstname.lastname@example.org