Osage Nation to Launch First-Ever Census to Improve Services, Strengthen Sovereignty
First 1,500 tribal members who fully complete the census survey will receive a $100 gift card. All participants will be entered into a drawing to receive limited-edition Pendleton blankets
OSAGE NATION SERVICE AREA, Okla. (May 30, 2023) – The Osage Nation Office of Strategic Planning is set to launch the Nation’s first-ever census from June 1, 2023, through July 31, 2023. The census aims to gather information to improve membership reach and services, ultimately strengthening tribal sovereignty. This valuable information will provide up-to-date information on Osage household members to prioritize members’ needs and concerns in strategic planning, program design, and grant applications. The first 1,500 members who fully complete the approximately 30-minute survey will receive a $100 gift card. All participants will be entered into a drawing to receive limited-edition Pendleton blankets.
Responses to the Census will provide up-to-date information that the Osage Nation can use to serve all members better, including:
- Help the Osage Nation assess the needs of its members
- Inform Osage Nation leaders as they decide how to use resources and plan for the future
- Strengthen applications for new tribal funding
- Support the Osage Nation’s sovereignty
The Osage Nation Self-Governance and Strategic Planning Department is facilitating the census.
“I am excited to be a part of the first Osage Nation census, a significant step for our sovereignty,” said Strategic Planning Analyst Susan Bayro. “This is an opportunity to provide a better future for our communities and future generations. The Osage Nation 2023 Census will provide Osage Nation leaders and programs with up-to-date information on Osage Nation household members to prioritize members’ needs and concerns in strategic planning, program design, and grant applications. Osage adults need to participate and have our voices heard.”
Osages across the globe are strongly encouraged to participate in providing an accurate and complete census. The more Osage Nation members counted will result in a more holistic census to benefit all tribal members. Participants must be at least 18 years old and registered members of the Osage Nation.
Community Census Meetings
Dinner will be provided by Ah Tha Tse Catering. All attendees will be entered to win a drawing for a limited-edition Pendleton blanket. Electronic devices and paper copies will be available to fill out a survey.
Pawhuska: Monday, July 10, 2023, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Dave Landrum Community Center
520 Lynn Ave. Pawhuska, OK 74056
Hominy: Monday, July 17, 2023, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Hominy Community Center
610 S. Wood Ave. Hominy, OK 74035
Grayhorse: Monday, July 24, 2023, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Grayhorse Community Center
16359 RD 545 Grayhorse, OK 74637
The Census can be found at: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7167949/Osage-Nation-2023-Census.
For questions or a physical copy request, please email @email.