Osage Nation Real Estate Services (ONRES) provides oversight, monitoring, advice, and coordination for the protection, management, planning, conservation, development and utilization of over 135,000 acres of trust and restricted lands.
ONRES facilitates land acquisitions (purchases), disposals (sales and gift deeds), land exchanges, rights-of-way, and easements for restricted and trust landowners.
ONRES facilitates the assignment of lots in the Villages at Pawhuska, Hominy and Grayhorse.
ONRES administers surface leases, including farming and grazing, business, and residential leases on restricted and trust lands. Business leases include but are not limited to, hunting, oil field sites, and commercial leases.
ONRES facilitates the placing of purchased properties into trust status and assists with the management of restricted and tribal trust lands.
ONRES provides direction and guidance for activities related to the planning, management, conservation, development and utilization of farmland and rangeland on restricted and trust lands. ONES conducts field inspections to ensure lessees follow conservation guidelines, such as weed control, fencing, water, and stocking rate.
ONRES participates in the BIA's Noxious Weed Program (Program) and submits restricted parcels for approval in the Program.
ORES receives funding under the Osage Nation Self-Governance Multi-Year Funding Agreement (MYFA). The Self Governance law, The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISEDAA) P.L. 93-638 Section 406 (b) states, "Nothing in this Act shall be construed to diminish the Federal trust responsibility to Indian tribes, individual Indians or Indians with trust allotment."
Restricted land is land or any interest therein which an individual Indian or tribe holds title, subject to Federal restrictions against alienation or encumbrance. The restriction is on the land not the individual. As a result, the BIA is required to approve land sales, rights-of-way, leases, etc.
Trust land is land or any interest therein which held in trust by the United States for an individual Indian or tribe.
Trust land differs from restricted land in that United States holds the title on behalf of the individual or tribe. Trust land is tax-exempt.
Fee simple is a term that refers to land ownership. The owner of the property has full and irrevocable ownership of the land.
Services for Individual Osages
- Inventories of restricted and trust lands
- Title status report (TSR) from BIA's land title and records office (LTRO)
- Surface leasing grazing, business, hunting, commercial
- Easements and rights-of-way
- Land sales
- Land exchanges
- Land acquisitions
- Payment of ad valorem taxes for undivided interest owners
- Trust acquisitions
- Aerial photos (maps)
- Lease inspections
- Noxious Weed Spray (application required, funding is limited)
- Surveys (application required, funding is limited)
- Assignment of Lots in the three (3) Indian Villages
Phone Number: 918-287-5257
Fax Number: 918-287-5608
Email address: @email
Physical Address: 1420 West Avenue, Pawhuska, OK 74056
Mailing address is P.O. Box 57, Pawhuska, OK 74056
Melissa Currey - Real Estate Services Manager Trust Lands
Russell Bellamy - GIS Coordinator - Field Inspector
Jennifer Rosales - Administrative Coordinator - Village Lots
Leslie Holloway - Realty Specialist - Rights-of-Way & Ad Val Taxes
Natasha Yancey - Realty Specialist - Land Sales and Acquisitions
Katie Yates-Free - Realty Specialist - Surface Leasing & Osage Nation Commercial Leasing
Louise Cheshewalla - Realty Assistant - Surface Leasing