The Osage Nation was just Awarded $737,245 from the Department of Justice for Violence Against Women
From the Osage Nation Family Violence Prevention Department
Pawhuska, Okla., Osage Nation Reservation (Monday, October 1, 2018) – The Osage Nation Family Violence Prevention Department (ONFVPD) was just awarded the Coordinated Tribal Assistance grant from the Department of Justice for Violence Against Women for three years in the amount of $737,245.
Happy Osage Day!
All Osage Nation Offices are Closed and will Resume Normal Business Hours 10/9/2018
"While many in America are celebrating Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples Day or Native American Day, about 20,000 Osages are celebrating Osage Day.
In 2006, then-Principal Chief Jim Gray proclaimed the second Monday in October as Osage Day. The parallel to Columbus Day is the Nation’s way of celebrating its own tribal sovereignty.
“Policy Analyst Leonard Maker made the case for Osage Day to replace Columbus Day on the simple fact that it was our sovereign right to decide what our paid holidays were going to be for our tribal government,” Gray said. “I initially favored keeping that Monday as a day out of defiance to Columbus. But as it turned out, the BIA, IHS and HUD offices would be closed anyway because they were federal agencies. It might have been inconvenient for citizens to be at the Nation’s offices when they were closed while we were open. So, I just rebranded the holiday to make it Osage Day.” --Osage News
Follow link below to view Osage Casnios Facebook Page for future details and events.
Osage Nation Prenatal Class
Date: September 28th, 2018
Location: Osage Nation Civic Center -PHN/CHR Training Room ( 1449 W. Main, Pawhuska Ok)
Registration is required. See link below for flyer. Or contact Publick Health Nursing at 918-287-5482
Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Date: September 25 & 26, 2018
Location: Pawhuska Business Development Center 1225 Virgina Short St. Pawhuska, Ok 74056
Asist is for anyone who wants to feel more comfortable, confident, and competent in helping prevent immediate risk of suicide.
Call to register today. Space is limited.
Click link below to view flyer.