Chief Geoffrey M. Standing Bear served as Assistant Chief of the Osage Tribe in 1990 to 1994 and as a Member of the Osage Nation Congress in 2010 to 2014. While a Member of the Osage Congress he served at different times as Chairman of the Rules and Ethics Committee, Chairman of the Cultural Committee, and as a Member of the Education Committee, Health Committee, among others. He also served as Chairman of the Osage Nation Water Task Force which set the course to claim the Osage Nation Water Rights. He has been married to Julie (Brave) Standing Bear for 38 years and they have four children and eight grandchildren. Both Julie and Chief Standing Bear are long-time Osage Headright Shareholders.
Chief Standing Bear is an advocate for less government bureaucracy and for more direct benefits to the Osage people. He is a strong believer in Osage preference in employment and contracting and believes the Osage people are among the most educated and talented of any people in the United States of America. His administration is committed to education, good health practices, and cultural tradition of the Osage.