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The Osage Nation Resource Directory is a publication of the Communications Department of the Osage Nation in cooperation with the Office of the Chiefs. The directory is funded by an appropriation of the Osage Nation Congress.

The Resource Directory was printed by Publishing Concepts, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri. Publishing Concepts, LLC is owned by Joseph Clote, Osage.

Layout and design for this Resource Directory by Addie Roanhorse, Osage, with support from the Osage Nation Communications Department, Robert Kirk, Osage, Director. Addie is a full time employee of the Osage Nation.

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S EXECUTIVE BRANCH OFFICE OF THE CHIEFS.. TREASURY. .

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ATTORNEY GENERAL.

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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OSAGE NATION LEGISLATURE. . CONGRESS. .

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OFFICE OF FISCAL & PERFORMANCE REVIEW. .

JUDICAL BRANCH

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MINERALS COUNCIL

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CULTURE WAH-ZHA-ZHI CULTURAL CENTER.. HISTORIC PRESERVATION. .

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LANGUAGE PRESERVATION TEAM. . OSAGE NATION MUSEUM . .

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IMMERSION PROJECT . .

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MEMBER SERVICES CONSTITUENT SERVICES. . MEMBERSHIP / CDIB. .

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COUNSELING / TREATMENT.

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Counseling Center.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treatment Alternative to Street Crime. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Primary Residential Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prevention Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

EDUCATION..

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Wah-Zha-Zhi Early Learing Academy..

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Community Outreach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Child Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 FINANCIAL RESOURCES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Financial Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Housing.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 HEALTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Clinical / Medical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communities of Excellence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Health Representatives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elder Nutrition Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Women, Infants & Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fitness Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Food Distribution Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

PROTECTIVE SERVICES LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT. . SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY.

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GOVERNMENT SERVICES STRATEGIC PLANNING.

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TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT & LAND ACQUISITION. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. ROADS DEPARTMENT.. HUMAN RESOURCES. . TAX COMMISSION.

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ENVIRONMENTAL & NATURAL RESOURCES. . GAMING COMMISSION. . OSAGE NEWS. .

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ELECTION OFFICE..

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EXECUTIVE BRANCH

OFFICE OF THE CHIEFS Main Phone: Fax: Address: Email:

(918) 287.5555 (918) 287.5562 627 Grandview Avenue Pawhuska, OK 74056 [email protected]

The Office of the Chiefs is a dedicated team of Osages committed to making sure the Osage Nation provides prompt, reliable services and benefits to the fullest extent allowed by law. We are here to serve you. Your opinion matters to us, and your feedback is the best tool we have as we work toward continuous improvement of your government’s performance. We encourage you to call, email, or write us anytime with comments – positive or negative – that you believe will help us improve the delivery of services or benefits to you and your family. This publication is your guide to the benefits and services available to you as a member of the Osage Nation. We welcome suggestions on how to improve it; suggestions may be submitted by email, phone, or a personal visit to our offices. The Office of the Chiefs is committed to the following goals: • Maintain or increase funding for core benefits including education scholarships, the Health Benefit Card, Burial Assistance and Financial Hardship Assistance • 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 • 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 We hope you find this guide useful.

Sincerely, The Office of the Chiefs

Principal Chief Geoffrey M. Standing Bear

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Assistant Chief Raymond Red Corn

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TREASURY

OFFICE OF THE TREASURY Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5351 (918) 287.5251 1071 Grandview Lane Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Department of the Treasury was created by ONCA-06-02 pursuant to Article VII, Section 13 of the Osage Nation Constitution. The department’s mission is to provide timely, accurate financial information in conformance with the highest accounting standards, and to ensure regulatory and ethical compliance in the performance of duties. The Treasury Department is: Responsible for ensuring a strong fiscal policy and financial accountability in accordance with strict accounting standards, led by the Treasurer who is accountable to the Executive Branch and the Osage Nation Congress. Functions of the Treasury Accounting Department: • Tribal and federal financial reports • Budgetary compliance • Timely audit reports with exturnal auditors • Accounts payable vendor payments for all Osage Nation branches • Accounts receivable payroll • Employee loans • Property insurance and tracking of physical assets Procurement Department: Coordinates all purchasing activity in accordance with applicable policies, federal procurement regulations, and Osage Nation law.

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EXECUTIVE BRANCH

Phone: Fax: Address: Email: Hours:

(918) 287.5514 (918) 287.5468 1071 Grandview Lane Pawhuska, OK 74056 [email protected] Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Attorney General Holli Wells is the legal counsel for the Osage Nation and is charged by the Office of the Attorney General Act, 15 ONC § 3-101 et seq., to: • Defend and enforce the laws and Constitution of the Osage Nation • Prosecute violations of Osage Nation law • Represent the legal interests of the Osage Nation To fulfill these responsibilities, the Office of the Attorney General serves as legal counsel to all departments and offices of the Osage Nation government; issues legal opinions when requested by the Principal Chief or Speaker of the Congress; and defends challenges to Osage Nation laws and suits against the Nation. The Office is committed to upholding and protecting the sovereign immunity of the Nation. Although the Attorney General is prohibited from offering legal advice or representing private individual members, she serves and protects the rights of all members of the Osage Nation by prosecuting violations of Osage Nation law to the fullest extent and administering fair and impartial justice. The Attorney General has the authority to institute civil actions against and prosecute any Osage Nation officer, employee, or board or commission member for violations of Osage Nation law in connection with performance of their official duties. The Attorney General also is charged with protecting our Osage children by representing the Nation in all Indian Child Welfare and social services matters. The Opinions of the Attorney General are public information and are available on the Osage Nation website. The Office of the Attorney General is committed to serving our Osage people. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

LEGISLATIVE

OSAGE NATION CONGRESS Phone: Fax: Address:

(918) 287.5543 (918) 287.5571 813 Grandview Avenue Pawhuska, OK 74056

The Osage Constitution vests the Legislative Power of the Osage Nations in one legislative body called the Osage Nation Congress, with the exception of initiative and referendum powers that are reserved to the People. The Osage Nation Congress is a body of twelve representatives elected at large by qualified Osage voters for a term of four years. Six members are elected in biennial elections held on the first Monday of June in even-numbered calendar years. The Osage Nation Congress elects officers from its Members. These officers include the Speaker, Second Speaker, and the Chairs of the Rules, Ethics and Engrossment and the Appropriations Committees. The body populates the Congressional Affairs Committee, and the Rules, Ethics, and Engrossment Committee. Congress divides its legislative work between five Standing Committees seated by the consensus of the membership. Each Standing Committee elects a representative to the Appropriations Committee. Congress convenes in regular session twice annually. The first session of the year is the Hun-Kah Session, held in the spring, and the second is the Tzi-Zho Session, which starts the Tuesday after Labor Day. Regular sessions are limited to a period of twenty-four days. Congress will convene at other times in special sessions called by the Speaker at the written request of eight Members, or by proclamation of the Principal Chief. Special Sessions are limited to a meeting period of ten days. The Osage Nation Congress conducts the business of Congress under rules of procedure titled Rules of the Osage Nation Congress. All proceedings of the Osage Nation Congress are open public meetings, except in cases when confidentiality is required and an executive session is convened. The Osage Nation Congress posts all of its proposed and amended bills, session day journals and committee meeting minutes on the website for public access. Laws of the Osage Nation are posted on the Legislative Branch website and all substantive laws are codified.

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Third Row (L-R): Congressman Shaw, Congressman Norris, Congressman Mason, Congressman Supernaw, and Congressman Maker Second Row (L-R): Congresswoman Whitehorn, Congresswoman Pratt, Congresswoman Edwards, and Congresswoman Buffalohead Third Row (L-R): Congressman Jech, Congressman Hamilton, and Congressman Walker

As the legislative body, the Osage Nation Congress is charged with passing the laws necessary to carry into effect the provisions of the Osage Nation Constitution. Law is passed through a bill, termed an “Act,” by the concurrence of a majority of the Members, or by bill veto override vote of three fourths of the Members. Among its duties, the Osage Nation Congress is required by law to pass an annual expenditure of funds which includes an appropriation of operating funds for each branch of government.

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LEGISLATIVE

4TH OSAGE NATION CONGRESS

LEGISLATIVE

4TH OSAGE NATION CONGRESS Congressional Members Alice Buffalohead

James Norris

Office: (918) 287.5541

Office: (918) 287.5207

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

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Shannon Edwards

Angela Pratt

Office: (918) 287.5627

Office: (918) 287.5691

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

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John Jech

Dr. Ron Shaw

Office: (918) 287.5542

Office: (918) 287.5210

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

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John Maker

William “Kugee” Supernaw

Office: (918) 287.5690

Office: (918) 287.5628

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

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Archie Mason

R.J. Walker

Office: (918) 287.5622

Office: (918) 287.5628

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

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LEGISLATIVE

Congressional Speakers Maria Whitehorn, Speaker Office: (918) 287.5620 Email: [email protected]ss-nsn.gov

Otto Hamilton, 2nd Speaker Office: (918) 287.5211 Email: [email protected]

Congressional Staff Barbara Rice Office: (918) 287.5689 Email: [email protected] osagecongress-nsn.gov

Shana Walker Office: (918) 287.5559 Email: [email protected] osagecongress-nsn.gov

Clayton Potts Office: (918) 287.5368 Email: [email protected] osagecongress-nsn.gov

Lloyd “Trey” Gill Office: (918) 287.5647 Email: [email protected] osagecongress-nsn.gov

Celena Primeaux Office: (918) 287.5543 Email: [email protected] osagecongress-nsn.gov

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OFFICE OF FISCAL & PERFORMANCE REVIEW Phone: (918) 287.5355 Fax: (918) 287.1039 Address: 120 East 6th St., P.O. Box 899 Pawhuska, OK 74056 Email: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] The Office of Fiscal and Performance Review (OFPR) is established within the Congress to conduct various types of audits to provide a systematic and objective examination, and independent assessment, of the performance and financial condition of the divisions, departments, programs, boards, commissions, bureaus and any other public entities of the Osage Nation. The mission of the Office of Fiscal and Performance Review is to provide an independent and objective consulting and review service designed to add value and improve Osage Nation operations. The OFPR helps the Osage Nation and its enterprises accomplish their objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. More specifically, the OFPR seeks to: • Improve the efficiency, economy and effectiveness of governmental operations • Evaluate programs and performance • Ensure administrative compliance with legislative intent and the proper use of appropriated funds • Review operational progress • Perform risk assessment • Review and recommend internal controls • Develop and communicate conclusions about effectiveness of assignments

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OSAGE NATION WHISTLEBLOWERS, HOTLINE Phone: (855) 687.6724 Email: [email protected] Mailing: Attn: Osage 2250 Devon Ave., Suite 341 Des Plaines, Ill. 60018 Websites: www.osagenationofpr.org www.osagenationofpr.org www.myeccho.org/osage

The Office of Fiscal & Performance Review also serves as the administrator of the “Osage Nation Whistleblowers, Hotline” for the Osage Nation and all other entities of the Osage Nation. This allows the caller to remain anonymous and report alleged wrongdoing within the Osage Nation. The contact information for this service is: Website: www.osagenationofpr.org Website: www.myeccho.org/osage

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In order to accomplish these objectives, the scope of OFPR activities is necessarily broad. Activities include conducting operational and informational systems audits, and financial and compliance audits of Osage Nation and Osage Nation Enterprise Operations, in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. The audit scope changes as the business needs of management, the Osage Nation, and regulatory agencies change. The complete cooperation of the Osage Nation and Enterprise personnel ensures that the OFPR can fulfill its responsibilities in an effective and efficient manner.

JUDICIAL

JUDICIAL BRANCH Phone: (918) 287.5400 Fax: (918) 287.5574 Address: 1333 Grandview Avenue Pawhuska, OK 74056 Email: [email protected] Hours: Judicial Offices Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Court Clerk Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Osage Nation Judicial Branch is one of the three branches of the Osage Nation government established by the Constitution of the Osage Nation. As an independent, co-equal branch of the Osage Nation, it is empowered by the Osage Constitution to provide an impartial and responsive justice system that protects the rights and liberties of all who come before it; interprets and enforces governing law fairly and equally; and reflects the unique social, governmental and cultural standards of the Osage Nation. The Osage Nation Judicial Branch is committed to serving the Osage Nation, its citizens and its community by providing a fair and efficient system of justice that offers all interested persons a meaningful opportunity to resolve disputes arising under the laws and regulations of the Osage Nation. The Judicial Branch is responsible for interpreting the Constitution and laws of the Osage Nation. Its powers include: • The trial and adjudication of civil and criminal matters • The redress of grievances • The resolution of disputes • Judicial review of certain holdings • Appeal of decisions of administrative agencies and of the Trial Court The Judicial powers of the Osage Nation are vested in one Supreme Court and a Trial Court. All Supreme Court Justices and the Chief Trial Judge are appointed by the Principal Chief and confirmed by the Osage Nation Congress. Associate Judges are jointly appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chief Judge of the Trial Court.

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JUDICAL

Supreme Court Meredith D. Drent, Chief Justice Elizabeth Lohah Homer, Associate Justice Drew Pierce, Associate Justice Jeanna Red Eagle, Supreme Court Clerk

Trial Court Marvin Stepson, Chief Judge Elizabeth Lohah Homer, Associate Judge W. Lee Stout, Associate Judge Kimberly Bunde, Trial Court Clerk Osage Nation Bar Association The Osage Nation Bar Association consists of attorneys licensed to practice before the Courts of the Osage Nation. To become a member of the ONBA, contact the Court Administrator. Judicial Branch Offices are closed on all Osage Nation holidays and may be subject to administrative or emergency closures from time to time. Notices will be posted for all anticipated closures. Osage Nation law prohibits inappropriate ex parte communications regarding any matter before the Court or likely to come before the Court. Parties to any action, their attorneys, advocates, and witnesses may not communicate with the Judge, whether in person, by phone or in writing, when all parties to the action or their representatives are not present, and when such communicatiuons are inappropriate and may be intended to influence the Judge in making any decision. This limits direct communication to judges on pending matters before the Osage Nation Courts or matters that are likely to come before the Osage Nation Courts. Questions about the Court or a case before the Court should be directed to the Court Administrator.

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MINERALS

MINERALS COUNCIL Phone: Fax: Address: Email:

(918) 287.5346 (918) 287.5369 813 Grandview Avenue P.O. Box 779 Pawhuska, OK 74056 [email protected]

The Osage Nation Constitution vests the Osage Minerals Council (OMC) with the power to administer and develop the Osage Mineral Estate in accordance with the Act of June 28, 1906, 34 Stat. 539, as amended, which prior to ratification of the Osage Nation Constitution were vested in the “Osage Tribal Council.” The Osage Mineral Council consists of eight Osage Mineral Council members who serve as the elected governing body for the mineral affairs of the Osage Mineral Estate. The Osage Mineral Council conducts regular meetings on the third Wednesday of each month in the Council Chambers located on the Osage Tribal Campus. The Osage Nation Reservation consists of approximately 1,475,000 acres and is otherwise known as Osage County, Oklahoma. The Osage tribe owns all mineral rights located within Osage County and has an income from all oil and gas found in Osage County. The Osage Nation Campus – the heart of the Osage Nation – is located in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Council meeting information, agenda, approved minutes and audio are available on the Osage Nation website. The Wah-Tiah-Kah Scholarship is a student award program administered by the OMC to provide higher education to eligible Osage applicants in their educational pursuits in the petroleum-related field of study only. Applications are available for download on the OMC web page.

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MINERALS

Left to Right: Cynthia Boone, Kathryn Red Corn, Stephanie Erwin, Joseph Cheshewalla, Everett Waller, Galen Crum, Talee Red Corn, and Andrew Yates

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CULTURE WAH-ZHA-ZHI CULTURAL CENTER HISTORIC PRESERVATION LANGUAGE OSAGE NATION MUSEUM IMMERSION PROJECT

CULTURAL CENTER

WAH-ZHA-ZHI CULTURAL CENTER Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5538 or (918) 287.5537 (918) 287.5569 1449 West Main Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To ensure the survival of the Wah-Zha-Zhi nation of people, we will share, preserve, and celebrate the values, teachings and tribal ways that our elders entrusted to present and future generations. Our strength will come from the commitment of our Wah-Zha-Zhi people and the knowledge that the Wah-Zha-Zhi nation is blessed by Wa-Kon-Da. Throughout the year, the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center offers instruction on how to make traditional Osage clothing and accessories, including classes on ribbon work, finger weaving, beading on broadcloth, shawl making, peyote stitch and roach making. Classes are free and some are offered across the service area. In addition to classes, the center offers: • Lectures • Preparation of small educational and cultural exhibits for display • Assistance researching Osage clanships Some undertakings are coordinated cultural projects, events and/or partnerships with other departments or entities.

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This is a two-day, outdoor experience emulating the final walk of the Osage ancestors in 1871 from the Kansas reservation to their final home in Oklahoma, the Osage reservation.

Heirloom Seed Garden The acquisition of seeds ranging from the 1800s to 1910 was the foundation for the development of an heirloom seed bank. The goal is to have seeds available to Nation members. Annette Gore Library This is a central repository for the evolving history of the Osage Nation and supports the personal, educational, cultural, and professional needs of the community. Services include: • Children’s storytelling • Genealogy resources; FOLD3 (a sister site to Ancestry.com) • Collection of recorded interviews of Osage elders • Osage-related books, Native American history books, and displays C U LT U R E

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CULTURAL CENTER

Cultural Walk

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

HISTORIC PRESERVATION Phone: (918) 287.5328 Fax: (918) 287.5376 Address: 100 West Main Street Suite 211 Pawhuska, OK 74056 Our mission is to preserve the culture and history of the Osage Nation and to share that knowledge with the Osage people. This is done by working with federal, state, and local agencies on projects that require tribal consultation. The Osage Nation Historic Preservation Office (ONHPO) also identifies, protects, and preserves archaeological and historic Osage sites within the boundaries of the Osage Nation Reservation and on lands throughout our traditional territories and ancestral homeland. The overarching mission is to help meet cultural preservation needs voiced by the Osage people. The ancestral lands currently included in the ONHPO program plan are in southern and western Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and small portions of northwestern and northeastern Texas, southeastern Colorado, and northwestern Louisiana. The earliest known ancestral lands include portions of the Ohio River Valley states: Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

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• National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) • National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) • Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) • Four (4) Oklahoma statutes protecting human remains • Osage laws concerning archaeological and heritage resources All prospective threats to Osage archaeological and historic resources receive coordinated responses through consultations, research, and investigations directed by the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO). The ONHPO collaborates with a network of elders and partners to ensure that Osage archaeological and historic properties threatened by proposed projects are identified and receive culturally appropriate documentation and treatment. In addition, the ONHPO actively shares knowledge gained about Osage culture and history with the Osage people, and works with collaborating partners in educating the general public about Osage heritage.

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION

The ONHPO is responsible for consultations, investigations, and planning efforts in relation to the following legislation:

LANGUAGE

LANGUAGE PRESERVATION Phone: Fax: Address:

(918) 287.5505 (918) 287.5535 222 West Main Street Pawhuska, OK 74056

The mission is to revitalize the Osage language to its purest form, and to teach the people to speak Osage within the realm of our unique ways and in daily conversation. The program’s endeavors are unwavering, as the future depends on the preservation of the Osage language. Classes: • Elders, Children, Osage I & II and Advanced classes (any age), at various locations in- and off-service area • Public high school instruction for any student with school credit, in Pawhuska, Woodland, Hominy, and Skiatook, Oklahoma. • Online class available nationwide • Language department partnership with Osage Head Start for an introduction to the language A link to the Osage font is available on the department’s web page. For more information on dates, times and locations of classes, see the department web page. https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/who-we-are/language-department/osage-font

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MUSEUM

OSAGE NATION MUSEUM Phone: Fax: Email: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5441 (918) 287.5227 [email protected] 819 Grandview Avenue Pawhuska, OK 74056 Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Osage Nation Museum (ONM) is housed in a historic building that was formerly a church and a dormitory. The building was repurposed in 1938 with the assistance of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). At the time of its opening in 1938, it was the only museum in the world owned by an American Indian tribe, and it is known as the “oldest tribally owned museum in the United States.” It is the mission of the ONM to foster the education of the public about the history, traditions and customs of the Osage people. It is charged with preserving the artistic and cultural expressions of the Osage people through its exhibition and educational programs that nurture creativity and encourage active learning. Our vision is to position the ONM as the premier destination for experiencing Osage culture. The museum works to support the continuance of culture, traditional values, and transitions in contemporary Osage life, making the museum experience a truly pleasant and informative one for all ages.

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• Is a welcoming place where people are drawn together to share their passion and interest in the Osage Nation’s history and sense of place. • Supports and gives voice to the Osage Nation’s cultural perspective. • Is a sustainable, modern facility while retaining its traditional character. • Creates and maintains educational programs and exhibits that are professionally presented, inspiring and intellectually challenging. • Has collections preserved per American Alliance of Museums accreditation standards, and available as a continuing source of inspiration and learning. • Has a paid staff and volunteer corps that are creative, enthusiastic and supportive of each other, the museum’s mission and the community. • Believes and participates in open strategic partnerships. • Participates in discussions and partnerships at the national level on matters pertaining to the museum’s mission, and for the good of the museum profession.

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Our vision for the Osage Nation Museum is to provide an institution that:

Phone: Address:

(918) 287.3354 128 W. 15th Pawhuska, OK 74056

not minority, but the majority.

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MEMBER SERVICES CONSTITUENT SERVICES MEMBERSHIP/CDIB COUNSELING/TREATMENT EDUCATION FINANCIAL RESOURCES HEALTH

CONSTITUENT SERVICES

CONSTITUENT SERVICES Phone: Toll Free: Afterhours: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5555 (800) 320.8742 (800) 320.8742 (918) 287.5221 239 W. 12th Street Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It is the mission of the Osage Nation Constituent Services Office to provide information about Osage Nation government initiatives and services, and to improve the quality of life for all Osage Tribal Members by responding to citizen complaints, concerns, questions, and requests in a timely manner. It is our aim to increase and improve traditional services offered by the Osage Nation by connecting citizens with services they need and identifying areas needing improvement. The Constituent Services Program was established in 2007 to serve as a function of the Office of the Chiefs, responding to calls to the Chief’s Office with accurate information. Since its inception, the Constituent Services Program has expanded to serve as a referral service for Osage constituents, complaint-issue resolution and processing of direct “core” service applications. • Referral Services • Burial Assistance • Regional Gathering Assistance • Sponsorship • After-Hours Services • Colors of Remembrance Service • Seasoned Firewood • Osage Nation quality assurance • Service as part of the quality assurance effort of the Nation

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Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5389 (918) 287.5502 (800) 818.6517 239 W. 12th Street P.O. Box 488 Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Membership/Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) Department is responsible for establishing accurate, consistent and permanent records for membership in the Osage Nation. With the issuance of Membership/CDIB cards, we are entrusted with the certification that an Osage individual has a specific quantum of Osage blood, and/or is a direct descendant of an original Allottee. We are also custodians of all official records and documents pertaining to membership and CDIBs. Eligibility requirement to obtain a Membership Card and/or CDIB card: A person must establish through required documentation that he or she is a lineal descendant of a person on the 1906 Osage Allotment Roll. All necessary forms and instructions are downloadable from the department website: https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/what-we-do/cdib-membership • Application for CDIB / membership card • Family history • Copy of file documents (to release your membership and/or CDIB information to third parties) • Name change application (for membership only) • Application for membership/CDIB replacement card • Membership relinquishment application • Change of address • Affidavit of paternity forms This service is available to all Osages nationwide. Having the correct documents (originals and/or copies) is critical for an application to be processed.

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MEMBERSHIP/CDIB

COUNSELING

COUNSELING CENTER Phone: Fax: Address:

(918) 287.5422 (918) 287.1096 126 East 6th Street Pawhuska, OK 74056

Osage Nation Counseling Center (ONCC) provides comprehensive, affordable support for those needing treatment/recovery services or family violence services. ONCC welcomes all those dealing with substance abuse or family violence victim issues. Services provided for domestic violence: • ONCC 24-hour Crisis Line 1-800-897-4747 • Advocate on-call, day and night • Domestic violence women’s shelter • Domestic violence counseling • Assistance with protective orders and state and tribal court advocacy • Transportation to safe place or court • Emergency basic needs such as clothes, food, toiletries • Assistance with relocation, such as plane or bus ticket, gas for vehicle • Case management • May be able to help with home relocation services

TREATMENT ALTERNATIVE TO STREET CRIME Phone: Fax: Address:

(918) 287.5413 (918) 287.5234 606 Kihekah Pawhuska, OK 74056

Osage Nation TASC provides quality, professional, ethical substance abuse prevention, and outpatient treatment services. Services provided: • Cognitive-Behavioral therapy group (adult & adolescent) • Batterers intervention classes • Alcohol/drug education group • Aftercare services • Individual counseling • Referral Services & drug testing • Drug & alcohol Assessment

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Phone: Fax: Address:

918) 287.5491 (918) 287.1096 606 Kihekah Pawhuska, OK 74056

Primary Residental Treatment (PRT) provides an individualized treatment service unique to the needs of each client in the following areas: • 45 - 90 day residential treatment (alcohol, drug, education, cultural principles) • Individual & group therapy • Recreational therapy • Life skills education • Twelve step support groups, AA & NA Meetings • Traditional activities Eligibility: PRT may have a waiting list. In order to be considered for admission, one must meet the following criteria: • Be a descendant of an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe, and be eligible for Indian Health Services. • Be eighteen (18) years of age or older. • Complete the medical and/or social detox stages of withdrawal. • Be physically, mentally, and emotionally able to receive treatment. A PRT Pre-Admission Packet may be downloaded from the department web page. https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/what-we-do/counseling-center

PREVENTION PROGRAMS Phone: Fax: Address:

918) 287.5595 (918) 287.5586 518 Leahy Avenue Pawhuska, OK 74056

Osage Nation Prevention Programs are on the path to a safe and healthy reservation through prevention science, education, and the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices to prevent the onset of, or reduce, the use of self-destructive drug and alcohol related behaviors among Osage youth, their families and communities across the Osage Reservation MEMBER SERVICES

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PRIMARY RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT

EDUCATION

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5300 (918) 287.5567 627 Grandview Avenue Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The mission of the Osage Nation Education Department is to create a caring and nurturing learning environment that will develop the whole child socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically, as well as encourage our children to become self-confident, enthusiastic lifelong learners. Department Goals: • Maintain and broaden the Osage language and culture throughout the Education Division • Promote healthy lifestyles through nutrition, education, and wellness initiatives • Research and implement concepts and best practices that will promote the development of a premier Osage School System

HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANCE

Concurrent Enrollment Program is an opportunity for high school students and community members to enroll in college courses through Tulsa Community College. This is a partnership among Osage County High Schools, Tulsa Community College (TCC), and the Osage Nation Education Department (ONED). High school students concurrently enrolled in courses receive a discounted rate through TCC, and community members pay the regular TCC rate for courses. Students must meet admission standards for TCC as well as ACT requirements to participate. Courses are held at the ONED building north of Hominy on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. High school students must enroll through their high school counselors. College Entrance Assistance Program (CEAP) is designed to serve Osage members across the nation as they seek entrance into higher education institutions. Students, in 9th through 12th grades may receive assistance with two ACT test fees, two SAT test fees, two AP exams, and test prep workshops and/or materials each year. High school students classified as juniors or seniors, and high school graduates, may receive assistance with two college entrance application fees each year.

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Career training scholarship is available to Osage students enrolled in a program that awards a license or certification at a state or nationally accredited training facility. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and be in good standing to remain eligible for scholarship awards. Students may not receive the Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship and Osage Nation Career Training Scholarship simultaneously. Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship is awarded to Osage students pursuing post-secondary education at the associate level or beyond. A wide range of educational choices is supported, including associate, bachelor’s , master’s, and doctoral degree programs at accredited schools. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and be in good standing to remain eligible for scholarship awards. Students may not receive the Osage Nation Career Training Scholarship and Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship simultaneously.

SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA Toll Free Phone: (855) 758.8609 Email: [email protected] TRUST SCHOLARSHIPS

Eugene Daniels Scholarship is awarded to two Osage students every year. Students must be enrolled in a degree/certificate program at an accredited college or technical school and major in a medically related field. Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to remain eligible for scholarship funding, and must be enrolled full-time. Morris E. & Ethel Carlton Wheeler Scholarship is available to Osage students and adopted children (Indian or Non-Indian, legally adopted via a court of competent jurisdiction) of original Osage allottees who are furthering their education. Students must provide verification of financial need (FAFSA), maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA, and be enrolled full-time. The John L. Rubel Scholarship is awarded to Osage students attending Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, or Tri-County Technology Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at OSU-Institute of Technology or be enrolled in a program that is no less than 220 clock hours at Tri-Country Technology Center. Students need to maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 to remain eligible for scholarship funding.

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HIGHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE

EDUCATION

Certification and Licensure program is to assist Osage tribal members with financial support for one certification and/or licensure fee. Applications for this program are accepted anytime throughout the year. Some examples of allowed certifications and licenses include, but are not limited to: • Bar exam • Real estate license • CDA (child development associate) • CLEET (council on law enforcement education and training) • LPN (licensed practical nurse) • CNA (certified nurse aide) • EMT (emergency medical technician) • CPA (certified public accountant) Stole & Commendation Program: The Osage Nation is proud of tribal members who complete a degree program at a state or nationally accredited institution. For this reason, the Osage Nation offers stoles and commendations to Osage students who will be participating in higher education commencement ceremonies after successful completion of a degree program.

YOUTH EDUCATION SERVICES

Osage Nation Public School Support Program (ONPSSP) In an effort to improve the academic success and quality of life of Osage students attending public schools in Osage County, the Osage Nation Department of Education created the ONPSSP, which places tribal education advocates in Pawhuska, Hominy, Skiatook, Woodland, Barnsdall, Anderson, Prue, McCord, Shidler, Bowring, Osage Hills, Avant and Wynona public schools. These advocates are in the schools on a regular basis to provide support to students, families, and teachers who have a shared interest in seeing the students excel in their educational endeavors. The ONPSSP is available for Osage students attending a K-12 public school located within the Osage Nation. Osage Nation Sylvan Tutoring is a nationwide program designed to serve as many academically at-risk Osage students as possible. It is open to students who are failing required subjects such as reading or math. The education department works collaboratively with families and Sylvan Learning Centers across the nation. Eligible students receive payment assistance for tutoring on a monthly basis in one subject area.

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Johnson O’Malley Program (JOM) provides supplementary financial assistance to meet the unique and specialized education needs of American Indian students enrolled in public schools served by the Osage Nation. This program offers basic school supplies to eligible JOM students enrolled in grades PreK-12. The student must provide a copy of his or her CDIB or tribal membership card to be filed with the Osage Nation Education Department. The schools receiving JOM services are listed below: • Anderson • Barnsdall • Bowring • Hominy • McCord • Osage Hills • Pawhuska • Prue • Shidler • Skiatook • Woodland • Wynona STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Program allows students to engage in activities integrating STEM concepts that usually are taught as separate subjects. Activities and resources are provided to emphasize the application of information to real-life situations. The program is geared to improve students’ knowledge and interest in STEM subjects in their classrooms, and make the students aware of STEM - related careers. Tribal Education Advocates • Woodland/Shidler/McCord Public Schools (918) 287.5304 • Hominy Public Schools (918) 287.5300 • Pawhuska Public Schools (918) 287.9711 • Skiatook Public Schools (918)287.5303

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Osage Nation Tutoring Program is designed to serve Osage students attending school within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Osage Nation. The program serves as many K-12 Osage students, as possible who may be struggling academically. The Osage Nation contracts with certified teachers and paraprofessionals to work with eligible students in core subject areas. The Osage Nation continues to seek certified teachers, paraprofessionals and classroom aides interested in working with Osage students.

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WAH-ZHA-ZHI EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY Phone: (918) 287.5460 Fax: (918) 287.3416 Address: 1421 Grandview Pawhuska, OK 74056 Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Locations: 1000 West McKinley and 903 West McKinley, Fairfax, OK 74637 102 Buffalo Ave, Hominy, OK 74035 801 West Oak, Skiatook, OK 74070

The Wah-Zha-Zhi Early Learning Academy’s mission is to create and implement an educational system that strives for academic excellence while creating confident, well equipped students to meet life’s challenges. Eligibility Requirements Head Start federally funded preschool classroom requirements include current income verification for low income eligibility, current immunization record, and Osage or other tribe CDIB/membership if claiming preference. Child care assistance requirements include current immunization record and Osage or other tribe CDIB/membership for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years.

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• To surround our children with positive role modeling while creating a nurturing and caring environment • To strengthen and empower families to learn together while bridging the gap between home and school • To maintain a highly qualified and quality staff • To integrate Osage culture into the student’s daily learning environment • To create two language immersion classes for ages 5 and under Function of the Department The department has four locations in Pawhuska, Fairfax, Hominy, and Skiatook. They provide Osage, other tribes, and non-native families with a center-based program that aims to promote the Osage culture and language along with school readiness for children who enter at ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Each classroom is designed to meet the needs of children, families, and cultures they serve. Children receive a variety of learning experiences for intellectual growth and social and emotional skill building; nutritious meals; access to health care screenings; and the promotion of family engagement for healthy, lifelong learning. The nationally recognized Creative Curriculum is a quality early childhood curriculum that is used along with a developing Osage curriculum that is developmentally and age appropriate for young children. At the Pawhuska center, the department provides two Osage language immersion classrooms for children ages six week to 2 year olds and 2-5 year olds to preserve the Osage language. Immersion parents attend the Osage language classes to assist their children. Services Offered Developmentally appropriate instruction for school readiness, health screenings, nutritious meals, field trips, Osage cultural crafts, music, dance, art, parent activities, parent training opportunities, Osage language instruction, outdoor play, and a safe, supportive environment. Staff members are trained and certified in the fields of early childhood education and child development.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH & CHILD CARE Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5363 (918) 287.5220 100 W. Main, Suite 310 Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This program’s mission is to create a caring and nurturing learning environment that will develop the whole child socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically; and encourage our children to become selfconfident, enthusiastic, lifelong learners. Eligibility Requirements: These requirements apply to the CLIENTS of the Child Care Program: Membership • Your child/children’s and/or your CDIB card(s), or other proof of your Tribal membership Legal Custodian • If you are not the custodial caretaker of the child who needs assistance, please bring court records stating who has custody. If you are divorced, please bring your divorce decree and birth certificate or hospital record for each child who will be using the services. • Proof of residence may be validated by a current utility bill or rent receipt with your name and current address on it. Income • Current pay stubs for all working members of the family with their gross (before taxes) wages on it, or a signed statement on employer letterhead with days, and times you work, wages, and how often you get paid • Completed Work/School Schedule Verification Forms for all adults in the household • Current class schedule for any adults attending school or training. The class schedule show have the days and hours of attendance on school letterhead. • Social Security cards for all members of the family • Birth certificates for all children in home

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• Complete child care provider application & W-9, signed and dated • Social Security card • Current Oklahoma driver’s license & motor vehicle insurance, if transporting children. If you are not transporting children, an emergency transport plan will need to be submitted in case a child needs to seek medical attention. • Facility/home liability insurance (Form 07LC092E, Insurance Verification) in accordance with Section 404.36 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes. If liability insurance is not maintained, or the facility/home reports is self-insured, then a copy of Form 07LC093E, Insurance Exception Notification, will be requested. • Facilities state license • If applicable, a CDIB or Tribal Enrollment card from a federally recognized tribe, or a letter of descendancy, stating that the tribe does not issue CDIB/Enrollment cards to those living outside reservation boundaries, but is a member of the said tribe • A complete OSBI and a signed authorization for a background check declaration along with a $19.00 money order made out to OSBI • Proof of residency • CPR/first aid certification card Department Goals: • To expand the current level of Osage culture and language at the early learning academy • To encourage healthy lifestyles for children up to age 12 throughout the Osage Nation • To continue working toward achieving Educare standards in our early learning academies while concentrating on fostering relationships with parents and the community • To create a Native Youth Council and collaborate with Native youth and the tribal leaders of the Osage Nation along with the community

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These requirements apply to Providers for the Child Care Program:

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Services Offered: • Community Outreach Programs • Child Care Assistance Program • Beyond the Walls Program • Wah-Zha-Zhi Youth Council • Reach Out and Read Program • Osage Language/Culture Curriculum Development • Learn to Love Literacy Child Care Programs • Child Care Assistance • Parenting Classes the Love & Logic Way • Health & Safety Training • Book Mobile • Resource Mobile The Osage Nation Child Care Program provides low-income Native American families with child care assistance, and aids families in finding quality child care providers licensed through the Child Care Program. The Child Care Program is funded by the Child Care Development Block grant and serves children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years. Beyond the Walls Program is a branch of the Wah-Zha-Zhi Early Learning Academy. Community Outreach focuses on building strong relationships with families of the children who attend our academy through conferences, home visits, child care assistance, parenting classes and community outreach. Wah-Zha-Zhi Youth Council provides an avenue for Osage youth to connect to the Osage community through leadership opportunities and service learning projects. The Council encourages collaboration among youth, tribal leaders, tribal organizations and the community. The Council participates in the Generation Indigenous Initiative to resolve the barriers between Native American youth and their opportunities to succeed. Our Youth Council and others attend leadership meetings and conferences offered through state and national organizations such as Unity. This strengthens their leadership skills and enables them to develop service learning projects that are beneficial to our communities. Through activities and service learning projects, Osage youth have opportunities to be selected to attend the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington D.C. as Youth Ambassadors, as well as other Native American youth events.

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The Cultural Curriculum Specialist develops an Osage language, culture and art curriculum that integrates into the Creative Curriculum used by Wah-Zha-Zhi Early Learning Academy. The specialist also provides professional development to the teachers who work with our Osage children. Parenting Classes the Love & Logic Way are offered to parents in Osage County. These classes are held at the Osage Nation Child Care Program Office. Health & Safety courses on subjects such as fire extinguisher use, child abuse and blood borne pathogens provide training for all child care providers throughout Osage County. Book Mobile is a mobile library that is driven around to the smaller schools in Osage County. Students can check out books from the book mobile and return them two weeks later when the book mobile returns to their school. The Native American section has been increased dramatically for this school year. Resource Mobile is a mobile resource room that is driven around Osage County for child care providers to utilize if they are unable to come to the offices to use the resource room. Learn to Love Literacy promotes literacy for children up to 12 years old and stresses the importance of literacy for the development of young minds. At each of these events staff members read a book to the children, offer a healthy dinner and hand out prizes. We give each child a new book to help build his or her home library.

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Reach Out and Read is a program that works with physicians who facilitate well child check-ups in Osage County. The physicians promote literacy with children and parents through the use of age appropriate books during their well child appointments. The Osage Nation has partnered with the National Reach Out and Read Program and is a liaison for the program and the physicians. Community Outreach assists and promotes Reach Out and Read to physicians throughout the County and assists them in applying for the program, tracking books, and keeping a detailed inventory to order age appropriate books for the participating physicians who take care of our Osage children.

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Phone: Toll Free: Fax: Address: Mailing: Hours:

(918) 287.5325 (888) 822.1248 (918) 287.5593 239 W. 12th St. 627 Grandview Avenue Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The program’s mission is aid members of the Osage Nation, and other Native Americans residing in our service area, during times of limited resources and/or provide an opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency through individual employment plans. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) is a welfare assistance program that assists low income Native American households in the service area, Osage County. TANF may assist by providing temporary cash benefits, helping families establish and achieve short and long term goals, or providing supportive services to obtain self sufficiency. Community Services Program (CSBG) assists low income Native American households residing in the Osage Nation Reservation (Osage County). This program provides rental/mortgage assistance, groceries, household necessities, basic medical expenses, basic education or employment expenses and crisis intervention needs. Energy Assistance Program operates on a fiscal year (October through September) and serves low-income Native American households within the Osage Reservation (Osage County) by providing heating and cooling energy assistance. The amount paid toward a utility bill is based upon the number of household members and monthly income. The benefit amount has increased since last year to help meet rising energy costs. The program also provides Crisis Assistance during an energy crisis, and preventive maintenance. These benefits are described as follows: Heating Assistance is available from December 1st through February 28th and includes a payment toward a propane or a natural gas utility bill. A space heater, blanket and weatherization materials may also be provided. Cooling Assistance is available from June 1st through August 31st and includes a payment toward an electric utility bill. An oscillating box fan and weatherization materials may also be provided.

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This program determines a “crisis” based on the following: • Possible health threat to a vulnerable applicant or household • Non-working heating or cooling equipment • Principal Chief of the Osage Nation has declared a state of emergency by Executive Order in extreme temperatures • President has declared the service area a natural disaster • A life-threatening crisis constitutes an energy burden that may create a medical or health emergency • Preventive Maintenance promotes energy efficiency and durability to include HVAC system air duct cleaning and home energy audits. Can be conducted on elderly residents homes upon request.

Voucher Assistance Program assists low income Native American households in the Osage Nation Reservation (Osage County) in alleviating emergency situations beyond financial control, and is available for two consecutive months. Assistance may be available for emergency situations such as fire damage, destruction due to natural causes, relocation for necessary home repairs, medical emergency, physical injury, or interruption or reduction of income.

Crisis Assistance Program assists enrolled Osage Nation members age 18 years or above in alleviating crisis situations beyond financial control. Applicants may receive up to $1,000 in total assistance within a fiscal year (October-September). Osage members may reside outside the Osage Nation Reservation (Osage County). Assistance may be available for crisis assistance in situations such as domestic violence, homelessness, utility assistance because of death of a household income provider, natural disaster, or illness or injury resulting in incapacitation. Summer Youth Program is for American Indian youth between the ages of 16 and 21 who live in Osage County and meet eligibility requirements. This opportunity allows Native youth to gain work experience during the summer and develop knowledge of work ethic, life skills, money management and future career goals. Applications are taken from May 1 to May 31. Applicants must provide: verification of parents income must meet income guidelines, and provide verification of residency, CDIB, social security card, and driver’s license.

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Crisis Assistance is available from October 1st through September 30th and includes a payment toward an energy bill for vulnerable households that have exhausted their regular benefits.

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HOUSING Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5310 (918) 287.5568 Osage Nation Industrial Park-86 CR 5400 P.O. Box 147 Hominy, OK 74035 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our mission is to assist our clients in achieving an elevated standard of living through home improvement and home ownership opportunities; break down cultural housing barriers experienced by Native Americans; and empower Native families to achieve financial self-sustainability. All program applications can be downloaded from the official Osage Nation website: https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/what-we-do/housing Down Payment Assistance Service is open to first time home buyers who are wishing to purchase a home within the boundaries of the Osage Reservation (Osage County) and who can secure their own financing for that home. The amount of assistance provided cannot exceed $5,000.00. Osage preference applies to this service. Home Ownership Assistance Service provides home ownership opportunities to qualifying low-income Native American families and individuals through the acquisition of homes on the open market within the Osage Reservation (Osage County). Through this service, home buyers purchase homes through the Osage Nation. Osage preference applies to this service. Senior Housing provides maintenance-free and affordable rental housing to Native American elders residing on the Osage Reservation (Osage County). Rental rates are based on annual household income of residents. Osage preference applies to this service. Full Home Rehabilitation Service is open to eligible Native Americans residing within the Osage Reservation (Osage County) and is designed to elevate the condition of the home to meet minimum standards for a decent, safe, and sanitary environment. Osage preference applies to this service.

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Housing Assistance Service provides assistance with home improvements and is open to enrolled Osage Nation members living within the Osage Reservation (Osage County) who own their own homes, and do not qualify for other Osage Nation Housing Program Services.

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Emergency Home Rehabilitation Service is open to eligible Native Americans with housing repair needs that warrant immediate action due to risk of health or safety of the household members. Osage preference applies to this service.

HEALTH

CLINICAL/MEDICAL Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5525 (918) 287.5536 715 Grandview Avenue Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Osage Nation Diabetes Program recognizes the value of every Native American. We are guided by our commitment to the prevention and treatment of diabetes. We demonstrate this by providing education, specialized services and dedicated staff to meet our program goals. The Osage Nation Community Health/Health Education Program’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of the Osage People and other Native Americans residing on the Osage Reservation. We demonstrate this by identifying and addressing specific health-related needs and providing the education, specialized services, and necessary staff to accomplish this endeavor. Department Goals: • Osage Nation Diabetes Program identifies and develops services and activities that address the specific needs and concerns of our Native people. • Promotes healthy communities through wellness initiatives and partnerships. • Will collaborate and create partnerships with tribal/state/county/city and other community-based health programs to maximize resources and services for our Osage People. • Osage Nation PHN/HE Program will provide skilled nursing care and education for our Osage People and other Native American residents in Osage County. Eligibility Requirements: Native Americans of a federally recognized tribe who have an established/active chart at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Health Center.

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• Osage Nation Diabetes Program teaches self-monitoring of blood glucose to all participants and provides testing supplies for home use for all “active” participants. • Provides diabetes prevention/treatment education daily. In addition, we assist with: • Eyeglasses • Dentures • Diabetic-appropriate foot wear once in a 12-month period for qualifying participants • Community screening events with other Osage Nation Programs at various times throughout the year We attend many health fairs and provide informational booths as well. We partner with several other Osage Nation Health Programs to host/participate in many events throughout the year. The Osage Nation Community Health Program’s function is to identify and provide services that enhance the quality of life of the Osage People and other Native Americans residing on the Osage Reservation. We are mainly funded by PL-638 contract with Indian Health Services, and supplemented by Osage Nation. We identify and address specific health-related needs, primarily through the Pawhuska Indian Health Service Center referral system. We provide health promotion and chronic disease prevention education, individual and community; specialized services such as wound care, wound care teaching and some wound care supplies; and CPR training for instructors, healthcare workers, and the general public. We attend and host community screening events and provide blood pressure, BMI measurement, oxygen level, resting heart rate, cholesterol, and blood sugar testing at these events.

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COMMUNITIES OF EXCELLENCE Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5267 (918) 287.5269 604 Kihekah Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our vision is to create a community-wide movement that will encourage all residents of Osage County to adopt healthy lifestyles by eating better, moving more, and being tobacco-free. This will be achieved through a spirit of collaboration and cooperation among community organizations, tribal departments, and residents of Osage County. We focus on grassroots involvement with local focus, involving individuals, community, schools, and a service area covering the entire county. We conduct Systematic Collection and Strategic Use of Local Data. Communities of Excellence Department Goals: • Create a community-wide movement that will encourage all residents of Osage County to adopt healthy lifestyles by eating better, moving more and being tobacco-free. • Create a cohesive atmosphere in which to provide services and reach programmatic goals. • Ensure sustainability for departmental programs. • Develop and implement a collaborative spirit with tribal departments and community organizations to reach programmatic goals. Outreach/Projects: • Annual Healthy Harvest Dinner and Awards recognizing individuals and the community for striving to eat healthy • Move more and be tobacco free • Tai Chi classes for all ages • Green House for Elders located in Senior Circle in Pawhuska Walking Clubs: • Let’s Move in Indian Country • Gardening workshops

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• Live Longer, Live Stronger – A six-week program for individuals (60 years and older; or younger, if a caregiver) suffering from chronic disease • Elder Swim: Water exercise, water volleyball, underwater treadmill, exercise videos, heart rate • Elder Gym: Walking, aerobics/dance, Balance, Strength, Flexibility, and Endurance • Nutrition Warriors is a free class offers nutrition and healthy eating tips, light fitness, body transformation, and a support group for ages 18 and older Teen Fitness: • Warriors is a group of 10-12 teens ages 12-14 working together with trained TA-WA AmeriCorp members. It is a 12- week, FREE course with nutrition and healthy eating tips, light fitness, body transformation, and support group for young teens. • Half-Pint Academy is a program geared toward children 5 and under and their parents, learning to play and grow together. We offer fun, games, music, gardening and growing together. • Health Literacy is learning how to communicate with professional caregivers, and how to understand medical terminology. Bird Creek Farms supports planning and development as a means to achieve the ultimate goal of a sustainable community agricultural resource serving Osage citizens, youth, elders and future generations through self-sufficiency and food sovereignty. Bird Creek Farms activities include: • Community Gardens • Pumpkin Patch • Squash Patch • Three Sisters • Corn Patch • Cover Crops • Pecan Trees • Variety Garden Wah Zha Zhi Eco Park is an expansion of the original Bird Creek Farms food sovereignty project. This project is a collaborative partnership creating outdoor classrooms, natural playgrounds, sculptural art pieces, walking/ hiking trails, monarch butterfly habitat, ,fishing dock with an ADA access path, demonstration gardens, and social activities. MEMBER SERVICES

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Elders Workshops:

HEALTH

COMMUNITY HEALTH REPRESENTATIVES Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5270 (918) 287.5566 1221 Grandview Avenue Pawhuska OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The goal is to provide a continuum of services to the population through health education, case finding, referral, follow-up and provision of support services. The CHR program is often the vital link to ensure access to the comprehensive health care system. Representatives serve as moderators in the implementation of community, family, and individual health and treatment plans, and provide support services designed to enhance the quality of life of the people they serve. Service Area: Osage County All services provided require an appointment. • Home visits for Elders or Homebound Native Americans/Alaska Natives residing within the service area • Free Car Seat Checks provided by National Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians (open to the public) • $15.00 Child Passenger Safety Seat, education, and installation for Osage members only • American Heart Association CPR AED First Aid Training Transportation provided to Native Americans/Alaska Natives with federally recognized CDIB cards, residing within the service area, to Pawhuska Wah-Zha-Zhi Health Center or Wah-Zha-Zhi Health Center/ IHS referrals. Minors must be accompanied by legal guardian. Infants and toddlers must have proper child seat restraints. Allow 2 - 4 week notice when scheduling appointments.

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Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5454 (918) 287.9784 350 Senior Circle Drive Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Osage Nation Elder Nutrition Program (Formerly Senior Services & Title VI) is designed to address the needs of native seniors by providing meals through a culturally sensitive program. The program also provides a culturally sensitive approach to the provision of supportive services needed by the native seniors on the Osage Reservation. Requirements: • Native American with a CDIB or tribal membership card (a non-Native spouse is eligible for the same services) • 55 years of age or older • Homebound clients will need to fill out an application, which is renewed each quarter Dine-in or Carry Out Meals: • Monthly menus are available for download on the department web page • Dine-in meals are served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Carry out meals are available from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Homebound Meals: • Meals are delivered Monday through Friday to Pawhuska, Hominy and Fairfax • If weather is bad (snow and/or ice), meals cannot be delivered. However, calls will be made to homebound clients to check on them. The Elder Nutrition director and staff not only provide meals and services year-round, but also offer many activities in conjunction with special meals and/ or events specific to seasons, holidays or certain recognitions.

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HEALTH

WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN Toll Free: (800) 460.1006 Fax: (918) 287.5362 Address: 1301 Grandview Avenue Pawhuska, OK 74056 Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. website: www.osagewiconline.org Call for an appointment, information, or directions to any of the above locations. All Osage Nation WIC offices are subject to close on or around holidays and also for inclement weather. Please call before traveling. The WIC Department’s mission is to promote healthy lifestyles by supplementing the lives of women, infants, and children through nutrition education, breastfeeding support, outreach and referrals. WIC is a supplemental program funded by the USDA and designed to help families with health and nutrition. Osage Nation WIC is an income-based program serving eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women as well as their infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk and reside within the state of Oklahoma. Service Area: Osage County Benefits: • Nutrition education/counseling • Supplemental Foods • Screening/referrals to other health, welfare, and social services • Breastfeeding support/counseling Downloadable documents located on department web page: • Income guidelines (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016) • 2015 approved store list • 2015 Oklahoma Unified WIC

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LOCATIONS PAWHUSKA ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE Phone: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5360 1301 Grandview Avenue Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed last working Friday of month

TULSA Phone: Address: Hours:

(918) 699.5275 1211 West 36th Street North, Space D Tulsa, OK 74127 Monday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

SKIATOOK Phone: Address: Hours:

(918) 699.5260 519 Maplewood Lane Skiatook, OK 74070 Monday - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

HOMINY Phone: Address: Hours:

(918) 699.5261 303 East Main Street Hominy, OK 74035 Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

FAIRFAX Phone: Address: Hours:

(918) 699.5263 261 North Main Street Fairfax, OK 74637 1st & 3rd Thursday of month 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MCCORD Phone: Address: Hours:

(580) 762.2845 64560 US Highway 60 Ponca City, OK 74604 Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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FITNESS CENTER Osage Nation Fitness Center personnel recognize the importance of health and wellness in the prevention of chronic diseases, and believe through incorporating proven, dedicated fitness plans, utilization of Osage Nation fitness facilities, and guidance from our specially-trained fitness staff, we can meet and exceed the needs of our Osage people and the communities we serve. Services include: • Personal Training • Weight Management Training • Specialized Handicap Training • Tanning ($20/month at Pawhuska location only) • Participants at centers must be 14 years old or older • Services are free to Osage Nation tribal members and employees; $15 per month for others. Pawhuska Fitness Center

Fairfax Fitness Center

Hominy Fitness Center

(918) 287.1097 1222 Lynn Avenue Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

(918) 642.5368 115 West Elm Street Fairfax, OK 74637 Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

(918) 287.5281 100 Buffalo Road Hominy, OK 74035 Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Hours may change due to weather, the seasons, and holidays, but will be posted.

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Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5428 or (918) 287.5430 (918) 287.5428 20 Sun Avenue P.O. Box 426 Hominy, OK 74035 Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Food Distribution Program is a USDA funded program that provides nutritious food packages to low-income Native American households in the Osage Nation service area of Oklahoma. To be eligible to participate, a household must contain at least one person who is a member of a federally recognized Native American tribe. Eligible households are certified based upon low-income guidelines and resource standards set by USDA, and must be recertified at least every 12 months. How To Apply Applications are available at the Food Distribution Office in Hominy, online at the Osage Nation website, or through the mail. Applicants may file an application on the same day they contact the Food Distribution Program. All applications received by the program will be processed within seven days of the date received excluding weekends and holidays. Dual Participation Household members are not permitted to participate simultaneously in the SNAP Program and Food Distribution Program.

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM

PROTECTIVE SERVICES LAW ENFORCEMENT CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT OSAGE NATION SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY

LAW ENFORCEMENT

LAW ENFORCEMENT Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5510 (918) 287.5524 1071 Grandview Lane Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.

EMERGENCIES call 9-1-1 During evening/night hours, weekends or holidays call (918) 287-3131. This is the Osage County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center, which ONPD uses as well. The mission is to provide law enforcement services under the jurisdiction of the Osage Nation. The Osage Nation Police Department (ONPD) officer’s primary duty is to enforce the criminal laws of the Osage Nation and the federal government when major crimes have been committed within state and local jurisdictions. ONPD officers also have a duty to serve the person and to protect the property of the citizens of the community. ONPD will assist the Osage Nation in protecting and enhancing Tribal Sovereignty along with protecting the religious and ceremonial beliefs of the Osage people. Service Area: Osage County • ONPD’s primary function is to serve Native Americans residing within Restricted Indian Lands in Osage County. • ONPD is on call 24/7 in case of major disasters (man made or nature). • ONPD patrols on three (3) active in twelve (12) hour increments. • ONPD has one (1) Investigator/Patrol Officer who shares patrol duties when not active on pending cases. • ONPD is currently working to bring two (2) new K9 units on board. Events/Programs: National Takeback is the bi-annual collection of surrendered, expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceuticals for proper disposal. Ride Along participants must be 18 years old or older and fill out required paperwork prior to participation. The North Pole Computer Project, based in Tulsa, awards refurbished computers to nominated Osage Nation FHA [formerly TANF] families.

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• Special Law Enforcement Commissions (SLECs) through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) allowing ONPD to enforce federal law • Employed 15 of the 19 Native American officers since 2012 • Computer software and equipment have been updated to meet current standards • New patrol vehicles • Stronger bonds have been built with other law enforcement departments and the communities served by ONPD Important link to the Osage Nation Sex Offender Registry: http://osage.nsopw.gov/ (Link may be found on department web page per federal mandate.)

ONPD K9 “Arc”

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Achievements:

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT Phone: Toll Free: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5458 (877) 287.5458 (918) 287.5577 255 Senior Drive Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Child Support Enforcement is a department under the Osage Nation Executive Branch. This agency works in partnership with the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement and other tribal and state agencies. The primary goal of this agency is to ensure children have the ongoing financial support of both parents by providing a system for payments and disbursements of court-ordered child support. It is our desire to provide custodial parents the information and tools needed to ensure court-ordered child support payments are made and received in a timely manner. Osage Nation Child Support Enforcement’s mission is to improve the welfare of children by strengthening family responsibilities. Our Goals: • Increase family stability and self-sufficiency • Reduce the need for welfare assistance What we can do: • Locate a parent • Establish paternity • Establish and modify a court order for child support • Enforce a court order for child support What we cannot do: • Handle divorces • Handle custody or visitation matters

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Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(800) 460.4615 or (918) 287.5335 (918) 287.5231 255 Senior Drive Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Osage Nation Social Services Department (ONSS) consists of the following programs: Child Protective Services; Adult Protective Services; Indian Child Welfare; Foster Care; Adoptions; Family Preservation; and Individual Indian Monies Account Supervision. Staff includes a team of eight social workers, two social work supervisors, a Case Aide/Transportation Specialist, a Business Systems Analyst, and Program Director. The service area includes all of Oklahoma; however, exclusive jurisdiction and authority cover children, families and adults who are Indian and reside on tribal (trust) lands. Social Services asserts concurrent jurisdiction with states over Osages wherever they are found and has developed methods of providing case management for child welfare, adoptions and foster care nationwide. Child Protective Services/Adult Protective Services/Individual Indian Monies The mission is to preserve and support a full and abundant Osage way of life, while protecting and encouraging at-risk Osage children and elders by guiding and empowering such individuals to develop healthy minds, bodies, and spirits. Indian Child Welfare The mission is to provide protection, reunification or long-term stability designed to strengthen and support Osage Indian children and families within the Osage nation and any other areas in which they may be located. Foster Care and Family Preservation The mission is to ensure the safety of all family members; to avoid the unnecessary out-of-home placement of children; to help children who are in out-of-home status return to and be maintained with their families or another planned permanent living arrangement; to enhance the parent’s ability to create safe, stable, and nurturing home environments that promote healthy child development; and to assist children and families to resolve crisis, connect them with necessary and appropriate services, and remain safely together in their homes whenever possible. Anyone interested in becoming foster/adoptive parents, and those needing information on training for ONSS certification, call (800) 460.4615. PROTECTIVE SERVICE

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SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY

OSAGE NATION SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY

GOVERNMENT SERVICES STRATEGIC PLANNING TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT & LAND ACQUISITION EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ROADS DEPARTMENT HUMAN RESOURCES TAX COMMISSION ENVIRONMENTAL & NATURAL RESOURCES GAMING COMMISSION OSAGE NEWS ELECTION OFFICE

STRATEGIC PLANNING

STRATEGIC PLANNING Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5383 (918) 287.5564 329 W. 12th Street Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To effectively support and facilitate the Nation’s overall strategic plan by applying sound project and grant management principles and best practices. The Department of Strategic Planning and Project Management (SPPM) has three areas of focus: Strategic Planning, Grants Management and the Office of Self-Governance. Strategic Planning Services: • Matching Strategic Plan goals and activities with the Chief’s goals and priorities • Organizing a Steering Committee to prioritize the Chief’s goals and projects • Coordinating project teams of different departments and stakeholders to implement initiatives using the Logic Model concept • Evaluating and providing an annual report on the successes of the initiatives to the Executive and Legislative branches Grants Management Services: • Researching grant opportunities • Matching grants with the Osage Nation Strategic Plan, the Chief’s goals, and departments, programs and projects • Providing support in writing, developing budgets, and all aspects of a complete grant proposal package • Working with the departments when grants are awarded to ensure all contract terms and conditions and compliance activities are done in a timely manner and posted on the eCivis website. Self-Governance Services: • Attending trainings and meetings related to self governance including the Quarterly Advisory Committee meetings held by the Office of Tribal Self Governance • Acting as a liaison for the Chief’s office in self-governance activities of the Osage Nation • Participating in negotiations for contractual and compact agreements for self-governance

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Phone: Fax: Address:

(918) 287.5509 (918) 287.5670 225 West 7th Street Pawhuska, OK 74056

The TDLA Department ensures the development of the Nation’s properties is conducted in a consistent manner while remaining in compliance with all applicable codes and Osage Nation law. Tribal Development activities include all programming, design, and construction activities undertaken by the Osage Nation. Land Acquisition activities include the expansion of the Osage Nation’s land base by purchasing lands and managing our restricted, fee and trust lands. Master Plan Major projects completed in the previous year include the Campus Master Plan Phase I including The Welcome Center and Law Building; Pawhuska Dance Arbor; Grayhorse restroom improvements; and remodel of the Administration Building with mechanical system upgrades. Throughout the past year, we have provided assistance in the implementation and development of Bird Creek Farms. Design and preparations for construction at the Fairfax Family Center, Sky Lodge Estates, and PRT-Group Home sites are in progress along with TDLA and road building.

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TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT

TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT & LAND ACQUISITION

LAND ACQUISITION

O-KI-KI-E TSI

WELCOME CENTER

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A-KA-ZHI TSI

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Phone: Fax: Address:

(918) 287.5225 (918) 287.5232 1071 Grandview Lane Pawhuska, OK 74056

WILDLAND FIRE Phone: Fax: Address:

(918) 287.9767 (918) 287.5232 1968 Old Highway 99 Pawhuska, OK 74056

The Osage Nation Emergency Management department’s mission is to reduce the effects of man-made and natural disasters through prevention, preparation, hazard mitigation, and response to and recovery from these emergency events. Preparation: The Osage Nation Emergency Management (ONEM) is using the department’s best technical and professional resources in the creation of all information. Regroup is a weather alert system for Osage County. Individuals may sign up for free (note, SMS charges may apply per your carrier contract). This link is found on ONEM web page: http://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/what-we-do/emergency-management/ osage-alerts Wildland Fire Management: ONEM protects lives, property, and cultural and natural resources while restoring and maintaining native lands through cost-effective and creative fire-management programs. As an exercise of Tribal sovereignty, the Osage Nation Wild Land Fire Management program builds partnerships with surrounding jurisdictions and agencies to mitigate all hazards. Tribal/Community Outreach: The tribal CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) utilizes AmeriCorp personnel in multi-diciplinary training and all facets of emergency response. ONEM provides training classes for local emergency responders and citizens.

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Phone: Fax: Address:

(918) 287.5387 (918) 287.5565 215 West Main Street Pawhuska, OK 74056

The Osage Nation Roads Department is federally funded and operates under a program agreement directly with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Roads Department works closely with Osage County Commissioners, the State, local municipalities and the public in order to meet transportation needs of the area, which enables partnerships to develop and collaboration of resources and efforts. Goals: • Improve our existing government-to-government relationships by effectively communicating with these entities to maximize all resources through collaboration • Use the Roads Department’s newly developed strategic safety plan, and apply for federal Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) Safety Funds to promote a safe and healthy environment in which to travel • Utilize the Roads Department’s federal funds in place of tribal funds when applicable Services and Functions: ONRD works individually and cooperatively with local governmental agencies on roadways and bridges within Osage County/Osage Nation through: • GIS mapping and route inventory • Planning • Design • Maintenance • Construction Improvement projects are identified through: • Route inventory • Data collection • Roadway and bridge inspections • Conducting and manageing projects • Bidding • Contracting • Inspection • Construction management GOVERNMENT SERVICES

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ROADS DEPARTMENT

ROADS DEPARTMENT

HUMAN RESOURCES

HUMAN RESOURCES Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5445 (918) 287.5563 239 W. 12th St. Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The mission is to serve the employees of the Osage Nation by providing assistance with employment, recruitment, compensation, and benefits to all employees and the community. The objective is to achieve excellence in service with a commitment to the strategic goals of the Osage Nation. The Osage Nation observes Osage preference in hiring by seeking the most qualified tribal member for a position; however, all applicants will be considered per the Nation’s employment criteria. Executive Directive No.14-06 provides preference to qualified veteran applicants who are suitable for employment. The intent of this policy is to provide maximum opportunity to hire, train, and promote veteran applicants. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications, perform to required position standards, and be suited for the position. Application forms are found under “Opportunities” on the Osage Nation website is drop down menu. An application must be completed for each position for which one applies. Benefits offered: • Competitive wages • Paid holidays (includes Federal and Tribal) • 401K with employer match • Vacation • Health insurance • Dental insurance • Life insurance • 125 Cafeteria Plan • Direct deposit

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Phone: Fax: Address: Hours:

(918) 287.5393 (918) 287.5503 239 W. 12th Street Pawhuska, OK 74056 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Osage Nation Tax Commission provides vehicle registration and business licensing as well as management of tax revenue for the Nation. By regulating business registrations and levying taxes on business activities that take place within the jurisdiction of the Osage Nation, the Tax Commission provides necessary financing for the operation and expansion of the Osage government. Osage Nation Photo ID The Tax Commission now offers photo identification cards to tribal members. A Birth Certificate, Social Security card, Osage CDIB or Membership Card, and a Photo ID are required. The initial cost is $15; five-year renewal cost is $7.50. Services: • Vehicle Registration • Personalized Tag • Osage Nation Seal Usage Agreements • Business/Tax Forms • Business Licensing • Gaming Device, Tobacco and Lodging Taxation

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TAX COMMISSION

TAX COMMISSION

ENVIRONMENTAL & NATURAL RESOURCES

ENVIRONMENTAL & NATURAL RESOURCES Phone: Fax: Address:

(918) 287.5333 (918) 287.5581 100 West Main, Suite 304 Pawhuska, OK 74056

The mission of Osage Nation Environmental & Natural Resources (ENR) is to protect human health, the environment, natural resources, and our cultural resources, while preserving and enhancing the diverse human cultures and ecosystems that exist within the boundaries of the Osage Reservation. The ENR Department’s ongoing initiatives in Osage County and for the Osage Nation include: • Complete an in-depth characterization and environmental inventory • Complete the inventory and mapping of oil and gas related environmental contamination • Develop an oil and saltwater pollution prevention and outreach program • Develop an environmental complaint/investigations program • Develop a surface water quality monitoring program • Develop environmental regulatory infrastructure • Perform all Osage Nation environmental reviews for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) • Provide the education and assistance necessary for Osage landowners to become valuable stewards of the land • Inventory and manage natural resources

Activities and studies the ENR involves itself with include: • Aquaponics (a food production system combining aquatic life and edible vegetation in a symbiotic environment) • American Burying Beetle presence/absence surveys • Re-introducing the endangered Neosho Mucket mussel to the historical habitat • Environmental and natural resource based public school presentations Underground Injection Control (UIC) forms and oil and gas information are available for viewing and downloading from the department’s link on the Nation’s website.

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Phone: (918) 287.5397 (918) 947.5082 Fax: (918) 287.3803 Address: Pawhuska Office 612 Leahy Avenue Pawhuska, OK 74056

Tulsa Office 910 West 36th Street North Tulsa, OK 74127

The Osage Nation Gaming Commission (ONGC) was established to preserve and protect the integrity of the Osage Nation’s gaming activities by shielding it from corrupting influences; ensuring fair and honest practices by patrons and operators; enforcing all applicable gaming laws and internal controls; and ensuring that the Nation is the primary beneficiary of the gaming facilities. The ONGC is made up of seven (7) different subdivisions and maintains nine (9) separate offices. The ONGC is responsible for the licensure of all casino employees and vendors; ensuring the compliance of all gaming systems and operations; monitoring of all gaming activities; surveillance; and the quasi-judicial administrative functions associated with regulating the Osage Nation’s gaming activities. Osage Nation Gaming Commission Notice of Rulemaking: • The Osage Nation Gaming Commission proposes to rescind Regulation 602, Use of Firearms by Gaming Facility Security Officers, for the following reason: Inconsistent with Osage Law. • Pursuant to 15 ONC § 2–803, the Osage Nation Gaming Commission gives notice that it intends to add a new regulation. The Osage Nation Gaming Commission proposes the following Regulation 603: Security Rules and Regulations.

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GAMING COMMISSION

GAMING COMMISSION

OSAGE NEWS

OSAGE NEWS Phone: (918) 287.5668 Fax: (918) 699.5282 Address: 619 Kihekah Pawhuska, OK 74056 Email: [email protected] Website: osagenews.org As an independent news organization, we strive to report news and information with fairness and balance. As the official news organization of the Osage Nation, we base our news judgements on our loyalties to our readers and Osage citizens, and we are not directly beholden to the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial branches of the Osage Nation. Advertising • Paid: Set rates are open to anyone for any purpose, at the discretion of the editor and/or board of directors • Free: Osage Nation programs provide advertising for events benefitting Osage people Classifieds Set rates, open to anyone for any purpose, at the discretion of the editor and/or board of directors. Notices of weddings, anniversaries, births, deaths, and obituaries are free; all information provided by reader. 50 word limit for weddings, births, anniversaries and birthday announcements. 100 word limit for community announcements. Community Calendar Compiled by staff from information provided by readers and Osage Nation programs; subject to news/community service value. To buy photo prints: • 8” x 10” color photo $15.00 • 8” x 10” black and white photo $10.00

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ELECTION OFFICE

ELECTION OFFICE Phone: Toll Free: Fax: Address: Mailing: Email:

(918) 287.5286 (877) 560.5286 (918) 287.5286 608 Kihekah P.O. Box 928 Pawhuska, OK 74056 [email protected]

The Election Office conducts Osage Nation elections, including those for Principal Chief, Assistant Principal Chief, Congress, retention of Judges of the Osage Judiciary, and others required by the Constitution and by law so that qualified voters are allowed to exercise their right to vote. Goals: • Upholding the integrity of the electoral process • Administering elections in a manner that ensures public confidence in the confidentiality, accuracy, efficiency, and fairness of the election process, and that enforces Election and Campaign Finance laws • Educating the public about the election process • Increasing voter participation Voter Eligibility Any enrolled member of the Osage Nation 18 years of age or older whose name is found on the Osage Voter Registry on or before election day is eligible to vote. Please remember, the membership card is different from your CDIB card. In Person Voting To vote in person during Early Voting or on Election Day, you will need to present a government issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, military ID, tribal photo ID). Or, two Election Staff members can verify your identity by filling out the appropriate form. Absentee Voting Voting by absentee ballot is convenient for any voter living too far away from the polling place to vote in person, as well as voters who cannot miss work, who will be out of town, or who are home bound. Voters are encouraged to request an absentee ballot as a safeguard in case an emergency arises that may prevent you from voting in person as usual.

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OSAGE CASINO – TULSA 951 WEST 36TH STREET NORTH TULSA, OK 74127 (877) 246.8777 OPEN 24/7

OSAGE CASINO – PAWHUSKA 2017 EAST 15TH STREET & HWY 99 PAWHUSKA, OK 74056 (877) 246.8777 SUN - WED 10 AM - 2 AM THUR - SAT 10 AM - 4 AM

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OSAGE CASINO - SAND SPRINGS 301 BLACKJACK DRIVE SAND SPRINGS, OK 74063 (877) 246.8777 OPEN 24/7 CASINOS

OSAGE CASINO HOTEL – SKIATOOK 5591 WEST ROGERS BOULEVARD SKIATOOK, OK 74070 (877) 246.8777 OPEN 24/7

OSAGE CASINO – HOMINY 39 DEER AVENUE HOMINY, OK 74035 (877) 246.8777 SUN - WED 10 AM - 2 AM THURS - SAT 10 AM - 4 AM

OSAGE CASINO – BARTLESVILLE 222 ALLEN ROAD BARTLESVILLE, OK 74003 (877) 246.8777 OPEN 24/7

OSAGE CASINO HOTEL – PONCA CITY 64464 STATE HWY 60 PONCA CITY, OK 74604 (877) 246.8777 OPEN 24/7

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