Osage Minerals Council

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Operating as usual

Online OMC Journal coming soon
06/15/2020

Online OMC Journal coming soon

06/10/2020

June 10, 2020

Statement from Chairman Everett Waller, Second Chair Yates and Councilmembers Gray and Harlan concerning a lease held by Gopher Oil.

“We have recently received numerous emails from Shareholders regarding an action taken by the OMC on May 20, 2020 concerning the termination of a lease from Gopher Oil from Mr. Michael Wachtman. The issue was on the regularly posted agenda under New Business. After discussion with Superintendent Phillips, the matter was tabled to the next meeting in an effort to obtain additional information. The motion was made by Councilwoman Gray and seconded by Councilman Revard. The vote was unanimous to table the matter pending additional information.

According to information provided by Superintendent Phillips, the leases in question were terminated on April 15, 2020 for non-production since the previous inspection which was made on July 8, 2019. The Minerals Council has requested several documents, including the history of production and whether any royalty has been paid during the previous nine months. The motion made by Councilwoman Forman was to request the Superintendent rescind her letter of termination. The votes opposing the motion were consistent with the need to obtain additional information before making a decision.

It is unfortunate that anyone would choose to mischaracterize the events in such a manner as cause chaos and disruption during these difficult times.

We assure all Shareholders the entire Minerals Council is working diligently to find solutions to the current oil crisis, and it is never our intent to plug producing wells. It is, however, our duty to ascertain all information relevant to an issue prior to casting a vote which may or may not be appropriate.

Lastly, the correspondence from the producer failed to provide an offer for a new lease with bonus and terms. In the spirit of cooperation, we would welcome a new lease which includes terms that are in accordance with our regular lease contracts.”

Due to the Osage Nation offices being closed, Friday's meeting has been postponed. OMC offices remain closed. The situat...
06/03/2020

Due to the Osage Nation offices being closed, Friday's meeting has been postponed. OMC offices remain closed. The situation will be reevaluated after the Osage Nation advises on how we shall proceed.

05/08/2020

Hope all is well. After much consideration, the Osage Minerals Council has decided to NOT reopen the offices on May 11, 2020 with the rest of the Osage Nation. Office staff will still be available for assistance by calling 918-287-5346 or emailing [email protected]. If you are in need of a revocable trust, please contact Lacee at [email protected]. We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and reopen when the time is right.

05/08/2020

June Payment will be $2950 per full headright.

03/16/2020
03/16/2020

Due to the spread of the COVID-19 the Osage Minerals Council meeting, to be held on March 18, 2020 is cancelled. All business will be moved to the April 3, 2020 meeting.

Additionally effective immediately OMC offices will be closed and OMC staff will be available for assistance by email or telephone.

Osage Minerals Council members and staff can be reached by emailing [email protected]

03/12/2020
03/12/2020

The Osage Minerals Council office will be closed 3/13/2020 for Osage Nation Sovereignty day. Normal office hours will be resumed Monday 3/16/2020.

02/20/2020

Payment is $3,570 per full headright.

Osage Nation
02/04/2020

Osage Nation

12/19/2019

STATEMENT OF MINERALS COUNCIL CHAIRMAN EVERETT WALLER
ON THE NEW FEDERAL RULE ON TRIBAL ENERGY RESOURCE AGREEMENTS

PAWHUSKA, Okla., Dec. 18, 2019 — The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs today published its final rule governing Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs)—agreements that Tribal Nations and the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) may choose to enter for the purpose of more effective and efficient development and management of tribal energy resources.

The final rule repeatedly mentions the Osage Minerals Council and the Osage Mineral Estate, and specifically underscores that neither a TERA, nor the TERA-implementing regulations, change or otherwise impact the 1906 Osage Allotment Act, or subsequent amendments to the 1906 Act. The Osage Minerals Council appreciates that Department of the Interior officials heard the concerns of Osage leaders and responded specifically to those concerns.

The Osage Minerals Council has not decided whether it will enter into a TERA. It will, however, evaluate the final rule and decide whether a TERA is in the best interests of the Osage headright holders. Chairman Everett Waller said, “The new TERA rule gives the Osage Minerals Council new opportunities to break out of the stranglehold federal laws and bureaucracies on our Mineral Estate. We are going to look into the details and determine whether this will increase the proceeds are headright holders should receive.”

Part of this evaluation will include determining the scope of a potential TERA, and whether a potential TERA would require working with Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear and the Osage Nation Congress for the purpose of effective implementation. While the Osage Nation Constitution vests the Osage Minerals Council with the duty of preserving the Osage Mineral Estate and protecting the rights of headright holders to income derived from the Mineral Estate, other functions, such as applications for federal grants and other supplemental resources often require action from the Osage Nation’s Executive and Legislative branches.

The Osage Minerals Council remains committed to its constitutional duties, and in furtherance of fulfilling those duties, looks forward to working with Principal Chief Standing Bear and the Osage Nation Congress to ensure we are utilizing all available avenues to maximize the income from the Osage Mineral Estate for the benefit Osage headright holders.

12/04/2019

Agenda

1. Call to order – Welcome by Chairman Waller
2. Opening prayer and reading of deceased Osages
3. Roll call
4. New Business
a. Sherwood Construction – Chris Kinnamon – 214 lease
b. Budget Committee Recommendations – Margo Gray
i. Budget Modification
ii. Move Well Logs
iii. Recommendation from Treasurer
c. Orphan Well Committee Recommendations – Talee Redcorn
i. Oil Field Equipment Storage – Talee Redcorn
d. Provide Budget and expense report to OSA – Talee Redcorn
5. EXECUTIVE to discuss confidential and/or proprietary matters
a. 25 CFR 90 – Chief Standing Bear
6. Old Business
a. Raydon – Tom Gray
b. 2020 Meeting Dates
c. Merit Bonus – Everett Waller
7. Meeting Minutes
8. Adjournment

Members of the Osage Minerals Council were introduced to the EPA representatives from Washington DC and Region 6
12/04/2019

Members of the Osage Minerals Council were introduced to the EPA representatives from Washington DC and Region 6

Chief Standing bear and Chairman Waller return home from their meeting with Secretary Bernhardt in Washington D.C. in ti...
11/27/2019

Chief Standing bear and Chairman Waller return home from their meeting with Secretary Bernhardt in Washington D.C. in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families. On behalf of the Osage Minerals Council we would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Councilwoman Gray places blanket on Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney.  From left to right Councilwoman Marsha Harlan, Co...
11/26/2019

Councilwoman Gray places blanket on Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney. From left to right Councilwoman Marsha Harlan, Congresswoman Angela Pratt, Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney, Councilwoman Margo Gray, Councilwoman Susan Forman, and Congresswoman Paula Stabler.

The Osage Minerals Council proudly presents the 2019 Producer of the Year, Perdure Petroleum, LLC. Congratulations Perdu...
11/25/2019

The Osage Minerals Council proudly presents the 2019 Producer of the Year, Perdure Petroleum, LLC. Congratulations Perdure!

11/25/2019

Payment is $4005 per full headright.

11/22/2019

Osage Minerals Council Statement on Upcoming Headright Payment
Office of Special Trustee Flags Potential Issue with Availability of Quarterly Funds

PAWHUSKA, OK, November 22, 2019 -- The Osage Minerals Council has been working diligently with the Department of the Interior’s Office of Special Trustee (OST) to ensure the upcoming quarterly payment to Osage headright holders is disbursed on time and in full. Following OST’s notification that they were experiencing technical difficulties with their payment systems, the Minerals Council engaged a number of Department of the Interior officials to ensure that the OST systems problems do not impact Osage headright holders. Despite initial question as to their ability to make a timely quarterly distribution, the OST is indicating that the distribution will occur on time and in full.

On November 12, 2019, the Deputy Superintendent for the Osage Agency notified the Osage Minerals Council that the OST was having issues with processing payments as it transitioned between two different payment systems, causing concern that Osage oil and gas proceeds may not be included in the upcoming quarterly payment to Osage headright holders that must be distributed, by law.

In response to this issue, Everett Waller, Chairman of the Osage Minerals Council, stated, “ While the OST controls all Osage minerals proceeds and payments to headright holders, we are committed to ensuring the federal government, through the OST, complies with the 1906 Act and amendments, by making timely, full distributions to Osage headright holders.”

Accordingly, on November 14, 2019, legal counsel for the Minerals Council notified the Acting Special Trustee Jerold Gidner of the issue, and the Osage-specific federal law—the 1906 Osage Allotment Act and amendments—that requires that all funds that are paid from minerals producers to the OST and into the Osage PL account be paid to Osage headright holders on a quarterly basis.

Since the Minerals Council first notified the Special Trustee of the potential issue with the upcoming quarterly payment to headright holders, Mr. Gidner has communicated with the Minerals Council in an ongoing manner, notifying the Minerals Council with updates as to how OST is addressing Osage quarterly payments. The latest information the Osage Minerals Council received is that the headright payments will be made as the 1906 Act requires. The Minerals Council will continue to monitor this situation.

The Minerals Council will announce the amount of the quarterly payment as soon as it has received word of the verified amount from the OST.

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Osage Minerals Council Regular meeting today at 10:00 AM. Watch live at https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/multimedia/live-...
11/20/2019
Live Media

Osage Minerals Council Regular meeting today at 10:00 AM. Watch live at https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/multimedia/live-media

Official website of the Osage Nation, a federally-recognized Native American government. Headquartered in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, approx. 60 miles northwest of Tulsa, Osage Nation exercises governmental jurisdiction over the Osage reservation, a more than 2200 square miles area extending from Tulsa to K...

November 18, 2019Osage Minerals Council Update from the OMC concerning the quarterly payment distribution amountPawhuska...
11/18/2019
Minerals Council

November 18, 2019

Osage Minerals Council

Update from the OMC concerning the quarterly payment distribution amount
Pawhuska, OK November 18, 2019 — Due to the change of software at the Office of Special Trustee (OST), we are delayed in confirming the proper amount to be distributed. We expect to know the actual number this week and will immediately post to Osage Minerals Council Website, OMC Facebook and Osage News.

For contact information
Lacee Reynolds
918-287-5447
Email: [email protected]

For more information on The Osage Minerals Council:
https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/who-we-are/minerals-council

Official website of the Osage Nation, a federally-recognized Native American government. Headquartered in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, approx. 60 miles northwest of Tulsa, Osage Nation exercises governmental jurisdiction over the Osage reservation, a more than 2200 square miles area extending from Tulsa to K...

Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney, and Osage Miner...
11/15/2019

Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney, and Osage Minerals Council Chairman Everett Waller at the 2019 Osage Oil and Gas Summit.

OMC Regular Meeting Today at 10:00 A.M. in Council Chambers. You can also watch live at https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/...
11/01/2019
Live Media

OMC Regular Meeting Today at 10:00 A.M. in Council Chambers. You can also watch live at https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/multimedia/live-media

Official website of the Osage Nation, a federally-recognized Native American government. Headquartered in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, approx. 60 miles northwest of Tulsa, Osage Nation exercises governmental jurisdiction over the Osage reservation, a more than 2200 square miles area extending from Tulsa to K...

OMC Councilwoman Margo Gray, Osage Nation Congresswomen Angela Pratt, Alice Goodfox and Paula Stabler  and Wilson Pipest...
10/23/2019

OMC Councilwoman Margo Gray, Osage Nation Congresswomen Angela Pratt, Alice Goodfox and Paula Stabler and Wilson Pipestem standing with newly elected NCAI Eastern Area VP Norman Hildenbrand and David Woerz Alternate

10/18/2019
1885 - First Osage Tribal Council
10/01/2019

1885 - First Osage Tribal Council

09/13/2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold a public hearing in Tulsa, Okla. Sept. 24, 2019, to engage the public in the proposed downlisting of the American burying beetle (ABB) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The ABB open house and hearing will be held at the Schusterman Center, Perkins Auditorium LC1, 4502 East 41st Street, Tulsa, OK 74135. The public open house and hearing will include the opportunity to provide comments on the record from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Photos from Osage Minerals Council's post
09/13/2019

Photos from Osage Minerals Council's post

09/05/2019

Osage Minerals Council Meeting September 6, 2019
10:00 am
Pawhuska, OK

Chairman Waller giving his testimony today at the TERA Tribal Consultation. You can find the testimony on the OMC's webs...
07/11/2019

Chairman Waller giving his testimony today at the TERA Tribal Consultation. You can find the testimony on the OMC's website linked below.

https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/who-we-are/minerals-council

https://s3.amazonaws.com/osagenation-nsn.gov/files/departments/Minerals/2019-0711_Minerals_TERA-consultation-testimony-final.pdf

05/08/2019

Payment for June 2019 is $4,700 per full headright!!

04/02/2019

The Council meeting for Friday, April 5th has been cancelled.

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