Osage Nation swear in newly elected officials tomorrow
Ponca City Now - July 1, 2014 9:15 am
Osage Nation will swear in their newly elected officials tomorrow at the Osage Casino in Ponca City. According to an Osage Casinos press release, Geoffrey StandingBear will be sworn in as Principal Chief. Others to be sworn in are Assistant Principal Chief Raymond Red Corn, Supreme Court Chief Justice Meredith Drent and Chief Trial Court Judge Marvin Stepson. The Osage Nation Congress members to be sworn in are Alice Buffalohead, Otto Hamilton, James Norris, Angela Pratt, Dr. Ronald Shaw M.D. and William Supernaw.
Official for the three branches of government will be sworn in tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Elm Room. U.S. congressman, Tom Cole with be the keynote speaker.
"Over a year ago our Congressional Affairs Committee decided on an event that celebrated our people’s government and an orderly transfer of power," said Shannon Edwards, Congressional Inauguration Planning Committee. "Chief BigHorse agreed, and we believe we have planned a program befitting that great Osage nation and our citizens. We are excited to welcome Congressman Cole to our Nation and showcase our fine Ponca City facility. We look forward to seeing our members and guests."
This Inauguration event will be streamed live on www.osagetribe.org.