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Osage Nation Treaty Signing

Executive Building, November 21

“We all cherish our independence and sometimes we must join together to protect it. It is an honor to support this effort to protect the grizzly bear.”


Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear, Osage Nation.


“The Osage Nation stands in solidarity with the other impacted Tribal Nations in calling for a moratorium to be instituted, so that a thorough and meaningful tribal consultation process can be initiated by FWS, and so tribes can be true partners in this process and have their alternative plans fully examined and considered before any delisting rule is finalized.”

From the Osage Nation’s letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell (11/21/2016).

Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear signs the treaty at his offices

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