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Osage Nation citizenship bill clears Congress

A bill to ensure the Osage Nation of Oklahoma can define its citizenship has been cleared for the White House.

H.R. 2919 passed the Senate on Friday by unanimous consent. It passed the House in June.

A 1906 law currently limits membership in the tribe to those with a share in the tribe's mineral estate. HR 2919 clarifies that the tribe has the right to set its own membership standards irrespective of mineral rights.

Get the Story:
OSAGE MEMBERSHIP BILL PASSES ! (The Native American Times 11/29)

Get the Bill:
To reaffirm the inherent sovereign rights of the Osage Tribe to determine its membership and form of government. (H.R.2912)

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