Learn about our Osage culture on Saturday, August 12 at the Petaluma Community Center. 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


9:30 am Registration and coffee

10:00 am Welcome and introduction

10:15 am Osage Museum Q&A with Hallie Winter

11:15 am Seed presentation with Keir Johnson

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Workshops

• Moccasin making

• Fringing a shawl

2:45 pm Coffee & Raffle

3:00-5:30 pm Continue workshops


Attached is the agenda for the Saturday Nov. 2nd Northern California Osage Gathering at Leona Lodge in Oakland. Below is some additional information.

What: Fall Northern California Osage gatheringWhen: Saturday, November 2nd 10am-7pm

Where: Leona Lodge, 4444 Mountain Blvd, Oakland CA


Lunch & Dinner & Raffle: If possible, please bring a dish for the potluck and raffle item (raffle item can be gently used)

Accommodations for Nor Cal Osage gathering

The Oakland airport is a 15 to 20 minute drive from Leona Lodge. San Francisco is the next closest airport & the drive to the lodge depends on traffic (usually 45-60 minutes).


There is any number of hotels to choose from around the airport which is in closest proximity to the Lodge. Other areas to look for hotels are Emeryville and South Berkley. The hotels over in Emeryville are in the best area of town.


-Marriot Courtyard Emeryville is one option

Oakland Airport Hotels are not only at the airport, you can get to Leona Lodge and avoid the freeway.

-Red Lion Inn 

-La Quinta which is no frills, but clean, convenient and economical


Happy Campers, there is camping within a 15 minute drive of Leona Lodge at Anthony Chabot Park. 1-888-327-2757

Elected Officials attending

In addition to the agenda items, it appears Chief Red Eagle and more than half of the Osage Congress is coming. Each elected official, as usual, will have five minutes to speak, and they will be available for questions.

Please forward this information to any Osage you think may be able to come to this gathering.

Thank you,

The Northern California Osage Steering Committee

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The Northern California Osage Steering Committee is inviting all Osages & their families to save the date Saturday, November 2nd, for the Nor CA Osage Fall Meeting. Among other agenda items, there will be some exciting opportunities for Osage artists, writers & musicians, guests from Oklahoma, and Osage made art & music will be available… (Please contact us if you would like to be a participating Osage artist, writer or musician). Join us at the beautiful Leona Lodge from 10am-7pm in Oakland. Please bring a potluck item for lunch & or dinner. Email any questions to ; look for meeting updates here and join the Northern California Osage group on Facebook.

Northern California Osage Spring Meeting:
Saturday, March 23rd from 9AM – into the evening at the Petaluma KOA Recreation Hall.

Come meet and greet and learn from our Osage Cultural Division Directors:
Vann Bighorse, Cultural; Mograin Lookout, Language; Dr. Andrea Hunter, Historic Preservation; Lee Collins, Social Services; Rebecca Brave, NAGPRA/Graves Protection coordinator, Cherise Lookout, Education Outreach, and Joe Tillman, Cultural Division Leader.

For the first time, our Osage Cultural Directors are visiting California from Oklahoma and bringing a variety of cultural & craft activities and historical & informational presentations that can benefit all Osages. Supplies for moccasin (hom-pe) making and ribbon work class time will be provided. Bring a potluck dish to share, all Osages and their families are welcome.

Some lodging suggestions:

Petaluma KOA (at the meeting site)
Petaluma Best Western
Petaluma Quality Inn


We’ve heard nothing but positive comments about our potluck picnic on Saturday. Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan of the Osage News has posted photos for all to enjoy.