NEW! We are transitioning the base of operations to the Sacramento area. We hope you can attend!

Sunday, April 22
9:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Fairfield Inn and Suites
2100 Freeway Drive
Woodland, CA 95776

A group rate of $115 per night is being offered to NCO. Reservation link


9:30 am Registration and coffee

10:00 am Candidates

12 noon Lunch

1:00 pm Candidates – continue

2:00 pm Osage Cradleboards – Kiban Jacobs presentation

2:30 pm A video from Addie Hudgins, Cultural Center Director

3:00 Osage High School Senior Beading Project in Collaboration with Wah-Zha-Zhe CulturalCenter

5:00 Conclude

Bonus: ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS!!! Christopher Cote, from the Osage Language Department is back by popular demand!


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

Saturday, August 13, 10am-5pm

Hermann Sons Hall
860 Western Ave.
Petaluma, CA


A Gathering of Chiefs
with Geoffery StandingBear, John Redeagle, Scott Bighorse, & Jim Gray

• Introductions/ Morning Coffee & Snacks
• Elected Osage Nation Official Introductions
• Traditional Osage Cooking: a Brief Talk with Alice Buffalohead
• Gathering of the Chiefs: a Historical Perspective
• Lunch featuring Fry Bread & Corn Soup prepared by Alice Buffalohead
• Braiding the Sacred: Gatherings of Corn and People of the Americas, Keir Johnson
• Gathering of Chiefs: Envisioning the Future of the Osage Nation
• Raffle throughout the day (please bring any gently used or new items)

Hotel Accommodations & Nearby Camping:
Sheraton Sonoma County, San Francisco North/ Petaluma KOA, Best Western Hotel, Quality Inn, Petaluma Metro Hotel, and Hotel Petaluma. There is also a Motel 6 & an America’s Best Value. Other towns nearby: Novato, Rohnert Park, & Santa Rosa.

Oakland is easier to fly into than San Francisco; the closest airport is the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa (although not all airlines fly in to Sonoma).

All Osages and their Families are Welcome!


  • Introductions / Morning Coffee & Snacks
  • Elected Osage Nation Official Introductions
  • Candidate Introductions
  • Update on the Fletcher lawsuit
  • Creative Writing Workshop for Kids & Adults
  • Lunch Provided (Osage potluck dishes welcomed!)
  • 2016 Election Candidate Forum
  • Candidate Q & A
  • Afternoon Coffee & Conversations: Get to know your candidates. Your chance to attend and make informed choices!
  • Raffle throughout the day (please bring any gently used or new items)

Save these two dates:

April 25 for the Spring meeting at Lucchesi Park in Petaluma, CA.

September 26 for the Fall meeting at the Petaluma Community Center.

Both dates are Saturday.

Save the date! Here’s an early heads up on our fall Northern CA Osage meeting: Saturday, October 4th at the Petaluma Community Center. Agenda TBA, but so far will include traditional cooking demonstrations and representatives from Osage Nation Language and Museum Departments…

March 15th Northern California Osage Meeting hotel accommodations. Anyone making reservations for a basic room at the Executive Suites or Bayside Inn Hotel in Oakland has access to our NCO group rate; to get the reduced rate, room reservations must be made before Feb. 24th. ((Note: You must CALL and make your reservations and state you want the Northern California Osage group rate; online reservations will not work)): Best Western Plus Bayside Inn (510-356-2450) is the newer hotel with a rate of $159 & the Executive Suites (510.536.6633), also a nice hotel, is $139 (plus tax). Both hotels are on the water, share a free parking lot on the same property as the meeting space, and have complimentary Oakland Airport Shuttles. Nearby camping is at Anthony Chabot Park

Leona Lodge is located in Leona Heights Park just off of CA 13, and near the 580/ CA13 intersection in Oakland- From CA 13
- Take Carson Street Exit toward Redwood Road
- Keep right at fork, follow signs to Leona Lodge
- Turn right on to Mountain Blvd. (destination will be on left) – 4444 Mountain Blvd.

From the Oakland Airport

- Take Airport Drive SE which turns into 98th Street
- Take 98th Street several blocks to the 580 West toward Downtown Oakland/ San Fran
- Keep Right, (for short distance)
continue on CA 13 Warren Fwy Follow signs for CA 13 Berkley – Take Carson Street Exit toward Redwood Road
- Keep right at fork, follow signs to Leona Lodge
- Turn right on to Mountain Blvd. (destination will be on left) – 4444 Mountain Blvd.

map to Leona Lodge


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

Join our group on Facebook

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.

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