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)
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

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.

Saturday, October 20th
10 am-5 pm
Lake Temescal Park
6500 Broadway
Oakland (near the intersection of Hwy 24 and Hwy 13).

Meet at the Landvale picnic site: Map at: Park on the street or in the north entrance lot $5.

Come meet fellow Osages; bring a potluck dish to share; all are welcome. Check for meeting updates and list meeting of speakers/ events at!/groups/46460923890/

Save the dates! April 28th & 29th, the United Osages of Southern California & Northern California Osage groups will each be hosting a spring meeting for Osage Nation officials and election candidates in both southern and northern California.

Saturday April 28th, United Osages of Southern California, doors open 9:30am. Meeting location: 1806 South Horne Street, Oceanside California. Closest airport: Lindberg Field, San Diego. Contact for southern CA Osages: 760-500-2266 or william.r.myers@us,

Sunday April 29th, Northern California Osage, 9am to 5pm. Meeting location: Red Lion Hotel, 150 Hegenberger Road, Oakland. Closest airport: Oakland Airport, Oakland.

In addition to the Osage candidates Ryan Red Corn/ the 1491s will make a virtual presentation of some of their film work. Box lunch $16. RSVP with check to “NCO” by Apr. 20. Send to Karen Elliott, 82 Jess Avenue, Petaluma, CA. 94952. Contact info for northern CA Osages: For meeting updates please friend the “Northern California Osage” on Facebook and visit the website

American Indian Film Festival

Tuesday, November, 2011 Matinee
Landmark Embarcadero Center Cinema
One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level
San Francisco, CA

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