PAWHUSKA, OK – The Osage Nation Office of Strategic Planning is set to launch the Nation’s first-ever census from June 1, 2023, through July 31, 2023. The census aims to gather information to improve membership reach and services, ultimately strengthening tribal sovereignty. This valuable information will provide up-to-date information on Osage household members to prioritize members’ needs and concerns in strategic planning, program design, and grant applications. The first 1,500 members who fully complete the approximately 30-minute survey will receive a $100 gift card. All participants will be entered into a drawing to receive limited-edition Pendleton blankets.
Responses to the census will provide up-to-date information that the Osage Nation can use to serve all members better, including:
- Help the Osage Nation assess the needs of its members
- Inform Osage Nation leaders as they decide how to use resources and plan for the future
- Strengthen applications for new tribal funding
- Support the Osage Nation’s sovereignty
The Osage Nation Self-Governance and Strategic Planning Department is facilitating the census.
“I am excited to be a part of the first Osage Nation census, a significant step for our sovereignty,” said Susan Bayro, Strategic Planning Analyst. “This is an opportunity to provide a better future for our communities and future generations. The Osage Nation 2023 census will provide Osage Nation leaders and programs with up-to-date information on Osage Nation household members to prioritize members’ needs and concerns in strategic planning, program design, and grant applications. Osage adults need to participate and have our voices heard.”
Osages across the globe are encouraged to participate in providing an accurate and complete census. The more Osage Nation members counted will result in a more holistic census to benefit all tribal members. Participants must be at least 18 years old and registered members of the Osage Nation.
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