Due to increased attetion on tribal community health and crime from the Tribal Law and Order Act issued last year, the DOJ issued grants to 150 Native Indian tribes across the nation. The Osage Nation recieved $1.9 million in grants-- the largest sum in Oklahoma and the third largest in the country.
A lot of the money will go towards the Osage Nation prevention program which focuses on domestic violence, child enrichment and alcohol and drug abuse prevention.
“We are very pleased to have received such a substantial amount of funding from the Justice Department,” Osage Nation Principal Chief John Red Eagle said to Osage News. “This truly is a testament to the hard work of our grants staff, Osage Nation Prevention and the Osage Nation Counseling Center. We intend to put these grants to good use with the overall goal of advancing the Osage Nation as a whole.”