As the 2016
holiday season moves close, the Osage Nation Foundation is announcing
the release of this years collectable Christmas tree ornament
available for sale online.
This years ornament is a 24-karat gold-plated buffalo
in celebration of the Nations recent purchase of the Bluestem
Ranch, according to the Foundation. The buffalo ornament and past
year ornaments are sold online for $20 each through the Foundations
online store at www.osagefoundation.org
This is the fifth consecutive year for the ornaments sold by
the Foundation that are designed to reflect Osage history and culture.
Proceeds from the online merchandise sales benefit charitable activities
and programs conducted and supported by the ON Foundation, including
Youth Summer Camps, charitable grant programs and historical and
cultural restoration efforts, according to the online store website.
The four ornaments sold in previous years are also available
as a package for $70. Those ornaments include a drum, the ON government
seal, a babys cradleboard and a womans brooch.
Also available for sale is the 2016 limited edition Hunka
Pendleton blanket designed by Osage artist Wendy Ponca. The blankets
are designed by Pendleton Woolen Mills and are available for $250
Visit the website to view/ purchase the ornaments, blanket and
other merchandise or contact the ON Foundation at (405) 415-0383.
The mission of the Osage Nation Foundation is to promote and enhance
the general welfare of the people of the Osage Nation by supporting
cultural, educational, health, historical, community and other appropriate
activities and programs.