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The Congress finds authority for the provisions of this Act in the Osage Constitution:

Article IV, Declaration of Rights, Section 3, Inalienable Rights of Osage Citizens:

There shall be certain inalienable rights, which shall not be abridged or denied by any branch/department of the Osage Nation government or by any official of the tribal government. Furthermore nothing in this Constitution shall be interpreted in a way that would diminish the rights and privileges of any person within the jurisdiction of the Osage Nation. The Osage Nation government in exercising sovereign powers shall not:

A. make or enforce any law prohibiting the free exercise of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech or the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition for redress of grievances.

Article X, Section 7, Advocacy:

All official delegates of the Osage Nation shall accurately represent the official policies and positions of the Osage Nation government to the best of their abilities. When called upon to provide their own individual opinions or positions, all such delegates shall state explicitly that such information is not representative of the position of any administrative body within the Osage Nation government and shall not allow such an inference to occur.

ONCA 09-30, eff. Apr. 17, 2009.