Osseo Bemidji was a male Selkie politician, born on Pacifica circa the 2270s. By 2381, he had become Pacifica's Secretary of Interplanetary Affairs, and as such, confronted Doctor Beverly Crusher and her team from the Federation Displaced Persons Agency over the problems with the refugee camp at iy'Dewra'ni, housing survivors of the Borg Invasion earlier that year. As part of his role, he also assumed responsibility for relieving Pacifica Security Commandant Thwa Minha from duty following an altercation with the refugees at the camp. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)
- Bemidji's age is based on the claims from the novel that he had lived two-thirds of his life underwater, and that a Selkie's amphibious stage lasts approximately 35 years.