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Governor and Attorney General Turn Attention to Whiteclay

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015 By Paul Hammel / Omaha World-Herald LINCOLN — First-year Gov. Pete Ricketts is pledging to form a group to help devise a strategy to address the alcohol-related woes of Whiteclay, Nebraska. The governor met Tuesday afternoon with two representatives of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, who expressed optimism that changes would come to the unincorporated village frequently criticized for beer sales to residents of an officially dry Indian reservation just across the border in South Dakota. “For the first time I feel like there’s light at the end of the tunnel. I haven’t felt that...

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Nebraska woman claims silver medal in 400-meter race at Paralympics

  LINCOLN — After a 13-year break from competition, Cheri Becerra-Madsen of Union, Nebraska, is back on the winner’s podium. Becerra-Madsen claimed the silver medal in the 400-meter race on Sunday night at the Paralympics in Brazil. The woman now considered the world’s fastest in a racing chair, Tatyana McFadden, 27, of Clarksville, Maryland, claimed gold for the United States in a time of 53.30 seconds. Becerra-Madsen, 39, finished second in 54.50. “She came out strong but a little behind, but then she started closing in on the leaders,” said Becerra-Madsen’s mother-in-law, Patty Madsen of Nebraska City. “She caught...

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2015 Breakfast and Symposium “Standing Bear and the Trail Ahead”

MAY 14-15, 2015 2015 Breakfast and Symposium “Standing Bear and the Trail Ahead” This year’s Chief Standing Bear Breakfast Commemoration was held in conjunction with UNL’s Center for Great Plains Studies symposium “Standing Bear the the Trail Ahead”. The breakfast, featuring keynote speaker Hattie Kauffman was once again a sell out with nearly 800 guests in attendance.  2015 Chief Standing Bear Humanitarian Award Recipient Anne Hubbard Click here for more videos from the 2015 Chief Standing Bear Symposium. 2015 Chief Standing Bear...

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2015 Sovereign Native Youth Leadership Academy

This year’s Leadership Academy was held on Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31, 2015, at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska with 40 students participating. Pictured above are the students on the steps of the Nebraska State Capitol. Students Visit State Capitol and University of Nebraska Presentation by the Sioux Chef...

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