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Indian Commission Representatives Meet with Governor

  Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs NCIA Executive Director Judi gaiashkibos and board vice chairman Thomas Brewer met with Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts on October 14 to discuss tribal issues including Whiteclay. Director gaiashkibos also met with Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson earlier in the day to discuss Whiteclay related...

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NCIA Sovereign Native Youth Leadership Camp

Leader Rebekka Schlichting Receives Honor The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs is pleased  to announce that our 2015 NCIA Sovereign Native Youth Leadership camp leader Rebekka Schlichting has been selected to be honored as one of 30 students recognized on the University of Nebraska’s “Franco’s List”.  This honor is named after Juan Franco, UNL vice chancellor for student affairs. Recipients are nominated by other students, staff or faculty for this prestigious honor.  The award recognizes UNL students for their integrity and outstanding character.  Schlichting and other recipients will be recognized on November 10th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at UNL’s Union Auditorium,...

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Nebraska Tribal Leaders Attend Tribal Nations Conference

Nebraska Tribal leaders recently participated in the 7th Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. The President and members of his Cabinet discussed issues of importance to tribal leaders, with an emphasis on ways the Administration could continue to make progress on improving nation-to-nation relationships and ensuring these gains continue in future Administrations. (At right) Ponca Tribal Chair and NCIA board member Larry Wright, Jr. meets with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Save Save...

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Tribal Representatives Discuss Legislative Issues

Representatives from the Omaha, Winnebago, Santee Sioux and Ponca Tribes as well as the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs and State Senator Brett Lindstrom met with Nebraska State Senator Tyson Larson in Lincoln on Thursday, November 12 to discuss a variety of issues including economic development, education and social services.  The purpose of the work group is to identify issues and opportunities for Nebraska tribes that can be addressed by legislation in the next legislative session which convenes in January.  The group plans to conduct several more meetings yet this year so they can discuss issues in more detail. Save...

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