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Nagpra Summit

The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs and the Nebraska State Historical Society sponsored a two-day summit (May 12-13) on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The topic was seeking a resolution on the unclaimed and tribal unaffiliated Native American remains and funerary objects that are still under the control of various state and federal agencies in Nebraska. It was resolved that multiple tribes will work together to make a joint claim on these remains. All agencies were in agreement that this was a desirable approach. The meeting was attended by nearly 30 people representing the following entities: Omaha...

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UNL journalists win national award

A team of 11 student journalists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were recently awarded one of college journalism’s top honors from the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation for Human Rights. Several students will travel to Washington, D.C., later this month to accept the award for their “Wounds of Whiteclay,” a multimedia project detailing the issues surrounding the Nebraska town of roughly a dozen people that sells 3.5 million cans of beer annually. Most of that beer is sold to residents of the neighboring Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, which has banned alcohol. The UNL students spent nine months traveling...

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Whiteclay beer stores ordered to close

Whiteclay beer stores ordered to close Top Picture: Nebraska Senators Patty Pansing Brooks and Tom Brewer embrace after sharing the news of the Whiteclay beer stores’ license revocation with colleagues on the legislative floor at the Nebraska State Capitol on Wednesday. Photo by Calla Kessler. Lower Picture: Judi gaiashkibos, NCIA Executive Director, talks with attorney Dave Domina from the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission meeting on Wednesday The flow of beer in Whiteclay must stop, the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission ordered Wednesday, an unprecedented move that sets the stage for a major court battle. Commissioners voted 3-0 to deny licenses to...

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Standing Bear trial re-enactment commemorates Nebraska’s Native American past

Standing Bear trial re-enactment commemorates Nebraska's Native American past The re-enactment of the United States ex rel. Standing Bear v. Crook trial, which originally took place in Omaha, concluded that Native Americans were persons. It was part of a sesquicentennial event called “NE 150: Diverse Origins,” sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs at the Capitol on Saturday.   Hundreds of scouts from across Nebraska came to the Capitol for the...

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Come see Chief Standing Bear

Chief Standing Bear Statue will be on display at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center (228 N 21st St, Lincoln, NE 68503), public viewing hours 1pm- 4pm. You can meet Sculptor Ben Victor, while he works on this work of art. For groups larger than 10 or visits outside of public viewing hours, please contact Whitney Speer at 402-471-3475 or Whitney.Speer@nebraska.gov.   Watch the story KLKN TV did of the press release on March...

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