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Gaming panel approves tribe’s plan for casino near Omaha

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska's plan to build a casino near Omaha OMAHA — The National Indian Gaming Commission has again approved the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska’s plan to build a casino near Omaha, but after a decade of court hearings, the project’s future remains uncertain. The commission’s ruling this week came nearly 10 years after it first approved the proposed casino in Carter Lake, Iowa. Ponca Tribal Chairman Larry Wright Jr. celebrated the latest decision because building the casino would give the tribe significant new resources to help its members. “Now we can talk about real growth, real change...

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New statue in Centennial Mall honors Chief Standing Bear

New statue in Centennial Mall honors Chief Standing Bear Several speakers and performers celebrated the legacy of Chief Standing Bear during an unveiling ceremony of a sculpture of the Ponca tribe chief on Sunday, Oct. 15 on the Centennial Mall. The event, which was part of Nebraska’s sesquicentennial celebration, brought members of the community, state politicians and members of several Native American tribes together to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the unveiling. Artist Benjamin Victor created the sculpture. Victor is a professor of practice at Boise State University and is also the only living artist to have two works in...

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Imprinting the West Brings Celebrated Art to NHM

Imagine yourself as an artist exploring the western American frontier. You’ve never seen anything like it. What would you choose to show? And if you were hearing amazing tales about the West in an era before cameras, movies or smartphones, what would you seek out for yourself? Explore these questions and more in a new temporary exhibit, Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined, November 13 through January 6, 2018, at the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln. Prints and engravings by Frederic Remington, John J. Audubon, and Albert Bierstadt show how some of America’s most influential artists saw the West, and...

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Tribal Justice Forum

A two-day event featuring seven Indigenous women working toward tribal justice in academic, legal, and cultural venues throughout the country, and a screening of the award-winning film from Vision Maker Media.   Native Women’s Justice Forum MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 5:30 PM MCCOLLUM HALL AUDITORIUM, ROOM 115; NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW This forum features a panel discussion with an executive, historian, and judge working to promote Native women’s access to justice within and beyond tribal communities throughout the United States. Audiences will learn about past and present practices making women particularly vulnerable members of their communities, hearing from those working as advocates and...

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