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Lakota art a connection to the past, a path to the future

Lakota art a connection to the past, a path to the future WHITECLAY, Neb. | Whether it’s friendship bracelets, fiber art, traditional paintings — on hide or canvas — works of Native American art bring the past into the 21st century, connecting both the artist and the consumer to a centuries-old culture. In Whiteclay, long-ridden by alcoholism, homelessness and hopelessness, that Native American art is serving as a path forward to a brighter future. A partnership between Lakota Hope Ministries, UNL Extension and Grow Nebraska has created opportunities for Lakota artists from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to reach global markets....

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Nebraska one step closer to replacing statues in National Statuary Hall

Nebraska one step closer to replacing statues in National Statuary Hall Nebraska state senators Tuesday backed a proposal to install statues of Willa Cather and Chief Standing Bear in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, sending the proposal to second-round debate on a 37-0 vote. Driven by Omaha Sen. Burke Harr and Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon, the bill (LB807) would replace existing statues of J. Sterling Morton and William Jennings Bryan first installed in the U.S. Capitol in 1937. Congress established the National Statuary Hall in 1864, allowing each state to place two statues of figures that best...

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2018 NCIA/MATC Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy

2018 NCIA/MATC Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy The 2018 NCIA/MATC Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy will take place on Sunday, June 24 – Friday, June 29, 2018. The application deadline is May 25, 2018. Click here to register online. You must complete the online application in one sitting. Progress cannot be saved. If you would like to submit the application form via email or mail, click here to download. Note: In addition to completing the application form, the Release Form must be downloaded, have a physical signature from the parent or legal guardian, and returned. Click on the red Parent/Guardian Release Form...

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12 trailblazing Nebraska women honored in Durham Museum exhibit

12 trailblazing Nebraska women honored in Durham Museum exhibit Some of the names may be familiar. Others, maybe not. Names like Sarah Joslyn and Rose Blumkin. Kimi Takechi and Octa Keen. Edwina Justus and Staff Sgt. Ashleigh Buch. They are women with stories, told and untold, that illustrate the Nebraska experience. And now they’re getting a share of the spotlight. On Saturday, the Durham Museum unveiled “Women in Omaha: A Biographical Sketch Through History,” a new exhibit that shares the diverse experiences of 12 Nebraska women through time. The exhibit will remain open through July 29. Each featured woman...

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former NCIA board chairwoman Andrea Miller is first Native American District Judge.

From left to right: NCIA Chairman Lucas LaRose, Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Heavican, Honorable Judge Miller, Attorney Charlie Wright, Senator Brewer, Allen Overcash, NCIA Executive Director Judi gaiashkibos NCIA Executive Director Judi gaiashkibos recently attended a dinner honoring former NCIA board chairwoman Andrea Miller for her appointment as the 1st Native American District Judge in Nebraska. She will serve as 12th Judicial District, for Scotts Bluff County. The dinner was hosted by Charlie and Susie Wright at the Lincoln Country Club. Judge Miller is the first recipient of the Standing Bear Law Scholarship.  ...

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