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Healing and Survivance: Native American Women and Health in their Communities

Healing and Survivance: Native American Women and Health in their Communities Wednesday, April 12, 6:30PM at the UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (Rooms 201/205/209) “Healing and Survivance: Native American Women and Health in their Communities” is a combined film screening and panel discussion event that is FREE and open to the public. The first half of the event will be a viewing of the new documentary Medicine Woman, followed by a discussion of scholars and film contributors: Wehnona Stabler (Umonhon Nation, CEO of Carl T. Curtis Health Education Center), Joe Starita (historian/journalist), Gina Robbins (Cherokee Nation, UNO professor),...

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Chief Standing Bear Essay Contest

  McDonald’s® Corporation in collaboration with Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs and the Chief Standing Bear Planning Committee are proud to present your school with this opportunity, McDonald’s ® Chief Standing Bear Essay Contest Purpose: Generate awareness in our youth and community of the many accomplishments of Ponca Chief Standing Bear. Topic: Ponca Chief Standing Bear had a historic court case in 1877 which is still significant piece of Nebraska’s early history. What lessons can it teach us about equality and justice today and into the future? Download the Chief Stand Bear Essay Contest Application here    ...

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StrongHearts Native Helpline

Providing immediate support and culturally relevant resources for Native Americans affected by domestic violence and dating violence. Speak with a StrongHearts advocate by calling 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483), Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST when you are ready to reach...

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State Senator Pansing Brooks Introduces Bill to Establish Standing Bear and Indigenous Leaders Day in Nebraska

Nebraska State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks recently introduced LB485  which establishes Standing Bear and Indigenous Leaders’ Day to honor Chief Standing Bear and the many other remarkable and noble leaders of the state’s indigenous peoples, including, but not limited to, Chief Blackbird, Chief Little Priest, and Big Eagle. The second Monday in October each year would be known as Standing Bear and Indigenous Leaders’ Day and would be observed in this state as a legal holiday, and would replace Columbus Day as a state...

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Special Economic Impact Zone Bill Designated as a Priority Bill

NCIA commissioner Lucas LaRose testifies in favor of LB 291 at committee hearing. District 40 Senator Tyson Larson recently requested designation of LB 291 as one of his priority bills.  The bill which was introduced to the Revenue Committee, relates to Native Americans and the designation of special zones on Indian Reservations. LB 291, which creates and proposes to adopt the Special Economic Impact Zone Act, provides tax incentive options to encourage the formation and expansion of businesses on reservations in our state. Pursuant to similar legislation introduced during the previous session and recommendations of the LR 547 Tribal...

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