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Following the Footsteps of Our Ancestors

Following the Footsteps of Our Ancestors The Ponca Remembrance Walk is a 282-mile walk commemorating the route of the tribe’s forced removal from its homelands in the 1870s. Elders will begin the walk on April 29 in Niobrara,NE, and the event will culminate with the tribe signing the deed of ownership to a 19.5-mile segment of the Chief Standing Bear Trail on May 11 in Barneston, NE. Tribal members, employees and the public are invited to join the Ponca Remembrance Walk for the entire journey, or at any of the segments along the way. Participants can walk, run or...

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Nebraska liquor panel’s hearing to decide fate of beer sales in Whiteclay is delayed until April

Nebraska liquor panel's hearing to decide fate of beer sales in Whiteclay is delayed until April LINCOLN — A hearing to decide the fate of beer sales in the border village of Whiteclay, Nebraska, has been delayed a month to April 6. The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission had been scheduled to meet March 7 to decide whether the liquor licenses for four beer-only liquor stores should be renewed. But now that hearing has been rescheduled to...

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Senators Pansing-Brooks and Brewer lead floor debate on Whitelay Legislation

State Senators Patty Pansing-Brooks and Tom Brewer led floor debate on March 9 on LB407 which creates the Whiteclay Public Health Emergency Task Force. The Whiteclay Public Health Emergency Task Force shall examine public health implications of alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, on the Whiteclay community and surrounding areas, including the neighboring Pine Ridge Reservation. The Task Force shall make recommendations to the Legislature on how the state should act to solve issues related to the Whiteclay Public Health Emergency and the economic and social issues relating to the emergency.  The bill advanced forward to Enrollment and Review with...

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NCIA Executive Director Receives NEBRASKAlander Award

NCIA Executive Director Judi M. gaiashkibos was honored with a 2017 Distinguished NEBRASKAlander award at the annual Nebraska Statehood Dinner at the Nebraska State Capitol on Saturday, March 4.  The award is annually presented to Nebraskans who have distinguished themselves in service and recognition of Nebraska’s social, historical, cultural or economic well being. Director gaiashkibos was honored for her two decades of work at the Indian Commission and her tireless service to not only her tribal constituency, but also to all citizens of Nebraska as she educates and advocates about Nebraska’s First...

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