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Former NCIA Chairperson has been appointed TO TWELFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT JUDGESHIP

GOV. RICKETTS APPOINTS ANDREA MILLER TO TWELFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT JUDGESHIP Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced his appointment of Andrea Miller of Bayard to the Twelfth Judicial District Judgeship of Nebraska. Miller is currently an attorney at Simmons Olsen Law Firm in Scottsbluff. She and Legal Aid of Nebraska attorney Lea Wroblewski had their names forwarded to the Governor following an August 18th hearing by the Judicial Nominating Commission. In Miller’s 11 years of practicing law in Nebraska, she has also served as a law clerk in the Criminal Appeals Division of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office.  Additionally, Miller has participated...

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Episode 2 of the Constitutional podcast: “Ancestry”

In 1879, a case came before a judge in Omaha that asked the question: Are Native Americans considered human beings under the U.S. Constitution? That the answer to such a question was unclear gives some indication of the tumultuous and fraught relationship at the time between tribes and the U.S. government—a relationship still riddled with challenges and complexities to this day. “That tension that was playing out on the Great Plains of America in the last quarter of the 19th century is still playing out on the Great Plains of America in the opening decades of the 21st century,” says Joe...

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Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program

Applications Due September 28, 2017 Apply for Native Agriculture & Food Systems College Scholarships First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is accepting applications for the fourth year of its “First Nations Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program” that aims to encourage more Native American college students to enter the agricultural sector in Native communities. First Nations will award five scholarships of $1,000 each to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and related fields, including but not limited to agribusiness management, agriscience technologies, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, environmental studies, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation, food science and technology, horticulture, irrigation science, nutrition education, and sustainable agriculture or food systems. Complete information and a link to the online application can be found at  All applications must be completed and submitted by 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Thursday, September 28, 2017. To be eligible, applicants must: Be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in an agricultural-related field, or be able to demonstrate how their degree program relates to Native food systems. Be tribally-affiliated and able to provide documentation. Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.75. Demonstrate a commitment to helping his or her Native community reclaim local food-system control. Applicants will be asked to complete an online application and provide other required information, including proof of tribal affiliation,...

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Exhibition of maquettes and studies for the Nebraska State Capitol  Memorial Chamber Murals by Stephen Cornelius Roberts

Exhibition of maquettes and studies for the Nebraska State Capitol  Memorial Chamber Murals by Stephen Cornelius Roberts at the Saint Cecilia Cathedral Cultural Center Friday, September 1st from 5:00 to 7:30 P.M. with a talk at 6:30 P.M. with Robert C. Ripley Nebraska Capitol Administrator and artist Stephen Cornelius Roberts Exhibition runs from August 27 – October 8, 2017 Saint Cecilia Cathedral Cultural Center 3900 Webster Street Omaha, Nebraska

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