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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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Chief Standing Bear returns home 140 years later

Chief Standing Bear always stood up for his homeland. In 1877, he protested the federal government’s eviction of the Ponca from their northeastern Nebraska land, and he later returned to the state after setting out on a grueling journey on foot in the winter to bury his son. The resulting landmark court case established that a Native American is a “person” under the law.  On Sunday Chief Standing Bear returned to Nebraska again. And this time, instead of fighting for his right to stay in the place he loved most, he was honored by politicians and a large crowd....

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Long time Lincoln Attorney received the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Diversity Award

Longtime Lincoln Attorney Charlie Wright received the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Diversity Award on October 12. He was honored for awarding Chief Standing Bear scholarships to Native students to attend the University of Nebraska College of Law. Pictured from left to right are NCIA Executive Director Judi gaiashkibos, past scholarship recipients Jennifer Bear Eagle, Kate Quinn Martz, Andrea Miller and award recipient Charlie Wright. For more information about the scholarship go...

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Chief Standing Bear Comes To Lincoln

Date:  October 10, 2017 For More Information Contact: Judi gaiashkibos, Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, 402-471-3475 Christie Dionsipoulous, Lincoln Parks Foundation, 402-441-8258 Chief Standing Bear Sculpture to be Unveiled at Dedication Ceremony Renowned sculptor Ben Victor’s epic 10-foot bronze sculpture honoring Native civil rights icon Ponca Chief Standing Bear will be unveiled at a dedication ceremony on Lincoln, Nebraska’s Centennial Mall on Sunday, October 15.  The piece, which has been designated as a Nebraska 150 Legacy project, will serve as a nationally significant sculpture honoring the struggle for Native American civil rights in America. The dedication ceremony will begin...

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