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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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During much of the 20th-century economic opportunities on Native reservations were scarce. Through increased advocacy, business development, and job creation Native communities are changing the story. Lance Morgan CEO and President of Ho-Chunk Inc. and a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska will share how new economic initiatives are dramatically improving the future for Nebraska...

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Pauley Lecture for 2017 is titled “The Other Slavery”

The Pauley Lecture for 2017 is titled “The Other Slavery” and will be presented by Dr. Andrés Reséndez. The Other Slavery examines the system of bondage that targeted Native Americans, a system that was every bit as terrible, degrading, and vast as African slavery. Anywhere between 2.5 and 5 million Native Americans may have been enslaved throughout the hemisphere in the centuries between the arrival of Columbus and the beginning of the 20th century. And, interestingly, in contrast to African slavery which targeted mostly adult males, the majority of these Indian slaves were women and children. Dr. Reséndez grew up in Mexico City where he received his BA in International Relations, briefly went into politics, and served as a consultant for historical soap operas (telenovelas). He got his PhD in History at the University of Chicago and has taught at Yale, the University of Helsinki, and at the University of California, Davis where he is currently a history professor and departmental vice chair. He lives with his family in Davis, California. He is the author of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and winner of the 2017 Bancroft Prize. His other books include A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca (Basic Books, 2007), and Changing National Identities at the Frontier: Texas and New...

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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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