Wakanyeja: A conference on American Indian behavioral Health @ University of Nebraska at Omaha
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Stories of Survival

5:30 p.m.: Doors open, food and conversation
6 – 8:15 p.m.: Program and discussion
Alcohol was introduced to indigenous communities since the first contact with Europeans. The resulting substance abuse and its impact has challenged these communities. This panel will share stories of the efforts to address this issue on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Panelists include:
• Frank LaMere, Winnebago, activist
• Nora Boesem, Founder of Roots to Wings in South Dakota
• Omar Abdul-Rahman, Director of genetic medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute

Wakanyeja: A conference on American Indian behavioral Health @ Michael F. Sorrell Center
Apr 24 all-day

Conference speakers

Ruby Gibson, mixed blood, Executive Director of Freedom Lodge
Jennifer Giroux, Rosebud Sioux, United States Public Health Service
Fay Givens, Mississippi Choctaw/Cherokee, Executive Director of American Indian Services at Michigan
Joseph Marshall III, Rosebud Sioux, Writer / Actor 
Kay McGowan, Mississippi Choctaw/Cherokee, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies at Eastern Michigan University
Tim McGowan, President and Founder of Networks of Support 
Magda Peck, Adjunct Professor of Public Health and Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Charles Sitting Bull, Oglala Sioux, Director of Behavioral Health for Indian Health Service at Pine Ridge Hospital
Lancer Stephens, Wichita/Muscogee (Creek), Director of Special Populations Outreach and Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, College of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Larry Voegele, Standing Rock Sioux, Chief Executive Officer at Ponca Health Centers at Omaha 
Melissa Walls, Anishinaabe, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School at Duluth 
Donald Warne, Oglala Sioux, Director of Indians into Medicine
David Wilson, Director of NIH Tribal Health Research Office

Free Screenings of UmoNhoN Iye The Omaha Speaks @ Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm
Free Screenings of UmoNhoN Iye The Omaha Speaks @ Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm
Film Streams and Legal Aid Present: Highway of Tears @ Ruth Sokolof Theater
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NCIA/MATC Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm

The Annual Native Youth Leadership Academy is being held June 2- June 7! For more information or to apply please visit the MATC website

Civil Rights, Prisons and Mental Health Services in Nebraska @ The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
NE Appleseed and NICWC present: an ICWA Webinar
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Nebraska Appleseed will be hosting a free, discussion-based webinar covering the federal and Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Acts, discussing their purpose and importance to Nebraska’s Native communities and beyond, and reviewing the unique requirements each imposes on child custody proceedings. It will also discuss Brackeen v. Bernhardt, a case currently before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, challenging ICWA as a whole.


This webinar will be led by Nebraska Appleseed’s Child Welfare Staff Attorney, Alli Derr, and the Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition’s Executive Director, Misty Frazier. It is scheduled for June 28, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST and has been approved for 1 CLE credit, which will be provided to you at no cost!

Register here for the webinar.

Hear Me Speak @ TBD
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm

Hear Me Speak is a music event put on by Erik Brodin Higgins. The first part of the event will include the Cantata in memory of Chief Standing Bear by Jerod Tate. The second part of this event is a concert put on by hip hop artist Frank Waln. Location for both concerts is TBD.

Genoa U.S. Indian School 30th Reunion/Celebration @ Genoa Nebraska
Aug 10 all-day

9-4 Research Center Open- St Rose of Lima Community Center

9-4 Tours of the Interpretive Center

9-10 Film on Native Flags – St Rose of Lima Community Center

9-4 Native American Jewelry and Crafts- Table free to Native Crafters

10-10:30 Presentation- Digital Project Specialist working wiht teh University of Nebraska- Lincoln team

11-12:30 Native American Tacos

1-5 Downtown Museum open

1 Barn tours begin

2-3:30 All Native Americans will be introduced and have the opportunity to share memories about the school

3:30 Ice Cream Social- St Rose of Lima Community Center