NCIA Executive Director and staff met with members of the State Tribal relations committee at Capitol and Tues March 21. Director briefed the committee members about the mission of the agency and the scope of its work giving updates on the agency’s work and upcoming events. The committee discussed status of several pieces of legislation of interest to Nebraska tribal members including LB407 Whiteclay, and LB291 Tribal impact zone and LB485 Standing Bear, Indigenous Leaders Columbus Day. Members of the committee agreed to meet again later in the session.
The State Tribal Committee is currently made up of Sen. Tom Brewer, Chairperson, Sen. Joni Albrecht, Sen. Roy Baker, Sen. Lydia Brasch, Sen. Brett Lindstrom, Sen. Dan Quick, Sen. Tony Vargas.