Jack Gladstone will tour in Nebraska March 26-April 1, 2012

Jack Gladstone’s (Montana’s Blackfeet Troubadour) plans to tour in Nebraska March 26 to April 1, 2012.  He will be a keynote presenter and performer at the symposium “1862 to 2012: The Making of the Great Plains” to be held in Lincoln, Nebraska.  While in Nebraska, he will also be performing at the Homestead National Monument.  Jack co-founded Glacier National Park’s award winning “Native America Speaks” program 28 years ago and conducts many “Indian Education Programs for All” for all school levels, as well as for teachers across the nation. This October, Jack was honored by the Native American Music Award for “The Best Historical Recording” for his latest album “Native Anthropology, Challenge, Choice and Promise in the 21st Century“. View a brochure to see the programs Jack is conducting here. Read more at...

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Women Veterans Honored at Capitol Ceremony

A tribal veterans ceremony was held on the 14th floor of the Nebraska State Capitol on Thursday, November 12. The one hour program sponsored by the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs honored Nebraska’s tribal veterans and gave special recognition to the contributions of women veterans. Representatives of each of Nebraska’s four federally recognized tribes spoke at the event which featured songs, drumming and a Native Honor Guard. Governor Dave Heineman was the featured speaker at the event, and also presented admiralships in the Great Nebraska Navy to three female World War II veterans honored at the ceremony. Following the...

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NHC Grant goes to develop K-12 curriculum for Native Daughters

The Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC) recently awarded $13,120 to UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications for an institute to develop a companion K-12 curriculum for Native Daughters magazine.  The curriculum was made available free-of-charge to Nebraska’s teachers in early November through the Nebraska Department of Education website (click here to view the complete curriculum). The curriculum, written by Nebraska teachers, includes seven units that reflect the seven themes of the magazine—lawgivers, artists, environmentalists, storytellers, healers, warriors and leaders. The magazine was created by 24 journalism students as an 18-month project to relay the rich and complex contributions Native women have...

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Come and learn traditional singing, drumming, dancing and regalia making.

LOCATION All events will be at the Yates Building 3260 Davenport, Omaha, NE 68131     SESSION DATES & TIMES  January 2012 Sat Jan 7 – Super Saturday 10:00 – 2:00 Thu, Jan 12, 19 – 5:30 – 7:30   February 2012 Sat, Feb 4 – Super Saturday 10:00 – 2:00 Wed, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Work with Michael Harrelson from the ROSE at Yates Thu, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 – 5:30 – 7:30   March 2012 Sat, Mar 3 – Super Saturday 10:00 – 2:00 Wed, Mar 7 – Work with Michael Harrelson from...

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Contemporary Indigeneity: The New Art of the Great Plains

The Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska announces a juried exhibition focusing on Native American culture in the Great Plains region.  Eligible works should express some element of North American Indigenous culture and have a contemporary or historical significance and placement within the Great Plains of North America.  Works submitted must also reflect the mission of the Great Plains Art Museum. Over $5,000 in awards, including potential purchase acquisition by the Great Plains Art Museum, $15 suggested donation for 1-5 entries. Deadline February 22, 2012.  Exhibition dates June 1 – July 29, 2012. For full prospectus details and a map of the Great Plains region, visit here or send SASE to Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q Street, Hewit Place, Lincoln, NE 68588-0205. For questions contact greatplainsartmuseum@gmail.com or (402)...

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