Interns Working with NCIA

NCIA recently added two interns to its staff to support its Chief Standing Bear event preparation and to assist the agency’s transition to utilizing new social media to communicate with its constituents. Justine Climecot is from France and is currently attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is teaching French and studying Economics, French and Native American history. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and History and will completing her Master’s degree next year. Her master’s thesis will be about the influence of education on Native American’s awareness of their culture. She said the internship at NCIA...

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Tax Commissioner Apologizes to Ponca Tribe

On Thursday, March 10, 2011, a seizure of cigarettes was made by the Nebraska Department of Revenue (Department) from the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska in Niobrara, NE. After further research and discussion with the offices of the Nebraska Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney, the Department will be returning the improperly seized cigarettes to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska this afternoon. Tax Commissioner, Doug Ewald, has been in direct communication with Rebecca White, Chairwoman of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. On behalf of the Department, Commissioner Ewald apologized to Chairwoman White and the Tribal Council of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. Read...

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Nebraska Tribal Veterans Ceremony Honors Nebraska Veterans

The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs hosted its annual tribal veterans ceremony on the 14th floor of the Nebraska State Capitol on Wednesday, November 10, 2010. This ceremony honored Nebraska’s tribal veterans, with special recognition to the contributions of World War II veterans. Representatives of Nebraska’s four federally recognized tribes participated at the event which featured keynote speaker Charles “Chuck” Trimble. This event is part of the Indian Commission’s observance of Native American Heritage Month and also serves as an opportunity to display the tribal flags of the four Nebraska tribes (Omaha, Santee Sioux, Ponca and Winnebago). These flags are being flown on the 14th floor the entire month of November in recognition of Native American...

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