E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues – Walter Echohawk @ Lied Center for Performing Arts
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues - Walter Echohawk @ Lied Center for Performing Arts | Lincoln | Nebraska | United States

Walter Echo-Hawk is a Native American attorney, tribal judge, author, activist, and law professor. He represents Indian tribes on important legal issues, such as treaty rights, water rights, religious freedom, prisoner rights, and repatriation rights. His career spans the pivotal years when Indian tribes reclaimed their land, sovereignty, and pride in a stride toward freedom. As a Native American rights attorney since 1973, Echo-Hawk was instrumental in the passage of landmark laws—such as, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (1990) and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act Amendments (1994). He is also the author of In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided (2010).
Presented in partnership with the Center for Great Plains Studies


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2022 Nebraska Native Youth Gathering @ Virtual
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
2022 Nebraska Native Youth Gathering @ Virtual

9:30: Welcome/Prayer/Housekeeping
Keynote: James June – Humor and Healing
10:15: Student Engagement Activity Encourage individual participation on one to one device/computer for the best experience
10:45 Breakout Session 1: Expand Your Career Knowledge
11:45 Lunch break w/virtual Trivia: Prize drawings for participants
12:30 Session 2: Culture Is Strength
1:45 PM Youth Engagement Activity/Escape Room
2:00 PM Closing Session: Summer Program announcements, Youth Advisory Council opportunity
2:05-2:30 Closing Keynote/Prayer/Adjourn

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day
May 4 all-day
MMIWG Awareness Day Virtual Training
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Genoa U.S. Indian School Recognition and Remembrance Day @ Genoa U.S. Indian School
Aug 13 all-day

Genoa U.S. Indian School 32nd Recognition and Remembrance Day
Saturday, August 13th 2022 10AM-4PM
All Day Events:
Research Center Open- St Rose of Lima Community Center
Native American Jewelry and Crafts- –Tables free to Native Crafters, call (308) 991-5360 to reserve
Tours of the Interpretive Center (over 40 Native Nation Flags)
History Stations: Oral Histories, Durham Photographs, Barn Photograph Display and Documentary:
“Stolen Spirits” American Indian Boarding Schools: A Small US Town Digs for the Truth.
Genoa Historical Museum (downtown) open 1-4 PM, Features Pawnee and Mormon Items
Schedule of Events at St Rose Community Center
10:00 AM: Welcome, Overview of Day’s Activities and Press information: Michelle Tiedje & Nickie Drozd
10:30 AM: Presentation: Honoring an Ottawa: Simon Redbird (Former GIS Teacher): Nickie Drozd
11:00 AM: Memorial Program Presentation: Nancy Carlson
11:15 AM: Scholarship Presentation: Nancy Carlson
11:30 AM: Native American Tacos: Made by Jan Ellston and served by Twin River FBLA.
Free for Honored Guests, $8.50 for others.
12:45 PM: Presentation: GIS Foundation 2022 Updates: Michelle Tiedje
1:00 PM: Presentation: GIS Cemetery Search: Dave Williams, State Archeologist and
Judi gaiashkibos, Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission of Indian Affairs.
1:30 PM: Presentation: Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project Update:
Co-Directors Margaret Jacobs and Susana D. Grajales Geliga and Project Specialist Nicole Gray
2:00 PM: Presentation: Straddling Worlds: Negotiating Indian Education:
Nancy Gillis, Independent Scholar Humanities Nebraska
3:00 PM: Listening and Sharing: Sharing memories/stories about GIS and family members who attended
3:45 PM: Free Ice Cream Social
For Information Call: (402) 993-6036 or (402) 993-6055
Sponsored by: GIS Foundation, Humanities Nebraska & The Nebraska Cultural Endowment

Webinar: Seven Weeks of Action for Seven Generations
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition is hosting this webinar event. It will be a call to action, highlighting HR.5444/S.2907, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act.

Join this webinar to learn more about how you can help bring awareness and accountability for the genocide committed against Indigenous Peoples by way of the U.S. Federal Indian boarding school policies.

To register, visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vHk8fTr3S4aLLwiFvuax6g

To learn more, visit: www.boardingschoolhealing.org/truthcommission

Screening of new Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte documentary @ Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow @ Metropolitan Fort Omaha Campus
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Free Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte Documentary Screening @ Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm

Be our guest on Sunday, September 25th at 1:00pm!

You are invited to a FREE SCREENING of the new documentary about Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring:

  • Susan Picotte, Descendant of Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte
  • Judi gaiashkibos, Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs
  • Ingrid Holmquist, Director of the documentary

Although free, tickets are required and available at the box office or to reserve tickets, email Meghan Stratman at the Ross, mstratman3@unl.edu

To see a documentary trailer and for more information, visit: https://theross.org/events/picotte-event/