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


Chief Standing Bear Dedication in DC
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Facebook Live Stream Featuring Bird Runningwater
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Vision Maker Media Executive Director Shirley Sneve and special guest Bird Runningwater as they discuss the latest trends, topics and ideas in today’s Native filmmaking industry on Wednesday, Oct. 9

at 2 PM CTD. Live broadcast will be found on the Vision Maker Media Facebook page.


Mr. Runningwater is this year’s Hubbard Lecture speaker, October 10 at the Great Plains Art Museum.

Learn more about the Hubbard Lecture.




About Bird Runningwater




Bird Runningwater belongs to the Cheyenne and Mescalero Apache Tribes and grew up on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico. Based in Los Angeles, he oversees the Sundance Institute’s Native Filmmakers Lab, Native Producers Fellowship and the Sundance Film Festival’s Native Forum. Runningwater serves on the Comcast/NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council and the boards of directors of the First Peoples Fund and Illuminative. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

NCIA Quarterly Board Meeting @ Morrill Hall
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Minority Health and Health Equity Conference @ Holthus Convention Center
Apr 30 all-day