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
ASU Indian Child Welfare Act Webinar @ Online
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ASU Indian Child Welfare Act Webinar @ Online

ASU Law’s Indian Legal Program is proud to host a webinar on the latest developments in the implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Please join us for an engaging session with panelists:

  • Kimberly A. Cluff, former General Counsel, Morongo Band of Mission Indians
  • Kathryn E. Fort, Director and Adjunct Professor, Michigan State University College of Law Indian Law Clinic
  • Chrissi Ross Nimmo, Attorney General, Cherokee Nation Deputy
  • April Olson (’06), Partner, Rothstein Donatelli LLP
  • Lawrence Roberts (Moderator), Professor of Practice and Executive Director, ASU Law’s Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance Programs
NCIA Quarterly Board Meeting @ Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
MOSAIC Film Festival ft. Chief Standing Bear: A Journey to Statuary Hall @ Lied Center for Performing Arts
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Chief Standing Bear: A Journey to Statuary Hall

This documentary recounts the true story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear and his trailblazing human rights court case in 1879 leading to his designation as a Nebraska hero with his statue dedicated and installed in Statuary Hall in 2019.

A panel discussion will follow the movie. Panelists include: 

  • Sen. Tom Brewer – Statuary Hall Selection Committee Chair 
  • Judi gaiashkibos – Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs Executive Director
  • Ingrid Holmquist – Standing Bear Filmmaker
  • Benjamin Victor – Standing Bear Sculptor
  • Larry Wright Jr. – Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Chairman
  • Dr. Patrice McMahon – Director, Honors Program, Professor, Political Science, Dean’s Professor of Teaching and Learning, College of Arts & Sciences
FCC Hosts Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Roundtable
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
FCC Hosts Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Roundtable

On Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a roundtable discussion on the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. The event will include remarks from FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, as well as Commissioners Carr, Starks and Simington, followed by a diverse set of panelists. The roundtable is open to the public and can be livestreamed at

The $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program was created by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Through the program, eligible households may receive a discount off the cost of broadband service (up to $50.00 per month and, on Tribal lands, the monthly discount may be up to $75.00 per month) and certain connected devices during an emergency period relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participating providers can be reimbursed for such discounts.

The roundtable discussion will consist of two, fifty-minute question-and-answer panels. The first panel will focus on how to build awareness for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program and how to create an effective enrollment process for consumers. The second panel will discuss broadband provider participation and consumer choice in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

Up-to-date information on the event, including the agenda and speaker bios can be found on the event page. Questions for the panels can be submitted ahead of, or during, the event via email to

Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to or by calling the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice). Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In addition, please include a way for the FCC to contact the requester if more information is needed to fill the request. Last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to accommodate.