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
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