The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs is happy to announce the following events to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, 2022.

If you know of an Indigenous People’s Day event, we would be happy to add it. Please contact

Local Celebrations

“The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa Fast Horse 

UNO Campus, Weber Fine Arts Building

6505 University Drive S, Omaha

Multiple dates through and including Sunday, October 9, 2:00pm

Chief Standing Bear Prize for Courage Event: Inaugural, annual award will be given this year to actor and activist, Wes Studi

Chief Standing Bear Project

Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N 12th St, Lincoln

SOLD OUT this year, but we’d be happy to put your name on the contact list for 2023! Please contact Lawrence Dwyer at

Dinner and Documentary Event with Silent Auction

Indian Center Inc.

1100 Military Road, Lincoln

Monday, October 10, 6:00-9:00 pm

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration: White Eagle Club dancers with a drum circle featuring, Whitetail Boyz, Screening of new Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte documentary

Joslyn Castle & Gardens

3902 Davenport Street, Omaha

Monday, October 10, 1:00-4:00 pm

For more information, email

Virtual Education Summit

Sponsored by the Winnebago Tribe Education Department, UNL-College of Education and Human Services, and the Spencer Foundation

Monday, October 10, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Zoom link to attend:

Community Friendraiser

Bluebird Cultural Initiative

The Venue at Highlander Accelerator, 2120 North 30th, Omaha

Tuesday, October 11, 5:00-7:00 pm

National Resources

Youth in Action, Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Transformative Teaching

National Museum of the American Indian

Monday, October 10, 12:00-1:00 pm CT (1:00-2:00 pm ET)