While the country watched the insurrection at the United States Capitol, many grew unsure and even fearful. Thoughts varying from the safety of the country to possible damage ran through the minds of every witness. However, the Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs thought also of Chief Standing Bear.

In September 2019, the leader of the Ponca people had been immortalized in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Since then he has resided in Statuary Hall with an outstretched hand inspiring young and old alike.

In the following days, many sources were able to lay the Director’s fears to rest. Read more here: https://bit.ly/3tCetFw