As part of the interview series Meet Native America, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) profiled our NCIA Commissioner and newly elected Chairman of the Omaha Tribe Vernon Miller. The series invites American Indian leaders throughout the Western Hemisphere to share their stories and give insights into what is happening in their communities.

In his interview, Chairman Miller expressed: “I am inspired almost daily with the tenacity the youth in our community possess. As they struggle and overcome adversity and issues in their home life, I can empathize. I have had numerous conversations with my former students to encourage them to
 washkoⁿ – to success in life.”

To read the full interview, visit the NMAI’s Meet Native America blog page.