NCIA Executive Director Judi M. gaiashkibos was recognized by Lincoln Rotary Club 14 as their Nebraskan of the Year at an event at Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 19, 2022.

For the first time in the 33 years of presenting the Nebraskan of the Year Award, the Rotary Club of Lincoln on Tuesday chose a Native American to receive the award.

Each year, one honoree from a statewide field of nominees is selected based on honesty, integrity and concern for others; service in charitable and civic causes; and leadership and significant accomplishments in their profession or volunteer activities.

The Rotary Club hailed her as a “cultural mediator and bridge builder” between government and Native Americans”.

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