NCIA Executive Director Judi M. gaiashkibos was honored with a 2017 Distinguished NEBRASKAlander award at the annual Nebraska Statehood Dinner at the Nebraska State Capitol on Saturday, March 4.  The award is annually presented to Nebraskans who have distinguished themselves in service and recognition of Nebraska’s social, historical, cultural or economic well being. Director gaiashkibos was honored for her two decades of work at the Indian Commission and her tireless service to not only her tribal constituency, but also to all citizens of Nebraska as she educates and advocates about Nebraska’s First Peoples.