The Commission on Indian Affairs is a State Agency...
and was established in 1971. It consists of 14 Indian commissioners appointed by the Governor of Nebraska and one "ex-officio" member representing the Pawnee tribe. The commission's mission is "to do all things which it may determine to enhance the cause of Indian rights and to develop solutions to problems common to all Nebraska Indians." It is the state liaison between the four headquarter tribes of the Omaha, Ponca, Santee Sioux and Winnebago Tribes of Nebraska. It helps ensure the sovereignty of both tribal and state governments are recognized and acted upon in a true government-to-government relationship. The commission serves off-reservation Indian communities by helping assure they are afforded the right to equitable opportunities in the areas of housing, employment, education, health care, economic development and human/civil rights within Nebraska.
Click here to read more about the commission.
Administrative Secretary Position
The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs currently has an immediate opening for an Administrative Secretary position. This position is open for application from December 2 to December 8, 2013. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of Nebraska tribal issues and affairs. Please follow this link to apply.
Chief Standing Bear Trail Project Highlighted
Check out the wonderful story on the Chief Standing Bear Trail. We are dedicated to making this dream a reality. Thank you also to State Sentor Dubas and the Nebraska State Senators who voted for a legislative resolution in support of recognition of this trail.
Drums of Change: Susan LaFlesche Picotte, The First Native American Doctor
NCIA Director Judi gaiashkibos to speak at First Plymouth Church May 15, 2013Click here to learn more.