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.
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MAY 14-15, 2015
2015 SYMPOSIUM "STANDING BEAR AND THE TRAIL AHEAD"
and the Standing Bear Breakfast
City Focus: 2015 Great Plains Symposium
Standing Bear and the Trail Ahead
2015 Sovereign Native Youth Leadership Academy
This year the Academy will be held Monday, July 27 - Friday, July 31, 2015, at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska.