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.
Great Plains Writters' Conference
Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer Award- Deadline Extended to January 22!
Please go to the link below to find out more information about this great opportunity:
Daughter of Native Activist Frank LaMere Passes
NCIA sadly notes the passing of Lexie Wakan LaMere, daughter of Native activist Frank LaMere.
Lexie passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014. Services were held on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Saint Augustine Church in Winnebago, Nebraska.
Our agency expresses sympathy to Lexie's family.
For news stories about her passing please follow the links below:
Chief Standing Bear Trail 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
Chief Standing Bear Trail
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.