2013 Chief Standing Bear Breakfast

The 8th Annual Chief Standing Bear Breakfast will be held on Friday May 10th, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, 12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE  68128.

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This annual event honors and celebrates Chief Standing Bear’s enduring message of “Equality before the Law” on the 134th Anniversary of the Standing Bear v. Crook decision.  In addition to Native Art exhibits and cultural performances, the event will recognize the 2013 Humanitarian Awardee Louis LaRose, Organizational Awards, four $2500 Chief Standing Bear Scholarship recipients, and four winners of the McDonald's Chief Standing Bear Essay Contest.  Last year, over 700 individuals attended the event with sponsors purchasing over 70 tables.


 

 

Author, humorist and folklorist Roger Welsch will be this year’s keynote speaker.  He has written more than 40 books, including It's not the End of the Earth, But You Can See It From Here; Busted Tractors and Rusty Knuckles; Touching the Fire: Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle, and Other Tales; and his most recent, Embracing Fry Bread:  Confessions of a Wannabe.  His work has appeared in Natural History Magazine, Readers Digest, Esquire Gentleman, and elsewhere.  He is a past recipient of the Mari Sandoz Award and the 1996 Man of the Year in Service to Nebraska Agriculture.  His "Postcard from Nebraska" was a bi-weekly feature on CBS's Sunday Morning.  In 1967, he was adopted into the Omaha Tribe and maintains strong ties to the tribe and to the Native American Church.  He is honored to have been asked by the Pawnee to occupy their Ex-Officio seat on the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs.

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2012 Table Sponsors