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HERITAGE

“God made me, and I am a man.” – Chief Standing Bear

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PRESERVATION

O’ Great Spirit

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TRADITION

“When you are in doubt, be still, and wait…” – Chief White Eagle

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 virus. Effective Monday, March 16th, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has instituted a travel ban for all employees and tribal officials. In addition, all scheduled community events and trainings are canceled or postponed until May 1, at which time they will be evaluated for the safety of our tribal members.

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PTN COVID-19 Closures & Cancellations
PTN COVID-19 Closures & Cancellations

3/27/2020 Ponca Express Until further notice, transportation through Ponca Express will be limited to inner district travel only. For more information, please contact Ponca Express at 402-860-1223 …

COVID-19 Travel Ban
COVID-19 Travel Ban

Effective Monday, March 16th, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has instituted a travel ban for all employees and tribal officials. In addition, all scheduled community events and trainings are canceled or …

Declaration of a State of Emergency

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has declared a State of Emergency in regards to COVID-19. Watch the announcement video here: https://youtu.be/WN1Af1JK9s4

Message from the Chairman
Message from the Chairman

Aho, Ponka mohshay, Wohnghee thay, As our people become more and more inundated with news and updates on the Covid19 virus, I’m sure many of you are concerned of the unknown and what’s next.  …

COVID-19
COVID-19

With confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska, here are some tips to stay healthy and limit the spread of the disease: Wash hands frequently, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. Use a hand…

WE, THE MEMBERS OF THE PONCA TRIBE OF NEBRASKA

in order to restore, preserve and protect all rights aboriginally held by our people and their descendants, promote peace, prosperity, happiness, and the general welfare of the members of our Tribe and our posterity, to exercise home rule, to assert our inherent sovereignty, to protect our right of self-government, to conserve custom, to improve our social order, to protect our rights as individuals, to promote our economic welfare, to promote domestic tranquility, to promote business enterprises both cooperative and individual, to promote educational opportunities for all Ponca people, to consolidate our land holdings by purchase, exchange, transfer, gift, or otherwise, do ordain and establish this Constitution in accordance with our inherent sovereignty, and all previous aboriginal rights of our members and Treaties previously entered into with the United States of America.

from the Preamble of the Ponca Constitution

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