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Chief Standing Bear Scholarship applications due March 15

The application deadline is March 15 for the 2018 Chief Standing Bear Scholarship. Click on the link for details. https://lcf.academicworks.com/opportunities/217

April Abuse & Assault Training to be held April 26

In light of April being both Child Abuse Awareness and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has teamed up with the Nebraska State Patrol and Jill Junck to present a free training April 26th. See link for more information. AprilDVTraining

Senator proposes putting Chief Standing Bear statue at U.S. Capitol

State Senator Tom Brewer has proposed swapping out a statue of William Jennings Bryan with one of Ponca Chief Standing Bear at the U.S. Capitol. Read a story from the Omaha World-Herald about the proposal at http://www.omaha.com/news/legislature/senator-proposes-swapping-william-jennings-bryan-statue-for-chief-standing/article_f3d9d4c2-aa7f-58de-8f54-b66295c54efc.html Read a story from the Lincoln Journal Star at http://journalstar.com/legislature/effort-seeks-to-replace-statues-of-politicians-with-cather-standing/article_7c7c368b-1052-50f9-82cb-b5475a72e0f9.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-2

Go Red for Heart Health Lunch and Learn scheduled for March 1 in Lincoln

Circle of Elders members and others are invited to the Diabetes Program’s Go Red for Heart Health Lunch and Learn March 1 at the tribe’s Lincoln office. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Vision Maker Film Festival scheduled for April 20-26 in Lincoln

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is one of the sponsors of the 2018 Vision Maker Film Festival, which will be held April 20-26 in Lincoln. For more information on the festival, visit https://www.visionmakermedia.org/2018-film-festival

Circle of Elders to meet February 26 in Lincoln office

The Lincoln Circle of Elders will have their monthly gathering from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26.Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Members needed for Gaming Commission training March 1-3 in Norfolk

Attention Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members: An “Authority, Roles and Duties of the Tribal Gaming Commission” Training will be held on March 1, 2, & 3 at the Ponca Tribal Transit Facility in Norfolk, Nebraska, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM each day. We have a limited number of spots available for tribal members who […]

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“Dictionary of the Ponca People” available for online pre-orders

The “Dictionary of the Ponca People” by Louis Headman with Sean O’Neill will be available beginning in June through the University of Nebraska Press. Click on the link for information on pre-ordering a copy. http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/nebraska/9781496204356/

City Council vote lets tribe move ahead with expansion plans in Omaha

The Omaha City Council voted 7-0 during its February 6 meeting to approve a special use permit for the tribe the provide medical and other services at a new building in Omaha. KETV coverage – http://www.ketv.com/article/ponca-tribe-of-nebraska-gets-permit-for-new-campus-near-86th-park-drive/16648753 Indianz.com coverage – https://www.indianz.com/News/2018/02/06/ponca-tribe-secures-key-permit-for-big-d.asp Omaha World-Herald coverage – www.omaha.com/news/metro/city-council-hears-plan-for-new-ponca-tribe-hq-on/article_87d602fe-a323-5e96-9c62-b910838c9a38.html

Tribe launches Ponca Professional Enrichment Program

The new Ponca Professional Enrichment Program has a goal of increasing the academic, professional and career success of Native Americans ages 14-18. Click here to see more details about the program.

Domestic violence educational event set for Feb. 28 in Sioux City

The Sioux City office will host an educational event to help stop domestic violence on Feb. 28. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Changes coming to Medicare Health Insurance cards in April

Starting in April 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing new Medicare Health Insurance cards.  This new card contains a unique, randomly-assigned number that replaces the current Social Security-based number. According to CMS the goal of this change is to remove Social Security numbers to help prevent fraud, combat identity […]

Fundraisers established to support family of Mike Wright

There are two ways to support the family of tribal member Mike Wright. His son, Colton, is battling leukemia, and a GoFundMe page has been established at https://www.gofundme.com/coltons-fight-against-leukemia. Team Colton t-shirts also are being sold to raise funds. Go to https://www.facebook.com/chris.g.haen/posts/10155979330872145 for more information.

Tribe sponsors MLK Day Breakfast in Norfolk

US92.com covered the Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast in Norfolk. The tribe was one of the sponsors of the event. http://us92.com/local-news/first-mlk-day-breakfast-features-message-of-unity/

Culture Department seeks information on members who have served in military

The Culture Department is again looking for information on members who are military veterans or are currently serving in the military.

Election Board announces important dates

The Election Board has announced a list of important dates for this year’s Tribal Council election. Those dates are: May 1 – Nominating petition packets become available May 31 – Last day to pick up nominating petition packets June 30 – Deadline for nomination petition to be submitted and deadline to have drug screen and […]

Indianz.com story about new health clinic and casino

Indianz.com story about the tribe’s plans for a new health clinic in Omaha and casino in Carter Lake, IA. https://www.indianz.com/News/2017/12/06/ponca-tribe-prepares-for-brighter-future.asp

Omaha World-Herald story about return of tribal remains

The Omaha World-Herald wrote about remains that are being returned to the tribe from the Nebraska State Historical Society. Click here to read the article.

Omaha World Herald coverage of the tribe’s casino decision

To see the Omaha World Herald’s coverage of the tribe’s casino decision, visit http://www.omaha.com/news/iowa/order-clears-the-way-for-ponca-tribe-to-build-casino/article_48fb9cae-ca2b-11e7-b886-e3381567fb56.html

PYEF funds available for new fiscal year

Members: Tribal Council has approved funds for the new fiscal year for the Ponca Youth Enrichment Fund. To see the policy for members living in the 15-county Service Delivery Area, visit https://www.poncatribe-ne.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/policy_pyef_insidesda_170828.pdf. For members living outside the Service Delivery Area, the policy can be viewed at https://www.poncatribe-ne.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/policy_pyef_outsidesda_170828.pdf.

Members: Sign up to get notified when new job openings are posted

Tribal members can sign up to receive emails from Human Resources whenever new jobs within the tribe are posted. You can sign up with any office coordinator or by sending an email to hr@poncatribe-ne.org.

Download the TAGG App to support the Tribe

You can help support the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Circle of Elders by downloading the TAGG app on your Android of Apple mobile device. You can use the app to have 5 percent of your purchases at several businesses in Lincoln and Omaha donated to the tribe. There is no cost to you. See the […]

Enrollment Department needs help locating missing members

Click here for a list of missing members.

Ponca Language Database

New Ponca Language Database available at Ponca Language Database. The passcode is: passcode

Chief Standing Bear Scholarship applications due March 15

The application deadline is March 15 for the 2018 Chief Standing Bear Scholarship. Click on the link for details. https://lcf.academicworks.com/opportunities/217

April Abuse & Assault Training to be held April 26

In light of April being both Child Abuse Awareness and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has teamed up with the Nebraska State Patrol and Jill Junck to present a free training April 26th. See link for more information. AprilDVTraining

Senator proposes putting Chief Standing Bear statue at U.S. Capitol

State Senator Tom Brewer has proposed swapping out a statue of William Jennings Bryan with one of Ponca Chief Standing Bear at the U.S. Capitol. Read a story from the Omaha World-Herald about the proposal at http://www.omaha.com/news/legislature/senator-proposes-swapping-william-jennings-bryan-statue-for-chief-standing/article_f3d9d4c2-aa7f-58de-8f54-b66295c54efc.html Read a story from the Lincoln Journal Star at http://journalstar.com/legislature/effort-seeks-to-replace-statues-of-politicians-with-cather-standing/article_7c7c368b-1052-50f9-82cb-b5475a72e0f9.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-2

Go Red for Heart Health Lunch and Learn scheduled for March 1 in Lincoln

Circle of Elders members and others are invited to the Diabetes Program’s Go Red for Heart Health Lunch and Learn March 1 at the tribe’s Lincoln office. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Vision Maker Film Festival scheduled for April 20-26 in Lincoln

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is one of the sponsors of the 2018 Vision Maker Film Festival, which will be held April 20-26 in Lincoln. For more information on the festival, visit https://www.visionmakermedia.org/2018-film-festival

Circle of Elders to meet February 26 in Lincoln office

The Lincoln Circle of Elders will have their monthly gathering from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26.Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Members needed for Gaming Commission training March 1-3 in Norfolk

Attention Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members: An “Authority, Roles and Duties of the Tribal Gaming Commission” Training will be held on March 1, 2, & 3 at the Ponca Tribal Transit Facility in Norfolk, Nebraska, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM each day. We have a limited number of spots available for tribal members who […]

Information sought for inactive tribal members (Login required to access)
Sorry, but you do not have permission to view this content.

“Dictionary of the Ponca People” available for online pre-orders

The “Dictionary of the Ponca People” by Louis Headman with Sean O’Neill will be available beginning in June through the University of Nebraska Press. Click on the link for information on pre-ordering a copy. http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/nebraska/9781496204356/

City Council vote lets tribe move ahead with expansion plans in Omaha

The Omaha City Council voted 7-0 during its February 6 meeting to approve a special use permit for the tribe the provide medical and other services at a new building in Omaha. KETV coverage – http://www.ketv.com/article/ponca-tribe-of-nebraska-gets-permit-for-new-campus-near-86th-park-drive/16648753 Indianz.com coverage – https://www.indianz.com/News/2018/02/06/ponca-tribe-secures-key-permit-for-big-d.asp Omaha World-Herald coverage – www.omaha.com/news/metro/city-council-hears-plan-for-new-ponca-tribe-hq-on/article_87d602fe-a323-5e96-9c62-b910838c9a38.html

Tribe launches Ponca Professional Enrichment Program

The new Ponca Professional Enrichment Program has a goal of increasing the academic, professional and career success of Native Americans ages 14-18. Click here to see more details about the program.

Domestic violence educational event set for Feb. 28 in Sioux City

The Sioux City office will host an educational event to help stop domestic violence on Feb. 28. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Changes coming to Medicare Health Insurance cards in April

Starting in April 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing new Medicare Health Insurance cards.  This new card contains a unique, randomly-assigned number that replaces the current Social Security-based number. According to CMS the goal of this change is to remove Social Security numbers to help prevent fraud, combat identity […]

Fundraisers established to support family of Mike Wright

There are two ways to support the family of tribal member Mike Wright. His son, Colton, is battling leukemia, and a GoFundMe page has been established at https://www.gofundme.com/coltons-fight-against-leukemia. Team Colton t-shirts also are being sold to raise funds. Go to https://www.facebook.com/chris.g.haen/posts/10155979330872145 for more information.

Tribe sponsors MLK Day Breakfast in Norfolk

US92.com covered the Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast in Norfolk. The tribe was one of the sponsors of the event. http://us92.com/local-news/first-mlk-day-breakfast-features-message-of-unity/

Culture Department seeks information on members who have served in military

The Culture Department is again looking for information on members who are military veterans or are currently serving in the military.

Election Board announces important dates

The Election Board has announced a list of important dates for this year’s Tribal Council election. Those dates are: May 1 – Nominating petition packets become available May 31 – Last day to pick up nominating petition packets June 30 – Deadline for nomination petition to be submitted and deadline to have drug screen and […]

Indianz.com story about new health clinic and casino

Indianz.com story about the tribe’s plans for a new health clinic in Omaha and casino in Carter Lake, IA. https://www.indianz.com/News/2017/12/06/ponca-tribe-prepares-for-brighter-future.asp

Omaha World-Herald story about return of tribal remains

The Omaha World-Herald wrote about remains that are being returned to the tribe from the Nebraska State Historical Society. Click here to read the article.

Omaha World Herald coverage of the tribe’s casino decision

To see the Omaha World Herald’s coverage of the tribe’s casino decision, visit http://www.omaha.com/news/iowa/order-clears-the-way-for-ponca-tribe-to-build-casino/article_48fb9cae-ca2b-11e7-b886-e3381567fb56.html

PYEF funds available for new fiscal year

Members: Tribal Council has approved funds for the new fiscal year for the Ponca Youth Enrichment Fund. To see the policy for members living in the 15-county Service Delivery Area, visit https://www.poncatribe-ne.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/policy_pyef_insidesda_170828.pdf. For members living outside the Service Delivery Area, the policy can be viewed at https://www.poncatribe-ne.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/policy_pyef_outsidesda_170828.pdf.

Members: Sign up to get notified when new job openings are posted

Tribal members can sign up to receive emails from Human Resources whenever new jobs within the tribe are posted. You can sign up with any office coordinator or by sending an email to hr@poncatribe-ne.org.

Download the TAGG App to support the Tribe

You can help support the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Circle of Elders by downloading the TAGG app on your Android of Apple mobile device. You can use the app to have 5 percent of your purchases at several businesses in Lincoln and Omaha donated to the tribe. There is no cost to you. See the […]

Enrollment Department needs help locating missing members

Click here for a list of missing members.

Ponca Language Database

New Ponca Language Database available at Ponca Language Database. The passcode is: passcode

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