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Second reading and approval of Law and Order Code Revision set for Oct. 28 (log-in required to access)
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First reading of Law and Order Code Revision set for October 28 (log-in required to access)
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District 1 to hold Halloween party for members

District 1 members are invited to a Halloween party at the Ponca Tribe Headquarters building, October 30 from 5-7 pm. Click here to see the flyer for more information.

District 1 plans a day of family fun at Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch

District 1 members are invited to come to Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch Saturday, October 27 from 10 am-6 pm for a day of family fun. Admission for Ponca members is FREE! Click here to see the flyer for more information.

Prairie Flower Casino gains an online presence

With the Grand Opening of the Prairie Flower Casino just around the corner, there are now three new ways to keep up to date on the latest Casino news! Prairie Flower Casino website Prairie Flower Casino Facebook page Prairie Flower Casino on Twitter

Notice from the Ponca Tribe Liquor Control Board (Member Login Required)
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Election Board posts ballot clarification for members
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Transportation for members may be available to Casino’s Grand Opening
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Monthly Elder Abuse CRT meeting to be held October 17 in Sioux City

Elders and organizations devoted to serving elders are invited the the monthly Elder Abuse CRT meeting at the Sioux City office, October 17th at 11:30 am. This team helps create a coordinated response to prevent and halt the abuse of elders. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Norfolk youth event to focus on bullying and healthy relationships

The youth event October 29th in Norfolk will include a light meal and presentation on bullying and healthy relationships. Click here to see the flyer for more information.

District 4 to host Trunk or Treat event October 29 in Norfolk

District 4 will be hosting a family-friendly Halloween event for members Monday, October 29, starting at 5:30 pm at the Norfolk office. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

District 3 to host Trick or Treat event October 29 in Lincoln

District 3 will be hosting a family-friendly Halloween event for members Monday, October 29, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Lincoln office. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Sioux City to host monthly Circle of Elders group October 17

Sioux City Circle of Elders this month will feature a presentation on Breast Cancer Awareness. Click here for more details.

Norfolk to host monthly Circle of Elders group October 18

Norfolk Circle of Elders this month will feature a presentation on Breast Cancer Awareness. Click here for more details.

Niobrara to host monthly Circle of Elders group October 19

Niobrara Circle of Elders this month will feature a presentation on Breast Cancer Awareness. Click here for more details.

Ponca Tribe Diabetes Program to host World Diabetes Day event

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Diabetes Program will be hosting a World Diabetes Day event, “Diabetes and Family,” Wednesday, November 14th from 11 am – 1 pm at the Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center. Click here to see the flyer.

Important message for tribal members regarding election ballots

Regarding the Ponca Election 2018 – Ballots not in the correct envelope will NOT be marked as spoiled ballots, per the Ponca Election Board.

Tribe to host flu clinics in Omaha

Ponca Health Services will be hosting two flu clinics the Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center in October. October 11 & 25 – Omaha

Ponca Tribe in Sioux City to host event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Domestic Violence Program in Sioux City is hosting a Community Awareness event October 25th. Join us for a craft and a meal! Click here to see a flyer for more details.

Message from the Chairman regarding the cancellation of this year’s Restoration Powwow

Aho, I am submitting this as a member of the Hethuska Society.  We apologize that the reasoning behind our decision was not shared clearer, sooner. It was with great consideration and discussion that the Hethuska Society decided we wanted to cancel this year’s Pow Wow.  This was done, due to many factors.  First and foremost, […]

Ponca Tribe Awareness Event in Niobrara to feature the movie “Wind River”

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Domestic Violence Program in Niobrara is hosting a Community Awareness event October 25th. Lunch will be provided, accompanying a showing of the movie “Wind River.” Click here to see the flyer for complete details. 

Tribal Council requests member comment on proposed revisions to Title I of the Law & Order Code

Tribal members are invited to provide comment on a proposed revision to the Law and Order Code that is slated to come before Tribal Council at the October 8th meeting. Click here for more details on the proposed revision, and how to submit comments.

Tribal teens, young adults invited to attend November 13 in Omaha

The tribe’s Domestic Violence Program and the UNO Gender and Sexuality Research Center are collaborating to host “Relationships & More: A Teen Talk” November 13 at the UNO Community Engagement Center. Tribal youth ages 14 and up are invited to attend the event for Native teens and young adults. Click here to see the flyer […]

Tribal Council requests member comment on proposed revisions to Title XIII of the Law & Order Code

Tribal members are invited to provide comment on a proposed revision to the Law and Order Code that is slated to come before Tribal Council at the September 29th meeting. Click here for more details on the proposed revision, and how to submit comments.

NativeFit classes to be offered at tribal office sites starting in October

There will be NativeFit classes offered in October and November at the tribe’s office sites in Lincoln, Niobrara, Norfolk and Omaha. Click here to view information about the classes in Lincoln Click here to view information about the classes in Niobrara Click here to view information about the classes in Norfolk Click here to view […]

Diabetes Program to offer cooking class during October in Norfolk

The tribe’s Diabetes Program will be offering a cooking class for adults who want to learn more about healthy eating through meal planning and cooking at home during October. Classes will be Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Ponca Hills Cafeteria. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Flu clinics offered at tribal office sites

Ponca Health Services will be hosting flu clinics at tribal office sites. The schedule will be: September 26 – Sioux City September 27 – Niobrara  October 2 – Norfolk October 3 – Lincoln October 11 & 25 – Omaha

Yankton Press & Dakota story about Chief Standing Bear statue in Niobrara

Visit https://www.yankton.net/article_7898adf8-ab3a-11e8-bbd4-cf3857922583.html to read a story from the Yankton Press & Dakotan about the new statue of Chief Standing Bear in Niobrara.

Press Release about tribe’s casino project in Carter Lake, IA

The tribe announced the name and other information about its casino project in Carter Lake, IA. Click here to read the press release.

Architectural Renderings of Carter Lake Casino

2018 Tribal Council Candidates

The Ponca Election Board has released the candidates for the 2018 Tribal Council election. Click here to view the candidates.

New Diabetes Program Registered Dietitian Available in Omaha

There is a new dietitian in the tribe’s Diabetes Program at the Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center in Omaha. To schedule an appointment with Kyla Wesely or for more information, call 402-733-3612. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Omaha World-Herald editorial about Chief Standing Bear statue dedication

The Omaha World-Herald published an editorial about the Aug. 11 Chief Standing Bear statue dedication. Read the editorial at https://www.omaha.com/opinion/editorial-ponca-dedicate-standing-bear-statue-honor-his-legacy/article_aed14725-32a8-595a-83c5-a807476b5f35.html

Indianz.com story about the Chief Standing Bear statue dedication ceremony in Niobrara

To read a story from Indianz.com about the August 11 dedication ceremony for the Chief Standing Bear statue in Niobrara, visit https://www.indianz.com/News/2018/08/13/it-honors-all-of-our-people-ponca-tribe.asp

Osni Ponca seeks information about businesses owned by tribal members

Attention tribal members: Osni Ponca, LLC is looking to compile information on all businesses that are owned by Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members so those job skills can be utilzed within the Tribe and elsewhere. Information about your business can be emailed to spittman@osniponca.com.

Information sought for inactive tribal members (Login required to access)
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Annual Legal Diversity Summit to be held Sept. 7 at Creighton

The 2018 Annual Legal Diversity Summit will be Sept. 7 at the Creighton Harper Center Ballroom. Click here to download the application. The registration deadline is Sept. 5.

Updates made to video recording and streaming on website

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has updated the Tribal Council Meeting recording and streaming system. Tribal members can now access live and recorded videos by logging into the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska website. Once logged in, you can visit the Tribal Documents page and then the Ponca Tribe Video Gallery. You will also find a […]

Women’s Talking Circle to meet in Omaha beginning July 17

The E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Women’s Talking Circle will meet Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 2-3:30 p.m. beginning July 17 at the Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center in Omaha. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Diabetes Program offers eye exam coverage for clients

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Diabetes Program is now offering coverage for annual eye exams for our diabetic clients. Client must be registered in the Ponca Tribe Diabetes Program in order to qualify. Contact Sara Pfeifer or Crystal Mundorf for more information at 402.371.8834, or email spfeifer@poncatribe-ne.org or cmundorf@poncatribe-ne.org.

Ponca radio program to air Thursdays on KZYK FM

Culture Director Dwight Howe will be appearing on Nebraska Indian Community College radio station KZYK from 1-2 p.m. every Thursday to share the Ponca language, songs and stories as part of a new “Ponca Abthiⁿ” (“I Am Ponca”) program. To listen live on the internet, you can go to http://www.thenicc.edu/index.php/en/kzyk/radio It is recommended that you […]

Ponca Elders invited to take needs assessment survey

Ponca elders (age 55 and over) living in the tribe’s Service Delivery Area are invited to participate in an Elder Needs Assessment Survey. Eligible elders who complete the survey will receive a $25 Walmart gift card. The survey will be used to guide tribal service planning. Take the survey at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4256010/Elders-Planning-Survey

Tribal members invited to take survey about burial assistance benefit

Tribal members are invited to take a survey to help judge the interest of a potential burial assistance benefit that would be made available to members at no cost. To take the survey, visit http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Burial-Benefits

Weekly Meals for Elders Scheduled at Tribal Office Sites

Beginning April 16, there will be weekly meals for Ponca Elders (55 and older) and their caregivers/spouses can receive a meal from noon to 2 p.m. at tribal office sites. This will be an ongoing weekly event. Monday – Lincoln Tuesday – Omaha Wednesday – Sioux City Thursday – Norfolk Friday – Niobrara Click here […]

Tatanka Golf Club membership available for tribal members

The Ponca Tribal Council once again has approved the purchase of a Corporate Membership at the Tatanka Golf Club, operated by the Santee Sioux Tribe, near Niobrara, Nebraska. For full details, visit https://www.poncatribe-ne.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/tatanka_golf_membership_2018_revised.pdf

Tribe declares State of Emergency for Ponca Language

On March 23, 2018, a State of Emergency was declared for the Ponca Language. From Tribal Chairman Larry Wright Jr.: “The 1960’s termination of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska had catastrophic affects on every aspect of our nation. Lost was our sense of community, history, culture, traditions and programs our people depended upon.  Since the […]

2018 Notice of General Election Deadlines

The Ponca Election Board has posted the 2018 Council General Election Guidelines. Click here to download the notice from the Election Board.

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 […]

Ponca Language Database

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

Special rates available for Casino Grand Opening (log-in required)
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Second reading and approval of Law and Order Code Revision set for Oct. 28 (log-in required to access)
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First reading of Law and Order Code Revision set for October 28 (log-in required to access)
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District 1 to hold Halloween party for members

District 1 members are invited to a Halloween party at the Ponca Tribe Headquarters building, October 30 from 5-7 pm. Click here to see the flyer for more information.

District 1 plans a day of family fun at Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch

District 1 members are invited to come to Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch Saturday, October 27 from 10 am-6 pm for a day of family fun. Admission for Ponca members is FREE! Click here to see the flyer for more information.

Prairie Flower Casino gains an online presence

With the Grand Opening of the Prairie Flower Casino just around the corner, there are now three new ways to keep up to date on the latest Casino news! Prairie Flower Casino website Prairie Flower Casino Facebook page Prairie Flower Casino on Twitter

Notice from the Ponca Tribe Liquor Control Board (Member Login Required)
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Election Board posts ballot clarification for members
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Transportation for members may be available to Casino’s Grand Opening
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Monthly Elder Abuse CRT meeting to be held October 17 in Sioux City

Elders and organizations devoted to serving elders are invited the the monthly Elder Abuse CRT meeting at the Sioux City office, October 17th at 11:30 am. This team helps create a coordinated response to prevent and halt the abuse of elders. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Norfolk youth event to focus on bullying and healthy relationships

The youth event October 29th in Norfolk will include a light meal and presentation on bullying and healthy relationships. Click here to see the flyer for more information.

District 4 to host Trunk or Treat event October 29 in Norfolk

District 4 will be hosting a family-friendly Halloween event for members Monday, October 29, starting at 5:30 pm at the Norfolk office. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

District 3 to host Trick or Treat event October 29 in Lincoln

District 3 will be hosting a family-friendly Halloween event for members Monday, October 29, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Lincoln office. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Sioux City to host monthly Circle of Elders group October 17

Sioux City Circle of Elders this month will feature a presentation on Breast Cancer Awareness. Click here for more details.

Norfolk to host monthly Circle of Elders group October 18

Norfolk Circle of Elders this month will feature a presentation on Breast Cancer Awareness. Click here for more details.

Niobrara to host monthly Circle of Elders group October 19

Niobrara Circle of Elders this month will feature a presentation on Breast Cancer Awareness. Click here for more details.

Ponca Tribe Diabetes Program to host World Diabetes Day event

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Diabetes Program will be hosting a World Diabetes Day event, “Diabetes and Family,” Wednesday, November 14th from 11 am – 1 pm at the Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center. Click here to see the flyer.

Important message for tribal members regarding election ballots

Regarding the Ponca Election 2018 – Ballots not in the correct envelope will NOT be marked as spoiled ballots, per the Ponca Election Board.

Tribe to host flu clinics in Omaha

Ponca Health Services will be hosting two flu clinics the Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center in October. October 11 & 25 – Omaha

Ponca Tribe in Sioux City to host event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Domestic Violence Program in Sioux City is hosting a Community Awareness event October 25th. Join us for a craft and a meal! Click here to see a flyer for more details.

Message from the Chairman regarding the cancellation of this year’s Restoration Powwow

Aho, I am submitting this as a member of the Hethuska Society.  We apologize that the reasoning behind our decision was not shared clearer, sooner. It was with great consideration and discussion that the Hethuska Society decided we wanted to cancel this year’s Pow Wow.  This was done, due to many factors.  First and foremost, […]

Ponca Tribe Awareness Event in Niobrara to feature the movie “Wind River”

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Domestic Violence Program in Niobrara is hosting a Community Awareness event October 25th. Lunch will be provided, accompanying a showing of the movie “Wind River.” Click here to see the flyer for complete details. 

Tribal Council requests member comment on proposed revisions to Title I of the Law & Order Code

Tribal members are invited to provide comment on a proposed revision to the Law and Order Code that is slated to come before Tribal Council at the October 8th meeting. Click here for more details on the proposed revision, and how to submit comments.

Tribal teens, young adults invited to attend November 13 in Omaha

The tribe’s Domestic Violence Program and the UNO Gender and Sexuality Research Center are collaborating to host “Relationships & More: A Teen Talk” November 13 at the UNO Community Engagement Center. Tribal youth ages 14 and up are invited to attend the event for Native teens and young adults. Click here to see the flyer […]

Tribal Council requests member comment on proposed revisions to Title XIII of the Law & Order Code

Tribal members are invited to provide comment on a proposed revision to the Law and Order Code that is slated to come before Tribal Council at the September 29th meeting. Click here for more details on the proposed revision, and how to submit comments.

NativeFit classes to be offered at tribal office sites starting in October

There will be NativeFit classes offered in October and November at the tribe’s office sites in Lincoln, Niobrara, Norfolk and Omaha. Click here to view information about the classes in Lincoln Click here to view information about the classes in Niobrara Click here to view information about the classes in Norfolk Click here to view […]

Diabetes Program to offer cooking class during October in Norfolk

The tribe’s Diabetes Program will be offering a cooking class for adults who want to learn more about healthy eating through meal planning and cooking at home during October. Classes will be Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Ponca Hills Cafeteria. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Flu clinics offered at tribal office sites

Ponca Health Services will be hosting flu clinics at tribal office sites. The schedule will be: September 26 – Sioux City September 27 – Niobrara  October 2 – Norfolk October 3 – Lincoln October 11 & 25 – Omaha

Yankton Press & Dakota story about Chief Standing Bear statue in Niobrara

Visit https://www.yankton.net/article_7898adf8-ab3a-11e8-bbd4-cf3857922583.html to read a story from the Yankton Press & Dakotan about the new statue of Chief Standing Bear in Niobrara.

Press Release about tribe’s casino project in Carter Lake, IA

The tribe announced the name and other information about its casino project in Carter Lake, IA. Click here to read the press release.

Architectural Renderings of Carter Lake Casino

2018 Tribal Council Candidates

The Ponca Election Board has released the candidates for the 2018 Tribal Council election. Click here to view the candidates.

New Diabetes Program Registered Dietitian Available in Omaha

There is a new dietitian in the tribe’s Diabetes Program at the Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center in Omaha. To schedule an appointment with Kyla Wesely or for more information, call 402-733-3612. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Omaha World-Herald editorial about Chief Standing Bear statue dedication

The Omaha World-Herald published an editorial about the Aug. 11 Chief Standing Bear statue dedication. Read the editorial at https://www.omaha.com/opinion/editorial-ponca-dedicate-standing-bear-statue-honor-his-legacy/article_aed14725-32a8-595a-83c5-a807476b5f35.html

Indianz.com story about the Chief Standing Bear statue dedication ceremony in Niobrara

To read a story from Indianz.com about the August 11 dedication ceremony for the Chief Standing Bear statue in Niobrara, visit https://www.indianz.com/News/2018/08/13/it-honors-all-of-our-people-ponca-tribe.asp

Osni Ponca seeks information about businesses owned by tribal members

Attention tribal members: Osni Ponca, LLC is looking to compile information on all businesses that are owned by Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members so those job skills can be utilzed within the Tribe and elsewhere. Information about your business can be emailed to spittman@osniponca.com.

Information sought for inactive tribal members (Login required to access)
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Annual Legal Diversity Summit to be held Sept. 7 at Creighton

The 2018 Annual Legal Diversity Summit will be Sept. 7 at the Creighton Harper Center Ballroom. Click here to download the application. The registration deadline is Sept. 5.

Updates made to video recording and streaming on website

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has updated the Tribal Council Meeting recording and streaming system. Tribal members can now access live and recorded videos by logging into the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska website. Once logged in, you can visit the Tribal Documents page and then the Ponca Tribe Video Gallery. You will also find a […]

Women’s Talking Circle to meet in Omaha beginning July 17

The E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Women’s Talking Circle will meet Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 2-3:30 p.m. beginning July 17 at the Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center in Omaha. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Diabetes Program offers eye exam coverage for clients

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Diabetes Program is now offering coverage for annual eye exams for our diabetic clients. Client must be registered in the Ponca Tribe Diabetes Program in order to qualify. Contact Sara Pfeifer or Crystal Mundorf for more information at 402.371.8834, or email spfeifer@poncatribe-ne.org or cmundorf@poncatribe-ne.org.

Ponca radio program to air Thursdays on KZYK FM

Culture Director Dwight Howe will be appearing on Nebraska Indian Community College radio station KZYK from 1-2 p.m. every Thursday to share the Ponca language, songs and stories as part of a new “Ponca Abthiⁿ” (“I Am Ponca”) program. To listen live on the internet, you can go to http://www.thenicc.edu/index.php/en/kzyk/radio It is recommended that you […]

Ponca Elders invited to take needs assessment survey

Ponca elders (age 55 and over) living in the tribe’s Service Delivery Area are invited to participate in an Elder Needs Assessment Survey. Eligible elders who complete the survey will receive a $25 Walmart gift card. The survey will be used to guide tribal service planning. Take the survey at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4256010/Elders-Planning-Survey

Tribal members invited to take survey about burial assistance benefit

Tribal members are invited to take a survey to help judge the interest of a potential burial assistance benefit that would be made available to members at no cost. To take the survey, visit http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Burial-Benefits

Weekly Meals for Elders Scheduled at Tribal Office Sites

Beginning April 16, there will be weekly meals for Ponca Elders (55 and older) and their caregivers/spouses can receive a meal from noon to 2 p.m. at tribal office sites. This will be an ongoing weekly event. Monday – Lincoln Tuesday – Omaha Wednesday – Sioux City Thursday – Norfolk Friday – Niobrara Click here […]

Tatanka Golf Club membership available for tribal members

The Ponca Tribal Council once again has approved the purchase of a Corporate Membership at the Tatanka Golf Club, operated by the Santee Sioux Tribe, near Niobrara, Nebraska. For full details, visit https://www.poncatribe-ne.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/tatanka_golf_membership_2018_revised.pdf

Tribe declares State of Emergency for Ponca Language

On March 23, 2018, a State of Emergency was declared for the Ponca Language. From Tribal Chairman Larry Wright Jr.: “The 1960’s termination of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska had catastrophic affects on every aspect of our nation. Lost was our sense of community, history, culture, traditions and programs our people depended upon.  Since the […]

2018 Notice of General Election Deadlines

The Ponca Election Board has posted the 2018 Council General Election Guidelines. Click here to download the notice from the Election Board.

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 […]

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