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

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O’ Great Spirit

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“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 July 4, at which time they will be evaluated for the safety of our tribal members.


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Youth Initiatives Program Deadline

K-12 students nationwide have until July 31, 2020 to participate in our Youth Initiatives Program for the 2019-20 school year. The program includes students who graduated in 2020. The aim of this…

Congratulations to our graduates!
Congratulations to our graduates!

Invitation to Bid

INVITATION TO BIDPonca Tribe of Nebraska Division of Transportation PlanningCLOSING DATE: July 27th, 2020 Sealed bid proposals will be received by the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, Division of Transport…

Free Box Fans
Free Box Fans

If you qualify for LIHEAP or SNAP, you are eligible to receive a free box fan through the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. Please contact April Godfrey in the Norfolk office to get your name on the list. If y…

Nebraska In-state Tuition for Out-of-State Tribal Members

For tribes considered indigenous to Nebraska, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln offers in-state tuition for tribal members who live out-of-state. If you have questions please contact the Office of…


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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