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Norfolk youth invited to learn about the environment on July 30

There will be a summer event for Norfolk youth July 30 at the PTN Cafeteria. The event will include a presentation on the environment. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Ponca Family Swim/Fish Day July 28 in Niobrara

There will be a Ponca Family Swim/Fish Day July 28 at Niobrara State Park. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

District 2 Back to School Event set for August 4 in Ralston

The District 2 Back to School Event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 4 at the tribe’s new office site in Ralston. It will be in conjunction with the Annual Health Fair. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Sioux City office to host Back to School event August 7

There will be a Back to School Event from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, at the tribe’s office in Sioux City. Backpacks will be given to all Ponca-enrolled school-age children, and there will be tribal programs on hand to share information. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Lincoln office to host Back to School Fair August 1

The tribe’s Lincoln office will host its annual Back to School Fair from 5-8 p.m. August 1. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Domestic Violence Program to host Pampering Event/Meet and Greet

Come meet the new Domestic Violence Case Manager in Omaha while pampering yourself with products donated by Jamberry July 25 at the Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center in Omaha. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Diabetes Program to sponsor Superhero Diabetes Dash as part of 25th Annual Powwow

Dress as your favorite superhero while participating in the Superhero Diabetes Dash before the 25th Annual Powwow in Niobrara. The walk/run, sponsored by the tribe’s Diabetes Program, will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 10. Prizes will be awarded to best superhero costumes and/or attire as well as winners in each age division of the walk/run. […]

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.

Norfolk Circle of Elders Gathering scheduled for July 19

There will be a Circle of Elders Gathering from noon to 2 p.m. July 19 at the Ponca Transit Facility in Norfolk. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Notice of July 21 Law and Order Code Revision Discussion (Member Log-in Required)
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Team Dance Contest to be part of 25th Annual Powwow

There will be a Team Dancing Contest as part of the 25th Annual Powwow Aug. 10-12 in Niobrara. Rules for the contest are: Teams may consist of at least 3 people and no more than 5 Must be registered for Pow Wow Must be in full regalia Will be judged on dance steps, timing, choreography […]

Domestic Violence Community Awareness events scheduled in Sioux City, Niobrara

The tribe’s Domestic Violence Program will host a Community Awareness Event July 17 in Sioux City and July 19 in Niobrara. Click here to view the flyer for Sioux City. To view the flyer for Niobrara, Click here.

Lincoln office hosts hoop making and hoop dancing classes for youth

The tribe’s Lincoln office is hosting youth hoop making and hoop dancing classes every Tuesday through August 7. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

School and sports physicals available at Omaha clinic

The Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center in Omaha will be offering school and sports physicals during July and August. Click here to see the schedule and other details.

Information sought for inactive tribal members (Login required to access)
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Fresh produce available on weekly basis for Ponca Elders

Each week through Sept. 28, Ponca Elders will be able to stop into tribal offices to pick up fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Click here to see the flyer for details about times and locations.

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.

Domestic Violence Program to sponsor Elder Abuse Training July 24 in Norfolk

The tribe’s Domestic Violence Program is sponsoring an Elder Abuse Training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 24 at the Northeast Community College Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Omaha World-Herald story about land being returned to Ponca Nation

Read a story from the Omaha World-Herald about land being returned to the Ponca Nation at http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/in-possible-roadblock-for-keystone-xl-pipeline-opponents-gift-land/article_cbcf6d2b-1862-5d11-b4dd-5ad81d0378ee.html

Indianz.com story about tribe’s casino project

Indianz.com wrote a story about the tribe’s June 8 groundbreaking for its casino project in Carter Lake, IA. Read the story at https://www.indianz.com/IndianGaming/2018/06/13/ponca-tribe-march-toward-sovereignty-wit.asp

FLHWC Annual Health Fair set for Aug. 4 at new office in Omaha

The Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center’s Annual Health Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the tribe’s new office site at 5711 South 86th Circle in Omaha. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Tribal members needed to help with election

The Ponca Election Board is seeking two members from each district to assist with our election this year. There will be two meetings that they are required to attend. At the first meeting members will be putting together ballots for the election for mailing. At the second meeting, members will assist the Eection Board in […]

Nebraska governor signs bill to place statue of Chief Standing Bear at U.S. Capitol

Nebraska Governor Pete Rickets has signed LB 807, which will of replace statues of William Jennings Bryan and J. Sterling Morton  at the U.S. Capitol with statues of Chief Standing Bear and Willa Cather. To view the signed bill, visit https://www.poncatribe-ne.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/LB807_Signed.pdf

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

Free passes to Lincoln Children’s Zoo available for tribal members

The Social Services Department has a limited number of free passes to the Lincoln Children’s Zoo available to Ponca members. If you are interested, contact Joan at 402-438-9222 ext. 2017 or jgeardino@poncatribe-ne.org.

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.

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 […]

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

Norfolk youth invited to learn about the environment on July 30

There will be a summer event for Norfolk youth July 30 at the PTN Cafeteria. The event will include a presentation on the environment. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Ponca Family Swim/Fish Day July 28 in Niobrara

There will be a Ponca Family Swim/Fish Day July 28 at Niobrara State Park. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

District 2 Back to School Event set for August 4 in Ralston

The District 2 Back to School Event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 4 at the tribe’s new office site in Ralston. It will be in conjunction with the Annual Health Fair. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Sioux City office to host Back to School event August 7

There will be a Back to School Event from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, at the tribe’s office in Sioux City. Backpacks will be given to all Ponca-enrolled school-age children, and there will be tribal programs on hand to share information. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Lincoln office to host Back to School Fair August 1

The tribe’s Lincoln office will host its annual Back to School Fair from 5-8 p.m. August 1. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Domestic Violence Program to host Pampering Event/Meet and Greet

Come meet the new Domestic Violence Case Manager in Omaha while pampering yourself with products donated by Jamberry July 25 at the Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center in Omaha. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Diabetes Program to sponsor Superhero Diabetes Dash as part of 25th Annual Powwow

Dress as your favorite superhero while participating in the Superhero Diabetes Dash before the 25th Annual Powwow in Niobrara. The walk/run, sponsored by the tribe’s Diabetes Program, will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 10. Prizes will be awarded to best superhero costumes and/or attire as well as winners in each age division of the walk/run. […]

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.

Norfolk Circle of Elders Gathering scheduled for July 19

There will be a Circle of Elders Gathering from noon to 2 p.m. July 19 at the Ponca Transit Facility in Norfolk. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Notice of July 21 Law and Order Code Revision Discussion (Member Log-in Required)
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Team Dance Contest to be part of 25th Annual Powwow

There will be a Team Dancing Contest as part of the 25th Annual Powwow Aug. 10-12 in Niobrara. Rules for the contest are: Teams may consist of at least 3 people and no more than 5 Must be registered for Pow Wow Must be in full regalia Will be judged on dance steps, timing, choreography […]

Domestic Violence Community Awareness events scheduled in Sioux City, Niobrara

The tribe’s Domestic Violence Program will host a Community Awareness Event July 17 in Sioux City and July 19 in Niobrara. Click here to view the flyer for Sioux City. To view the flyer for Niobrara, Click here.

Lincoln office hosts hoop making and hoop dancing classes for youth

The tribe’s Lincoln office is hosting youth hoop making and hoop dancing classes every Tuesday through August 7. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

School and sports physicals available at Omaha clinic

The Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center in Omaha will be offering school and sports physicals during July and August. Click here to see the schedule and other details.

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

Fresh produce available on weekly basis for Ponca Elders

Each week through Sept. 28, Ponca Elders will be able to stop into tribal offices to pick up fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Click here to see the flyer for details about times and locations.

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.

Domestic Violence Program to sponsor Elder Abuse Training July 24 in Norfolk

The tribe’s Domestic Violence Program is sponsoring an Elder Abuse Training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 24 at the Northeast Community College Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Omaha World-Herald story about land being returned to Ponca Nation

Read a story from the Omaha World-Herald about land being returned to the Ponca Nation at http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/in-possible-roadblock-for-keystone-xl-pipeline-opponents-gift-land/article_cbcf6d2b-1862-5d11-b4dd-5ad81d0378ee.html

Indianz.com story about tribe’s casino project

Indianz.com wrote a story about the tribe’s June 8 groundbreaking for its casino project in Carter Lake, IA. Read the story at https://www.indianz.com/IndianGaming/2018/06/13/ponca-tribe-march-toward-sovereignty-wit.asp

FLHWC Annual Health Fair set for Aug. 4 at new office in Omaha

The Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center’s Annual Health Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the tribe’s new office site at 5711 South 86th Circle in Omaha. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Tribal members needed to help with election

The Ponca Election Board is seeking two members from each district to assist with our election this year. There will be two meetings that they are required to attend. At the first meeting members will be putting together ballots for the election for mailing. At the second meeting, members will assist the Eection Board in […]

Nebraska governor signs bill to place statue of Chief Standing Bear at U.S. Capitol

Nebraska Governor Pete Rickets has signed LB 807, which will of replace statues of William Jennings Bryan and J. Sterling Morton  at the U.S. Capitol with statues of Chief Standing Bear and Willa Cather. To view the signed bill, visit https://www.poncatribe-ne.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/LB807_Signed.pdf

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

Free passes to Lincoln Children’s Zoo available for tribal members

The Social Services Department has a limited number of free passes to the Lincoln Children’s Zoo available to Ponca members. If you are interested, contact Joan at 402-438-9222 ext. 2017 or jgeardino@poncatribe-ne.org.

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.

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 […]

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