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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

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December 2019
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NEWS & LINKS


Diabetes Day 2019
Diabetes Day 2019

November was Diabetes Awareness Month. The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska observed this by hosting Diabetes Day events at all five service sites. Held in conjunction with the Elders Lunch Program, Diabetes …

Census 2020
Census 2020

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

Nebraska Public Engagement Project
Nebraska Public Engagement Project

The Nebraska Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts invites Native American communities to share their thoughts and concerns about the court system in Nebraska at four public engagement sess…

Students lend a helping hand at Ponka Cemetery
Students lend a helping hand at Ponka Cemetery

Students from Creighton University have been spending this week in Niobrara, working with Culture Director Dwight Howe doing maintenance work around the Cemetery, making sure that the grounds and…

PTN Websites and Social Media
PTN Websites and Social Media

We’ve been making improvements and adding new methods of sharing information across the internet. Recently, we have moved our websites to a new host to improve functionality. If you previously had me…

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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