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Tribal member survey about Ponca gaming project (Member Login Required to Access)
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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 […]

Health screening scheduled in Sioux City, Niobrara

Health screenings have been scheduled for April 25 in Sioux City and April 27 in Niobrara.

Nebraska Legislature passes bill to place Standing Bear statue at U.S. Capitol

The Nebraska Legislature has passed LB 807, which will place a statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear at the U.S. Capitol. The vote was 47-1 in favor of replacing statues of William Jennings Bryan and J. Sterling Morton with Chief Standing Bear and Willa Cather.

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 Council passes resolution for National Day of Awareness

The Ponca Tribal Council recently passed a resolution proclaiming May 5, 2018 as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native American Woman and Girls. Visit the tribe’s website for a calendar listing and information about events that will be taking place at various tribal offices in recognition of the day. Click here to […]

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 […]

Circle of Elders Gathering set for April 26 in Norfolk

There will be a Circle of Elders Gathering from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at the Ponca Transit Facility in Norfolk. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

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Bill to place a statue of Chief Standing Bear in the U.S. Capitol moves on to second round debate

A bill that would place a statue of Chief Standing Bear at the U.S. Capitol has moved on to second-round debate in the Nebraska State Senate. http://journalstar.com/legislature/nebraska-one-step-closer-to-replacing-statues-in-national-statuary/article_360a76ea-17c7-5fc1-8daa-b86033ac0f0c.html   Nebraska State Senators moved one step closer yesterday to a statue of Chief Standing Bear in the U.S. Capitol becoming a reality. http://www.omaha.com/news/legislature/bill-to-swap-bryan-morton-statues-at-u-s-capitol/article_d11c2d45-ecbb-59ed-9f8c-a0c551e1f5de.html

Domestic Violence Program to host special movie event May 4 in Norfolk

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Domestic Violence program will be hosting a special movie event Friday, May 4th at 5 p.m., at the Ponca Tribe office in Norfolk Nebraska, in recognition of the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native American Women and Girls.  Click here to view the flyer.

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 […]

Ponca Professional Enrichment Program set to kick off

The tribe is getting ready to kick of the Ponca Professional Enrichment Program designed to increase the academic, professional and career success of Native Americans ages 14-18. If you are interested in participating, please contact any of the people on the flyer for more information. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Domestic Violence program to host May 3 event in Lincoln

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Domestic Violence program will be hosting an event Thursday, May 3rd at noon, at the Ponca Tribe office in Lincoln Nebraska, in recognition of the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native American Women and Girls.  Click here to view the flyer.

Domestic Violence Program to host May 4 event in Niobrara

In recognition of the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls, the tribe’s Domestic Violence Program will be hosting a special event that will include the showing of the documentary “Silent No More.” Click here to see the flyer for more details.

May 16 deadline for Ponca military veterans to submit information

There is a May 16 deadline for tribal members who are military veterans or are currently serving in the military to submit their information to the Culture Department. Click here to view the flyer for specific details.

Presentation on Sexual Assault Awareness Month to be held April 20th

All are welcome to attend a presentation at the Niobrara Ponca Tribe Headquarters in observance of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Tribe will be showing the documentary, “Rape on the Reservation.” Click HERE to view the flyer.

Lincoln Journal Star editorial supports placing Chief Standing Bear statue in U.S. Capitol

Here is a link to an editorial that appeared in the March 4 edition of the Lincoln Journal Star and is supportive of placing a statue of Chief Standing Bear in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. http://journalstar.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-standing-bear-cather-would-honor-state-at-us-capitol/article_be622ae0-8bd7-5375-b969-f04c23036488.html

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.

2018 Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy

The 2018 Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy will be June 24-29 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The deadline to apply is May 25. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Keep Calm and Walk On classes to start March 19 in Norfolk

Beginning March 19 in Norfolk, the Diabetes Program will offer a 6-week walking class to help participants gear up for the April 28 Walk/Run and Powwow. Weekly incentives will be given to participants who attend 3 or more classes a week. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

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

“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/

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

Tribal member survey about Ponca gaming project (Member Login Required to Access)
Sorry, but you do not have permission to view this content.

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 […]

Health screening scheduled in Sioux City, Niobrara

Health screenings have been scheduled for April 25 in Sioux City and April 27 in Niobrara.

Nebraska Legislature passes bill to place Standing Bear statue at U.S. Capitol

The Nebraska Legislature has passed LB 807, which will place a statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear at the U.S. Capitol. The vote was 47-1 in favor of replacing statues of William Jennings Bryan and J. Sterling Morton with Chief Standing Bear and Willa Cather.

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 Council passes resolution for National Day of Awareness

The Ponca Tribal Council recently passed a resolution proclaiming May 5, 2018 as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native American Woman and Girls. Visit the tribe’s website for a calendar listing and information about events that will be taking place at various tribal offices in recognition of the day. Click here to […]

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 […]

Circle of Elders Gathering set for April 26 in Norfolk

There will be a Circle of Elders Gathering from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at the Ponca Transit Facility in Norfolk. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

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

Bill to place a statue of Chief Standing Bear in the U.S. Capitol moves on to second round debate

A bill that would place a statue of Chief Standing Bear at the U.S. Capitol has moved on to second-round debate in the Nebraska State Senate. http://journalstar.com/legislature/nebraska-one-step-closer-to-replacing-statues-in-national-statuary/article_360a76ea-17c7-5fc1-8daa-b86033ac0f0c.html   Nebraska State Senators moved one step closer yesterday to a statue of Chief Standing Bear in the U.S. Capitol becoming a reality. http://www.omaha.com/news/legislature/bill-to-swap-bryan-morton-statues-at-u-s-capitol/article_d11c2d45-ecbb-59ed-9f8c-a0c551e1f5de.html

Domestic Violence Program to host special movie event May 4 in Norfolk

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Domestic Violence program will be hosting a special movie event Friday, May 4th at 5 p.m., at the Ponca Tribe office in Norfolk Nebraska, in recognition of the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native American Women and Girls.  Click here to view the flyer.

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 […]

Ponca Professional Enrichment Program set to kick off

The tribe is getting ready to kick of the Ponca Professional Enrichment Program designed to increase the academic, professional and career success of Native Americans ages 14-18. If you are interested in participating, please contact any of the people on the flyer for more information. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Domestic Violence program to host May 3 event in Lincoln

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Domestic Violence program will be hosting an event Thursday, May 3rd at noon, at the Ponca Tribe office in Lincoln Nebraska, in recognition of the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native American Women and Girls.  Click here to view the flyer.

Domestic Violence Program to host May 4 event in Niobrara

In recognition of the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls, the tribe’s Domestic Violence Program will be hosting a special event that will include the showing of the documentary “Silent No More.” Click here to see the flyer for more details.

May 16 deadline for Ponca military veterans to submit information

There is a May 16 deadline for tribal members who are military veterans or are currently serving in the military to submit their information to the Culture Department. Click here to view the flyer for specific details.

Presentation on Sexual Assault Awareness Month to be held April 20th

All are welcome to attend a presentation at the Niobrara Ponca Tribe Headquarters in observance of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Tribe will be showing the documentary, “Rape on the Reservation.” Click HERE to view the flyer.

Lincoln Journal Star editorial supports placing Chief Standing Bear statue in U.S. Capitol

Here is a link to an editorial that appeared in the March 4 edition of the Lincoln Journal Star and is supportive of placing a statue of Chief Standing Bear in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. http://journalstar.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-standing-bear-cather-would-honor-state-at-us-capitol/article_be622ae0-8bd7-5375-b969-f04c23036488.html

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.

2018 Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy

The 2018 Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy will be June 24-29 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The deadline to apply is May 25. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Keep Calm and Walk On classes to start March 19 in Norfolk

Beginning March 19 in Norfolk, the Diabetes Program will offer a 6-week walking class to help participants gear up for the April 28 Walk/Run and Powwow. Weekly incentives will be given to participants who attend 3 or more classes a week. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

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

“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/

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