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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 May 1, at which time they will be evaluated for the safety of our tribal members.


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Tribal Elections Deadline
Tribal Elections Deadline

Reminder: Packet pickup deadline to run for Tribal Council is FRIDAY, May 29!Be ready for Tribal elections this fall! Are you registered to vote? Are you interested in running for Tribal Council? Lear…

Agency Grounds Closed for Construction

Please note that due to construction safety concerns, the Agency grounds are temporarily closed. The cemetery is open for visitation.

Resolution 20-37: Title V – Housing Authority

The proposed amendments to the Law & Order Code Title V – Housing Authority was placed on the May 4, 2020 Tribal Council Agenda to allow comments from the public and on May 11, 2020 and May 18, 20…


There is a vacancy on the PowWow Committee for a term expiring on 9/30/2021. Letters of interest are being accepted at this time. Committee members are paid a $250.00 stipend plus mileage reimbursemen…

Class of 2020 Recognition
Class of 2020 Recognition

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska would like to honor all 2020 graduates throughout the nation in a special section in our June 2020 newsletter. Please send a high-resolution photo with name and school o…


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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