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

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“When you are in doubt, be still, and wait…” – Chief White Eagle


February 2020
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Shoe Donations Requested for MMIR Walk/Run
Shoe Donations Requested for MMIR Walk/Run

Donate Your Old Shoes! The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska’s Domestic Violence Program is looking for donated shoes for the MMIR 5K Walk/Run Event that will be hosted in May. The shoes will be displayed…

Members Needed

As of January 10, 2010, tribal members are needed for the following boards: PONCA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BOARD The purposes and powers of the Ponca Economic Development Corporation ar…

NOTICE: All Tribal Members

LAW AND ORDER CODE REVISION Discussion on February 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. During Tribal Council Meeting The Tribal Council will be discussing amending the Law and Order Code. Please take your time t…

Native Americans most undercounted group on the U.S. census
Native Americans most undercounted group on the U.S. census

Native Americans, the census’ most undercounted racial group, fight for an accurate 2020 tally…

Chief Standing Bear Dedication Ceremony Video Now Online
Chief Standing Bear Dedication Ceremony Video Now Online

Dedication Ceremony for the Statue of Chief Standing Bear in Statuary Hall in Washington DC, September 18, 2019. Video courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives House Recording Studio. http…


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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