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Elder Abuse Awareness event set for June 14 in Norfolk

There will be an Elder Abuse Awareness event from noon to 2 p.m. June 14 at the Ponca Transit Facility in Norfolk. This event will coincide with the weekly Elders meal. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Tribal member survey about Ponca gaming project (Member Login Required to Access)
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Ponca Fireworks will be open in Carter Lake and Crofton

Ponca Fireworks once again will give you the chance to stock up on your 4th of July needs in Carter Lake and Crofton. Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members will receive a 20% discount on the fireworks. The Carter Lake location at 1001 Avenue H will be open June 22- July 4. Hours will be 10 […]

Event to raise awareness about Elder abuse set for June 15 in Niobrara

There will be an event June 15 at Tribal Headquarters in Niobrara to raise awareness about Elder abuse. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

8th Annual Dhegiha Language Conference scheduled for July 26-27 in Oklahoma

The 8th Annual Dhegiha Language Conference will be July 26-27 at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Oklahoma. Click her for more information and to access the registration form.

Circle of Elders Gathering set for May 29 in Omaha

There will be a Circle of Elders Gathering from noon to 2 p.m. May 29 at the Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center in Omaha. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Circle of Youth dancing June 9 in Seward

Members of the Circle of Youth will be sharing their culture by dancing June 9 at the bandshell in Seward, NE. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

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 […]

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 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 […]

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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 […]

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.

“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

Elder Abuse Awareness event set for June 14 in Norfolk

There will be an Elder Abuse Awareness event from noon to 2 p.m. June 14 at the Ponca Transit Facility in Norfolk. This event will coincide with the weekly Elders meal. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

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

Ponca Fireworks will be open in Carter Lake and Crofton

Ponca Fireworks once again will give you the chance to stock up on your 4th of July needs in Carter Lake and Crofton. Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members will receive a 20% discount on the fireworks. The Carter Lake location at 1001 Avenue H will be open June 22- July 4. Hours will be 10 […]

Event to raise awareness about Elder abuse set for June 15 in Niobrara

There will be an event June 15 at Tribal Headquarters in Niobrara to raise awareness about Elder abuse. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

8th Annual Dhegiha Language Conference scheduled for July 26-27 in Oklahoma

The 8th Annual Dhegiha Language Conference will be July 26-27 at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Oklahoma. Click her for more information and to access the registration form.

Circle of Elders Gathering set for May 29 in Omaha

There will be a Circle of Elders Gathering from noon to 2 p.m. May 29 at the Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center in Omaha. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

Circle of Youth dancing June 9 in Seward

Members of the Circle of Youth will be sharing their culture by dancing June 9 at the bandshell in Seward, NE. Click here to see the flyer for more details.

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 […]

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 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 […]

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

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 […]

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.

“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