The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska’s Youth Council exists to build our youth into being our leaders someday. We work hard to serve the tribe and fund projects that are considered “gaps” in services. We like to focus our projects on serving our fellow youth, our elders, and tribal members in need.

Meetings and agendas will be announced here. Minutes from past meetings can be found in the archives

The Youth Council can be reached at


May 14, 2023 (Lifesize)
8 a.m.

Youth Council Members

Maci Schott (Chair)
Ben Schott (Secretary)
Taya Lehman (Vice Chair)
Tanner Oestreich
Sophia Hegstrom (Treasurer)
Claudia Villegas


Read the Youth Council Bylaws.