The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska’s Education Department was first established in 1992. From 1992-93, the BIA managed the department. Then in 1994, the Tribe gained control of its own funds and implemented three programs within the department: Higher Education, Adult Vocational Training and the Direct Employment Program. While the Direct Employment Program would end in 2002, additional programs were established. These include the General Educational Department Program (1996), Masters Program, and our Youth Initiatives Program, with the latter two programs established during the 1997-98 school year.
Funds to administer the Tribe’s Department of Education (DOE) are allocated through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
2021 High School Graduates: PTN-enrolled senior high school students are eligible to receive $500 as part of the Youth Initiatives Program Senior Incentive. The deadline to submit is July 31. Please contact Pat or Aubrey in the Education Department for assistance.
Pat Eichberger, Director of Education
Aubrey Knudsen, Education Administrative Assistant
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Department of Education
1800 Syracuse Avenue
Norfolk NE 68701