As Americans, it is indeed important to remember the role tribes and their leaders have played in our collective history.
Forced out of his people's homelands by the United States, Ponca Chief Standing Bear ended up becoming one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders.
A statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear will be on display for years to come, and I encourage Nebraskans to look for it when they next visit the U.S. Capitol.
Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is sending a strong but simple message to the developers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
As a light rain turned the soil beneath their feet soft, water protectors and farmers stepped forward from a long line and dropped corn seeds on Ponca land in Nebraska.
Resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline continues on ancestral tribal land in Nebraska.
A bill that recognizes the removal and resilience of the Ponca people is seeing movement in the 116th Congress.
Two weeks into a disaster, tribal communities are still feeling the effects of heavy snowfall and historic flooding.
Tribal communities in Nebraska and South Dakota continue to deal with the effects of unprecedented flooding.
The Santee Sioux Tribe, hit hard by flooding, needs bottled water and baby supplies, Chairman Roger Trudell said as additional donations flowed to the reservation.
In the wake of unprecedented flooding, the Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking donations of bottled water and baby supplies, even as it continues to make repairs to damaged infrastructure.
Native activists are celebrating after a judge blocked certain pre-construction activities on the Keystone XL Pipeline, including work on controversial man camps that are linked to crimes against Native women.
Chief Standing Bear is once again watching over his people in Nebraska.
The Keystone XL Pipeline comes within 25 miles of the burial site of Standing Bear, a famed leader of the Ponca Tribe.
Construction-related activities show the Keystone XL Pipeline is closer to becoming a reality despite opposition in Indian Country.
For the fifth year, farmers, friends, family and Native people planted Ponca sacred corn in the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is poised to see another day thanks to new developments on Capitol Hill.
The Ponca Tribe is moving forward with a $26 million health, governmental, cultural and community complex in Omaha, Nebraska.
The recent federal government shutdown exposed shortcomings within the Indian health care system, including the vulnerability of tribal health care programs.
The Canadian firm behind the Keystone XL Pipeline remains committed to the controversial project amid opposition in Indian Country.
The Ponca Tribe's Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center is poised for a big move in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion renewed opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline after regulators in Nebraska approved a route for the controversial project.
Reaction from Indian Country was strong and swift as tribes and tribal citizens criticized the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate has once again been impacted by a large spill of oil from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota.
The story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is, in many ways, the story of a father’s love for his son.
Like many tribes who entered into negotiations with the United States, the Ponca made the fatal mistake of relinquishing their equal status as treaty partners.
Even back in 1881, and it is still true to this day, the best friend the tribes of North America ever had was a White person of impassioned conscience.
A unique alliance among tribes, ranchers, and other landowners in Nebraska regroups to resist fossil fuel development like the Keystone XL.
The route crosses the Ponca Tribe's trail of forced removal and the Yankton Sioux Tribe's ancestral territory.
Indian Country thought the controversial project was dead until President Donald Trump revived it just four days after taking office.
The federal government forced the tribe to leave its homelands in Nebraska to present-day Oklahoma.
More than 1,500 landowners received offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations and they have until October 6 to accept.
The tribe would only be the third in Oklahoma to participate in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals lost its license in Oklahoma after failing to report the sales of the drugs to entities licensed by the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.
The Cabazon Band, the Fond du Lac Band, the Ponca Tribe, the Quinault Nation and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are joining the effort.
The Seminole Nation completed its cemetery in November 2014 and the Ponca Tribe is completing work on its cemetery.
Members of six tribes are meeting to discuss ways to preserve their closely-related languages.
The 230-acre property will be used for the proposed Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, the route that traces the forced removal of the tribe.
The young tribal members accepted the Generation Indigenous challenge and created the Ponca Pantry to collect food, clothing and other items for elders.
The symposium set for May 14-15 incorporates the commission’s Standing Bear Breakfast and will be informative for anyone concerned about the future wellbeing of Natives in the Great Plains.
It's not clear who is behind the account or whether it is linked to the Republican candidate's campaign.
In 1877, Standing Bear led his people on a forced march to Oklahoma from their home in northeast Nebraska.
One of the most significant places of beauty and history in our state is located along the Big Sioux River in the northwest corner of Iowa.
Rep. Ponka-we Victors (D) is serving her third term in the Kansas Legislature.
Two men with the same name served as Indian agents but only one oversaw the forced removal of Chief Standing Bear and the Ponca Tribe.
The bills affect an Alaska Native corporation, the Hualapai Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.
The new leader previously served two terms in office.
The grants were awarded to 90 tribes in nearly two dozen states, including Alaska.
The new building is more than twice the size of the old headquarters.
An imprisoned Native American chief, an unlikely cadre of Nebraskans and a harrowing journey led to one of America’s earliest civil rights victories 135 years ago.
The Harvest the Hope Concert will benefit Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Cowboy Indian Alliance.
The Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail traces the forced removal and return of the Ponca Tribe to Nebraska.
The museum is inside a building that was constructed tribal members in 1936.
Kevin Abourezk reports on efforts to designate a trail that follows the forced removal and return of the Ponca Tribe to Nebraska.