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Rep. Tom Cole: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
Rep. Tom Cole: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month (November 4, 2019)

As Americans, it is indeed important to remember the role tribes and their leaders have played in our collective history.


Ponca Chief Standing Bear completes one last journey of triumph
Ponca Chief Standing Bear completes one last journey of triumph (September 23, 2019)

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.


Gov. Pete Ricketts: Standing tall for justice in the US Capitol
Gov. Pete Ricketts: Standing tall for justice in the US Capitol (September 20, 2019)

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.


Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines
Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines (September 4, 2019)

The Indigenous battles against Keystone XL and Dakota Access have finally emerged as a critical component of the 2020 presidential campaign.


House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills
House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills (June 17, 2019)

Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


'Not welcome': Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe bars Keystone XL workers from reservation
'Not welcome': Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe bars Keystone XL workers from reservation (June 12, 2019)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is sending a strong but simple message to the developers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


'Seeds of resistance': Ponca corn planted in path of Keystone XL Pipeline
'Seeds of resistance': Ponca corn planted in path of Keystone XL Pipeline (June 10, 2019)

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.


Native Sun News Today: Ponca tribes meet again for sacred corn ceremony
Native Sun News Today: Ponca tribes meet again for sacred corn ceremony (June 6, 2019)

Resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline continues on ancestral tribal land in Nebraska.


Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail bill up for first hearing
Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail bill up for first hearing (May 21, 2019)

A bill that recognizes the removal and resilience of the Ponca people is seeing movement in the 116th Congress.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe declares emergency amid unprecedented flooding
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe declares emergency amid unprecedented flooding (March 27, 2019)

Two weeks into a disaster, tribal communities are still feeling the effects of heavy snowfall and historic flooding.


'We barely made it out': Tribal families hit hard by historic flooding
'We barely made it out': Tribal families hit hard by historic flooding (March 27, 2019)

Tribal communities in Nebraska and South Dakota continue to deal with the effects of unprecedented flooding.


Santee Sioux Tribe welcomes additional donations as flood relief efforts continue
Santee Sioux Tribe welcomes additional donations as flood relief efforts continue (March 22, 2019)

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.


Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding
Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding (March 19, 2019)

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.


Judge blocks pre-construction activities for Keystone XL Pipeline
Judge blocks pre-construction activities for Keystone XL Pipeline (December 10, 2018)

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.


'Termination is here': Tribes rally against Trump administration
'Termination is here': Tribes rally against Trump administration (November 14, 2018)

Tribal leaders are calling on Congress to repudiate the Trump administration in light of recent decisions that undermine the federal government's trust relationship.


'An answer to our prayers': Trump takes hit on Keystone XL Pipeline
'An answer to our prayers': Trump takes hit on Keystone XL Pipeline (August 17, 2018)

The Trump administration must conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL Pipeline in response to a lawsuit filed by Native activists.


'It honors all of our people': Ponca Tribe dedicates statue of Chief Standing Bear
'It honors all of our people': Ponca Tribe dedicates statue of Chief Standing Bear (August 13, 2018)

Chief Standing Bear is once again watching over his people in Nebraska.


Keystone XL Pipeline advances despite incomplete surveys of tribal sites
Keystone XL Pipeline advances despite incomplete surveys of tribal sites (July 31, 2018)

The Keystone XL Pipeline comes within 25 miles of the burial site of Standing Bear, a famed leader of the Ponca Tribe.


'We will be waiting': Tribes remain opposed to Keystone XL Pipeline
'We will be waiting': Tribes remain opposed to Keystone XL Pipeline (July 17, 2018)

Construction-related activities show the Keystone XL Pipeline is closer to becoming a reality despite opposition in Indian Country.


Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline
Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline (June 15, 2018)

Two tribes have lost a legal challenge to the Keystone XL Pipeline as others try a new approach in hopes of blocking the controversial project.


Ponca tribes reclaim ancestral land along Trail of Tears in Nebraska
Ponca tribes reclaim ancestral land along Trail of Tears in Nebraska (June 12, 2018)

For the fifth year, farmers, friends, family and Native people planted Ponca sacred corn in the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running
Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running (February 7, 2018)

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is poised to see another day thanks to new developments on Capitol Hill.


Ponca Tribe secures key permit for big development in Nebraska
Ponca Tribe secures key permit for big development in Nebraska (February 6, 2018)

The Ponca Tribe is moving forward with a $26 million health, governmental, cultural and community complex in Omaha, Nebraska.


Shutdown ends but the battle for Indian health care funding continues
Shutdown ends but the battle for Indian health care funding continues (January 23, 2018)

The recent federal government shutdown exposed shortcomings within the Indian health care system, including the vulnerability of tribal health care programs.


TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition
TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition (January 18, 2018)

The Canadian firm behind the Keystone XL Pipeline remains committed to the controversial project amid opposition in Indian Country.


Ponca Tribe prepares for brighter future with plans for $26 million health center
Ponca Tribe prepares for brighter future with plans for $26 million health center (December 6, 2017)

The Ponca Tribe's Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center is poised for a big move in Omaha, Nebraska.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline
Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline (December 5, 2017)

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.


Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved
Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved (November 20, 2017)

Reaction from Indian Country was strong and swift as tribes and tribal citizens criticized the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.


Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate concerned about massive spill of oil from Keystone Pipeline
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate concerned about massive spill of oil from Keystone Pipeline (November 17, 2017)

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate has once again been impacted by a large spill of oil from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota.


'An Indian man is on the mall' -- Statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is unveiled
'An Indian man is on the mall' -- Statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is unveiled (November 10, 2017)

The story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is, in many ways, the story of a father’s love for his son.


Native Sun News Today: Ponca Tribe struggled to survive in face of broken treaty
Native Sun News Today: Ponca Tribe struggled to survive in face of broken treaty (November 8, 2017)

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.


Native Sun News Today: Looking back at the tribes featured in 'Century of Dishonor' book
Native Sun News Today: Looking back at the tribes featured in 'Century of Dishonor' book (October 30, 2017)

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.


YES! Magazine: Ponca Tribe starts 273-mile march on trail of tears
YES! Magazine: Ponca Tribe starts 273-mile march on trail of tears (May 1, 2017)

A unique alliance among tribes, ranchers, and other landowners in Nebraska regroups to resist fossil fuel development like the Keystone XL.


Two tribes granted role in Keystone XL Pipeline review in Nebraska
Two tribes granted role in Keystone XL Pipeline review in Nebraska (April 3, 2017)

The route crosses the Ponca Tribe's trail of forced removal and the Yankton Sioux Tribe's ancestral territory.


Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline
Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline (March 24, 2017)

'Here we are again,' said Chairman Larry Wright of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.


Keystone XL Pipeline route crosses path of Ponca Tribe's forced removal
Keystone XL Pipeline route crosses path of Ponca Tribe's forced removal (March 23, 2017)

Indian Country thought the controversial project was dead until President Donald Trump revived it just four days after taking office.


Ponca Tribe hosts 282-mile walk to retrace trail of forced removal
Ponca Tribe hosts 282-mile walk to retrace trail of forced removal (March 21, 2017)

The federal government forced the tribe to leave its homelands in Nebraska to present-day Oklahoma.


Ponca Tribe landowners see $7M in offers through Cobell program
Ponca Tribe landowners see $7M in offers through Cobell program (August 18, 2016)

More than 1,500 landowners received offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations and they have until October 6 to accept.


Muscogee Nation looking to sign Cobell land buy-back agreement
Muscogee Nation looking to sign Cobell land buy-back agreement (February 1, 2016)

The tribe would only be the third in Oklahoma to participate in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


Company sold large number of painkillers to Oklahoma tribes
Company sold large number of painkillers to Oklahoma tribes (November 3, 2015)

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.


DOI signs five more cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program
DOI signs five more cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program (September 15, 2015)

The Cabazon Band, the Fond du Lac Band, the Ponca Tribe, the Quinault Nation and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are joining the effort.


Oklahoma tribes receive VA grants for veterans cemeteries
Oklahoma tribes receive VA grants for veterans cemeteries (August 18, 2015)

The Seminole Nation completed its cemetery in November 2014 and the Ponca Tribe is completing work on its cemetery.


Quapaw Tribe hosts relatives for annual language conference
Quapaw Tribe hosts relatives for annual language conference (July 30, 2015)

Members of six tribes are meeting to discuss ways to preserve their closely-related languages.


Ponca Tribe reclaims small part of ancestral territory in Nebraska
Ponca Tribe reclaims small part of ancestral territory in Nebraska (July 28, 2015)

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.


Ponca Tribe sends twelve youth to White House conference
Ponca Tribe sends twelve youth to White House conference (June 30, 2015)

The young tribal members accepted the Generation Indigenous challenge and created the Ponca Pantry to collect food, clothing and other items for elders.


Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska symposium focuses on Native issues
Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska symposium focuses on Native issues (May 5, 2015)

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.


Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on Twitter
Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on Twitter (April 13, 2015)

It's not clear who is behind the account or whether it is linked to the Republican candidate's campaign.


Kevin Abourezk: Students retrace journey of Chief Standing Bear
Kevin Abourezk: Students retrace journey of Chief Standing Bear (March 30, 2015)

In 1877, Standing Bear led his people on a forced march to Oklahoma from their home in northeast Nebraska.


Opinion: Blood Run landmark a place of reverence for area tribes
Opinion: Blood Run landmark a place of reverence for area tribes (January 22, 2015)

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.


Indian lawmaker in Kansas sworn into office in traditional wear
Indian lawmaker in Kansas sworn into office in traditional wear (January 14, 2015)

Rep. Ponka-we Victors (D) is serving her third term in the Kansas Legislature.


Kevin Abourezk: A mystery of Indian agents with same name
Kevin Abourezk: A mystery of Indian agents with same name (November 26, 2014)

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.


House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills
House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills (November 21, 2014)

The bills affect an Alaska Native corporation, the Hualapai Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.


Larry Wright returns to chair's post at Ponca Tribe in Nebraska
Larry Wright returns to chair's post at Ponca Tribe in Nebraska (November 6, 2014)

The new leader previously served two terms in office.


HUD awards $60M in community development grants to tribes
HUD awards $60M in community development grants to tribes (October 8, 2014)

The grants were awarded to 90 tribes in nearly two dozen states, including Alaska.


Ponca Tribe takes down old headquarters and readies new home
Ponca Tribe takes down old headquarters and readies new home (September 30, 2014)

The new building is more than twice the size of the old headquarters.


Mike Johanns: Retracing steps of great Ponca Chief Standing Bear
Mike Johanns: Retracing steps of great Ponca Chief Standing Bear (August 29, 2014)

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.


Neil Young and Willie Nelson stage anti-Keystone benefit show
Neil Young and Willie Nelson stage anti-Keystone benefit show (August 18, 2014)

The Harvest the Hope Concert will benefit Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Cowboy Indian Alliance.


Support grows for trail to recognize forced march of Ponca Tribe
Support grows for trail to recognize forced march of Ponca Tribe (August 1, 2014)

The Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail traces the forced removal and return of the Ponca Tribe to Nebraska.


Ponca Tribe museum features headdress worn by Standing Bear
Ponca Tribe museum features headdress worn by Standing Bear (July 8, 2014)

The museum is inside a building that was constructed tribal members in 1936.


Kevin Abourezk: Bill to recognize forced march of Ponca Tribe
Kevin Abourezk: Bill to recognize forced march of Ponca Tribe (June 24, 2014)

Kevin Abourezk reports on efforts to designate a trail that follows the forced removal and return of the Ponca Tribe to Nebraska.