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Kevin Abourezk: Indian Country can't be left behind in coronavirus crisis
Kevin Abourezk: Indian Country can't be left behind in coronavirus crisis (March 24, 2020)

It is morally wrong to continue to neglect the indigenous people of America who paid for their healthcare with the ceding of millions of acres of their land.


Kevin Abourezk: America still seems divided by race and politics
Kevin Abourezk: America still seems divided by race and politics (January 23, 2019)

So who is to blame for the clash of cultures on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?


Kevin Abourezk: 'Christmas in Whiteclay' tackles liquor problems
Kevin Abourezk: 'Christmas in Whiteclay' tackles liquor problems (December 14, 2015)

A story that activist Frank LaMere wrote about liquor problems in Whiteclay, Nebraska, has been set to music,


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.


UNITY hosts 'Empower Your Lakota Story' event in South Dakota
UNITY hosts 'Empower Your Lakota Story' event in South Dakota (April 30, 2015)

The regional media summit takes place Saturday, May 2, at the American Horse School on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Kevin Abourezk: Omaha language advocate passes on at age 58
Kevin Abourezk: Omaha language advocate passes on at age 58 (February 27, 2015)

Mark Awakuni-Swetland’s accomplishments were many and likely will have longstanding impact on the Omaha Tribe.


Kevin Abourezk: Lincoln Indian Center eyes $12M for new home
Kevin Abourezk: Lincoln Indian Center eyes $12M for new home (August 11, 2014)

Kevin Abourezk reports on plans by the Lincoln Indian Center to raise $12 million for a new building.


Kevin Abourezk: Omaha woman fights to keep custody of girls
Kevin Abourezk: Omaha woman fights to keep custody of girls (October 28, 2013)

Kevin Abourezk reports on Nebraska v. Elise M., an Indian Child Welfare Case involving a mother from the Omaha Tribe.


Kevin Abourezk: Oglala leader walks out of Whiteclay meeting
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala leader walks out of Whiteclay meeting (July 9, 2013)

Kevin Abourezk reports on a very short meeting between Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer and Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R).


Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska governor won't halt    Whiteclay liquor
Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska governor won't halt Whiteclay liquor (July 8, 2013)

Kevin Abourezk reports on Nebraska governor's comments regarding the sale of liquor in Whiteclay, a border town


Kevin Abourezk: Shelter for Indian youth to reopen in Nebraska
Kevin Abourezk: Shelter for Indian youth to reopen in Nebraska (July 5, 2013)

Kevin Abourezk reports on the reopening of a shelter for Indian youth in Nebraska.


Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska reaction to  decision in   ICWA   case
Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska reaction to decision in ICWA case (June 26, 2013)

Kevin Abourezk reports some Nebraska reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.


Kevin Abourezk: Activist arrested over Whiteclay incidents
Kevin Abourezk: Activist arrested over Whiteclay incidents (May 27, 2013)

Kevin Abourezk on efforts to address the sale of liquor in Whiteclay, Nebraska: Nebraska authorities arrested an activist seeking an end to alcohol sales in Whiteclay on Friday morning before...


Kevin Abourezk: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reclaims ancestors
Kevin Abourezk: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reclaims ancestors (May 15, 2013)

Kevin Abourezk reports on the repatriation efforts of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan: Charmaine Shawana plans to get up early Wednesday and drive nearly 12 hours west to...


Kevin Abourezk: Indian children overrepresented in foster care
Kevin Abourezk: Indian children overrepresented in foster care (April 16, 2013)

Native American children make up 6.5 percent of foster care population, Kevin Abourezk reports in The Lincoln Journal Star: In Nebraska, 352 Native children were in foster care as of...


Kevin Abourezk: Comedy team gets Native youth to open up
Kevin Abourezk: Comedy team gets Native youth to open up (April 4, 2013)

Kevin Abourezk reports on a visit by the 1491s to Nebraska: It’s 10 in the morning, and eight high school students won't speak. Dallas Goldtooth threatens them: “Someone start talking...


Kevin Abourezk:  Ponca Tribe passes   heritage  to  new generation
Kevin Abourezk: Ponca Tribe passes heritage to new generation (March 12, 2013)

Kevin Abourezk reports on efforts by the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska to ensure traditions are passed on to younger generations: This is their grandfather's song, and these are his...


Kevin Abourezk: Native women in Nebraska celebrate VAWA bill
Kevin Abourezk: Native women in Nebraska celebrate VAWA bill (March 1, 2013)

Native reporter Kevin Abourezk of The Lincoln Journal Star gets reaction from Native women advocates to the passage of S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act: "It's...


Kevin Abourezk: Interest still strong in Edward  Curtis photos
Kevin Abourezk: Interest still strong in Edward Curtis photos (February 18, 2013)

"This begins with a young boy with a big imagination and a thirst for the past. The young boy digs in his yard, spurred by knowledge that a tribal hunting...


Kevin Abourezk: Sherman Alexie entertains     Nebraska crowd
Kevin Abourezk: Sherman Alexie entertains Nebraska crowd (January 30, 2013)

"For Native author, comedian and filmmaker Sherman Alexie, getting off the point is the point. "Tangents are highly sacred among my tribe," he said, laughing. Perhaps as a way to...


Kevin Abourezk: Idle No More protest against Keystone XL
Kevin Abourezk: Idle No More protest against Keystone XL (January 29, 2013)

"Cowboys hats and shawls adorned a coalition of more than 100 ranchers and Native activists who gathered Monday at the state Capitol to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and show...


Kevin Abourezk:   Wounded Knee trials remembered in Nebraska
Kevin Abourezk: Wounded Knee trials remembered in Nebraska (October 30, 2012)

"Feb. 27, 1973, the day of the awakening. The day nearly 200 Native activists took over the village of Wounded Knee. The day the eyes of the nation became fixed...


Kevin Abourezk: Russell Means a  true  catalyst   in Indian Country
Kevin Abourezk: Russell Means a true catalyst in Indian Country (October 23, 2012)

"Growing up in a family steeped in Native activism, I learned at a young age about Russell Means' fight for the people. As a college student, I learned Means wasn't...


Kevin Abourezk: Winnebago  Tribe finds  success with business
Kevin Abourezk: Winnebago Tribe finds success with business (September 20, 2012)

"Lance Morgan posted a link on Facebook to a news story about his tribe’s new arena football team on Tuesday afternoon. Within two hours, a Native lawyer who had written...


Kevin Abourezk: Whiteclay protesters removed in horse trailer
Kevin Abourezk: Whiteclay protesters removed in horse trailer (August 28, 2012)

"A protest in the Nebraska border town of Whiteclay ended Sunday after officers used a horse trailer to move five protesters to a nearby town. Olowan Martinez, a Lakota woman...


Kevin Abourezk: Activists call for return of Black Hills to tribes
Kevin Abourezk: Activists call for return of Black Hills to tribes (August 24, 2012)

"Activists rallying at the state Capitol on Thursday called for the return of the Black Hills to the Lakota people and for support of a planned march to Whiteclay on...


Kevin Abourezk: Grant helps Indian center tackle youth suicide
Kevin Abourezk: Grant helps Indian center tackle youth suicide (August 2, 2012)

"Myron Long Soldier sees hope for Native youths in the Lakota sweat lodge ceremony, a purifying ritual that involves pouring water over scalding rocks inside a dome while praying and...


Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska tribes look to rebuild their economies
Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska tribes look to rebuild their economies (July 30, 2012)

"The Ponca Tribe isn’t the only tribe fighting for its people’s economic welfare. Tribes across the country have begun establishing economic development organizations designed to start businesses that can help...


Kevin Abourezk: Ponca Tribe opens first fireworks stand in Lincoln
Kevin Abourezk: Ponca Tribe opens first fireworks stand in Lincoln (July 3, 2012)

"Alyssa Chapman just couldn’t wait one more day to spend the money she had saved for fireworks. So, on Monday, she visited the only fireworks stand open in Lincoln. “I’m...


Kevin Abourezk: Winnebago Tribe slowly reclaiming land base
Kevin Abourezk: Winnebago Tribe slowly reclaiming land base (May 21, 2012)

"For more than 100 years, white farmers planted corn here, and corn stubble juts today from a tract northwest of Winnebago that the tribe bought in 1997. Tony Wood stood...


Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux Tribe amends Whiteclay lawsuit
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux Tribe amends Whiteclay lawsuit (April 4, 2012)

"The Oglala Sioux Tribe claims four beer stores in a small Nebraska town that collectively sell nearly 5 million cans of beer a year have created a public nuisance on...


Liquor from Whiteclay invades every aspect of reservation life
Liquor from Whiteclay invades every aspect of reservation life (March 6, 2012)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe hopes its federal lawsuit will stop the flow of alcohol from Whiteclay, Nebraska. Liquor is outlawed on the Pine Ridge Reservation but residents can go to...


Kevin Abourezk: Native women inspiring 'Native Daughters'
Kevin Abourezk: Native women inspiring 'Native Daughters' (February 27, 2012)

"Astrid Munn's life changed the day she met Danelle Smith, an attorney from the Winnebago Tribe who opened the Scottsbluff woman's eyes to the legal needs of Native women. Unsure...


Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks liquor sale limits
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks liquor sale limits (February 23, 2012)

"The Oglala Sioux Tribe is asking a federal court to limit alcohol sales in a small Nebraska town that sells nearly 5 million cans of beer a year. The tribe's...


Kevin Abourezk: Legal doubts in Oglala Sioux  Whiteclay suit
Kevin Abourezk: Legal doubts in Oglala Sioux Whiteclay suit (February 13, 2012)

"The Oglala Sioux Tribe filed a civil suit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Nebraska seeking $500 million from more than a dozen defendants, ranging from dusty beer shacks in...


Kevin Abourezk: Mary Lee Johns  fights $3.4B trust settlement
Kevin Abourezk: Mary Lee Johns fights $3.4B trust settlement (January 23, 2012)

"Mary Lee Johns isn't one to back down from a fight. So when she learned Friday that attorneys for plaintiffs in the largest government class-action settlement in American history had...


Kevin Abourezk: Native youth listen to Wounded Knee judge
Kevin Abourezk: Native youth listen to Wounded Knee judge (January 12, 2012)

"As the old judge spoke, the 17-year-old girl's eyes watered. Bianca White thought of her great-great-grandmother lying on that frozen ground, a victim of a massacre of more than 300...


Kevin Abourezk: Smoking cessation program geared to Natives
Kevin Abourezk: Smoking cessation program geared to Natives (December 5, 2011)

"Dale Leach II started smoking 21 years ago, when he was 15. He quit twice -- once for a year in 1989 and then for two years in 2005. But...


Kevin Abourezk: Program teaches Indian youth to become leaders
Kevin Abourezk: Program teaches Indian youth to become leaders (September 5, 2011)

"A padlock barred the seven Santee and Ponca students from entering the exhibit on Native people at the University of Nebraska State Museum. So they sat on benches in the...


Kevin Abourezk: Man seeks tribal clients for insurance business
Kevin Abourezk: Man seeks tribal clients for insurance business (August 1, 2011)

"When a Grand Island insurance agency declared bankruptcy in January 2009, Gary Shovlain feared he would lose his $3.7 million investment in First Americans Insurance Service. Now, two years later,...


Kevin Abourezk: Friends and family mourn loss of Native mom
Kevin Abourezk: Friends and family mourn loss of Native mom (July 12, 2011)

"At 6:30 Sunday morning, Yvette Taylor learned her sister, Crystal Canby, had died in a rollover crash in northeast Nebraska. Less than four hours later, Taylor gave birth to a...


Kevin Abourezk: Basketball coach connects to his Ponca roots
Kevin Abourezk: Basketball coach connects to his Ponca roots (July 11, 2011)

"Fred LeRoy handed the star blanket to Jai Steadman and reminded his nephew of his tribal roots. Back when buffalo still roamed the Great Plains, the Ponca people would bless...


Kevin Abourezk: Therapist to speak about historical trauma
Kevin Abourezk: Therapist to speak about historical trauma (June 2, 2011)

"A Yankton Sioux behavioral therapist will talk in Lincoln Friday about trauma experienced by Native people. Faith Spotted Eagle will speak from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Region V...


Kevin Abourezk: Ponca Tribe  pays tribute to community
Kevin Abourezk: Ponca Tribe pays tribute to community (May 31, 2011)

"A Milford woman made her a new dress. A local carpenter built a coffin, and the carpenter's wife cleaned her body. Prairie Flower's father, Ponca Chief Standing Bear, presided over...


Kevin Abourezk:   Chief Standing Bear Breakfast    in Nebraska
Kevin Abourezk: Chief Standing Bear Breakfast in Nebraska (May 23, 2011)

"As a child, he would walk with his grandfather across the prairie and along rivers on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation of South Dakota. Winter, spring, summer and fall, a...


Kevin Abourezk: Santee Sioux teen helps manage rez dogs
Kevin Abourezk: Santee Sioux teen helps manage rez dogs (May 17, 2011)

"Lila Mechaley knows wild dogs are a problem on the Santee Sioux Reservation. And despite her tribe's efforts to control feral dogs, she knows the Santee could use some support....


Kevin Abourezk: Justice Clarence Thomas talks to graduates
Law
Kevin Abourezk: Justice Clarence Thomas talks to graduates (May 9, 2011)

"In a speech peppered with references to war movies and historic war speeches, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told the University of Nebraska College of Law class of 2011...


Kevin Abourezk: Civil War and  tribal conflicts in Nebraska
Kevin Abourezk: Civil War and tribal conflicts in Nebraska (April 22, 2011)

"Like Sherman marching to the sea, settlers and miners flowing into Nebraska Territory angered the region's original inhabitants. Add to that the removal of most federal troops in the territory...


Kevin Abourezk: Bill authorizes tobacco compacts in Nebraska
Kevin Abourezk: Bill authorizes tobacco compacts in Nebraska (April 8, 2011)

"A bill that would create a process for the state of Nebraska to collect revenue from tribes for tobacco sales was forwarded out of the Revenue Committee Wednesday. A Winnebago...


Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska   returns seized tobacco to Ponca Tribe
Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska returns seized tobacco to Ponca Tribe (March 14, 2011)

"The Nebraska Department of Revenue will return nearly $14,000 worth of cigarettes seized last week from the Ponca Tribe, a tribal official said Monday. "I'm pretty stoked," said Ponca Chairwoman...


Kevin Abourezk: Chuck Trimble discusses the ongoing Indian wars
Kevin Abourezk: Chuck Trimble discusses the ongoing Indian wars (March 9, 2011)

"Chuck Trimble doesn't like Indian casinos -- not because he opposes them morally, but because he's not very lucky. He never witnessed abuse at the Native boarding school he attended....