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Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved
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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
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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
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'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
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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
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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
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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
Environment | National | Politics
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
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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
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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
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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
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
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
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
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
Health | Law | National
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
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
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
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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
Education | National
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
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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
Health | National
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
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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
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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
Education | National
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
Environment | Opinion
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
Politics
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
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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
Environment | Politics
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
Politics
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
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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
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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
Opinion
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
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
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
Environment | National | Politics
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
Education | National
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.

Editorial: Ponca Tribe makes strides in boosting health service
Health | Opinion
Editorial: Ponca Tribe makes strides in boosting health service (June 16, 2014)
Nebraska newspaper praises the Ponca Tribe for tackling behavioral health issues.

Ponca Tribe aims to move into new headquarters in early 2015
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Ponca Tribe aims to move into new headquarters in early 2015 (May 13, 2014)
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is building a new headquarters.

Gloria Hamilton: Chief Standing Bear stood up for human rights
Opinion
Gloria Hamilton: Chief Standing Bear stood up for human rights (May 12, 2014)
Gloria Hamilton, the culture director for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, explains the significance of Chief Standing Bear.

Meet Native America: Judi Gaiashkibos of Nebraska commission
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Meet Native America: Judi Gaiashkibos of Nebraska commission (May 9, 2014)
The National Museum of the American Indian continues its Meet Native America series with Judi M. Gaiashkibos, the executive director of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs.

Ponca Tribe to host swearing-in ceremony for appellate court
Law
Ponca Tribe to host swearing-in ceremony for appellate court (February 5, 2014)
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is establishing an appellate court.

Carter Camp, Ponca activist at Wounded Knee 1973, passes
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Carter Camp, Ponca activist at Wounded Knee 1973, passes (January 3, 2014)
Carter Camp, a member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma who was a leader of the 1973 occupation at Wounded Knee in South Dakota, passed on.

Support grows for trail to recognize forced removal of Ponca Tribe
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Support grows for trail to recognize forced removal of Ponca Tribe (December 3, 2013)
Support is growing for the designation of a trail that will recognize the forced removal of the Ponca Tribe.

Magazine: Ponca Spiritual Camp opposes Keystone Pipeline
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Magazine: Ponca Spiritual Camp opposes Keystone Pipeline (November 26, 2013)
Members of the Ponca Tribe held a Spiritual Camp in Nebraska to oppose the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.

Jeremy Wright: Ponca Tribe wants to work with communities
Opinion | Trust
Jeremy Wright: Ponca Tribe wants to work with communities (November 13, 2013)
Jeremy Wright, the vice chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, dispels misconceptions about economic development efforts.

City challenges BIA over trust land acquisition for Ponca Tribe
Business | Trust
City challenges BIA over trust land acquisition for Ponca Tribe (November 8, 2013)
The city of Bloomfield, Nebraska, is disputing a trust land acquisition for the Ponca Tribe.

Ponca Tribe runs into opposition to land-into-trust application
Trust
Ponca Tribe runs into opposition to land-into-trust application (November 5, 2013)
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is seeing opposition to its land-into-trust application.

Tribes and Alaska Natives help promote health   care   insurance
Health
Tribes and Alaska Natives help promote health care insurance (September 19, 2013)
Tribes and Alaska Natives are helping promote health care insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

Charges for death of Ponca Tribe domestic violence director
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Charges for death of Ponca Tribe domestic violence director (August 29, 2013)
Two people have been charged in connection with the death of Janett Reyna, who was the domestic violence services director for the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma.

Man sought in death of Ponca Tribe domestic violence director
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Man sought in death of Ponca Tribe domestic violence director (August 20, 2013)
Janett Reyna, the domestic violence services director for the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, was laid to rest on Friday.

Ponca Tribe breaks ground on  $3.5M  transit  service building
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Ponca Tribe breaks ground on $3.5M transit service building (May 15, 2013)
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has started work on a $3.5 million facility for its transit service. The tribe will use the building to house the Ponca Express. The service...

Cherokee Nation joins wind farm project at    boarding school
Business | Environment
Cherokee Nation joins wind farm project at boarding school (May 15, 2013)
The Cherokee Nation has joined a wind energy project with four other Oklahoma tribes. The Cherokees will be working with the Kaw Nation, the Pawnee Nation, the Ponca Nation and...

Sarah Jumping Eagle: Keystone XL is the battle of our time
Opinion
Sarah Jumping Eagle: Keystone XL is the battle of our time (May 3, 2013)
On January 25, 2013, the Ihanktonwan Dakota and the Pawnee Nation signed a formal Treaty by which both Nations and another 131 supporting Native Nations dedicated themselves to resisting the Keystone pipeline.

Oklahoma tribes partner on wind farm  at old boarding school
Education | Environment
Oklahoma tribes partner on wind farm at old boarding school (May 1, 2013)
The Kaw Nation, the Pawnee Nation, the Ponca Nation and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe are working together on a wind farm at the site of the former Chilocco Indian School. The...

Nebraska tribes  renew historic  connection with Oklahoma tribe
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Nebraska tribes renew historic connection with Oklahoma tribe (April 8, 2013)
The Omaha Tribe, the Ponca Tribe and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe met in Nebraska on Saturday to renew their historic ties. The tribes once lived in the same area of Nebraska,...

Dwain Camp: Native nations and the rise of self-governance
Opinion
Dwain Camp: Native nations and the rise of self-governance (April 3, 2013)
Dwain Camp is an elder of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. The unmistakable resurgence of Native nations within the United States this past 40 years is often credited simply to...

Ponca Tribe promotes Chris Legband to executive director job
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Ponca Tribe promotes Chris Legband to executive director job (March 26, 2013)
The Ponca Tribe has promoted one of its own to the position of executive director. Chris Legband will manage daily affairs for the tribe. The tribe has service areas in...

Ceremony recognizes Council of Confederated Chilocco Tribes
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Ceremony recognizes Council of Confederated Chilocco Tribes (March 14, 2013)
A ceremony recognized the five tribes that make up the Council of Confederated Chilocco Tribes. Under an agreement with the council, Oklahoma State University's University Multispectral Laboratories has used the...

Kevin Abourezk:  Ponca Tribe passes   heritage  to  new generation
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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...

Ponca Tribe starts program to encourage youth to go to  college
Education | National
Ponca Tribe starts program to encourage youth to go to college (March 12, 2013)
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has launched a new program aimed at encouraging Indian students to go to college. The Native Youth Leadership Academy promotes leadership and cultural heritage. Participants...

Ponca Tribe  prepares to open convenience store on trust land
Business
Ponca Tribe prepares to open convenience store on trust land (September 25, 2012)
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is about to open its second convenience store. The White Eagle Express is located on trust land in Lincoln. It will offer food, soda and...

Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska tribes look to rebuild their economies
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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
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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...

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