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The 10th Biennial Chief Standing Breakfast Commemoration honors and celebrates Ponca Chief Standing Bear’s enduring message of “Equality before the Law” on the 138th Anniversary of the Standing Bear v. Crook decision.
The theme of this year’s event is “Warriors for their People,” and in addition to commemorating the story of Chief Standing Bear, it will recognize the story and contributions of Omaha Tribal member Dr. Susan LaFlesche, the first Native doctor in the United States.
This year’s event will feature keynote speaker actor and activist Irene Bedard. The event will also include awarding of the Chief Standing Bear Humanitarian Award, Organizational awards, entertainment, and readings by McDonalds essay contest winners.
Sponsers of this event are:
Eileen Ryan- Private Donor
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Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs
The Commission on Indian Affairs was established in 1971 and consists of 14 Indian commissioners appointed by the Governor. Additionally, the commission has four "ex-officio" member representing the Pawnee tribe, Oglala Sioux, Ioway, Sac and Fox. The commission's statutory mission is "to do all things which it may determine to enhance the cause of Indian rights and to develop solutions to problems common to all Nebraska Indians." It is the state liaison between the four headquarter tribes of the Omaha, Ponca, Santee Sioux and Winnebago Tribes of Nebraska. It helps ensure the sovereignty of both tribal and state governments are recognized and acted upon in a true government-to-government relationship. The commission serves off-reservation Indian communities by helping assure they are afforded the right to equitable opportunities in the areas of housing, employment, education, health care, economic development and human/civil rights within Nebraska. All goals of the commission are accomplished through advocacy, education and promotion of legislation.