NCIA Executive Director Meets with Senator Mike Johanns

09.22.14

NCIA Executive Director Judi M. gaiashkibos and her daughter Katie Brossy, an attorney at Akin Gump DC office serving as the pro bono legal consultant on the bill, met with Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns to discuss legislation to designate the Chief Standing Bear Trail as a National Historic… [ Read More ]

Chief Standing Bear: Retracing the Steps of a Civil Rights Leader

09.17.14

Mike Johanns 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. In an Omaha court room, Ponca Chief Standing Bear argued that Native Americans are people and should have equal protections… [ Read More ]

Retracing steps of great Ponca Chief Standing Bear

09.02.14

Mike Johanns Nebraska View 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. In an Omaha courtroom, Ponca Chief Standing Bear argued that Native Americans are people and should have equal… [ Read More ]