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Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

2523 Woodbine St
Niobrara, NE 68760

(44 Miles Away - Go to: Niobrara, NE Financial Assistance)

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(402) 857-3391


ENROLLMENT SERVICES processes enrollment applications, conducts verification for Tribal Council Approval, and provides authorization passwords for the member website; call the Enrollment Specialist at (402) 857-3391

CULTURE DEPARTMENT aims to restore and preserve traditions, customs, language, and history; museum and archives, research assistance on Ponca history and genealogy; outreach education and presentations are available, as are guided tours of the Earth Lodge, Powwow Grounds, Native Garden, and National Historically Registered Community Building; call the Cultural Director at (402) 857-3519

PONCA LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION classes held at various times throughout the year; call the Cultural Director at (402) 857-3519

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM offers radon testing, lead testing, and mold assessments; call the Environmental Specialist at (402) 857-3391

BUFFALO PROGRAM serves to restore and sustain the buffalo on Ponca lands; program also provides meat distribution to the public as available; call the Director at (402) 857-3391

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY provides crisis/emergency services for victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; services include case management, shelter referral and placement, protection order applications, legal/court advocacy, and initial financial assistance during an emergency (based on availability of funding - might include legal fees, rent/utility assistance, diapers, lock changes, food, etc.); call (402) 857-3341

CASE MANAGERS assist families and individuals experiencing a personal crisis; information and referrals provided for a variety of needs; direct services include budgeting, funeral assistance, elder care services, and application/forms assistance for tribal and government programs; call the Social Services Case Managers at (402) 857-3341

ASSISTANCE FOR FAMILIES provides advocacy for families with government agencies, Child Protective Services, courts, probation, foster placements, etc., parenting skills development, home visits, and court recommendations; transportation is available to and from appointments as outlined in state and/or Tribal case plans; includes transportation for employment, housing, behavioral health services, referrals, court, DHHS, and other agencies; transportation requires 24 hour notice and is based on availability; call the Social Services Case Managers at (402) 857-3341

Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm; Tribal Court Administrator 8 am-12 noon

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-- Mal Pancoast