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Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

2523 Woodbine St
Niobrara, NE 68760

(20 Miles Away)
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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

Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know....Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.

-- George Kneller