Nebraska Tribes Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at State Capitol

Oct 11, 2021

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Nebraska’s four Native American tribes took part in a special celebration at the state Capitol in Lincoln today for Indigenous Peoples Day.   

Nebraska Sen. Pansing Brooks and Chairwoman of the Winnebago Tribe Victoria Kitcheyan
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One of the speakers at the event was the Chairwoman of the Winnebago Tribe Victoria Kitcheyan

"We have an opportunity to educate our friends, neighbors, and relatives in the teaching of the Ho-Chunk People, The Ponca People, Omaha Nation, and Santee Sioux Tribe."

Flags honoring Nebraska’s four Native American tribes were presented by tribal leaders for displayed in the Warner Legislative Chamber.   

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After a powwow exhibition, a sculpture of the first Native American doctor in the United States, Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte was unveiled with members of her family in attendance.

Dr. La Flesch Picotte was born in 1865 on the Omaha She opened the first Native American hospital in Walthill, Nebraska, where work is being done to restore the National Historic Landmark into a community center and medical clinic.

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