The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

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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.   

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."

This week on The Exchange, we confront Iowa's doctor shortage and take a look at some local efforts to promote healthy living.  

We also hear about a new youth orchestra program put together by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra.

And we talk with Russ Wooley about a new play at Lamb Regional Theater that will be presented through Saturday, May 22nd. 

This week on The Exchange, we hear the story of Ponca tribe chief Standing Bear. Siouxland Public Media and Small Wonders' Jim Schaap has been telling Standing Bear's story in a four-part series. We will hear that series today.