NORFOLK, Neb. – Northeast Community College is recognizing Nebraska’s four federally-recognized tribes with a special flag display.
The presentation, located in the upper-level atrium in the College’s new Union 73, features flags of the Omaha Nation of Nebraska and Iowa, Ponca, Santee Sioux, and Winnebago tribes. Pam Saalfeld, director of the Office for Global and Multicultural Engagement at Northeast, said the exhibit is in celebration of Native American Heritage Month and will remain on display through the month of November.
“It’s important to commemorate and celebrate the diversity that is all around us,” Saalfeld said. “This is a small but, we hope, appropriate way to honor those indigenous people from Nebraska and Iowa tribes, all of which are some part of Northeast’s 20-county service area.”
The flags are the same ones most recently installed as a permanent display in the Nebraska State Capitol. A ceremony to install the flags was held in Lincoln on Oct. 11, observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
The exhibit at Northeast is a collaborative effort between the College’s office of Global and Multicultural Engagement and the IDEA (Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity Alliance) Team.
PHOTO ID: Flags of the Omaha Nation of Nebraska and Iowa, Ponca, Santee Sioux, and Winnebago tribes are on display in Northeast’s Community College’s Union 73 on the Norfolk campus.