Our Mission at Indian Center, Inc. is to provide value to the Native American community by creating and obtaining programs that empower self-sufficiency and positive quality of life standards in individuals and families.




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PEACE & DIGNITY JOURNEY Intertribal Prayer Run 2016
Stopping in Lincoln on Sunday, July 17, 2016!

We are currently looking for people who may be interested in accompanying the runners as they come in to Lincoln, and as they leave! They will arrive from Sioux City around 3:00pm Sunday, along highway 77, and depart Tuesday morning around 9:00 bound for Omaha. If you are interested in escorting (running alongside) the Peace & Dignity delegation please send us a message and we will give you more detailed information as it becomes available!

There will be a community potluck on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at 6:00pm--no running required to participate!  

Peace & Dignity Journeys

Peace & Dignity Journeys Stopping in Lincoln!

Peace & Dignity Lincoln Potluck

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Minority Health Initiative

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The Minority Health Initiative unites eight organizations with goals to increase healthy living and access to health care in Lincoln. Indian Center is leading the effort, which has three areas of priority focus: diabetes, cardiovascular diesase, and obesity. All services are income-based.

See the full MHI program brochure for more information!

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Board Member Laid to Rest: Edna M. Freemont

One of the Indian Center's Board of Directors' longest-serving members, family and community advocate Edna M. Freemont, was laid to rest today at Wyuka Cemetary here in Lincoln, NE. Born on the Omaha Indian reservation, Freemont chose to remain in Lincoln with her children and grandchildren, including an infant grandson lost in 2001, whose plot at Wyuka is just feet from her own.

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Happy New Year

Photo greeting compiled from our New Year's Eve event.

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Back to the 1800s

Total blame was shouldered by the Indian Center for an isolated unfortunate situation last fall during football season. The ramifications have caused much distress for many in the community in ways that most people are likely unaware.

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Show Your Support

Whether it's the gift of a dining room table so that a family doesn't have to eat together on the floor, blankets and clothing for a newborn baby, or a food package to make meals stretch through to payday, the Indian Center is a place that hundreds of people from the Lincoln community and beyond have found to come for help. We aren't an emergency shelter, but people will show up at our doorstep with nothing, seeking direction and any guidance we can offer.

When a single mom hastily relocated to Lincoln to escape an abusive situation, she arrived and found that she was able to receive from the Indian Center a can of formula and diapers for her baby, a bus pass free of charge to look for a job, and some assorted clothing and household items. The children were able to sign up for Christmas programs to receive gifts despite arriving after most holiday program deadlines. The family now regularly attends free cultural events at the Indian Center on the weekends for cultural and more ...

Upcoming Events at the Indian Center


Indian Center Celebration August 26-28, 2016 
Powwow committee meetings are held on Fridays at 5:30pm and last about an hour. Any interested community members may attend, be prepared to step up to complete tasks! Click here to download the full poster-sized flier!

VENDORS: Booth Reservation Application

The Indian Center is honored to share a sweat lodge with the community. We are humbled and hope to carry on with its rituals in a good way and invite all who may be interested to partake safely here on our grounds. If you have questions about the protocol, contact Mike Wolfe or Greg Donovan at the Indian Center, 402.438.5231. Click here to see the current schedule for May & June 2016.

 friday family nights

Second Fridays Native American Night
Held every second Friday of the month
5:30pm-8:00pm, beginning with a prayer and meal
Sponsored by: SENNAC 


**Attention Native American WIOA Clients**

If you have moved, changed your telephone number, or changed employment status please notify our office(s) as soon as possible.

WIOA Lincoln office (402) 438-5231---Cristi Thaut, cthaut@icind.org

WIOA Omaha Office (402) 932-3351----Cuba Dabney, cdabney@icindn.org

WIOA Scottsbluff Office (308) 632-5100---Jina Red Nest, jrednest@icindn.org


**Attention CSFP Clients**

As of Feb. 2014, mothers and children are no longer considered to be CSFP clients due to the Farm Bill Budget Cuts. Important for all clients to meet their appointment dates. For more information please contact Kathleen Harlan at 402-438-5231.  



In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportuntiy provider and employer.

Indian Center Inc.
Phone: 1-402-438-5231
Fax: 1-402-438-5236
1100 Military Road, Lincoln, NE 68508