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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Natives traditionally celebrate the new year in springtime, at the time of the First Thunders, but in these modern times we are walking in two worlds and sharing these healing ways brings blessings for us all. The new calendar year 2016 was brought in with gourd dance style. We thank our staff who fulfilled their obligations: In-Charge Jeff Gilpin, Head Singer Nick Baxter, Head Man dancer Boots Kennedy, Head Lady Judy Vance, and everyone who came to join us.

ICI Receives Large State Grant

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Society of Care Grant


(Lincoln, NE) Indian Center, Inc. of Lincoln, NE is proud to announce a $4 million grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the Santee Sioux Nation for a Telehealth Services to benefit Native American youth and families in Nebraska and Kansas. This four-year joint effort of Indian Center, Inc. and the Santee Sioux Nation is the largest project in which the Indian Center has ever been involved.

“I’ve been wanting to develop mental health services for our Native children for some time,” states Santee Sioux Tribal Chair Roger Trudell.  Despite the field of Telehealth dating back over 50 years in Nebraska, Native American youth and their families have not benefitted. Youth present high levels of historical trauma. Other disparate socioeconomic indicators for American Indians also lend toward mental health more ...

New Football Parking Policy Changes

September 23, 2014  

Contact: Clyde Tyndall 

(402) 438-5231ctyndall@icindn.org

For Immediate Release:

Indian Center, Inc. Announces Policy Changes to Football Parking

Lincoln, Neb.: Indian Center, Inc. held a Board of Director’s meeting to promptly discuss the events that took place prior to the University of Nebraska vs. University of Miami football game on Saturday, September 20. Lincoln’s Chief of Police, Jim Peschong, was present to discuss the out-of-control tailgate activities that took place on the private property of Indian Center, Inc., and the policies and restrictions for future football game days. Together, the Board of Directors reached a short-term decision for the upcoming September 27, 2014, Homecoming football game of the University of Nebraska vs. the more ...

ICI Scholarship Recipient

September 16, 2014                              

Contact: Jessica James Grant

(402) 438-5231 ext. 109; jjames@icindn.org

For Immediate Release:

Indian Center, Inc. Announces Samantha Marie Goodbird of Macy, Neb., as 2014 Scholarship Recipient

Lincoln, Neb.: Indian Center, Inc. is honored to announce Samantha Marie Goodbird (Omaha) of Macy, Neb., as this year’s scholarship recipient. Goodbird was presented with a $500.00 scholarship on Saturday, August 16, at the Indian Center, Inc.’s Annual Pow Wow. A large crowd celebrated Goodbird’s achievements—as the weekend’s festivities also celebrated 60 years of service to the Lincoln community for the Indian Center.

The scholarship is focused on helping first generation college students with financial need to succeed in their academic aspirations. Every penny more ...


Indian Center, Inc is having a T-Shirt Fundraiser. We have t-shirt colors in red, yellow, black and white. All proceeds will go towards the Pow-Wow! Big thanks to Garan Coons (designed front of shirt); Mike Wolfe Sr. (artist for back of shirt and bear claw on sleeve) and T-Shirt Model Maurice Phillips.  

Small to Large is $15.00

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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 

The Indian Center is honored to share a sweat lodge with the community. It has been recently completed on our grounds. We are humbled and hope to carry on with its rituals in a good way and invite all who may be interested to join. If you have questions about the protocol, contact Mike Wolfe or Greg Donovan at the Indian Center, 402.438.5231.

 first fridays feb mar apr

First Friday Native American Night
Every First Friday
Sponsored by: SENNAC 


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**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.

WIA Lincoln office (402) 438-5231---Cristi Thaut, cthaut@icindn.org 

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

WIA 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