The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs is hosting a series of events in honor of Chief Standing Bear, the Ponca chief who advocated for Native Americans’ rights of habeas corpus in US District Court.
On May 15, 2009, the commission will host two events. The forth annual breakfast will be held at the Embassy Suites, 1040 P St. in Lincoln. Joe Starita, author of I am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey of Justice, is the keynote speaker for this event. The fifth annual commemoration will be held from 11:45 to 1:00pm at the State Capitol Rotunda.