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Omaha Tribal Council invites Peyton Manning to Omaha Indian Reservation

Webmaster : January 30, 2014 3:22 pm : Blog, Tribal Council

January 30, 2014

Mr. Manning,

Let us first congratulate you on a successful season and we wish you the best of luck at the Super Bowl. We wanted to take this time to thank you for your affinity with the word: “Omaha.” Recently, the City of Omaha officials worked all week to capitalize on the publicity generated by your audible call, “Omaha” which has been used numerous times during recent Bronco’s Football Games.

Several City of Omaha businesses have also teamed up to donate monetary contributions for every “Omaha” call which was made to your PeyBack Foundation for at-risk youth. The Omaha Tribe applauds those businesses and your foundations efforts.

We recently read an article through the Associated Press with the following text: “”ve had a lot of people ask me what ‘Omaha’ means,” Manning said. “It’s a run play, but it could be a pass play, or a playaction pass, depending on a couple of things. The wind, which way we’re going, the quarter and the jerseys we’re wearing. It varies from play to play.”

The Omaha Tribe wanted to further provide you with what the true meaning of the word “Omaha” means. Omaha (actually Umo”ho”) translates to “Against the Current.” The City of Omaha is named after the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. We are located along the Missouri River in northeast Nebraska and headquartered in Macy, Nebraska, 80 miles north to the City of Omaha.

We were further pleased to hear the Omaha Zoo Director, Dennis Pate, invited you and your family to the City of Omaha. The Omaha Tribe would like to also extend to you an invitation for you and your family to also visit our Tribal Community on the Omaha Tribal Reservation and to the homeland of the First Peoples of Nebraska where “Omaha” originates.

Once again, congratulations Mr. Manning to you and the Denver Broncos. We send you all our best and look forward to your continued success!

Omaha Tribal Council

Omaha Tribe Manning Letter (pdf)

Omaha Tribe Manning Letter

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Omaha Tribe elections bring new council members and chair

Webmaster : November 14, 2013 4:00 pm : Blog, Member Announcements, News, Press Releases, Public Announcements, Tribal Council

Staggered elections sees four council members continue in office

Macy, Nebraska, Omaha Indian Reservation (November 14, 2013) – In elections last Tuesday for the Omaha Tribal Council, former councilman Clifford Wolfe, Jr. and new council members Vernon Miller and Adriana Saunsoci were elected to three-year terms.  Five candidates were on the ballot for three positions on the seven-member council.  The other candidates were Amen Sheridan and Carlton LeCount.

At the Omaha Tribal Council’s organizational meeting, the Council appointed Clifford Wolfe, Jr. as Tribal Chairman.  The other officers were reappointed, with Doran Morris, Jr. continuing to serve as Vice-Chairman, Gwen Porter continuing as Secretary, and Tillie Aldrich continuing as Treasurer.  Jeff Miller rounds out the council membership. Due to staggered terms, council officers serve one-year terms.  The council members elect officers and appoint committee members to seven council committees.

Chairman Clifford Wolfe Jr., a tribal elder, has served previously on the Tribal Council. Wolfe looks forward to continuing the progress the Omaha Tribe has been making towards rebuilding its assets damaged by the Missouri River flooding.  Vernon Miller is the former Business Teacher at Omaha Nation Public School in Macy, Nebraska.  Adriana Saunsoci is a former employee at CarlT. Curtis Health Education Center, the Omaha Tribe’s health care facility in Macy.


The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is a federally recognized treaty tribe with a government-to-government relationship with the United States of America.  The Tribe, consisting of nearly 6,000 Native American tribal members, is organized under a written constitution and bylaws adopted in 1936.

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Gwen Porter, Omaha Tribal Secretary,
Clifford Wolfe, Jr., Omaha Tribal Chairman, 402-837-5391
Vernon Miller, Omaha Tribal Councilmember, 402-837-5391
Adriana Saunsoci, Omaha Tribal Councilmember, 402-837-5391

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Tribe expresses sympathies to family of fallen outdoorsman

Webmaster : October 25, 2013 10:20 am : Blog, Member Announcements, Public Announcements, Tribal Council

This past weekend, a group of five men hunting deer on the Omaha Indian Reservation experienced a tragedy when one of the hunters was fatally shot. Timothy B. Bush, an outdoorsman from the City of Omaha, died of his injuries. The Omaha Tribal Council expresses its sincere sympathies to Mr. Bush’s family and loved ones. The Tribe’s Wildlife & Parks Department issues permits to hunters for seasonal hunting in the Tribe’s prime woodlands areas.  Hunting safety tips can be found here.

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Omaha Tribe declares state of emergency after tornado damages homes in Macy

Webmaster : October 9, 2013 3:23 pm : Blog, Emergency Management, News, Press Releases, Public Announcements, Tribal Council, Tribal Operations

Macy, Omaha Indian Reservation (October 9, 2013) — A tornado that touched down in Macy on Saturday, October 5, 2013, injured two residents, damaged five homes to the extent they were deemed uninhabitable, and damaged a business.  The Omaha Tribe has declared a state of emergency to coordinate response efforts in order to meet the needs of the displaced residents and repair the damage.

The response from neighboring communities has been swift and generous.  The American Red Cross set up an emergency shelter in Macy. Additional assistance has been provided by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Thurston County, the Village of Decatur, and numerous individual volunteers.

“The people and families affected by this storm were caught off guard and find themselves facing an uphill battle to rebuild some sense of normalcy.  The Tribal Council is grateful for the outpouring of assistance to the families so far,” stated Rodney Morris, the Omaha Tribal Chairman.

The Omaha Tribe is assisting four of the displaced families by contributing new trailer homes, which are on-site and in the process of being installed. This requires skirting, electrical and plumbing hook-ups, and related work. A fifth family will be rebuilding their home assuming insurance covers the cost.

The displaced families still have unmet needs, including groceries, toiletries, bedding, furniture and household goods.  Contributions can be delivered to the Omaha Tribe Emergency Management office at 303 Main Street in Walthill, Nebraska.  Monetary donations can be sent to Charter West National Bank, 308 Main Street, Walthill, Nebraska 68067 or (402) 846-5441. People can make a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is a federally recognized treaty tribe with a government-to-government relationship with the United States of America.  The Tribe, consisting of nearly 6,000 Native American tribal members, is organized under a written constitution and bylaws adopted in 1936.

CONTACT:  Kenna Robinson or Joseph Jackson at 402-846-5166

SOURCE Omaha Tribe of Nebraska,

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KCAU-TV: Budget Cuts Hurt Omaha Tribe Early Head Start Program

Webmaster : August 29, 2013 3:29 pm : Blog, Head Start, Public Announcements, Tribal Council, Tribal Operations

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