Stamp Your Passport at The Pawnee Arts Center

The Pawnee Arts Center - Larsen 04132016Written by Chelsea Larsen:

The Pawnee Arts Center made the cut!! The center will be among eighty Nebraska attractions on ten themed tours along Nebraska’s Passport Program. This year’s Passport Program will be helping celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

“The Passport Program encourages travelers to explore the state collecting stamps, while reconnecting with Nebraska and supporting small business and attractions,” explains Nebraska Tourism Commission executive director Kathy McKillip in the press release. “Year after year the program gains popularity. In 2015 more than 24,600 travelers collected stamps and we expect 2016’s participation to be even better.” Stop by the Pawnee Arts Center to get all the details on the program.

At the time of Dannebrog’s settlement, about 200 Pawnee made up an established village on the Middle Loup River. This population swelled to 500 by Christmas 1871. Within thirty years, the Pawnee would be completely relocated to Oklahoma. In 2007, Roger Welsch became the first white man to return his land back to the Native Americans. The Pawnee became landowners in Nebraska for the first time in over a hundred years when Welsch gave over 60 acres back to them. The previous owners of The Lil Mermaid followed suit in 2009, when they retired and deeded the building to the Pawnee Nation.[Continue Reading…]

2016 Programs at The Pawnee Arts Center

Sunday, June 26th at 1:30 pm in the Dannebrog Fire Hall 114 East Oak St. Mohawk author and award-winning national artist Ralph P. Brown (Tawennihake) will share his culture through Native art and symbology, songs with his hand drum, and the teachings shared through the oral tradition of story telling. Ralph is a pipe carrier, ceremony leader and spiritual advisor who has served the people for over three decades. He is the author of “Awakening the Eagle: A Guide to the Medicine Wheel” and “Thirteen Virtues to a New Life: A Journey Around the Medicine Wheel”.

 Sunday,November 10th, 1:30 pm. Joe Marshall will help us celebrate National Native American Heritage Month with a program about his latest book. Mr. Marshall was born and raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and is an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota (Rosebud Sioux) tribe. Because he was raised in a traditional Lakota household by his maternal grandparents, his first language is Lakota. In that environment he also learned the ancient tradition of oral story telling.

Admission is a free will donation. The program will start at 1:30 in the Dannebrog Fire Hall, and will be followed by a Speaker’s Reception and book signing in the Arts Center. Light refreshments will be served.


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