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Ms. Judi gaiashkibos

Executive Director
Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs
State Capitol Building, 6th Floor, East
P.O. Box 94981
Lincoln, NE 68509-4981
Phone: 402-471-3494


  • Ms. Judi gaiashkibos has been the Executive Director of NCIA since 1995. She has worked with the government and private sector to provide opportunities for Nebraska Indians, fostered diversity and cultural sensitivity in the Nebraska State Legislature, promoted state and federal legislation, and advanced sovereignty issues. She is an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and holds degrees in Human Relations and Leadership from Doane College. She was the 2012 recipient of the Humanities Nebraska Sower Award and has developed educational opportunities for Native youth including the ongoing Sovereign Native Youth Leadership Camp and the Chief Standing Bear Scholarships. Ms. gaiashkibos has served as Advisor and Adjunct Professor to the Native Daughters Projects One and Two at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s School of Journalism and served countless non-profit and institutional boards including the University of Nebraska President’s Advisory Council, United Way, Doane University Board of Trustees, and the Governor’s Education and Workforce Roundtable. Under her leadership the Bi-annual Chief Standing Bear Breakfast has grown to be a powerful, diverse convocation of people promoting awareness and understanding of the achievements of Native People throughout Nebraska and the United States.