May 14, 2009

Standing Bear breakfast and celebration

Standing Bear events to take place FridayThe Chief Standing Bear Breakfast and State Commemoration Celebration will take place Friday.

This year’s activities celebrate the 130th anniversary of the landmark legal ruling in Standing Bear’s favor that declared Natives as “persons” under the law.

The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs and the Chief Standing Bear Planning Committee are hosting the events.

Nearly 500 guests, including government dignitaries and tribal leaders, are expected to attend the sold-out breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Embassy Suites.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Ma-Chu-Nah-Zha: I Am a Person.

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