Living a Legacy of Resistance: Racial Equity for a Forgotten Minority

On October 21, we invited people to our Facebook live discussion about the legacy and active resistance of the Omaha tribe.

In partnership with Movement in Omaha for Racial Equity (MORE) coordinated by A’Jamal Byndon, a grassroots organization working to bring racial equity to communities through advocacy, education, and engagement.

Presented by Dr. Donna Polk, PhD, Chief Executive Officer since 1991 for The Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition (NUIHC) with locations in Omaha and Lincoln.

View the video above to increase your awareness of major issues facing Native Americans. These include but are not limited to health care, re-entry after incarceration, affordable housing, academic performance, and food insecurity. This event raised questions regarding “the history” that created inequities and disparities for this forgotten minority. We intended to increase sensitivity and intend to celebrate and honor cultural diversity.

Below are the slides from the event: