OMAHA, Nebraska – Ponca Tribe of Nebraska honored Nebraska State Senator Tom Brewer of District 43 for his contribution to the nation and the Native American community in advance of Native American Heritage Month.
Brewer is the first senator of Native American ancestry to serve in the Unicameral of Nebraska.
Congressman Don Bacon officially presented the award. Senator Brewer asserts that he would continue to help Native American communities throughout the state.
“Whether it be for Chief Standing Bear, and having him as the statue in Washington D.C. that represents Nebraska, whether it be closure in White Clay, or whether it be missing women: there are so many issues within the native community that need to be handled,” adds Brewer. Legislators spend a considerable amount of time drafting legislation, shepherding it through the legislative process, and gaining support for it.
Recently, Brewer returned from a two-month journey to Ukraine. He provided 6 News with specifics of his visit.
“This summer’s journey was enlightening. It was in some ways a terrible and a wonderful experience. There were certain areas in which I could assist them. First, to share the tale of what is happening there, and second, to return in the Fall to assist them. I committed to complete the task. Therefore, I will bring back a variety of items, ranging from additional medical supplies to solar bibles. They are solar-powered and can be utilized there at night when there is no energy. We’re trying to tie up some loose ends from our summer trip.
As per his word, he will return to the country on October 14.
His primary concentration will be on the Zaporizhia region. He is anticipated to remain there for around one month.