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Dedication of Wade Miller Memorial Field
Class of 2019 Graduation Video
Class of 2018 Graduation Video
The mission of the Umoⁿhoⁿ Nation Public School through positive interaction with the Omaha Tribal community is to provide a student-centered education in a safe and respectful learning environment allowing our students to strengthen Native American traditions yet flourish in other cultures.
Class of 2017 Graduation Video
School Improvement Goals
1. Improve Reading Achievement
2. Improve Math Achievement
3. Improve Graduation Rate
AdvancED Accreditation Video
School Board Belief Statements
We believe that school, community and students have a right and responsibility to expect a fair, fun and functional education enabling each student to achieve the highest academic and emotional level possible.
We believe a major purpose of our school is to educate youth so they are comfortable in and move easily between traditional Native American culture and other cultures.
We believe only through the support of the Tribal Council can there be open positive interaction and unity among school, community, parents and all Tribal agencies to provide the best possible education for our students.
We believe the community and school desire a safe and respectful learning environment for its children.
In 1999 Omaha Nation School students retraced the steps of their ancestors' last successful buffalo hunt, winter 1876. The buffalo were difficult to find, and the tribe traveled all the way to northwestern Kansas, over thirty days, to find a herd.
Brad Penner, a producer with Nebraska Educational Television, accompanied the students and staff and produced the video, which was aired as a segment on "Statewide" in 1999. We want to thank Nebraska Educational Television for permission to share it on our website.
The Making of "We Are One -- Umoⁿhoⁿ"
Behind the scenes of the NETV production. 1984
Nebraska Public television produced a series called "We Are One, Umonhon" in the summer of 1983, designed to be utilized in the curriculum of fourth graders, statewide. It was broadcast in 1984 as eight twenty-minute segments. Producer/Director Chet Kincaid worked with cast and crew on locations north of Macy, where an earth-lodge village was created for the program.
This "Making of....." video was created by John Mangan, who apologizes for the not-so-great video quality
"Huthuga" Composition Feature
In 2002 we applied to American Composer’s Forum in Minnesota to have a composer come to Macy as part of the Continental Harmony Program, which chose one community in each of the fifty states to create a piece of music celebrating its heritage. The Omaha Tribe’s proposal was chosen as the Nebraska winner, and ten composers from all over the country sent samples of their music to us.
We established a grass-roots committee to review this material, listen to the recordings, read the composers’ biographies and philosophies, meeting weekly. After a few months, one composer, New York-based Stacey Fox, rose to the top and we chose her to be our composer.
Over the course of the next year Stacey visited the community, stayed a few days each time, got to know community members and the students, and started working on her composition. Our plan was to perform it as part of the 2004 Omaha Tribal 200th Anniversary Hedewachi (Pow-Wow) and the Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Brad Penner, a producer with Nebraska Public Television, expressed interest in the project, and visited with a camera crew three times, culminating in a visit to record the inaugural performance of Stacey’s work, “Huthuga,” at Omaha Nation School, August 2004.