The new space will provide room for an array of services along with a community center the tribe will share with the Niobrara community in northeast Nebraska. The 9,000 square foot building is expected to be ready early next year.
The new headquarters will more than double the space of the former grain and feed building the tribe operates out of now.
The 3,600-member Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is the name used to describe the Northern Ponca Tribe since they were officially restored to sovereign nation status in 1990. It doesn't have a reservation.
Other tribal sites in Lincoln, Norfolk and Omaha and in Sioux City, Iowa, also offer services for tribal members.