Nebraska group supporting Native American kids holds first in-person fundraiser

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition held its first in-person fundraiser at the Indian Center on Friday.

The nonprofit, started in 2019, had not been able to host a live event until now due to COVID-19.

The fundraiser cost $25 a ticket, which bought food, a documentary viewing and access to a silent auction.

The mission of the coalition is to advocate for Native American children in the child welfare system.

By keeping them protected and culturally connected, “They have a stronger cultural identity than they would have, and may not struggle so much with maybe substance abuse, mental health issues and suicide ideology,” Executive Director Misty Flowers said.

The coalition had a packed house for the fundraiser. All the money raised will go toward its continued advocacy.

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