FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Carroll Webster, Jr., Tribal Emergency Manager, 402-837-5368 Amen Sheridan, Tribal Chairperson, 402-837-5391, ext. 1 Ben Thompson, Tribal Attorney, 402-330-3060, ext. 111 Reservation flooding worsens Omaha Tribe’s financial struggles Macy, Nebraska, Omaha Indian Reservation (June 21, 2011) – Just when things were starting to look up for the Omaha Tribe, flooding of.
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, which occupies the Omaha Indian Reservation in northeast Nebraska, has been particularly hard hit by the flooding along the Missouri River. The Reservation straddles the river and includes land on both the Nebraska and Iowa sides. Floodwaters have completely surrounded the Omaha Tribe’s casino near Onawa, Iowa, and flooded.