7:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M CST
Ernest F. Pourier, Acting Superintendent
Telephone: (402) 878-2502
Tribes Served: Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, Santee Sioux Nation, and Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
Trust Land Base: 27,828 acres
Santee Sioux Nation
Telephone: (402) 857-2772
Trust Land Base: 10,198 acres
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Telephone: (402) 878-2272
Trust Land Base: 27,637 acres
The Winnebago Agency is located in Winnebago, Nebraska in the Northeast corner of Nebraska which is 20 miles south of Sioux City, IA and 80 miles north of Omaha, NE. The Agency serves the Omaha, Santee Sioux Nation and Winnebago Tribes. Winnebago Agency does recognize Tribal sovereignty, efforts to achieve self-determination and self-sufficiency but also recognizes our Trust responsibility to protect and preserve tribal resources. Total trust acreage at Winnebago Agency is over 65,000 and 700 leases being processed. These 700 leases attribute to $3,000,000 being paid to our beneficiaries. Winnebago Agency Fire Program received a National Award-Hazardous Fuel Treatment Program.
The Agency provides services to the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska with a reservation population of 2476 Tribal members. Enrolled in the Omaha Tribe are over 5427 members with trust acreage of 27,828. Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska with a reservation population of 670 Tribal members. Enrolled in the Santee Sioux Tribe are over 2662 members, and total trust acreage on the reservation of 10,198. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has a service population of 1637 people and 4192 Tribal enrolled members. Total Trust Acreage is 27,637 acres.
Agency provides technical assistance as requested for Tribal P. L. 93-638 contracted programs.
The Agency is comprised of 22 full time employees, 3 Office of Special Trustee employees and 1 Bureau of Land Management employee. Agency Offices include; Probates, Real Estate, Natural Resources, Fire, Executive Direction and Administration/Facilities Management.
Winnebago Agency manages over 65,000 trust acres. The agricultural land on the three Reservations consists of both farmland and grazing land. The farmland is used for growing of such crops as corn, soybeans, alfalfa, oats, and wheat, while the grazing land is used for cattle. The three Reservations have quite a variation in there landscape, from the flat river bottom, to the steep bluff areas and rolling hills. The Winnebago Agency strives to manage the land under the concept of “highest and best use” as well as “sustained yield”. In FY-2008 the agency managed over 670 agricultural leases and distributed over 3 million dollars in leasing income. In April of 2008 the Winnebago Agency was awarded Certificates for one of three Agencies for our accomplishments made in the Trust Asset Accounting Management system.
Winnebago Fire Crew
The Winnebago Agency also manages the “Winnebago Fire Program”, servicing, Winnebago, Santee, Omaha and the Yankton Sioux Tribes. Receiving the National Award-Hazardous Fuel Treatment program in 2005.