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NUIHC to host Vaccination Event

Join us TOMORROW for our next vaccine event! Details below.
2226 N ST OMAHA, NE 68107 (23rd and N St)
No appointment necessary
Everyone that gets a Moderna vaccine receives a $25 gift card

Project Upstream seeking logo through design contest

CALL FOR ENTRIES: NUIHC Project Upstream Logo Design

The Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition (NUIHC) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to elevate the health status of Urban Indians and other underserved populations. We address health disparities through education, collaboration, advocacy, and health service delivery. It is our mission to elevate the health status of Native Americans to the highest level possible.

The NUIHC seeks Native and Non-Native Artists for a logo competition for its new project: Project Upstream.



Project Upstream will work with families to determine the barriers that may be preventing the success rate of students of the Omaha Metropolitan area school districts.

Why the Name Upstream?

It comes from the upstream/downstream parable story. A group of grandmothers is washing clothes on the bank of a rushing river when they hear a child yelling for help as they are carried downstream by the water toward them. Instinctively, one of the grandmothers jumps into the river to save the child. The grandmother and child return to shore, but the grandmothers hear another child coming down the stream again crying for help. Another grandmother saved the second child, only for another child to come and another. More children continue to come down the stream, and the grandmothers are exhausted. Suddenly, one of the grandmothers starts running up the bank of the river. The grandmother thought they couldn’t keep jumping in after children; she had to find what was causing this problem upstream. By going upstream, the grandmother addressed the determinants and causes of the problem. Thus, saving future children.

To enter, send your name and telephone number and submit your logo in PNG, GIF, or JPEG format to jpaul@nuihc.com
The deadline for artist submissions is November 5, 2021




·         Artists may choose to submit work developed individually or collaborate with others, but NUIHC will accept only one design.

·         A committee of representatives will oversee the selection process at NUIHC.

·         The successful artist(s) will win a prize award of $1,200.

·         The successful artist(s) will relinquish legal ownership of their logo design upon payment.


·         Can it work as black and white?

·         Design must be Scalable.

·         JPEG. PNG. GIF. files only

·         The design conveys the theme of our organization, and it is clear.

·         NUIHC will give logos containing indigenous styles preference.

The winning logo design will become the property of NUIHC with all copyright and use of the design held by NUIHC.  NUIHC reserves the right not to use a submitted design if no suitable submissions are received which meet the needed requirements and standards as assessed by the selection committee.


NUIHC In The News

Elders Grant

NUIHC will plant native/indigenous plants such as sweetgrass, sage, arborvitae or flat cedar, juniper cedar, leadplant, milkweed and sunchokes; as well as vegetable garden plants in raised garden beds to teach participants how to plant, maintain and reap what they sow. NUIHC has a few raised garden beds but would add to the beds as a few of them are lower than is comfortable for many of the elders. Planting will begin in February by planting sweet and hot peppers and a couple varieties of lettuce in two mini-greenhouses which when he seedling are large they will be transferred into the raised garden beds.

NUIHC will contract with the owner of a yoga studio to come and teach the elders Tai Chi. The benefits of Tai Chi are greater aerobic capacity and muscle strength, enhanced flexibility, balance, and agility, reduced inflammation, lower blood pressure and improved heart health and fewer falls.

Health and healing through culture and community

Donna Polk and Nicole Tamayo decry developer-led gentrification driving their Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition out of downtown Omaha.  Read more

NUIHC expanding to South Omaha

OMAHA, NEB (KMTV) – The Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition is expanding.  Read more

Strong Medicine, Community Healing

Dr. Donna Polk and the Urban Indian Health Coalition

“My grandmother—who was my first mentor, and I idolize her to this day—was a shaman,” says Donna Polk, a licensed mental health practitioner who has a Ph.D. in administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Read more



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