OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is planning to move its health clinic and administrative offices from Omaha to a campus southwest of the city in an effort to offer health care services to more people.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Omaha City Council unanimously approved the special permit for the move on Tuesday. The tribe plans to expand its clinic, add community gathering space and create a ceremonial sweat lodge at the Ralston facility.
Tribal Chairman Larry Wright Jr. says the tribe has received initial approval for a grant from the Indian Health Service to fund the project.
The tribe has outgrown the 12,000 square feet at its current facility. Tribe officials hope to expand the new site to about 60,000 square feet.
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