LINCOLN, Neb. – Dr. Adam Thompson will help drive the restoration of the Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte Hospital in Walthill, Neb. Dr. Thompson will work with the Dr. Susan Executive Committee to support completion of a wide range of subprojects related to the project as well.
“I’m honored to be able to serve and help advance the mission of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs,” said Dr. Thompson. “I’m striving to maintain a path to honor, support, and promote community dignity, health, and wellbeing. As such, working with the NCIA is a dream come true. And I’m certainly looking forward the challenges and opportunities afforded in my new role.”
Besides working on the Dr. Susan Project, Dr. Thompson is Assistant Director of the Kutak Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics at the University of Nebraska’s College of Law and teaches philosophy as a Lecturer in the university’s Department of Philosophy.
Dr. Thompson earned his doctorate from the University of Nebraska after earning his Master of Arts in philosophy at the University of Wyoming and bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at Ball State University. He has presented research at numerous professional conferences and workshops and has published on the topics of blame, free will, and cosmopolitan obligations.
About the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs
The Commission on Indian Affairs was established in 1971 and consists of 14 Indian commissioners appointed by the Governor. Additionally, the commission has four “ex-officio” member representing the Pawnee tribe, Oglala Sioux, Ioway, Sac and Fox. The commission’s statutory mission is “to do all things which it may determine to enhance the cause of Indian rights and to develop solutions to problems common to all Nebraska Indians.” It is the state liaison between the four headquarter tribes of the Omaha, Ponca, Santee Sioux and Winnebago Tribes of Nebraska. It helps ensure the sovereignty of both tribal and state governments are recognized and acted upon in a true government-to-government relationship. The commission serves off-reservation Indian communities by helping assure they are afforded the right to equitable opportunities in the areas of housing, employment, education, health care, economic development and human/civil rights within Nebraska. All goals of the commission are accomplished through advocacy, education and promotion of legislation.