Omaha Nation Winter Market To Offer Handmade, Homemade Items While 2022 Tribal Leadership Program Will Be Offered Through Center For Rural Affairs

WALTHILL – As a tribal leadership program is being offered in 2022, officials with Center for Rural Affairs will also be hosting a ‘Winter Market’ event in a northeast Nebraska community this weekend.

According to a release, handmade and homemade items from crafters, local artisans and more will be at the Omaha Nation Winter Market this Saturday, December 11 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

This free event will take place form the Walthill Fire Hall (123 Main Street) and is being sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs.

The Omaha Nation Winter Market is one of the most unique holiday shopping experiences you’ll find in northeast Nebraska and is a great way to support local artists while having a fun day for the whole family.

Contact Angelina Magerl, community food associate for the Center at or call 402-260-9850 if you have any questions. Also, visit for more information.

Also, indigenous emerging leaders seeking to improve their management skills and work on or near Tribal reservations in Nebraska and South Dakota are encouraged to apply for a six-month leadership training course.

Hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs in collaboration with Partnership with Native Americans, the ‘Four Directions Development Program’ (4D) will take place online from January through mid-June of 2022.

Participants will receive mentorship from a 4D alum and support from professional instructors to attain their goals.

This program is a key capacity building service designed around a cohort-based model. Participants will commit to personal and professional development goals as well as work with mentors and professional instructors for support in attaining their goals.

The application deadline is Monday, December 20 at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Native communities manager for the Center, Kristine Flyinghawk at or call 605-760-5283.