We believe educational success and life achievement for our Indigenous population is accomplished by advocacy, sustained cultural identity, family involvement, strong communication and positive life experiences.





How do I get enrolled into the NICE program?

To enroll in NICE program students must fill out 506 Indian Ed Form. 

Student, parent, or grandparent must be enrolled in a federally recognized Nation to be eligible to apply. See form below:

OPS 506 Form


How does the NICE program benefit students?

NICE programs provides services to all students in OPS district:

  • Liaison between parents and schools (IEP, SAT, attendance, etc.)
  • Liaison between students and schools (IEP, SAT, attendance, etc.)
  • College preparation (FAFSA, scholarship, College app)
  • Advocacy for student  and families
  • Cultural presentations and awareness
  • School supplies
  • Resource referrals for family support
  • Field Trips (college, cultural, career, etc.)
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Community events



How can I help with the NICE program?

The NICE program has a parent advisory council which meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at the TAC building (3215 Cuming st. Omaha, NE.) 

Contact Echohawk Lefthand for other ways to get involved - | 531-299-9295

Contact Us

Echohawk Lefthand

Native Indian Centered Education Program Director
Omaha Public Schools
P: 531-299-9295
C: 970-570-5971