NIOBRARA, Nebraska (KTIV) – Students from the University of Nebraska College of Architecture are helping make a major project for the Santee Sioux Nation a reality.
Master students from the college have been helping to create the Santee Sioux Nation Family Resource Center (SSNFRC). On Thursday ground will be broken for the center in Niobrara.
The center is expected to be completed in the fall.
Work on the SSNFRC began in late 2015 as a collaboration between The Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF), The Santee Sioux Tribal Council (SSTC) and the PLAIN 2015-16 design research studio.
In the spring of 2016 design-build master students from the college created the concept designs and assisted with construction documents for the project in consultation with SSTC and NCFF.
The 950 square foot family will include a Child Advocacy Center and Services and Support Center for residents and members of the Santee Sioux Nation.
The center will include rooms for private interviews, observations, examinations, and a large room and kitchen for reunions.