Indian Center to house tribal youth shelter

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A youth shelter that closed last year on the Omaha Indian Reservation is expected to reopen in Lincoln.  Tthe shelter is scheduled to have 10 beds available for girls who are 12 to 18 years old, starting in August. An expansion is planned later.  In 1992, the Omaha Tribe became one of 33 tribes across the country to receive federal funding to build and run emergency youth shelters. The Mark of Honor Youth Lodge operated in Macy until last year, when the tribe evicted the shelter from its building.  Mark of Honor Youth Lodge director Jay Bazemore says the shelter is geared toward Native Americans but also serves non-native children.  The shelter will be a licensed state child care agency.