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Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe

article Transmitter woes plague a radio lifeline in Wisconsin
(9/12/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A small public radio station in Wisconsin’s northwoods could use a helping hand and it deserves it, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
article Members Of Lac Courte Oreilles Call On Legislators To Understand, Represent Tribes
(8/17/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Rosalie Gokee was born on the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation near Hayward, Wisconsin. From a young age, Gokee’s parents dealt with substance abuse...
article Tribe’s new wastewater system could spur economy
(7/19/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- On Monday, July 16, the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Public Works Department began construction of a new wastewater treatment plant south of the Sevenwinds...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Wisconsin Oneida

article Public warned to stay out of Duck Creek, keep pets out of water because of 'acute' manure spill
(9/12/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A manure spill that DNR officials have deemed “acute” has mostly moved downstream along Duck Creek and “is gone,” a tribal...
article Oneida woman turns 100
(9/8/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- An Oneida woman turned 100 years old, but that's not her only accomplishment being celebrated. The crowd burst into song, honoring Rose Kerstetter who...
article Oneida celebrates life of Rose Skenandore Kerstetter WWII vet and potter
(9/5/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The oldest military veteran living on the Oneida Reservation turned 100 on Wednesday amid a flurry of honors and well wishes.
article What was Aretha Franklin like backstage at Oneida Casino in 2006? 'Awesome'
(8/16/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- She was the Queen of Soul, but that didn’t mean Aretha Franklin was above grabbing a chili cheese dog from the snack bar when she played Oneida...
article Oneida Longhouse open at Cultural Heritage Grounds
(8/3/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A cultural exhibit on The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is combining the old with the new, to attract visitors. A replica longhouse shows how tribal members...
article Interblock Installs Multi-Game Stadium at Oneida Casino in Wisconsin
(7/30/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Luxury gaming manufacturer and electronic table game (ETG) market leader Interblock® has announced the placement of a nine-seat Diamond Stadium and...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Forest County Potawatomi

article Wis. Tribe Loses Gambling Compact Suit Against US [sub req]
(9/11/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Forest County Potawatomi Community lost its challenge Monday in D.C. federal court to the U.S. government's decision to disapprove a 2014...
article Heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana seized in Forest Co. drug bust
(8/29/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Two women were arrested following a drug bust in Forest County Tuesday. Melissa Wade, 35 of Oneida, and Morningstar Skenandore, 36 of Milwaukee, were...
article Crews top-off Potawatomi Hotel & Casino expansion project
(8/16/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Officials, construction crews and other stakeholders of an $80M project to construct a second tower at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino on Thursday morning...
article Milwaukee mom denies gambling after leaving five kids in car
(7/22/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A Milwaukee mom left five children, including a 2-month-old baby, inside a hot car with chemicals and liquor in it while she spent several hours inside...
article Milwaukee woman accused of leaving 5 kids in car while gambling at casino
(7/21/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A Milwaukee woman is accused of leaving five kids in her car for hours while she went gambling. 27-year-old Takeshia Stanton faces five charges:
article Milwaukee mom charged with leaving 5 kids in casino garage while she gambled
(7/20/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A Milwaukee mom has been charged with leaving five children, including a newborn, in her car for hours while she gambled at Potawatomi Bingo Casino.
article Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Community Appreciation Day Offers Free Admission to Black Arts Fest MKE
(7/14/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Organizers of Black Arts Fest MKE today announced a partnership with Potawatomi Hotel & Casino for the inaugural festival at the Summerfest grounds...
article Pathfinders gets $100,000 grant from Potawatomi Casino fundraising campaign
(7/11/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A Milwaukee organization that fights sex trafficking got a big financial boost on Wednesday. "I think most people are shocked when they learn that...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Saginaw Chippewa

article Multi-casino crime enterprise uncovered as police investigate credit card fraud at Soaring Eagle
(9/11/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Work between a Saginaw Chippewa detective and others investigating scams at another casino have landed one man in jail. A report of fraudulent credit card...
1 Article on this Issue

Enbridge Pipeline

article Activists take direct action in continued call to stop Line 3
(9/7/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Environmental activists risked arrest Aug. 29 with a demonstration urging Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to act immediately to stop Enbridge’s Line 3...
article Mass protests could follow approval for work on Line 3
(7/15/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- “They have gotten their Standing Rock,” Winona LaDuke, founder of Honor the Earth, said after Minnesota regulators approved a proposal to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article How the Ho-Chunk Nation Beat the Odds and Made a Comeback
(9/7/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- After contact with Europeans in the 17 th century, the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin was reduced from thousands of people to hundreds by disease,...
article SOS: Ho-Chunk reneges on returning lost money to man who found it
(8/12/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Any business that brings in hundreds of millions of dollars a year can probably stand to part with the occasional C-note if it means keeping its word to a...
article Ho-Chunk Wisconsin Dells introduces brand new ETG pit
(8/7/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Luxury gaming manufacturer and electronic table game (ETG) producer Interblock has announced the placement of a 19-seat ETG pit including games from its...
article Angry gambler shatters slot machine glass, injures man at Ho-Chunk Casino, authorities report
(7/16/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A man was injured at the Ho-Chunk Casino in Madison on Thursday night when he was hit with glass from a slot machine shattered by another man, the Madison...
article Man slams slot machine at Ho-Chunk Casino out of frustration
(7/16/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- After a man won a jackpot on a slot machine at Ho-Chunk Casino on Thursday evening, he slammed the machine in frustration when he found out the payout...
article Ho-Chunk helps feed cranes at Foundation in Baraboo
(7/11/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- There are helpful neighbors, and then there’s Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells. The casino takes the meaning of helpful neighbor to a whole-new level...
article Casino expansion to produce local jobs
(7/11/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A casino's multi-million dollar expansion will also expand the Wisconsin job market. Ho Chunk Gaming Witternberg held a ribbon-cutting ceremony...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Oneida Nation

article Oneida Tribe, Wis. Village Battle Over Reservation Borders (sub req)
(9/6/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Oneida Nation and a Wisconsin village urged a federal judge Wednesday to reject each other’s bids for a quick win in a fight over the village...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Looking Back on a Land Dispute in the 1950's
(9/5/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- This week on A Northwoods Moment in History, local historian Gary Entz tells us about a land dispute on Partridge Lake in the 1950s. Wisconsin First...
1 Article on this Issue

Public Smoking

article Casino Celebrates Smoke-free Anniversary
(9/3/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Three years ago, Ho-Chunk Nation officials gambled by making the decision to ban smoking at the Ho-Chunk Gaming – Madison facility. That decision...
1 Article on this Issue

Prairie Band Potawatomi

article New chef joins Dream Dance Steak at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
(8/30/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Dream Dance Steak restaurant at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has a new chef. Mark Shoup was selected to lead the culinary program at the fine dining...
article New milestone reached with Potawatomi Hotel & Casino project
(8/20/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Late last week, a topping-off ceremony was hosted at the second tower of the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee. Officials of the venue along with...
article Potawatomi Hotel & Casino announces 10 ‘Heart of Canal Street’ signature charities for 25th campaign
(8/9/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Potawatomi Hotel & Casino on Thursday, Aug. 9 kicked off its 25th annual Heart of Canal Street campaign — aimed at helping serve children in...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Menominee Tribe

article Keshena man sentenced to federal prison for child sex abuse on reservation
(8/26/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A Keshena may has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a girl under the age of 12. Ricki A. Mahkimetas, Jr., appeared...
article Man sentenced for abusive sexual contact of a child on Menominee Indian Reservation
(8/24/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A 25-year-old Keshena man was sentenced Wednesday to 200 months in prison and 20 years of supervised release after being convicted of abusive sexual...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Beloit Casino

article Federal meeting on Beloit casino plan delayed
(8/17/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- An internal U.S. Department of the Interior meeting to evaluate the Ho-Chunk Nation casino-resort plan in Beloit has been postponed, according to Visit...
article Proposed Beloit casino inches closer to reality
(8/3/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs on Aug. 17 will review the Ho-Chunk Nation’s proposal to build a $405 million casino in Beloit, a move that comes...
article Feds set casino meeting Aug. 17
(8/1/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation plan to bring a casino and resort to Beloit has reached a critical phase, with the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Indian...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Lac du Flambeau

article Two found guilty in North Woods homicide
(8/15/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A jury in Iron County has convicted two men in a Lac du Flambeau tribal member's death last year. The jury found Joseph Lussier and Richard Allen...
article 60 Jobs Open In Lac du Flambeau, Wednesday Is Job Fair
(8/14/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- They're hiring people from entry-level to Ph.D's. That's the focus of a Job Fair set at Lac du Flambeau Wednesday(8/15/2018). Openings exist...
article Two men accused in Lac du Flambeau man's murder have first day of trial
(8/7/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Seven months after police found Wayne Valliere Jr.'s body in a remote part of Iron County, the trial for two of the five men accused in his murder...
article 3 Wisconsin counties, tribe partner to fight drug epidemic
(7/29/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is partnering with three northern Wisconsin counties to fight the regional drug epidemic. The...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article State Reaches Settlement with St. Croix Tribe on Hemp
(7/31/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin tribe has reached a settlement with the state's attorney general over its plans to grow hemp. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that...
article Northern Wisconsin tribe reaches settlement over plan to grow hemp for CBD oil
(7/30/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin tribe has reached a settlement with Wisconsin’s attorney general over its plans to grow hemp to produce cannabidiol, or CBD oil...
article St. Croix Chippewa Tribe wins agreement over hemp and state jurisdiction
(7/28/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The state of Wisconsin is promising not to interfere with the St. Croix Chippewa Indians as the tribe moves forward with a hemp and cannabidiol (CBD)...
article FOX 11 Investigates hemp on tribal lands
(7/24/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- While farmers in Wisconsin can legally grow hemp some Native American tribes say there's uncertainty for them. That uncertainty comes after a raid...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article 3 Wisconsin counties, tribe partner to fight drug epidemic
(7/30/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is partnering with three northern Wisconsin counties to fight the regional drug epidemic....
1 Article on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article City Council adopts change to Madison's flag, $2.09 million in TIF to Exact Sciences
(7/25/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Madison’s City Council approved a modification to the city’s flag Tuesday, officially removing a sun symbol that is sacred to a Native...
1 Article on this Issue

Pokagon Band

article Biomass Appeal: Inside the Forest County Potawatomi’s Biogas Plants
(7/23/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Next to the Forest County Potawatomi Community’s (FCPC) Menomonee Valley Casino, you’ll find an $18.5 million biogas energy plant that’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Stockbridge-Munsee

article Tribe Pushes To Revive Casino Suit Against Wis., Ho-Chunk [sub req]
(7/19/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Stockbridge-Munsee Community pressed the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday to revive its lawsuit seeking to block the Ho-Chunk Nation’s casino...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Vinehout: Tribes and lawmakers meet to resolve issues
(9/18/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- “Can you fix Syria?” a woman asked me. “No,” I said as I shook my head. “Syria is a bit above my pay grade. My international work (as state Senator) is...
article Tribe Pursues Cell Tower To Improve Public Safety In Northern Wisconsin
(9/17/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa says plans are underway for a cell tower on the tribe’s reservation. A tribal official says the recent...
article BOOK REVIEW: Orange explores urban Indian life
(9/16/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A few years ago, Tommy Orange set out to write a novel that represented the experience of the urban American Indian in the San Francisco Bay Area with the...
article Sheriff candidate gives views on racial profiling, tribal relations
(9/16/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Editor’s note: Leading up to the midterm elections, the Upper St. Croix Valley League of Women Voters has posed a series of questions to local...
article Two Rivers' Spirit of the Rivers monument draws hundreds for monument dedication
(9/16/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Several hundred people skipped the Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings football game Sunday to head to the lakeshore for the dedication of the Spirit of...
article A small radio station helped fight racism in Northwoods. Now it's fighting for its life.
(9/12/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- People still call them the “spearfishing wars.” In 1983, a federal court upheld an 1837 treaty that the Ojibwe Nation made with the United...
article Q&A: Rebecca Comfort acts as a liaison to tribal communities for Wisconsin Historical Society
(9/9/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Wisconsin Historical Society plans to build a new museum on the Capitol Square, replacing its outdated and cramped space with a 100,000-square-foot...
article Rebuilding native culture and history at the Forts
(9/9/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Earlier this summer, Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park was awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council to help with construction of a new...
article Sheriff candidates weigh in on racial profiling and relations with the tribe
(9/7/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- What are your policies to prevent racial profiling? The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office has a policy in place guarding against racial profiling. The...
article Below-Average Season Expected For Wild Rice
(9/6/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission is forecasting another below-average year for wild rice in northern Wisconsin.The commission, which...
article A quick guide to Milwaukee's Indian Summer Festival this weekend
(9/5/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Milwaukee's Indian Summer Festival celebrates both past and contemporary traditions of the Ho-Chunk, Oneida, Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Menominee and other...
article Explore Franciscan and Native American heritage
(8/25/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Marywood Spirituality Center will facilitate a pilgrimage Tuesday, Sept. 18, with multiple stops. The day will facilitate a journey of religious and...
article Hunting for Ghost Nets in the Great Lakes
(8/23/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Scott Bretting is a licensed fishing guide who runs the River Rock Inn & Bait Shop in Ashland, Wisconsin. His family came to Lake Superior as German...
article Wisconsin man sings Native American song for NASCAR
(8/20/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Scenes from a life: The 7-year-old had just moved to Madison with his family. His teacher introduced him to his class. It was the 1960s. "This is...
article New Report Finds Disparities Among Arrest Rates Of White, Black, And Native American Kids
(8/17/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A new report from Kid's Forward found that while the number of arrests of white juveniles is declining, the arrest rates for Black and Native American...
article Wisconsin Reservation Offers A Climate Success Story And A Warning
(8/15/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- When Star Ames was a child there was a flood. The streets were like rivers and the houses like islands. It was 1960 and the village of Odanah, Wis. was up...
article Older than the Egyptian pyramids, stone tools found in Sturgeon Bay go on display
(8/14/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The whir of traffic on the city's bypass belies the bucolic neighborhood nearby, as drivers go about their day, unaware that the stretch of former...
article Cunningham: 'Hiawatha' statue is missing an important lesson
(8/11/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- I’m so moved by all the heartfelt passion about the “Hiawatha” statue that it’s clear I’m missing something. I wanted to know more about the inspiration...
article Wisconsin Indian Law Section Annual Conference in Milwaukee Sept. 6-7
(8/8/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Indian Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin holds its annual Indian Law conference Sept. 6-7 at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee. The...
article Climate Change Threatens Midwest's Wild Rice, A Staple For Native Americans
(8/7/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Each year, Dylan Jennings harvests wild rice from the lakes and rivers near his home in northern Wisconsin. He and a partner use a canoe, nosing carefully...

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