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article Wisconsin Department of Justice creates missing and murdered Indigenous women task force
(7/11/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Nationally, murder is the third-leading cause of death for young Indigenous women and girls, according to Centers for Disease control and Prevention data...
article Sen. Bewley Pleased With Kaul's Move For Native Women Task Force
(7/8/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced recently the formation of a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force. This is good news to a...
article AG Creates Task Force Investigating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
(7/4/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- task force has been formed to investigate missing and murdered tribal women in Wisconsin. Attorney General Josh Kaul created the Missing and Murdered...
article Task Force Created To Investigate Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women In Wisconsin
(7/3/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- A task force has been formed to investigate missing and murdered tribal women in Wisconsin. Attorney General Josh Kaul created the Missing and Murdered...
article Woman missing since June may have gotten ride from someone before disappearance, tribal police say
(7/3/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Tribal police in Wisconsin have asked for additional information following reports that a woman who’s been missing since late June may have gotten a...
article Attorney General launches Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force
(7/2/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- A new task force will help fight the abduction, homicide, and trafficking of Native American women and girls in Wisconsin. Attorney General Josh Kaul...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Wisconsin Oneida

article Oneida Nation election candidates seek to rebuild economy after pandemic
(7/10/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Five candidates are running to be the Oneida Nation's business committee chairperson, a title akin to a mayor, in a crowded field due to the...
article Oneida Nation redesigns Farmers’ Market to ensure the community has fresh food
(7/2/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Because of the coronavirus pandemic, communities all across Northeast Wisconsin have had to learn to adapt. And in Oneida, that means redesigning the...
article Brown County scolds Hobart officials over objections to broadband line reroute forced by Oneida Nation
(6/23/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Village officials are questioning why the Oneida Nation forced a broadband installation to be rerouted, potentially increasing the cost of the project by...
article Oneida Nation extends health emergency and issues new guidelines to keep residents safe
(6/11/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- For the third time the Oneida Nation has extended a public health emergency and issued new guidelines to keep residents safe from the coronavirus. The new...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Census

article 'Hard-to-count' Native American tribes lag behind rest of Wisconsin in census response
(7/9/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- It's a question Skye Alloway comes across a lot in her work with the 2020 census: What good will giving the U.S. government my information do for me...
article 'Hard-to-count' Native American tribes lag behind rest of Wisconsin in census response
(7/9/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- It's a question Skye Alloway comes across a lot in her work with the 2020 census: What good will giving the U.S. government my information do for me...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

False Idols

article Columbus Common Council votes to remove Christopher Columbus statue from current location, future unknown
(7/7/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Columbus City Council voted Tuesday to remove a fiberglass statue of Christopher Columbus that sits alongside a road on the edge of the city. An...
1 Article on this Issue

Kickapoo Tribe

article Wisconsin Coffee Company Stops Use Of Indigenous Name Amid National Reckoning About Race
(7/6/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- As Black Lives Matter protests spark a national reckoning about racial justice, a Wisconsin business is finally ending the use of an Indigenous name over...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Oneida Nation eyes hemp production as a way to diversify, strengthen tribal economy
(7/6/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Oneida Nation’s experiment with hemp farming last year didn’t produce a bumper crop, or really anything of significant material worth, but...
1 Article on this Issue

COVID-19

article Tribal educators talk e-learning curve, prepare for fall pandemic learning
(7/2/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The transition to e-learning for students in the state the past school year wasn’t always a smooth one, especially for low-income students, but...
1 Article on this Issue

Enbridge Pipeline

article 'It could rise to the level of Standing Rock': Wisconsinites push back against oil pipeline reroute
(7/2/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Dozens of Wisconsin residents pleaded with state natural resources leaders, asking them to not allow a Canadian oil company to reroute a transport line,...
article 'We Are On The Brink Of Disaster': Public Testifies On Proposed Pipeline Reroute
(7/1/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- People expressed fears that a proposed pipeline project threatens the climate, pristine waters and Native communities in northern Wisconsin while others...
article Regulators give Enbridge Energy more time to negotiate land rights for Line 5 reroute
(6/25/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin regulators have allowed a Canadian pipeline company to put a hold on its request for the authority to take private land in order to reroute an...
article Virtual Public Hearing July 1 On Enbridge Energy Wetland Permits
(6/15/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Wisconsin DNR is hosting a virtual public hearing on July 1 relating to Enbridge Energy's application for a waterway and wetland permit for the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Menominee Tribe

article Tribal Police believe someone gave missing woman a ride before disappearance
(7/2/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Menominee Tribal Police believe someone gave a missing woman a ride to Shawano on prior to her disappearance, and they’re asking that person to come...
article Menominee Tribal Police: Be vigilant for suspicious activity as search for missing woman continues
(6/28/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Menominee Tribal Police say they’re asking community members and visitors to the area to be on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary. Police...
article Search continues for woman from Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin
(6/23/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Tribal Police Department is asking for help finding a woman who has been missing since June 16, 2020. 22-year-old Katelyn Kelley was last...
article Menominee Tribal Police search for missing Native American woman from Village of Keshena
(6/22/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Tribal Police is asking the community for help in locating a missing Native American woman identified as Katelyn Kelley. According to police...
article Menominee Tribal Police looking for missing woman
(6/21/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Tribal Police is asking the community for assistance in locating 22 year old Katelyn L. Kelly. Katelyn was last seen on Tuesday, June 16,...
article Woman indicted for child abuse on Menominee Indian Reservation
(6/20/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Matthew D. Krueger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against a woman...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Stockbridge-Munsee

article North Star Mohican Casino Resort employee tests positive for COVID-19
(6/30/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Stockbridge-Munsee Community announced an employee of North Star Mohican Casino Resort has tested positive for coronavirus. The employee was one of...
1 Article on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article As Ho-Chunk casinos reopen, tribe copes with big losses during pandemic
(6/29/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- One of the busiest Ho-Chunk casinos in Wisconsin is back open Monday, after it was closed for more than three months during the coronavirus pandemic. Ho-...
article Ho-Chunk Nation permanently lays off temp. laid-off workers
(6/25/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk Nation has decided to permanently lay off employees who had previously been temporarily laid off, President Marlon WhiteEagle said in a video...
article Her life spiraled into addiction after her brother's tragic death. Ho-Chunk woman declared her independence, and now saves lives.
(6/24/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Tena Quackenbush had an epiphany one day while staring into a mirror. It came down to a choice between life and death. “I never thought I could get...
article Ho-Chunk Gaming reopening casino June 29
(6/23/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg will be reopening its casino doors Monday, June 29. The new hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight...
article Ho-Chunk casinos roll dice to rebound from COVID-19 losses
(6/22/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation’s next budget normally would take effect July 1, but the COVID-19 pandemic’s shuttering the tribe’s six casinos have...
article Ho-Chunk casino in Wisconsin Dells will require masks when it reopens June 29
(6/21/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- After months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ho-Chunk Gaming announced the reopening of the Wisconsin Dells casino will be June 29, with several...
article BRF casino to reopen June 29 after significant losses
(6/20/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- In Black River Falls, Ho-Chunk Gaming has stayed closed longer than some of its companions around the state, and it has faced “significant”...
article Ho-Chunk casinos in Wisconsin Dells, Wittenberg, Black River Falls set to reopen
(6/19/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Three Ho-Chunk casinos are scheduled to reopen on June 29, the Ho-Chunk Nation announced this week. Health precautions to help minimize risk of the...
article Black River Falls, other Ho-Chunk Gaming casinos reopening at the end of the month
(6/16/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk Gaming is opening the doors to three more of their casinos on June 29. Their casinos in Black River Falls, Wisconsin Dells, and Wittenberg will...
article Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa welcomes hundreds back to the casino
(6/16/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa reopened early Tuesday morning. Long lines of eager gamers waited for an average of 45 minutes to get in. Customers were required...
article Ho-Chunk Gaming to re-open casinos in three locations.
(6/15/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation announced that they will be re-opening their casinos at Black River Falls, Wisconsin Dells and Wittenberg starting on Monday, June...
article 'We’re not kidding around': Wisconsin tribal businesses require face masks amid COVID-19
(6/11/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guideline of wearing a face mask is being largely ignored by customers at many businesses in the...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Two Wisconsin tribes join lawsuit against Trump administration, EPA over water protections
(6/26/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Two Wisconsin Native American tribes have joined in a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration and the Environmental Protection Agency on June 22...
1 Article on this Issue

Blood Quantum

article ‘What will happen to our tribe in 50 years?’
(6/25/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- A protest has been organized and will continue in Hertel over the acceptance of descendants of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin. They are...
1 Article on this Issue

St. Croix Chippewa

article 'What will happen to our tribe in 50 years?'
(6/25/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- A protest has been organized and will continue in Hertel over the acceptance of descendants of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin. They are...
1 Article on this Issue

Wisconsin Gaming

article Wisconsin tribal casinos expect big losses due to coronavirus pandemic
(6/24/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Tribal casinos, including those in Wisconsin, are projected to be hit hard with revenue losses this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, national...
article Many Wisconsin tribes reopening casinos as they lift and ease stay-at-home restrictions
(6/22/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Many Wisconsin tribes have been reopening their casinos as they lift or ease stay-at-home restrictions that were put in place during the coronavirus...
article Wisconsin tribes reliant on casinos hit hard by pandemic
(6/22/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Native American tribes in Wisconsin that rely mostly on casino revenue to support their communities are struggling to provide government services after...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article 15-year-old petitions to remove Christopher Columbus statue
(6/23/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Amid racial tension around the nation, a statue of Christopher Columbus in Wisconsin is under scrutiny, and a 15-year-old wants to see it removed. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Gaming

article Tribal governments 'crippled' by lost gambling revenue during COVID-19 pandemic
(6/21/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has sickened millions of Americans and killed nearly 118,000, while efforts to slow the spread have triggered the worst economic...
1 Article on this Issue

Forest County Potawatomi

article COVID-19 shutdown of Potawatomi gaming exacted “devastating” toll
(6/20/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The protracted nearly three-month shutdown of the Forest County Potawatomi Community’s two Wisconsin gaming facilities due to the global COVID-19...
1 Article on this Issue

Oneida Nation

article Dealer at Point Place Casino tests positive for COVID-19, public exposure possible
(6/17/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- A dealer at Point Place Casino in Bridgeport has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Madison County's health director. Anyone who was at the...
1 Article on this Issue

Lac du Flambeau

article Lac du Flambeau: Tribe set to reopen reservation at midnight, June 17
(6/15/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Council today announced it will suspend its shelter-at-home order, curfew and tribal...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article ‘There Were People Here Before Us:’ UWM Professor Talks Milwaukee’s History Along the Lake
(6/27/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- It’s a well-known fact that Milwaukee is often referred to as “the good land.” The name itself originated from the Native American...
article Native American-owned distillery developing spirit from Wisconsin cheese
(6/22/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- With his distillery located in the Dairy State, Curtis Basina was advised that he should really do something to set his spirits apart, and that something...
article Video gambling machine vendor sentenced to 1 year for tax evasion
(6/21/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Thomas Laugen, 69, of Sun Prairie was sentenced to one year in federal prison Friday for income tax evasion. According to U.S. Attorney for the Western...
article Sun Prairie businessman gets year in prison for not paying taxes on cash skimmed from gambling machines
(6/19/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The former owner of a vending company that supplied video gambling machines to bars and restaurants, including a Middleton bowling alley, was sentenced...
article Phoenix sculptor hired to create artwork for Iroquois Confederacy
(6/12/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Continuing his work in Native American mythology, Russell Beebe, the sculptor who carved “We Are Here” at Ashland’s north entrance, is...
article Supreme Court agrees gas station video game/phone chargers are gambling machines
(6/12/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Jeremy Hahn's idea seemed too dumb to work out, even it was legal. The West Bend man started a company called Quick Charge Kiosk that modified video...
article Historical context to Ojibwe spearfishing
(6/9/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- On May 2nd, tribal harvesters saw gunfire on Little St Germain lake and feared for their safety. They called 911, leading to a St Germain man being...
article Protesters demonstrate against harassment of tribal spear-fishers
(6/9/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Protesters demanding tougher prosecution of a St. Germain man gathered outside the Vilas County Courthouse on Monday. In early May, James Kelsey, 61,...
article They’re weaving their culture into the fabrics of their face masks
(5/30/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- While wearing a mask can feel like a sacrifice for some, others consider the act as more of a privilege. Diverse ethnic groups, many which have been hit...
article Ojibwe prophecy led to the Great Lakes. Now it's threatened
(5/29/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ojibwe people of modern-day Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have for 1,000 years adhered to a spiritual prophecy to live "where food grows on...
article Northern Wisconsin tribe donates 2,000+ lbs. of fish to community
(5/25/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Over the Memorial Day weekend in Wisconsin, the Red Cliff Band donated 2,180 pounds of fish to the Bayfield community. It was all part of their '...
article Why Is There A 'Wau' In So Many Wisconsin Place Names?
(5/25/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The combination of letters "w-a-u" appears pretty frequently in the names of places around Wisconsin. Think of the cities of Wauwatosa or Milwaukee. Is...
article This Six-Year-Old Could Be Part Of A Revival Of The Ojibwe Language
(5/22/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- At first glance, the YouTube video simply shows a young girl playing with Legos at her home. But if you listen closely, it’s something more. Six-...
article Man charged with shooting at spear-fishers
(5/18/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- A St. Germain man is facing charges in Vilas County Circuit Court for a May 4 incident at Little St. Germain Lake during federally-guaranteed tribal...
article Two to vie for Red Cliff tribal vice chairmen
(5/11/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Nathan W. Gordon and Joseph D. Montano Sr. will face off in the July 7 general election for the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa vice chairman...
article Deputies make arrest after Ojibwe spear-fishers take fire
(5/6/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Authorities in Vilas County have arrested a person suspected of opening fire on Ojibwe spear-fishers. The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission...
article Harassment Of Tribal Spearfishers In Vilas County Reportedly Involved Gunshots
(5/5/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- An incident reportedly involving gunshots led to one person being taken into custody in Vilas County as tribal members were spearfishing. In a press...
article Trump-Backed Lawmaker Faces School Board Head for Congress
(5/3/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin’s special congressional election to replace retired Republican reality TV star Sean Duffy pits a candidate endorsed by President Donald...
article Juneau resident vows fight over sidewalk project
(4/26/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Residents are pushing back against another sidewalk project in Juneau. South Main Street is due to be reconstructed from Cross Street to Kindt Street for...
article Federal approval of Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit casino plan gets bipartisan support
(4/21/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- State and federal lawmakers are expressing support for the Ho-Chunk Nation’s Beloit gaming and entertainment project that took a key step forward when the...

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