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National Congress of American Indians

article 'Ominous shadow' of President Trump looms over meeting of tribal leaders
(10/20/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- This week, the National Congress of American Indians — the largest intertribal organization in the United States — gathered for its annual...
article Jefferson Keel Elected President of National Congress of American Indians
(10/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Today Jefferson Keel, lt. governor of the Chickasaw Nation, was elected president of the National Congress of American Indians, the largest and oldest...
article Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes
(10/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Jefferson Keel, the lieutenant governor of the Chickasaw Nation, is the new president of the National Congress of American Indians. Keel won election at...
article NCAI Convention Attendees Enjoy Culture Night in Milwaukee
(10/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians 74th Annual Convention and Marketplace were treated to traditional food, dance and drumming by the...
press release National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Elects 2017-2019 Executive Council at 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace
(10/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- On Thursday, October 19, 2017, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) elected the new 2017-2019 NCAI Executive Council at the “We Are...
article Three Candidates Vying to President of National Congress of American Indians
(10/18/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) members will cast their votes tomorrow to be president the nation’s oldest and largest American...
article Native American Leaders Meet In Milwaukee, Push For Climate Action
(10/18/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Native American leaders meeting in Milwaukee this week at the convention of the National Congress of American Indians are asking the Trump administration...
article The National Congress of American Indians Annual Convention Underway in Milwaukee
(10/17/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- About 2,000 American Indian leaders are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this week to attend the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 74th Annual...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Study shows Madison, partners could build profitable regional sports complex
(10/18/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Madison can support a $38.3 million sports complex spread across 74 acres on Madison’s southeast side, according to a recent study, but it would be...
article Major sports complex in Madison could generate millions, study says
(10/5/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Madison and partners can create a $38.3 million sports complex with indoor and outdoor fields and parking on 74 acres on the Southeast Side that will turn...
article Ho-Chunk Nation Seeks Win In Wis. Spat Over Gambling Pacts [sub req]
(8/28/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation urged a Wisconsin federal judge Friday to toss a suit by the Stockbridge-Munsee Community seeking to block the Ho-Chunk tribe’s...
article Excitement surrounds expansion of Ho-Chunk Casino in Black River Falls
(8/5/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- After several months of construction, the Ho-Chunk Gaming Casino in Black River Falls opened up a casino addition July 25. This is the first section in...
article Ho-Chunk Casino in Black River Falls opens up new expansion
(8/2/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- After several months of construction, the Ho-Chunk Gaming Casino in Black River Falls opened up their new casino addition last Tuesday. This is the first...
article Jackson County suit to determine whether Ho-Chunk president is a felon
(7/27/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A judge will decide whether whether Ho-Chunk Nation President Wilfrid Cleveland was convicted of a felony in 1972. On May 2, Gary Funmaker filed a lawsuit...
article Lawsuit filed in Jackson County to determine whether Ho-Chunk president is a felon
(7/25/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- It could be a couple of weeks before the courts decide if Ho-Chunk Nation President Wilfrid Cleveland was convicted of a felony in 1972, putting his...
article Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
(7/22/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation enjoys strong support for an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin that's been in the works for years. Members of Congress, state...
article State, federal reps support Beloit casino plan
(7/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- After a promising meeting between local interests involved in the Ho-Chunk Nation casino plan for Beloit at the federal level in Washington, D.C. last...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article US Tribes May Face Severe Budget Cuts
(10/16/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Native American tribes in the United States are facing possible significant budget cuts and must protect the existing funding at any price, Presidential...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Wisconsin lawmakers to consider whether state is open for industrial hemp business
(10/14/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A legislative committee is set to vote on a bill that would allow Wisconsin farmers to grow hemp. The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and...
1 Article on this Issue

Prairie Band Potawatomi

article City and Potawatomi strike 12-year, $10 million streetcar presenting sponsorship agreement, includes free rides for the first 12 months
(10/14/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Mayor Tom Barrett and Rodney Ferguson, CEO of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, announced that the City of Milwaukee and the Forest County Potawatomi...
article Potawatomi Casino names CEO and general manager
(9/20/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has named Rodney Ferguson as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for the...
article Potawatomi Hotel & Casino names new CEO and GM
(9/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has named Rodney Ferguson chief executive officer and general manager. Ferguson, who has served as the property’s...
article Potawatomi names Ferguson as next CEO and general manager
(9/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Potawatomi Hotel & Casino said Tuesday that chief operating officer Rodney Ferguson has been selected to become CEO and general manager of the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Lac du Flambeau

article Tribal council general election held
(10/10/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A manual recount of ballots was done following the Oct. 3 general election conducted by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians....
1 Article on this Issue

Forest County Potawatomi

article Potawatomi tribe buys naming rights to streetcar
(10/9/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Milwaukee's streetcar system will be known as The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino thanks to a 12-year, $10-million deal. Mayor Tom...
article City and Potawatomi strike 12-year, $10 million streetcar presenting sponsorship agreement, includes free rides for the first 12 months
(10/7/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Mayor Tom Barrett and Rodney Ferguson, CEO of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, announced that the City of Milwaukee and the Forest County Potawatomi...
article Ferguson Named Chief Executive Officer/General Manager at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
(9/30/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has named Rodney Ferguson as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for the...
article Potawatomi casino posts flat revenue
(9/5/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Potawatomi tribe’s Milwaukee casino reported that gambling revenue increased 1.5 percent in the last fiscal year that ended July 31, a flat...
article Wisconsin casino sees modest increase in annual gambling revenues
(9/5/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- In Wisconsin, gambling revenues at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino for the twelve months to the end of July reportedly inched up by only about 1.5% year-...
article Revenue flat as Potawatomi tribe wins about $400 million from gamblers
(9/4/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Gambling revenue inched up 1.5% in the past year at the Potawatomi tribe's Milwaukee casino, a modest increase that mirrors the trend of flat growth...
article From food waste to energy: How potato peelings are powering buildings in SE Wisconsin
(7/31/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Using watermelon rinds and potato peelings to power buildings may seem like a stretch, but it's happening right here in southeastern Wisconsin. At the...
article Committee Approves Raft of Projects
(7/26/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Zimmerman Architectural Studios president and CEO David Stroik presented the plans by the Forest County Potawatomi County to build a new wing onto their...
article City Panel Okays Second Casino Tower
(7/18/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A second tower for the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino got a unanimous thumbs-up from the City Plan Commission on Monday. The 19-story tower isn’t the...
article Milwaukee Plan Commission OKs Potawatomi Hotel expansion
(7/17/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- An addition to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, a new east side location for Stone Creek Coffee and a proposed apartment building overlooking the Milwaukee...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Oneida Nation

article Oneida Nation employees and citizens in Las Vegas safe after mass shooting
(10/2/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Members of the Oneida Nation in Las Vegas on business were all safe Monday after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the Chairman said....
1 Article on this Issue

Beloit Casino

article Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino
(9/26/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Four members of Congress are calling on the Trump administration to approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation. The tribe submitted an...
article Ho-Chunk increases presence as casino plan advances
(8/8/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Efforts by Ho-Chunk Nation officials to move the proposed casino project forward are picking up, with the tribe preparing to make a marketing and project...
article Beloit Ho-Chunk casino proposal gets a boost
(7/18/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Interests from the federal, state and local level to bring a Ho-Chunk Nation casino to Beloit are hailing progress on the plan following a meeting last...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Dairyland Casino

article Dairyland Greyhound Park property in Kenosha sold, will become business park
(9/25/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- California developer Majestic Realty Co. bought the former Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha and plans a new business park with 2 million square feet or...
1 Article on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Legalized DFS Industry Will Open “Pandora’s Online Gambling Box”, Wisconsin Opposing Group Argues
(9/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A group of Wisconsin residents has voiced opposition to the recently renewed push for the legalization of daily fantasy sports (DFS). The Citizens Against...
article Legislator Proposing Bill To Legalize And Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports
(9/13/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- State Rep. Tyler Vorpagel, R-Plymouth, is taking up the issue of fantasy sports, again. While players in Wisconsin can access websites like DraftKings,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Menominee Tribe

article Three men sentenced for drug trafficking on Menominee Indian Reservation
(9/11/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Three men will serve prison time for their part in a drug trafficking operation on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The men entered guilty pleas in...
article Understanding the Menominee Tribal Perspective on the Back 40 Mine
(7/28/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- First, I would like to acknowledge my ancestors, who endured so much so that we could have what we have today. I’m forever in your debt. Waewaenon...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Wisconsin residents push back against mine looming just over state line
(9/10/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- As Wisconsin lawmakers consider a bill aimed at attracting mining jobs, state residents are standing up against an open pit mine proposed for a site in...
article Menominee Tribe Applauds Menominee County’s Passage of Resolution Opposing the Proposed Back Forty Mine
(8/11/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin applauds the Menominee County, MI Board of Commissioners, for its commitment to protect the Menominee River,...
article The next big pipeline protest?
(7/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- I was horrified by the images coming out of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota this past winter. The attack dogs, the rubber bullets and...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Missing Women Crisis

article Woman’s Murder Brings New Urgency to Issue for Native Communities
(9/7/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The recovery of Greywind’s body from the Red River was an especially painful, synchronous reminder of the symbol the river has represented for...
1 Article on this Issue

White Earth

article Otter Tail County raise questions over environmental impact of new Star Lake casino
(8/28/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The White Earth Band of Chippewa has plans to set up a new land-based casino on Star Lake in the rural parts of Otter Tail County. Although the band has...
1 Article on this Issue

Sherman Alexie

article Controversial book to remain in Sauk Prairie school curriculum
(7/15/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- After months of debate and parent feedback, a controversial book will remain in classrooms. The Sauk Prairie School Board announced in a July 14 press...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Lake Superior Tribes Return Lands To Reservations Through Federal Programs
(7/11/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Northern Wisconsin tribes on Lake Superior have purchased land that will be added to their reservations using money from federal programs. In the last...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article AFN gains Native American backing for NAFTA Indigenous chapter
(10/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Native American tribal leadership is backing the inclusion of a chapter on Indigenous rights in the final draft of the currently under-negotiation North...
article National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Joins Assembly of First Nations (AFN) in Calling for the Development of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Indigenous Chapter
(10/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- On Tuesday, October 18, 2017, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) membership overwhelmingly moved to support Assembly of First Nations (AFN)...
article Making Music Out of Invasive Weeds
(10/16/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- As a young boy growing up in Wisconsin, Jay Loomis felt the presence of the indigenous population that makes up much of the state — places bearing Native...
article Native Americans to Address Key Tribal Issues at Annual Conference in Wisconsin
(10/15/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The indigenous Americans will address the issues facing the tribal communities of the United States at the 74th Annual Convention and Marketplace in...
article Bringing Native Languages Back From The Vanishing Point
(10/12/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Language shapes how people view the world, build ideas and communicate with others people — it’s an integral part of community culture and...
article Vandal desecrates fire circle honoring Native Americans at UW-Madison's Dejope Hall
(10/10/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A bigoted message was painted on a fire circle honoring Native American tribes outside UW-Madison’s Dejope Residence Hall, a university official...
article Vandals tag Native American mural, other structures in Monona, police say
(10/9/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Vandals had a spraying spree in Monona overnight, hitting a variety of structures including a large mural dedicated to Native Americans painted on a city...
article 2 men die of probable drug overdose in Potawatomi Hotel room
(10/9/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office says two men have been found dead in a room at the Potawatomi Hotel. The men were found Monday morning...
article Veterans Play Vital Role In Wisconsin's Native American Communities
(10/6/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The eagle has long been a symbol of American patriotism. But long before that it was a sacred symbol for indigenous Americans, tied to the creation of...
article David Vialpando Earns 2017 IMGL Gaming Regulator of the Year - Indian Country Award
(10/6/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- OnCourse Learning Director of Gaming Programs David Vialpando was honored Oct. 3 as one of two 2017 Gaming Regulators of the Year – Indian Country...
article Madison Woman Elected As City's First Native American Alderwoman
(10/5/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- When Arvina Martin was very young, she used to proudly proclaim that one day she would be "senator in the morning, and governor in the afternoon.”
article Red Cliff Tribe To Trap, Collar Wolves This Fall
(10/4/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- One northern Wisconsin tribe will begin trapping and tracking wolves in the Bayfield Peninsula this fall. The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa...
article Wisconsin School Works To Keep Native American Languages Alive Around The World
(10/3/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- In Hayward, Wisconsin, a program is working to preserve Native American language and culture in the state and across the world.
article Wild rice returns to Rice Lake in Peterborough, Northumberland counties
(9/28/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- For more than a decade, Alderville First Nation's Jeff Beaver has been trying to re-establish wild rice in and around Rice Lake. Today, due to his...
article Milwaukee Bucks Request Waivers on Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig
(9/22/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on Bronson Koenig (Ho-Chunk Nation) on Thursday. He signed with the organization on July 6, 2017.
article Forest County Potawatomi Community names chief executive officer for casino
(9/20/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Forest County Potawatomi Community announced Rodney Ferguson as the chief operating officer and general manager of its casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin...
article Local gaming distributor suing state, says machines aren't gambling devices
(9/18/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A local distributor of a cash-yielding game found in a number of convenience stores in Racine County is suing the state Department of Revenue, arguing it...
article Indian Nations Law Update - September 2017
(9/15/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The State Bar’s Indian Law Section will hold its annual continuing legal education program on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at the Legendary Waters Resort...
article Convention shows growth of Native American tourism
(9/13/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Loretta Webster wanted to find a wider array of Native American artists to showcase in the next Woodland Indian Art Show. The annual art show, which...
article Bad River Youth Learn About Their Culture Through Summer Programs
(9/4/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Madelyn Wiggins sits among a small group of fellow Bad River Band youth, all whittling 3 foot long pieces of wood. They’re making ricing sticks; Tools...

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