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Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes
National | Politics
Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes (October 19, 2017)
It's decision day for the National Congress of American Indians as attendees elect a slate of new leaders.

Tribes slam Trump administration for adding hurdles to land-into-trust process
National | Politics | Trust
Tribes slam Trump administration for adding hurdles to land-into-trust process (October 17, 2017)
Tribal leaders are lashing out at the Trump administration again, this time over rule changes they said will make it all but impossible to restore their homelands.

Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization
National
Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization (October 4, 2017)
The defunct Indian Country Today Media Network will remain in Indian Country's hands thanks to the Oneida Nation.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe announces plan for cannabidiol business in Wisconsin
Health | Law | National
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe announces plan for cannabidiol business in Wisconsin (September 27, 2017)
The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe is moving forward with plans for a cannabidiol production and distribution business in Wisconsin.

EHN: Menominee Nation demands stronger federal oversight of Back Forty Mine
Environment | National
EHN: Menominee Nation demands stronger federal oversight of Back Forty Mine (August 25, 2017)
In its continued fight against a mine near sacred waters, the Menominee Nation wants stronger federal regulations to apply as officials weigh the final permit for mine approval.

Bad River Band benefits from Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Bad River Band benefits from Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (July 13, 2017)
Through the acquisition of fractional interests, the Bad River Band regained ownership of 3,492 acres on its reservation in northern Wisconsin.

Oneida Nation challenges Oneida Nation over use of 'Oneida' trademarks
Business | Law | National
Oneida Nation challenges Oneida Nation over use of 'Oneida' trademarks (June 28, 2017)
The Oneidas in Wisconsin are hoping to use trademarks that have been registered to their relatives in New York.

Zia Pueblo wants symbol removed from flag of city in far-away Wisconsin
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Zia Pueblo wants symbol removed from flag of city in far-away Wisconsin (June 27, 2017)
A top leader from Zia Pueblo in New Mexico is calling for the removal of the tribe's well-known sun symbol from a flag in Wisconsin.

Ho-Chunk Nation reaches out to urban citizens and community
National
Ho-Chunk Nation reaches out to urban citizens and community (June 6, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation is making its presence known in Chicago, Illinois.

Tribes secure over $9M in grants to improve transportation safety
National
Tribes secure over $9M in grants to improve transportation safety (April 10, 2017)
Some 74 tribes in 20 states will use for the funds for a variety of road, bridge, pedestrian and safety projects.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band leader addresses Wisconsin lawmakers
National | Politics
Stockbridge-Munsee Band leader addresses Wisconsin lawmakers (April 5, 2017)
President Shannon Holsey cited education, health care and protecting the environment as top priorities for the 11 tribes and the state.

Stockbridge-Munsee leader delivers tribal address in Wisconsin
National | Politics
Stockbridge-Munsee leader delivers tribal address in Wisconsin (March 28, 2017)
The annual State of the Tribes address takes place April 4 at the state capital in Madison, Wisconsin.

Mary Annette Pember: It's sugar bush time across Ojibwe country
Environment
Mary Annette Pember: It's sugar bush time across Ojibwe country (March 20, 2017)
Tapping trees to make maple syrup is a time-tested Ojibwe tradition.

Oneida Nation prevails as Supreme Court declines immunity case
Business | Law
Oneida Nation prevails as Supreme Court declines immunity case (March 20, 2017)
The nation's highest court won't be adding another tribal sovereignty case to their workload.

Winona LaDuke: Tribes emboldened by resistance at Standing Rock
Canada | Environment | National
Winona LaDuke: Tribes emboldened by resistance at Standing Rock (February 1, 2017)
The surge of formal opposition to tar sands and fracked oil pipelines shows how Standing Rock resistance has emboldened Great Lakes tribes.

Mary Annette Pember: Bad River Band takes stand on oil pipeline
Environment | National
Mary Annette Pember: Bad River Band takes stand on oil pipeline (January 17, 2017)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember reports on efforts to evict an aging pipeline from a reservation in northern Wisconsin.

Bad River Band calls for removal of aging pipeline on reservation
Canada | Environment | National
Bad River Band calls for removal of aging pipeline on reservation (January 12, 2017)
The Line 5 pipeline has been transporting oil through the reservation since 1953.

EHN: Menominee Nation won't back down from fight against mine on sacred ground
Environment | National
EHN: Menominee Nation won't back down from fight against mine on sacred ground (January 6, 2017)
The open pit gold, zinc and copper mine would be near tribal burial sites and centuries old raised garden beds along the Menominee River, the center of the Menominee Tribe's creation story.

Three more tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Three more tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell program (December 15, 2016)
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, the Stockbridge-Munsee Band and the Scyuan Band will help educate landowners about the Cobell buy-back effort.

Mary Annette Pember: Tribal member arrested for string of arsons on Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation
Environment | Law
Mary Annette Pember: Tribal member arrested for string of arsons on Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation (December 2, 2016)
A series of suspicious fires that targeted religious structures on the reservation in Wisconsin might be finally be solved.

Daniel Brown: Ho-Chunk Nation celebrates a new day in Wisconsin
Opinion
Daniel Brown: Ho-Chunk Nation celebrates a new day in Wisconsin (December 1, 2016)
It still bears repeating that Ho-Chunk people have suffered greatly through federal government policies that have essentially sought to rid the country of our very existence.

Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (November 2, 2016)
Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.

Mark Anthony Rolo: Bad River Band took a stand against big mine
Environment | Opinion
Mark Anthony Rolo: Bad River Band took a stand against big mine (October 31, 2016)
'People all over the country are becoming fed up with corporate exploitation of the land and natural resources.'

Landowners from Bad River Band see $6.6M in Cobell buy-back offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Landowners from Bad River Band see $6.6M in Cobell buy-back offers (October 26, 2016)
Offers went out to nearly 3,000 landowners on the Wisconsin reservation.

Lac Courte Oreilles Band responds to request for federal audit
National | Politics
Lac Courte Oreilles Band responds to request for federal audit (October 14, 2016)
The Wisconsin tribe was shocked by a Republican lawmaker's letter to federal agencies.

Oneida Nation battles longtime foe over activities on trust land
Law | Trust
Oneida Nation battles longtime foe over activities on trust land (October 5, 2016)
The tribe went to court after the village of Hobart threatened to interfere with a popular family festival.

Tribes deliver Wisconsin firewood to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Environment | National
Tribes deliver Wisconsin firewood to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (September 21, 2016)
The #NoDAPL movement continues to bring Indian Country together.

Environmental Health News: Menominee Nation battles mining project
Environment | Health | National
Environmental Health News: Menominee Nation battles mining project (September 20, 2016)
Guy Reiter was an archaeologist before he was an activist. But the two merged after a dream six years ago.

Bronson Koenig hosts basketball clinic for youth at Standing Rock
National | Sports
Bronson Koenig hosts basketball clinic for youth at Standing Rock (September 16, 2016)
The college basketball star from the Ho-Chunk Nation is heading to North Dakota to show solidarity with the #NoDAPL movement.

Oneida Nation can't be sued under federal credit reporting law
Business | Law
Oneida Nation can't be sued under federal credit reporting law (September 13, 2016)
A consumer went to court after sensitive credit card information was printed on receipts issued by tribal businesses.

Forest County Potawatomi Community ramps up political spending
Politics
Forest County Potawatomi Community ramps up political spending (August 17, 2016)
The Wisconsin tribe's political action committee has spent more so far this year than all of the six years prior.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe ordered to reinstate five ousted members
Law | National
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe ordered to reinstate five ousted members (August 17, 2016)
The disenrollment effort violated 'basic tenets of justice and fairness,' a tribal court judge ruled.

Bad River Band included in President Obama's disaster declaration
Environment | National
Bad River Band included in President Obama's disaster declaration (August 11, 2016)
The Wisconsin tribe was hit hard by storms and floods that have left dozens of families without homes.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance in Minnesota and Wisconsin (August 11, 2016)
Seven Native candidates are in the running in Minnesota and there's another in Wisconsin.

Bad River Band hit hard by floods that forced families out of homes
Environment | National
Bad River Band hit hard by floods that forced families out of homes (August 9, 2016)
Dozens of families are awaiting work on permanent housing after storms battered the reservation in July.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe defends effort to remove five from rolls
Law | National
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe defends effort to remove five from rolls (August 5, 2016)
A judge heard arguments from both sides of the dispute on July 25 and a decision is expected shortly.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe seeks to disenroll as many as 16 people
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St. Croix Chippewa Tribe seeks to disenroll as many as 16 people (July 15, 2016)
The tribe has a relatively small membership and a generous yearly per capita of $10,000 so the removals are being viewed with skepticism.

Lac du Flambeau Band takes action after 'senseless' killing of moose on reservation
Environment | Law | National
Lac du Flambeau Band takes action after 'senseless' killing of moose on reservation (July 13, 2016)
The tribal council approved an emergency rule to prohibit the killing of moose and other protected species.

Lac du Flambeau Band probes shooting of moose on reservation
Environment | Law
Lac du Flambeau Band probes shooting of moose on reservation (July 8, 2016)
A tribal member shot the animal early Wednesday morning, according to the Wisconsin tribe.

Oneida Nation considers sales tax to generate revenue for per caps
Business | Law
Oneida Nation considers sales tax to generate revenue for per caps (July 7, 2016)
The 5 percent tax on retailers would be in addition to the Wisconsin's 5 percent tax.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe removes 10 people from rolls amid debate
Law
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe removes 10 people from rolls amid debate (June 28, 2016)
The move comes as the Wisconsin tribe asks members about its one-half blood quantum standard, one of just a few in Indian Country.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe warned not to launch marijuana operation
Business | Law | National
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe warned not to launch marijuana operation (June 24, 2016)
Growing or processing marijuana will lead to federal prosecution, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said.

Menominee Nation mourns passing of former chair Lisa Waukau
National
Menominee Nation mourns passing of former chair Lisa Waukau (June 20, 2016)
Lisa Waukau was a well-known educator who served as chair, vice chair and secretary of the Wisconsin tribe.

Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation leaders want to meet Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation leaders want to meet Donald Trump (June 14, 2016)
The Republican presidential campaign has indicated it is open to a meeting with leaders of the Navajo Nation Council.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on $30M retail expansion
Business | National
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on $30M retail expansion (June 3, 2016)
A new grocery story, fast food restaurant, gas station and other amenities are coming to the Fourwinds Market in Siren, Wisconsin.

Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit
Law | National
Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit (May 24, 2016)
A federal judge refused to treat the tribe in a manner similar to states when it comes to hemp cultivation.

Wenona Wolf: Native people are invisible in our own homeland
Opinion
Wenona Wolf: Native people are invisible in our own homeland (May 23, 2016)
Even in a city of well-educated residents, I have encountered so many people who know little to nothing about native people, even though Wisconsin is home to 11 federally recognized tribes.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe hosts unique graduating class
Education
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe hosts unique graduating class (May 12, 2016)
The tribe entered into a partnership with Nicolet College in Wisconsin to offer classes to employees.

Menominee Nation set for court hearing in industrial hemp lawsuit
Law | National
Menominee Nation set for court hearing in industrial hemp lawsuit (April 20, 2016)
The tribe is seeking governmental parity under the 2014 Farm Bill, which respects states' rights to legalize and grow hemp.

Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation
Business | Environment | Law | National
Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 29, 2016)
Citing changes in the legal landscape, a federal judge opened the door for Alex White Plume, a former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, to cultivate hemp again.

Indian Country cheers on Ho-Chunk players in basketball playoff
National | Sports
Indian Country cheers on Ho-Chunk players in basketball playoff (March 25, 2016)
Two young members of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin are making history on the basketball court.

Mary Annette Pember: Bad River Band citizens battle drug abuse
Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Bad River Band citizens battle drug abuse (March 18, 2016)
After seeing the high rates of heroin use and overdose, and a dramatic increase in rates of HIV and Hepatitis C, Bad River members formed Gwayakobimaadiziwin or 'making changes to make things right in your life.'

Oneida Nation seeks to renew land agreement with community
Trust
Oneida Nation seeks to renew land agreement with community (March 16, 2016)
The tribe wants to pay the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, for services to its trust properties but some local leaders have concerns about taxation and jurisdiction issues.

Mark Trahant: Lac Courte Oreilles Band sees democracy in action
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Lac Courte Oreilles Band sees democracy in action (March 14, 2016)
There is so much about this presidential election that appeals to voters’ base instincts: Ugly threats involving immigrants or Muslims; the school-yard shouting matches that replaced Republican debates and, especially concerning, the threats and violence found at Donald Trump’s campaign rallies.

Wisconsin poet laureate Kimberly Blaeser proud of Ojibwe ancestry
Arts & Entertainment
Wisconsin poet laureate Kimberly Blaeser proud of Ojibwe ancestry (March 8, 2016)
Kimberly Blaeser, who grew up on the White Earth Nation, traces her love of poetry and performance to her tribal heritage.

Oneida Nation addresses increase in opiate abuse in community
Health | National
Oneida Nation addresses increase in opiate abuse in community (March 2, 2016)
Kalihwisaks, the tribe's newspaper, is running a two-part series on the negative impacts of drugs like heroin and prescription painkillers.

Melissa Smith: Wolves in danger in Wisconsin's political climate
Environment | Opinion
Melissa Smith: Wolves in danger in Wisconsin's political climate (February 26, 2016)
I could tell you that with Act 169 in Wisconsin, many stakeholders, including the tribes and environmental advocacy voices were removed from any sort of decision-making process.

Lac Courte Oreilles leader delivers State of the Tribes address
National | Politics
Lac Courte Oreilles leader delivers State of the Tribes address (February 17, 2016)
Chairman Wayne 'Mic' Isham discussed education, environmental protection, economic development and stereotypes as he called for greater cooperation between tribes and the state.

Women take top three leadership positions at Menominee Nation
Politics
Women take top three leadership positions at Menominee Nation (February 10, 2016)
The Wisconsin tribe's executive seats are held by Chairwoman Joan Delabreau, Vice Chair Crystal Chapman-Chevalier and Secretary Myrna Warrington

Tim Evans: Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case
Health | Law | Opinion
Tim Evans: Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case (February 3, 2016)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a tribe has six years from the time a claim for self-determination contract support costs first arises to present the claim to a governmental agency allegedly owing it reimbursement for those costs.

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