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Filed Under: Law
Lac Du Flambeau Band man sentenced for abusing young girls (06/30)
Edward Joseph Peterson will serve seven years in federal prison on top of a four-year sentence for abuse in the state of Wisconsin.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Supreme Court adds second Indian law case to upcoming term (06/30)
The justices agreed to resolve a self-determination dispute that will affect how much the Indian Health Service owes to tribes.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case (06/26)
The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.

Filed Under: National
Ho-Chunk Nation opens doors to apartment facility for veterans (06/24)
The $1.5 million, 11,000-square-foot building provides 10 units for veterans who need help with housing, job training and other services.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Chris Rickert: Wisconsin school made right call on racist images (06/22)
If a shirt featuring, say, Little Black Sambo can be considered a racially harassing 'disruption or distraction' then a shirt with the absurdly smiling face of the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo seems just as objectionable.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Unlikely alliances advance agenda in Indian Country (06/15)
In the Pacific Northwest, Native nations are using their treaty rights to fight plans for coal and oil trains, because shipping and burning fossil fuels threatens their fisheries.

Filed Under: Law
Authorities investigate murder of woman from Oneida Nation (06/10)
Krystal Torres-Smith 39, was found dead on the UW-Green Bay campus. She had been shot multiple times.

Filed Under: Business
Interview: Potawatomi tribes join forces for new business venture (06/09)
Robert Farkas spoke with MiBiz about the firm’s goals for skilled trades training as well as a new joint venture to pursue federal contracting work.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Winona LaDuke: Energy company hasn't been listening to tribes (06/08)
The Enbridge Company’s Linda Coady, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, had come out from Calgary to have a 'Listening Session' with the Native community.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Students from Oglala Sioux Tribe get close with First Lady Obama (06/04)
Avianna Garcia, 9, and Gabriel Brooks, 10, shared a lot of face time with First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House event.

Filed Under: Law | National
Oneida Nation leaders unanimously back marriage equality law (06/01)
The new law defines marriage as a union between two "spouses" -- regardless of gender.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Wisconsin Supreme Court rules for Oneida Nation in permit case (05/29)
The city of Green Bay pulled the permit for a waste recycling plant after the project generated controversy.

Filed Under: Education | Sports
School district in Wisconsin bans clothing with 'Indian' mascots (05/29)
Gabriel Saiz, a member of the Ponca Tribe, spoke out against racist mascots at a school board meeting last month.

Filed Under: Law | National
Voters of Red Cliff Band show support for some uses of marijuana (05/28)
Tribal members want to legalize marijuana for medical and agricultural purposes, according to a non-binding referendum.

Filed Under: Law
Law Article: Indian inmate wins religious rights suit in Wisconsin (05/27)
Prisoner Schlemm is a member of the Navajo Tribe and has been imprisoned in Wisconsin since 1999.

Filed Under: Education
Menominee Nation school sees dramatic rise in graduation rate (05/27)
In 2008, fewer than 60 percent of students finished high school but now 95 percent are earning their diplomas.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mary Pember: Memories of racism come back in a police stop (05/19)
The public debate over police violence against unarmed black men has reminded me of the same police treatment of Native men and the palpable lack of public concern.

Filed Under: Law
Red Cliff Band seeks to add K-9 unit to battle drug trafficking (05/15)
The tribe has seen a rise in heroin and methamphetamine abuse on the reservation.

Filed Under: Business
Two Potawatomi tribes join forces for new business venture (05/12)
The Pokagon Band from Michigan and the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe from Wisconsin started a design and construction firm.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Red Cliff Band asks voters about legal marijuana and hemp (05/08)
The non-binding referendum asks about marijuana for medical and recreational purposes and hemp for industrial use.

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