Oneida Nation chairman aims to improve local relationship

Ed Delgado, the new chairman of the Oneida Nation, is drawing praise for improving relations with the village of Hobart, Wisconsin.

The village has fought the tribe on land-into-trust, taxation and sovereignty issues. Those disputes remain but Delgado, who took office in August 2011, says the communities need to work together on common issues like infrastructure.

"They recognize us as an Indian tribal entity and are willing to talk to us. And we're willing to talk to them. That's where we're at, and we'll see where this goes," Delgado told The Green Bay Press-Gazette.

The tribe is drawing up an agreement to address certain municipal issues with the village, Delgado said.

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