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Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry
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Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry (April 11, 2018)

What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.

Menominee Nation fires policer officer accused of 'inappropriate' contact with minor
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Menominee Nation fires policer officer accused of 'inappropriate' contact with minor (November 3, 2017)

The Menominee Nation fired a police officer accused of engaging in 'inappropriate communication' with a minor.

Menominee Nation announces arrest of police officer after undercover operation
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Menominee Nation announces arrest of police officer after undercover operation (November 2, 2017)

The Menominee Nation is anticipating the filing of charges against one of its own police officers following an arrest in Wisconsin.

Menominee Nation hosts 'safe' trick-or-treating event after disturbing incident
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Menominee Nation hosts 'safe' trick-or-treating event after disturbing incident (October 31, 2017)

The Menominee Nation is hosting a new trick-or-treating event after tribal police discovered a suspicious substance in a child's candy bag.

Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions
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Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions (October 20, 2017)

Congress is moving forward with an overdue budget plan that fails to take some of Indian Country's key interests into account.

EHN: Menominee Nation demands stronger federal oversight of Back Forty Mine
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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.

EHN: Menominee Nation won't back down from fight against mine on sacred ground
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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.

Tribes deliver Wisconsin firewood to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
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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
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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.

Menominee Nation mourns passing of former chair Lisa Waukau
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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.

Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term
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Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term (June 20, 2016)

A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.

Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit
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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.

Supreme Court pick puts some Indian law cases on questionnaire
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Supreme Court pick puts some Indian law cases on questionnaire (May 11, 2016)

Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals participated in a contract support costs case that was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in January.

Menominee Nation set for court hearing in industrial hemp lawsuit
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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
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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.

Women take top three leadership positions at Menominee Nation
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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

Brian Pierson: Menominee Nation loses decision at Supreme Court
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Brian Pierson: Menominee Nation loses decision at Supreme Court (February 8, 2016)

Attorney Brian Pierson looks at the U.S. Supreme Court decision in a contract support costs case that went against the Menominee Nation.

Tim Evans: Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case
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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.

Ronald Mann: Supreme Court case might hurt tribes in the future
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Ronald Mann: Supreme Court case might hurt tribes in the future (January 26, 2016)

The case presents the latest installment of a longstanding dispute over the obligation of the federal government to make payments to the numerous Native American tribes affected by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case at Supreme Court
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Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case at Supreme Court (January 25, 2016)

By a unanimous vote, the justices held that the tribe waited too long to pursue certain claims against the Indian Health Service.

DOJ asks judge to dismiss Menominee Nation hemp grow lawsuit
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DOJ asks judge to dismiss Menominee Nation hemp grow lawsuit (January 20, 2016)

Federal agents raided the tribe's operation last October even though field tests appeared to confirm that the tribe was not cultivating marijuana.

Supreme Court takes up first Indian law case of October 2015 term
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Supreme Court takes up first Indian law case of October 2015 term (December 4, 2015)

The Menominee Nation faced some skeptical questions as the justices heard their third contract support costs case in a decade.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe won't give up plan for marijuana
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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe won't give up plan for marijuana (November 20, 2015)

A Department of Justice policy generated a lot of interest in Indian Country but tribes remain cautious amid raids and legal concerns.

Menominee Nation asserts right to grow hemp in new lawsuit
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Menominee Nation asserts right to grow hemp in new lawsuit (November 18, 2015)

The tribe is seeking to be treated as a state when it comes to industrial hemp.

Hilary Bricken: DOJ sending mixed signals on tribal marijuana
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Hilary Bricken: DOJ sending mixed signals on tribal marijuana (November 17, 2015)

In 2014, the Department of Justice issued an enforcement memo addressing how Native American tribes should go about marijuana legalization.

Two tribes in Wisconsin selected as 'Culture of Health' winners
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Two tribes in Wisconsin selected as 'Culture of Health' winners (October 29, 2015)

The Lac du Flambeau Band and the Menominee Nation each received $25,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

BIA looked for hemp while Menominee Nation chair was at NCAI
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BIA looked for hemp while Menominee Nation chair was at NCAI (October 27, 2015)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Agency searched the tribe's operation without interference, according to documents filed in federal court.

Menominee Nation slams DEA raid of industrial hemp operation
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Menominee Nation slams DEA raid of industrial hemp operation (October 26, 2015)

Federal agents said they found over 30,000 marijuana plants on the reservation but the tribe insisted it was only growing hemp, a

Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in two Indian law cases
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Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in two Indian law cases (October 12, 2015)

A contract support costs case will be heard on December 1 and a tribal jurisdiction case will be heard December 7.

Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary case
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Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary case (October 2, 2015)

The high court's October 2015 term is shaping up to be a busy and potentially dangerous one for Indian Country.

Ho-Chunk Nation goes slowly when it comes to legal marijuana
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Ho-Chunk Nation goes slowly when it comes to legal marijuana (September 24, 2015)

Tribal citizens endorsed legalization of the drug at a general council meeting but the discussion is only just beginning.

Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases
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Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases (September 22, 2015)

Cases affecting the boundary of the Omaha Reservation, the immunity of the Kialegee Tribal Town and the repatriation of Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe are among those being reviewed.

Menominee Nation supports marijuana in advisory referendum
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Menominee Nation supports marijuana in advisory referendum (August 21, 2015)

Tribal members voted in favor of legalizing the drug for recreational and medicinal use.

Menominee Nation prepares for referendum on legal marijuana
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Menominee Nation prepares for referendum on legal marijuana (August 17, 2015)

Tribal members will help determine whether the drug will be approved for medicinal and recreational uses.

Menominee Nation schedules referendum on legal marijuana
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Menominee Nation schedules referendum on legal marijuana (July 14, 2015)

Tribal leaders believe marijuana could help improve the economy on Wisconsin's largest reservation.

Ex-judge for Menominee Nation sentenced for child pornography
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Ex-judge for Menominee Nation sentenced for child pornography (July 13, 2015)

Joseph H. Martin will serve five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to one charge in the case.

Supreme Court adds second Indian law case to upcoming term
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Supreme Court adds second Indian law case to upcoming term (June 30, 2015)

The justices agreed to resolve a self-determination dispute that will affect how much the Indian Health Service owes to tribes.

Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case
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Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case (June 26, 2015)

The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.

Students from Oglala Sioux Tribe get close with First Lady Obama
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Students from Oglala Sioux Tribe get close with First Lady Obama (June 4, 2015)

Avianna Garcia, 9, and Gabriel Brooks, 10, shared a lot of face time with First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House event.

Menominee Nation school sees dramatic rise in graduation rate
Education

Menominee Nation school sees dramatic rise in graduation rate (May 27, 2015)

In 2008, fewer than 60 percent of students finished high school but now 95 percent are earning their diplomas.

GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements
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GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements (May 5, 2015)

Nearly every candidate in the wide open 2016 race lacks significant experience in Indian issues.

Menominee Nation woman hired as executive director for NAIHC
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Menominee Nation woman hired as executive director for NAIHC (April 13, 2015)

Pamala Silas joins the organization as it continues to push for the reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act.

Ryan Winn: Tribal colleges committed to improving lives of all
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Ryan Winn: Tribal colleges committed to improving lives of all (March 23, 2015)

On average, a degree at a TCU costs a student $14,566 annually, which is below the national average of $20,234.

Former judge for Menominee Nation pleads guilty for child porn
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Former judge for Menominee Nation pleads guilty for child porn (March 13, 2015)

Joseph H. Martin, a tribal member, is an attorney who has been active in Indian law circles.

Tribes in Wisconsin discuss marijuana with federal prosecutors
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Tribes in Wisconsin discuss marijuana with federal prosecutors (March 9, 2015)

One issue under debate is Public Law 280, which grants civil and criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country to the state.

Winona LaDuke: Ingrid Washinawatok's vision remains strong
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Winona LaDuke: Ingrid Washinawatok's vision remains strong (March 4, 2015)

This week marks the 15th anniversary of the kidnapping and assassination of Menominee leader Ingrid Washinawatok El Issa.

Menominee Nation leader wants to move quickly on marijuana
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Menominee Nation leader wants to move quickly on marijuana (February 20, 2015)

Craig Corn, a former chairman who serves on the tribe's governing body, will be attending the first-ever Tribal Marijuana Conference next week.

Menominee Nation declares emergency due to flooding conditions
Environment

Menominee Nation declares emergency due to flooding conditions (December 16, 2014)

Rising water levels in the Wolf River have led to flooding on the reservation.

Mark Trahant: Mining plan energizes Native voters in Wisconsin
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Mark Trahant: Mining plan energizes Native voters in Wisconsin (October 8, 2014)

There may be no tribe in the country that understands the significance of voting more than the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin.

USDA Blog: Tribes meet for annual Food Sovereignty Summit
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USDA Blog: Tribes meet for annual Food Sovereignty Summit (April 25, 2014)

Department of Agriculture officials attended the annual Food Sovereignty Summit earlier this month.

New Menominee Nation chairwoman to deliver tribal address
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New Menominee Nation chairwoman to deliver tribal address (February 10, 2014)

Laurie Boivin, the new leader of the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin, will deliver the annual State of the Tribes address this Thursday.

Menominee Nation chair to deliver State of the Tribes speech
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Menominee Nation chair to deliver State of the Tribes speech (January 28, 2014)

Craig Corn, the chairman of the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin, will deliver the annual State of the Tribes address on February 13.

Lac du Flambeau Band begins new public transportation service
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Lac du Flambeau Band begins new public transportation service (December 3, 2013)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin has launched a new public transportation service with the help of another tribe.

Two eagle feather headdresses returned to Menominee Nation
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Two eagle feather headdresses returned to Menominee Nation (December 2, 2013)

A museum in Ohio returned two eagle-feather headdresses and other items to the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin.

Column: Menominee Nation   brings fish to  ancestral grounds
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Column: Menominee Nation brings fish to ancestral grounds (June 17, 2013)

Columnist reports on successful fish restoration efforts of the Menominee Nation.

Education Secretary   gives graduation speech at  tribal college
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Education Secretary gives graduation speech at tribal college (May 31, 2013)

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will deliver the commencement address at the College of the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin on Saturday. The tribal college has 96 students in its graduating class....

Menominee Nation eyes support for land-into-trust request
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Menominee Nation eyes support for land-into-trust request (April 4, 2013)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin is seeking local support for a land-into-trust application, The Shawano Leader reports. The tribe wants 160 acres in the town of Red Springs in trust....

Editorial: Tribal colleges   play important role in Indian Country
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Editorial: Tribal colleges play important role in Indian Country (March 26, 2013)

Newspaper highlights importance of tribal colleges like the College of the Menominee Nation on the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin: The College of the Menominee Nation, which was chartered by the...

Letter: Learn  from Menominee Nation on forest  management
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Letter: Learn from Menominee Nation on forest management (October 18, 2012)

"The editorial correctly observes that B.C.'s public forests must be managed for the future. The Menominee native Americans in Wisconsin are an excellent example of people doing this. In 1854,...

Rep. Ryan cites Menominee soldier in vice presidential debate
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Rep. Ryan cites Menominee soldier in vice presidential debate (October 12, 2012)

During the vice presidential debate on Thursday night, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said he met a soldier from the Menominee Nation...