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Lac Courte Oreilles Band announces new drug testing policy
Lac Courte Oreilles Band announces new drug testing policy (August 9, 2019)

The Lac Courte Oreilles Band, the largest local employer, will no longer employ random drug tests or screen for marijuana.


UW News: Heritage marker recognizes Ho-Chunk Nation history and sovereignty
UW News: Heritage marker recognizes Ho-Chunk Nation history and sovereignty (June 24, 2019)

A new marker recognizes the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk, acknowledges the circumstances that led to their forced removal, and honors the tribe's history of resistance and resilience.


Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country
Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country (May 20, 2019)

By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.


Native journalist scheduled for trial in drunken driving case
Native journalist scheduled for trial in drunken driving case (May 14, 2019)

Jenni Monet is headed to trial this fall after arriving late to a court appearance on charges of drunken driving and resisting arrest in New Mexico.


'My wrongful arrest': Native journalist doubles down on defense in drunken driving case
'My wrongful arrest': Native journalist doubles down on defense in drunken driving case (April 22, 2019)

Jenni Monet is a free woman, despite a new warrant out for her arrest in New Mexico.


'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court
'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court (March 14, 2019)

Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.


New law opens the door for distilleries in Indian Country
New law opens the door for distilleries in Indian Country (December 13, 2018)

A nearly 200-year-old ban on the manufacture of liquor on tribal lands has been repealed by Congress.


Mary Annette Pember: Ojibwe women return to sacred island
Mary Annette Pember: Ojibwe women return to sacred island (November 16, 2018)

The Jingle Dress Project immerses Native and non-Native people in the history of Madeline Island in Wisconsin.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history at the polls again
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history at the polls again (August 16, 2018)

Minnesota is certain to elect a Native woman as its next lieutenant governor.


St. Croix Chippewa Tribe wins agreement over hemp and state jurisdiction
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe wins agreement over hemp and state jurisdiction (July 27, 2018)

The state of Wisconsin is promising not to interfere with the St. Croix Chippewa Tribe's hemp and CBD business.


Winnebago artist Henry Payer taps into tribal history
Winnebago artist Henry Payer taps into tribal history (July 5, 2018)

Henry Payer's earliest memory involves a sketchbook his father once gave him. He's been filling pages ever since.


Lac du Flambeau Band awaits results of autopsy in search for missing man
Lac du Flambeau Band awaits results of autopsy in search for missing man (May 18, 2018)

Family and friends are offering tributes to Antonio Roché, a 24-year-old Lac du Flambeau man who went missing earlier this month.


Winnebago Tribe works to revitalize Ho-Chunk language for future generations
Winnebago Tribe works to revitalize Ho-Chunk language for future generations (May 10, 2018)

Generations of federal assimilation initiatives have left the Winnebago people with few fluent Ho-Chunk speakers.


Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow
Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow (May 7, 2018)

Arvina Martin in Wisconsin and Erik Rydberg in California are among the Native vote candidates in a record year.


Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation
Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation (April 27, 2018)

Indian Country may have been left out of Washington's new tax law but one program is opening up opportunities to tribes.


Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry
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.


Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election
Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election (April 11, 2018)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the Speaker of the House with unusual ties to Indian Country, won't seek re-election.


Tribes sound alarms about rise in heroin overdose cases in Wisconsin
Tribes sound alarms about rise in heroin overdose cases in Wisconsin (March 6, 2018)

Two tribes are warning their citizens about recent overdoes from heroin in northern Wisconsin.


Lac du Flambeau Band ties recent murder to gangs and drug dealers
Lac du Flambeau Band ties recent murder to gangs and drug dealers (February 15, 2018)

Five people have been charged in connection with the murder of a citizen of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.


Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court
Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court (January 17, 2018)

The opioid epidemic has hit Indian Country hard and tribes are looking for ways to hold drug companies accountable by going to court.


Longtime chairman of Forest County Potawatomi Community steps down
Longtime chairman of Forest County Potawatomi Community steps down (January 11, 2018)

Harold 'Gus' Frank, the longtime chairman of the Forest County Potawatomi Community, is retiring after 20 years of service.


Albert Bender: Wisconsin police kill 14-year-old indigenous boy on his own homeland
Albert Bender: Wisconsin police kill 14-year-old indigenous boy on his own homeland (December 12, 2017)

Jason Pero was a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and was killed on his own reservation by a non-Indian police officer.


Bad River Band demands federal investigation into fatal shooting of 14-year-old boy
Bad River Band demands federal investigation into fatal shooting of 14-year-old boy (November 17, 2017)

The Bad River Band is demanding a federal investigation after a police officer shot and killed Jason Pero, a 14-year-old tribal citizen, on the reservation.


Bad River Band seeks answers after police officer shoots and kills 14-year-old boy
Bad River Band seeks answers after police officer shoots and kills 14-year-old boy (November 10, 2017)

Tribes are reaching out to the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa after a 14-year-old citizen was shot and killed by a police officer in Ashland County, Wisconsin.


Bad River Band 'deeply saddened and troubled' by fatal shooting of boy by police officer
Bad River Band 'deeply saddened and troubled' by fatal shooting of boy by police officer (November 9, 2017)

The Bad River Band is offering support services to the community following the fatal shooting of a young boy by a police officer in Ashland County, Wisconsin.


Bad River Band declares 'emergency' to address substance abuse on reservation
Bad River Band declares 'emergency' to address substance abuse on reservation (November 8, 2017)

According to Chairperson Robert Blanchard, the Bad River Band has seen a rise in opioid, heroin and methamphetamine addiction.


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.


Urban Indian school in Wisconsin helps revitalize tribal traditions and languages
Urban Indian school in Wisconsin helps revitalize tribal traditions and languages (November 1, 2017)

The Indian Community School of Milwaukee seeks to provide a mainstream education to its students — who represent 20 different tribes — while incorporating cultural education into every aspect of its curriculum.


Menominee Nation hosts 'safe' trick-or-treating event after disturbing incident
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.


Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes
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 new leaders.


Tribes slam Trump administration for adding hurdles to land-into-trust process
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.