Frank Vaisvilas, Green Bay Press-Gaz.

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Recent articles by Frank:

Six tribes in Wisconsin receive $1.1M in federal funding to combat high unemployment

Six Indigenous nations in Wisconsin are receiving a share of US Department of Labor funding for job training services and to expand employment. → Read More

New book by Oneida historian to use Indigenous voices to tell story of Native American removal era in Wisconsin

Dr. Carol Cornelius will tell the removal-era story of Wisconsin's First Nations in a forthcoming book published by Wisconsin Historical Society. → Read More

Oneida Nation steps in to defend Indian Child Welfare Act in US Supreme Court case

The Wisconsin tribe has joined four other tribes in defending the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case that could affect Indian Country across the U.S. → Read More

Officials rename 28 places in Wisconsin that had names derogatory to Indigenous women. Here's where they are.

28 place names in Wisconsin that previously used a term derogatory to Indigenous women have new names. Here's what to know about the changes. → Read More

'I had no idea this was still going on': Wisconsin parent appalled by race-based high school mascots

Enrolled Oneida Nation citizen Tammy Swiercynzki couldn't understand why a team purports to represent her people with a cartoonish Indigenous chief. → Read More

Oneida Nation collaborates with UW-Green Bay to bring Reservation Dogs actors' hip hop show to Weidner Center

In their first major collaboration with the Oneida Nation organizers with the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts are bringing Indigenous hip-hop stars to Green Bay for upcoming shows. → Read More

Red Cliff Ojibwe Nation celebrates ‘landmark moment’ with return of final 900 acres of land from Bayfield County

Red Cliff Ojibwe Nation officials are celebrating this summer the last of more than 2,500 acres returned to the tribe from Bayfield County in northern Wisconsin. → Read More

This Green Bay mural represents the ‘past, present and future' of Oneida people. Here's where to see it.

Mural on the historic downtown J.L. Jorgensen Building is the first Indigenous-based mural included in On Broadway, Inc.'s mural program. → Read More

Appointment of Marilynn Malerba as first Indigenous US treasurer draws support from tribal leaders in Wisconsin

Tribal leaders in Wisconsin say the appointment of Marilynn Malerba to US treasurer solidifies representation in one of the country's highest offices. → Read More

Weather leads to canceled fireworks in some areas of northeast Wisconsin; others should be 'good to go'

As storms move through northeast Wisconsin Monday afternoon, fireworks show organizers have been scrambling over whether to cancel events. → Read More


SWAT responds to Manitowoc residence, no injuries reported

A SWAT team responded to a situation at a Manitowoc residence Sunday afternoon, police reported. → Read More

'Seeing this is amazing': Dozens attend the first Pride march on the Menominee Reservation

Menominee Nation officials and social workers sought to create more acceptance by organizing the first Pride march on the reservation June 30. → Read More

Fireworks just one reason to attend Oneida Nation Pow Wow this weekend. Here's what to know if you go.

The pow wow returns this weekend after a two-year hiatus and, for the first time ever, will feature fireworks. Here's what to know about the event. → Read More

Indigenous nations in Wisconsin are represented in a new exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum. Here's what's featured.

A new, permanent exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago includes displays from the Oneida, Menominee and Ho-Chunk nations. Here's what to know. → Read More

The first doctors of Indigenous education have graduated from UW-Green Bay. Here's what they plan to do next.

"This program is really about the renewal" of "Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being," the program's director, Dr. Crystal Lepscier, said. → Read More

Menominee Reservation has had 70 overdoses and 4 overdose deaths in 2022. Here’s what’s driving the trend.

Menominee Nation Police Chief Keith Tourtillott said overdoses on the reservation have continued to rise since the onset of COVID-19. → Read More

Tribe caught in middle of political debate over charter schools in Wisconsin

A northern Wisconsin tribe’s efforts to establish a charter school is becoming the center of the debate between state Republicans and Democrats over public versus private schools. → Read More

Menominee Sturgeon Feast Pow Wow returns this weekend. Here's what it means and what's planned.

The pow wow keeps alive a tradition continued for thousands of years that celebrates the return of the sturgeon to the Menominee Reservation. → Read More

Why a state task force worries a northern Wisconsin oil pipeline project could bring sex trafficking crimes

4 workers on a pipeline in Minnesota were arrested in a sex sting last summer. Advocates in Wisconsin worry a project here could bring similar crimes. → Read More

Oneida Nation to address security gaps after Radisson shooting that left two dead, third injured

The Oneida Nation will receive $622,000 in federal funding, some of which will be used to buy license-plate recognition and gunshot-detection systems. → Read More