Frank Vaisvilas, Green Bay Press-Gaz.

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Past articles by Frank:

Lac du Flambeau tribe to reopen barricaded roads in northern Wisconsin as temporary agreement reached

The barricaded roads will reopen for 90 days while the tribe and town officials negotiate a more permanent resolution. → Read More

As Lac du Flambeau road closure standoff enters month two, possible legal and legislative action loom. Here's what to know.

Legislative and legal action are being considered as road closures enter their second month on the northern Wisconsin reservation. → Read More

Green Bay mayor, city sued by Wisconsin State Senate, Sen. Jacque over City Hall audio surveillance

The state Senate is suing Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich and the city after learning audio recording equipment was installed at City Hall. → Read More

Gov. Evers proposes $7.4M for creation of state office dedicated to combating violence against Indigenous people

The proposed office would be part of the Wisconsin Department of Justice and include three full-time positions. → Read More

Teacher’s aide who made racist remarks to Ho-Chunk student at Black River Falls High School apologizes and resigns

A teacher's aide who was caught on video making racist comments to a Ho-Chunk student at Black River Falls High School has resigned. → Read More

5 things to know as Lac du Flambeau road closure standoff enters week three, including what the tribe wants and how affected residents are staying safe

Tribal officials first set up the roadblocks on four roads Jan. 31, stranding some 65 non-Native households. → Read More

Lac du Flambeau tribe in northern Wisconsin blocks road amid a land dispute, stranding some non-Native residents. Here's what to know.

The road has been closed since Jan. 30, leaving some non-Native residents feeling stranded in their homes. → Read More

New book gives an insider's view of the 20-year power struggle between Oneida Nation and village of Hobart

A former Oneida tribal attorney has written a book about her experiences representing the tribe against court disputes with the village of Hobart. → Read More

Menominee Nation is the sixth tribe in Wisconsin to sign an agreement with the state DPI that calls for educating, not assimilating, Native youth. Here's what the agreement means.

Signed Jan. 23 in Keshena, the agreement calls for the state to support the tribe's efforts in teaching its culture. → Read More

Ojibwe 'Olympic games' returning to Wisconsin after US government banned them nearly 150 years ago

For the first time in more than 150 years, the Ojibwe 'Winter Olympics' are once again being played on Madeline Island in Wisconsin. → Read More

Ojibwe culture focus of free online storytelling series in January, organized by Wisconsin Historical Society. Here's how to tune in.

The series continues at 7 p.m. every Tuesday and features Ojibwe speakers talking on different topics. → Read More

Native Americans are up to seven times more likely to be jailed than white people, says a new MacArthur Foundation report that seeks to end the ‘devastating cycle.’

Native Americans are also sentenced more harshly than other ethnicities, the new national report says. → Read More

How tribes in Wisconsin are reintroducing the bison with an eye toward food sovereignty and cultural revitalization

Bison once played a key role in Indigenous culture. After nearly being made extinct by white colonizers, tribes are now working to reintroduce them. → Read More

Oneida Farmers Market receives federal grant to expand

The Oneida Farmers Market will use a federal grant to train producers to create new products to sell at the market. → Read More

How Wisconsin’s elk herd and elk hunt are making a comeback after decades of work by the DNR and tribal nations

In 1995, the Wisconsin DNR, with help from the state's tribal nations, started reintroducing elk in the state with a herd of about 25 from Michigan. → Read More

Oneida artist's sculpture depicting Native culture made to last 'forever' in Wisconsin park

Mark Fisher said his public sculpture depicting Indigenous culture, recently installed at Lake Emily Park near Stevens Point, should 'last forever.' → Read More

Why a national bank is lauding Oneida Nation’s financial moves and aims to grow investment in Indian Country

Wells Fargo is organizing a meeting next month to work on a strategy to boost investment in Indian Country. → Read More

Menominee tribal officials finally have say over mining projects near Menominee River

Michigan Historic Preservation Review Board voted last month to nominate areas near the Menominee River for the National Register of Historic Places. → Read More

When you talk American cuisine, you’re talking Native American cuisine

An ongoing resurgence in Native American cuisine has chefs rethinking the purpose of food, especially across Indian Country. → Read More

Wisconsin's first Native American owner of cannabis business launches national nonprofit to strengthen industry

Rob Pero started the state's first Native American independently-owned CBD company. He wants to help other Indigenous people enter the industry. → Read More