Frank Vaisvilas, Green Bay Press-Gaz.

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Recent articles by Frank:

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

Oneida language road signs installed in Wisconsin, the second dual-language signs unveiled in the state

The Oneida Nation on Friday became the second tribe in Wisconsin to have state highway signs installed in its Native language. → Read More

Oneida Nation marks 200 years in Wisconsin. The tribe's story is one of forced relocation and survival.

The Oneida allied with Americans in the Revolutionary War. In return, their land in New York was to be protected — but it was taken by the state. → Read More

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