“To be born Indigenous means to be born into a struggle against big extraction and the same colonial forces that colonized Europe before they got to our shores,” says Chase Iron Eyes. Today, he joins us on the show along with fellow Native activists Gussie Lord and Frank Bibeau to share updates from their vital […]
COVID-19 cases amongst Wisconsin’s native peoples have tripled since September first, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. That rate of increase far outpaces positivity rates amongst any other racial groups in the state. About 2,333 total American Indians have tested positive in Wisconsin, up from 775 at the start of September. To discuss how the […]
Over Ada Deer’s life, she has been a social worker, activist, professor, lobbyist, and author. She joins host Chali Pittman in studio to talk about her life, work, and American Indian history. Ada Deer grew up on the Menominee Reservation, and she graduated from UW–Madison with a degree in social work. She later taught courses […]
The annual State of the Tribes address begins at 1pm on Tuesday, Feb 13th. This year, the keynote speaker will be Gary Besaw, the Former Chairman of the Menominee nation. Each year, the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council selects a member to give the address, which constitutional officers, members of the state Supreme Court and Senate are […]
Author Thomas Pecore Weso talks about his book Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir. His book celebrates Wisconsin’s northern woods as a source of culinary abundance and inspiration as well as a link to the author’s personal history of encounters with individuals who taught him indigenous values. Good Seeds offers authentic indigenous recipes and […]
MADISON (WORT) — Hundreds of people from the Menominee Nation filled the Wisconsin State Capitol Wednesday to urge Governor Scott Walker to change his mind on the tribe’s Kenosha casino project.