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Woman Prepares Traditional Frybread For A Living

This story is part of Wisconsin Life's Food Traditions series. Katherine Denomie lives on the Bad River Reservation in northern ...

The Lands We Share: Laura Manthe & The Oneida White Corn Growers

White corn has long played a central role in the traditions of the Oneida Nation. In recent years, people living ...

Turtle Clan Artist Tells Stories of Oneida Nation Ancestry With Copper Statues

Mark Fischer learned to use a welding torch at a very young age. “My grandfather was a blacksmith, and my ...

Milwaukee Musician Brings Wisconsin’s History To Life In Song

For more than 35 years David HB Drake has been traversing Wisconsin performing a vibrant musical history of our state ...

Stevens Point Woman Creates Contemporary Art Using Iroquois Raised Beadwork

Karen Ann Hoffman believes it’s important for her to feel connected with her Oneida heritage. “I think it’s critical for ...

Oneida Beaders Keep Tradition Alive And Thriving

Raised beadwork was once widely practiced by the Iroquois but the art form had declined precipitously in the mid-20th century. Beadwork ...

Former Ho-Chunk President Shares His Story Of Struggle And His Search For A Positive Life

Jon Greendeer is a self-taught man. After struggling with addiction and an unhealthy lifestyle, Greendeer looked to his Ho-Chunk roots to ...

Wisconsin Life #404: “Local Legacies”

This collection of stories from people sharing their “Wisconsin Life” includes the story of John Greendeer, a renaissance man who ...

Dan Green Fights To Change Native Stereotypes In La Crosse

The Hiawatha statue, also known as the "Big Indian," in La Crosse's Riverside Park is one of the most recognizable statues ...

Boxing Club Invites Youth to “Sweat in Our Gym” Rather Than “Bleed in the Streets”

Can you help reduce urban violence by teaching young people how to fight?  Frank Porter, head of Milwaukee’s Ace Boxing ...

Wisconsin Life #402: “Guiding Lights & Gurus”

This collection of stories from people sharing their “Wisconsin Life” includes the story of Deneen Carmichael, a very busy small ...

Native American Doctor Encourages Other Young Healers

Bret Benally Thompson dreamed of being a doctor from a young age but gave up his dream after his grandpa ...

Lac Du Flambeau Youth Compete In Traditional Ojibwe Winter Games

Dallas Hart, an 8th Grader at Lac du Flambeau Public School, joins his classmates for the annual Ojibwe Winter Games, a ...

UW-Madison Basketball Player Takes Pride In His Native American Heritage

Bronson Koenig is a standout basketball player with the UW-Madison Men’s Basketball team.  He is also a proud member of ...

Rice Harvest

Wild rice isn’t actually a rice at all. It’s an aquatic grass that has been an important food for native ...