Native Americans


Allison Geyer

The Native Americans lost the battle over Dakota Access Pipeline. But now they have a new mission: to protect the water and save us from ourselves. more

Mar 20, 2017 3:40 PM Democracy in Crisis

“How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century” is a bittersweet new poetry/memoir from Louis V. Clark III. He goes by the name “Two Shoes,” as in “goody.” more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM Books

Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival to highlight native foods. Native chefs will be cooking at dinners around the campus and downtown. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Allison Geyer

Activists protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline at Standing Rock seemingly won a major victory earlier this month when a federal agency denied a crucial permit to the pipeline developer. But the fight is far from won. more

Dec 16, 2016 11:15 AM News 2 Comments

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Allison Geyer

Thousands of "water protectors" opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline have vowed to stay camped near Standing Rock Indian Reservation despite orders from state and federal officials to disband. Many say the movement is stronger than ever. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


Linda Falkenstein

Crews from Melted, Slide and Leila’s Lunchbox are heading out to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp in North Dakota to feed 4,000 meals to activists. more

Nov 3, 2016 8:38 PM FOOD & DRINK

“Beading Culture,” an exhibit at the James Watrous Gallery, is a brilliant revival of an Iroquois tradition, updated by citizens of the Oneida Nation. It runs through Nov. 6. more

Oct 20, 2016 5:00 AM A & E


Patricia Hammel

Kemble, along with 27 others, is likely facing charges of criminal trespass and engaging in a riot. But Madison lawyer Patricia Hammel says the demonstration was a peaceful prayer ceremony. more

Oct 11, 2016 3:58 PM News


Alejandro A. Alonso Galva

Since April, thousands have been camped out at Standing Rock, North Dakota to protest a proposed oil pipeline. People from all over the world have come to support the effort, including a few from Madison. more

Sep 27, 2016 3:44 PM News

Members of Wisconsin’s Native American tribes come together to protest a bill that would ease protections on sacred burial sites. more

Jan 12, 2016 5:18 PM News 1 Comments

“Skunk Hill: A Native Ceremonial Community in Wisconsin” tells the fascinating story of a band of Potawatomi people who established a settlement on a 300-foot bluff in central Wisconsin. more

Jan 7, 2016 5:00 AM Books


Tim Mickleburgh

Ada Deer, the pioneering champion of human rights and Native Americans will celebrate her 80th birthday this weekend at the Goodman Center. more

Oct 1, 2015 9:00 AM News


Andy Kosseff

What if they were the Mukwonago Polacks? There was a time not so long ago when that derisive term for Poles was commonly used even in the Polish neighborhood I grew up in on the south side of Milwaukee. And, in truth, the term can still be used witho more

Oct 17, 2013 2:00 PM Opinion