GOP legislators and Gov. Walker are facing a growing headwind from the North:
CONTACT: Mike Wiggins, Jr., Chairman of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, (715) 292-5585Cherie Pero, Bad River Band Citizen (715) 292-9331ODANAH, WI – Representatives from the Lake Superior Chippewa Bands of Red Cliff and Bad River, along with the mayors of Ashland and Bayfield, representatives of the City of Mellen, Ashland County, and other local officials, will join together on Monday, February 25, 2013, to voice the community’s opposition to AB1/SB1.The press conference will start at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 25, 2013, at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806 (just north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Co. Hwy. G).With over 7,000 members, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians is located on an over 124,000-acre reservation in an area within Ashland and Iron Counties on the south shore of Lake Superior (known by the tribe as Gichi Gami).
The Ojibwe people have a long and rich heritage throughout the Great Lakes region and at Odanah on Lake Superior prior to European traders, missionaries and settlers. Treaties signed by eleven Ojibwe Tribes ceded territory in the region, including what is currently the upper one third of the State of Wisconsin. Learn more about the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians on their website, badriver-nsn.gov.