Rebroadcasting of Chairman McGeshick of the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Tribe during the 2015 State of the Tribes (SOTA) address to the Wisconsin legislature in the State Capital of Madison, Wisconsin on Thursday, March 5, 2015. (41 Minutes)  Audio feed echoes a bit, but works fine for those who want to hear what was said.




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By Winona LaDuke
Special to News From Indian Country

“You have an unmotivated person and you become more unmotivated on cannabis. I am afraid that the self esteem of our people is not going to handle legalizing it well.”  Kevin Shore, White Earth tribal member, Gulf War Veteran using VA prescribed THC for his chronic condition.
 
The Aha Macav Housing Entity (AMHE) is seeking proposals for Government Auditing Services for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.
 
This weekend's stories:  Arizona Native American lawmakers fighting for share of tax revenues; Revised guidelines to ICWA; Vandalized Native American mural to be restored; Irene Bedard to  produce “Two Old Women” for the big screen; “Princess Angeline” documentary sharing the story of the Duwamish.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

 
On Tuesday February 24th, 2015 the Iron County Board of Supervisors in Northern Wisconsin renewed and amended lease agreement to the so-called Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) Mining Company. The Board after discussion, voted 8-7 in favor of the amended new lease after the company defaulted and was unable to pay the $10,000 annual lease due on January 26th, for the rental of county lands for their tailings and waste disposal site.
 
RezStyle with host Kimberlie Acosta talking with NAMA Lifetime Achievement Recipient Jim Boyd.  Jim is a multi-national music award winner from the Colville Reservation, with a career that has spanned over four decades.
 
By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

I’ve been writing this column for a few years and sometimes I get emails in response to them. These can be from someone in a similar situation or someone who cares about someone in a similar situation.
 
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

At age 19 I became absolutely unhinged. I had recently left an abusive relationship with a man it was taken for granted I would marry; I thank all the Gods living and dead that did not happen.