An introduction to legal materials available at the UW Law Library on Native Americans and other native peoples of the US, such as Native Alaskans and Hawaiians. Includes treaties, statutes, executive orders, court decisions, and administrative actions.
The State of Wisconsin has entered into gaming compact agreements with all eleven federally recognized Tribes of Indians in Wisconsin, as permitted by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, 25 U.S.C. sec. 2701 (Act).
Compact documents for each Tribe include the original compact document, first and second amendments and relevant memorandum of understanding of government to government and technical matters.
The story of gambling in Wisconsin is an evolution from absolute legal prohibition to the present situation in which the state and certain organizations and entities, including Indian tribes, may conduct a wide variety of gaming activities. This narrative by the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau summarizes that evolution.
This paper describes the development and current status of tribal gaming in Wisconsin, including: (a) the historical and legal background relating to the development of Indian gaming; (b) the current extent of tribal gaming in Wisconsin; (c) state administration of tribal gaming under current law; (d) the major provisions of the state-tribal gaming compacts; (e) the amount and use of gaming-related tribal payments to the state; and (f) the impact of Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions affecting tribal gaming in the state.
Vision Statement: The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) will support member tribes in expanding self-determination efforts by providing services and assistance. GLITC will use a broad range of knowledge and experience to advocate for the improvement and unity of tribal governments, communities, and individuals.
The first section of this manual provides a general overview of the Tribes. It discusses the State Tribal Relations Office, the Governor’s Executive Order #39, statistics, protocols, economic impact, gaming, revenue, and legal issues.
The second section provides detailed information on each of the 11 Tribes in Wisconsin. The information in the second section is provided by each tribal government.
The Indian Law Office is the part of Judicare that is devoted to the field of Indian law at the tribal, state, and federal levels. The Indian Law Office provides representation to low income Native Americans in civil matters involving Indian law issues. Additionally, Judicare's Indian Law Office provides legal counsel on significant Indian law cases in Wisconsin, and legal assistance to Indian tribes on a variety of tribal projects through contracts and agreements with individual tribes (e.g. tribal code development, lay advocate training, tribal/state judicial relations).
WPT's Tribal Histories project shares the history and traditions of all of Wisconsin's Native American tribes and sovereign nations. Recorded in the beautiful natural settings of the regions that native people have called home for centuries, the programs feature rich retellings of the challenges, triumphs and time-honored traditions that have shaped their vibrant communities across generations.
The Wisconsin Tribal Judges' Association exists as a voice of equal justice for all and is dedicated to the protection of tribal sovereignty through judicial education, cooperation, collaboration and respectful communication while embracing tribal traditions, customs and values.