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Tribal affairs - Tribal information

Tribal governments in WI | Tribal organizations

Wisconsin tribes have been and will always be a very unique and integral part of this state’s past, present, and future. All tribes within the United States are considered sovereign nations, essentially a “nation within a nation”.

Being a sovereign nation entails that the tribe is self-governing and the federal government acknowledges this right. Each tribe has a developed governmental structure and land base within the state however, the structure and land base are all unique to each tribe. They all vary in their economic standing but many are able to compete as a major business contender within the state.

This section includes an overview of information, statistics, and resources pertaining to the areas in which the DOT is involved with Wisconsin Tribes.

11 Federally recognized Tribal Governments in Wisconsin

Tribes of Wisconsin (reference book) - This manual, created by the Department of Administration, serves as an educational tool that contains information about the history of the Tribes, elected Tribal officials, Tribal government and Tribal demographics.

Wisconsin's Tribal organizations


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