Menominee Nation

Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Sitting down to a good meal is an experience valued across cultures. A new food memoir by Native American artist and social sciences professor Thomas Pecore Weso, called Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir, expands upon this shared appreciation of food to open up a window into tribal life.

The memoir combines essays with accompanying recipes from Weso's childhood growing up in the 1950s and 60s on a northern Wisconsin Menominee reservation.

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Update: Members of the Menominee Nation of northern Wisconsin have voted yes to allowing both recreational and medicinal use of marijuana on their reservation near Shawano.

Tribal leaders announced results of the vote on Friday. The referendums are advisory only, but leaders had indicated they would move forward with drafting an ordinance to allow growing and selling marijuana on tribal land.

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Governor Scott Walker is still weighing whether to approve a major casino project in the Kenosha area.

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Gov. Scott Walker says he’s going through volumes of information that the Menominee gave him, in their proposal for a Kenosha casino.

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The Menominee tribe has until Tuesday to win unanimous support for a new casino in Kenosha.

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Earlier this week, Governor Scott Walker called for a meeting with the leaders of Wisconsin’s 11 Indian tribes to discuss plans for a Menominee casino in Kenosha.

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Milwaukee leaders say the city could lose thousands of jobs, if the Menominee tribe is allowed to build a new casino.

Republican Mike Ellis says the governor is contradicting the principle of free enterprise, by putting certain restrictions on a potential casino.

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Supporters of a tribal casino in Kenosha turned up the heat on Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday.