U.S.D.A. http://wxpr.org en U.S.D.A. Looking To Help Tribes Supply Broadband http://wxpr.org/post/usda-looking-help-tribes-supply-broadband <p>A U.S.D.A. spokesperson says they're ready to help Native American tribes gear up to fulfill high-speed internet needs.</p><p>Representatives of the state's tribes met last week in Mole Lake with the U.S.D.A's Leslie Wheelock, who directs the Office of Tribal Relations in the nation's capitol.</p><p>She noted much of rural America is in need of high-speed internet access, especially on native lands. She says progress has been slow...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 21:11:00 +0000 Ken Krall 10135 at http://wxpr.org U.S.D.A. Looking To Help Tribes Supply Broadband U.S.D.A. Official Meets With Wisconsin Tribes http://wxpr.org/post/usda-official-meets-wisconsin-tribes <p>A top official says she hopes to create a better dialog between tribal governments in Wisconsin and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</p><p>Tribal Relations Director Leslie Wheelock met in Mole Lake with tribal representatives and organizations in the region under the U.S.D.A. umbrella.</p><p>She says they want to get the word out about what they have to offer concerning economic development and a host of programs. She says that communication is one of the most difficult parts of her job as she has to get the word out to 566 tribal governments on all issues.....</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:33:04 +0000 Ken Krall 10009 at http://wxpr.org U.S.D.A. Official Meets With Wisconsin Tribes