Great Lakes Intertribal Council

The largest program of its kind in the U.S.
9:36 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Federal Grant to Fund Vocational Program for Native Americans

A federal grant will allow the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council to keep funding a disability jobs program for Native Americans.  The grant provides $1.3 million dollars a year for five years. 

Program Director Pat Lerch says the Vocational Rehabilitation for Native Americans program aims to help those with disabilities overcome obstacles and find work.

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Funding Community-Based Initiatives
3:08 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Tribal Organization Nets $4M For Chronic Disease Prevention

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council has won more than four million dollars over the next five years for chronic disease prevention projects. 

The federal grant from the Center for Disease Control will fund consultations and trainings with 34 tribes in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, plus four urban Indian Health centers.

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Epidemiologist Isaiah Brokenleg says the region’s tribes carry a heavy burden of chronic disease.

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Deadline Approaching
4:55 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Decision Time Nearing for Mascot Bill; Opponents Want Veto

The Great Lakes Intertribal Council is calling on Governor Scott Walker to veto legislation regarding race-based mascots.  The bill makes it harder for a person to file a discrimination complaint against a school mascot.  It would require a petition of signatures and then proof of discrimination to get a mascot changed.

Michael Allen is director of the Great Lakes Intertribal Council.  He says the rule changes would encourage stereotyping of Native people. 

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