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Katherine Desch works at a loan processing center on the Flambeau Lake Reservation in Vilas County.  The center's work is supported by high-speed internet service, creating jobs, but parts of the reserve and surrounding areas still struggle with no broadband connection.

The Lac du Flambeau tribe in northern Wisconsin is building their own internet

LAC DU FLAMBEAU – Frustrated by the poor internet service from this part of Wisconsin’s only commercial provider, tribal officials at Lac du Flambeau decided to build and operate their own internet. “During COVID, it’s been sticking out like a sore thumb,” said Dion Reynolds, chief operating officer of Lac du Flambeau. When people were …

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Gila River Tribe Announces Water Conservation Plans, Seeks Federal Government Help

Gila River Tribe Announces Water Conservation Plans, Seeks Federal Government Help

The Central Arizona Project carries water from the Colorado River to the Phoenix area and is the largest component of the Gila River Indian community water rights. The tribe recently announced plans to conserve more water in exchange for federal payments. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Water Desk, University of Colorado) The Gila River Indian community …

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