2 results for author: Dr. Belle Ragins

Native American images are misused by Wisconsin law enforcement

The National Congress of American Indians has called for a ban on the appropriation of Native American images, names and cultural symbols. Schools and sports teams respected the call and retired their Native mascots, which they now recognize as offensive and disrespectful. Evidently, some Wisconsin law enforcement agencies never got the memo. The  Sheboygan Press reports that sheriff and police departments across Wisconsin use Native logos on patrol cars and uniforms.  To name a few: Barron, Sauk, Jefferson, Pepin and Chippewa Falls sheriff departments, and police departments in Osceola, Chippewa Falls, Kewaskum and Tomah. The Sheboygan ...

Kohler’s disrespect of indigenous people is par for the course

Ancestral remains were found in seven locations, and we won’t know if additional remains will be disturbed until the bulldozers begin razing the old-growth forest. The property has at least four burial mounds and is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.