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King arrives at Big Bear Media





Public Comment Period Notice Re: Elder Assistance Program Law













VFW Post 7784 Cmdr. Ninham retires











Oneida Nation VFW Post 7784 honors Korean War Veterans










Public Comment Period Notice Re: Healing to Wellness Court Law











Oneida Nation honored by Sons of the American Revolution





Skenandore’s artistic passions turning heads


#NelsonStrong – Live Like Nelson


Traditional weddings return to the Oneida longhouse


OPD shooter found guilty


Oneida Nation soldier deploys to European hot zone


Methodist Church pastor arrested on suspicion of possession of child porn, meth


Beloved matriarch Pearl McLester turns 100 years old



Hit and Run driver who killed Oneida man headed to trial


Vatican’s sidestepping of moral, legal obligations on full display for Canada’s Indigenous


Oneida artist’s push leads to UWSP public acknowledgement of burial ground on campus


Kindness’ work takes 1st Place at Woodland Indian Art, Hodinohso:ni’ Art Shows


Oneida Nation Public Comment Period Notice re: Budget Management & Control Law Amendment



Oneida Nation honors commitment to Mother Earth, condemns Pipelines 3 and 5


On This Day – December 29, 1890, the Wounded Knee Massacre



Jacobs signs letter of intent to play lacrosse for University of Dubuque


Wisconsin’s 11 tribes, Evers Administration sign significant consultation agreements


Food card distribution goes smoothly thanks to hard working staff and volunteers


Liberty Tree dedicated to Revolutionary War service of Capt. James Powless (Powlis)


Oneida Nation celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day


Oneida Nation Public Comment Period Notice Furlough Law Amendment


“Danno” Tabor, Oneida Nation’s only Navy SEAL, turns 60



Public Comment Period Notice for Oneida General Welfare Law


ONHS athletics on the rebound following tough 2020



Coronado takes First Runner-Up in Jr. Miss Belleza Latina Pageant



Oneida youth lacrosse players join Iroquois Nationals for summer tourney, learn valuable lessons


Public Comment Period Notice tentatively set for Thursday, Sept. 9


Oneida Market will not be reopening


Nation reimplements masking mandate, cancels gatherings due to rising COVID-19 cases


Summers on hand to provide graphics support to Big Bear Media


Danforth arrives to give Big Bear Media, Kalihwisaks a helping hand


Applying for the GWA:


Oneida Nation announces new era of event wagering


Tribal relief amounts for membership set


One year post-COVID: Skenandore back to his passions despite long-term effects


Oneida General Welfare Law Garnishment Question Public Comment Period


Public Peace Law Public Comment Period Notice


Radisson Hotel victims, shooter identified



Loretta Says…


Biden nixes controversial Keystone XL pipeline

Vilas County man receives $343.50 fine, deferred prosecution for shooting at Native American spear-fishers


LOC Emergency Management and Homeland Security Law Amendments Public Comment Period Notice



LOC Community Support Fund Law Amendments Public Comment Period Notice



Harry Potter technology coming to Oneida 


McLester tapped as new Oneida Retail GM


No slow down in sight as COVID-19 continues to hit Oneida hard


Notice of Public Hearing Land Commission Nov. 9, 2020.


#Saqora strong: Skenandore continues her battle against leukemia


COVID-19 showing few signs of slowing spread


Summers brings wealth of tribal knowledge to OBC


Oneida college students being offered funding assistance


Hobart’s attempt to show Reservation diminishment fails


Skenandore’s miraculous COVID-19 recovery continues


U.S. HHS Secretary, IHS Director visit Oneida Health Center


Emergency Management continues to coordinate Nation’s COVID-19 response

My friend Gordy and his “Bucket List”


Oneida Casino reopens with safety, health protocols in place


Many Oneida Higher Ed students in limbo due to COVID-19


Thornberry Creek at Oneida reopens for business


Skenandore, family bounces back from COVID-19


Living with COVID-19: A fighter shares her story


Oneida Emergency Food Pantry rises to the occasion

Small businesses struggle during COVID-19 pandemic 

Oneida officials hold press conference to announce unprecedented casino closure


2020 North American Indigenous Games prep underway in Oneida

Skenandore fights the battle of her life as Oneida shows its love


Thunderhawks rally around Francour


Behavioral Health assists grieving community


Flauger rising in prominence as outstanding student-athlete


Native American Tribes issue statement following arguments in Brackeen v Bernhardt rehearing


Oneida Retail enforcing new federal tobacco law


Kalihwisaks 2019 Year in Review


Metoxen delivers Land Acknowledgment address at UW-Oskosh commencement


Alcatraz occupation changed path of Hill’s life


Schuyler, Metoxen bring home 2019 Youth Leadership Awards


Comprehensive Housing hosts Elder Village Open House


Now Hiring! HRD keeps pace with the competition in a challenging employment market


Ohelaku Corn Growers Co-Op plows through rough growing season


Triennial Budget Planning shows success


Red Hail helps raise domestic violence awareness


Indigenous People’s Day and Amelia Cornelius Culture Park Dedication


Ecumenical group to host memorial service 

Oneida’s Ohelaku present for Farm Aid 2019

Smith wants Medals Of Honor pulled for massacre

Green Bay School Board joins call for end to Native mascots

Skenandore  fighting for drug free, gang free Oneida

Annual Diabetes Event draws in record audience

Tsyunhehkw^ works to revive field

Shawano resident carves dugout canoe

Friends help friends during power outage

Oneida Nation honored with 2019 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award

Oneida Basket Guild welcomes all

Training creates support for breastfeeding

Three Oneida girls return home from Carlisle

Stevens elected to record 10th term as NIGA Chairman

After more than a century, Oneida students are coming home

NADGI, Brown County agencies take down drug ring with possible cartel ties


Oneida Casino at 25: keeping pace with technology


Dallas becomes first in her field


Viewing the Oneida Nation Tribal Belt


UWGB speaker Yuntlekalau McLester shares her story


Buggin wins Indigenous Music Award for Best Rap/Hip Hop Album

Family remembers Jonathon

Oneida Nation declared Purple Heart Reservation


Chairman Hill delivers State of the Tribes Address


Thundercloud returns to General Manager position


Knocking out the years


Oneida Nation responds to Big Apple Fest ruling

GTC convenes special meeting

Vigue takes on new role with Wisconsin DOA

Oneida Nation signs on to water quality pact

Oneida Nation to enter hemp production pilot program

Weather closures felt tribal wide


Oneida Golf Enterprise partners with KemperSports

Oneida makes it through shutdown while second shutdown looms

Arts Program receives Creative Placemaking grant


Purcell Powless scholarship finds renewed purpose

Partial government shutdown continues

Helping others with their dreams

A look back at 2018

McLester’s document collection finding its way online

Oneida Police Commission Announces New Chief of Police, Eric Boulanger

General Tribal Council approves FY2019 budget

Quistorf honored for hiker rescue

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals stays recent ruling striking down ICWA


Oneida, Hobart spar over special event permit

GTC convenes special meeting

Several tribal nations, DOI condemn recent Texas ruling against ICWA


Oneida Child Care Development Fund grant making an impact

History supports OBC per capita decisions

Wayne “Buggin” Malone nominated for two Nammys

Oneida Business Committee denies 2nd $5000 petition request


Special GTC meeting held

Vigue has Wolf River Consulting Group up and running

Oneida Solar Energy Ribbon cutting held

Oneida celebrates Rose’s 100th birthday

GTC convenes special meeting, rescinds OPC dissolution

King has confident Lady T-Hawks gunning for conference title

Celebrating twenty-nine years of Act 31 in Wisconsin

GTC Legal Resource Center opens to public

Kerstetter helps revive lost art of Oneida pottery


Koester crushing the odds in life

Oneida Tourism Department welcomes summer intern

2018 Semi-Annual GTC meeting convened

Yukwatsistay^ keeps opioid crisis in the cross hairs

NACHP, ONCOA receive Partnership Award

House explosion caused by gas leak

Suspect crashes vehicle after pursuit by OPD

King commits to Division I rugby program


Hill takes Honor Flight to DC

2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic media day


Be aware of bears on the move

Oneida mother reunites with daughter

Oneida Nation’s economic impact on region revealed

Oneida Trust Scholarship named in White’s honor

Snowstorm Evelyn Blasts Oneida

Bill to recognize tribal identification cards signed into law

GTC convenes special meeting

Oneida and NWTC reap benefits of partnership

Alvarez and son enjoy volunteer time together

Steinfeldt aims for pediatrics

The keys to Powless’ recovery: Oneida culture and language

Tribal identification cards to be recognized

New events and a new OBC in 2017

Emergency Food Pantry helping those in need


Oneida weighs hemp options


Oneida Nation leadership returns from New York

Tribal Action Plan unveiled

‘Enough is Enough’ attempts to tackle opioid crisis

GTC approves FY2018 budget

“Rez Beater” puts spotlight on Oneida based rapper

Metoxen takes lead at NNALSA

GTC meets for special meeting

Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic earn high marks

***UPDATE*** Election results updated

The Oneida longhouse project nears completion

New Oneida Royalty crowned



Oneida Language Activity Page

Laster leads Lady Thunderhawks into tonight’s season opener

Thunderhawks ready to fly

Denny to play in USA Rugby College D1AA National Tournament 

Kelley takes golf talents to WIAA State Tournament 

ONHS Cross Country team building on improvements 

Oneida/NEW Lutheran United prepare to take the field

Shanshan Feng claims dramatic victory at Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic

Oneida’s own Presley Cornelius set to compete in Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic

Two-time major winner sets sights on Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic

Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic confirms three sponsor invitations

2019 Classic Media Day at Thornberry Creek

ONHS golf team tees up for season

Thunderhawks varsity lacrosse team heads into 2019 season

ONHS Softball team building on experience

Lady T-Hawks AP ranked for first time in program history

Betters, Lady T-Hawks eye conference title

Pocan’s ‘Soaring Eagles Boxing Club’ helping local youth

Kelley, King team up for WIAA tourney

Lee doing good work on and off the volleyball court

Sei Young Kim’s Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic victory recognized by World Golf Hall of Fame


Peterson preps young Thunderhawks squad for 2018 season

Everything fans need to know before attending the LPGA Classic

Michelle Wei headlines Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic Tournament field

Fowler, Jordan dominate track and field

Skenandore takes the helm for Lady T-Hawks

Denny brothers enjoying time on rugby pitch

Three Thunderhawks earn All-State honors


Thornberry Creek named Top 50 range


Betters has Lady T-Hawks aiming for playoff run

Student athlete House calls it a collegiate career

Oskey makes her Phoenix commitment official

Thunderhawks prep for 2017 season

Katherine Kirk wins Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic

Lacrosse’s spirit of unity on display with new Ferris team

Expectations are high for Thunderhawks lacrosse

With experience comes high expectations.

Oneida artist Hill’s design chosen for LPGA trophy

Betters leads Lady Thunderhawks into new season


New lacrosse field opened to public


Thunderhawks fall to Gibralter



Thunderhawks fall in season opener

T-Hawks football team stocked and ready to roll


Spirit of Hoops works to raise spirits of youth

One of the Oneida Nation Thunderhawks football team’s biggest stumbling blocks every year will not challenge them this season.


Powless tearing through road racing competition

Commitment. Hard work. Excellence. Words that go hand-in-hand for many working professionals but to actually see 19-year-old Neilson Powless demonstrate them as he lives his dream is amazing.


Smith gets defensive on lacrosse field

Synala Smith had never picked up a lacrosse stick in her life prior to three years ago when she was convinced to join the Green Bay United Griffins Girl’s Lacrosse team by her good friend Sonya Sommers.


Softball team showing steady improvement

As the lady Thunderhawks move through their 2016 season, improvement is following.


Skenandore to dive for UW-Milwaukee

Dakota Skenandore will join the UW-Milwaukee dive team.



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2022 & 2021 coming soon

2020 Kalihwisaks Issues

January 9, 2020 Kalihwisaks  |   January 23, 2020 Kalihwisaks

February 6, 2020 KalihwisaksFebruary 20, 2020 Kalihwisaks 

March 5, 2020 Kalihwisaks     |   March 19, 2020 Kalihwisaks 

March 27, 2020 Special Edition


January 3, 2019     |     January 17, 2019

February 7, 2019    |     February 21, 2019

March 7, 2019         |   March 21, 2019

April 4, 2019            |   April 18, 2019

May 2, 2019             |    May 16, 2019

June 6, 2019            |     June 20, 2019

July 3, 2019              |     July 18, 2019

August 1, 2019          |     August 15, 2019

September 3, 2019 Special Edition

September 5, 2019   |    September 19, 2019

October 3, 2019        |    October 17, 2019 

November 7, 2019    |    November 21, 2019

December 5, 2019     |   December 19, 2019

2018 Kalihwisaks Issues

January 4, 2018  |  January 18, 2018   

February 1, 2018 | February 15, 2018    

March 1, 2018      | March 15, 2018

April 5, 2018         | April 20, 2018

May 3, 2018           | May 17, 2018

June 7, 2018           | June 21, 2018

July 5, 2018         |    July 19, 2018

August 2, 2018    | August 16, 2018 

September 6, 2018 | 

September 13, 2018 Special Edition

September 20, 2018 |   October 4, 2018

October 18, 2018     |     November 1, 2018

November 15, 2018  | December 6, 2018

December 20, 2018

2017 Kalihwisaks Issues

January 5  |  January 19

February 2   |  February 16

March 2   |  March 16

April 6   |    April 20     

May 4   |     May 18

June 1   |     June 15

July 6   |    July 20

August 3     |     August 17

September 7     |     September 21

October 5     |     October 19

November 2     |     November 16

December 7     |      December 21

2016 Kalihwisaks Issues





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The Kali is no longer posting obituaries.  Please see Oneida Nation Facebook page for postings.  Thank you.

Cornelius, Elizabeth M.

Powless, Anna Christine “Chris”

Smith, Gladys Wilma

Metoxen, Loretta V.

Cannon, Shirley Jean

King, Peter D. 

Danforth, Jason M. 

Schuyler, Erwin R. 

King, Harlan David

Archiquette, Gerald P. “Jerry”

Skenandore, Yvonne M.

Twinn, Blain Andrew

Stanchik, Kevin Eric

Smith, Wesley J.

Powless, Leatrice

Kirby, Jeanne F. 

Jourdan, Thomas

John, Shane Owen

Doxtator, Delphine

Wallenfang, Wally G. 

Cornelius, Wayne Louis Sr. 

McMonagle, Ruthi

Kashuba, Julia “Julie”

Johnson, Frederick “Fritz” G.

Pocan, Geronimo Joseph

Pelky/Pelkey, Peter James

Valentino, Johnny

Floresta, Marlene J.

Webster, Sharon L.

Webster, Donald M.

Nicholas, Eldred Joseph

John, Ernest “Butch” E.

Danforth, Yetsitsehewe

Wurth, Karen K.

Harris, Kenneth W. “Skeeter”

Webster, Donald

Ten Fingers, Florence Lois

Elm, Arleen J.

Doxtator, Dean Roman

Pociopa, John “Jack”

Plass, Richard “Richie”

DeCorah, Rhea

LaRoque, Kimberly

Jordan, Jason

Doxtater, Cleveland “CJ”

Baird, Desmond C.

King, Gerald

Skenandore, Dorothy Ann

Ninham, Darwin “Sam”

Graham, Jr., William F.

Adams III, Willie Dan “Chukie”

Greendeer, George

Van Enkenvoort, Felix R. 

Phillips, Jayden Jerome

Metoxen, Gerald L.

Cooper, Elliot David

Danforth, Eugene “Geno” Edward

Anderson, Roberta A. “Birdie”

Wilbur, Randy D.

Danforth, Tekyakots^natote Rachel

Reed, Elaine

Hill, Lyle Kenneth

Antone, Lorraine L.

Hill, Sherry A. 

Cornelius, Cheryl A. “Grub the Great”

Peters, Richard “Magoo” A. 

Bridges, Carla Jan (Skenandore)

Bjerkvold, Donna M.

Guyette, Michael D. 

Webster, Rosalind “Roz” Ann

Smith, Minnetta Alice “Minnie”

Melchert, Daniel “Dan” L.

Little Bull, Rhys Lorraine

Koch, Susan M. 

Elm, James B.

Troche, Ethan James

Cornelius-Kofler, Patsy

Jordan, Steven George

Melchert, Brenda Lee

Vanden Bloomer, Daryl H.

Cornelius, Clyde Herman, Sr.

Blochowiak, Patricia A. 

Biddle, Jason A. 

King, Michael “Mike” P.

Doxtator, Janine “Mouse”

Smith (Metoxen), Lola Jean “Yakon^haliyo”

Wheelock, Charles Frederick Whitney “C.F.W.” “Chaz” “Chuck” Tsyata’ti

Greendeer, Mary Edna McLester

McLester, Lee “Gordy” III

McLester, Gordy III

Smith, Yotsitsya-k’ele “Jiggy Waterlily”

Woodman, Lewis Osborne

Hill, Kenneth (Ken)

Garcia, Georgeann

Skenandore, Evelyn Rose

Stevens, Beckie L.

Parker, Robert Carl

Russ, Travis J.

Gregor, Brian P. 

Richmond, Donna Marie

King, Joan

Doxtator, Betty Jane

Hungerford, Elaine M. 

Doxtator, Joann L. 

Sundquist, Gilbert P.

Ninham, Donald “Don” David


About Us

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Please direct all questions to Garth at this time or email us at  Thank you.

Garth Webster – Senior Writer & Photographer 920.496.5632

Michelle Danforth – Marketing & Tourism Director

Trista Cornelius-Henrickson – Special Projects Writer & Media

Colton Doyen – Student Writer


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