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Potawatomi Chairman Reports New Treatment Facility Is Being Developed

Wisconsin Eye

Forest County Potawatomi Chair Ned Daniels, Jr. delivered the annual 'State of the Tribes' address to the Wisconsin legislature last Tuesday.

Daniels, Jr. spoke at length about how the opioid crisis has affected all of Wisconsin, including on tribal lands. Daniels noted his own situation where he said he and his wife are raising their grandchildren.

He also hinted that a new treatment facility for native youth might be in the future, a facility that employs culturally sensitive treatment...

"For many years Wisconsin tribes have been working to develop a youth wellness and treatment center. This facility is planned to be located centrally among our native nations and be a hub for children of all Wisconsin tribes to receive treatment for addiction..."

Daniels, Jr. thanked Wisconsin government leaders for working with the tribes to make the facility a reality...

"We are grateful the Governor and the legislature have come together to support this proposal by allocating gaming funds to continue the advancement of this project. This facility has the potential to do great things. We hope you will continue to work with us on this endeavor..."

As part of the address, Ned Daniels, Jr. asked the legislature to also prioritize keeping the air, water and soil clean for future generations.

Comments courtesy Wisconsin Eye.

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