Wisconsin’s tribal leaders are pressing state government for more help in fighting opioids and for some assistance in finding quality workers.
Ned Daniels Jr., the chairman of the Forest County Potawatomi Community, used yesterday’s State of the Tribes speech at the Capitol to press for help. Daniels says the opioid crisis has hit the state’s tribes hard. Native Americans had the highest rate of opioid deaths in the state back in 2018. But Daniels says there is also hope. He said the tribes are hiring thousands of people, and need some help from state government with workforce development issues.
This is the 15th year that tribal leaders have spoken at the State Capitol.