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Tribal status close for Brothertown Nation

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The Brothertown Indian Nation can feel the change coming. Members who gathered recently for an annual potluck at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac are among the 4,100-strong Indian community waiting for federal re-acknowledgment of their tribal status. After years of struggle, they are finally "at the top of the list and waiting for a final decision," said tribal chairman Rick Schadewald of Green Bay.