Tribal status close for Brothertown Nation


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.