December 11, 2017 | Wisconsin Public Radio.
By Danielle Kaeding
Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow members of federally recognized tribes to use their tribal identification cards for voter registration and more….
Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Chairman Chris McGeshick testified during the hearing that tribes issue ID cards so members can practice their rights to hunt, fish and gather under federal treaties.
“That identification card is valid for that, but we can’t utilize it for a number of other things,” said McGeshick. “But, yet in the state of Wisconsin, there’s so many different forms of identification that are accepted in the state that come from other states, other jurisdictions, other nations—-just not tribal members.”