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Wisconsin Indian tribes developing tourism show

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The head of tourism for Wisconsin's 11 American Indian tribes is trying to develop a series of TV shows that will highlight the reservations as attractive places to visit.

Ernie Stevens is executive director of Native American Tourism of Wisconsin. Stevens is shooting video of the reservations' lakes and rivers, festivals and more. He says the organization is putting together a pilot program that he hopes will lead to additional shows.

Wisconsin Public Radio  says the tourism group is trying to raise $25,000 by early August to launch the project.

Wisconsin has the largest number of Native American tribes east of the Mississippi River. Their reservations include more than one-half million acres.


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