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State of the Tribes Address

Wisconsin State Capitol & Online

Event Details

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
1 p.m.
Wisconsin State Capitol, Assembly Chambers
Also offered online

The State of the Tribes address will be held Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 1:00 pm in the Assembly Chambers of the Wisconsin State Capitol. 

The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (GLITC) has announced that President Shannon Holsey of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation will provide the 2022 address. The State of the Tribes address is open to the public and will be livestreamed on WisconsinEye ( and Wisconsin Public Radio (

Each year, GLITC selects a member to give the address. View prior State of the Tribes addresses:

2021 State of the Tribes Address (President John D. Johnson, Sr., Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa):

2020 State of the Tribes Address (Chairman Ned Daniels Jr., Forest County Potawatomi):

2019 State of the Tribes Address (Chairman Tehassi Hill, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin):

2018 State of the Tribes Address (Chairman Gary Besaw, Menominee Nation):

The State of the Tribes address began in 2005 after Wisconsin Executive Order #39 was issued in 2004. In 2019, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued Executive Order #18, also affirming the sovereignty of the 11 federally recognized tribal governments in Wisconsin and the government-to-government relationship that exists between the state and the Tribes. This is a continuation of the work set in motion by Executive Order #39, which established the State-Tribal Consultation Initiative.