State of the Tribes Address
Wisconsin State Capitol & Online
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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 (https://wiseye.org/) and Wisconsin Public Radio (https://wpr.org/).
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): https://wiseye.org/2021/05/11/2021-state-of-the-tribes-address-and-wisconsin-state-assembly-floor-session/
2020 State of the Tribes Address (Chairman Ned Daniels Jr., Forest County Potawatomi): https://www.pbs.org/video/2020-state-of-the-tribes-address-ajjuqb/
2019 State of the Tribes Address (Chairman Tehassi Hill, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin): https://www.pbs.org/video/2019-state-of-the-tribes-olxhik/
2018 State of the Tribes Address (Chairman Gary Besaw, Menominee Nation): https://www.pbs.org/video/2018-state-of-the-tribes-address-pwd5ge/
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.