State of the Tribes Address
Wisconsin State Capitol & Online
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The State of the Tribes address will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 1:00 pm in the Assembly Chambers of the Wisconsin State Capitol.
The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (GLITC) has announced that Chairman Robert Van Zile of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community will provide the 2023 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:
2022 State of the Tribes Address (President Shannon Holsey of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band): https://pbswisconsin.org/watch/pbs-wisconsin-public-affairs/2022-state-of-the-tribes-address-hi5rky/
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.