Speaker Vos Announces State of the Tribes Address
“It’s important to find areas of mutual interest between our governments and work together to address shared concerns.”
Madison…Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) is announcing the 12th annual State of the Tribes address will be given on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Wisconsin State Assembly. The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. has notified the speaker’s office that Lac Courte Oreilles Chairman Mic Isham will be giving the speech.
“I’m pleased that we can continue this Assembly tradition,” said Speaker Vos. “It’s important to find areas of mutual interest between our governments and work together to address shared concerns.”
Constitutional officers, members of the state Supreme Court and Senate are invited to attend the annual address, which is open to the public. Prior to the address, the Native American Drum and Honor Song will perform on the east steps of the Capitol at 12:15 p.m.
The State of the Tribes address began in 2005 to help promote better communications between the tribal nations and the state. There are 12 federally recognized tribes in the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council. Each year the council selects a member to give the address.
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