Madison – Today, President Shannon Holsey of the Stockbridge-Munsee Nation delivered the 18th annual State of the Tribes address in the Assembly Chambers. Following the address, Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) issued the following statement:

“I was honored to hear President Holsey speak today about our many shared values and the importance of our state and tribal leaders to listen to each other and work together. The annual State of the Tribes address is a great opportunity to hear directly from tribal leaders and understand the unique challenges facing tribal communities. President Holsey highlighted the importance of teaching the history of Native Americans and their many native languages. In addition, President Holsey’s discussed the importance of advocating for public education, our environment, mental health care, our democracy, broadband, and more. It is clear that Wisconsin’s sovereign tribal nations share a commitment to a better future for our children and grandchildren.

“As a state representative and a member of the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, I look forward to continue to advocate for these shared priorities. Working with tribal leaders is essential for the success of our state. We must continue to learn from each other and celebrate our relationship and cultures.”

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