Contact: Speaker Robin Vos, (608) 266-3387

Madison – Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) would like to announce the 14th State of the Tribes address is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the Wisconsin State Assembly. The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. has notified the speaker’s office that Menominee Chairman Gary Besaw will be giving this year’s address.

“I’m proud that the Assembly will continue this annual tradition,” said Speaker Vos. “The event encourages better communications between the tribal nations and the state.”

The State of the Tribes address began in 2005. Each year the council selects a member to give the address, which constitutional officers, members of the state Supreme Court and Senate are invited to attend. Both the address and the reception that follows the speech are open to the public.

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