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Wisconsin Legislative Leaders hold Welcome Reception at State of the Tribes

By Joe Morey

News Editor


A reception was held in Madison on the eve prior to the State of the Tribes Address hosted by the Wisconsin State Legislature. The event was attended by leaders and representatives from all 11 Wisconsin Tribes, state leaders from both sides of the aisle and several state cabinet officials.


Janet Bewley, Democratic State Senator from Ashland, welcomed the tribal leadership and said it is these events that are so important to growing the relationship between the state and the tribes because it allows the tribal leaders to discuss the issues facing the tribal nations.


LCO Chairman Louis Taylor told LCO News that these networking events help improve communications between the state and the tribes. Not only was the Chairman able to talk with legislators but he also met with several of Governor Tony Ever's cabinet officials.

L-R) Sokaogon Chairman Garland McGeshik, WI Division of Gaming Administrator Angela Banks, LDF President Joe Wildcat and LCO Chairman Louis Taylor


L-R) TGB member Tweed Shuman, LCO Vice Chairwoman Lorraine Gouge, LDF President Joe Wildcat, Rep. Beth Meyers watch while Senator Janet Bewley welcomes the tribal leaders.


LCO Chairman Louis Taylor with State Senator Janet Bewley who represents the district which covers the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation.