Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe Elects 2017-18 Tribal Council Members
BOWLER, WISCONSIN (October 17, 2017) –
On Saturday, October 14, the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians elected its fiscal year 2017-18 Tribal Council. Five of the seven council members were reelected as the group looks to continue building on recent accomplishments, which are outlined in its 2015-2017 Community Report.
“As a tribe, we have made tremendous strides forward and it is important to celebrate our progress,” said Holsey. “But we know there is much more we can do together, beginning with protecting our sovereign rights and our economic lifeblood, the North Star Mohican Casino Resort. There continue to be health, education, environmental and economic inequalities that need to be addressed, and we must also continue engaging and investing in our Native youth, as they are our future.”
2017 Tribal Council Election Results
· President – Shannon Holsey
· Vice President – Dr. Jolene Bowman
· Treasurer – Terrie Terrio
· Craig Tully Kroening
· Chad Miller
· Jeremy Mohawk
· Sterling Schreiber
The new Tribal Council will be sworn in on Friday, October 20, 2017.
About the Stockbridge-Munsee
Tribe The Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Tribe is one of 11 tribes in Wisconsin and has approximately 1,470 tribal members throughout the state, 34 percent of whom live on the tribe’s reservation in Shawano County. The Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe is the largest employer in Shawano County and operates the North Star Mohican Casino Resort, which features 1,200 slot machines and 22 table games. The Tribe is committed to being a good steward of economic, environmental and intellectual resources in the region and strongly believes in the power of education. Each year, the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe contributes more than $100,000 in funding to the area’s two largest school districts and more than $200,000 to support neighboring communities and other Wisconsin Indian tribes. For more information about the Tribe, visit the website at http://www.mohican.com/ or the tribal Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/smcmohican/