2022 Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations

On September 27, 2022, the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations met. Agenda: Presentations by invited speakers: Kevyn Radcliffe, Legislative Liaison, and David O’Connor, American Indian Studies Consultant, Department of Public Instruction Staff from the Wisconsin Indian Education Association Discussion of items for committee study: LRB-0012/P1 – tribal regalia LRB-0014/P1 – school attendance LRB-0265/P1 – Indigenous […]

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force

On September 16, 2022, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force met. Agenda: The Improve Group/Bowman Performance Consulting MMIW/R Research Guidance Document Final Report/Implementation Plan Update and Inclusion Deadline for recommendations Danica Zawieja- Asst. Tribal Attorney – Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin “ICWA, Brackeen Update, and Foster Care Path to MMIP”

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2022 Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations

On August 18, 2022, the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations held a meeting. The committee is directed to study issues relating to American Indians and the American Indian tribes and bands in this state and develop specific recommendations and legislative proposals relating to these issues. [s. 13.83 (3), Stats.] Agenda: Discussion of topics for committee […]

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force

On June 17, 2022, the Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women held a meeting. Agenda: Opening Remarks May 5th MMIW Day of Awareness Video Time for families Special Agent Bryan Kastelic – NADGI Task Force Commander “Native American Drug and Gang Initiative (NADGI) Task Force”  Hallie White-Executive Director/Attorney at Law Southwest Center for […]

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Wisconsin Women's Council: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women's Day Rally

On May 5, 2022, the Wisconsin Women’s Council hosted an event recognizing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Day. Speakers: Rachel Fernandez, Executive Director Maeqtekuahkihkiw Metaemohsak, Inc., Woodland Women Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and Member, Wisconsin Women’s Council Shannon Holsey, President Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians Member, Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women […]

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force

On March 18, 2022, the Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women will hold a meeting. Agenda: Opening Flute Song: Michael “Laughing Fox” Charette Time for Families Roll Call Approval of Minutes New Member Introductions: Taylor Kraus, whose title is “Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western District of WI Subcommittee Updates Update on Work Towards Task […]

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2022 State of the Tribes Address and Wisconsin State Assembly Floor Session

On February 22, 2022, the 18th Annual State of the Tribes address will be held in the Wisconsin State Assembly Chambers featuring President Shannon Holsey of Stockbridge-Munsee delivering this year’s address. Following the address, the Wisconsin State Assembly will hold a floor session the following: Assembly Bill 446: reading readiness assessments and granting rule-making authority; […]

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Capitol Holiday 2021 Tree Lighting Ceremony

On December 3, 2021, the Capitol Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony was held in the Capitol Rotunda. Gov. Tony Evers hosted and was joined by musical guests, local elected leaders, and Wisconsin students and families to celebrate the holiday tree theme of “Hometown for the Holidays.” Speakers: Wisconsin Youth Symphony String Quartet musical pre-program President Shannon […]

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Wisconsin State Senate Floor Session

On October 25, 2021, the Wisconsin State Senate held a floor session on the following: SB 115: continuing education program sponsors for chiropractors, chiropractic technicians, and chiropractic radiological techs; SB 125: creating an individual income tax subtraction for tuition paid for apprenticeship programs; SB 298: allowing dogs on the premises of certain retail food establishments; […]

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Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety

On September 23, 2021, the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety will hold an executive session followed by a public hearing on the following: Senate Bill 296: participation in a riot and providing a penalty Senate Bill 419: notification to tribal chairs and tribal law enforcement agencies for a sexually violent person being placed […]

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Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

On September 17, 2021, the Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women met. Agenda: Speakers: Melissa Marchant, Wisconsin DOJ; Joseph Libowsky, Wisconsin DOJ; Tyesha Wood, Amber Alert in Indian Country The Amber Alert Program and Tribal Lands Task Force RFP Update – Attorney General Josh Kaul Speaker: Danica Zawieja, Assistant Tribal Attorney Menominee Indian […]

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