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Speaker Vos Announces State of the Tribes Address Set For May 11


April 1, 2021

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Speaker Vos Announces State of the Tribes Address

Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) would like to announce that the 17th Annual State of the Tribes address is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11 at 1 p.m. in the Wisconsin State Assembly. The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. has notified the speaker’s office that President John Johnson Sr. of Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians will be giving this year’s address.

“This annual event increases public awareness around the issues tribal nations face,” said Speaker Vos. “I’m glad we can continue this Assembly tradition; it allows us to find areas of shared concern that can be worked on collaboratively.”

The State of the Tribes address began in 2005. Each year the council selects a member to give the speech. This year public seating for the address will be limited due to COVID restrictions. The address will be live-streamed for the public on WisconsinEye.

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Jim Piwowarczyk is an investigative journalist and co-founder of Wisconsin Right Now. Married with 3 kids, a chocolate lab, and a german shepherd. Jim served as a police officer in Wisconsin for more than 20 years. His career started as a police officer in Milwaukee County in 1994 as a patrol officer, until he was promoted to patrol sergeant in 2003 where he worked until he left in 2009 to pursue business aspirations. Jim Piwowarczyk was a field training officer, evidence technician & hostage negotiator and conducted many drug investigations. Jim continued to work part-time for an area police department. Jim is avid real estate investor, and small business owner & developer. Jim has coached youth football and basketball. Jim is also an avid fisherman and hunter.

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