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Stockbridge-Munsee Band leader addresses Wisconsin lawmakers






Shannon Holsey, the president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, at the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, on April 4, 2017. Photo: Stockbridge-Munsee Community

Shannon Holsey, the president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, delivered the 13th annual State of the Tribes address to the Wisconsin Legislature.

According to news reports, Holsey called on the state to work more closely with tribes. She cited education, health care and protecting the environment as top priorities.

“We are ready to begin work on the challenges we all face,” Holsey told lawmakers on Tuesday, Wisconsin Radio Network reported. “We need to build bridges, not walls.”

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