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Month: April 2023

Homelands and Anniversary Bus Tour

The planning continues and details continue to be updated… please mark your calendar and plan on attending he Home Lands Tour 2023. If there are any questions, please contact:

Tentative Itinerary October 7-15, 2023.

Planning continues, stay tuned….or contact Calumet and Cross to offer with helping in the planning!

Program organized by United for Diversity. Tonight is a Blanket Exercise and you are invited! A blanket exercise is a powerful interactive teaching of often neglected, “untold stories” of First Nation history, and an opportunity to engage with our indigenous siblings in relationship building and healing. There is no cost to attend, but a free will offering will be taken for Brothertown Indian Nation to offset food costs in the meal they are preparing for us. SPACE IS LIMITED so please register TODAY! Here is the link: . This program is not intended for young children.

Important: Meet The Candidates 2023

Live event This Sunday, April 16,2023
Time: 07:30pm EST, 6:30pm CST, 5:30pm MST, and 4:30pm PST

ALL candidates, citizens, and Brothertown descendants are invited to attend the “Meet the Candidates”

details at bottom of this release –

The May 2023 Tribal election is fast approaching – nominations are made this Saturday March 18th! This year, the Secretary position, two Council seats, and a Peacemaker position are on the ballot.

View and download candidates extensive bios, in the 2023 Voter’s Guide here…

View Election Committee detailed information here.

all ballots will be sent to Members we have addresses on file for.

If any member does not receive a ballot by May 1st, Absentee ballots can be requested by emailing the Committee at

The candidates for the 2023 Brothertown Indian Nation elections have been announced as follows: 

Secretary:3-year term (1 open position)

Melissa Kavonius

Council: 3-year term (2 open positions)

Faith Ottery
Renee Patterson
Hector Marroquin
Skip Blanc

Peacemaker: 5-year term (1 open position)

Tom Smith

Zoom Sign-in Information

Topic: Meet the Candidates-2023
Time: Apr 16, 2023: 07:30pm EST, 6:30pm CST, 5:30pm MST, and 4:30pm PST

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View photos of the 6th annual Powwow at the BINCC

View photos of the most recent Brothertown Indian Nation Powwow which happened yesterday’s April 1, 2023. View the April 1, 2023 Powwow Gallery This marks the 20th gallery added to the website in recent weeks.

These are a priority in support of our Restoration process – as it openly showing a continuous and thriving Tribe, inclusive, engaged, and close Tribal family. A special thank you for all our members who have posted and sent to the website committee. We are still trying to fill in the gaps. If you have any photos from past events – please email – recent events if anyone has any photos include both this years Snow Snake event and the Snow Snake event in 2022, and any of the recent BIN picnics….

Additionally, if you want to view all the recently added Tribal archived Galleries, use the links below to all events of the Brothertown Indian Nation we have photos for: