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Month: September 2023

Volunteers needed!

October is a very busy month and November and December following – it is about the busiest time of they year and the need for volunteers increases……

Help wanted! Calling all Brothertown Members.

Do you have a few hours you can give to your Nation?

  • The Brothertown Indian Nation is looking for help in the Kitchen for our bingo nights. Lots of options available! Bingo is a huge revenue for our people, and this is a great opportunity for you to give back
  • Mark the date, Homecoming is just around the Corner October 21, 2023 (3 to 4 weeks away). Help is needed in several areas as this event is one of the foundations of our tribe (held for 40 years and needs a considerable number of volunteers).

Call or reach out to Dawn: email the BIN office or the office phone: (920) 929-9964 to volunteer or for more information!

  • Other events in the immediate future include:
    • Homecoming – 10/21
    • Eeyamquittoowauconnuck/Brothertown Day – 11/7
    • Thanksgiving “special” Bingo
    • Special events for Restoration when they are announced – TBD
    • Christmas “special” Bingo
    • The huge New Years “special” Bingo
    • Bingo: all Tuesday’s and the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month

The Brothertown Calumet Cross is now in stock only on the Brothertown store!

A local Jeweler has expertly remade the molds of the original Cross and is now available for order on the Brothertown Indian Nation Store. All options are in the original sterling silver design.

  • There are a variety of Choices:
    • Small Calumet Cross (with and without 18-inch adjustable chain – Sterling Silver) – Traditionally for Women and youth
    • Large Calumet Cross (with or without 22-inch Chain- Sterling Silver) – unisex, usually men and women wearing on the outside.
    • New this time around – The Calumet Cross Pin (Sterling Silver)

**This is the original Calumet Cross © originally designed by Rudi Ottery in the 1980’s

View each of the options and pricing in more detail using the links below.  Use the appropriate product page for the desired Calumet Cross on our store (all in Sterling Silver):

Rebecca Pelky: Poetry With a Purpose

7News (Watertown, NY)

By Craig Thornton

Published: Sep. 14, 2023

At the Potsdam Public Library on Tuesday, September 26th “Poetry with Purpose” featured author Rebecca Pelky. Rebecca Pelky is a citizen of the Brothertown Indian Nation of Wisconsin. She holds a PhD from the University of Missouri, as well as an MFA in writing and a Bachelor of Science in zoology from Northern Michigan University. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Clarkson University, she teaches film studies, literature, and creative writing.

Pelky’s second collection of poetry, Through a Red Place, won the 2021 Perugia Press Prize. Through a Red Place is a bilingual collection of poems, written in Mohegan and English, which responds to archival, historical, and field research to consider how Native and non-Native people have historically utilized the same land.

Read the full article here…