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Brothertown Indian Nation’s Recent Mystery Drawing and Powwow Winners!

During the April 6th Brothertown Powwow, winners were announced in our Volunteer Mystery Drawing as well as the Powwow Raffle.  Winners included Annette Pownell and Rose Pelky (winners of gift cards) and Tijana Williams (winner of a hand-carved walking stick for the Powwow Raffle).

Congratulations, Winners!

This is the Brothertown Tribe’s way of thanking our valued volunteers, the lifeblood of our Tribe! Thank you all for your support!

Announcing “Mystery Drawings” to honor all Brothertown!

This announcement comes with warmth and appreciation to all Brothertown for their exceptional volunteerism, engagement, and willingness to lend a helping hand when needed. It has been the “Brothertown Way” since we were founded 238 years ago in 1785; and we continue to live the way our founders envisioned: helping one another. 

Thank you!

But (there always is a but), while we have been very busy, the next few years will be the most challenging time for fulfilling our foundational goals of Restoration.  Without you, it could not happen; with you – we all can succeed! Please read the information below. Again, thanks to every one of you.

T-Shirt Design Contest Open for Lake Winnebago Water Walk

We have much artistic Talent in the Brothertown Tribe, asking for you for your design ideas! (limit 4 designs per person)

Get the whole family involved, be exited to see your design worn by all the walkers! Better yet, join the event by walking with others wearing your design!

The 10th annual Lake Winnebago Water Walk is taking place June 13-15th. Ahead of the event, Brothertown Indian Nation is seeking t-shirt designs. See the flyer below for more information.

Prepare for 2024 Tribal Elections

The 2024 Tribal Election will take place on May 18th. In-person voting will happen at the Cultural Center (1866 Hwy 151, Brothertown). Absentee ballots will also be mailed to all eligible voting members. If this is your first time visiting the Brothertown Cultural Center is located in the Town of Brothertown, the GPS official address is: 1866 Hwy 151, Chilton, WI 53014)

For the first time, vote in-person at our New Cultural Center on May 18th from 10 am to 1 pm.

While not everyone is able to serve as an officer, be a council member, or serve on a committee, there is something every adult member 18 years or older in our Brothertown Tribe can do to ensure their voice is heard, that is by exercising your right to VOTE. By voting, we confirm that we care enough about our tribe to take the time to vote for those members who will help our tribe move forward. If you would like to run for a position in a future election, please contact one of the Election Committee members listed below.

More info can be found at www.brothertownindians.org/elections-2/ .

The 2024 Official Brothertown Annual Calendar

This is the Brothertown of Events, Meetings, and Gatherings for 2024.

We apologize for the awkwardness of the formatting, but we chose to try to fit it on one page as a quick reference to the entire year. However, it is so full of events in 2024 that this was the best way we could organize it. Now, every Brothertown member has an easy way to keep up with the tribe! Download it to your computer or phone for easy access. Members can view upcoming events on the website as well.

Additionally, later this month, we will be finishing the complete annual 2024 calendar (in Calendar format) that many have asked for again – which includes all events as well as the important dates of our tribe and ancestors going back hundreds of years included in each month. We will post when this is finished later this month.

New Article on Samson Occom and BIN hymn singing

Another fascinating article by Brad Dubos, a member of the board of Calumet and Cross, scholar, and a long-time friend of the Brothertown appeared in American Literature (Duke University Press).

Abstract: Brad’s article traces a long trajectory of hymnic placemaking within the Brothertown Indian Nation from the late eighteenth century to the present day. Since their tribe’s inception, Brothertown people have repurposed the forms and rituals of Christian hymnody in order to maintain connections to ancestral homelands, navigate and interpret unfamiliar terrain, and construct and shape tribal spaces. Samson Occom’s (Mohegan/Brothertown) A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs; Intended for the Edification of Sincere Christians, of all Denominations (1774) cultivated this distinctive mode of placemaking within the Native community that formed at Brothertown, New York

Thank you, Brad, To read the extensive article on American Literature click here…

Just published – Samson Occom and the Brothertown Movement

New York Historical Society:Samson Occom and the Brothertown Movement: A Prologue to Acts of Faith” by Brad Dubos

Brad Dubos is a Public Humanities Fellow at the New York Historical Society, a Board Member of Calumet and Cross, and a well-known friend of the Brothertown Tribe.  Brad has been instrumental in the planning and coordination of many Brothertown historical activities including last October’s trip to New England and upstate New York in celebration of Samson Occom’s 300th Birthday.  

Brad’s well-written article is not only a wealth of knowledge and the history of our beginnings, which every member should know and reflect on.

Link to the article on NY Historical Society: https://www.nyhistory.org/blogs/samson-occom-and-the-brothertown-acts-of-faith


Thank you, Brad, for your continued support!

The Brothertown Indian Nation

Brothertown members, friends, and local residents stand on a hill with views of the original Brothertown tract. This property was the historic lot of David Fowler (Montaukett), another Brothertown cofounder and brother-in-law to Samson Occom.
Brothertown members, friends, and residents stand on a hill with views of the original Brothertown tract. This property was the historic lot of David Fowler (Montaukett), another Brothertown cofounder and brother-in-law to Samson Occom.

November 7: Eeyamquittoowauconnuck “Brothertown” Day – An important Milestone on our Journey to Restoration.

Happy Eeyamquittoowauconnuck (Brothertown day),  November 7th, 2023!

On October 20, 2019, the Brothertown Indian Nation Tribal Council passed a resolution officially making November 7th Eeyamquittoowauconnuck or Brothertown Day for the Tribe.

This Council resolution was followed up by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers who issued a State Proclamation making November 7th, Eeyamquittoowauconnuck or Brothertown Day for the State of Wisconsin October 29th, 2020. The State of Wisconsin has had a history of honoring The Brothertown Indian Nation and their decades of contributions to the State of Wisconsin by naming October 1982 to October 1983 as “Year of the Brotherton”, by Governor Lee Dreyfus

**You can see the signed proclamations and other documents further down the page…. 

Proclamation by the Governor of the State of Wisconsin, Tony Evers Declaring November 7th as Eeyamquittoowaukonnuck (Brothertown) Day,

Take a moment to think about what the Tribe means to you, your family, our ancestors, and the Tribe’s future generations. Below are some links for some personal time for remembrance and to learn more about our tribe on this important date:

From the Brothertown Council, Peacemakers, Our Elders, and all our members from: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pacific Northwest, and throughout North America.  It has been a long journey to arrive at who the Brothertown Indian Nation has become today in 2023.

Happy Eeyamquittoowauconnuck (Brothertown day),  November 7th, 2023!

Brothertown Council Resolution naming November 7th as Eeyamquittoowanconnuck (Brothertown) Day.

1982-3 Year of the Brotherton – the State of Wisconsin Proclamation by Governor Lee Dreyfus