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Important: Volunteers needed for Walleye Weekend Parking

Calling all Brothertowns! There is an urgent request from Dawn for volunteers to cover the fundraising event for June 7, 8 and 9. See Chart below of times needed critically needed for coverage.

This event and full coverage is vital for help funding our new Cultural Center

Please Contact Dawn at 920 949-9964 or email at

Remember our Fallen Warriors….

On this Memorial Day, please take a moment to reflect on our fallen warriors.   The Brothertown Indians have had a proud history of Serving since the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil war, and every war to the present day. While having family picnics and other events, remember our ancestors and family who have fallen.

To use a sentence or two from the recent Smithsonian magazine: “Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian men and women have always been defenders of their lives, lands, and way of life. The call to serve in the U.S. armed forces has resonated for Native people from the country’s founding—long before they were recognized as American citizens—to the present day. At the same time, Native communities have never taken casualties lightly. Native nations pay homage to fallen warriors as heroes with ceremonies, feasts, and prayers—formal, reverent memorials held throughout the year.”

Lake Winnebago Water Walk 2023

Join The Brothertown Indian Nation June 16, 17,18

Ceremony/Walk Begins at 6:00 am

Columbia County Park

N10340 Calumet Harbor Road, Malone WI 53049

Map to Columbia County Park here

  • Wear: Comfortable Sneakers, long Skirts (women)
  • Bring: Tobaco & Pouch, Water Bottle and dry socks
  • Provided: water to refill bottles, simple lunch
  • Upon Arrival: smudge (have tobacco pouch handy).
  • For more information contact: Jessica Ryan (612) 508-3364

DONATIONS WELCOME: Meals. snacks, gas cards or money

Season Opening Celebration! Fond du Lac County Historical Society

Our 2023 Season Opening Celebration starts a summer of fun events and programs! Join us at the Historic Galloway House and Village for exploration and entertainment for the whole family. See the Brothertown Indian Exhibit, up for this summer only.  In addition, the state of Wisconsin is celebrating its 175th anniversary on May 29, and we’re joining in the fun with an exhibit dedicated to all things Wisconsin. Don’t miss a minute of this fun-filled day! For additional information click here...

  • 11am – 1pm Cristo Rey Ranch Petting Zoo
  • 11am – 2pm Zoomalata Balloon Twisting
  • 11am – 3pm Tours of the Galloway House, Blakely Museum, and Veterinary Office
  • 11am – 3pm Living History throughout the Village
  • 11am – 3pm Kids’ Crafts and Games
  • 12pm – 1pm Burdocks & Rust Presentation
  • 1pm – 2pm Great Fire of 1871 program, followed by a guided tour of our Village Fire House
  • 1:45pm – 2:30pm Music in the Mansion
  • All day: food available from Mr. and Mrs. Catering, beverages available, Fond du Lac Society of Model Railroad Hobbyists, and Scavenger Hunts.

Announcing “Bottle Fundraiser” for the New Cultural Center….

CHALLENGE: I challenge you to grab a bottle and fill it with coins, when full, cash in and send check, money order or on pay-pal for this challenge. Thank you to all who have made a donation towards this since the February 19 th meeting.

Goal: $5,000 – for the NEW Brothertown Indians Cultural Center…

Now that we have new property. Let’s raise some money for repairs and getting it ready for a Grand Opening!

We’ll need your professional help as well. Calling all Painters, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, roofers, etc.

Contact me at or call 920-929-9964

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: