Holsey will again lead S-M Tribal Council

Shannon Holsey was re-elected president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians’ Tribal Council for 2017-18 on Saturday.

“As a tribe, we have made tremendous strides forward and it is important to celebrate our progress,” Holsey said. “But we know there is much more we can do together, beginning with protecting our sovereign rights and our economic lifeblood, the North Star Mohican Casino Resort.

“There continue to be health, education, environmental and economic inequalities that need to be addressed, and we must also continue engaging and investing in our Native youth, as they are our future.”

Other council members elected Saturday are Dr. Jolene Bowman, vice president, Terrie Terrio, treasurer, Craig Tully Kroening, Chad Miller, Jeremy Mohawk and Sterling Schreiber. All but Terrio and Kroening were members of the 2016-17 board.

The new council will be sworn in on Friday.