The Sokaogon Chippewa Community is trying out a new way to boost voter turnout for Tuesday’s election.
The tribe is holding a Native Vote Powwow Wednesday evening in Mole Lake.
Tribal Chairman Chris McGeshick says he hopes the cultural event will remind people of the importance of the Native American vote, both locally and on a statewide or national level.
Gogebic Taconite’s mine proposal isn’t the only topic the state’s Chippewa tribes plan to discuss when they meet with the EPA this week.
Sokaogon Chippewa Community Chairman Chris McGeshick says the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is also on the agenda.
McGeshick says the initiative hopes to focus its dollars within Great Lakes basins, but he hopes to clarify that the tribes can apply for other projects as well.