Chris McGeshick

Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Community

The chair of the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Community has rejected a plea deal and will go to trial on charges related to a incident at the tribal offices last summer.

53 year old Chris McGeshick is charged with two felonies, false imprisonment and intimidating a witness, and two misdemeanors.

At a court hearing Thursday, an offer by District Attorney Charles Simino for a plea deal was rejected and McGeshick requested a jury trial. Trial was set for July 30.

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Wisconsin’s tribes are asking for dual-language signage and more power over public education in their communities.

Chairman Chris McGeshick of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community gave the State of the Tribes address Thursday in Madison. 

McGeshick emphasized the need for respecting government-to-government relationships between the tribes and the state, including the realm of education.

Mole Lake Holds Powwow to Get Out the Native Vote

Oct 28, 2014

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. 

Tribes To Talk Mining, Great Lakes Funding With EPA

Aug 20, 2014

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.