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Bosh Keen Landing
Jean Songetay stands with a number of family members at the unveiling of Bosh Keen Landing. Bosh Keen is Jean’s Ojibwe name.
On October 17th, 2022, the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin (the “Tribe”) dedicated the river landing in Danbury, Wisconsin, to Jean Songetay. Jean is the eldest Tribal elder at 101 years old. Jean was born in Ogema, Minnesota in 1921. She was married to her husband Edwin Sr. for 49 years prior to his passing. Together they raised ten children in the Danbury community. As of April 2022, Jean had 21 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren.
The Tribe wished to dedicate the river landing to Jean in recognition of her contributions to keeping Tribal traditions alive. Tribal Council extends its gratitude to Jean for the valuable gifts she has given the people over the years; ensuring the Ojibwe language is not lost, hosting cooking classes, and passing on the Tribal customs of bead working and making moccasins through community education classes.
Michael Decorah, St. Croix Intergovernmental Affairs, also presented Jean with a birthday plaque signed and sent by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers. The plaque reading can be viewed here.
Chairman William Reynolds and Danbury Representative Rick Benjamin work to unveil the new river landing signage.
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October 27th in Turtle Lake from 12pm-2pm.
Attending elders will receive $50.00 in Turtle Bucks! Elders may bring ONE guest. Elders and guests working in Tribal Enterprises will be allowed the day off with pay. Please contact Lisa Reynolds at #715-349-2195 ext. 5116 or Leah Reynolds ext. 5169 for additional details.