Plenary session: Welcome and keynote presentation
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Wed
Tehassi?tasi (Tehassi) Hill is the Chairman for Oneida Nation serving his second term. Previously, he served two terms as a Council Member for the Oneida Business Committee, the elected government officials for the Oneida Nation. Chairman Hill demonstrates a commitment to the preservation of the environment and Oneida’s language, culture, and traditions. He actively works to support the vision of sustainability and to exercise and protect the Nation’s sovereignty. Chairman Hill was born and raised on the Oneida reservation and graduated from the Oneida Nation High school. He studied Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay and operated a successful business for six years prior to working in government. Chairman Hill and his wife, Kanatihal, have nine children and reside in Oneida, Wisconsin. He likes to spend his leisure time hunting, fishing, and being actively engaged with his family and the greater community.