Mark Brown of The Mohegan Tribe to Speak at La Grua Center March 6 - 25 Years Since Federal Recognition
Local Treasures Series: The Mohegan Tribe~25 Years Since Federal Recognition, with Mark Brown
Wednesday, March 6 at 6pm
Join us for an evening with Mark Brown, the only member of the Mohegan Tribe who has served on its Tribal Council continuously since 1995, in conversation with community leader Bill Stanley (Yale-New Haven L+M Hospital). How has the Mohegan Tribe’s growth contributed to our local and state economy, as well as the Tribe’s health and welfare? What does it mean to be a sovereign nation? What was it like to see the casino go up and what were some of the challenges? How has our entire region benefited? How is the Tribe diversifying its interests beyond gaming? What’s next on the horizon?
Cost Suggested donation $5
Mark F. Brown, Ambassador
Elected to the first Tribal Council following the Mohegan Tribe’s federal recognition, Brown has served continuously since 1995. A direct descendant of the renowned Mohegan Chief Matahga and the son of the late Tribal Nonner Pauline Brown, he was actively involved in the Mohegan Tribe’s efforts to achieve federal recognition, leaving a career in law enforcement to devote himself full-time to the Mohegan people. Brown was Chairman of the Tribal Council from 2000-2005 at a time which saw the completion of the one billion dollar Project Sunburst expansion that made Mohegan Sun one of the world’s top destination resorts. He currently serves on numerous boards both nationally and also in the local area, and serves as the Chairman of the Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Audit Committee. Brown is the proud father of three sons, and resides in Lisbon, CT with his wife Mary.
Free parking is available in the Stonington Commons parking lot at 32 Water Street in Stonington Borough.
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