Monthly Archives: January 2019

My motivation

The most important people in my life. I have always kept them in my decisions. I have not always been the best example for them and I owe them both gratitude for allowing me to develop with them as human beings.

These two mean everything to me.


The Plane Ride

The stewardess told me to wake up and put my seat up straight. My eyes were feeling groggy and she seemed kind of bossy. I was five, maybe four, it was the first airplane ride I can remember and really seems to be the time my life began for me, at least in this head. Remembering a whole lot of what had happened to me, my brother and sister, before age 5, was not really known to me until I was 16 years old. Until that time I never really was aware of the real tragic event I was involved with or maybe even a witness to. I will never really know. I do know that my life as Leroy Roger Wilsey was about to begin soon after landing.

The jolt of the landing felt curious. I was excited to be in a new place and looked forward to making new friends.

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Not sure what I am doing!

That’s right, I am not sure what I am doing with this website but you can follow along for a year and find out!

UP Michigan Summer Sky

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


Tribal Administration

General Overview 

My experience with Hannahville Indian Community

Governmental and General Administration Experience
Hannahville Indian Community
Michigan Potawatomi Housing Authority (MPHA) 1990-2000
Executive Director 1990-2000
Three Fires Halfway House Committee Member 1990-94
Casino and Bingo Board Member 1991-96
Chairperson 1992-1996, Vice-Chairperson 1991-92
Housing Board Member 1991-92
Chairperson 1992
Director 1991-2000
School Board Member 1991-92
Health Board Member 1991-92
Child Welfare Board Member 1991-92
Committee for Reservation Economic Development 1991-93
Finance Committee Member 1993-95
Tribal Council Member 1993-2000, 2009-2014
Financing and Building Authority (FBA) 1997-Current
Chairperson 1997-Current
Tribal Member Advancement Committee (TMAC) 2014-15
Bark River Business Council
Tribal Representative 1990-91