Norwich city mayor Benjamin Lathrop will host a press conference with leaders of the Mohegan tribe at 4 p.m. Tuesday to accept the Mohegan tribe's first $200,000 contribution to the Sachem Fund, a fund created by the city and the tribe to be used for cultural programs, tourism and economic development in the city of Norwich.
Both the city and the tribe each committed to giving $200,000 per year for five years toward the Sachem Fund.
The city has already made their contribution to the fund. The new seven-member board, which includes tribal councilors Mark Brown and Bill Quidgeon, are expected to attend the event. The press conference is open to the public and will be held in the city council chambers at City Hall.
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