"We the People, pursuant to our inherent sovereignty, in order
to form a more perfect government, secure our rights, advance the
general welfare, safeguard our interests, sustain our culture,
promote our traditions and perpetuate our existence, and secure the
natural and self-evident right to govern ourselves, do ordain and
establish this Constitution for the Ho-Chunk Nation."
(Preamble to the Constitution of the Ho-Chunk