Ho-Chunk Nation

Ho-Chunk Nation Announcments

Division Of Transportation Auto Auction

Friday, September 29, 2017

Department Of Administration
Division Of Transportation
Deadline for bids is October 13th 2017

Bids Submitted After 10/13/2017 At 4:30pm WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Action Plan

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature approved the Tribal Action Plan on August 22, 2017.  This was the original draft submitted.  The Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature is working with the Executive Branch on the Tribal Action Plan.  The document will continue to be changed and updated as progress continues on this plan.  This is a living/working document.

Action Plan PDF

Suicide Prevention Confrence

Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 21-24, 2017

Please join the Pac Haci Youth Council and their collaborative partners as they work toward preventing suicide by providing information on topics such as Alcohol & Drugs, Historical Trauma, Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Leadership and views from an Elder Panel

Media Release
Registration Form

Please see the above links if interested!

2nd Annual La Crosse Small Business Academy

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Free Event for Prospective Business Owners
October 5, 2017


The La Crosse Small Business Academy is a half-day program focused on providing the region's entrepreneurs and start-up businesses an opportunity to connect with financial and technical resource providers, learn the tools needed to start and grow a business, and network with business owners. Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (invited) will serve as keynote speaker emphasizing the importance of small business to the state's economy.


The program will take place on October 5, 2017.  Sign-in and seating will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the program commencing at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 12:30 p.m. at the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce, 601 7th Street N, La Crosse, WI.  The program is free but advance registration is required and can be completed online prior to October 2nd.

Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-la-crosse-small-business-academy-tickets-34869029205

Administrative Leave to attend Swearing-In Ceremony for July 5th, 2017

Monday, July 03, 2017

Legislators (after July 1, 2017)

Monday, June 26, 2017

District 1

Seat 1: Karena Thundercloud

Seat 2: Douglas Greengrass

Seat 3: Hinu Helgesen Smith


District 2

Seat 1: Andrea Estebo

Seat 2: Kristin WhiteEagle

Seat 3: Carly Lincoln


District 3

Seat 1: Kathy DeCamp

Seat 2: Lawrence Walker Jr.


District 4

Seat 1: Shelby Visintin


District 5

Seat 1: Kathyleen LoneTree- Whiterabbit

Seat 2: Forrest Whiterabbit

Seat 3: Robert TwoBears

Seat 4: Matt Mullen

Cpl. Mitchel Redcloud Jr Day Pow Wow

Thursday, June 22, 2017

July 4 2017

2017 Election Results

Thursday, June 08, 2017

General Run Off Election, Tuesday, June 6th 2017

Friday, June 02, 2017

Click HERE for details

Updated Treasury Forms

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Payroll Direct Deposit Form

Ho-Chunk Nation's Traditional 2017 Memorial Day Pow Wow

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Career Fair - Ho-Chunk Gaming - Baraboo

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Click HERE for details!

Updated list for car/truck Auction

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

A Note to Tribal Members

Monday, May 08, 2017

Aho Wazaniwira,

Egu zige Macek watap wigaja, We are entering into a New Year once again. Although some of the Relatives didn’t make it through the last annual cycle of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, we have great expectations for what lies ahead, individually, as a Clan, and as a Nation, our Great Ho-Chunk Nation.

As we work diligently each day to accomplish positivity within our Government for our Future Generations to use in their best interests. We have many uphill tasks that need follow through on to get accomplished. I will mention some here as the rain is gently falling today and how important the rain is to us and Creation. The purity of it, because all of Creation needs the water to survive. We are always making sincere efforts taking care of Mother Earth to keep the water pure. This goes hand in hand with the food that we put in our bodies. There are plans to continue with planting gardens in our Communities as organic as possible, so we can be putting healthy food in our bodies. Our plants need the pure rain to fall upon them as they go their full cycle to ripen fruits and vegetables which we consume. We need our communities to come out and be a part of the Organic Gardening Projects as they begin. One of the good things about this project is that you will reap what you sow. On the same token, our Nation will be doing the same. We are in the very early stages of setting up our Agriculture Department and the Organic Gardening Project will be used to learn more about this aspect of having an Agriculture Department.

Ho-Chunk Nation Health Department is on the verge of becoming Self-Governance Department. What this means is after all these years of Indian Health Service directing us on how we are going to be spending the dollars we receive from the Federal Government, we will be deciding for ourselves how best this will be done. Thinking back on the infancy of our Government and what we had and what was wanted, to assist all Ho-Chunk people with their Health issues, has been a huge incentive to be Self-Governing and to do this, is a great accomplishment for Ho-Chunk Nation. The foresight our incredible Elders had was perseverance and determination, for that, we must appreciate this milestone. For our generation to see how the Health Department has flourished, must also realize that there was allot of work achieved since our early beginnings to this momentous time. Executive Director of Health, Ms. Ona Whitewing Garvin, Ahuskawiga, along with her Staff put many hours and worked diligently to make this become a reality, for us and our future Generations. We have all required Documents properly signed and by now sent out for this to begin in the very near future.

Our Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature has passed a Resolution to establish a Tribal Coordinating Committee to develop and implement a Tribal Action Plan. The Committee is comprised of 15 Departments and Divisions along with Office of President and Legislature. The purpose of the Committee is to create a plan to combat alcoholism and drug use. The Committee has been meeting since July 2016 to carry out this task. We are nearing the Final Stages of fulfilling the Resolution, present to Legislature and begin implementation. Once again I am reaching out to all our Communities asking for help, this time, in making our Communities safe from alcohol and drugs. This plan can be tweaked to fit needs of individual communities, whose needs may vary from one to another. Several years ago, we set out to "Taking Back Our Communities", we must do this once again. We, the Ho-Chunk People, have done so much work in the last 20+ years to build strong communities and safe communities. We must maintain this direction for our Elders, our Children and Ourselves.

In all that has been taking place with Ho-Chunk Nation in the yesteryears and what is taking place today, we journey into another year Mauna has provided for us. We must continue to make efforts for one another which coincides with what we are met to do while on Mauna’s Creation.

We must hoisep-always….

ai kituti-help one another

nacgewokici-have sincere concern for one another

wogixete-Love one another

wokis’ak-respect each other.

Looking ahead to Great things for Ho-Chunk Nation, our Lands, the Water we need and use always.


Wilfrid Cleveland

President, Ho-Chunk Nation

Per Capita Advance Forms

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Per Capita Advance Forms are now are available HERE

Oconomowoc School Board President’s remarks on burial mounds raise concern

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Click Here for our press release about this matter.

Ho-Chunk Nation's response to Stockbridge-Munsee

Thursday, April 20, 2017

View Ho-Chunk Nation's response to Stockbridge Munsee lawsuit Here

View Ho-Chunk Nation Legal Counsel's response to frivolous lawsuit Here

View the Ho-Chunk Nation legal counsel's letter Here

Status of the Ho-Chunk Nation website

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Please bear with us as we are actively working on getting all the content back on this site. We will be adding new content over the next coming days. If the content you are looking for is not present on the website, feel free to check back in at a later time or contact our website administrator Shane Steindorf.

Thank you for your patience!