Ho-Chunk Nation 2020-2021 Annual Report


Hųųwą (Elk) ~ Restoring Tradition and Healthy Living

Hųųwą is how one would say elk in Hoocąk. Elk were once common in Wisconsin and throughout North America. For centuries, elk were important to the Hoocąk as source of food, leather, tools, decoration, and many other uses.
In 1995 Wisconsin DNR began it’s elk reintroduction and management project. And, in March of 1995 the reintroduction expanded to central (Jackson County) Wisconsin, in which the Ho-Chunk Nation (Nation) played a significant role.
A collaborative agreement established between the WI DNR and Nation affording every other carcass to the Nation, to be utilized under terms of the agreement.

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Tribal ID Online Appointment Schedule

Welcome to the HCN Tribal Identification Card Appointment Schedule.

Click HERE to setup an appointment online.

The Ho-Chunk Nation and the Enrollment Division are working to provide services to tribal members while maintaining a COVID-19 safe environment to stop the spread of the pandemic. The appointment times are allotted to 25 minutes per person to allow for proper sanitizing.

Important information

ID documents refers to:

Request for Tribal ID ~ Change of Address form ~ driver’s license ~state ID ~ passport ~ expired tribal ID

Name Change documents refers to:

Request for Information form ~ Certified Marriage Certificate ~ Copy of Divorce Document ~ Copy of Social Security Card with new name

Tribal ID Fees

  • Duplicate Tribal ID Cards are $20.00
  • Expired Tribal ID Cards are $20.00
  • Elder Tribal ID Cards and First Tribal ID Cards are free
  • Accepted forms of payment: Money Order & Cashier’s Check ONLY (No Personal Checks)
  • Cash may be accepted at the time of the appointment if you arrive 15-minutes early for processing
  • All payments must be received prior to issuing the Tribal ID

Temperature reading is required upon arrival.  A face mask is required before and after taking your picture.   Tribal members must be symptom free.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or were exposed, please cancel and reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.  Cancellation can be done by following the link on your confirmation email or calling 715-284-9343 ext:11015.

2021 Intership Opportunities in Natural Resources and Conservation

The Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC) is Sponsoring Internships for Wisconsin Native American Students looking for future natural resources and conservation career opportunities.

Opportunities available working with:

• USDA Forest Service Ottawa Visitor Center and Park Falls or Rhinelander Engineering

• USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

• USDA APHIS Wildlife Services Rhinelander, WI

• WSB Engineering & Planning Corporation

• Wisconsin Tribal Nations