Hųųwą (Elk) ~ Restoring Tradition and Healthy Living

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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

Login Instructions for General Council E-Meeting

HERE is a detailed Powerpoint for how to log in.

Please note the following with the Login Instructions:

  • You can view, download or print the Login Instructions.
  • Read them before attempting to Register or Login.
  • Help Desk available Friday at 12:45 p.m.
  • Have your Tribal ID available, as it may be needed for Tribal Member verification.
  • You can paste the links in the Web Browser, in separate windows/ Web Browser Tabs.
  • Do not use Internet Explorer.
  • USE – Mozilla FireFox or Chrome. If you have troubles, call the Help Desk on Friday at 12:45 p.m.
  • The Lumi Link will open a page asking for your Tribal ID number and Password, after entering, Click “Submit”. If you try this before Friday at 12:45 p.m., you will see an “Error “as the Page will not be available until Friday at 12:45 p.m.
  • The Zoom Link will open the Registration Page, enter Frist and Last Name, E-mail Address and 4 Digit ID number (Last 4 digits of your Tribal Member ID Number), Click “Register”.  An e-mail will be sent with further instruction.
  • You can only Login once for the e-meeting, meaning if you are already logged in, you cannot login again.
  •  If you experiencing errors, please call the Help Desk that open on Friday at 12:45 p.m.

Management and Protection of Gray Wolves returns to States and Tribes Following Successful Recovery Efforts



More than 45 years after gray wolves were first listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the current Administration and its many conservation partners are announcing the successful recovery of the gray wolf and its delisting from the ESA. State and tribal wildlife management agency professionals will resume responsibility for sustainable management and protection of delisted gray wolves in states with gray wolf populations, while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service monitors the species for five years to ensure the continued success of the species.

In total, the gray wolf population in the lower 48 states is more than 6,000 wolves, greatly exceeding the combined recovery goals for the Northern Rocky Mountains and Western Great Lakes populations.

The final rule will publish in the Federal Register on November 3, 2020, and be effective 60 days after on January 4, 2021.

F2F Box Program – Important Notification for Milwaukee Residents

There has been a location change.

The F2F Box Program will NOT be at the HCN Milwaukee Branch Office. The distribution will be:

Boone & Crockett
818 S. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204 

Looking forward to seeing you this week. This series of the Food Box Program will carry us through August so make sure you come out and get some food for your home and loved ones! Thank you again for you continued participation. Any questions, please send a message to whitefeather@ho-chunk.com. Your HCN Community Health and Wellness Team!