United States Department of the Interior – Notice: Short wait times for Bald Eagles


2020 Annual Address Verification Notice from the HCN Office of Tribal Enrollment

In accordance to HCC § 12, Per Capita Distribution Ordinance, Sec.7c. Each member shall be required to submit an annual address verification form (either paper or electronic) to the Enrollment Office in accordance with the procedures and instructions promulgated by the Enrollment Office.

Please take notice of the following very important information

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ho-Chunk Nation leadership had to make the difficult decision to implement an emergency plan to only maintain employees to perform the critical functions and services within the Nation’s governmental structure. Please take note of the following AVF Schedule:

AVF 2020 Schedule & Deadlines

– July 30th : All Change of Address must be in by 2:00 PM

– August 3rd : Member Address will be updated on AVF.

– August 7th : AVF files will be sent to the Print Shop

– September 1st : Re-Call Staff and Mail AVF’s

– September 9th : Testing Electronic AVF program

– September 15th : Mid–Month Per Cap Check Run and – Uncheck PC Eligible box

– September 17th : Electronic AVF program opens

– October 15th : AVF Due Date @ 4:30 pm

– NOVEMBER 1, 2020 Per Cap Day!!

It is very important that you keep your address current. The Change of Address (COA) form can be found on the Nations website at https:/ho-chunknation.com. (The Enrollment Office is not responsible for sending your AVF to the wrong address if you fail to provide a current and correct address by the deadline above). On the other hand, if you know your address is correct, do not submit a COA unnecessarily, as we are still operating short staffed and unnecessary submission deters the staff
from being efficient.

Although mail and faxes are still accepted and retrieved from the Office twice a week, the most efficient way to submit your COA form (not AVF) to the Enrollment Office is to email to:

*Office of Tribal Enrollment forms are available online @ http://www.ho-chunknation.com/tribal-members under the Forms section.

Wittenberg Whitetail Crossing Closed

The Wittenberg Whitetail Crossing convenience store will be closed until further notice.

A procedure is being performed to ensure the safety of employees and customers due to the current COVID 19 pandemic.

This procedure is a cleaning to ensure members of the public are safe from any potential contact dangers.

According the Ho-Chunk Executive Administrative Officer Michael Sallaway, the convenience store will resume normal operations as soon as the cleaning and inspection has been performed.

Gas pumps will remain open for pay-at-pump service only.

Internet Payment and Reimbursement is available to Ho-Chunk enrolled students in grades K-12 for the months of March-June, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 remote learning requirement.

There are two applications:

  1. One application is for new internet service
  2. One is for current customers who are eligible for up to $75.00 in payment or reimbursement for their internet service fees.

Please see the guidelines for documentation required with the application.

ALL applications and back-up documentation must be sent to: SCR@Ho-Chunk.com, or faxed to 715-284-1760, or they will not be processed.

Applications must be received by June 15, 2020.

Guidelines for Existing customers – COVID-19 Relief Response IASS (fillable)
Internet Access Suppport Program Existing Customer (Fillable)

Guidelines for New Customers-COVID-19 Relief Response IASS (fillable)
Internet Access Suppport Program New Customer (Fillable)

2017 1099-MISC & 1098-INT UPDATE

The Ho-Chunk Nation has recently worked to resolve the income and withholding verification issue surrounding the 2017 Form 1099-MISC (Per Capita Statement) and 1098-INT (Mortgage Interest). The verification information has been supplied to the IRS and after six to eight weeks the issue surrounding the 2017 tax year should be resolved. If after eight weeks you are still having issues with the 2017 tax year, please contact your tax preparer.

Spring 2020 Rainbow Flint Seed Corn Drop Off Schedules

Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Natural Resources

Please Read

Thursday May 7th 2020

In the interest of safety, on drop off/pick up day PLEASE practice social distancing requirement of six (6) feet and wear a mask if possible

Be prepared to provide your Name and Tribal ID#

Anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or is directed or voluntarily in quarantine due to exposure is requested to please stay home and send someone in your place.

Due to limited resources brought on by COVID-19, only 30 bags will be disseminated at each drop off location on a first come first serve basis.

Please call or email a number below to reserve one of the 30 bags designated for your area.

If all bags for your area are spoken for before the drop off date, an announcement will go out on the HCN Website and HCN Facebook to prevent unnecessary travel.

DNR reserves the right to cancel this activity in the interest of public safety and notification will be sent out on the above internet sites as soon as possible.