General Council 2019

Ho-Chunk Nation Enrollment Division will be onsite at General Council to assist with Tribal ID’s

Tribal ID Hours:

Friday, September 13 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday, September 14 | 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Enrollment Verifications will be completed only on Saturday from 6:30 AM until registration closes

REQUIREMENTS

Tribal Members will need to bring a VALID form of one of the following:

State Issued ID

Drivers License

Passport

Military ID

The following are NOT ACCEPTABLE:

Temporary Driver’s License, CDIB, Department of Corrections Documents, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Check Stub, or Mail

Reprint Fee: $25 CASH or MONEY ORDER only

Elders (60+) Free

Minor ID’s will not be printed at General Council.

A DEDICATED ELDER DROP OFF ZONE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL ELDERS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

GOLF CART SHUTTLES WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY TRANSPORTING PERSONS TO THE CONVENTION FROM THE PARKING AREAS.

PASSENGERS ASSUME ALL LIABILITY FOR ACCEPTING TRANSPORTATION IN THE GOLF CART SHUTTLES

WHEELCHAIRS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FREE.

All wheelchairs should be returned after the meeting.

A DEDICATED ELDER REGISTRATION AND PAYOUT STATION IS LOCATED IMMEDIATELY INSIDE DROP-OFF ZONE.

Breakfast Buffet

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Scrambled Eggs
Smoked Bacon
Honey Cured Ham
Breakfast Potatoes
Fresh Cut Fruit
Muffins
Fruit Danishes
Breakfast Breads
Orange & Apple Juices
Regular & Decaf Coffee
Hot Tea
Ice Water

 

Lunch Buffet

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Caesar Salad
Slow Pulled Pork
BBQ Roasted Chicken Breast and Thighs
Brown Sugar Baked Beans
Macaroni & Cheese
Green Bean Casserole
Wisconsin Cheddar Skillet Cornbread
Fresh Crisp Dessert

Vegetarian lunch meal available to all Tribal members who have diet restrictions. Please contact Office of General Council at 715.284.7891 to reserve a vegetarian lunch meal.

2018 ANNUAL GENERAL COUNCIL

Kl CONVENTION CENTER – GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN

SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

I: ROLL CALL:

Quorum is established through Registration at 11:08 a.m. with 1,217 members. (1,201 tribal members required for quorum)

II: DETERMINATION OF QUORUM: Quorum was established electronically at 11:35 a.m., with 1,217 voting members present. (1,201 tribal members required for quorum)

III: OPENING PRAYER: Mr. Francis Decorah 0532 offered the opening prayer on behalf of the Ho-Chunk Nation.

IV: SELECTION OF PRESIDING CHAIRPERSON: Matthew Mann opens the nominations for General Council Presiding Chairperson. Three Members were nominated and each received a second.

GENERAL COUNCIL VOTES FOR PRESIDING CHAIRPERSON

Matthew Mann 531

Gerald Cleveland 461

Wilfrid Cleveland 389

Total Votes 1,381

MATTHEW MANN 3898 IS THE PRESIDING CHAIRPERSON

Chairman Matthew Mann 3898 appoints Cari Fay 1460 as Recording Secretary with Pamela M. Wilber 1694 and Stephanie Begay 0523 to assist her.

V: REPORTS:

– President Wilfrid Cleveland gave a report from the Office of the President.

– Rep. Lawrence Walker, Jr., District 3 Legislator, reported on the Legislative Branch via video on behalf of Vice President Douglas Greengrass.

– Chief Judge Jo Deen B. Lowe provided a Judicial Report on the Judicial Branch.

VI: CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Matthew Mann 3898 called the meeting to order at 1:03 p.m.

VII: APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Roberta Decorah 1685 motions to approve the minutes of General Council 2017. Alice Wood 1442 seconds the motion.

GENERAL COUNCIL VOTES TO APPROVE THE MINUTES

YES OR ACCEPT 1,286

NO OR REJECT 45

ABSTAIN 84

TOTAL VOTES 1,415 MOTION CARRIED.

VIII: AGENDA:

Andrea Storm 2161 motions to add 09-15-2018-A. Removal of Mary Ellen Anwash aka Blackdeer, From Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Rolls per Supreme Court Case to the agenda. Betty White 1042 seconds the motion.

Joseph Keller 3405 motions to add 09-15-2018-B. Reaffirm 2016 General Council Resolution 09-17-2016-07 to the agenda. Gary Funmaker 3182 seconds the motion.

William Greendeer 1037 motions to add 09-1S-2018-C. . Amend the Constitution of the Ho-Chunk Nation Rights of Nature to the agenda. Lori Funmaker 0891 seconds the motion.

Jon Warner 2430 motions to add 09-15-2018-D. Minor Trust Fund Access to the agenda. Joyce Warner 2431 seconds the motion.

Hazel Guerrero 3423 motions to add 09-15-2018-E. Admin Charges to the agenda. Andrea Storm 2161 seconds the motion.

Greg Bird 0091 motions to add 09-15-2018-F. Housing Act to the agenda. Myron Cloud 6002 seconds the motion.

Hazel Guerrero 3423 motions to add 09-15-2018-G. Christmas Bonus to the agenda. Andrea Storm 2161 seconds the motion.

Hazel Guerrero 3423 motions to add 09-15-2018-H. General Council Meeting Procedures to the agenda. Andrea Storm 2161 seconds the motion.

Sandra Blackdeer 0164 motions to close resolutions being added to the agenda. Crystal Herriage 1449 seconds the motion.

GENERAL COUNCIL VOTES TO CLOSE THE AGENDA

YES OR ACCEPT 1,359

NO OR REJECT 78

ABSTAIN 42

TOTAL VOTES 1,479 MOTION CARRIED.

Rose Walker 2421 motions to address nil agenda items prior to adjournment. Estelle WhiteWing 2654 seconds the motion.

GENERAL COUNCIL VOTES TO ADDRESS ALL AGENDA ITEMS PRIOR TO ADJOURNMENT

YES OR ACCEPT 884

NO OR REJECT 470

ABSTAIN 94

TOTAL VOTES 1,448

MOTION CARRIED.

Libby Fairchild 2179 motions to approve the agenda for General Council 2018. Gloria Visintin 3116 seconds the motion.

GENERAL COUNCIL VOTES TO APPROVE THE AGENDA

YES OR ACCEPT 1,336

NO OR REJECT 91

ABSTAIN 43

TOTAL VOTES 1,470

MOTION CARRIED.

Resolution 09-15-2018-A: Removal of Mary Ellen Anwash aka Blackdcer from Ho Chunk Nation Tribal Rolls per Supreme Court Case.

No action taken due to The Constitution Ho-Chunk Nation Article II, Section 5 (“Removal of any person from the Membership Roll shall be determined by the Judiciary”), and Constitutional Amendment XVI, which provides that, the General Council is removed from the disenrollment process.

Joseph Keller 3405 motions to approve Resolution 09-15-2018-B: Reaffirm 2016 General Council Resolution 09-17-2016-07. Gary Funmaker 3182 seconds the motion.

GENERAL COUNCIL VOTES TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 09-15-2018-B

YES OR ACCEPT 1,114

NO OR REJECT 1,470

ABSTAIN 206

TOTAL VOTES 150

MOTION CARRIED.

William Greendeer 1037 motions to approve Resolution 09-15-2018-C: Amend the Constitution of the Ho-Chunk Nation to add Rights of Nature. Lori Funmaker 0891 seconds the motion.

GENERAL COUNCIL VOTES TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 09-15-2018-C

YES OR ACCEPT 1,198

NO OR REJECT 139

ABSTAIN 112

TOTAL VOTES 1,449

MOTION CARRIED.

Jon Warner 2430 motions to approve Resolution 09-15-2018-D: Minor Trust Fund Access. Joyce Warner 2431 seconds the motion.

GENERAL COUNCIL VOTES TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 09-15-2018•D

YES OR ACCEPT 656

NO OR REJECT 1,480

ABSTAIN 715

TOTAL VOTES 109

MOTION DEFEATED.

Hazel Guerrero 3423 motions to approve Resolution 09-15-2018-E: Admin Charges. Anita Alderman 1752 seconds the motion.

GENERAL COUNCIL VOTES TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 09-15-2018-E

YES OR ACCEPT 514

NO OR REJECT 905

ABSTAIN 111

TOTAL VOTES 1,530

MOTION DEFEATED.

Greg Bird 0091 motions to approve Resolution 09-15-2018-F: Housing Act. Myron Cloud 6002 seconds the motion.

GENERAL COUNCIL VOTES TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 09-15-2018-F

YES OR ACCEPT 868

NO OR REJECT 357

ABSTAIN 202

TOTAL VOTES 1,427

MOTION CARRIED.

Hazel Guerrero 3423 motions to approve Resolution 09·15-2018-G: Christmas Bonus. Andrea Storm 2161 seconds the motion.

GENERAL COUNCIL VOTES TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 09-15-2018-G

YES OR ACCEPT 751

NO OR REJECT 702

ABSTAIN 69

TOTAL VOTES 1,522

MOTION CARRIED.

No one present to make a motion for Resolution 09-15-2018-H: General Council Meeting Procedures. No action taken.

IV: ADJOURNMENT: Nathaniel Longtail 2830 motions to adjourn the 2018 General Council. Amanda DeCora 3800 seconds the motion.

GENERAL COUNCIL VOTES TO ADJOURN.

YES OR ACCEPT 1,209

NO OR REJECT 101

ABSTAIN 33

TOTAL VOTES 1,343

MOTION CARRIED.

2018 GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING ADJOURNS AT 3:40 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted, Cari Fay, Secretary Attachments: Resolutions 09-15-2018-A to 09-15-2018-H

At the 2007 Annual General Council Meeting there was a motion to officially adopt resolution 10-20-07 C General Council Procedure Scenario B which passed with a vote of 1049 yes, 150 no, and 230 abstaining for a total of 1429 votes cast.

Constitution of the Ho-Chunk Nation 1994:

Article IV – General Council Section 3. Page 3. Powers retained by the General Council (d) The General Council retains the power to establish its own procedures in accordance with this Constitution.

Article IV – General Council Section 3. Page 4. Powers retained by the General Council (f) Actions by the General Council shall be binding.

1. ADMISSION
Admission to Annual or Special General Council meeting shall be open to Ho-Chunk Nation members.

2. ROLL CALL
Established through registration.

3. CALL TO ORDER
General Council may be called to order by any Ho-Chunk Member.

4. DETERMINATION OF QUORUM
Quorum may be established through electronic registration. Confirmation of quorum will be tested throughout the day by random sampling. No action by General Council is valid without quorum.

5. PRAYER AND SONG

6. SELECTION OF PRESIDING CHAIR OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL
When quorum is attained, the General Council shall select either the President or another person to conduct the meeting.
A. Nominations shall be made from the floor; the floor will be open for 5 minutes
A1. Any Ho-Chunk Nation member may nominate any enrolled Ho-Chunk Nation member present
A2. There must be a motion to close nominations from the floor before voting on chairperson

7. PRESIDING CHAIR SHALL APPOINT THE RECORDING SECRETARY
A. The chairperson shall select a Ho-Chunk Nation member as the official Recording Secretary
B. The Recording Secretary shall record all business of the General Council meeting
C. The Recording Secretary may ask for assistance; however there will be only one offi cial Recording Secretary for the General Council meeting

8. MEETING MINUTES
The Recording Secretary shall take, or cause to be taken, minutes of the meeting. The minutes shall include, at a minimum, the following:
1. Time of meeting called to order
2. Roll Call
3. Time quorum was established
4. Record if at any time quorum was lost and regained
5. A record or summary of all motions, proposals, resolutions or other matter formally voted upon, the results of the vote
6. Times when body is recessed, if applicable
7. Time of adjournment

It is also the responsibility of the recording secretary to submit the Official signed minutes of the General Council to the Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature no less than 5 days after the General Council has adjourned.

9. SERGEANT AT ARMS
The Bear Clan, peacekeepers of the Ho-Chunk Nation, shall be the designated security to insure safety and order of the meeting. Duties include:
A. Maintain order
B. Remove from premises any member(s) who displays any lack of respect after 3 warnings
C. Assist the Presiding Chair to maintain order during the meeting

10. AGENDA
General Council will follow a standard form of operations as accepted by Ho-Chunk Nation that will utilize the following guidelines for conducting a meeting:
A. Roll call
B. Call to order
C. Determination of quorum
D. Opening prayer
E. Meeting minutes (previous general council meeting)
F. Reports
1. Legislative Branch
2. Judicial Branch
G. Unfinished business
H. New business
a. Ho-Chunk Nation Members are responsible for their own agenda item.
b. Agenda items will be offered from the floor; the floor will be open for 15 minutes.
c. Agenda shall be approved by vote
d. However, if the General Council has been called for a Special meeting, the Special meeting item shall be the first order of business

11. PROCEDURES FOR MOTIONS
All persons are to use a microphone.
A. The Ho-Chunk Nation member shall identify their membership to the Presiding Chair by name, and enrollment number. That person shall have 5 minutes to present motion/resolution, more time if deemed necessary by the Presiding Chair.
B. There must be a second to every motion
C. When deemed appropriate the presiding chairperson will call for the question, end the discussion and voting will begin

12. VOTING
A. Voting on all matters that come before the General Council meeting shall be restricted to enrolled Ho-Chunk Nation members
18 years old and older.
B. Each vote requires that a quorum must be present
C. A simple majority vote shall determine the pass or failure of motions and/or resolutions

13. DISCUSSION
A. All General Council members attending shall be allowed the privilege of the floor
B. After gaining recognition from the chair to speak the speaker shall first clearly state his/her name and Ho-Chunk enrollment number so that the secretary may keep an accurate record of the proceedings
C. If, in the opinion of the chair or the voting body, it becomes necessary to limit discussion because of time constraints, each item will be limited to fifteen (15) minutes total agenda time for discussion Limits on each speaker may be imposed as determined by presiding chairperson; unless removal or recall proceedings in progress (when time limits are imposed, a timekeeper shall be used).
D. No person may speak more than once on a subject until all others who wish to speak have had an opportunity to do so; with the exception of persons subject to a recall or removal

14. RESOLUTIONS AND MOTIONS
A. Actions taken by resolution are effective ratified immediately
B. Resolutions and motions are made by Enrolled Ho-Chunk voting members only

15. ADJOURNMENT
The action of adjournment hereby ratifies all binding actions of General Council.

All persons intending on utilizing the transportation that is provided by the Ho-Chunk Nation Branch of the General Council will have to contact the designated office to sign up. The telephone numbers are listed below each of the communities that are designated pick up sites.

RULES FOR RIDING:

YOU MUST SIGN THE TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT AT TIME OF SIGN UP.

There is also an area to register children. An agreement can be sent to the passenger at request. All transportation agreements must be on file in the Office of the General Council prior to September 14, 2019. No one will be allowed to be a passenger in the vehicle until the Transportation Agreement Form is signed.

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ALCOHOL, DRUGS, WEAPONS, AND UNRULY BEHAVIOR.

Anyone in violation of the Zero Tolerance policy will not be able to board the vehicle or will be removed from the vehicle. Children will be allowed if they are included on the Transportation Agreement when signing up, if you are the parent/legal guardian and if there is space available. After receiving your payout, please immediately report directly to your assigned vehicle. Upon completion of payouts, the transportation vehicles will be leaving with or without you.

Route InformationCity ArrivingContactLoad TimeDepart TimeReturn Time:
#1 – Minneapolis Route
MSP > EAU > WD
Minnesota Coaches
HCN Branch Office
1727 Selby Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104
Stephanie Yellowbank
651.641.1801
5:00 AM5:00 AM5:00 AM
#1 – Minneapolis Route
MSP > EAU > WD
Minnesota Coaches
Oakwood Mall (Near Culvers)
4800 Golf Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Office of General Council
715.284.7891
6:50 AM7:05 AM6:50 PM
#2 – La Crosse Route
LAX > TOMAH > WD
Lamers Bus Line
HCN Branch Office
724 Main St,
La Crosse, WI 54601
Adam DeNasha
608.783.6025
6:35 AM6:55 AM7:00 PM
#2 – La Crosse Route
LAX > TOMAH > WD
Lamers Bus Line
Walmart Parking Lot
222 W McCoy Blvd,
Tomah, WI 54660
Office of General Council
715.284.7891
7:55 AM8:15 AM5:45 PM
#3 – Black River Falls Route
BRF > WD
Kobussen Busses
HCG-Black River Falls
W9010 WI-54,
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Rosalind Falcon
715.284.0905
Bus 1+2 7:15 AMBus 1+2 7:35 AMBus 1+2 6:25 PM
#3 – Black River Falls Route
BRF > WD
Kobussen Busses
HCG-Black River Falls
W9010 WI-54,
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Rosalind Falcon
715.284.0905
Bus 3+4 7:50 AMBus 3+4 8:10 AMBus 3+4 6:25 PM
#4 – Madison Route
MADISON > WD
Kobussen Busses
HCN Branch Office
4724 Tradewinds Pkwy,
Madison, WI 53718
Cher Laubmeier
608.277.9964
8:00 AM8:15 AM6:00 PM
#5 – Green Bay Route
GBAY > OSHK > WD
Kobussen Busses
HCN Branch Office
2413 Hazelwood Ln,
Green Bay, WI 54304
Pamela Wilber
920.490.2774
5:55 AM6:10 AM7:30 PM
#5 – Green Bay Route
GBAY > OSHK > WD
Kobussen Busses
WisDOT Park and Ride 70-03
1499 Black Oak School Rd,
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Office of General Council
715.284.7891
7:05 AM7:25 AM6:30 PM
#6 – Wittenberg Route
WITNBG > NEKOOSA > WD
Kobussen Busses
HCG-Wittenberg
N7198 U.S. 45,
Wittenberg, WI 54499
Gloria White Wing
715.253.4407
6:00 AM6:15 AM7:45 PM
#6 – Wittenberg Route
WITNBG > NEKOOSA > WD
Kobussen Busses
Whitetail Crossing
949 County Rd G,
Nekoosa, WI 54457
Gloria White Wing
715.253.4407
7:45 AM8:00 AM6:00 PM
#7 – Chicago Route
CHI > WD
Infinity Transportation
HCN Branch Office
4738 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
Alma Enriquez
773.202.8433
5:30 AM5:50 AM8:15 PM
#8 – Milwaukee Route
MKE > WD
Wisconsin Coaches
HCN Branch Office
3501 S Howell Ave,
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Cheri Byhre
414.747.8680
6:50 AM7:05 AM7:00 PM
#8 – Milwaukee Route
MKE > WD
Wisconsin Coaches
Goerke’s Corners Park&Ride
County Hwy Y
Brookfield, WI 53045
Cheri Byhre
414.747.8680
7:10 AM7:25 AM6:30 PM
Directions to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

From Madison:

I-90 westbound to exit #92, Hwy 12 (Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells). Turn north
(right) at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Hwy 12. At the fi rst stoplight
(Meadowview Drive), turn right to Kalahari Drive.

From Milwaukee:

I-94 westbound to exit #92, Hwy 12 (Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells). Turn north
(right) at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Hwy 12. At the fi rst stoplight
(Meadowview Drive), turn right to Kalahari Drive.
From Green Bay/Appleton:
US 41 southbound to Hwy 44 west. Hwy 44 west to Hwy 23 west. (Hwy 23
merges with I-39), exit #100 Hwy 23 west to Wisconsin Dells. Hwy 23 (Broadway Street) through downtown Wisconsin Dells. Once over the bridge, at the
2nd stoplight, Hwy 23/12, Wisconsin Dells Parkway, turn left. In three stoplights, turn left onto Hwy 12. In two stoplights (Meadowview Drive), turn left
to Kalahari Drive.

From Minneapolis:

I-94 eastbound, exit #92 Hwy 12 (Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells). Turn north
(left) at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Hwy 12. At the second stoplight
(Meadowview Drive), turn right to Kalahari Drive.

From Chicago:

I-90 westbound to exit #92, Hwy 12 (Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells). Turn north
(right) at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Hwy 12. At the fi rst stoplight
(Meadowview Drive), turn right to Kalahari Drive
Please note: GPS and MapQuest users may need to use the city of Baraboo, Wisconsin.