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Seeking Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Natural Resources Board of Director Applications

The Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Natural Resources is seeking candidates to fill Board of Directors vacancies. Per the HCC § 20 the Board of Directors will serve in an advisory capacity only, not as a policy making body. The Board…

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Private Property Access & Hunter Safety

Wisconsin Gun Deer Hunting Season starts this Saturday November 23rd and runs through Sunday December 1st 2019. Ho-Chunk Nation (HCN) DNR encourages all hunters to be informed in the event they wound a deer and the animal runs on to…

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Ho-Chunk Museum director puts her passion into her work, readies the museum for the opening

Reported Ken Luchterhand A Ho-Chunk museum has been in the planning stages for a few years, but now a projected opening date is near. Museum Director Josie Lee is excited about the opportunity for opening, something she has been working…

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Wisconsin Winnebago fades into history as signing of the new constitution brings on The Ho Chunk Nation

Reporter: Emma Snowball The tribe which was once known and recognized as the Wisconsin Winnebago Nation strikes a new path into the future by changing their constitution and name.  Meet and greet the Ho Chunk Nation! The day formerly named…

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Ho-Chunk Nation Digital Library project celebrates its third year of work

By Ardith Van Riper The Ho-Chunk Nation Language Division along with the participants from the UW-Madison Tribal Libraries Archives and Museums (TLAM) class hosted a thank you luncheon on May 9 at the Language Division Office in Mauston.  Their unique…

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Mad Dog & Merrill filmed at the Neesh-La Powwow

by Ardith Van Riper Mad Dog and Merrill were at the Neesh-La Powwow grounds on Friday, August 23 filming.  They were joined by Ho-Chunk Chef Elena Terry and prepared Indigenous foods and drink. Mad Dog & Merrill are self-proclaimed “grillologists”…

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Several Ho-Chunk people travel, witness Sharice take oath to Congress

By Ken Luchterhand The Ho-Chunk people have never experienced such an honor as having one of their own, Sharice Davids, take a large role in this nation’s government. Sharice was sworn in as a U.S. Representative in Washington D.C. on…

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Brackeen v. Bernhardt – Court of Appeals (5th Circuit) Overturns Ruling Detrimental to Sovereignty

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed the District Court’s ruling. “we conclude that… ICWA [Indian Child Welfare Act] and the Final Rule are constitutional because they are based on a political classification that is rationally…

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Ho-Chunk Nation Investigates Better Employment Training Plans

Currently the Ho-Chunk Nation is facing several court cases from the previous administration concerning employment-related issues. Management is looking to reduce costs and retain more employees They believe training between the supervisors and the employees can be enhanced as an…

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Ho-Chunk Nation Looks to Reduce Death Benefit Payout

Office of the President (OOP) officials are considering the adoption of insurance to cover the expenses usually paid out by the Nation. Traditionally, the OOP has been paying $6,500 for burial expenses for each tribal member when requested. The practice…

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