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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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Clintonville High School Video Highlights Larger Issue of Lack of Diversity, Cultural Competence within Public Education

CLINTONVILLE, WI The Wisconsin Indian Education Association and its board of directors have been monitoring the events surrounding a video originating from Clintonville High School in Clintonville, WI. The video, depicting what appeared to be four boys mock dancing to…

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Black River Falls Homecoming features Ho-Chunk culture and history

By Kaili Berg On Friday, October 18, the school district of Black River Falls had its first Annual Ho-Chunk Appreciation Night at the Tiger Stadium in Black River Falls. The Student Senate club decided that it would be a good…

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Dane County Landfill Biogas Facility Fuels Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison’s First Renewable Natural Gas Maintenance Truck

Ho-Chunk Nation’s Ongoing Effort to be Environmentally Conscious MADISON, WI November 5, 2019 – Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison is excited to announce that for the first time they are now using Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) to power one of their Maintenance…

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