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From the Desk of the President

Calverley Named as Executive Compliance Officer Tracy Calverley, formerly the Contract Division Administrator for the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice, recently was named as Executive Compliance Officer by Ho-Chunk Nation President Marlon WhiteEagle. Her new role was effective on Monday, January 6, 2020. Calverley was born and raised in Black River Falls. She graduated in…

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Seeking Ho-Chunk Nation Administration Board of Director Applications

The Department of Administration is currently seeking individuals interested in filling the vacancies on the Department of Administration Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will serve in an advisory capacity to the Executive Director, be involved in the Department’s strategic planning and consulted during the development of the Department’s annual goals and objectives.

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Attention Basket Makers

We would like to hear from basket makers who are interested in obtaining black ash logs specifically for basket making purposes.

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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 will also be involved in and consulting on strategic planning, development of annual goals and…

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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 private property. The hunter must contact the land owner, prior to entering private property 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 diligently toward since the museum’s inception. The building at 1108 Superior Street in Tomah is…

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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 “Winnebago Day” sparked the beginning of a new era in the forever changing pages of…

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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 partnership celebrates its third year of work on the Ho-Chunk Nation Digital Library project that…

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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” and entertain thousands with the finer points of grilling.  They travel the country performing in…

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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 Thursday, Jan. 3. The occasion was a historic one, mainly because she and Deb Haaland,…

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