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Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race
Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race (July 25, 2019)

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.


Tribally-owned housing company continues to expand operations
Tribally-owned housing company continues to expand operations (July 23, 2019)

Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe, is the majority owner of a modular home building company.


Winnebago Tribe among the first to enter industrial hemp industry
Winnebago Tribe among the first to enter industrial hemp industry (July 22, 2019)

The Winnebago Tribe will soon become the first Indian nation in Nebraska to start planting hemp.


Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere
Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere (June 17, 2019)

Peace and justice activist Frank LaMere is being laid to rest on the Winnebago Reservation as Native leaders and allies celebrate his legacy.


National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive
National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive (June 12, 2019)

The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal organization has hired Kevin Allis, Forest County Potawatomi, as its first chief executive officer.


'Under Attack': Fate of tribal lending industry in hands of appeals court
'Under Attack': Fate of tribal lending industry in hands of appeals court (May 6, 2019)

Tribes are paying close attention to a court case that they say will have a major impact on efforts to improve economic conditions in their communities.


Winnebago Tribe moves forward with major community expansion plans
Winnebago Tribe moves forward with major community expansion plans (March 1, 2019)

With employment and economic opportunities growing, the Winnebago Tribe is ready to welcome more people to the reservation.


Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands
Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands (February 18, 2019)

On the banks of the Missouri River, not far from where Lewis and Clark camped at the start of their long journey, one tribe is exploring new frontiers of its own.


Winnebago Tribe still fighting back a year after raid on reservation
Winnebago Tribe still fighting back a year after raid on reservation (February 4, 2019)

Federal agents raided the reservation in what leaders of the Winnebago Tribe have called an attack on their sovereignty.


Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands
Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands (January 16, 2019)

'Our goal is to create self-sufficiency by getting jobs and opportunity to our local tribal members,' an executive from Ho-Chunk Inc. says.


Winnebago Tribe wins round in lawsuit to defend its sovereignty
Winnebago Tribe wins round in lawsuit to defend its sovereignty (December 19, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation is challenging the state of Nebraska.


Winnebago Tribe defends sovereignty in dispute with state officials
Winnebago Tribe defends sovereignty in dispute with state officials (December 11, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation is battling the state of Nebraska in federal court.


Winnebago Tribe doubles investment in solar energy on reservation
Winnebago Tribe doubles investment in solar energy on reservation (September 24, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is continuing its march toward self-sustainability in northeast Nebraska.


Three sentenced for roles in murder on Winnebago Reservation
Three sentenced for roles in murder on Winnebago Reservation (September 10, 2018)

Three tribal citizens have been sentenced for the murder of a 32-year-old man on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska.


Winnebago Tribe turns to tradition with annual corn harvest
Winnebago Tribe turns to tradition with annual corn harvest (August 29, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is making sure its food traditions stay alive with new generations.


Winnebago Tribe moves forward with food sovereignty initiatives
Winnebago Tribe moves forward with food sovereignty initiatives (August 8, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe’s efforts improve the health of residents have gotten some significant boosts.


Federal authorities seized more than $1 million in property in Winnebago raid
Federal authorities seized more than $1 million in property in Winnebago raid (July 19, 2018)

The economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe stands to lose more than $1 million in property thanks to the federal government.


Appeals court rules against Winnebago tribal corporation in tobacco case
Appeals court rules against Winnebago tribal corporation in tobacco case (July 5, 2018)

Businesses owned by the Winnebago Tribe must turn over tobacco records to federal authorities, according to a new court ruling.


Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation
Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation (April 27, 2018)

Indian Country may have been left out of Washington's new tax law but one program is opening up opportunities to tribes.


Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty' (April 24, 2018)

A raid on the Winnebago Tribe's tobacco operations has spawned a new lawsuit in federal court.


Indian lawmaker welcomes tribal delegation to Nebraska Capitol
Indian lawmaker welcomes tribal delegation to Nebraska Capitol (March 13, 2018)

A delegation of leaders from the Winnebago Tribe educated lawmakers in Nebraska about the economic renaissance on their reservation.


Winnebago Tribe sees boost in home ownership as more return to reservation
Winnebago Tribe sees boost in home ownership as more return to reservation (February 22, 2018)

Visitors – especially those from Indian Country – are often surprised to see how much new development has taken place on the Winnebago Reservation.


Winnebago Tribe slams raid on businesses as attack on sovereignty
Winnebago Tribe slams raid on businesses as attack on sovereignty (January 31, 2018)

The leader of the Winnebago Tribe is firing back at federal and state officials in Nebraska, a day after federal agents raided the offices of the economic development corporation on the reservation.


Winnebago Tribe corporation cooperates with federal tobacco investigation
Winnebago Tribe corporation cooperates with federal tobacco investigation (January 30, 2018)

Federal agents are investigating the tobacco operations of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe.


Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project
Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project (January 18, 2018)

A new initiative on the Winnebago Reservation seeks to improve the health of residents in the northeast Nebraska community.


Winnebago Tribe subsidiary lands $100 million federal government contract
Winnebago Tribe subsidiary lands $100 million federal government contract (December 21, 2017)

A company owned by Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe, landed a $100 million contract with the Department of Commerce.


Winnebago Tribe corporation announces $107M in developments
Winnebago Tribe corporation announces $107M in developments (December 4, 2015)

Ho-Chunk Inc. is investing in the Siouxland region, an area near the reservation that's home to many tribal members.


Winnebago Tribe couldn't afford $1.3M in per capita payments
Winnebago Tribe couldn't afford $1.3M in per capita payments (August 10, 2015)

Members are upset about the loss of the $250 payment but youth benefited from a $300 clothing allowance.


Winnebago Tribe seeks more time to remove old bank building
Winnebago Tribe seeks more time to remove old bank building (July 30, 2015)

Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, was planning to move the building to the reservation.


Winnebago Tribe works on plans for big housing development
Winnebago Tribe works on plans for big housing development (May 4, 2015)

The 200-acre Flatwater Crossing along the Missouri River would include housing, retail and public spaces.


Chairman of Winnebago Tribe quits as council exodus continues
Chairman of Winnebago Tribe quits as council exodus continues (April 2, 2015)

John Blackhawk led the tribe for nearly 20 years during an unprecedented era of growth and opportunity.


Winnebago Tribe's corporation invests in Native American Bank
Winnebago Tribe's corporation invests in Native American Bank (February 10, 2015)

Ho-Chunk Inc is now a 'major' shareholder in the bank.


Investigation faults former BIE officials over handling of contract
Investigation faults former BIE officials over handling of contract (December 8, 2014)

Former director Keith Moore and former chief of staff Brian Drapeaux were singled out in an Office of Inspector General report.


Editorial: Winnebago Tribe's business makes a big contribution
Editorial: Winnebago Tribe's business makes a big contribution (October 21, 2014)

Praise for Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe.


Winnebago Tribe's company secures $6.5M government contract
Winnebago Tribe's company secures $6.5M government contract (October 3, 2014)

All Native Solutions will provide furniture and equipment to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.


Ho-Chunk Inc executive Lance Morgan receives business honor
Ho-Chunk Inc executive Lance Morgan receives business honor (July 28, 2014)

Winnebago tribal member is being named Advocate of the Year by the Minority Business Development Agency.


Winnebago Tribe celebrates new additions for office building
Winnebago Tribe celebrates new additions for office building (March 6, 2014)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska welcomed a new business to its office building in Sioux City, Iowa.


Winnebago Tribe plans updates for office building in Iowa
Winnebago Tribe plans updates for office building in Iowa (January 13, 2014)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is planning several improvement projects at its office building in Sioux City, Iowa.


Morgan and Galanda: Tax credits create jobs in Indian Country
Morgan and Galanda: Tax credits create jobs in Indian Country (October 15, 2013)

Lance Morgan, the CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc., and attorney Gabriel Galanda, discuss the benefits of the New Markets Tax Credit in Indian Country.


Winnebago Tribe acquires majority ownership in startup firm
Winnebago Tribe acquires majority ownership in startup firm (September 24, 2013)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has acquired a majority ownership in an Internet startup.


Winnebago Tribe purchases majority stake in building in Iowa
Winnebago Tribe purchases majority stake in building in Iowa (September 21, 2012)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has acquired a majority stake in the largest building in Sioux City, Iowa. Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, plans to rename the 155,486...


Kevin Abourezk: Winnebago  Tribe finds  success with business
Kevin Abourezk: Winnebago Tribe finds success with business (September 20, 2012)

"Lance Morgan posted a link on Facebook to a news story about his tribe’s new arena football team on Tuesday afternoon. Within two hours, a Native lawyer who had written...


Winnebago Tribe buys majority stake in indoor football team
Winnebago Tribe buys majority stake in indoor football team (September 12, 2012)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has acquired a majority stake in an indoor football team. Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, will relocate the Council Bluffs Express to the...


Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska tribes look to rebuild their economies
Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska tribes look to rebuild their economies (July 30, 2012)

"The Ponca Tribe isn’t the only tribe fighting for its people’s economic welfare. Tribes across the country have begun establishing economic development organizations designed to start businesses that can help...


New York authorities refuse to return tobacco to Winnebago Tribe
New York authorities refuse to return tobacco to Winnebago Tribe (July 2, 2012)

Authorities in New York are refusing to return tobacco products that a judge said were illegally seized from the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. On June 18, Judge David Demarest ruled...


Charles Kader: Overdue decision on tobacco seizure in New York
Charles Kader: Overdue decision on tobacco seizure in New York (June 29, 2012)

"On June 18, 2012, in a New York courtroom, in picturesque St. Lawrence County, a decision was reached in a legal matter that pitted belief against regulation, rural against urban,...


Winnebago Tribe waiting for New York to return seized tobacco
Winnebago Tribe waiting for New York to return seized tobacco (June 22, 2012)

A business owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is waiting on the state of New York to return tobacco that a judge said was illegally seized. HCI Distribution purchased...


Winnebago Tribe wins decision over tobacco seized in New York
Winnebago Tribe wins decision over tobacco seized in New York (June 20, 2012)

Authorities in New York must return tobacco products that were illegally seized from a business owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, a judge ruled. HCI Distribution hired a shipping...


Blog: USDA officials promote Winnebago Tribe's housing efforts
Blog: USDA officials promote Winnebago Tribe's housing efforts (June 20, 2012)

"Two top U.S. Department of Agriculture officials visited a Winnebago, Neb. family Tuesday which transitioned from renters to home-owners with the help of a bevy of federal, state and tribal...


Ho-Chunk Inc. executive addresses tribal leaders at NCAI meet
Ho-Chunk Inc. executive addresses tribal leaders at NCAI meet (June 19, 2012)

Lance Morgan, the head of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, spoke at the National Congress of American Indians midyear conference on Monday. Morgan...


Lance Morgan: Winnebago Tribe builds economy on reservation
Lance Morgan: Winnebago Tribe builds economy on reservation (June 4, 2012)

"Ho-Chunk, Inc. and the Winnebago Tribe are probably one of the best-kept secrets in Siouxland. We have been quietly building a robust economy in Winnebago and are developing a variety...


Winnebago Tribe goes global with economic development efforts
Winnebago Tribe goes global with economic development efforts (June 1, 2012)

In addition to providing jobs on the reservation, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is putting people to work around the globe. Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, employs more...


Kevin Abourezk: Winnebago Tribe slowly reclaiming land base
Kevin Abourezk: Winnebago Tribe slowly reclaiming land base (May 21, 2012)

"For more than 100 years, white farmers planted corn here, and corn stubble juts today from a tract northwest of Winnebago that the tribe bought in 1997. Tony Wood stood...


Tobacco products from St. Regis Mohawk Reservation seized
Tobacco products from St. Regis Mohawk Reservation seized (April 30, 2012)

Authorities in St. Lawrence County have repeatedly seized tobacco products from the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation despite a state policy against doing so. Attorney Lorraine White, a former chief of...


Ho-Chunk CEO to speak at Federal Reserve Board summit
Ho-Chunk CEO to speak at Federal Reserve Board summit (April 16, 2012)

Lance Morgan, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, will be a featured speaker at a Federal Reserve Board summit on May 1. Morgan serves as chief executive officer...


Ho-Chunk executive to take part in White House roundtable
Ho-Chunk executive to take part in White House roundtable (April 3, 2012)

Lance Morgan, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, will take part in a roundtable at the White House on Thursday. Morgan serves as chief executive officer of Ho-Chunk...


Ho-Chunk Inc. subsidiary secures $84M Air Force contract
Ho-Chunk Inc. subsidiary secures $84M Air Force contract (February 1, 2012)

A subsidiary of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, has secured a $84 million contract from the U.S. Air Force. All Native Services...


Winnebago Tribe renews pledge for  homeownership program
Winnebago Tribe renews pledge for homeownership program (January 10, 2012)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is helping its members realize the dream of homeownership. The tribe recently added another $500,000 to its housing program. The money will build six or...


HCI News: Tribes discuss taxation and economic development
HCI News: Tribes discuss taxation and economic development (October 3, 2011)

Ed. Note: Ho-Chunk, Inc. owns Indianz.Com "Ho-Chunk, Inc. and HCI Distribution hosted a Tribal Tobacco Tax Seminar event in Winnebago, Nebraska in August. Representatives from 29 tribes across the...


Lance Morgan: Sharing   Winnebago Tribe's story with White House
Lance Morgan: Sharing Winnebago Tribe's story with White House (July 20, 2011)

"I recently was invited to the Champions of Change event for rural America. It was great to meet with President Obama and Secretary Vilsack and hear how much they cared...