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RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

From Amy Klobuchar's 'I care' moment to Steve Bullock's defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act, here's a recap of what you might have missed.


UW News: Heritage marker recognizes Ho-Chunk Nation history and sovereignty
UW News: Heritage marker recognizes Ho-Chunk Nation history and sovereignty (June 24, 2019)

A new marker recognizes the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk, acknowledges the circumstances that led to their forced removal, and honors the tribe's history of resistance and resilience.


Native women make history with seats in new Congress
Native women make history with seats in new Congress (January 4, 2019)

It was a day, and night, for Indian Country to remember as Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland joined the 116th Congress


To Deb and Sharice: 'Ten Ways to Indigenize Congress'
To Deb and Sharice: 'Ten Ways to Indigenize Congress' (January 4, 2019)

As the first two Native women get to work in the 116th Congress, they will always have a reminder of the Indigenous people who are supporting them.


Recap: Indian Country celebrates Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland
Recap: Indian Country celebrates Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland (January 4, 2019)

Tribal citizens descended on Washington, D.C., in droves for the historic inauguration of Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland to the 116th Congress.


Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota
Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota (August 14, 2018)

U.S. Congressional candidate Sharice Davids had trouble finding housing when she lived and worked on the Pine Ridge Reservation a few years ago.


'She doesn’t share our values': Republican goes on attack after Sharice Davids victory
'She doesn’t share our values': Republican goes on attack after Sharice Davids victory (August 9, 2018)

A Republican descendant of immigrants claims his indigenous opponent is not from around here.


Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates
Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates (August 8, 2018)

Another Native woman is making history after winning her primary for a U.S. Congress seat in Kansas.


Winnebago Tribe works to revitalize Ho-Chunk language for future generations
Winnebago Tribe works to revitalize Ho-Chunk language for future generations (May 10, 2018)

Generations of federal assimilation initiatives have left the Winnebago people with few fluent Ho-Chunk speakers.


YES! Magazine: Ho-Chunk Nation takes lead in recognizing the rights of nature
YES! Magazine: Ho-Chunk Nation takes lead in recognizing the rights of nature (September 13, 2017)

Indian Country could see an end to nonconsented infrastructure projects if they follow New Zealand’s Maori and the Ho-Chunk Nation in achieving legal protection for natural entities, Kayla DeVault writes for YES! Magazine.


Ho-Chunk Nation reaches out to urban citizens and community
Ho-Chunk Nation reaches out to urban citizens and community (June 6, 2017)

The Ho-Chunk Nation is making its presence known in Chicago, Illinois.


Bronson Koenig: What I found during my journey to Standing Rock
Bronson Koenig: What I found during my journey to Standing Rock (December 2, 2016)

'I’d never played basketball surrounded by police and blockades.'


Daniel Brown: Ho-Chunk Nation celebrates a new day in Wisconsin
Daniel Brown: Ho-Chunk Nation celebrates a new day in Wisconsin (December 1, 2016)

It still bears repeating that Ho-Chunk people have suffered greatly through federal government policies that have essentially sought to rid the country of our very existence.


Bronson Koenig hosts basketball clinic for youth at Standing Rock
Bronson Koenig hosts basketball clinic for youth at Standing Rock (September 16, 2016)

The college basketball star from the Ho-Chunk Nation is heading to North Dakota to show solidarity with the #NoDAPL movement.


Ho-Chunk citizen Sharice Davids named as White House fellow
Ho-Chunk citizen Sharice Davids named as White House fellow (August 26, 2016)

Sharice Davids is an attorney, entrepreneur and mixed-martial arts enthusiast.


More burial mounds still being discovered at national monument in Iowa
More burial mounds still being discovered at national monument in Iowa (May 19, 2016)

The Ho-Chunk Nation plans to visit the Effigy Mounds National Monument to help confirm the latest find.


Indian Country cheers on Ho-Chunk players in basketball playoff
Indian Country cheers on Ho-Chunk players in basketball playoff (March 25, 2016)

Two young members of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin are making history on the basketball court.


Mary Louise Schumacher: Tribes rally for sacred sites in Wisconsin
Mary Louise Schumacher: Tribes rally for sacred sites in Wisconsin (January 25, 2016)

An incomparable aspect of our state's culture came under attack when a bill was proposed to make it easier for landowners to excavate and perhaps destroy surviving Indian mounds in Wisconsin.


Tribes awarded $5.9M to combat homelessness among veterans
Tribes awarded $5.9M to combat homelessness among veterans (January 8, 2016)

The 26 tribal recipients will be able to meet the specific needs of their warriors by providing them with rental vouchers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Ho-Chunk Nation still moving cautiously after vote on marijuana
Ho-Chunk Nation still moving cautiously after vote on marijuana (December 9, 2015)

Tribal members embraced the concept in a non-binding referendum but the tribe's attorney general is warning of potentially negative consequences.


Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases
Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases (October 5, 2015)

Hopes for the reburial of the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, who was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, have been dashed by the high court.


Ho-Chunk Nation goes slowly when it comes to legal marijuana
Ho-Chunk Nation goes slowly when it comes to legal marijuana (September 24, 2015)

Tribal citizens endorsed legalization of the drug at a general council meeting but the discussion is only just beginning.


Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases
Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases (September 22, 2015)

Cases affecting the boundary of the Omaha Reservation, the immunity of the Kialegee Tribal Town and the repatriation of Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe are among those being reviewed.


Citizens of Ho-Chunk Nation endorse legalization of marijuana
Citizens of Ho-Chunk Nation endorse legalization of marijuana (September 21, 2015)

Some 63 percent of attendees at a general council meeting want to see the tribe legalize the drug


Column: Native Code Talkers defended nation with languages
Column: Native Code Talkers defended nation with languages (July 1, 2015)

So many have suffered much for the sake of our freedom and some are ones we so often overlook, like minorities, who also answered the call to duty and did what they could to preserve the great freedoms of our country.


BIA acquires former military site in trust for Ho-Chunk Nation
BIA acquires former military site in trust for Ho-Chunk Nation (July 1, 2015)

Congress mandated the transfer of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant through a defense authorization act.


Ho-Chunk Nation opens doors to apartment facility for veterans
Ho-Chunk Nation opens doors to apartment facility for veterans (June 24, 2015)

The $1.5 million, 11,000-square-foot building provides 10 units for veterans who need help with housing, job training and other services.


GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements
GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements (May 5, 2015)

Nearly every candidate in the wide open 2016 race lacks significant experience in Indian issues.


Sunnie Clahchischiligi: Get on board with Ho-Chunk Nation player
Sunnie Clahchischiligi: Get on board with Ho-Chunk Nation player (April 17, 2015)

Less than one percent of college basketball players represent Native American people in a sport that we pride ourselves in.


Ho-Chunk Nation player makes history with championship finale
Ho-Chunk Nation player makes history with championship finale (April 9, 2015)

Bronson Koenig was the first Native American to start and play in an NCAA finals game, according to NDNSports.Com


Ho-Chunk Nation raises minimum wage to $2.75 above federal
Ho-Chunk Nation raises minimum wage to $2.75 above federal (March 26, 2015)

Tribal employees will be paid $10 an hour starting in July.


Ho-Chunk Nation leader won't seek re-election to second term
Ho-Chunk Nation leader won't seek re-election to second term (February 4, 2015)

President Jon Greendeer said he wants to spend more time with his family.


College basketball player proud to serve as Native role model
College basketball player proud to serve as Native role model (January 28, 2015)

Bronson Koenig, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, is becoming a motivational speaker for Native youth.


Defense bill approves transfer of military site to Ho-Chunk Nation
Defense bill approves transfer of military site to Ho-Chunk Nation (December 8, 2014)

The tribe has been trying to acquire land at the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant since 1997.


Ho-Chunk Nation woman named president of Girl Scouts board
Ho-Chunk Nation woman named president of Girl Scouts board (October 23, 2014)

Kathy Hopinkah Hannan is the first Native American in the post.


Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law
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Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law (August 19, 2014)

Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions affecting Indian Country.


Native Sun News: Ho-Chunk fighter aims for spot on reality show
Native Sun News: Ho-Chunk fighter aims for spot on reality show (May 6, 2014)

Having been a Martial Artist for most of her adult life, Sharice Davids, Ho-Chunk, knows where she wants all her practice to take her


Ho-Chunk Nation opposes rail line through traditional territory
Ho-Chunk Nation opposes rail line through traditional territory (April 30, 2014)

The Ho-Chunk Nation is opposing a railroad expansion project in Wisconsin.


WPR: Members of Ho-Chunk Nation rally against frac mining
WPR: Members of Ho-Chunk Nation rally against frac mining (November 22, 2013)

Members of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin are standing up against frac sand mining.


Native Sun News:  Ho-Chunk fighter dominates  in pro debut
Native Sun News: Ho-Chunk fighter dominates in pro debut (November 13, 2013)

A mere four weeks after a family tragedy Sharice Davids kept her mind clear in the way to a dominating first pro victory.


Native Sun News:  Hoka! Coffee gets off the ground in Pine Ridge
Native Sun News: Hoka! Coffee gets off the ground in Pine Ridge (September 3, 2013)

Some people are lucky enough to find a job that stimulates their passions, Sharice Davids just happens to be one of those people.


WPR: Ho-Chunk Nation shares culture with    students   from China
WPR: Ho-Chunk Nation shares culture with students from China (July 30, 2013)

Wisconsin Public Radio reports on a cultural exchange between students from the Ho-Chunk Nation and China.


Court lifts conviction after Ho-Chunk woman stricken from   jury
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Court lifts conviction after Ho-Chunk woman stricken from jury (April 5, 2013)

An appeals court in Wisconsin reversed a drunken driving conviction because a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation was wrongly removed from the jury pool. During jury selection, Jody Whiteagle acknowledged...


Wisconsin county tries to  mend fences with tribes on land issues
Wisconsin county tries to mend fences with tribes on land issues (March 7, 2013)

Officials in Shawano County, Wisconsin, are trying to mend fences with tribes after years of land-into-trust disputes. In January, the county rescinded its opposition to the Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust application....


County supports  Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust application
County supports Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust application (January 25, 2013)

Supervisors in Shawano County, Wisconsin, voted 22-4 to support the Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust application. The county previously opposed to the tribe's application for 44.39 acres. But supervisors agreed to withdraw...


County reconsiders stance on Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust
County reconsiders stance on Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust (January 10, 2013)

Supervisors in Shawano County, Wisconsin, might drop its opposition to the Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust application. The tribe wants 44.39 acres taken into trust and offered a "generous" payment in lieu...


County sues BIA over Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust papers
County sues BIA over Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust papers (December 3, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is being sued over Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust documents. The tribe submitted an application for 600 acres in Baraboo, Wisconsin, more than a year ago. Officials...


County   suing BIA for Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust papers
County suing BIA for Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust papers (September 19, 2012)

The Sauk County Board in Wisconsin voted 27-1 to file a lawsuit over the Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust application. The county will sue the Bureau of Indian Affairs to obtain copies...


County weighs lawsuit on  Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust
County weighs lawsuit on Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust (September 18, 2012)

The Sauk County Board in Wisconsin is meeting tonight to consider a lawsuit over the Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust application. The county sent an attorney all the way to the Bureau...


Former Ho-Chunk Nation vice president enters guilty plea
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Former Ho-Chunk Nation vice president enters guilty plea (April 11, 2012)

Clarence P. Pettibone, a former vice president of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges on Tuesday. Pettibone, 53, admitted he accepted bribes from a company...


WUWM: Tribes in Wisconsin seek more consultation on state policies
WUWM: Tribes in Wisconsin seek more consultation on state policies (March 13, 2012)

"Tribal leaders in Wisconsin made it clear Tuesday they retain concerns about a potential mining operation. The leaders of 11 Indian Nations included the remarks in their annual State of...


Ho-Chunk Nation's chief of police  resigns after being arrested
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Ho-Chunk Nation's chief of police resigns after being arrested (March 2, 2012)

The chief of police for the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin resigned on Tuesday, WKBT-TV reported. Dan Libke was arrested on February 24 for obstructing an officer. However, no charges have...


Some tribes turn to DNA tests to help  determine membership
Some tribes turn to DNA tests to help determine membership (October 13, 2011)

Some tribes are using DNA tests to help determine membership, Indian Country Today reports. The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin approved the use of DNA through its constitution. That led to...


BIA won't accept former Army property for Ho-Chunk Nation
BIA won't accept former Army property for Ho-Chunk Nation (October 11, 2011)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs won't acquire a portion of an old U.S. Army site for the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. The BIA said it would cost too much money...


Review: Ho-Chunk Nation in photos in 'People of the Big Voice'
Review: Ho-Chunk Nation in photos in 'People of the Big Voice' (September 22, 2011)

"Wisconsin Historical Society Press entered my radar over the past year due in part to the ability of the Internet to increase visibility, but also because of the organization’s...


Tribes in Wisconsin receive $2.4M in grants for housing projects
Tribes in Wisconsin receive $2.4M in grants for housing projects (September 16, 2011)

The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $2.4 million to four tribes in Wisconsin. The Oneida Nation received $600,000. The tribe will use the money for senior and low-income...


WPR: Museum to repatriate ancestors to three Wisconsin tribes
WPR: Museum to repatriate ancestors to three Wisconsin tribes (August 3, 2011)

"The largest repatriation of Native American remains to date in Wisconsin is underway. The Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) is working with three tribes to return several hundred individual human remains...


WPR: Military officers forcing tribal soldiers to give up tobacco
WPR: Military officers forcing tribal soldiers to give up tobacco (June 27, 2011)

"The Ho Chunk Nation says a sacred plant is being wrongly confiscated from its members serving in the military. For many Native Americans, ceremonial tobacco is for prayer, meditation, and...


Former vice president of Ho-Chunk Nation indicted for bribes
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Former vice president of Ho-Chunk Nation indicted for bribes (June 16, 2011)

The former vice president of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and two of his associates have been indicted on bribery charges. Clarence P. Pettibone, 52, accepted bribes from companies that...


City seeks meeting with Ho-Chunk Nation on land-into-trust
City seeks meeting with Ho-Chunk Nation on land-into-trust (June 15, 2011)

The city council in Baraboo, Wisconsin, voted to seek a meeting with the Ho-Chunk Nation to ask about the tribe's land-into-trust application. The tribe wants about 600 acres placed in...