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Donors step up after field of corn destroyed on Winnebago Reservation
Donors step up after field of corn destroyed on Winnebago Reservation (September 2, 2019)

An 'anonymous farmer' mowed down a 2-acre plot of corn on the Winnebago Reservation, threatening programs for Indian students.


Winnebago Tribe celebrates opening of farmers market on reservation
Winnebago Tribe celebrates opening of farmers market on reservation (August 30, 2019)

A new farmers market represents another step toward food sovereignty for the Winnebago Tribe.


Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

History is being made as 11 candidates for president in 2020 are taking part in a forum focused solely on the concerns of Native Americans.


Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum
Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum (August 19, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.


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.


Tribes prepare for historic management of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Tribes prepare for historic management of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (July 18, 2019)

The newly named Oyate Health Center will be serving the Oyate, or the people, in South Dakota.


Winnebago Tribe mourns passing of vice chairman and noted musician Curtis St. Cyr
Winnebago Tribe mourns passing of vice chairman and noted musician Curtis St. Cyr (June 19, 2019)

Curtis St. Cyr gained notoriety playing harmonica and singing the blues. But he also dedicated his life to his people and his family.


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.


Winnebago activist Frank LaMere passes on at the age of 69
Winnebago activist Frank LaMere passes on at the age of 69 (June 17, 2019)

Frank LaMere, an activist from the Winnebago Tribe who was known for his decades of work in Indian Country, passed away on June 16, 2019.


Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies
Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies (April 8, 2019)

The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.


Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding
Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding (March 19, 2019)

In the wake of unprecedented flooding, the Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking donations of bottled water and baby supplies, even as it continues to make repairs to damaged infrastructure.


Winnebago Tribe incorporates language into billboards and public signs on reservation
Winnebago Tribe incorporates language into billboards and public signs on reservation (March 8, 2019)

If all goes as planned, this time next year the Winnebago Reservation will look a lot different.


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.


Author's grandparents stood up to 'colonial power' in early 1900s
Author's grandparents stood up to 'colonial power' in early 1900s (December 13, 2018)

Legendary Native leaders Henry and Elizabeth Cloud are the focus of a new book authored by their youngest grandchild.


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.


'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.


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.


'It’s been very healing': Yoga classes come to Winnebago Reservation
'It’s been very healing': Yoga classes come to Winnebago Reservation (July 27, 2018)

Keely Purscell is the first registered yoga teacher on the Winnebago Reservation.


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.


Winnebago artist Henry Payer taps into tribal history
Winnebago artist Henry Payer taps into tribal history (July 5, 2018)

Henry Payer's earliest memory involves a sketchbook his father once gave him. He's been filling pages ever since.


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 set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation
Winnebago Tribe set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation (June 27, 2018)

An Indian Health Service hospital is getting a new name as it comes under the control of the Winnebago Tribe.


Winnebago Tribe brings gardens to youth on the reservation
Winnebago Tribe brings gardens to youth on the reservation (May 30, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is working to change the food culture on the reservation, starting with some of its youngest citizens.


'We do not go away': Native community protests racism and aggression
'We do not go away': Native community protests racism and aggression (May 14, 2018)

Native people are continuing to call for justice following a series of incidents they say demonstrate racism and aggression in Nebraska.


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.


Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (May 1, 2018)

As a key deadline looms, the Winnebago Tribe has named two executives who will manage the troubled hospital on the reservation.


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.


Winnebago Tribe promotes food sovereignty for future generations
Winnebago Tribe promotes food sovereignty for future generations (March 30, 2018)

Native and non-Native farmers, ranchers and agricultural advocates met on the Winnebago Reservation to discuss regenerative agriculture.


Winnebago Tribe confirms first sighting of mountain lion in decades
Winnebago Tribe confirms first sighting of mountain lion in decades (March 19, 2018)

Matt Morgan has seen mountain lions on his family’s farm for years, but in all that time, and despite having set up several cameras along trails, he’s never caught a photo of one.


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 sends basketball team to championships again
Winnebago Tribe sends basketball team to championships again (March 13, 2018)

For the fourth year in a row, a boys basketball team from a small town in northeast Nebraska went all the way to the state championships.


Winnebago Tribe sees power from solar energy as boost to sovereignty
Winnebago Tribe sees power from solar energy as boost to sovereignty (March 7, 2018)

For the Winnebago Tribe, the battle for sovereignty is taking place in a field near a car dealership and on roofs across their reservation.


Leader of Winnebago Tribe clashes with sheriff over racial profiling
Leader of Winnebago Tribe clashes with sheriff over racial profiling (February 27, 2018)

The leader of the Winnebago Tribe is criticizing a local sheriff's decision to allow jailers to be deputized so they can enforce federal immigration laws.


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.


Frank LaMere: Native people are still fighting for our own rights
Frank LaMere: Native people are still fighting for our own rights (February 12, 2018)

It seems like it is always the Indians versus their neighbors or my Winnebago people versus the whole world.


Winnebago Tribe moves forward with takeover of troubled hospital
Winnebago Tribe moves forward with takeover of troubled hospital (February 6, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is moving forward with plans to take over the troubled Indian Health Service hospital on its 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.


Sacred run raises awareness of missing and murdered Native women
Sacred run raises awareness of missing and murdered Native women (January 31, 2018)

Six runners from the Winnebago Tribe jogged across gravel, asphalt, snow and ice along eastern Nebraska this week to raise awareness for the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women.


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 sees change after veteran comes home and lights sacred fire
Winnebago Tribe sees change after veteran comes home and lights sacred fire (January 10, 2018)

After two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, Winnebago citizen Aric Armell came home a few years ago to try to find other ways to serve his people.


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.


'Stand up, fight back!' -- Annual march to honor lost Native children continues
'Stand up, fight back!' -- Annual march to honor lost Native children continues (November 23, 2017)

Fifteen years ago, Native people in Sioux City sought the help of Iowa state leaders. Their anger turned into the Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children.


Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital
Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital (November 15, 2017)

The Winnebago Tribe is moving to take over management of the hospital on its reservation in Nebraska, more than two years after federal officials cut off key funding sources for the troubled facility.


Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country
Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country (September 19, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services is in Oklahoma this week to meet with tribes and learn more about their health care efforts.


Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs
Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs (September 14, 2017)

Just a few months after calling for drastic cuts to health, education, social service and other programs in Indian Country, the Trump administration has changed course.


Indian Health Service patients warned of exposure to HIV and other diseases
Indian Health Service patients warned of exposure to HIV and other diseases (August 3, 2017)

Patients a troubled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska may have been exposed to HIV and other serious diseases.


Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again
Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again (June 14, 2017)

One of the worst-performing hospitals in Indian Country remains hobbled after losing certification nearly two years ago.


Indian Health Service reform bill up for first hearing on Capitol Hill
Indian Health Service reform bill up for first hearing on Capitol Hill (June 12, 2017)

The 'broken' Indian Health Service is once again under scrutiny.


Lawmakers once again seek fixes to 'broken' Indian Health Service
Lawmakers once again seek fixes to 'broken' Indian Health Service (May 25, 2017)

The Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act address long-standing management, staffing and transparency issues at the agency.