"We the People, pursuant to our inherent sovereignty, it order to form a more perfect government, secure our rights, advance the general welfare, safeguard our interests, sustain our culture, promote our traditions and perpetuate our existence, and secure the natural and self-evident right to govern ourselves, do ordain and establish the Constitution for the Ho-Chunk Nation." -Preamble of the Constitution of the Ho-Chunk Nation
THE GOVERNING BODY
THE HO-CHUNK NATION LEGISLATURE
Representative James Greendeer, Representative John Holst, Representative Heather Cloud, Representative Doug Greengrass, Representative Shelby Visintin, Representative Greg Littlejohn, Representative Hope Smith, Representative Robert TwoBears, Representative Susan Weber, Vice President Greg Blackdeer, Representative Andrea Estebo, Representative Patrick RedEagle and Representative Forrest White Rabbit
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Representatives are elected to staggered four year terms. Members of the Legislature are elected by a majority vote of the elgible voters from their respective Districts. The thirteen (13) officials represent a total of 7,253 enrolled tribal members - 5,102 members that reside within Wisconsin counties and 2,151 members that reside outside of Wisconsin.
The Legislature represents the Ho-Chunk Nation and it's people and acts in all matters that concern the welfare of the Nation. The Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature consists of thirteen (13) elected representives from five (5) districts. The Legislature selects from its members a Vice President to serve throughout such Member's term.