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Back Row: D1-Hinu Smith, D5-Forrest Whiterabbit, D2-Andrea Estebo, D2-Carly Lincoln, D2-Kristin WhiteEagle
Back Row Continued: D5-Robert TwoBears, D3-Lawrence Walker Jr., D5-Kathyleen Lone Tree-Whiterabbit, Vice President-Douglas Greengrass
Front Row: D4-Shelby Visintin, D5-Matthew Mullen, D3-Kathy DeCamp, D1-Karena Thundercloud

Monday, April 09, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

 

April 9, 2018                                                   Contact Information:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      Lynette LeGarde, Chief Communications Officer

                                                                        Office: (715) 284-9343

                                                                        Fax:     (715) 284-3172

                                                                        Email: Lynette.LeGarde@ho-chunk.com

 

 

HO-CHUNK NATION LEGISLATURE PASSES 7 RESOLUTIONS INCLUDING CHANGE ORDER TO PROJECT FORWARD HO-CHUNK GAMING-BLACK RIVER FALLS

 

BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI – The Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature met on Tuesday, April 4, 2018 at the District 1 Community Center in Black River Falls, Wisconsin for the bimonthly Legislative Meeting which was chaired by President Wilfrid Cleveland. 

 

The following resolutions were passed at the latest HCN Legislative Session.

 

Resolution 04-04-18A A Project Forward HCG-BRF Miron Construction Change Order

 

Resolution 04-04-18B The HHCDA Annual Performance Report 2017.

 

Resolution 04-04-18C Authorization for Application 2018 Administration for Native Americans Native Youth Leaders Initiative Project.  The project will include youth 14-24 years olds and will span a 3 year period. 

 

Resolution 04-04-18D Authorization for Application of 2017 Administration for Native Americans Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance Hoocak First Listeners Project.

 

Resolution 04-04-18E Authorization for Department of Heritage Preservation Fund Raising Capabilities for Cho Wa Re Ja Museum and Cultural Center development and implementation.

 

Resolution 04-04-18F Per Capita Declaration for May 1, 2018.

 

Resolution 04-04-18G Consent to BIA FY2018 Tribal Priority Allocations.

 

District 1 Representative Karena Thundercloud commented on Resolution 04-04-18A, “I am happy to see that improvements will be made to the buffet area in the kitchen. These improvements will give the staff the ability to continue producing a quality item in a more efficient manner. 

 

            For more information, please contact Lynette LeGarde at (715) 284-9343 or email at Lynette.LeGarde@ho-chunk.com.

 

The Ho-Chunk Nation is a sovereign nation which was federally recognized in 1963.  The Ho-Chunk Nation employs more than 3,400 employees throughout the state of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.  The Ho-Chunk Nation owns and operates Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls, Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa, Ho-Chunk Gaming Tomah, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells and Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison.

 

 

 

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Thursday, April 19, 2018


Thursday, March 01, 2018

Ho-Chunk Nation Legislative Office

P.O. Box 667

Black River Falls, WI 54615

715-284-9343 ext. 1286

Toll Free: 1-800-294-9343

Fax: 715-284-3172


Vice President Douglas Greengrass

P.O. Box 667

Black River Falls, WI 54615

715-284-9343 ext. 1286

Douglas.Greengrass@ho-chunk.com


District 1 Representative Hinu Smith

P.O. Box 667

Black River Falls, WI 54615

715-284-9343 ext. 1286

Hinu.Smith@ho-chunk.com


District 1 Representative Karena Thundercloud

P.O. Box 667

Black River Falls, WI 54615 

715-284-9343 ext. 1286

Karena.Thundercloud@ho-chunk.com


District 2 Representative Carly Lincoln

P.O. Box 667

Black River Falls, WI 54615

715-284-9343 ext. 1286

Carly.Lincoln@ho-chunk.com


District 2 Representative Kristin WhiteEagle

P.O. Box 667

Black River Falls, WI 54615

715-284-9343 ext. 1286

Kristin.WhiteEagle@ho-chunk.com


District 3 Representative Lawrence Walker Jr.

P.O. Box 667

Black River Falls, WI 54615

715-284-9343 ext. 1286

Lawrence.WalkerJr@ho-chunk.com


District 3 Representative Kathy DeCamp

P.O. Box 667

Black River Falls, WI 54615

715-284-9343 ext. 1286

Kathy.DeCamp@ho-chunk.com


District 4 Representative Shelby Visintin

P.O. Box 667

Black River Falls, WI 54615

715-284-9343 ext. 1286

Shelby.Visintin@ho-chunk.com


District 5 Representative Matthew Mullen

P.O. Box 667

Black River Falls, WI 54615

715-284-9343 ext. 1286

Matthew.Mullen@ho-chunk.com


District 5 Representative Kathyleen LoneTree-Whiterabbit

P.O. Box 667

Black River Falls, WI 54615

715-284-9343 ext. 1286

Kathy.Whiterabbit@ho-chunk.com


District 5 Representative Forrest Whiterabbit

P.O. Box 667

Black River Falls, WI 54615

715-284-9343 ext. 1286

Forrest.Whiterabbit@ho-chunk.com


District 5 Representative Robert TwoBears

P.O. Box 667

Black River Falls, WI 54615

715-284-9343 ext. 1286

Robert.TwoBears@ho-chunk.com









Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Legislative Meetings:  Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 10:00 am

Administration Committee: Meets on the 1st Thursday at 10:00 am

Housing Committee: Meets on the 3rd Thursday at 10:00 am

Development Committee: Meets on the 4th Tuesday at 10:00 am

Health, Social Services & Insurance Committee: Meets on the 4th Tuesday at 1:00 pm

Finance Committee: Meets on the 4th Wednesday at 10:00 am


Black River Falls District Meeting: 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

Milwaukee District Meeting: 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 pm.

Baraboo District Meeting: 1st Monday at 6:00 pm.

La Crosse District Meeting:  2nd Monday at 7:00 pm.

Tomah District Meeting: 2nd Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

Madison District Meeting: 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 pm.

Wittenberg District Meeting: 2nd Monday at 6:00 pm.

Wisconsin Dells (Heights) District Meeting: 2nd Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

Wisconsin Rapids District Meeting: 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 pm.

Green Bay District Meeting: 2nd Thursday at 6:00 pm.

Chicago District Meeting: 2nd Monday at 6:00 pm.

St. Paul District Meeting: 2nd Thursday at 6:00 pm.


Friday, March 23, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

 

March 23, 2018                                               Contact Information:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      Lynette LeGarde, Chief Communications Officer

                                                                        Office: (715) 284-9343

                                                                        Fax:     (715) 284-3172

                                                                        Email: Lynette.LeGarde@ho-chunk.com

 

HO-CHUNK NATION SLAMS ASSEMBLY SWITCHAROO

BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI The Ho-Chunk Nation is appalled that the State Assembly has stooped to such an egregious level of deception to pass legislation it is opposed to. The Ho-Chunk Nation is a party to an administrative appeal of a Department of Natural Resources permit to fill wetlands in order to build a sand processing facility and a rail loading facility in Monroe County. The legislation passed by the Assembly last night would bypass the appeal process only for the owner of this proposed project.

Last night, without any notice, the State Assembly passed a substitute amendment to SB-615, a completely unrelated bill that added the entire language of another bill, AB-956, that the State Senate has refused to take up.  “I am shocked by these developments,” said Wilfrid Cleveland, President of the Ho-Chunk Nation.  “Not only has the Assembly passed legislation to usurp the process for appealing a DNR permit, they did it by usurping their own legislative process,” he continued.

The Senate refused to bring AB-956 to the floor for a vote after the Assembly passed an amendment to it adding the language specifically to subvert the appeal the Ho-Chunk Nation is involved in. If the bill were to become law, the Ho-Chunk Nation would be deprived of its due process rights under current law.  “Not only are the tactics being used but also the very fact that Meteor Timber is seeking special treatment under the law and to deprive the citizens of Wisconsin, including the Ho-Chunk Nation, of their due process rights is appalling,” said Carolyn Garnett, Legislative Attorney for the Ho-Chunk Nation.  “I’ve never seen anything like this before,” she continued.

The bill must go back to the Senate for its approval and the Ho-Chunk Nation is hopeful that Senators will be just as angry.  “We are hopeful that the Senate will stick to its guns and not bring this issue forward,” President Cleveland ended.

For more information, please contact Lynette LeGarde at (715) 284-9343 or email at Lynette.LeGarde@ho-chunk.com.

 

The Ho-Chunk Nation is a sovereign nation which was federally recognized in 1963.  The Ho-Chunk Nation employs more than 3,400 employees throughout the state of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.  The Ho-Chunk Nation owns and operates Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls, Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa, Ho-Chunk Gaming Tomah, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells and Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

 

 

March 22, 2018                                               Contact Information:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      Lynette LeGarde, Chief Communications Officer

                                                                        Office: (715) 284-9343

                                                                        Fax:     (715) 284-3172

                                                                        Email: Lynette.LeGarde@ho-chunk.com

 

 

HO-CHUNK NATION LEGISLATURE PASSES 11 RESOLUTIONS INCLUDING A MORATORIUM ON PAY GRADE INCREASES UNTIL JANUARY 2020

 

WITTENBERG, WI – The Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature met on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg in Wittenberg, Wisconsin for the bi-weekly Legislative Meeting which was chaired by President Wilfrid Cleveland. 

 

The following resolutions were passed at the latest HCN Legislative Session.

 

Resolution 03-20-18A The HCN DNR is developing a tribal summer youth program with grant assistance from the Wisconsin DNR.  The Program will help establish an interest in future careers in natural resources.

 

Resolution 03-20-18B The HCN is in support of the CDC/Prevention Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement which provides awards for funding to deal with public health threats and disease in Indian Country.

 

Resolution 03-20-18C The HCN cancelled a land lease per tribal member request.

 

Resolution 03-20-18D Amended past resolution to provide the President signature authority on Farm Service Agency.

 

Resolution 03-20-18E The lease was modified from lot 3 to lot 7 per tribal member request.

 

Resolution 03-20-18F Places Timber Run Property into trust and revises legal description.

 

Resolution 03-20-18G Rescinds and Restates authorization of Ward Property Timber Sale Income in Special Revenue Account.

 

Resolution 03-20-18H Reaffirms and Amends previous office credit card usage policy.


Resolution 03-20-18I Establishment of Moratorium on Pay Grade Increases.

 

Resolution 03-20-18J Establishment of Waiting Period on Pay Grade Increases.

 

Resolution 03-20-18K Quick Passage Amends ERA regarding staffing for labor shortages.

 



District 1 Representative Hinu Smith stated, “Comp and class served a wonderful purpose, but due to no fault of the Nation or comp and class, I believe some wages remain too low.  The comp and class process takes into account the average rate of pay for a particular line of work regionally.  I am opposed to the newly enacted moratorium because the comp and class inadvertently perpetuates oppressive wages for historically undervalued work (teachers, social workers, child care providers or nurses’ aides, for example).  This is a trend nationally.  In the future, I would like to see the Ho-Chunk Nation be at the forefront of changing this paradigm for the betterment of our people.”


 





            For more information, please contact Lynette LeGarde at (715) 284-9343 or email at Lynette.LeGarde@ho-chunk.com.

 

The Ho-Chunk Nation is a sovereign nation which was federally recognized in 1963.  The Ho-Chunk Nation employs more than 3,400 employees throughout the state of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.  The Ho-Chunk Nation owns and operates Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls, Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa, Ho-Chunk Gaming Tomah, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells and Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison.

 

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Friday, April 13, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

 

April 13, 2018                                                 Contact Information:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      Lynette LeGarde, Chief Communications Officer

                                                                        Office: (715) 284-9343

                                                                        Fax:     (715) 284-3172

                                                                        Email: Lynette.LeGarde@ho-chunk.com

 

HO-CHUNK NATION DONATES $100,000 TO THE GREAT SAUK TRAIL

 

BARABOO, WI – The Ho-Chunk Nation will donate $100,000.00 to the Friends of the Great Sauk Trail.  Ho-Chunk Nation District 2 Representative Kristin WhiteEagle will meet with Sauk County Board Supervisor Marty Krueger and representatives from Friends of the Great Sauk Trail for a check presentation on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:30am near the riverbank at the Community Library, 540 Water Street, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin 53578.   

Ho-Chunk Nation District 2 Representative Carly Lincoln stated, “The Great Sauk State Trail is a wonderful opportunity for the Ho-Chunk Nation to help draw tourism to our area as well as creating a representation of the Ho-Chunk Nation.  I feel that with this donation and establishing this kind of support in Sauk County, it allows us to author a true representation of what is US.”  For more information contact Lynette LeGarde at (715) 284-9343 or email at Lynette.LeGarde@ho-chunk.com.

The Ho-Chunk Nation is a sovereign nation which was federally recognized in 1963.  The Ho-Chunk Nation employs more than 3,400 employees throughout the state of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.  The Ho-Chunk Nation owns and operates Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls, Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa, Ho-Chunk Gaming Tomah, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells and Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison.

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