Vol. XXII, Issue 2 • Huc wiconi na wira 25, 2008 Look inside for the story... Greengrass’ Big Night Representative Douglas Greengrass presented long-lost Bronze Star John Kozlowicz mine field during Staff Writer the hours of Most surprise birthday darkness with a parties are happy events rescue party to whose details are forgotten remove five a few days later. For Area I personnel who had Share the Knowlege! HCN representative and retired been wounded by donates text books to Marine, Doug Greengrass, exploding mines. youngsters the events at his surprise Sgt. Greengrass’ Page 3 birthday party will likely initiative and provide lifetime memories. courageous actions One of the surprises for resulted in the Greengrass was a long-lost removal of all Bronze Star that he earned wounded personnel during his service in from a highly Vietnam. Loaned out dangerous area during a Ho-Chunk Nation with no further ceremony and never casualties.” returned, Greengrass was The presented a replacement replacement medal Battle Point Drum Star from Wisconsin was supplied President Wilfrid Cleveland (left) and Doug’s sister Brenda Brown look Page 4 Assembly member, Terry Doug receives from Wisconsin State Assemblyman, through the efforts on as Musser. Photohis medal of Jessica Mincoff-Jackson County Terry courtesy Musser, a fellow Vietnam of Jackson County Chronicle veteran. Veteran Services On hand for the Officer Margaret “Muggs” the Ho-Chunk Nation treatment as me.” celebration, President Garvin, who by purchasing honors its warriors and a The Iron Mound Cleveland read the the medal herself, avoided ceremony had to be held. Singers joined family, Presidential citation that the usual 10-12 month wait Fighting through friends and government earned Greengrass the needed to get a tears, Doug summed up his officials at the party, where Bronze Star. “Sergeant replacement. President feelings. “It’s quite an they performed a special (Sgt.) Greengrass Cleveland explained that honor, quite an honor. song written to honor heroically distinguished although “Doug is a quiet Words can’t express what I Greengrass’ Moving Forward with the himself by voluntarily individual who doesn’t say feel,” he said. “All the accomplishment. entering an anti-personnel too much about himself,” veterans deserve the same Language Page 5 BIA’s New Gaming Policy John Kozlowicz not directly benefit from that more information was his proposed amendments Staff Writer jobs created at off- needed, the BIA took no to the IGRA. Of course, On January 3, the reservations sites and might action on the Anishinabe’s those amendments never Department of the Interior have to leave their homes proposal to build a casino came to pass; but the Ho-Chunk Youth rejected a number of off- on the reservations in order in Beloit, WI. The Ho- Nation’s letter was received Ambassador reservation casino to gain employment. Chunk Nation has opposed as an application by the applications submitted by While some of the the Beloit site, about 90 BIA. Back Page Native Nations across the rejected proposals sought miles from Ho-Chunk In light of a letter sent United States. Officials casinos within 100 miles of Casino, arguing that the by George Skibine (Acting notified 11 Native the reservation, the new area is part of the Nation’s Principal Deputy U.S. POSTAGE PAID governments that the policy states that the aboriginal territory. Associated Secretary- proposals are not Bureau of Indian Affairs The ruling could Indian Affairs) on January CLASS PERMIT # 132 considered in the best (BIA) can reject off- affect the Nation’s desire to 4, 2008, where it was FIRST SPARTA, WI interests of the Nations reservation based on the place land into trust and indicated that the BIA affected. concerns of state and local open a casino in Lynwood, would take no further In reference to the governments regarding IL, about 300 miles from action on the Nation’s Indian Gaming Regulatory jurisdiction. At the same its executive office in application due to Act (IGRA) of 1988, time, the BIA announced it Black River Falls. incomplete information, the BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI 54615 HOCAK WORAK NEWSPAPER Associate Secretary of the will pay closer attention to Responding to a request Nation has the option to Interior Carl Artman stated the concerns raised by state from the Hocak Worak, still pursue its application that, “Although IGRA was and local governments attorney Michael Murphy by submitting all necessary intended to promote when reviewing fee-into- issued the following. information needed by the economic development on trust applications. “The Nation did BIA. If the Nation decided reservations, it was not For the Ho-Chunk submit a letter of to push ahead, it would intended to encourage the Nation and other native application to the BIA in need to supply all establishment of Indian nations in the Wisconsin, March 2006 to have land in information required to P.O. BOX 667 gaming facilities far from the announcement brought Lynwood, IL placed into satisfy the standards in existing reservations.” mixed results. Among the trust for gaming purposes applicable federal law Interior officials relied applications rejected was under the IGRA. The (IGRA) and regulations primarily on the distance an effort by the Lac du Nation submitted the (Part 151). As well as the between the proposed Flambeau to open a casino application in order to meet new interpretive Guidance casino site and the in Shullsburg, WI, 300 a deadline set by Sen. John issued by BIA Director, HOCAK WORAK NEWSPAPER reservation during their miles from its reservation McCain by which all Carl Artman.” And now TEL: (715) 284-2388 FAX: (715) 284-7852 Please notify the Newspaper of assessments. Officials and less than 85 miles from applications had to be we wait. any address changes or corrections believe that Indians would Ho-Chunk Casino. Citing submitted, or be subject to PAGE 2 OPINION Huc wiconi na wira 25, 2008 The Bucket List Marcus F. Lewis and cream. Freeman has been recog- and Beverly Todd (Lean On Editor Despite the differences in nized the world over as the Me) as Mrs. Chambers. Academy Award® winners occupation (Cole is a billion- master of Hollywood narra- Todd’s performance is very From the Editor: Jack Nicholson and Morgan aire business man and Cham- tion and funny enough, that’s real and engrossing because Freeman returned to the big bers is a mechanic), the two exactly the way The Bucket each and every scene, she screen on January 11 with men develop a unique and List starts out; with Freeman immediately commands the were almost cartoon like and their new flick, The Bucket poignant friendship over the narrating. His on-screen audience’s attention in an un- seemed to detract from the List. These venerable actors course of their journey. work was excellent because obtrusive manner. She com- otherwise quality story- portray two elderly men that The film, directed by Rob he was able to explore a wide bines grief with humor, age telling. have been diagnosed with Reiner, is a triumph. Reiner range of emotions in ways he with sensuality, and caring Marc Shaiman was hired to cancer and have been given skillfully handles a very seri- hasn’t for several years. with concern as she portrays compose the music and his six months to a year to live. ous subject a woman about to lose her saxophone heavy ambience, With this information in (terminal can- husband to both cancer and while nice, seems out of mind, Carter Chambers cer) with grace to “one last adventure” with place in the film. The music (Freeman) begins to compile and humor and a man her and her husband was especially disappointing a list of things he wants to pushes two of barely knows. considering his strong efforts accomplish before his time Hollywood’s The only issues with The in other genres of this type ends; his very own “bucket most distin- Bucket List are the fact that like Patch Adams (1998). list.” guished actors its editing, Computer Gener- Despite those few con- His hospital mogul room- to produce ated Imagery (CGI) and cerns, The Bucket List is def- mate, billionaire Edward their best work music were all under par. initely one of the best movies Cole (Nicholson), modifies in years. There are several scenes in this year, even though we’re Chambers’ list to add more Nicholson re- the film that are inconsistent still in January. The acting, excitement and the two near- turns to the (l-r): Veteran actors Morgan Freeman and Jack due to the poor editing qual- directing and writing is all strangers head off together screen with Nicholson tackle terminal cancer with humor ity. For example, there is a superb, but most of all, this on the “journey of a lifetime” more energy and grace in the Bucket List scene early on where Cham- movie is actually about or at least, the last journey of and determina- Photo is the property of Warner Bros. Pictures bers is wearing glasses, then something. Meeting our own their lifetimes. The two men tion than I’ve not wearing glasses, before end is something on the travel the globe in Cole’s pri- seen him have in nearly a Even his Academy Award® finally wearing them again. minds of many people and it vate jet and along the way decade. It seems forever ago winning performance in Mil- This was not due to Freeman was very refreshing to see a they skydive, dine at fine since his brilliant work in As lion Dollar Baby (2004) was removing them as he spoke; movie that celebrates life and restaurants, drive fast and ex- Good As It Gets, but his por- ultimately one-dimensional, rather, it was a faux pas by embraces it, even as its end pensive cars, swap stories at trayal of Edward Cole in this but his work here is truly the the script supervisor on the approaches. The Bucket List the Taj Mahal and visit the film is, truly, as good as it most multi-faceted perform- set. Additionally, there was a is truly uplifting, humorous pyramids. Though both men gets. He is both entertaining ance of his career, which is surprisingly large amount of and will put a smile on your needed a chance to “get with his one-liner philoso- saying quite a bit. CGI in the film and it wasn’t face and a tear in your eye. away from it all,” as the film phies on life and very mov- The film also benefits from very good at all. The scenes progresses, it becomes clear ing as he delivers a heartfelt a strong supporting cast led at the Taj Mahal, the pyra- that their reasons for doing monologue at the end of the by Sean Hayes (Will & mids and of Nicholson’s face so are as different as coffee film. Grace) as Cole’s assistant during the skydiving scene Out With the Old, In With the New Wisconsin Rapids School Board Votes to retire Red Raider Nickname John Kozlowicz authorized The Raising Student Council President community to participate in remained silent for the most Staff Writer Student Voice Participation Tricia Goska, also a member three public forums part, she believes the change Responding to an issue that Steering Committee the of the Committee, explained scheduled at different times is needed. has already started a authority to create a new that the goal “is to create a of the day in December and In 2005, State controversy in the mascot based on the right mascot for the school January. The Committee Superintendent of Public community, the Wisconsin “Raider” nickname. and give it a complete announced that all feedback Instruction Elizabeth Rapids School Board voted Lincoln High School makeover from the current was important and would be Burmaster urged that all 4-3 in favor of dropping the abolished its Native mascot nickname.” submitted to the School schools retire Indian word “Red” from Lincoln and logo in the early 1990’s After a November Board prior to the January 14 nicknames and mascots. High School’s “Red Raider” and the students’ desire to presentation to the School meeting. Attendance at all Wisconsin Rapids will nickname on January 14. At establish a new mascot Board, Committee members the forums was low, yet become the 17th school to the same time, the Board started in December 2006. invited members of the bloggers posting change its nickname since anonymously on the local the mid-90’s and the second paper’s website continue to one in Ho-Chunk country. The Hocak Worak is a periodical published twice monthly by the Ho-Chunk Nation. Editorials and articles appearing in the Hocak Worak are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or attitude of the criticize the students Last year the Tomah School Hocak Worak staff or the Ho-Chunk Nation. seeking change. Following District retired its “Indian” The Hocak Worak encourages the submission of letters to the Editor. All letters must include the signature, address the School Board vote, name and mascot and and telephone number of the author. Letters are subject to editing for grammar, length, malicious and libelous content. others are now using the replaced it with the The Hocak Worak reserves the right to reject any advertising, material, or letters submitted for publication. The site to threaten and criticize “Timberwolves.” submission of articles, poetry, artwork and photos is encouraged. The Editor makes the sole decision of what is published in the Hocak Worak. The Hocak Worak will not assume any responsibility for unsolicited material. School Board members The Committee has not yet Submissions deadlines for the Hocak Worak are by 4:30PM on the First and Third Wednesdays of the month. We who supported the change. announced the steps that will cannot guarantee the publication of submissions meeting these deadlines if the space is not available. No part of this The School Board’s be taken to change the publication may be produced without express written consent from the Editor. student representative, nickname and adopt a new EDITOR ................................Marcus F. Lewis HOCAK WORAK NEWSLETTER Brittany Glaza, supports the mascot. Committee STAFF WRITER....................John Kozlowicz change but is aware that members had earlier P.O. Box 667 many detractors fear announced that they hoped to STAFF WRITER ................Ryan Ostopowicz Black River Falls, WI 54615 changing the nickname will have the change in place by Administrative Assistant ....Anna Reichenbach • PHONE: (715) 284-2388 destroy the school’s the beginning of the 2008-09 The Hocak Worak • NATIONAL TOLL FREE: tradition. Glaza noted that school year. is a member of: (800) 472-3089 although the Native • FAX: (715) 284-7852 community in the area has • E-MAIL: The Native American email@example.com ATTENTION: The Next Deadline of the Hocak Journalist Association • ONLINE: www.ho-chunk.com Worak will be Feb. 8 at 4:00 p.m. That Issue will be out on Feb. 15. Huc wiconi na wira 25, 2008 NEWS PAGE 3 Ho-Chunk Nation Delivers Books to Dells School District Ryan Ostopowicz the district. Menominee, Stockbridge- Staff Writer Loew felt motivated to Munsee Band, Mohican On January 9, the Ho- create a text after examining Nation, Ojibwe, Oneida and Chunk Nation (HCN) her children’s schoolbooks, Brotherton Indians. In her donated and delivered where Loew discovered efforts to reconstruct Native textbooks to Springhill, Nina unsettling misrepresentations American history, Loew Creek and Lake Delton of Native American culture. examined pictographs, songs, elementary schools in the “My kids came back with a dances and regalia. For Wisconsin Dells School lot of crappy stuff,” Loew correct creation stories, she District. Dozens of eager said. A member of the Bad listened to elders tell the students crammed onto River Band of the Lake tales of their respective wooden bleachers at the Superior Ojibwe, Loew Native Nations. She Lake Delton gymnasium to recalled in verbatim of actual explained that cultures greet author Dr. Patty Loew. past text statements. “Indians passed down traditions and During her three school stop, live in tepees that look like history through oral Loew personally handed out upside-down ice cream communication and that it copies of Native People of cones” and “Indians do rain- would be appropriate to use Wisconsin to the fourth dances to make rain.” Loew oral history to help create the Author Dr. Patty Loew with the students of Lake Delton Elementary grade students. Published by attributes these inaccurate textbook. Loew said, “All School and their new text books the Wisconsin Historical generalizations to authors of this effort was done to create Society, Native People of previous textbooks not using the first textbook in Wisconsin is derived from primary sources or Wisconsin that truly presents Loew’s earlier award collaborating with the Native the perspective of the winning work, Indian American Nations across the Wisconsin Native Nations of Wisconsin: state. Americans.” Loew History of Endurance and These inaccurate claims commented, “The history can Renewal. Over the course of inspired Loew to compose a be unflattering. It’s not the day, the HCN textbook that accurately white-washed (and) there’s representatives Anne portrayed the history of some pain, but it’s honest.” Thundercloud and Forrest Wisconsin Native But Loew does not focus Funmaker helped hand out Americans, focusing solely on the past like other 150 textbooks to students in primarily on the Ho-Chunk, textbooks. She says her text also aims to let children know how Native American nations live in Wisconsin today. “There are Native American kids around that are doing the stuff you do,” she said when addressing the Lake Delton students. Dr. Loew, Anne Thundercloud and Forrest Funmaker listen as Superintendent Charles Ho-Chunk youth share their messages of thanks for their new Whitsell expressed his text books appreciation of Loew and the HCN for their continuing effort to educate the explained that due to the “Even if we didn’t have Ho- Wisconsin Dells area. As a large amount Ho-Chunks Chunk students here, it history-buff himself, present in the community, it would still be important. We Whitsell felt that the students is especially vital to learn need to learn more about will greatly benefit from the about Native American different people in the The students and Dr. Loew share an embrace after her new textbooks. Whitsell culture, but he also noted, world.” presentation Hocak Sponsorships Ryan Ostopowicz sponsorship is significant the Badgers from local contributed to Hurricane the American Diabetes Staff Writer because of its constant residents due to the HCN’s Katrina relief. Everyday Association, American In the Kohl Center, visibility and galvanizing gaming operations. requests are made to the Cancer Society, the Muscular thunderous dunks, crisp effect on Wisconsin citizens. Opponents feel that HCN for charitable Dystrophy Association, passes, feverish dribbles and But sponsoring the Badger collegiate athletics should donations, but unfortunately, United Way, Special cohesive teamwork are sports teams is more have no association with not every request can be Olympics and the American commonplace during UW important than money or gambling granted. To make the Indian College Fund. Badgers basketball. In the exposure. The Madison area operations. decision of which requests Murphy explained that it is background of this action, has great historical and In response, are to be funded, the important to balance the viewers at home have seen emotional importance to the Greendeer Community Relations large scale donations with the Ho-Chunk Nation’s Nation. Greendeer noted that explained Committee meets monthly to the local charitable acts. (HNC) banner sprawled there is connection between that the discuss the allocation of the These acts of charity and across the scorer’s table. For the Ho-Chunk and Madison sponsorship $150,000 donation budget. sponsorships are vehicles more than a year, the UW- area that dates back to a time is by the This committee has made that help accomplish one of Madison Athletic before Badger teams or Nation, not an emphasis on donating to the Nation’s central goals, Department and the Nation Wisconsin government. its communities with strong Ho- strengthening existing have teamed together in When speaking about this enterprises. “We want people to know we’re Chunk ties. For example, the relationships and fostering support of student athletes connection he said, “We have HCN about more than HCN recently donated new ones. and the Badger sponsorship a bond to land around Public gambling,” said textbooks to elementary is one of the HCN’s many Madison. We have to believe Relations Public Relations schools in Wisconsin Dells. efforts to relay the message in what we’re sponsoring. Specialist Specialist The HCN also has made CaraLee Murphy that it supports Wisconsin Just throwing money around CaraLee contributions to larger communities. does nothing.” Greendeer Murphy corporations, for instance, As the former Executive stated that the gaming expressed, “We want people Administrative Officer, Jon compact controversy has hurt to know we’re not just about Greendeer previously oversaw the Public Relations Office during his tenure. He the image of the HCN in many eyes of Wisconsin gambling, that we have more going on as a Nation. We’re Oops! residents. He feels that the trying to reach out.” explained that sponsorships sponsorship could be a But Greendeer made sure Last issue, Francis Decorahʼs birthday are a key to building good bridge to a growing divide to clarify that sponsorships was overlooked. We apologize for the relationships with between the Nation and the take a second seat to communities throughout the outside community. charitable donations. Over mistake and we wish him a very happy state of Wisconsin. In But there is opposition of recent years, the Nation has birthday. particular, the Badger the Nation’s sponsorship of aided local businesses and PAGE 4 NEWS Huc wiconi na wira 25, 2008 Drums that Beat through Generations Ryan Ostopowicz Staff Writer places for beginners. We’re a good place to learn. Our Battle Point. As a youth, Blackdeer regularly walked Gather ‘round and feel the drum is open to everyone, through the site; he pulsating rhythms of the youth, veterans and expressed, “Battle Point is a Battle Point drum group. beginners,” explains group powerful place with lots of Comprised solely of Ho- member Maynard Rave, Jr. Ho-Chunk history.” The Chunk government Fellow member Lance group decided on this name employees in Black River Blackdeer claims that drum they claim embraces Falls, WI, the members of circles have always had an connectedness Collins adds, the drum group began organic appeal. He says, “Battle Point is something singing together during the “The drum is the heartbeat of that includes all clans, all month of July 2006. Since its the earth itself. They families, all different ways of (l-r) Lael Hall, Moses Cleveland, Maynard Rave, Jr., Bow Lucero, inception, Battle Point (drummers) can’t but feel life.” Lance Blackdeer, Jeriah Rave, Sr., William Collins. members have been something like that. There is Battle Point especially practicing feverishly and no denying the connection wishes to connect with the themselves in a positive Greendeer, Jon Greendeer, been performing weekly at between the heart and the Ho-Chunk youth. Battle direction through drum George Garvin, Andy events ranging from birthday drum.” Lead singer, William Point feels that music is a groups, as he has done. Thundercloud, Brady Two parties to Wisconsin Badger Collins added, “It’s the vehicle that can help Blackdeer attributes music to Bears, Hiwasipi, Tara games. feelings that make the rejuvenate Ho-Chunk centering himself, “Playing Swallow, Darcy Funmaker, But the Battle Point experiences memorable.” Language and culture. Using has given me an identity, that Gordon Thunder, the Office members made sure to note Their name itself, Battle song and drums, these I’m part of something, not of the President and the that they are not the best Ho- Point, expresses the performers hope to help only as part of a drum group, entire Ho-Chunk Language Chunk drum group around. connection the between the popularize the Ho-Chunk but as a Native. It makes me and Culture Division for In fact, that is part of their members and the Ho-Chunk culture to the younger feel like I’m accomplishing their stories, histories, appeal, “We’re not better history and culture. In Black generation and revitalize something in my life.” translations, and than anyone else. Other River Falls, there lies a interest in the dying The Battle Point members encouragement. drum groups are more historical landmark for the Language. Also, Blackdeer would like to thank David skilled, so they’re not really Ho-Chunk Nation called believes others can steer Recovering Lost Honor Ryan Ostopowicz As a former sergeant in the of Ho-Chunk culture and information. Kling asks for Through his investigations, Staff Writer United States (US) Army, history. He wishes to honor the help of the family Kling also has reason to Wayne Kling, chairman of Kling has a great the past Ho-Chunk soldiers members to identify their believe that there is a the Monroe County Civil appreciation of those who by locating their unmarked ancestors, “We need their forgotten Ho-Chunk War Book Committee, digs have performed military graves and placing help to find these men. Any cemetery in Tomah called into the past to unearth the service and their history. He headstones that acknowledge information would be a great “Littlegeorge,” where he buried honor of 129 Ho- states, “(History) is their service in the US Army. help.” expects to find more Ho- Chunk ancestors that served important, because you need However, finding the Ho- Despite these difficulties, Chunk ancestors and in the Union army during the to know where you’ve been Chunk soldiers’ graves the committee has found soldiers. After investigating American Civil War. The to know where you’re going. proves to be quite difficult. considerable success. With for almost three years, Kling majority of the Ho-Chunk Every family has a story to With information about the the help of his neighbor, Ho- remains inspired to finish the soldiers served in Company tell.” He feels paying tribute men often sparse, Kling Chunk member Tom project. “I’d like to know F, 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer is a necessity for those that searches for obituaries in Hopinkah, and others that I’m contributing Infantry and Company A, have fought for the country newspaper archives to interested in the project, something to our nation. It’s 34th regiment, Nebraska and that giving these honors approximate times of death Kling has been able to place satisfying to know I have Volunteers, Omaha Scouts. especially important, and locations of burial sites. seven headstones for Native given something of myself,” Along with the other 12 considering that Native Because the government Americans at various he said. Those who would members of the committee, Americans served despite not spelled the names cemeteries in Wisconsin and like to contribute information Kling hopes to publish his being recognized as US phonetically, finding the twenty-seven at the Tribal about Native American Civil findings of all veterans citizens until 1924. As a identities of the soldiers Agency Cemetery located in War soldiers can reach Kling involved in the Civil War, security officer at the becomes more difficult. Winnebago City, Nebraska. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spanish-American War, War Whitetail Crossing Casino in Currently, there are 11 of 1812 and American Indian Tomah, WI, Kling says he Wisconsin Ho-Chunk names wars. gained a great appreciation that have no accompanying Hocak Language Classes Tomah Cinema February 16, 2008 9-11am All speakers invited! We need speakers to help teach young speakers and beginners All areas are invited and welcome to attend! Sponsored by the Hocak Language Division Popcorn and Soda Pop will be Provided Huc wiconi na wira 25, 2008 LANGUAGE PAGE 5 Planning Ma Hocak Hoit’ e ra, 2008 John Kozlowicz Long and Donald Traditional Court, which will website, a site Staff Writer Blackhawk. “All were very encourage people (Ho-Chunk that previously Following President active in teaching and and non-Ho-Chunk alike) to was open only Wilfrid Cleveland promoting the Language,” learn and speak the to tribal proclaiming 2008 as Ma Thundercloud said. Their Language in the workplace, members. Hocak Hoit’e ra (The Year of deaths “was a real blow” that in Ho-Chunk communities “The the Ho-Chunk Language), also served as a reminder and in the home. information Public Relations Officer Thundercloud believes that will be open to Anne Thundercloud “only by working together everyone,” explained some of the details can we keep the Language Thundercloud of the proclamation. “It’s alive” and explained some of said. “We more than just words, it’s a the ways Ma Hocak Hoit’e ra don’t care who working document,” she will give the Language more wants to learn. said. She listed some of the of a presence in Ho-Chunk We’re willing steps the Nation has taken country. to teach it to will take to introduce and Phrases of the week will be anyone.” teach the Language in an posted throughout the Interested persons may presented using the Hocak effort to preserve it for future Nation’s workplaces, contact the Language Language to everyone in the generations. community buildings and on Division or fill out the Executive Building and be President Cleveland the Language Division request form found on the recorded on the Language stressed that he would make website (www.hocak.info). website. Language classes Division’s website. Plans learning and speaking the Thundercloud is hopeful that will be taught on a regular include presenting a similar Language a priority of his eventually phrases of the day schedule throughout Ho- address at other Ho-Chunk administration and HCN Public Relations Officer can be introduced that will Chunk communities. Nation facilities. Plans are Thundercloud believes that Anne Thundercloud expose more words to the Thundercloud explained that being developed to enhance programs are in place or are Nation’s members and the classes will be planned to the distant learning classes being developed that will employees. help speakers at all levels of giving more people the create new opportunities for that as the elders pass on, The Language Division learning and that all are opportunity to be exposed to those wishing to learn. they take their knowledge will be assigning user names welcome. “Attendance is the Language. She said that Ma Hocak with them. “We needed to and passwords to anyone highly encouraged by the Hoit’e ra was inspired by the respond,” Thundercloud said. interested in learning the President,” she said. recent deaths of Ho-Chunk The response is a 12- Language on Hocak Wazijaci Beginning January 21, a elders Bill O’Brien, Doug month plan, supported by the Language Program’s weekly address will be PAGE 6 LEGISLTIVE MINUTES Huc wiconi na wira 25, 2008 HO-CHUNK NATION Decorah, Littlejohn, K. Lone- ing recesses at 12:02 p.m. refer the District 3/Wittenberg to nominate Libby Fairchild as LEGISLATURE Tree-Whiterabbit)-0 Motion Car- Call Back to Order: Meeting motion to have Laurel the Enrollment Committee Rep- REGULAR MEETING- ried. President Cleveland called the Meek attend the next Wittenberg resentative. EXECUTIVE OFFICE meeting back to order at 1:49 Meeting to discuss the Head BLACK RIVER FALLS, Authorization to Open Re- p.m. Start Parking Lot issue to the Of- Rep. Goze read for the record WISCONSIN stricted Accounts at Jackson Roll Call: fice of the President. Second by the District 5/Chicago Meeting DECEMBER 18, 2007 County Bank for HCC Swim- President Wilfrid Cleveland-P Rep. E. Garvin. 10-0-0 Motion motion to nominate Chris White CALL TO ORDER: President ming Pool and Wittenberg An- Vice President Dan Brown-P Carried. Rep. Pettibone was Wing as the Enrollment Commit- Wilfrid Cleveland called the cillary Site Casino Projects Rep. Elliott Garvin-2:01 out of the room. tee as the Representative. meeting to order at 10:06 a.m. Resolution: Rep. Douglas Greengrass-P District 3: MOTION by MOTION by Rep. K. LoneTree- ROLL CALL: MOTION by Rep. Goze to adopt Rep. Clarence Pettibone-P Rep. Walker to refer the District Whiterabbit to table the Duane President Wilfrid Cleveland-P resolution 12-18-07 B Authori- Rep. Roberta Decorah-P 3/Wittenberg Meeting motion to Prescott request for a response Vice President Daniel Brown -P zation to Open Restricted Ac- Rep. Lawrence Walker Jr.-P change the casino name from from Elliot Blackdeer from the Rep. Elliott Garvin-P counts at Jackson County Rep. Alvin Cloud-P Great Northern Lodge to Ho- Department of Health & Social Rep. Douglas Greengrass-P Bank for Ho-Chunk Casino Rep. Ona Garvin-P Chunk North Casino to the Of- Services. Second by Rep. Rep. Clarence Pettibone-P Swimming Pool and Witten- Rep. Michael Goze-P fice of the President. Second by Walker. 11-0-0 Motion Carried. Rep. Roberta Decorah-P berg Ancillary Site Casino Rep. Greg Littlejohn-P Rep. E. Garvin. 10-0-0 Motion Presiding Officer of Finance Rep. Lawrence Walker Jr.-P Projects. Second by Rep. Dec- Rep. Kathy LoneTree-Whiterab- Carried. Rep. Pettibone was Committee as Nationʼs Con- Rep. Alvin Cloud-P orah. 8-1(Rep. K. LoneTree- bit-P out of the room. tact with Wells Fargo Resolu- Rep. Ona Garvin-P Whiterabbit)-2(Rep. O. Garvin, Determination of Quorum: MOTION by Rep. Walker to tion: Rep. Michael Goze-P Littlejohn) Motion Carried. Quorum was established at this refer the District 3/Wittenberg MOTION by Rep. K. LoneTree- Rep. Greg Littlejohn-P MOTION by Rep. Goze to table time. Meeting motion for the new eld- Whiterabbit to adopt resolution Rep. Kathy LoneTree-Whiterab- the Wells Fargo Loan Concern District Concerns: ers to receive a grant in the 12-18-07 F Presiding Officer of bit-P for the presentation of a resolu- District 1: MOTION by amount of $8,000.00 for furni- Finance Committee as the Na- DETERMINATION OF QUO- tion. Second by Rep. Cloud. 11- Rep. Greengrass to accept the ture to the Office of the Presi- tionʼs Contact with Wells RUM: 0-0 Motion Carried. resignation of Gale White from dent. Second by Rep. E. Fargo. Second by Rep. Goze. Quorum was established at this the Election Board per the Dis- Garvin. 9-0-1(Rep. O. Garvin) 10-0-1(Rep. Pettibone) Motion time. NEW BUSINESS: trict 1 Meeting minutes. Second Motion Carried. Rep. Petti- Carried. OPENING PRAYER: Approval of the Fiscal Year by Rep. Pettibone. 10-0-0 Mo- bone was out of the room. President Wilfrid Cleveland of- 2008 Indian Housing Plan and tion Carried. MOTION by Rep. Walker to Executive Session: fered the opening prayer. Authorization to Submit to District 2: MOTION by refer the District 3/Green Bay MOTION by Rep. K. LoneTree- HUD Resolution: Rep. Decorah to refer the Dis- Meeting motion that enrolled Ho- Whiterabbit to go into executive APPROVAL OF AGENDA: MOTION by Rep. O. Garvin to trict 2/La Crosse Meeting motion Chunk Nation tribal members session. Second by Rep. E. MOTION by Rep. K. LoneTree- adopt resolution 12-18-07 C to request legal council for the age 19-59 receive Christmas Garvin. 11-0-0 Motion Carried. Whiterabbit to approve the Approval of the Fiscal Year Election Board to the Office of monies in the amount of $75.00 The meeting goes into execu- agenda with the addition of item 2008 Indian Housing Plan and the President. Second by Rep. to the Office of the President. tive session at 2:14 p.m. 5. Amendment to the Legislative Authorization to Submit to Pettibone. 10-0-0 Motion Car- Second by Rep. E. Garvin. 10- Rep. Decorah is excused at Organization Act Comment Pe- HUD. Second by Rep. Cloud. 9- ried. 0-1(Rep. Pettibone) Motion 2:25 p.m. riod under Unfinished Business. 1(Rep. Decorah)-0 Motion Car- MOTION by Rep. Decorah to Carried. Second by Rep. E. Garvin. Mo- ried. Rep. Pettibone was out refer the District 2/La Crosse District 4: Rep. O. Open Session: tion Carried. of the room. Meeting motion to have a Con- Garvin read for the record the MOTION by Rep. Pettibone to stitutional Attorney work with all District 4/Wisconsin Dells Meet- return to open session. Second APPROVAL OF MEETING MIN- UNFINISHED BUSINESS: tribal committees to the Office of ing motion to not accept Stewart by Rep. K. LoneTree-Whiterab- UTES: 401-K Concern: the President. Second by Rep. Millerʼs confirmation as Execu- bit. 10-0-0 Motion Carried. The Legislative Meeting~Decem- MOTION by Rep. Goze to in- Greengrass. 10-0-0 Motion tive Director to the Department meeting returns to open ses- ber 4, 2007: crease the employer contribution Carried. of Business. sion at 4:12 p.m. MOTION by Rep. K. LoneTree- to the 401-K Plan from 1% to MOTION by Rep. Decorah to MOTION by Rep. O. Garvin to Whiterabbit to approve the Leg- 2% of annual salary. This approve the request from Elder refer the District 4/Wisconsin Executive Session Ratifica- islative Meeting minutes of change is to take effect as of Robert LaMere in the amount of Dells Meeting motion that the tion: December 4, 2007 as pre- July 1, 2008. Second by Rep. $3,105.67 to purchase a pellet Executive Branch bring what MOTION by Rep. K. LoneTree- sented. Second by Rep. O. K. LoneTree-Whiterabbit. 11-0-0 stove to heat his home. The progress they are making re- Whiterabbit to ratify all action Garvin. 10-0-1(Rep. Littlejohn) Motion Carried. funds are to be allocated from garding projects and business taken in executive session. Motion Carried. Insurance Plan Document: the Elder Assistance line item in development to the next area Second by Rep. Walker. 10-0-0 Legislative Meeting~Decem- MOTION by Rep. O. Garvin to the General Fund. Second by meeting to the Office of the Motion Carried. ber 5, 2007: table the Insurance Plan Docu- Rep. Greengrass. 10-0-0 Mo- President. Second by V.P. District 5: MOTION by MOTION by Rep. Goze to ap- ment for further review. Second tion Carried. Brown. 11-0-0 Motion Carried. Rep. K. LoneTree-Whiterabbit prove the Legislative Meeting by Rep. Cloud. 11-0-0 Motion MOTION by Rep. Decorah to MOTION by Rep. O. Garvin to to deny the District 5/Violet Gar- minutes of December 5, 2007 Carried. refer the District 2/Tomah Meet- refer the District 4/Wisconsin diner request for assistance for with corrections. Second by 401-K Plan Concern: ing motion to contact the Office Rapids Meeting motion to sup- tuition for military school for her Rep. O. Garvin. 9-0-2(Rep. Lit- MOTION by Rep. O. Garvin to of the President about utilizing port the homeless grant for vet- son and refer to the Trial Court tlejohn, K. LoneTree-Whiterab- not approve any additional local vendors to service and re- erans to the Office of the for possible assistance from the bit) Motion Carried. changes to the 401-K Plan Doc- pair Whitetail Crossing for effi- President. Second by Rep. Minors Trust Account. Second Special Legislative Meet- ument at this time. Second by cient service to the Office of the Cloud. 11-0-0 Motion Carried. by Rep. Littlejohn. 10-0-0 Mo- ing~December 7, 2007: Rep. Littlejohn. 10-1(Rep. Petti- President. Second by Rep. Rep. O. Garvin read for the tion Carried. MOTION by Rep. Cloud to ap- bone)-0 Motion Carried. Walker. 10-0-0 Motion Carried. record the District 4/Wisconsin prove the Special Legislative Amendments to the Legisla- Rep. Elliott Garvin arrived at Rapids Meeting motion to not General Fund Budget Modifi- Meeting minutes of December 7, tive Organization Act: 2:01 p.m. confirm Stewart Miller as the Ex- cation Resolution: 2007 as presented. Second by MOTION by Rep. E. Garvin to MOTION by Rep. Pettibone to ecutive Director of the Depart- MOTION by Rep. Greengrass Rep. K. LoneTree-Whiterabbit. approve sending the Amend- approve the District 2/Elite Elder ment of Business. to adopt resolution 12-18-07 H 10-0-1(Rep. Littlejohn) Motion ments to the Legislative Organi- Germaine Green request in the MOTION by Rep. O. Garvin to General Fund Budget Modifi- Carried. zation Act out for a forty-five (45) amount of $9,640.00 to have her appoint Barb Smith as the Dele- cation 1900-12-07 I02 in the day public comment and review home made handicap accessi- gate and Judy Buffalo as the Al- amount of $1,541,000.00. Sec- SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS: period. Second by Rep. K. ble and to repair the mold prob- ternate to the Election Board per ond by Rep. Goze. 9-1(Rep. K. Administration Committee LoneTree-Whiterabbit. 11-0-0 lem. The contractor is to be the District 4/Wisconsin Rapids LoneTree-Whiterabbit)-0 Motion Meeting~December 6, 2007: Motion Carried. Keith Construction and the funds Meeting minutes. Second by Carried. MOTION by Rep. K. LoneTree- are to be allocated from the Rep. Cloud. 11-0-0 Motion Car- Whiterabbit to approve the Ad- NEW BUSINESS: Elder Assistance line item in the ried. Adjournment: ministration Committee Meeting Indian Health Services Fiscal General Fund. Second by Rep. MOTION by V.P. Brown to refer MOTION by Rep. Greengrass minutes of December 6, 2007 as Year 2008 Contract Resolu- K. LoneTree-Whiterabbit. 10-0- the District 4/Madison Meeting to adjourn the meeting until presented. Second by Rep. tion: 1(Rep. E. Garvin) Motion Car- motion that the Ho-Chunk Na- Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Greengrass. 9-0-2(Rep. O. MOTION by Rep. K. LoneTree- ried. tion through the Charitable Con- 10:00 a.m. The meeting is to be Garvin, Littlejohn) Motion Car- Whiterabbit to adopt resolution District 3: MOTION by tributions Committee provide held at the Milwaukee Branch ried. 12-18-07 D Indian Health Serv- Rep. Walker to refer the District $500.00 for the AILA gift presen- Office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Development Committee ices Fiscal Year 2008 Con- 3/Wittenberg Meeting motion to tation to Kareem Abdul-Jabar on Second by Rep. E. Garvin. 7- Meeting~December 6, 2007: tract. Second by Rep. have another person from hous- January 12, 2008 at their meet- 3(Rep. O. Garvin, Goze, Petti- MOTION by Rep. Cloud to ap- Greengrass. 11-0-0 Motion ing to assist Marty Littlewolf in ing in Philadelphia to the Office bone)-0 Motion Carried. prove the Development Commit- Carried. Wittenberg added to the next fis- of the President. Second by tee Meeting minutes of Employee Appreciation Bonus cal budget for Property Manage- Rep. O. Garvin. 11-0-0 Motion The meeting adjourns at 4:30 December 6, 2007 as pre- Resolution: ment to the Office of the Carried. p.m. sented. Second by Rep. Goze. MOTION by Rep. Goze to adopt President. Second by Rep. E. District 4: MOTION by 11-0-0 Motion Carried. resolution 12-18-07 E Em- Garvin. 11-0-0 Motion Carried. V.P. Brown to refer the District Respectfully Submitted, ployee Appreciation Bonus. MOTION by Rep. Walker to 4/Milwaukee Meeting motion to Elliott Garvin, UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Second by Rep. Greengrass. 8- refer the District 3/Wittenberg have the Ho-Chunk Nation make Tribal Secretary Amendments to Amended & 2(Rep. Littlejohn, K. LoneTree- Meeting motion to have Naomi loans to its members using their Restated Gaming Ordinance Whiterabbit)-1(Rep. Pettibone) Will travel to Wittenberg in Janu- per cap as collateral at a lower Resolution: Motion Carried. ary and present information con- interest rate to the Office of the MOTION by Rep. O. Garvin to Recess for Lunch: cerning the 477 Program to the President. Second by Rep. adopt resolution 12-18-07 A MOTION by Rep. Pettibone to Office of the President. Second Cloud. 11-0-0 Motion Carried. Amendment to Amended and recess the meeting for lunch. by Rep. E. Garvin. 11-0-0 Mo- District 5: Rep. Littlejohn Restated Gaming Ordinance. Second by Rep. Littlejohn. 11- tion Carried. read for the record the District Second by Rep. Goze. 8-3(Rep. 0-0 Motion Carried. The meet- MOTION by Rep. Walker to 5/MPLS-St. Paul Meeting motion Huc wiconi na wira 25, 2008 LEGAL PAGE 7 SUMMONS SUMMONS (First Publication) (First Publication) IN THE HO-CHUNK NATION TRIAL COURT IN THE HO-CHUNK NATION TRIAL COURT State of Wisconsin and Brandon Wallner, Petitioners, v. Adrianne G. Meriter Home Health, Petitioners, v. Angeline Decorah, Respondent. Lewis, Respondent. Case : CG 07-101 Case : CS 07-60 TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: Angeline Decorah TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: Adrianne G. Lewis You are hereby informed that you have been named a respondent in the You are hereby informed that you have been named a respondent in the above-entitled civil lawsuit. This legal notice of the Petition to Register & Enforce above-entitled civil lawsuit. This legal notice of the Petition to Register & Enforce a Foreign Judgment or Order is now served upon you by publication. Your writ- a Foreign Judgment or Order is now served upon you by publication. Your writ- ten Answer to the Petition must be filed with the Court on or before the twentieth ten Answer to the Petition must be filed with the Court on or before the twentieth day from the date of the published issuance of this Summons in . See Ho-Chunk day from the date of the second published issuance of this Summons. You may re- Nation Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 5(C)(1)(f), 6(A). You may request a hear- quest a hearing within your written response. See RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN CHILD ing within your written response. Id., Rule 73(A). Also, you must send or pres- SUPPORT ORDERS ORDINANCE, 4 HCC § 2.5. Also, you must send or present a ent a copy of your Answer to the opposing party listed above or to their attorney copy of your Answer to the opposing party listed above or to their attorney of of record. Failure to file a timely Answer in the time allowed can affect your record. Failure to file a timely Answer in the time allowed can affect your right right to object to the enforcement of the foreign judgment or order. Id., Rule 54. to object to the enforcement of the foreign judgment or order. Id., § 2.6c. The Trial Court is physically located at Wa Ehi Hocira, W9598 Highway 54 East, The Trial Court is physically located at Wa Ehi Hocira, W9598 Highway 54 Black River Falls, (Jackson County) Wisconsin. The Trial Court’s mailing ad- East, Black River Falls, (Jackson County) Wisconsin. The Trial Court’s mailing dress is P. O. Box 70, Black River Falls, WI 54615. The telephone number is address is P. O. Box 70, Black River Falls, WI 54615. The telephone number is (715) 284-2722, or toll free 800-434-4070, and the facsimile number is (715) 284- (715) 284-2722, or toll free 800-434-4070, and the facsimile number is (715) 3136. 284-3136. SUMMONS SUMMONS (First Publication) (First Publication) IN THE HO-CHUNK NATION TRIAL COURT IN THE HO-CHUNK NATION TRIAL COURT In Re Support Of: Amanda L Wilson, Petitioners, v. Kenneth L. Wilson, Respondent. Everett Lee Menore State of Wisconsin Case : CS 07-87 James Menore, Petitioners, v. Michelle L. Mendoza, Respondent. TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: Kenneth L. Wilson Case : CS 07-90 You are hereby informed that you have been named a respondent in the TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: Michelle L. Mendoza above-entitled civil lawsuit. This legal notice of the Petition to Register & Enforce You are hereby informed that you have been named a respondent in the a Foreign Judgment or Order is now served upon you by publication. Your writ- above-entitled civil lawsuit. This legal notice of the Petition to Register & Enforce ten Answer to the Petition must be filed with the Court on or before the twentieth a Foreign Judgment or Order is now served upon you by publication. Your writ- day from the date of the second published issuance of this Summons. You may re- ten Answer to the Petition must be filed with the Court on or before the twentieth quest a hearing within your written response. See RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN CHILD day from the date of the second published issuance of this Summons. You may re- SUPPORT ORDERS ORDINANCE, 4 HCC § 2.5. Also, you must send or present a quest a hearing within your written response. See RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN CHILD copy of your Answer to the opposing party listed above or to their attorney of SUPPORT ORDERS ORDINANCE, 4 HCC § 2.5. Also, you must send or present a record. Failure to file a timely Answer in the time allowed can affect your right copy of your Answer to the opposing party listed above or to their attorney of to object to the enforcement of the foreign judgment or order. Id., § 2.6c. record. Failure to file a timely Answer in the time allowed can affect your right to object to the enforcement of the foreign judgment or order. Id., § 2.6c. The Trial Court is physically located at Wa Ehi Hocira, W9598 Highway 54 East, Black River Falls, (Jackson County) Wisconsin. The Trial Court’s mailing The Trial Court is physically located at Wa Ehi Hocira, W9598 Highway 54 address is P. O. Box 70, Black River Falls, WI 54615. The telephone number is East, Black River Falls, (Jackson County) Wisconsin. The Trial Court’s mailing (715) 284-2722, or toll free 800-434-4070, and the facsimile number is (715) address is P. O. Box 70, Black River Falls, WI 54615. The telephone number is 284-3136. (715) 284-2722, or toll free 800-434-4070, and the facsimile number is (715) 284-3136. SUMMONS SUMMONS (First Publication) (First Publication) IN THE HO-CHUNK NATION TRIAL COURT IN THE HO-CHUNK NATION TRIAL COURT State of Wisconsin and Ho-Chunk Nation and Ho-Chunk Nation Dept. of Labor, Plaintiffs, v. Selina R. Littlewolf, Petitioners, v. Rayce L. Pettibone, Respondent. Rayce Pettibone, Defendant. Case : CS 07-86 Case : CV07-76 TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: Rayce L. Pettibone TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT: Rayce Pettibone You are hereby informed that you have been named a respondent in the You are hereby informed that you have been named a defendant in the above-entitled civil lawsuit. This legal notice of the Petition to Register & Enforce above-entitled civil lawsuit. This legal notice of the Complaint is now served a Foreign Judgment or Order is now served upon you by publication. Your writ- upon you by publication. Your written Answer to the Complaint must be filed ten Answer to the Petition must be filed with the Court on or before the twentieth with the Court on or before the twentieth day from the date of the published is- day from the date of the second published issuance of this Summons. You may re- suance of this Summons in . See Ho-Chunk Nation Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules quest a hearing within your written response. See RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN CHILD 5(C)(1)(f), 6(A). Also, you must send or present a copy of your Answer to the op- SUPPORT ORDERS ORDINANCE, 4 HCC § 2.5. Also, you must send or present a posing party listed above or to their attorney of record. Failure to file a timely An- copy of your Answer to the opposing party listed above or to their attorney of swer in the time allowed can result in a default judgment being entered against record. Failure to file a timely Answer in the time allowed can affect your right you. Id., Rule 54. to object to the enforcement of the foreign judgment or order. Id., § 2.6c. The Trial Court is physically located at Wa Ehi Hocira, W9598 Highway 54 The Trial Court is physically located at Wa Ehi Hocira, W9598 Highway 54 East, Black River Falls, (Jackson County) Wisconsin. The Trial Court’s mailing East, Black River Falls, (Jackson County) Wisconsin. The Trial Court’s mailing address is P. O. Box 70, Black River Falls, WI 54615. The telephone number is address is P. O. Box 70, Black River Falls, WI 54615. The telephone number is (715) 284-2722, or toll free 800-434-4070, and the facsimile number is (715) (715) 284-2722, or toll free 800-434-4070, and the facsimile number is (715) 284-3136. 284-3136. PAGE 8 EMPLOYMENT Huc wiconi na wira 25, 2008 TERO Projects Update Submitted by the current and ongoing Donald Greengrass Sr. projects since July 2007. and Karen WhiteEagle The following are pictures Job Skills Bank Applicants and pride of the TERO Job are constantly being referred Skills Bank Applicants who to the General Contractors are helping build our Nation. and the Sub Contractors. They are working at the TERO staff is working Tomah Blue Wing Tribal diligently to put qualified Aging Unit and the HCN members to work and Wittenberg Tribal Aging Unit using Supportive Services to Building, another Project is help them maintain the Ho Chunk Casino employment until their first Swimming Pool. TERO paycheck. TERO has referred applicants to various referred 23 total applicants to BIA roads projects as well. Kent Funmaker - Bluewing TAU Phil Cholka - Ho-Chunk Hotel Aquatic Center NOTICE TERO COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Kim Whitegull - Bluewing TAU Doran Goodbear - Bluewing TAU CONFERENCE ROOM BLACK RIVER FALLS TERO News TUESDAY February 12, 2008 Submitted by TERO is currently active Donald Greengrass Sr. with monitoring projects, TERO Division is moving helping Ho-Chunks gain forward with new staff from employment, and setting up training for Ho-Chunks to find employment. Staff has 5:00 P.M. been attending Area Meetings to inform the FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: membership of the program TERO DIRECTOR DONALD GREENGRASS and benefits of TERO. We “To promote and pro- plan to attend Milwaukee, 1 (800) 294-9343 X 1138 tect Indian preference in employment, train- Green Bay and Madison ing and contracting. To monitor and enforce the Tribal Employment Area meetings in February. HO-CHUNK NATION Rights Ordinance In the near future we are on or near Ho-Chunk Nation Trust Lands.” going to hold CDL Passenger endorsement training, and Security Administrator planning a short basic Black River Falls, WI. one year ago. The new staff carpentry class. Ho-Chunks Qualifications: Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment or independently as needed. Ability to is Donald Greengrass, TERO can call or come into the maintain confidentiality and professional demeanor under all work circumstances. Must be able to lift up to Director (Ext. 1138), Karen office for more information. 50 pounds. Bachelors Degree in Computer Science that includes substantial course work in system secu- WhiteEagle, Investigator The office number is (715) rity. Minimum CompTia Security+ Certificaiton, MCP in Windows 2000 or 2003. Highly Recommend CISSP (Ext.1141) and Ralph Snake, 284-5877 or (800)294-9343. Certification, MCSA in Windows 2000 or 2003. Five years job experience consistent with the above Duties & Responsibilities. Advanced Knowledge of Mi- Case Manager (Ext.1136). TERO will be submitting crosoft Systems, Security Devices, Security Policies and Networking. Advanced knowledge of trouble- We are supervised by the more articles on projects, and shooting, diagnosis and correction of security breaches. Experience with network bridging, routing, cabling, Executive Director, Crystal employment information in installation of network software, interfacing multiple topologies and environments. Young, who is the former future Worak publications. Experience with setup, configuration, security, and trouble shooting in a TCP/IP environment, system de- TERO Director. sign, implementation and support. Background in Tribal or Government programs; gaming operations; HIPAA requirements. Must comply with tribal drug testing policy. Must apply for and be approved to hold a Ho-Chunk Nation Ho-Chunk Nation Gaming License. Valid driverʼs license, dependable transportation and proper insurance. Teacher Assistant We offer 401(K), Health, Dental, Vision, and Life benefits. Please submit APPLICATION & RESUME to: Black River Falls, WI Ho-Chunk Nation - Department of Personnel Qualifications: Must have Early Childhood Training I and II. Child PO Box 667, Black River Falls, WI 54615 Development Associate Degree preferred, or willing to obtain within (800) 232-0086 FAX: (715) 284-9465 1 year of employment. Must pass all state licensing requirements. Application Deadline: January 30, 2008 by 4:00PM Must have CDA, or able to attain within 6 months. Must have AA See our jobs online at: www.ho-chunknation.com degree in Early Childhood, Child Development, or a related field minimally, or able to attain AA degree by 2003. Must have CPR or equivalency or working toward achievement. Prior Supervising Edu- cation or experience, a plus. Willingness to assume full position-re- Ho-Chunk Nation lated responsibilities. Confidentiality to all aspects of the Headstart Program. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others. Clinic Registered Nurse Empathetic with culture, attitudes and activities of the Indian Com- Ho-Chunk Health Care Clinic, Black River Falls, WI. munity. Means of transportation, if own car must have a valid driv- Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Possess a current State of Wisconsin RN ers license and liability insurance. Preference given to low income, license in good standing or be eligible for licensure. Possess or obtain and maintain current CPR and local resident and/or Headstart parent with knowledge of the com- ACLS certification. Possess the knowledge to triage walk-in patients. Be able to recognize signs and munity. symptoms of an urgent or emergent nature. Possess emotional stability to deal with emergencies and stresses. Possess basic computer skills. Promote a healthy, non-abusive lifestyle. Possess a valid driver's We offer 401(K), Health, Dental, Vision, and Life benefits license, dependable transportation, and vehicle insurance. No nights or weekends. Please submit Application and Resume to: We offer 401(K), Health, Dental, Vision, and Life benefits. Ho-Chunk Nation Please submit APPLICATION & RESUME to: Department of Personnel Ho-Chunk Nation - Department of Personnel P.O. Box 667 Black River Falls, WI. 54615 P.O. Box 667, Black River Falls, WI. 54615 PHONE: (800) 232-0086 FAX: (715) 284-9465 (800) 232-0086 FAX: (715) 284-9465 Application Deadline: January 30, 2008 by 4:00PM APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 30, 2008 by 4:00 PM See our jobs online at: www.ho-chunknation.com See our jobs online at: www.ho-chunknation.com Huc wiconi na wira 25, 2008 ANNOUNCEMENTS PAGE 9 A Message from Ho-Chunk Elder Compliance Winter Conference Submitted by Nation and an employer are Joe Buse dependent on the physical, Ho-Chunk Convention Center Compliance Director mental, and emotional health As indicated in the title of its employees.” Lower Dells Area above, this is the first in a Each year Compliance multi-part series concerning compiles all the data related the Nation’s Drug, Alcohol, and Controlled to drug and alcohol testing and prepares an annual report. In the HEALTH DAY Substance Policy. In the report, we attempt to analyze trends to help Monday, February 4th future, we will address us establish goals for the upcoming year. “Go Red For Women Day” Random At the national level, testing, and depending on the Wear red to help raise awareness of cardiovascular disease Reasonable study, use of illegal 7:30 – 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast Suspicion drugs on the job testing, Alcohol testing, ranges from 8 % to 23%. 9:00 Welcome Prescription drugs, Initial Listed below are a few Prayer and Opening Remarks testing, and test results. Our statistics to show how the goal is to increase awareness Nation compares: 9:30 – 10:30 Falls Prevention of the program and how the • Drug policy violations 5- Brenda Hanson & Nicole Swartzer program is administered. year average is 4.6%. 10:30 – 10:45 Break For those who do not know, • Percentage of drug policy the policy can be found in violations decreased from 10:45 – 11:30 Line Dance the Employee Relations 5.2% in 2006 to 5% in Kathy Clemons & Chris Fredericks Act, Ho-Chunk Code Title 2007. 6, Section 5, Chapter VI, • Total number of drug and 11:30 – 1:00 Lunch which is available for alcohol tests conducted in 1:00 – 2:00 Lifeline, 211 and Telecare viewing on the Nation’s 2007 was 2,930. 2:00 – 2:15 Break website. • 48% of all 2007 positive The first sentence of the tests were Pre-employment 2:15 – 2:45 Chair exercise policy sums up the purpose or initial tests. Kathy Clemons & Chris Fredericks very well; “The Nation has a • 26% of all 2007 positive vital interest in maintaining a tests were Random tests. 2:45 – 3: 00 Break safe, healthy, and efficient Although the policy only 3:00 – 4:00 Foot Care Teaching working environment for its directly affects employees, employees, contract service Pat Lange, RN MSN,CRCH the misuse or abuse of drugs providers, elected and and/or alcohol does not just UW Health EauClaire Family Clinic appointed officials, and each affect you, it affects 4:30 – 5:30 Traditional Meal at the House of Wellness of these parties has the right everyone around you. So, to expect that such working the key to effective Entertainment by Pat Boyles, Stand-up conditions are maintained.” enforcement and the Nation’s Comedian It also states that the “Nation ability to truly achieve a drug recognizes that its own well- and alcohol free workplace is Shuttle Service provided being and future success as a you! Exhibit booths • Massages available throughout the day. Notice Of Ho-Chunk Election Board Bingo Session Delegate Position Monday Evening at the Ho-Chunk Bingo Hall Fundraiser for a Student Foreign For District I Exchange Ambassador Program. Black River Falls, Wisconsin There will be an admission fee. Bingo starts at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in being nominated for the position please attend the monthly meeting. Wednesday, February 13, 2008 TAU DAY 7:00 PM TUESDAY February 5, 2008 Executive Building 7:30 – 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 – 10:30 Monty Fox, “Voices from the Past” W9814 Airport Road 10:30– 10:45 Break Black River Falls, WI 54615 10:45 – 11:45 Ken Smith, Financial Advisor (715) 284-9343 11:45 – 1:00 Lunch (800) 294-9343 1:00 – 2:00 John Ivan Palmer, Hypnotist 2:00 – 3:00 Anna Rae Funmaker, If you have questions regarding duties and compensa- Presentation on the Removals tion please contact the Election Board Office. 3:15 Closing Remarks Election Board Massages available 4 East Main Street P.O. Box 756 Photos taken Black River Falls, WI. 54615 Mon. & Tues. (715) 284-8900 (800) 890-0583 to take home. (715) 284-8600 FAX PAGE 10 ANNOUNCEMENTS Huc wiconi na wira 25, 2008 March Madness Basketball Tournament March 6-9, 2008 Come Celebrate Native Wisconsin’s Premier Under Our New Roof! Basketball Shootout! District I Community Center Men’s entry fee $375 before February 15 & $400 after Women’s entry fee $250 before February 15 & $300 after Friday, February 15, 2008 Men’s Basketball: Limit 24 teams. Dinner: 6:00-7:00 pm All players must be 18 or older and bring Tribal I.D. Women’s limit 8 teams same as above DJ & Dance: 7:00-11:00 pm All players must be 18 or older and bring Tribal I.D. All participants receive prizes! No personal checks will be accepted. Enjoy a night without the kids! Vendor’s fees: $125 - 3 days only Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Adults Only: 18 years or older) Admission: Seniors free • Adults $10 for 4 days or $5 per day • Children under 5: free Contests: Soulja Boy, Electric Slide, Karaoke, Children age 6 – 12: $5 for 4 days or $2 per day Further information please call (888) 552-7889. Ask for Scott Gilbeck or Cameron Greendeer at extension 5506 Freestyle and dances from all generations Prizes include: cash, hotel stays, bingo packets, & jackets “Let’s get physical…” Keeping Hope Alive Sponsored by: District One Community Center, Office of The President, Family Fitness, Lifestyle Balance, Special Diabetes Program for Indians, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduc- tion, Ho-Chunk Hotel & Casino, Ho-Chunk Bingo, Majestic Pines Hotel & Casino, Majestic Pines Bingo, Dejope Bingo, Greenhouse Barbershop, HCN Administration Department, Mike Wellness Conference Green, Whitetail Crossing C-stores, and Rainbow Casino. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19 and THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2008 Until 11:30a.m. MARCH 19 & 20 - Registration: 7:30-9:00a.m. Laugh Your Way to Best Health Motivation Ask the Provider Panel Many Diabetes Prevention and Management sessions Ho-Chunk Casino/Convention Center DRAWING, LUNCH BUFFET PLEASE CONTACT HCN HOTEL TO RESERVE A ROOM Reservations accepted through March 5th – LIMITED ROOMS AVAILABLE/ FUNDED FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18th & 19th Group name: HCN Health Diabetes Conference For more information please contact Linda Lowery, DM/CVD Risk Reduction Coordinator (715) 284-9851 ext. 5343 Funded by the Special Diabetes Program for Indians—Non-Competitive Grant; Lifestyle Balance Program Special Diabetes Program for Indians --Competitive Grant; Health Education Program HO-CHUNK NATION CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM COMMITTEE In order to give all Ho-Chunk Nation members the opportu- nity have a voice in reforming the Nation’s Constitution, task force committees will be formed at the January and February Area Meetings and a delegate and an alternate will be elected to represent the Ho-Chunk communities of: Black River Falls Minneapolis/St. Paul Chicago Tomah Green Bay Wisconsin Dells La Crosse Wisconsin Rapids Madison Wittenberg Milwaukee A meeting of the delegates from each area will be scheduled for late March or early April of 2008. Ho-Chunk tribal members who are not able to participate in Area Meetings are encouraged to participate in the process, by sending their recommendations for changes to the Con- stitution to: Ho-Chunk Nation Legislative Policy Analyst P.O. Box 667, Black River Falls, WI 54615 An Advisory Board will be formed to assist in the process. This board will consist of: elders; veterans; current and for- mer elected and appointed tribal officials; framers of the current and past Constitutions; and tribal members who have special expertise. Tribal members who are willing to serve on the advisory board should submit a letter of inter- est and/or resume to the aforementioned address for ap- pointment to the Advisory Board. Huc wiconi na wira 25, 2008 HOCAK WORAK PAGE 11 Injury Prevention Health Department Works to Keep Ho-Chunks and Others Safe on the Road Marcus F. Lewis doors” for improving safety information about vehicle Voss feel their work is going financial support to the Editor for the Nation. Underage injury prevention, Thunder in the right direction. “It’s so “Click It or Ticket” Drunken driving drinking, car seat use and and Voss have seen positive important that people buckle initiatives the state of prevention is an important wearing seatbelts are all results. up, it can make a big Wisconsin utilizes. “Every goal to the Ho-Chunk Nation areas that the CDC is difference,” said Voss. little bit helps,” said Voss, (HCN) and a recent grant- focusing its attention toward. Voss and Thunder have “Especially when both law sponsored billboard contest In fact, over the past couple also done work with law enforcement and (the general is just one of the many ways of years, the injury enforcement agencies and public) are on the same the Department of Health has prevention efforts of the provided training for them page.” The injury prevention planned to raise awareness. HCN have stepped up greatly regarding car seat use. program has also given The Centers for Disease including personnel “There are a lot of things support to its youth by Control (CDC) has an injury conducting observations of people don’t know about car sponsoring a billboard prevention branch and for the car seat and seatbelt use. seats,” said Thunder. Some contest and providing tickets first time, they have offered Voss and Niki Thunder common misconceptions for over 90 Ho-Chunk young grants specifically targeting stake out various stop signs about car seats involve how people to attend “Nightmare” Native Americans. In all, throughout Ho-Chunk “We have seen a bit of large a child should be before during the Halloween season. four Native Nations received country and monitor who is improvement from one year he or she can ride without The program has also grant funding, but the HCN and is not wearing seatbelts to the next,” said Thunder. one and how to properly sponsored motivational was the only Wisconsin and using car seats. “We’re “It’s pretty encouraging,” fasten one into a vehicle. speakers for young people, group to receive money. not trying to bust anyone,” added Voss. Though they “The Ho-Chunk Nation has most recently Lani Blackdeer Ho-Chunk Nation said Thunder. “We want to sometimes get asked if they been very proactive in (car at the Winter Youth Summit Sanitarian Rob Voss believes make sure people are safe.” are having car trouble from seat) education,” said in December. the CDC’s new grant focus Since they began gathering passersby during their Thunder. “really opens up a lot of data and spreading stakeouts, both Thunder and The Nation has even given Tradition Meets Modern Art John Kozlowicz anything unless they’re unique and individual work youth, Kunu Staff Writer taught.” that typically takes 40-60 believes that the Fulfilling his dream of Kunu displayed his latest hours to create. After skills mastered working to keep the piece at the Executive cleaning and stretching the by his ancestors traditions of his ancestors Complex in Black River hide, Kunu explained that the can be alive, Native artist Kunu Falls, one of 10 major art essential elements needed to incorporated Buffalo Helgesen’s work projects he has completed. create his art are the brain, into modern includes brain tanning Noting that the images wood burned to create the education. For (rubbing the animal’s brain “invite something deeper smoke and a medium on example, he into the scrapped skin) and than what the eye can see,” which he will use to create said finding the smoking hides before he said that as he works on a the artwork and color. The materials creating his vision upon the piece, the final image is “a finished product is water needed to make hide. vision within me.” Much of resistant and will last for a bow require Now living in Dells Dam, his work is started without a generations, he said. Each knowledge of WI, Kunu is one of the few vision of the final product. piece is created without a geography, remaining Ho-Chunks A self-described “catalyst specific buyer in mind, but geology, math capable of brain tanning and for preservation,” Kunu said Kunu said that all the pieces and physics; Kunu Buffalo Helgesen displays one of his smoking hides, a skill he that his latest work is a he has created were sold skills that creations at the Executive Building in Black River Falls. learned when serving as an culmination of everything he shortly after being displayed. ancestors apprentice with Levi and has learned. Blending An accomplished maker of acquired outside Kunu is currently finishing Verna Blackdeer from 1990- traditional knowledge, “I try archer’s bows, Kunu has the classroom. He a piece of art that will be 93. “They taught me to think like my grandfather frequently spoken at schools concluded, “Having kids permanently displayed in the traditional knowledge,” he (Thomas Mike),” with and museums sharing his learn is important so that Black River Falls Executive said. “I am grateful for the modern technique, he stated knowledge. Particularly they can tie tradition with Office atrium. lessons. Nobody can do that each piece created is a interested in working with modern education.” PAGE 12 BACK PAGE Huc wiconi na wira 25, 2008 A Picture Worth a Thousand Words Young Ho-Chunk’s Artwork Sends the Right Message Marcus F. Lewis “Don’t drink and drive or Editor you’ll end up like these The Health Department guys.” received grant money to put The contest was open to toward motor vehicle injury any Ho-Chunk young person prevention and was uncertain and the 12 submissions came what images to put on a from Wisconsin Rapids, billboard. They decided to Black River Falls and create a contest for Ho- Wisconsin Dells. “We Chunk youth and allow them wanted a peer perspective on the chance to create the bad decision making and picture and ten year-old what effect it can have,” said Zamantha Funmaker’s Ho-Chunk Nation Sanitarian artwork was chosen as the Rob Voss. “We were really finest of the bunch. Her impressed with Zamantha’s artwork (a car full of people work. It was the best by far.” drinking while driving) will In addition to well-deserved appear for one year on a bragging rights, young billboard between the Ho- Zamantha received a Chunk Executive Complex substantial gift card to Wal- and Black River Falls, WI Mart. spreading the message: (l-r) Wisconsin Dells Youth Center Director Ben Olson with Zamantha at a ceremony in her honor 10 year-old Zamantha Funmaker poses with her held January 10 at the House of Wellness. artwork. Ho-Chunk International Ambassador Olivia Steindorf Chosen for People to People Program John Kozlowicz sometimes staying and landmarks to be Olivia and her family are Staff Writer with host families and visited. Part of planning to hold fundraisers Olivia Steindorf, a throughout the trip Eisenhower’s vision and John noted that she is seventh-grade student at and they are included “the direct already saving her Alma Center Lincoln High encouraged to share interaction between Christmas, birthday and School is preparing to go to their cultures and students of different allowance monies, cutting Europe. ideas. Although the nations, which will back on the things a 12-year- Following interviews with exact date of her trip connect the world in old typically buys. Beth teachers at the school, Olivia hasn’t yet been a network of added that “she knows she is was selected to participate in confirmed, Olivia is friendship” and going to have work for this.” the People to People Student already preparing for Olivia is looking Described by her parents Ambassador Program, and her journey by raising forward to making as very competitive and a will travel to France, Italy some of the funds new friends and hard worker not looking to and Greece this summer. needed for the trip. sharing her Ho- take short-cuts, Olivia serves The program was founded by Her parents, Beth Chunk culture. on the school’s student President Dwight and John Steindorf The cost of the council, plays the flute and is Eisenhower “to create a stated that although trip is an estimated part of the school’s gifted global community based on they will miss her, $6,500 and Olivia and talented program. Away trust, respect and an they are thrilled that has already applied from school, she has a wide understanding of other Olivia was selected for funding from the range of interests, including cultures.” The students for the trip. They said Nation’s PreK-12 tae kwon do, hunting, trap selected spend nearly three that Olivia, a “straight Grant Program that shooting and is a member of weeks visiting and A” student, has could provide up to the Warrior Clan. interacting with students and already started to $2,500. To help families from Europe, research the countries Olivia Steindorf with the costs, OOP PRESIDENTIAL PROFILE Jeriah Rave, Sr. Executive Secretary to the President A member of the Bear Clan, Jeriah’s Ho- Chunk name is Cho Eja Mani Ga (Walking in the Front). As Executive Secretary, Jeriah works closely with the President and with all ten departments within the Ho-Chunk Nation. Parts of his duties include fielding questions for the President, delegating duties and advising the presidential aides. Currently, Jeriah is working on various issues concerning the Ho-Chunk Nation Presidential Office and its relation to the state government, federal government and the members of the Ho- Chunk Nation. Jeriah Rave, Sr. For the upcoming year, one of Jeriah’s main interests is the mind-frame of the Nation members. He states, “The Nation must stay positive, especially regarding the Language initiative.” A long-time serving marine, Jeriah enjoys spending time with his (l-r) Presidential Aides Jerod Stacy and Craig Sechser served as head cooks for family and friends. During his time away from the office, he sings with the recent Packer tailgate party at the Executive Complex on January 18. The the Ho-Chunk drum Battle Point. Packers went on to lose the NFC Championship game to the New York Giants 23-20.
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