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Vol. XXIV, Issue 5 Wake hikiruxe wira | Racoon Mating Moon March 12, 2010 Niikuusra students Page 6 International students visit the Ho-Chunk Nation Page 16 Tribal leaders gather in Madison Annual “State of the Tribes” addresses the need for cooperation John Kozlowicz have been coming to Madi- create more jobs and help Staff Writer son annually seeking to meet the tribes bring more federal On February 23, St. Croix individually with Wiscon- stimulus dollars back to the Chippewa Chairman Lewis Taylor sin’s lawmakers and to con- reservations. delivered the annual “State of the duct Although the need for Tribes” address to a joint session of government-to-government jobs, basic healthcare and an the Wisconsin Legislature and tribal meetings as a means of plan- investment in education re- representatives at the State Capital ning for the future. “We as main among the top priori- in Madison. tribal leaders need to plan a ties, Taylor focused on the Following the posting of the col- better way of life for our need for the lawmakers to ors and an invocation offered by Ho- people,” he insisted. encourage a greater coopera- Chunk Nation Traditional Chief Although he is proud that tion between county and Clayton Winneshiek, Taylor paid collectively Wisconsin’s 11 tribal law enforcement agen- tribute to all tribal elders for the Native governments have cies. Because the laws are hardships they overcame and to all created thousands of jobs unclear regarding emergency tribal veterans for the sacrifices they and contributed millions of services and other responsi- made. “They worked and we will dollars to the state’s econ- bilities, Taylor urged that the continue to work to make the State omy, Taylor is concerned Legislature pass provisions of Wisconsin a better place for all of that despite these contribu- that would clarify responsi- us,” he said. tions, life has not gotten bilities, allowing for more Taylor noted that beginning with much better for many living cooperation between agen- the first “State of the Tribes” ad- in Wisconsin’s Indian Coun- cies. Because tribal law en- dress, given in 2005; tribal leaders try. Because most tribal forcement agencies are headquarters are located in constantly losing personnel remote areas of the state, to county and state agencies, Taylor reminded the Legisla- primarily because of the bet- U.S. Postage Paid ture that tribes still see ter benefits provided by the Permit No. 203 Eau Claire, WI high unemployment rates state, Taylor asked that tribal and that because of distance law enforcement officers be First Class State representatives rise and pay tribute to the and transportation issues, allowed to fully participate flags as our veterans enter the Assembly cham- providing the proper health- in the states’ retirement pro- bers. care to everyone living on grams. He reasoned “that reservations is a challenge. this would stabilize and en- “We need to realize that hance all our law enforce- work with tribes to bring ask you support it with your services cannot stop at the ment and safety services.” better technology to the time, energy and funds.” reservation boundaries,” he Along with helping tribes reservations, improve the said. protect the Great Lakes, Tay- highways on or near reserva- “We have many resources lor asked the Legislature to tions and work with the INSIDE SCOOP... to share and we ask that the tribes to better protect histor- Letters Page 2 state help us share those re- ical findings, grave sites and Health Page 3 sources,” Taylor continued. other sacred sites. News Page 4 He concluded by asking BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI 54615 He believes that the Legisla- HOCAK WORAK NEWSPAPER Mascots Page 5 tors recent codification of the Legislature to support Youth Page 6 the Federal Indian Child two significant events com- Language & Culture Page 7 Welfare Act was the most ing to Milwaukee in 2011. Veterans Page 8-9 significant legislation passed The National Congress of News Page 10 to benefit Indian people in American Indians will be Gang Update Page 11 years and serves as a good holding its annual meeting Events Page 12 example of what can be in Milwaukee, providing 2010 Census Page 13 state lawmakers an excellent P.O. BOX 667 done when governments Notices Page 14 work together. “If we work opportunity to learn more Announcements Page 15 together we can get a lot about tribal governments, he International News Page 16 done,” he said. He asked said. Also next year, the In- digenous Games will attract Want something special that the Wisconsin Legisla- St. Croix Chippewa placed in the Hocak Worak? ture work with the tribes to thousands of athletes and Chairman Lewis Taylor. spectators to the state. “We Limited space is available so HOCAK WORAK NEWSPAPER send your request in early. TEL: (800) 472-3089 FAX: (715) 284-7852 Photo courtesy St. Croix Casino Please notify the Newspaper of Submissions will be handled on any address changes or corrections a first come first serve basis. PAGE 2 LETTERS Wake hikiruxe wira 12, 2010 “Take 10” in 2010 Participate in the Census One of the most important housing is unit rented or and return their 2010 Cen- community centers. Data is up to five years, or both. civic events for our nation is owned should complete the sus Form upon receipt. also used to reapportion Census workers will visit fast approaching-the 2010 form on behalf of every per- I ask for your participation congressional seats to states homes that did not return Census. In March, all Wis- son living there, both relatives because the census provides and thus assure proper dis- forms beginning in April to consin households will re- and nonrelatives. Take 10 benefits to our community, trict representation. take a count in person. Please ceive their 2010 Census minutes to fill out the form state and nation. Research Businesses use census data answer their questions. Cen- Form. As required by the and mail it back. It’s easy. has found many people do not to make critical decisions as sus workers can be identified U.S. constitution, it is impor- In Census 2000, the na- participate in the census due well as to determine locations by a badge and a Census Bu- tant that every household tional mail participation rate to a lack of understanding of for new offices and schools, reau bag. completes and mails back the was 72 percent, as of the the benefits an accurate count helping to create jobs in our That’s why I ask you to form as soon as possible. April 2000 cut-off date. The can provide or the purpose of communities. These and join me and take 10 minutes Lack of participation can re- mail participation rate was the census. It’s important for many other benefits to our to complete and return your sult in our community and only 19.8 percent among the people in our community to community and family are the 10-question Census Form. Nation receiving less federal Ho-Chunk Nation. I chal- know that the census is much reasons why everyone in the By completing and return- funding and less access to im- lenge the members of the more than a population count. United States, every man, ing your Census Form, you portant services and resources Ho-Chunk Nation to beat Mandated by the U.S. Consti- women and child should par- are performing an impor- that we might otherwise have the 2000 mail participation tution, the census provides an ticipate in the 2010 Census tant civic duty and helping received. That’s why we, the rate. By increasing the mail opportunity for you to ensure and be counted. to paint a new portrait of Ho-Chunk Nation, have part- participation rate, we can our community is accurately Everyone also needs to America. Together, we can nered with the U.S. Census reduce the overall costs of represented when it comes to know that census participa- create a better tomorrow Bureau to encourage partici- conducting the 2010 Census funding essential programs tion is safe. The information for ourselves and by your pation in the 2010 Census and and help achieve a more ac- and services. that you provide on your Cen- participation can better de- are helping to achieve a com- curate count. About $85M Census data directly af- sus Form is confidential. By fine the future for you, our plete and accurate count. is saved for every one per- fects how more than $400 law, the Census Bureau can- community and our coun- One of the shortest census cent increase in mail partici- billion per year in federal not share respondents’ an- try. forms in history, the 2010 pation. I urge all people funding is distributed to swers with anyone, including Sincerely, Census form asks 10 ques- living anywhere that are en- tribal, state and local gov- other federal agencies and Sandra J. Blackdeer tions and takes about 10 min- rolled as members of the ernments. Census data also law enforcement entitles. All 2010 Ho-Chunk Nation utes to complete. The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wis- guide local planning deci- Census Bureau employees Census Liaison individual in whose name the consin to look for, complete sions, including where to take an oath of nondisclosure Member of the Ho-Chunk provide additional social and are sworn for life to pro- Nation services, establish child-care tect the confidentiality of the Indian County Counts Chair- Time to “Fill the and senior centers and build new roads, hospitals, schools and job training and data. The penalty for unlaw- ful disclosure is a fine up to $250,000 or imprisonment of person of CCC (715)284-3939 Baskets” at Ho-Chunk Casino Proclamation Missy Tracy, Senior Manager Public Relations With Spring right around the corner it is time to “Fill the Bas- kets” at Ho-Chunk Casino Bingo Hotel and Convention Center. Vietnam Veterans Day Ho-Chunk will be sponsoring a food drive to aid the Baraboo and Reedsburg food pantries in helping to stock their shelves in March 29, 2010 time for Easter. The food drive will run from March 1 through March 27, The Ho-Chunk Nation recognizes March 29, 1973 as the day American armed 2010. By bringing in a food item with a value of at least $3, forces officially withdrew all combat forces from the Republic of Vietnam. Ho-Chunk would like to recognize and reward guest’s effort by Therefore ending U.S. military involvement in what has been perceived as a offering $5 in Rewards Play to be placed on their Rewards Club card at the Guest Service counter at Ho-Chunk Casino. Ac- highly controversial conflict that is also recorded as the longest war in United cording to a source at the Baraboo Food Pantry they service States history. 300 to 400 families. Lists of items accepted are available at the Guest Service counter. Whereas: Over 8 million veterans served during the Vietnam era and were “Ho-Chunk shares the same concerns as the community and not afforded the respect and gratitude they deserved for serving would like to continue our efforts to provide assistance to our this great country. Let us not forget the 58,195 brave warriors who local areas,” expressed Missy Tracy, Ho-Chunk Casino’s Public died defending freedom, the 153,303 brave warriors wounded in Relations Senior Manager. action, the 1,948 brave warriors who are recorded as Missing in The donations will be collected, sorted and delivered to the Baraboo Food Pantry and the Reedsburg Food Pantry. Ho- Action and the 766 brave warriors who were taken as Prisoners of Chunk appreciates the opportunity to come together to share War. with community members in our local areas to help make the upcoming holiday an enjoyable one for all. Whereas: The Ho-Chunk Nation recognizes all who served during the Vietnam Era, our brave warriors, our Hocak Ma Na Pe. It is with a great sense of pride and gratitude that we offer our sincerest respects to the Looking back! warriors who have selflessly served our country during the Vietnam Era. What made newsletter headlines Now, I, NASANEHIGA, WILFRID CLEVELAND, President of the Ho- Therefore: Chunk Nation, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Con- 5, 10 ,and 15 years ago. stitution and laws of the Ho-Chunk Nation, in recognition of the John Kozlowicz a redesigned parking lot of- sacrifices made by our veterans do hereby proclaim from this day Staff Writer fers an additional 1,500 park- forward the 29th day of March Here’s what was making ing spaces. A “Soft headlines five, 10 and 15 Opening” of the facility is Vietnam Veterans Day years ago. planned for mid-summer. 1995 2005 and encourage all citizens to actively participate in the scheduled activities The Ho-Chunk Nation is The Office of the General that acknowledge and express our unending gratitude and reverence to our named the 71st largest em- Council announces they have ployer in Wisconsin. The submitted to the BIA three Vietnam Veterans. Nation employs nearly 2,300 resolutions passed by the IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have here- people in its government pro- 2004 General Council that unto set my hand and caused the Great grams and enterprises. would require a Secretarial 2000 Seal of the Ho-Chunk Nation to be Election. Some of the reso- Ho-Chunk Nation Presi- lutions were first passed at affixed this 9th day of March, in the year dent Jacob LoneTree invites the 2003 General Council. of our Lord, Two Thousand and Ten. all tribal members to attend A total of nine proposed pre-opening tours at Ho- changes to the Ho-Chunk Chunk Casino, Hotel & Con- Nation Constitution will be vention Center. In addition forwarded to the BIA. NASANEHIGA, WILFRID CLEVELAND to a larger gaming floor and new rooms to meet and stay, March 12, 2010 HEALTH PAGE 3 The virtual walk from Wittenberg to Yosemite By Kathleen Clemons, cards, cookbooks, fitness Caldwell, Iris Carufel, Olivia Exercise Physiologist DVDs and other health re- Curley, Kozee Decorah, On July 14thof last year, the lated items. Mariah Decorah, Siga Fun- Wittenberg community em- Forty-two community maker, Letytia Hindsley, barked on a virtual walk to members participated and Ethin Hintz, Dakota Johnson, Yosemite. The way this chal- turned in logs and they fin- Greg Johnson, Ben Jozwiak, lenge worked is that different ished the 2125 mile journey Kathy LaMere, Lizzy Long, activities were assigned dif- on January 18th! Congrats to Nicole Oknewski, Dan Olm- ferent amounts of miles; such all who participated, they re- sted, Jodi Olmsted, Hannah as 20 minutes of walking was ceived t-shirts for their efforts Ostenson, India Ostenson, a mile, 10 minutes of biking and you can see them in the Shirley Peterson, Yaritza was a mile, and so on. Partic- picture modeling them. In Rivera, Isaiah Vargas, ipants logged their exercise addition the top 3 mileage Lorenzo Vargas, Lucy Vargas, and turned the logs in. The earners received $20.00 Wal- Bree Anna Walker, Danee mileage was calculated and mart gift cards. Those were Walker, Lanette Walker, Larry was posted in the health office Robert Whitewing (358.5 Walker III, Larry Walker Jr., so all could see how far they miles), Lorenzo Vargas (336 Sylvia Walker, Erica had gone and how many more miles) and Danee Walker (258 WhiteEagle, Kaylia WhiteEa- miles were still left. Various miles. Listed below are all gle, Lauren WhiteEagle, drawings were held along the the community members who Navada Whitewing, Robert way for things like the most participated. Whitewing, Shalina Whitew- miles earned that week or Schay Anderson, Victoria ing, and Kelly Wiese. to the Wittenberg community program, a part of the Special sometimes logs turned in Attocknie, Mawace Big John, I was just going to leave members for their efforts! Diabetes Program for Indians were put into a drawing and Ariana Bourdon, Skyler Bour- them in Yosemite but they de- This activity was funded by grant. participants could earn gift don, Kiaz Calderon, Enameki cided to walk back! Good job the Community Mobilization Spring toward a healthier lifestyle March is National Nutrition Month Submitted by Seth Boffeli choices. Many Wisconsin diet combined with adding risk for chronic health prob- vention Program web page at WI Department of Health families receive help supple- exercise to your daily routine lems,” Foldy said. http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/healt Services menting their healthy food will not only improve your Learn more by visiting the h/physicalactivity/ Noting that March is Na- options through the Food- health and your state of mind, Department’s Nutrition, Phys- tional Nutrition Month, state Share and WIC programs. See but it will also decrease your ical Activity and Obesity Pre- health officials are calling at- if you are eligible at Ac- tention to Wisconsin’s grow- cess.wi.gov. ing adult obesity rate and • Keep moving! Adding more encouraging people to make healthy lifestyle changes. “At least half the adults in physical activity to your day is as simple as walking around the neighborhood or Journey Forward every county in Wisconsin are either overweight or obese,” said State Health Officer Dr. taking the stairs at work. Regular activity reduces the risk of chronic diseases and CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Seth Foldy. “With spring right can help you achieve and around the corner, now is the perfect time to change your maintain a healthy body weight. Adults should aim Every 3rd Thursday of the month. lifestyle by becoming more for 150 minutes of physical physically active and in- activity each week and chil- dulging in delicious, healthy foods.” dren should try for 60 min- utes each day. March 18th Wisconsin’s adult obesity • Set an example. Prepare nu- rate has more than doubled tritious meals for your fam- since 1990 and was ranked 25th in the nation in 2008. ily. Plant your own vegetable garden for deli- 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. A combination of a poor cious treats. Play a team diet and an inactive lifestyle sport with your family or Tribal Aging Unit can increase the risk of obe- friends. Be a leader in sity, heart disease, high blood healthy living. Indian Mission-BRF pressure, depression and Type • Involve your community. Questions Call Louise Voss at 284-9851 2 diabetes. Make sure healthy food op- Suggested positive lifestyle tions are labeled and avail- changes include: able at work and school. • Choose healthy foods. Support policies, which in- The Hocak Worak is a periodical published twice monthly by the Ho-Chunk Nation. Editorials and articles appearing Choose from a variety of crease accessibility to low- in the Hocak Worak are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or attitude of the Hocak Worak staff or the Ho-Chunk Nation. fruits and vegetables, whole- income residents. 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PAGE 4 NEWS Wake hikiruxe wira 12, 2010 Get your camping gear debugged and dusted! Eliza Decorah rental, and game and laundry room. Staff Writer Pets are also welcome as long as they During this time everyone gets the stay leashed. A lodge and mini gro- “itch” for warmer weather and hope- cery store which are connected to a fully not get hit with “one last snow- game hall are also available where fall.” Now is the time to start getting campers can check in and are able to your camping gear ready! On April shop for basic supplies such as bread 15, Crockett’s Resort Camping and and milk. On cold rainy days campers RV Park will be opening to seasonal can enjoy a cup a coffee by the stone campers. Not only do they have great fireplace, or on warm sunny days rates on camping sites but they also enjoy ice cream treats. The Crockett’s have awesome cabins! Resort is located just minutes from Since 1997, Crockett’s resort has Wisconsin Dells attractions and casino made many updates and improve- gaming fun! ments. One of the upgrades the resort Crockett’s Resort recently redevel- has added are 40 new campground oped their online website to coincide sites to help with the demand. The with the Ho-Chunk gaming website children’s playground area was also releases. Scott Marcecek and Cindy revamped with safer playground Thundercloud from the Ho-Chunk Na- equipment made out of plastic rather tion Business Department redesigned than the wood, which children could the website to help stay competitive get splinters from. with other campgrounds in the area. Other amenities Crockett’s Resort You can check it out at www.crock- offers are: an outdoor heated swim- ettsrv.com, which was launched and One of Crockett’s Resort’s awesome cabins. ming pool, canoe and paddle boat debuted on February 25. View of the lodge and mini grocery store. Wisconsin River access areas in Crockett’s Resort. Cell Phones and Driving— Is it really worth it? Submitted by end distracted driving. Transportation launched a ting into a car accident by 4 getting into an accident by 4 Lynette LeGarde, HCN Presently, there are 19 states website called times just by using a cell times. In 2008, 5,870 people Director of Transportation that have distracted driving Distraction.Gov, which is de- phone. died in car accidents due to How many times have you laws in effect, Minnesota and voted to distracted driving. It A comparison by Strayer, distracted driving, an addi- gotten into your car drove Illinois are among these is a source of information re- Drews and Crouch from the tional 515,000 people were down the street and looked states. A bill that bans texting garding this issue. There is University of Utah states that injured. This is a problem over to see the next driver while driving in the State of also mention of a national, people spend 25.5 minutes and the only solution is to be yakking away on the phone? Wisconsin passed in the As- nonprofit organization called commuting daily. This is a as focused on driving as pos- They are totally oblivious to sembly, on January 19, 2010. FocusDriven. This organiza- gateway for multi-taskers who sible. Putting that cell phone what is going on around them It will now make its way to tion’s mission is to stop dis- are both driving and doing down and muting the ringer as they continue to sail Governor Doyle in October. tracted driving and to raise something else at the same can help you from being through traffic multi-tasking. There are several more bills awareness about this topic. time. Technology is evolving tempted to answer a call while Driving is a multi-task in it- regarding cell phone use that The founders of FocusDriven at a rapid rate smart phones you are driving. Driving time self. are pending in the Wisconsin have lost loved ones due to and multi-media phones have is meant for driving. Cell phones and driving Legislature. this problem. If you are in- sophisticated applications that The next time you’re out have become a hot topic in On Wednesday, February terested in joining this group users can access in the blink there on the road be aware of the media recently. Oprah 24, 2010 the Jackson County or becoming involved you can of an eye. The study also your surroundings and what is helped bring this problem to Chronicle contained a front or register at the website, states that 8% of drivers are happening. Concentrate on view after she devoted one of page story titled, No talking write to your legislators, or on their phones at any time. driving, if you need to make a her shows to Distracted Driv- or texting while driving? talk to people about this issue. The National Safety Coun- call, pull over at a safe place ing which was titled, Amer- This article made reference to Distracted Driving occurs in cil (NSC) says that there will to make that call. Thank You ica’s New Deadly Obsession. the possibility of a City Ordi- many forms such as day- be 1.6 million car crashes in a and Happy Travels! She also launched a PR Cam- nance that prohibits cell dreaming, eating, grooming, one year period due to dis- paign devoted to raise aware- phone usage when driving. texting, talking on a cell tracted driving; this makes up ness and end distracted Currently, this is just a possi- phone, or adjusting the set- 28% of traffic accidents. driving which is called the No bility but the City of Black tings in a vehicle. A study Data has shown that regard- Phone Zone. Viewers can River Falls is affected by this composed by Reidelmeier and less if a cell phone is hand- log onto her website and take global issue as well. Tibshirani states that drivers held or hand free it still the pledge to do their part to The U.S. Department of increase their chances of get- increases a drivers chances of March 12, 2010 MASCOTS PAGE 5 Wisconsin Assembly passes anti-Indian logo legislation Fewer schools could use Indian mascots under provisions of AB 35 John Kozlowicz name, logo and/or mascot tricts to continue using the a specific, federally recog- tricts may be forced to change Staff Writer being used by a district school race-based name, logos and/or nized, American Indian tribe. team uniforms and replace On February 25, the Wis- was discriminatory. If it is mascots. That a federally recognized other inventoried items bear- consin State Assembly passed determined that discrimina- The State Superintendent American Indian tribe has ing the banned nicknames, Assembly Bill (AB) 35, de- tion exists, the school district may allow that no hearing is granted approval to the school logos and/or mascots, the long signed to eliminate the use of will be ordered to eliminate necessary if the school board board to refer to, or depict or term financial implications race-based nicknames, logos the name, logo and/or mascot can provide information that portray the tribe in a nick- cannot be determined. and/or mascots in Wisconsin within 12 months. Failure to documents the following: name, logo or mascot, or to Assembly Bill 35 now public schools. do so could result in the dis- “The nickname, logo, mascot use the name of the tribe as a heads to the Wisconsin State Introduced last year, AB 35 trict being fined $100-1000 a or team name that is used by team name in the specific Senate. The State Senate and would allow residents of the day. the school board and that is manner used by the school the governor must approve school district to complain to Passed by a vote of 51-42, the basis for the complaint is board and has not rescinded AB 35 before it becomes law. the State Superintendent of AB 35 does offer provisions a reference to, or a depiction that approval.” Public Schools if they felt the that would allow some dis- or portrayal of, or the name of Although some school dis- Mischaracterization of Mascot Bill Letter to State Legislators Submitted by bills in person at these hear- with religious significance to ing level of comfort with Barbara E. Munson ings. Where was Mr. Hinesh? rally team spirit is offensive stereotypes of Indian people, Wisconsin Indian • Schools with “Indian” in the same way that many exaggerates the cost of Education Association mascots delve deeply into Christians would find offen- change, misrepresents the I received a copy of materi- stereotypes when they create sive the use of crucifixes for scope of the bill, and uses als being distributed to all leg- pageantry, cheers, and rituals something other than respect- false, distorted and inflamma- islators by Senator Lasee on to rally spirit around their ath- ful religious use. tory language in making his behalf of a constituent in Ke- letic and academic teams. • AB35/SB25 provides a case. This packet of misinfor- waunee regarding Some school districts even means to resolve discrimina- mation provides an excellent SB25/AB35 - The Race-based create fictional histories to tion complaints dealing with example of why we need to Mascots, Logos and Nick- justify their use of these race- race-based stereotypes in our pass AB35/SB25. names proposal that recently based symbols. public schools. passed the Assembly with a • The use of Indian symbols Hinesh exhibits an unnerv- bi-partisan vote. The document is replete Fix a Leak Week with errors and assumptions about Wisconsin Indian peo- ple, both historically and in the present, and it is filled with conjecture and mischar- acterization of the bill. As spokesperson for Wisconsin Indian Education Association March 15-21, 2010 regarding this issue, I want to March 15-21, 2010 marks the U.S. to examine your winter water usage. ber part decays, or minerals build up clear up a few of misstate- Environmental Protection Agency’s It’s likely that a family of four has a on it. It’s usually best to replace the ments in the documents. WaterSense Program’s first “Fix a Leak serious leak problem if its winter whole flapper-a relatively easy inex- • The writer, Mr. Hinesh, Week,” a time to remind Americans to water use exceeds 12,000 gallons per pensive do-it-yourself project that claims the American Indian check their household fixtures and irri- month. pays for itself in no time. Movement has been involved gation systems for leaks. • Check your water meter before and • If you do need to replace the entire with the processes of develop- The facts on leaks: after a two-hour period when no toilet, look for a WaterSense labeled ing AB35/SB25. AIM has had • Leaks can account for, on average, water is being used. If the meter does model. If a family of four replaces its nothing to do with it. This 11,000 gallons of water wasted in the not read exactly the same, you proba- older, inefficient toilets with new Wa- legislation was crafted on be- home every year, enough to fill a bly have a water leak. terSense labeled ones, it could save half of Wisconsin Indian Edu- backyard swimming pool. • One way to find out if you have a toi- more than 16,000 gallons of water per cation Association and the • The amount of water leaked from let leak is to place a drop of food col- year. Retrofitting the house could Great Lake Inter-Tribal Coun- U.S. homes could exceed more than oring in the toilet tank. If the color save the family about $2,000 in water cil. Wisconsin Indian Educa- one trillion gallons per year. That’s shows up in the bowl without flush- and wastewater bills over the lifetime tion Association has taken a equivalent to the annual water use of ing, you have a leak. Make sure to of the toilets. leadership role in advancing Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami flush immediately after this experi- Outdoors: this issue since 1997. combined. ment to avoid staining the tank. • An irrigation system should be • Hinesh claims that “The • Ten percent of homes have leaks that Faucets and showerheads: checked each spring before use to Oneida Nation hasn’t been of- waste 90 gallons or more of water per • A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of make sure it was not damaged by fended by our practices – nei- day. one drip per second can waste more frost or freezing. ther has any one else.” Any • Common leaks found in the home in- than 3,000 gallons a year. A home • An irrigation system with pressure set honor that Hinesh has for the clude leaking toilet flappers, dripping with WaterSense labeled toilets could at 60 pounds per square inch that has Oneida Nation is negated by faucets, and other leaking valves. All use that water to flush for six months. a leak 1/32 of an inch in diameter the effrontery of speaking for are easily correctable. • Leaky faucets can be reduced by (about the thickness of a dime) can the tribe without their permis- • Fixing easily corrected household checking faucet washers and gaskets waste about 6,300 gallons of water sion or authority. Through all water leaks can save homeowners for wear and replacing them is neces- per month. the years that I have been more than 10 percent on their water sary. • To ensure that your in-ground irriga- working on this issue, the bills. • A showerhead leaking at 10 drips per tion system is not leaking water, con- Oneida Tribe has provided • Keep your home leak-free by repair- minute wastes more than 500 gallons sult with a WaterSense irrigation unwavering support. Most re- ing dripping faucets, toilet valves and of water a year. That’s enough to run partner who has passed a certification cently, the Oneida Tribe pro- showerheads. In most cases, fixture 60 loads in your dishwasher. program focused on water efficiency. vided testimony at hearings replacement parts don’t require a • Most leaky showerheads can be fixed WaterSense is a partnership program for both AB35 and SB25, a major investment and can be installed by ensuring a tight connection using sponsored by the U.S. Environmental fact that Hinesh would know by do-it-yourselfers. pipe tape and a wrench. Protection Agency. Its mission is to if he had bothered to partici- • The vast majority of leaks can be Toilets: protect the future of our nation’s water pate in (or at least listen to) eliminated after retrofitting a house- • If your toilet is running consistently, supply by promoting and enhancing the the two lengthy public hear- hold with new WaterSense labeled you could be wasting 200 gallons of market for water-efficient products and ings held regarding this legis- fixtures and other high-efficiency ap- water, or more, every day. services. lation. More than 60 pliances. • If your toilet is leaking, the cause is For more information, visit Wisconsin Indian persons Leak detection: most often an old, faulty toilet flap- www.epa.gov/watersense. from various tribes spoke or • A good method to check for leaks is per. Over time, this inexpensive rub- registered support for these PAGE 6 YOUTH Wake hikiruxe wira 12, 2010 Students building a financial literacy Niikuusra students “study the market” John Kozlowicz two teams. Each team re- know about. Each teams’ Staff Writer ceived $100K and with the portfolio is updated weekly. Since mid-February, Jeff use of internet research and As of March 2, the Niikuusra McDonald, an accountant other information bought and boys’ team ranked 175 of 388 with the Ho-Chunk Nation sold stocks with the goal of middle school teams in Wis- Department of Education, has increasing their portfolio. consin with a portfolio of been traveling weekly to the The game is designed to pro- $99,942.53. The girls’ teams Niikuusra Community School mote critical thinking, deci- ranked 122, with a portfolio in Nekoosa, teaching students sion-making, communication of $101,124.36. the basics of business, invest- and cooperation as teams McDonald explained that ing and Wall Street. Using compete with their peers. while the students are still handouts and videos designed Teams learn why the market learning the basics (the differ- to help students “build a fi- or a product moves up and ence between a public and Jeff McDonald helping Niikuusra Community School nancial literacy,” McDonald down, how the economy af- private company), he has in- students understand Wall Street. also has students playing fects the stock market and the vited others with a financial “The Stock Market Game” an costs (like paying a commis- knowledge to address the stu- receive their trust fund Collins, Josiah Walker, interactive game where they sion) associated with invest- dents before the game ends on money. Larissa Walker, Melissa compete with teams from ing. April 23. Among the goals, Investors playing the “Stock Zavala, Trenton Goerhing and across Wisconsin for prizes. Students are advised to he said, is to make the stu- Market Game” include; Jas- Nick Covey. For the game, students at study and perhaps invest in dents aware of the investment myne Collins, Donovan Niikuusra were divided into products or companies they options available when they American Indian student achievement formed Tracy Pecore in American schools!” said there were several workshops Newsletter Editor Dunlap. discussing how to understand On March 1 and 2, tribal We need more of our Native and eliminate racism, setting members from the eleven dif- children involved in education action plans and creating ferent affiliated tribes in Wis- to come back and be a teacher change in Indian Education, consin gathered at the or principal. Dunlap said, and how to increase atten- University of Wisconsin “We have teachers teaching dance and reduce truancy. Stevens Point for the Ameri- our kids that don’t know the The wrap-up session asked can Indian Student Achieve- culture. If they don’t know participants the question ment Network Conference the culture, they don’t have “where do we go from here?” which focused on “Establish- the bond, and they don’t have The Network conference at- ing a Community of Support the trust.” In order for things tendees then provided several for American Indian Stu- to change, everyone needs to suggestions and feedback for dents”. be on board. Change will not future activities and possible Sonny Smart, Bad River happen in a week or month, roles for the Network. In Band of Lake Superior and maybe not even a year. It order for change to happen, Chippewa and UWSP profes- takes time to change a system everyone needs to be on Ron Dunlap, Wisconsin CREATE Coordinator speaks sor welcomed everyone in at- and if the principal is not on board! to conference attendees about racism in American tendance and introduced Mark board, then that system will schools. A. Nook, UWSP Interim not go anywhere. Chancellor, who also wel- Keynote speaker, Thomas comed the 150 tribal members Peacock, an educator, writer, attending the conference. administrator, professor, and Smart said, “We need to take consultant spoke about how the lead and lead by example life can be pretty rugged for and use the language all of the many Native youth, and too time, no matter how much many give up – on school, on you know.” Often times, their future, on their life – be- there are groups of foreign ex- cause of it. change students speaking in Throughout his presentation their native language around he referenced his book: The campus. Nook said he would Dance of Hope and Despair, like to see the Native popula- and shared stories from past tion do the same and reiter- Native American students. A Head Staff ated, “By not knowing the lot of times, having no hope Grand Entries: 12:00 pm & 5:30 pm MC: Gerald Cleveland language, you cannot fully can be from many issues such understand the culture.” as missing fathers or mothers, Registration: 10:00 am– 1:00 pm Youth MC’s: Dashell Thunder Ron Dunlap, Wisconsin alcoholism in the family, obe- & Trenton Littlegeorge CREATE Coordinator (Cul- sity, death, drugs, and di- Youth Hand Drum Special Arena Director: Bobby Bird turally Responsive Education vorce. for All: Training and En- What are the dimensions of (3 People per Team) Youth Arena Director: Christian Cloud hancement) was also present hope we need to target in 1st- $300 2nd- $225 3rd- $150 4th- $75 and spoke about some of the working with our young peo- similarities between the treat- ple? Peacock follows the fol- Head Dancers Youth Canary Special ment of Native American stu- lowing seven dimensions of (3 People per Team) Teen: Tianna Pettibone & Thomas Redbird dents and African American hope: 1. Future orientation, 2. 1st- $300 2nd- $225 3rd- $150 4th- $75 Junior: Gabby Brinegar & Victor Bird students. Dunlap made it Goals (concrete goals such as quite clear that too many Na- “I’m going to pass the 10th tive American children and grade and make it to 11th Dance Contest African American children are grade. Or transcending goals Teen Boys (13-18) Traditional, Grass & Fancy 1st- $100 2nd- $75 3rd- $50 placed in Learning Disability such as “I’m gonna make it Teen Girls (13-18) Traditional, Jingle, Fancy & HC Applique 1st- $100 2nd- $75 3rd- $50 classes due to race and ethnic- no matter what!”), 3. Belong- ity and it needs to change! A ing, 4. Having faith in our- Junior Boys (6-12) Traditional, Grass & Fancy 1st- $100 2nd- $75 3rd- $50 study was done by Linda Dar- selves, others, and the creator, Junior Girls (6-12) Traditional, Jingle, Fancy & HC Applique 1st- $100 2nd- $75 3rd- $50 ling out of Stanford Univer- 5. Learning, 6. Imagination, Tiny Tots (5 & Under) All Categories 1st- $100 2nd- $75 3rd- $50 sity to prove the theory. and 7. Act of doing. “Bottom line, there is Racism After the keynote speaker, All Non-Placing Tiny Tots will be paid! March 12, 2010 LANGUAGE & CULTURE PAGE 7 Truman Lowe exhibits at Museum of Wisconsin Art March 17 – May 30, 2010 Submitted by an early age. As a sculptor Joan Rudnitzki, CFRE his large abstract works in Director of Development wood and metal are inspired The Museum of Wisconsin by many elements of the natu- Art is pleased to announce the ral world. As he says, “My exhibition opening of Truman work is an aesthetic examina- Lowe: Limn. One of the most tion of my immediate envi- respected sculptors working ronment, and of earlier people in the United States today, who lived in this region and Truman Lowe’s main gallery created objects and stories re- exhibition opens on March 17 flective of their time.” and runs through May 30. Lowe’s work is character- Lowe is currently professor ized by its seemingly simple of art at the University of forms, materials and construc- Wisconsin–Madison and cura- tion, a fact he acknowledges. tor of contemporary art for the “If I do anything, I simplify Smithsonian Institution's Na- things. Maybe too much.” tional Museum of the Ameri- This exhibition which will can Indian. Lowe has feature two installations will, exhibited at such venues as as he succinctly puts it, "to the Heard Museum in make visual all that is known, Phoenix, the Eiteljorg Mu- illuminate what is not obvi- seum of American Indians ous." and Western Art in Indianapo- Events and Programs lis, the National Gallery of Sneak Peek Friday Canoe, Truman Lowe, Drawing in willow wood, 2009, Collection of the Artist. Art in Ottawa, Ontario, and The public is invited to a the Wright Museum of Art at Sneak Peek gallery talk on welcome to meet the artist at dialogue, discussions and out the ages. Public hours Beloit College in Wisconsin. Friday, March 19 at 10:30 the Opening Reception. No artist demonstrations. This are Wednesday-Saturday One of his large outdoor a.m. with Assistant Director official program listed, a ca- program is free for members, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and sculptures was included in an and curator of the exhibition sual meet-and-greet for the and $5 for non-members. Sunday 1:00-4:30 p.m. Ad- exhibit at the White House in Graeme Reid. Sneak Peeks public and artist(s). About the Museum of mission: $5 for Adults, Stu- 1998. are low-key and casual with The Moment Wisconsin Art dents & Seniors $3, Children Growing up on the banks of artists and curators discussing Artist Dialogues on Thurs- The Museum of Wisconsin 12 and under are free. Mem- Wisconsin's Black River, current exhibitions. Coffee day, March 25, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Art, Inc. is located at 300 S. bers are always FREE. For where his parents were skilled and refreshments are avail- Held the fourth Thursday Sixth Avenue in downtown more information, call 262- makers of splint-plait baskets able. every other month, this pro- West Bend’s Cultural District. 334-9638 or visit the website and other crafts from their Opening Reception gram is for those who want to MWA is a regional art mu- at www.wisconsinart.org. Ho-Chunk tradition, Lowe’s On Sunday, March 21, from learn more about the art and seum featuring the visual art connection to nature began at 1:00 -4:00 p.m. the public is artists of Wisconsin through of Wisconsin artists through- Wisconsin Tribal Language Symposium Tracy Pecore from gangs, drinking, drugs, teacher. He has presented at Editor troubles with obesity, and numerous conferences and The year is 2050; forty problems succeeding in workshops on language teach- years have passed since 2010. school. Many of these prob- ing, learning, and revitaliza- A 9 year old girl then, now 49 lems stem from their lack of tion. years old with three children, knowledge of who they truly Rose Tainter, a fluent married to a mahi xete, she are as Ho-Chunk people, and speaker of Ojibwe, learned recollects a few words and where they come from. English as a second language phrases in Ho-Chunk and her The University of Wiscon- when she attended elementary children do not speak the lan- sin Stevens Point Native school. Like many of our Ho- guage at all. Remembering a American Center, recently Chunk elders, English was few stories from what she was held a Language Symposium also a second language. Rid- taught growing up, she now to discuss those exact prob- ing the bus to school was their feels lost and is making at- lems and to hear how tribal time to trade frybread for tempts to find what has been communities are working to twinkies, or deer meat sand- lost for so many years. keep the language and culture wiches for peanut butter and Tribal members from Wisconsin's 11 tribes dis- Envisioning the future is a going for our future leaders. jelly. Today, language and cussing how to keep the language going for future hard thing to do, especially The Symposium began with culture are overlooked by generations when it may involve yourself. introductions of the represen- some of our youth and not The scenario just read could tatives from various tribal taken seriously. Grant program, a new re- creased funding for language become VERY REAL. The communities in the state, who Paap and Tainter focused on source available to schools maintenance and revitaliza- struggle today with the Ho- described language mainte- content based instruction and and communities in Wiscon- tion programs. Chunk language and culture nance activities in their re- how every subject is taught in sin. Andrew Gokee, Director It is our lack of tribal lan- has been an issue for many spective schools and the language (reading, writ- of the UWSP Native Ameri- guage development among years and many other tribes in communities. Brook Amann ing, math, etc). Paap stressed can Center gave a brief the younger generations that Wisconsin are dealing with and Laurie Harper of the St. that teachers need continual demonstration of an anima- puts the future of Ho-Chunk the same struggles. Luckily, Croix Ojibwe shared their ex- language fluency develop- tion pilot for children in the people at risk. If we lose our the Ho-Chunk Nation still has periences with the community ment. Richard Mann, HCN tribal language currently language, than how will we fluent speakers that are trying language planning process. Director of Language com- being developed in Canada. keep our culture and our cul- to keep the language and cul- Keller Paap and Rose Tain- mented, “If you’re going to The symposium concluded tural view of the world? ture going. ter, Lac Oreilles Band of teach the language, you have with a planning session to dis- That’s why these efforts to en- For many of our youth Ojibwe Waadookodaading to go all the way, you have to cuss the formation of a courage language learning are today, it is not a scenario at Immersion School, spoke teach language and culture!” statewide tribal language con- so important. We all need to all. Many of our youth do not about how they got started They also discussed their ex- sortium. Participants also sug- do what we can NOW to keep know many words and and where they are today. perience with assessment of gested possible future our tribal language healthy phrases in the Ho-Chunk lan- Paap is a founding member of language learners. activities such as strategic and viable long into the fu- guage. So many of the youth the Immersion School since JP Leary presented informa- planning, developing an email ture. have contemporary problems 2000 and has taught as a full tion on the new DPI Tribal listserve, continuing to share from things such as influences time immersion classroom Language Revitalization ideas, and advocating for in- PAGE 8 VETERANS Wake hikiruxe wira 12, 2010 Vietnam Veterans Day Submitted by Vietnam Veteran. The day per capita of any ethnic in mind, 91% of all Vietnam recognize our Ho-Chunk men Robert Mann, VSO would honor more than 1,200 group. Over half served in Veterans say they are glad and women who served dur- March 29, 1973, is recog- members of the armed forces combat positions such as in- they served. ing the Vietnam War Era. On nized as the day American from Wisconsin who have fantry, tank battalions, person- As our warriors returned this day there will be a special Forces officially withdrew all died in the Vietnam War, and nel carriers, airborne and air home, they were told not to celebration at Majestic Pines combat forces from the Re- are listed on the Vietnam Me- mobile units, artillery batter- wear their uniform in public Bingo Hall starting at 11:00 public of Vietnam. On July morial Wall in Washington, D. ies, and various other ships because of all the hostility. am. Please join us for this 20, 2009, Governor Jim C., which include two Ho- and gunboats. Ho-Chunk’s have always re- special occasion. Doyle signed into law Act 36, Chunk warriors, PFC Elliot Although not easily accom- spected their warriors, and According to our records, which designates March 29 as L. DeCora, and SP4 An- plished, they served our coun- upon return home, our war- the following 216 men and Vietnam Veterans Day. This thony J. LaMere. try with pride and honor. The riors were greeted with open women are recognized as hav- legislation was authored by The Vietnam War officially average infantryman in the arms and honored by family, ing served during the Vietnam Senator Kathleen Vinehout, began on September 26, 1959 South Pacific during World relatives and friends. By War Era from September 26, and Representative Mark and officially ended on April War II saw about 40 days of proclamation of Wilfrid 1959 to April 30, 1975. I Radcliffe (D-Black River 30, 1975. During that time, combat in four years; Cleveland, President of the apologize if I have left any- Falls); with the assistance of close to 90% of the 86,000 whereas, the average infantry- Ho-Chunk Nation, this tradi- one’s name off this list. veteran Alan Wright of Native Americans who en- man in Vietnam saw about tion continues on today. Sparta, and Thuy Smith of listed, gave Native Americans 240 days of combat in one March 29th, has been recog- Eau Claire, daughter of a the highest record of service year. Keeping these statistics nized as the official day to Anawash, Ronald Goodbear, Cleland Lowe, William Thomas, Leroy WhiteEagle, Dale Louise Bake, Karl Goodbear, Orbert Lowe, Onan Thomas, Allan WhiteEagle, Archie Bass, Taylor Goodteacher, Lonnie Lowe, Ted Thomas, Rick WhiteEagle, Sanford Berry, Twyla Lee Green, Forest Mallory, Arnold Thomas, Ron WhiteEagle, Woodrow Big Thunder, Twyla Green, Jacob Mallory, Doug Thompson, Jeffery Whitefeather, Larry Bird, Francis Jr. Green, Monte Mann, John Thompson, Lindley Jr. Whitegull, Rex Bird, Marvin Sr. Green, Sharon Mann, Richard Thompson, Myrna Whitewater, Donald Blackdeer, Forest Greendeer, Conroy Mann, Robert Thompson, Ronnie Whitewater, Larry Blackdeer, Levi Greendeer, Leroy McCauley, Donald Jr. Thompson, Wayne Whitewing, Dallas Brown, Lee Jr. Greendeer, Gerald (died on active duty) Thunder, Mike Whitewing, Sidney Bruce, Richard R. Greendeer, James McKee, Norman C. Thundercloud, Andrew Wilson, Bill Buchanan, Sharyn Greendeer, George Mike, Owen Thundercloud, Quentin Wilson, Sadell Camacho, Fred Greengrass, Doug Morris, Martin Thundercloud, Raymond Winneshiek, Edward Carrimon, James Greengrass, Donald Mrotek, Errol Thundercloud, Samuel Winneshiek, George Cleveland, Matthew Sr. Greengrass, Roy Mudd, Robert Thundercloud, Wayne Winneshiek, Clayton Cleveland, Herbert Grey, Theodore Old Coyote, Kenneth Tipton, Raymond Winneshiek, Sandra Cleveland, Wilfrid Hall, William Olsen, Kendall Topping, Edward Williams, John Cloud, Paul Hernandez, Jerry Painter, Ronald Topping, Joseph Wood, Larry Collins, Donald Horn, Melvin Jr. Payer, Larry Van Berkum, Mark Yellowcloud, Alvis Crosby, Emmett Houghton, Louis Jr. Payer, Roger Waggoner, Duane L. Yellowthunder, Albert DeCora, Levi Houghton, John Prescott, Byron Walker, Alan Ralph III DeCora, Paul Jr. Hopinkah, Benedict Prescott, Curtis Walker, Terry Yellowthunder, Chadwick DeCora, Randy Hopinkah, Conrad Prescott, Terry West, Edward Yellowthunder, Dexter DeCora, Richard T. Hopinkah, Charles Rave, Charles White, Frank Yellowthunder, Mike DeCora, Russell Jr. Huffman, Ted Rave, Dallas White, Glen Youngthunder, Charles * DeCora, Elliot (KIA) Humphrey, Robert Rave, Dwayne White, Noah Youngthunder, Roger DeCora, Elwood Kelsey, Alvin Rave, Lance White, Shirley Joyce Decorah, Beverly Kingsley, Amos Jr. Redhorn, Ivan Decorah, Bruce Kingswan, Charles Reynolds, Arthur Decorah, Fredrick Kingswan, William F. Reynolds, Clarence Decorah, Leslie Jr. Koudsen, Starling B. Rockman, Jeremy Decorah, Louie Ladd, Boye Russell, David Priest Decorah, Orlando *LaMere, Anthony (KIA) Shegonee, Lee Decorah, Pierre LaMere, Charles Alex Soldier, Thomas Decorah, Raymond LaMere, Daryl Smith, Bradley Dick, Crandall II LaMere, David Smith, Charles Dick, Conrad LaMere, Francis G. Jr. Smith, Emery J. Dick, Ermon LaMere, John F. Smith, Michael Dick, Norbert LaMere, Lawrence Smith, Robert K. Dick, Vanverd Jr. LaMere, Mike Snake, Henry Earth, Gerben D. LaMere, Robert Snake, Ralph Easu, Daniel A. LaRose, Richard Snake, John Ely, Wyatt Richard Lewis, Curtis Snow, James Free, Virgil Lewis, Frederick Snow, Louis Jr. Funmaker, Anna Rae Lewis, George Snowball, Calvin Funmaker, Arnold Lincoln, Gilman Jr. Snowball, Gordon Funmaker, Charles Littlegeorge, Evans St. Cyr, Don Funmaker, Dennis Littlewolf, Edward Steindorf, Harry Funmaker, Gary Littlewolf, Leroy Storm, Armond Garcia, Anna Rae Logan, David Sullivan, Spencer Garcia, Frank Logan, Edward Swallow, Howard Garcia, Sam Lonetree, Jacob Tebo, Frank Garvin, Cecil Lonewolf, Charles Tebo, Richard Gomez, Calvin Lonewolf, Grover Thomas, Joseph A. Goodbear, Bill Lopez, Raymond Thomas, Larry March 12, 2010 VETERANS PAGE 9 V IETNAM V ETERANS D AY M AJESTIC P INES B INGO H ALL - B LACK R IVER F ALLS M ARCH 29, 2010 Schedule of Events 11:00 Grand Entry - Post 129, Post 442, Post 556 11:55 Remarks by family members of Elliot De Cora Flag Song & Anthony La mere 12:05 Taps Followed by a moment of silence Vietnam Song Post Colors 12:10 Honor Songs - Elliot De Cora & Anthony 11:15 Opening Remarks La Mere 11:20 Invocation: Chief Clayton Winneshiek 12:20 Prayer for Food ( Ho-Chunk Elder) 12:25 Meal by Auxiliaries 129 & 556 11:25 Reading of Proclamation - President Cleveland 11:30 Senator Kathleen Vinehout 1:10 Thank You Song 11:40 Congressman Ron Kind 1:15 Introduction of Mik Derks - Wisconsin Public Television 11:50 Wreath Presentation: Families of Elliot De Cora 1:20 Preview of “Wisconsin Vietnam Stories, Our & Anthony La Mere Veterans Remember” 2:00 Closing Ceremony - Retire Colors PAGE 10 NEWS Wake hikiruxe wira 12, 2010 Interested in the field of Construction? TrANS program Eliza Decorah well as emphasizing help for requirements. learn to aggregate testing, have been placed in family Staff Writer women and Native Americans The Forward Corporation laser level set-up, blueprint supporting positions as labor- During tough economic to enter and advance in the has been operating a success- and plan reading, MUTCD ers in the industry. The times, jobs are more and more field. ful TrANS program for 10 flagging procedures, OSHA TrANS program has connec- difficult to come by. Crystal The Ho-Chunk Nation is in years in Mole Lake, working 10 construction safety, con- tions with 100 contractors to Young, Ho-Chunk Nation Ex- collaboration with the For- with the Sokaogon Chippewa struction math, CPR and first hire TrANS graduates and ecutive Director of Labor was ward Corporation, lead by Community and helping aid, among other construction graduates earn an average of approached by Gwen Brian Covey, Director of members from other Native related subjects. Participants $21 per hour. Schuyler, Director of Work- Grant and Curriculum Devel- American communities to also learn useful tips to help For more information about force Programs, in July of opment of Forward Service begin and sustain careers in in the hiring process such as the program, contact Lacey 2009 at a WisDOT meeting Corporation. Tentatively, a road construction. preparing resumes, applica- Hinsa, TrANS coordinator for about developing a TrANS new TrANS program is ex- Why road construc- tions and interviewing. the Wausau and Wittenberg program (Transportation Al- pected to launch in the Wis- tion? The construction busi- The program will areas at (715)-261-7740 or e- liance for New Solutions) in consin Dells and ness is expected to add more help to remove barriers by mail firstname.lastname@example.org. the Wausau and Wittenberg Wausau/Wittenberg area at than 1,000 jobs in the next 10 providing backup or tempo- Contact Jeff Taylor, TrANS areas. the end of March. years, with a 10% increase in rary assistance for child care coordinator for the Wisconsin The TrANS program is an- The program will be held at road construction alone. The and transportation alternatives Dells area at (608)-254-2600 other avenue for tribal mem- the Indian Heights Commu- construction business will be to participants. After graduat- or e-mail jtaylor@fsc- bers to learn more about the nity Building as an agreement looking for dependable and ing, the program will stay in corp.org. construction business, and to with the HHCDA for office dedicated people who are touch to provide assistance in help those interested in hav- space. The first training op- looking to grow within the finding jobs and will connect ing a career in construction. portunity will hopefully get company. with graduates to further The program focuses on the filled with 12-15 tribal mem- During the 120 hour training opportunities. road construction industry, as bers who meet the application long program, students will Approximately 400 people Getting sick…from a purse? Eliza Decorah the bottoms of purses. The purses wipes also is key. Leather and vinyl wallets. Staff Writer most populated with bacteria were the are less susceptible than cloth purses, Stay healthy throughout the year, Throughout the day, many women ones that frequented night clubs, bars, but still need to be cleaned on a regu- and think twice about where purses set their purses down in various and other high traffic public places. lar basis. Other items to keep clean are set down! places. Go to work set it on the desk, Best thing to do would be to keep a would be, briefcases, diaper bags, and go to the bathroom set it on the floor purse away from anywhere where eat- next to the toliet, and go home set it ing takes place. Always make sure to on the counter. Many women have not wash your hands. If in a public rest- SUMMONS stopped to think about where their room, take the paper towel to grab the (Second Publication) purse has been. handle rather than a bare hand and IN THE HO-CHUNK NATION TRIAL COURT Many studies have been done throw away the paper towel; do not throughout the past few years. Re- shove it in the purse! State of WI., & Michelle Decorah, Petitioner, v. Vern E. WhiteEagle, Re- searchers have swabbed several purses Wiping the purse with disinfectant spondent. and have found thousands of living Case : CS 10-03 bacteria, some even had millions! Multiple purses tested positive for e- TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: Vern E. WhiteEagle coli, which causes diarrhea and other You are hereby informed that you have been named a respondent in the gastrointestinal infections and hepati- above-entitled civil lawsuit. This legal notice of the Petition to Register & Enforce tis bacteria, which causes inflamma- 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 tion of the liver. The most frightening day from the date of the second published issuance of this Summons. You may re- form of bacteria found on nearly half quest a hearing within your written response. See RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN CHILD of purses was coliform bacteria, which SUPPORT ORDERS ORDINANCE, 4 HCC § 2.5. Also, you must send or present a copy is also known as fecal matter. of your Answer to the opposing party listed above or to their attorney of record. Most of the germs were found on 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 address is P. O. Box 70, Black River Falls, WI 54615. The telephone number is (715) 284- SUMMONS 2722, or toll free 800-434-4070, and the facsimile number is (715) 284-3136. (First Publication) IN THE HO-CHUNK NATION TRIAL COURT SUMMONS Sara Dick, Petitioner, v. John Dick, Respondent. (First Publication) Case : CS 10-08 IN THE HO-CHUNK NATION TRIAL COURT TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: John Dick Pine County & Karla R. Smallwood, Petitioner, v. Amber M. Downwind, You are hereby informed that you have been named a respondent in the Respondent. above-entitled civil lawsuit. This legal notice of the Petition to Register & En- Case : CS 10-05 force a Foreign Judgment or Order is now served upon you by publication. Your written Answer to the Petition must be filed with the Court on or before TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: Amber M. Downwind the twentieth day from the date of the second published issuance of this Sum- 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 & En- mons. You may request a hearing within your written response. See RECOGNI- force a Foreign Judgment or Order is now served upon you by publication. Your TION OF FOREIGN CHILD SUPPORT ORDERS ORDINANCE, 4 HCC § 2.5. Also, you written Answer to the Petition must be filed with the Court on or before the twen- must send or present a copy of your Answer to the opposing party listed above tieth day from the date of the second published issuance of this Summons. You may or to their attorney of record. Failure to file a timely Answer in the time al- request a hearing within your written response. See RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN lowed can affect your right to object to the enforcement of the foreign judg- CHILD SUPPORT ORDERS ORDINANCE, 4 HCC § 2.5. Also, you must send or pres- ment or order. Id., § 2.6c. ent a copy of your Answer to the opposing party listed above or to their attorney The Trial Court is physically located at Wa Ehi Hocira, W9598 Highway 54 of record. Failure to file a timely Answer in the time allowed can affect your right East, Black River Falls, (Jackson County) Wisconsin. The Trial Court’s mail- to object to the enforcement of the foreign judgment or order. Id., § 2.6c. ing address is P. O. Box 70, Black River Falls, WI 54615. The telephone num- The Trial Court is physically located at Wa Ehi Hocira, W9598 Highway 54 East, ber is (715) 284-2722, or toll free 800-434-4070, and the facsimile number is Black River Falls, (Jackson County) Wisconsin. The Trial Court’s mailing address (715) 284-3136. 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) 284-3136. March 12, 2010 GANG UPDATE PAGE 11 Law officials address a community problem Submitted by gang activity and identify strategies to be announced around mid-April . The effective use of available and potential Nancy Toth - Program Manager, address it. An assessment was Office of Justice & Juvenile Delin- resources within and across agencies Ho-Chunk Nation Dept. of Social launched March 5th and is available quency (OJJDP) “Comprehensive to comprehensively and collabora- Services online on the Ho-Chunk Nation web- Gang Model: Implementation Guide” tively address the gang problem. The Ho-Chunk Nation Gang Pre- site. The survey will be conducted for offers strategies that have been effec- There are a number of concerned pro- vention Task Force is currently work- approximately 30 days. tive in addressing gangs. These in- fessionals who are present members ing on an assessment of the gang At the first “Taking Back Our Com- clude: 1) community mobilization- of the Ho-Chunk Nation Task Force. involvement to determine strategies munity” forum held on February 12th, coordination of programs and func- Representation has been from Ho- on addressing this issue. To raise the a Community Resident survey was tions across agencies and programs Chunk Nation Youth Services, Educa- awareness of the communities, the conducted by Faye Begay, member of and involving community members tion, Labor, ADPS, Social Services, GPTF is holding community forums. the Task Force, who distributed the and youth; 2) opportunities provision Office of the President, Housing and The forum is an educational process to form to all adults in attendance. Com- – developing a variety of specific edu- HCHCDA, Legislators, Law Enforce- engage community members, fami- pleted survey data was entered into an cation, training and employment pro- ment Commission, Black River Falls lies, program staff, law enforcement, online data tool called Survey Mon- grams targeted at gang-involved School District; Baraboo and WI Dells school administration and tribal gov- key. Of the 130 surveys returned, 87% youth; 3) social intervention – youth School District; Jackson Co., Sauk & ernment officials to not only raise of the respondents felt there is a gang serving agencies, schools, grass-roots Juneau Co. Sheriff’s Depts., Law En- awareness, but to provide information problem while 13% replied there is groups, law enforcement and other forcement Commission and the Jack- on the gang activity occurring within not a problem. Perceptions of the con- criminal justice organizations as links son Co. District Attorney’s Office. the communities. Members are fol- tributing factors to gang activity: for youth and their families; 4) sup- The next “Taking Back Our Com- lowing guidelines set forth by the Of- Another question asked the respon- pression – formal and informal social munities” forum is scheduled for fice of Juvenile Justice and dent to rank who they think has the control procedures including close su- March 30th at the Ho-Chunk Conven- Delinquency Prevention’s “Compre- primary responsibility for addressing pervision or monitoring youth in- tion Center. Registration will begin at hensive Gang Model: A Guide to As- gangs. The top five responses were: volved in gangs; and 5) organizational 9:30 am and the forum starts at 10:30. sessing Your Community’s Youth 1) Family, 2) Community residents , 3 change and development- develop- The Agenda will be posted on the Ho- Gang Problem.” which addresses & 4) schools and 5) neighborhood as- ment and implementation of policies Chunk Nation website, listed under gathering data from students, school sociations. and procedures that result in the most Events. www.ho-chunknation.com officials, law enforcement, community This information is provided as a members and leaders in order to get a sampling of community perceptions. TABLE 11 –Community Perceptions Data community perception of the extent of Results of the current assessment will REASONS TO BELIEVE GANG PRESENCE Response Percentage Response Count Gangs are not a problem here 2.29% 3 School problems 34.35% 45 Lack of activities 29.77% 39 Family/friends in gangs 26.72% 35 Police labeling 8.40% 11 Gang members move for other areas 43.51% 57 To feel love/sense of belonging 28.24% 37 Boredom 47.33% 62 Poverty 15.27% 20 Power 9.92% 13 Protection 4.58% 6 Family problems 47.33% 62 297.71% 390 Responses 131 Skipped Question 11 A question asked respondents what they perceived attributes to the presence of gangs: Community awareness John Kozlowicz gang is a matter of respect. Madison currently has 62 ac- house, cause that’s where your kids.” He added that it’s Staff Writer He added that because they tive gangs and that Black you’ll run,” he said. important for the school and On February 25, law en- have access to so much infor- River Falls does have gangs To those looking to combat the community to have plans forcement officials addressed mation, today’s teens may be invading its community. the problem, Moore stressed in place for those wishing to the “local gang issue” with the smartest generation. Yet, “Every community has a dif- that although spending money leave a gang. Mentoring is students attending Black he said, they are also the most ferent tolerance level,” he to address the issue is good, huge and training is available, River Falls Middle School disrespectful, a trait that leave said, agreeing with Chambers taking the time to invest in he said. and High School. Although them vulnerable to gang re- that gang membership is a and mentor our youth is bet- Chavez concluded by ac- the Ho-Chunk Nation has cruiters. “Gangs love to see community problem. ter. Noting that there are re- knowledging the Ho-Chunk taken a pro-active role dis- people fight,” he said. “Be- Directly addressing the stu- sources available, he said that Nation, the Black River Falls cussing the issue and it is cause you don’t respect each dents, Chavez warned that communities should be pre- School District and the Black known that local gang mem- other you’re giving the gangs while joining a gang may pared “to think outside the River Falls community for the bership includes young exactly what they want,” he seem like a good idea now, box. Don’t be afraid to try approach they have taken to a women of the Ho-Chunk Na- explained. He fears “that if you will pay down the road. what you have never tired be- problem that law enforcement tion, Black Falls Senior High we don’t respect each other, “You join a gang you become fore.” officials believe can be con- School Principal Tom Cham- we’re gonna have bigger property,’ he said. “Think Chavez added that while it’s trolled. “We can help develop bers stressed the importance problems.” about your future.” Moore important to use every re- strategies,” Chavez said. of addressing the entire stu- Moore explained that join- promised all gang members source you can find, what’s When the problem gets out of dent body and faculty. “It’s ing a gang is not part of any- will eventually be caught. “If most important is connecting control, “we can’t fix it,’ he not a Ho-Chunk problem. It’s one’s culture but a learned I don’t catch you now, I’ll with your children. “Be up warned. a community problem,” he criminal behavior. Most catch you at your mama’s front, real and honest with warned. gangs are formed as defense A week earlier, Madison groups that later victimize Police Detectives George their own members, he said. Chavez and Lester Moore Asked about the rumored joined Greg Phillips, Special ages of the gang members in Agent with the Wisconsin Di- Black River Falls being be- This is an Open Forum for all community members, teachers, and students concerned with vision of Criminal Investiga- tween the ages of eight to 22, the gang issues affecting our communities. tions, discussing the gang Chavez said that’s typical. issue at the Ho-Chunk Nation Usually gang members want 0 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 10:30 am – 3:30 pm sponsored “Taking Back our young people to commit cer- Community” forum. The tain crimes, he said. They - Ho-Chunk Convention Center three returned to Black River know that if the younger per- Registration begins at 9:30 am Lunch will be provided Falls eager to share their son gets caught they will be knowledge with the general treated as juveniles and the Presenters: Greg Phillips, Special Agent - WI Dept. of Justice – Criminal Investigations student population. “We punishment likely won’t be as Detective Lester Moore – Madison Police Department don’t want you to get caught harsh as one given an adult, Detective George Chavez – Madison Police Department up in this stuff,” Phillips said. he explained. He also rea- There will be adult and youth sessions. Door prizes will be drawn at the end of the day. “I’m here because I care soned that younger children about each and every one of are also more likely to be con- Child care provided for Grades K – 3 at the Convention Center you.” vinced into doing something For more information contact Nancy Toth or Katie Funmaker at (715) 284-2622 Chavez believes that the de- they know is wrong. In Collaboration with the Ho-Chunk Nation, Baraboo & WI Dells School Districts, Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, Ho-Chunk Nation Law cision to join or not join a Chavez continued that Enforcement Commission, WI Department of Justice – Criminal Investigations PAGE 12 EVENTS Wake hikiruxe wira 12, 2010 SOUP DAY MARCH 26, 2010 EASTER HAT CONTEST WITH PRIZES! MEN & WOMENS DIVISIONS HELD @ THE TOMAH T.A.U. 358 EOS ROAD, TOMAH DINNER STARTS AT NOON COST $5.00 ALL YOU CAN EAT COME AND TAKE PART IN THE EASTER FUN! 10th All Nations Coed Volleyball Tournament April 17th, 2010 Black River Falls High School Gymnasium Time 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Open to the first 8 Teams Double elimination $125.00 per team 100% payback Roster/Entry fee ~Deadline April 16, 2010 *Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe and show proof upon request. Send Check & Roster: First Place $750.00 Randy Blackdeer Check & Ro Send District I Comm. Ctr. Second Place $500.00 N7160 Low Cloud Rd. Randy Blackde District I Comm. Black River Falls, WI Third Place $300.00 54615 N7160 Low Cloud UW-La Crosse Campus Mitchell Hall Black More info 715-284-0905River Falls Fax: 715-284-0487 54615 Public Welcome Free Admission! More info 715-284 With Donation of Non-Perishable food item 4 to 6 players on court Fax: 715-284-04 MC CHRIS GREZLIK ARENA DIRECTOR North BOYE LADD American HEAD MALE DANCER Indigenous PAUL CLOUD Games 2011 HEAD FEMALE DANCER ELENA GREENDEER GIRLS SOFTBALL CLINIC Date: March 13th, 2010 Date: March 13th, 2010 Time: Date: Time: 10am—3pm March 13th, 2010 10am—3pm Time: 10am—3pm County H Rec Center Location: Drop Off: County H Rec Center Location: DropOff Off: Off Location: Drop Off: County HCounty Hwy H N6457 Rec Hwy H Off N6457 CountyCenter PickUp N6457 County Hwy H Up: Norbert Center Pick Up: Norbert HillHill Center Up Co-Host Drum~Lake Delton Pick Up: Norbert Hill Center Up N7210 Seminary Rd. GRAND ENTRY: N7210 Seminary N7210 Seminary Rd. Rd. Co-Host Drum~Midnite Express Saturday 1pm & 7pm Instructor: KerryDanforth Instructor: Kerry Danforth Instructor: Kerry Danforth Sunday Noon Lunchprovided…..Registration required (attached) provided…..Registration required (attached) Invited Drums: Lunch provided…..Registration required (attached) Lunch Little Thunder, Mitchell Redcloud Color Guard Any girls interested in trying out for the Team Wisconsin Girls Softball Team to compete in Hiwasipi, the North American Indigenous Games in 2011 are requested to attend this clinic. Mole Lake, Committee Specials Drop off Registration form for Lori Hill at the Oneida Fitness Center OR Fax #: 920.490.3814 Niiwo-Giizhik, Saturday evening meal provided by: OR Email to Lori at: email@example.com Bearheart and Tomah Parent Committee The 2011 North American Indigenous Games are being planned to be held in Milwaukee, WI. Dates of the 2011 North American Indigenous Games: July 10th—17th, 2011 Thundercloud Singers Age Groups: Bantam……...13-14 To receive honorarium Social Security Cards must be provided for ALL Singers & Midget..……..15-16 Dancers Juvenile……...17-18-19 UW-La Crosse Mitchell Hall – 1725 State Street – La Crosse, WI. Any questions contact Scott M. Murray at 920.490.3806 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org No Alcohol or Drugs – Not Responsible for lost or stolen items – Security Provided Sponsored by the Potawatomi Foundation. 3Rivers Pow-Wow Committee • P. O. Box 3493 • La Crosse, WI. 54602 • 608.317.3664 • email@example.com http://www.3riverspowwow.com March 12, 2010 2010 CENSUS PAGE 13 Let’s make Indian Country count Submitted by rural communities and a his- roads to healthcare for low in- As President of the National Jefferson Keel toric mistrust of government come residents, veterans and Congress of American Indi- NCAI President institutions and efforts. senior citizens. ans, I encourage tribal leaders Although National Census Counting all Alaskans is The goal of the 2010 Cen- to get the work out to Native Day is April 1, 2010, the 2010 critical. It is especially so for sus is to paint a “Portrait of communities about how im- Census kicked off on January Alaska Natives, given the America.” Because the portant the census is to our fu- 25 in the Inupiat Eskimo Vil- unique, historical relationship American Indian and Alaska ture generations. I urge all lage of Noorvik, Alaska. between the United States Native population is relatively local leaders across the Because roads do not lead federal government and that small, every Native person United States to encourage to this community, census community. An accurate who is counted makes a huge their community members to workers arrived by air, snow count of Alaska Natives difference toward getting that participate in Census 2010. machine and dog sled, arriv- means fair access to federal portrait right. NCAI is working with the ing before the ice melted and resources and fair representa- We know that Indian Coun- Census Bureau and other na- the residents leave for the tion in state legislatures and try faces many hurdles to an tional and local partners to fishing and hunting season. the United States Congress. accurate census count. Past prevail over the challenges of It is important to recognize Equally important, it deter- censuses have missed more the past to make sure there is the significance of Noorvik as mines the annual distribution than one in 10 Native people. an accurate count of all Na- the place the 2010 Census to states and tribes (and our The Brookings Institute re- tive peoples. NCAI President Jefferson began. Our community of communities and children) of cently found that for every We know that Indian Coun- Keel stresses an accu- American Indians and Alaska more than $400 billion in fed- person missed by the census, try counts. Let’s make sure rate 2010 Census is im- Natives is one of the nation’s eral funds annually over the the community loses more its people are accurately portant to Indian Country. hardest populations to count, next 10 years. than $1,000 annually. The fu- counted in the 2010 Census. because of language barriers, This federal money based ture of Indian Country will be barriers to travel regarding the on census data is used for built on a foundation of reli- transportation to remote and everything from schools and able and accurate census data. Indian Country prepares for the 2010 Census Questions and concerns addressed In an age where people are dential and protected by law. how long the survey will take tional Processing Center page. developed with input from sometimes suspicious of what If you have any questions or to complete, why the informa- If you have any questions other federal agencies and they get in the mail, the U.S. concerns about a survey, tion provided is important and about the survey, you may stakeholders who need the Census Bureau announced please call or e-mail the Cen- how the Census Bureau pro- call or e-mail the Census Bu- statistics we produce. Each that any request for survey in- sus Bureau Regional Office tects the confidentiality of reau Regional Office conduct- question on every survey is formation will be clearly in your area. your answers. ing the survey in your area or specifically designed to meet identified as coming from the If a Census Bureau em- Depending on the survey, a contact a Census Bureau Tele- a statistical need. Examples U.S. Census Bureau and as ployee calls you and you field representative or enu- phone Center. include: Official Business of the would like to verify that the merator may carry a laptop or Am I required to participate • Questions about what you United States. person calling is indeed a hand-held computer bearing in the household survey? buy and your household fi- It is a federal offense for Census Bureau employee, you the insignia of the Census Bu- The Census Bureau will al- nances are used to under- anyone to pretend they repre- may confirm this by using the reau. Some of our surveys no ways tell you why your re- stand the economy and sent the Census Bureau or any telephone center number or longer use paper question- sponses to this census or provide input to cost of liv- other office of the United email on the Contact the Na- naires and the field represen- survey are important and why ing measures. States Government. Section tional Processing Center page. tative will enter your you should participate, as well • Questions about the loca- 912 of Title 18, U.S. Code When you contact us, if you responses directly into the as whether your participation tion of your employer and stated the following: “Who- can provide any of the follow- computer. This allows us to is mandatory or voluntary. how you travel to work are ever falsely assumes or pre- ing information, it will help process information more The information you pro- used to calculate average tends to be an officer or us respond more quickly. quickly and improves the vide is combined with re- commuting times and to de- employee acting under the au- • The names of the survey quality of statistics we pro- sponses provided by your termine if local areas need thority of the United States or and/or the return address for duce. neighbors and other house- new roads or new public any department, agency or of- the survey form (if you re- If a Census Bureau em- holds across the country to transportation routes or ven- ficer thereof, and acts as such, ceive a request in the mail ployee has called you and you provide summary statistical ues. or in such pretended character or by e-mail.) would like to verify that the data that are used by various • Questions about your age demands or obtains any • The name and/or telephone person is indeed a Census Bu- local, state and federal agen- and if you served in the mil- money, paper, document, or number of anyone who con- reau employee, you may con- cies. itary are used to help the thing of value, shall be fined tacted you by phone. firm this by using the The questions for every Veterans Administration under this title or imprisoned • The name and/or other telephone center number census and survey the Census provide services such as not more than three years, or identification provided by listed on the Contact the Na- Bureau conducts are carefully veterans’ hospitals. both.” someone who contacted you Census Bureau surveys look in person. different than other surveys. • Your case identification Information is provided that will help you answer the cen- sus or survey. You may receive an intro- number. Is this person a Census Bu- reau employee? If a Census Bureau em- NEESHLA AREA JOM ductory letter from the Census ployee is at your door, he or Local Indian Education Parent Committee Bureau Director notifying you she will: that in a few days your house- • Show you their Census Bu- We accept children from the following school districts Baraboo, Wisconsin Dells, hold will receive: reau identification badge Reedsburg, Portage, Mauston, Adams-Friendship Area and Sauk Prairie. • A questionnaire in the mail, • Tell you the name of the or survey for which your par- Meeting schedule for the remaining 2009-2010 School Year • A phone call from the Cen- ticipation is needed Tuesday, March 16th 6:00 PM House of Wellness sus Bureau, or • Provide a copy of the notifi- Wednesday, April 14th 6:00 PM House of Wellness • A visit from a Census Bu- cation letter you received, reau representative. or should have received, in Wednesday, May 12th 6:00 PM House of Wellness This letter will also tell you the mail describing the sur- Wednesday, June 9th 6:00 PM House of Wellness whether your participation is vey. Wednesday, July 14th 6:00 PM House of Wellness mandatory or voluntary, and The field representative will that your responses are confi- also tell you approximately Any questions or to be placed on the agenda contact Annette Crowder (608) 225-8619 PAGE 14 NOTICES Wake hikiruxe wira 12, 2010 Ho-Chunk Health Care Center in Black River Falls Construction Diabetes Learning Circle March 2010 Job Fair Date Topic April 7, 2010 March 4 Using Activity to Avoid / Manage Complications of Diabetes Tribal Complex March 18 Smart Steps to Weight Loss Success Black River Falls, WI 54615 10 am to 3 pm The Diabetes Learning Circle is a morning presentation and breakfast designed to provide people with information regarding diabetes prevention and Mathy presentation 1 pm Cafeteria management. Anyone is welcome to attend but we ask that you register for a seat. For more information Contact the TERO The program is from 8:30- 9:15 each scheduled day in Department the Ho-Chunk Health Care Center Conference (800)294-9343 Classroom. A nutritious breakfast is served during the program. (Topics are subject to change). **NICOA SIGN UP DEADLINE EXTENDED** For more information or to register contact: Kathy Braaten, Community Health Nutritionist, 715-284-9851 ext. 5335 National Indian Council on Aging Biennial Conference September 24 – 28, 2010 Traverse City, Michigan Please contact Tribal Aging Unit staff to sign up for this confer- 11TH ANNUAL ence if you are interested in attending. The following is tentatively going to be paid for, if approved by MARCH MADNESS the Legislature - per the Ho-Chunk Nation Elderly Advisory Board: Registration, Membership Fee, Hotel Stay & Per Diem. March 12, 13 & 14, 2010 Travel: Charter buses will provide transportation for the majority HOUSE OF WELLNESS, BARABOO, WISCONSIN of travelers. At-Large Elders interested in attending, please contact the Tribal Admission Fee: Adults $10/3 days or $5 a day Aging Unit for travel information Children 6-12 $5/3 days or $2/day If you want to attend this conference, the following items are re- Seniors & Children under 5 FREE quired by March 15, 2010: Games will be held at two gym sites on Friday March 12, 2010. JUST A GAME is a sports arena lo- cated in Wisconsin Dells next to the Amtrak Station. Games at the House of Wellness and Just A Submit a $100 deposit; cash, check or money order payable to Game will start at 12 noon on Friday. Spectator Tickets can be purchased at the door at each location. “Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Aging Unit”. (The $100 deposit will be Teams may contact Cameron Greendeer at 1-888-552-7889 or 1-608-355-1240 ext. 5506 for team refunded to the Elder upon return from the conference). schedules. Registration for all teams, men and women, will run from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday March 12, Submit a copy of your Tribal ID with your deposit (Tribal ID is re- 2010 at the House of Wellness. quired for NICOA membership) All games on Saturday and Sunday will be held at the House of Wellness with games starting at 7:00 a.m. each day. Daylight Savings time will take effect on Sunday at 2:00 a.m. so be sure to set Telephone: (715) 284-0811/(888) 701 8284 your clocks ahead one hour. Fax: (715) 284-3180 COFFEE SAMPLING HO-CHUNK NATION SUPREME COURT MEETING Saturday, March 27, 2010 SPONSORED BY: THE DEPARTMENTOF BUSINESS HCN Tribal Court Building, W9598 HWY 54 E, Black River Falls, WI Agenda INVITATION TO BID The Ho-Chunk Nation is seeking a consultant to design a March 15 — Baraboo District Meeting at 6 pm Healing Center Program which will enable the Nation to provide holistic services, including a strong cultural com- March 17 — WI Rapids District Meeting at 6 pm ponent, to heal individuals dealing with substance abuse March 17 — Madison District Meeting at 6 pm and the underlying causes of such abuse. March 18— Milwaukee District Meeting at 6 pm Interested consultants should obtain a copy of the Re- March 20 — BRF General Council Meeting at 10 am quest for Proposals (RFP) by contacting: March 30 — BRF TAU at 10:30 am Ms. Terry Greendeer, Director, ADPS Ho-Chunk Nation Health Care Clinic N6520 Guy Road Sampling surveys will also take place in April for: Questions? Black River Falls, WI 54615 Telephone: 715-284-9851, extension 5010 Contact Angie Waege E-mail: Terry.Greendeer@ho-chunk.com Nekoosa, Wittenberg, LaCrosse, Green Bay, Tomah, at 284-9186 Ext. 1049 Indian Heights, St. Paul, and Chicago. All proposals must be received by Ms. Greendeer by 4:00 p.m. on May 3, 2010, at the above address. March 12, 2010 ANNOUNCEMENTS PAGE 15 Happy 1st Birthday Eva Haze Smith Keep up the 3/11/10 good work Love always, Submitted by Tracy and Joe Pecore the door. Sam: “Yes.” Your Dad, Big Sister, For those of you that do not know “Cat in the Hat”: “Sam, I cannot our daughter, Joleece Pecore; she is a make your order of green eggs and Mom and Family nd 2 grader at Bannach Elementary ham. I have no more green eggs and School in Stevens Point. She is a very ham because I sat on the first plate I hard-working 8 year old girl who made!” loves to draw, dance at powwows, Narrator: When Sam heard of the play basketball, participate in gymnas- news, he said… tics, and spend time with all of her Sam: “That’s okay, I have all sorts of cousins. Joleece is also the grand- colored green eggs and ham!” Happy Birthday Benny! daughter to Sharon and Allen Cloud. Narrator: After Cat in the Hat heard Recently her school, along with the news from Sam I Am, he was re- many others around the Nation cele- lieved and they had a feast of colored brated the birthday of Theodor Geisel, Eggs and ham. Some were purple, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss. Of some were blue, some were gray, and course, being the little artist that she even some bright orange ones too! is, she drew a picture of exactly what THE END!!!!! she wanted her outfit to look like. She As parents, we are VERY proud of didn’t want to be a plain old Cat in the Joleece for always looking out for Hat, she wanted to be “SUPER Cat in her little brothers (Baby Joe and Lil’ the Hat.” We now know what family Roc), caring for others, and the way felt like when they stayed up late into she presents herself. Keep up the the night to help study or do last good work babe! minute projects due the next day, when asked to help LAST MINUTE, the night before! Today, it’s hard for many to “just do things” without a reward or being ac- knowledged for it. But that’s exactly what Joleece did; the night before the celebration, Joleece sat at the com- The best Dad my you have a great day puter busily typing away and color co- ordinated a play that she wrote for and many more to come. volunteers to help act out in her class- Love, Mia & the Jets room. I asked her if there was a cos- (Happy Birthday 40 is still young!!) tume contest or a play writing assignment. She said, “No, I just want to do it and make my friends laugh and have fun.” Narrator: One day, The Cat in the Hat sat and he said “Cat in the Hat”: “Good gra- The Ho-Chunk Nation Office of the President cious me! I sat on green eggs and ham. And I forgotten I made Public Relations is seeking Ho-Chunk these green eggs and ham for Sam I am. I better make another Singers, Dancers, Basket Makers, plate of green eggs and ham. Oh no I just forgot I had no more & Story Tellers for upcoming events. green eggs and ham too! I better tell Sam that I can’t make any lit- If you’re interested please contact the tle crumb of green eggs and Office of the President at ham! And that is his favorite food!” (800) 726-7509 or 715-284-7762, ext. 1255 Narrator: When Cat in the hat and ask for an application to be mailed or e-mailed to you. reached Sam’s house that silly lit- tle Cat said. Cat in the Hat”: “Sam I am! Sam I am!” Narrator: Then when the Cat seen the pond next to Sams house somehow he seen green eggs and ham in the pond. Then Sam opened Joleece Pecore To My Loving Parents, Elders Birthdays Janet & Harold 1 Lucille Roberts 12 Daniel Toppin 23 Fidel Delrosa 2 Elizabeth Greyhair Dale Garvin Rena Moser Blackdeer III 3 Owen Cloud 13 Nancy Smith 25 Helene Lincoln 5 Gary Keller Andrea Pence 26 Velma Lewis Happy 40th Anniversary 7 Lillian Judith Ann Owen Wilson Thundercloud Thundercloud Marcella Duke March 28th, 1970 8 George Purcel Delros 27 Ray Lopez Youngthunder Chloris Lowe Jr. Frieda Blackcoon 9 Morgan 14 Gloria Godfrey Paul Whitehorse WhiteEagle Alvin Alderman 28 Phyllis McCloud 10 Elliot Garvin Mary Ellen Walter Whitehorse Over the years, I’ve learned Deanna Greendeer Allowan 29 Lorena Coffey that marriages like yours are more exception to the rule… Geraldine Connery Bonnie Smith Stephanie Higgins Patricia Ennis 15 Francis Steindorf 30 Geri Swan and even though I’ve always felt the love at the heart of our family, Theresa Goodwin 16 Esther Redhawk Lionel Cloud over time I’ve come to realize 11 Norman Snake Sr 19 Dennis Whitehorse William Goodbear just how lucky I am to have parents who share such a special love! Janice Stott Maureen Sanford Olive Nesia 12 Janice Savage 20 Brenda Brown 31 Marcie Patton Happy Anniversary Lavon Wrigh 21 Lily Wood Delores Beatty Love Cary PAGE 16 INTERNATIONAL NEWS Wake hikiruxe wira 12, 2010 UW-LaCrosse International students tour the Ho-Chunk Nation Eliza Decorah der emphasized how it is im- Staff Writer portant to learn the traditions On March 3, fourteen Inter- and the culture of other eth- national students attending nicities and that it was good UW-La Crosse from Mexico, that “we are able to share our China, Vietnam, Kuwait, culture and language” with Saudi Arabia and Taiwan paid them. Legislature Greg a visit to the Ho-Chunk Na- Blackdeer also said a few tion for a tour led by Anne welcome words to the group Thundercloud, HCN Public and thanked them for visiting. Relations Officer. Although the students were The first time Kay Dailey, from all over the world and lecturer from UW-LaCrosse from many different cultures, brought a group to tour the many of them found similari- HCN facilities was in 2009. ties and were able to connect They loved it so much and with the Ho-Chunk Nation’s had such a good time, Kay culture. Jordan Cortes Garcia, brought another group to tour a student from Mexico, noted our Ho-Chunk Nation facili- “The tradition of offering ties and people. Dailey said food to guests and not refus- the students from the previous ing food is the same as in tour are still talking about Mexico.” how much they enjoyed visit- The students also felt as ing the Nation and noted, though the drums reminded “this kind of experience re- them of home and said they minds all of us of our con- could feel the drum in their nectedness.” heart. For some, this was the The main event of the tour “first time seeing Indians in ended with a cultural per- real life.” Shinee Li, an inter- formance. Many thanks to national student from Taiwan Gordon Thunder who intro- thought, “the dance and drum duced the singers and dancers performance was awesome! and spoke about the signifi- I’ve just seen Indians in the Students gather around the Ho-Chunk dancers for a group picture and end with cance behind the songs and movies, but it is different see- saying thank you in their own language and in pi na gi gi in the Ho-Chunk lan- dances that took place. Thun- ing them in person.” guage. Anne Thundercloud feels as though inviting international students to visit the Ho- Chunk Nation is a way to bond with other cultures and that many other countries are able to identify with the Ho- Chunk Nation because of the correlations between the cul- tures. Thundercloud is look- ing to add new elements to the tours, and putting a call Public Relations Officer Anne Thundercloud speak- out to artists who know how ing to the international students about the Ho-Chunk to make Ho-Chunk crafts. Culture. Feel free to contact Anne at 715-294-9343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or International students join in with the Ho-Chunk Na- CaraLee Murphy at 1-800-294-9343 ext. 1123 or e-mail CaraLee.Murphy@ho- tion dancers during an honor song for them. chunk.com. Wisconsin’s Winter Olympians 15 athletes participated in three sports John Kozlowicz • Alyson Dudek, Hales Cor- • Nick Pearson, West Allis, Staff Writer ners, short-track speed skat- long-track speed skating Fifteen Wisconsin athletes ing. Bronze Medal-3,000 • Catherine Raney-Norman, participated as members of meter relay Elm Grove, long-track 2010 Team USA at the re- • Molly Engstrom, Siren, speed skating cently completed Winter women’s hockey. Silver • Tracy Sachtjen, Lodi, Olympics Games held in Van- Medal women’s curling couver, B.C. Competing in • Tucker Fredricks, • Ryan Suter, Madison, men’s speed skating (both long and Janesville, long-track speed hockey. Silver medal short track), women’s curling skating • Jessie Vetter, Cottage and hockey (men’s and • Nicole Joraanstad, Madi- Grove, women’s hockey. women’s), seven of the ath- son, women’s curling Silver Medal letes were medalists, con- • Phil Kessel, Madison, • Mitchell Whitmore, Wauke- tributing to the 37 total men’s hockey. Silver Medal sha, long-track speed skat- medals earned by 2010 Team • Maria Lamb, River Falls, ing USA, the most of any country. long-track speed skating • Jinelle Zaugg Siergiej, Below are the athletes, • Debbie McCormick, Rio, Eagle River, women’s hometown and sport. women’s curling hockey. Silver Medal • Joe Pavelski, Stevens Point, men’s hockey. Silver Medal USA won silver in both women and men’s hockey at the 2010 Olympics.
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