The $4,000 payment is part of an effort by St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church to acknowledge its debt to Ho-Chunk who once lived there.
The Ho-Chunk Nation has a bright economic future, ripe with prospects to diversify its economy beyond gaming. That’s if the tribal government more clearly communicates with citizens and opens space for entrepreneurs and private companies to invest in tribal communities, Ho-Chunk officials and citizens said during a Wisconsin Watch event held on May 12.
Wisconsin tribes contemplate future beyond gaming after pandemic shows risk of overreliance on casinos.
Partnerships and deep listening were key in attempt to build trust among Ho-Chunk Nation citizens.
Study after study reaches the same conclusion: Tribes are often the largest drivers of regional and rural economies.
What do you consider the job of the future? What is your dream job? Are you satisfied with your quality of life? In a collaboration convened by Indian Country Today, Wisconsin Watch is reporting on economic issues in tribal communities, and we want to hear from you.
Archeologists have unearthed human remains of Native Americans during excavations of the site along Lake Michigan where Kohler Co. wants to build an 18-hole golf course. The rapidly eroding Lake Michigan shoreline is also raising questions about the future of project.
Gambling has provided the tribe’s roughly 7,400 members with jobs, opportunity and income. It has gone to build infrastructure, create programs, and preserve the Ho-Chunk way of life.
Wisconsin has 1.8 percent of the nation’s population, but accounts for just .8 percent of the nearly $1.2 billion that has flowed to presidential contenders.
Fifteen years after Schuyler Webster took his own life at age 14, his mother still sees him everywhere.