Ho-Chunk Nation


Tribal Website: http://www.ho-chunknation.com/

  • Tribal profile
  • Reservation info: No reservation in Wisconsin but trust lands and tribally owned parcels in 14 counties.
  • Membership: Over 6,500 members.
  • Gov’t: Constitutional government with 4 branches:  Executive, Legislative, Judicial, General Council.
  • Academia: Students attend Black River Falls, Tomah, Wisconsin Dells, Nekoosa, and other schools.
  • Enterprises:  Major enterprises include Ho-Chunk Casino, movie theatre, Ni Si ni bottled water, Daxu Fair Trade Coffee.
  • Employment: Over 3, 000 employees.
  • President: Jon Greendeer, President, Elected June 2011 

American Indian Studies Bibilography

12 American ​Indian Nations
of Wisconsin



​Act 31 Across WIsconsin

  • The state of Wisconsin was charged with creating a curriculum for grades 4-12 on American Indian treaty rights. It included a mandate for school programming to give students an understanding of different value systems, cultures, and human relations. 
  • Schools are required to teach American Indian studies at least 3 times throughout a student’s K-12 career and must maintain instructional materials which appropriately reflect diverse cultures.


Act 31 on the UW Campus

Each teacher seeking a license from the state must have instruction in American Indian history, culture and tribal sovereignty, ​meeting the requirement of Act 31 is more than an obligation for certification; it represents our university’s commitment to serve our diverse communities and the American Indian tribes and bands who reside within its borders.


News and Media Resources

The following links are to media resources, television, and radio that covers news and entertainment for and about American Indian nations and tribal communities across Wisconsin, the United States, and Canada.