Category Archives: News

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Calvin Willett

Get to know Calvin Willett, System Administrator for All Native Group. Calvin installs and configures computer hardware and software. He also responds to Information Technology service issues and requests. We sat down with Calvin to hear more and here’s what we found out about him.   What do you enjoy most about the work you…

VIDEO: Winnebago Indian Corn Harvest 2020

“Our vision is to develop a healthier community – through food,” said Aaron LaPointe of our sister company Ho-Chunk Farms. Their Indian corn project in Winnebago, Nebraska is helping revive a diminishing cultural practice. It’s also a piece of the community’s larger food sovereignty effort. This year, over 100 community members across several groups helped…

PPP: A Life-Saving Force

As COVID-19 swept the nation’s population centers this spring, Ho-Chunk, Inc. and Winnebago tribal leaders understood the ultimate stakes in rural Nebraska: life or death. Disparities in health, housing and employment on the Winnebago Indian Reservation meant the virus could swiftly devastate the tribal community. Together, Ho-Chunk, Inc., the Winnebago Tribe and partners mounted a…

SHARING OUR STORY WITH ASU

Leaders of tribes, nonprofit organizations and other community programs frequently visit Ho-Chunk, Inc. and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska to learn about our approach to economic and community development. We recently welcomed a group of special guests. Over their spring break, eight students from the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of…

DEVELOPING WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Nurture your strengths. Find your voice. Practice gratitude. Ann Marie Bledsoe Downes of Ho-Chunk, Inc. shared these insights and more in a panel discussion called “60 Leadership Lessons in 60 Minutes” at the Women Lead Change 2020 Siouxland Conference. Women make up the majority of Ho-Chunk, Inc.’s executive leadership team, and the company was the…

Launching Ho-Chunk University

We’re excited to announce the launch of Ho-Chunk University, our employee learning and development program. Over the past few months, we have been working to improve the way we offer educational opportunities to our employees. We believe these opportunities will provide our employees with meaningful personal and professional growth. Through instructor-led courses, online platforms and…

COO Testifies on the Hill

Annette, our Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, testified in the hearing “Native 8(a) Contracting: Emerging Issues” before the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations. She spoke about how the SBA 8(a) program is benefiting our Winnebago reservation and the impact of our government contracts on the local community. For statistics…