Representative Kristin White Eagle

Representative Kristin White Eagle I represent District 2 of the Ho-Chunk Nation. This is Southwestern Wisconsin including Baraboo, Tomah, and the La Crosse area communities.

03/26/2020

All of the Wisconsin Senators voted in favor for the COVID-19 stimulus legislation late last night at 11:30pm - vote was unanimous in favor! It now must go to the House for their vote. All indicators are that this will be a swift decision - delays would be detrimental!

The highlights of this Bill that you may be most interested in (based on the feedback that I get & not in order of importance or other) is here. Further details are also included below:

~~ $150 billion to assist states, tribes, and local governments to help them pay for new expenses related to COVID-19 response

~~ Provides direct payments of $1,200 to working adults and $500 to children. The full payment is available for individuals making up to $75,000 (individual) and $150,000 (married).

~~ Increases the maximum unemployment benefit by $600 per week, and this support is extended for four months.

~~ Financial support for hospitals and our health system, including critical investments such as personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers and testing supplies.

The bipartisan economic stimulus legislation includes the following:

Direct Financial Aid to American Families
• Provides direct payments of $1,200 to working adults and $500 to children. The full payment is available for individuals making up to $75,000 (individual) and $150,000 (married).
Expansion of Unemployment Insurance for Laid off Workers
• Strengthens the unemployment insurance system with $260 billion in funding by expanding eligibility to cover more workers and increasing the maximum unemployment benefit by $600 per week for every American, which helps provide most workers with their full paycheck. This support is extended for four months instead of three and ensures that all workers are protected whether they work for businesses small, medium or large, along with self-employed and workers in the gig economy.
Direct Support to Rescue Small Businesses
• $377 billion to support small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation will help provide small businesses the resources they need to keep moving forward, and keep their workers on the payroll.
• $350 billion in loan forgiveness grants to small businesses and non-profits to maintain existing workforce and help pay for other expenses like rent, mortgage, and utilities.
• $10 billion for Small Business Administration (SBA) emergency grants of up to $10,000 to provide immediate relief for small business operating costs.
• $17 billion for SBA to cover six months of payments for small businesses with existing SBA loans, and six months of loan forbearance for all small businesses.
A $150 Billion Marshall Plan for our Health Care System
• Financial support for hospitals and our health system, including critical investments such as personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers and testing supplies.
• $16 billion to replenish the Strategic National Stockpile supplies of pharmaceuticals, PPE, and other medical supplies, which are distributed to state and local health agencies, hospitals and other health care entities facing shortages during emergencies.
• $1 billion for the Defense Production Act to bolster domestic supply chains, enabling industry to quickly ramp up production of PPE, ventilators, and other urgently needed medical supplies, and billions of dollars more for federal, state, and local health agencies to purchase such equipment.
• Increased funding for workforce and training, new construction to house patients, and emergency operation centers.
• Medicare payment increases to all hospitals and providers to ensure that they receive the funding they need during this crisis.
More Federal Support for States and Schools
• $150 billion to assist states, tribes, and local governments to help them pay for new expenses related to COVID-19 response.
• $45 billion for FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund, more than doubling the available funding, to provide for the immediate needs of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as private non-profits performing critical and essential services, to protect citizens and help them recover from the overwhelming effects of COVID-19. Reimbursable activities may include medical response, PPE, National Guard deployment, coordination of logistics, safety measures, and community services nationwide.
• $30.75 billion for grants to provide emergency support to local school systems and higher education institutions to continue to provide educational services to their students and support the on-going functionality of school districts and institutions.
• $5 billion in federal funding for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to help states and local governments rapidly respond to COVID-19 and the economic and housing impacts caused by it, including the expansion of community health facilities, child care centers, food banks and senior services.
• $4.3 billion to support federal, state, and local public health agencies to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus, including for the purchase of PPE; laboratory testing to detect positive cases; infection control and mitigation at the local level to prevent the spread of the virus; and other public health preparedness and response activities.
• $3.5 billion in additional funding for the Child Care Development Block Grant to provide child care assistance to health care sector employees, emergency responders, sanitation workers, and other workers deemed essential during the response to the coronavirus.
• More than $1.5 billion in federal funding for the Economic Development Administration and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership to help mitigate the local economic crisis and rebuild impacted industries, such as tourism or manufacturing supply chains.
Strong Worker Protections, Transparency and Oversight on Government Loans
• Big corporations receiving government loans are prohibited from engaging in stock buybacks that largely benefit executives and wealthy shareholders, for the length of any loan provided by the Treasury plus one year.
• Restrictions on any increases to executive compensation and collective bargaining agreements are protected.
• Prohibition on businesses controlled by the President, Vice President, Members of Congress, and heads of Executive Departments getting loans or investments from Treasury programs.
• Real-time public reporting of Treasury transactions under the Act, including terms of loans, investments or other assistance to corporations.
• Creation of Treasury Department Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery to provide oversight of Treasury loans and investments; a Pandemic Response Accountability Committee to protect taxpayer dollars; and a Congressional Oversight Commission to enhance legislative oversight of pandemic response.

Governor Evers puts a Shelter In Place (SAFER AT HOME) for all residents. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2...
03/23/2020
Gov. Tony Evers to order Wisconsinites to stay at home, will close non-essential businesses

Governor Evers puts a Shelter In Place (SAFER AT HOME) for all residents.
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/23/wisconsin-gov-tony-evers-issues-safer-place-order/2897821001/?fbclid=IwAR3ZQv_Ey1qYC8ecuFeHlOCLPgsXtgvknBoo9v0WuH-IqLqMqEtwGslTAvE

Gov. Tony Evers on Monday said he will order Wisconsinites to stay in their homes starting this week to fend off the coronavirus outbreak that is ravaging populations worldwide.

Updated Meetings Notices....
03/23/2020

Updated Meetings Notices....

GREETINGS! 😄 Here is my WEEKLY ITINERARY for March 23, 2020: self-isolation & social distancing can be lonely - call if ...
03/23/2020

GREETINGS! 😄 Here is my WEEKLY ITINERARY for March 23, 2020: self-isolation & social distancing can be lonely - call if you need to talk!

MONDAY ➖10am - SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION, TOB
TUESDAY➖9am - Mobile/Remote Access to work.
WEDNESDAY➖10am - CANCELLED: FINANCE COMMITTEE, TOB; 10am - SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION, TOB
THURSDAY ➖ 9am - Mobile/Remote Access to work.
FRIDAY ➖ 9am - Mobile/Remote Access to work.

Thank you for your kind attention! Stay safe and enjoy your week.

Email me at [email protected],
Call/Text CELL: 715-299-0583

A memorandum to all Tribal Members and Employees of the Ho-Chunk Nation from our Vice-President on behalf of the the Ho-...
03/21/2020

A memorandum to all Tribal Members and Employees of the Ho-Chunk Nation from our Vice-President on behalf of the the Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature. Well said Madame VP. Thank you for your leadership!

A note from the Vice President on COVID-19 and its impacts to us:

03/20/2020
Greetings,Please be patient with us as we work towards making decisions that are in the best interest of our Nation and ...
03/19/2020

Greetings,

Please be patient with us as we work towards making decisions that are in the best interest of our Nation and in regards to public health. For now, we are suspending all Area Meetings.

You can still reach me at [email protected] or by using this page’s “Send Email” button or call us.

Thank you! Stay safe!

Email me at [email protected],
Call/Text CELL: 715-299-0583,
Call OFFICE at 715-284-9343, ext. 1008 or 1276.

We must suspend the area meetings to keep our families safe. We acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic is directly affecting every tribal member, employee, and community.

If you have concerns, you can always call or email. We will be putting out as much information as we have.
Stay safe.

The HCN President has released the Administrative Order closing our gaming facilities no later than Friday, March 20, 20...
03/18/2020

The HCN President has released the Administrative Order closing our gaming facilities no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 at 12:00am.

Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison is preparing for its closure on Tuesday, 3/17/2020, at 7am. Further details are forthcoming, how...
03/16/2020

Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison is preparing for its closure on Tuesday, 3/17/2020, at 7am. Further details are forthcoming, however I am sure that Public Relations in the Office of the President can assist and take your calls/inquiries or call the facility itself. Thank you!

Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison has decided the best course of action to protect our employees and guests as well as our TeeJop community, is to close to the public effective tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 a.m. Currently our plan is to reopen to the public on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 a.m., however, this date may change as this is a fluid situation.

Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison is committed to the safety and health of our employees and guests. Maintaining a clean and sanitary environment for healthful continuity within the facility for our guests and employees is among our highest priorities.

We are being proactive and vigilant through crisis management with implementing prevention measures. During our closure we will continue with our disinfecting processes
and procedures. This includes adding a new product the manufacturer states uses advanced technology which offers germ protection long after the product is applied by creating a protective shield on the surface it is applied to which lasts 30 days on surfaces.

In addition, we have a dedicated Safety Officer who is currently assigned to monitor all available data and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ho-Chunk Nation Health Department, Occupational Safety Health Administration/OSHA (i.e., Safety in the workplace), Department of Homeland Security/DHS and leveraging all credible resources to ensure we are implementing best practices regarding COVID-19 and conferring as necessary with these appropriate agencies.

03/16/2020

GREETINGS! 😄 Here is my WEEKLY ITINERARY for March 16, 2020: Be on the lookout for information coming out of Legislature after Tuesday's Legislative Session. Updated: 3/18/20.

MONDAY ➖9am - Mobile/Remote Access - multiple meetings.

TUESDAY➖9am -6pm - Legislative Session, TOB.

WEDNESDAY➖9am - CANCELLED: Special Finance Committee Meeting, TOB.

THURSDAY ➖ 9am - Mobile. 10am - Housing Committee Meeting, TOB.

FRIDAY ➖ 9am - Work From Home.

Thank you for your kind attention! Stay safe and enjoy your week.

Email me at [email protected],
Call/Text CELL: 715-299-0583,
Call OFFICE at 715-284-9343, ext. 1008 or 1276.

We plan to meet earlier in the morning to address the critical issues facing our Nation.
03/16/2020

We plan to meet earlier in the morning to address the critical issues facing our Nation.

Be counted because YOU COUNT! The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or...
03/15/2020
Responding to the Census

Be counted because YOU COUNT!
The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IT CAN BE DONE ONLINE!!

Homes will begin receiving their paper invitation to respond to the 2020 Census between March 12-20. 📭 These official Census Bureau mailings will include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online.💻

The 2020 Census is for everyone! In the link is more information with the following assistance:

✅ Online Response Guide
✅ Phone Response Guide
✅ Paper (Mail) Response Guide
Please note that if you are responding online, you must complete the census in one sitting, as you don't have the ability to save your progress.

If you do not receive an invitation to respond from the Census Bureau, you may respond online or visit the Contact Us page in the link to call their phone line.

Once you receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census, there are three ways to respond: online, by phone, or by mail.

Ho-Chunk Nation
03/13/2020

Ho-Chunk Nation

Governor Evers has ordered a statewide school closure.Please share so that families can prepare.
03/13/2020

Governor Evers has ordered a statewide school closure.Please share so that families can prepare.

Great guidance in this!
03/13/2020

Great guidance in this!

Gotta stress...WE HAVE TO WASH, WASH, WASH OUR HANDS.🖐🤚
03/12/2020

Gotta stress...WE HAVE TO WASH, WASH, WASH OUR HANDS.🖐🤚

When big decisions need to be made, seek what is best for the greater good - to think of our future generations and the ...
03/12/2020

When big decisions need to be made, seek what is best for the greater good - to think of our future generations and the Nation as a whole. We each need our own guiding principles to guide us at home, at work, with family, in relationships, and with the Creator. Be well my friends & relatives!

When the risks outweigh the benefits...The annual March Madness All-Native Basketball Tournament is postponed indefinite...
03/12/2020

When the risks outweigh the benefits...
The annual March Madness All-Native Basketball Tournament is postponed indefinitely.

Our Health Department has guidance for us all, see the link. Additionally, I was pleased to hear our Executive Director ...
03/11/2020
Ho-Chunk Nation Health Department | Ho-Chunk Nation

Our Health Department has guidance for us all, see the link.

Additionally, I was pleased to hear our Executive Director of Health attended a Session yesterday that was held by the Sauk County Public Health Director - this makes for better equipped communities.
https://ho-chunknation.com/ho-chunk-nation-health-department/

Monitoring the Novel Coronavirus Over the past several weeks, the Health Department has closely monitored the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This includes several weekly calls with our Local, State, and Federal partners. The Health Department does have a Public Health Emergency Plan for a....

Free public event tonight...Learn more about MAA WAKACAK and the GREAT SAUK STATE TRAIL!Representatives of the Ho-Chunk ...
03/11/2020

Free public event tonight...Learn more about MAA WAKACAK and the GREAT SAUK STATE TRAIL!

Representatives of the Ho-Chunk Nation,
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bluffview Sanitary District and Great Sauk State Trail will provide updates and be available to answer questions. Join us to learn more about the landowners, current projects, and future land management and recreation projects planned for the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant landscape

The Tomah community heard from Celia Lonetree tonight... here’s an invite to participate in the Community Garden Plannin...
03/11/2020

The Tomah community heard from Celia Lonetree tonight... here’s an invite to participate in the Community Garden Planning Meetings. My thanks goes out to this young lady for all she’s doing!

CANCELLED! updated 3/11/2020.March Madness 2020!
03/09/2020

CANCELLED! updated 3/11/2020.
March Madness 2020!

GREETINGS! 😄 Here is my WEEKLY ITINERARY for March 9, 2020: IT’S AREA MEETING WEEK!MONDAY ➖9a.m. Daily and Weekly Prep; ...
03/08/2020

GREETINGS! 😄 Here is my WEEKLY ITINERARY for March 9, 2020: IT’S AREA MEETING WEEK!

MONDAY ➖9a.m. Daily and Weekly Prep;
6:00pm: La Crosse Area Meeting.

TUESDAY➖9am & 11am morning meetings; available in the afternoon;
6:00pm: Tomah Area Meeting.

WEDNESDAY➖9:30am: Legislative Office, TOB; 1pm: in Baraboo for afternoon meeting (cancelled due to emergency preparedness meeting at TOB);
6pm: meet with Waksikma community - Open invite to all.

THURSDAY ➖ 9am: In District for multiple morning meetings (cancelled due to Special Emergency Session on Coronavirus threat);
6:00pm: Baraboo Area Meeting (IHCB).

FRIDAY ➖ 10am-2pm: Beloit Planning Workshop (TOB or I’ll use the teleconference option).

Thank you for your kind attention! Stay safe and enjoy your week.

Note: updated 3/11/2020 & 3/12/2020.

Email me at [email protected],
Call/Text CELL: 715-299-0583,
Call OFFICE at 715-284-9343, ext. 1008 or 1276.

In 1985, Wilma Mankiller paved the way for female leadership in America when she became the first woman to be Principal ...
03/08/2020
Wilma Mankiller: 100 Women of the Year

In 1985, Wilma Mankiller paved the way for female leadership in America when she became the first woman to be Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, the largest tribe in the U.S., a role she held for a decade, ushering in an era of prosperity, cultural revitalization and self-governance for Cherokee people.

This article is part of 100 Women of the Year, TIME’s list of the most influential women of the past century.

https://time.com/5793679/wilma-mankiller-100-women-of-the-year/

Find out why TIME chose Wilma Mankiller as one of the 100 women who defined the last century

Photos from Representative Kristin White Eagle's post
03/04/2020

Photos from Representative Kristin White Eagle's post

Here is a reminder that this is tonight!Although I attended all of my previous District's community listening sessions w...
03/02/2020

Here is a reminder that this is tonight!

Although I attended all of my previous District's community listening sessions with the prior President and his staff, I will not be at this one - rather I intend to be with our mourners tonight. But I do hope that President White Eagle's Listening Session has a good turnout and some great information for our community!

Thank you!

Listening Session.

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W9814 Airport Road
Black River Falls, WI
54615

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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