Assisting Ho-Chunk and other Native Americans with access to education.
Establish programs to provide financial and supportive services to Tribal members in support of their educational goals. Provide for effective communication and dissemination of Tribal information to the Tribal population.
Mission: The Ho-Chunk Department of Education shall promote academic excellence and perpetuate and preserve the cultural values, history, and language of the Ho-Chunk Nation. In doing so, the Department shall safeguard the interests of the Nation, enhance the sovereignty of the Nation, and exercise stewardship over those resources committed to it by the Nation and foreign jurisdictions.
The Education Department Executive Director will be at the Green Bay Branch Office Thursday evening (1/23) for a listening session regarding their strategic plan!
ANNOUNCEMENT: The Executive Director for the Department of Education will be here at the Branch Office on Thursday evening (5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) for a Public Hearing on their 10 Year Strategic Plan. POTLUCK AS USUAL!
Menu so far is:
Wild Rice Soup
Buttered Hominy & Corn
AISES Scholarship and Internship Opportunities!
Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $10,000! Apply for an AISES scholarship today!
All scholarships and internships require that applicants be current AISES members at the time of application. AISES membership is now free for all pre-college and college students.
A Racial Justice Guide to Thanksgiving for Educators and Families
We are very proud of John, Salena, and Dawson for leading the talking circles in the middle school and high school! All the best for another great year!
The School District of Black River Falls Board is proud to recognize the efforts of Salena LeMieux, John Dick, and Dawson McAndrews (not pictured) for generously donating their time and talents to provide exceptional enrichment opportunities to our students at the MS and the HS. Because of their efforts with the Talking Circles, students have the opportunity to work with some strong mentors and learn more about Ho-Chunk traditional cultural stories and to use those stories as a springboard for open dialogue into relevant life topics. This has been a goal of our partnership with the Ho-Chunk Nation Dept. of Education for several years, and these individuals made it happen!
The Talking Circles are open to both Native and Non-Native students. #tiGRRpride
This is great!
Native Stories: Books for tweens and teens by and about Indigenous peoples | School Library Journal
“Each year we are pleased to see more Native authors getting published. In addition to our recommendations here, we suggest that librarians and educators seek out the American Indian Library Association’s Youth Literature Award list, read critical reviews at American Indians in Children’s Literature , and explore interviews with Native writers, illustrators, and editors at Cynsations, a resource-filled website maintained by author Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Nation)”.
For further information, please click on the link below to read the article.
#wischat #wiamind #wiedu #firstnationswi
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH-August 26th, D1CC from 5-7pm
Open to JOM, Title VI and Youth Services students in BRF, Neillsville, AC-H-M and Blair-Taylor
These life-changing chairs are free to use and available to anyone.
The opinion gives educators a tool for helping families participate in addressing their children's special education needs.
Ready or Not... The new school year is HERE!!!
Last week the Ho-Chunk Nation Education Department held a SEED Leadership Retreat for the administration teams of the Baraboo School District and the Black River Falls School District. Thanks to the Baraboo School District for hosting us and to our guest facilitators for helping us conduct this important work! It was a great three days that I will treasure for a long time to come. #seed
Calling all parents, interested school staff, & all folks who think they would benefit!
Parent Leadership Conference
Visit our website for more information: https://wifacets.org/training/parent-leadership-conference
Your child can participate in field trips! This article offers steps to set your child up for success and keep healthy communication with their school.
We will be recommending these institutes to the school districts we work with. Most are very interested in new opportunities to address equity and social justice issues.
Breakthrough Basketball Camp-for all youth grades 5-12. July 19-21st! Hope to see you there!
Friday July 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday July 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday July 21, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Deadline: Monday, July 19 for undergraduate sophomores, juniors & seniors. College students interested in business / entrepreneurship, check out this 2.5 day program run by one of our partner organizations.
Competitive Advantage is a product of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, www.cgsm.org, which has worked for more than a half-century to increase diversity in business education and corporate leadership. The undergraduate program is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are African American, Hispanic American and Native American sophomores, juniors and seniors in good standing with a major and cumulative g.p.a. of 3.0 or higher. Students can come from any academic discipline and must demonstrate leadership potential through extracurricular involvement.
The two-and-a-half-day leadership development conference is scheduled for September 6 – 8, 2019 in Schaumberg, IL at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. Programming will begin at noon on Friday and end at noon on Sunday.
Apply Here: https://form.jotform.com/90785089517167
The Consortium, the nation’s largest diversity network, links top-tier students, MBA programs and corporate partners, providing merit-based scholarships.
Jordan Kappen is hosting a basketball camp June 10-11. Registration is here on the homepage: www.jordankappenbasketball.com
Jordan Kappen presents another sizzling summer of FULL COURT HUSTLE. This event brings fans, families and friends together for an incredible day of basketball and entertainment!!! BASKETBALL WITH A BARBEQUE ATMOSPHERE
This Wisconsin Youth Water Stories Summit is a great opportunity for all youth. It's free! There are 68 spots available.
Attention Ho-Chunk Enrolled Students Ages 13-18: Please see the attached flyer regarding our annual Goja Howaite Hi Camp that will be held July 15-19, 2019 in BRF. This camp is held at D1CC from 9am-3:30pm, and can help the student earn 1/2 elective credit for High School if in the BRF or Tomah school district! If you have any questions, let me know!
Ho-Chunk Head Start Singers!!!
They practiced and practiced for this performance at the WIEA Pre-Conference! Great Job! We are very proud of them!
Ho-Chunk Head Start from three communities sing songs in Ho-Chunk and English at the WIEA pre-conference.
Nekoosa High School Highlights Native American Culture
Nekoosa High School hosted a cultural event on April 4 that was made possible by several departments within the Ho-Chunk Nation and the Nekoosa/Port Edwards Area Title VII JOM Parent Committee. Nekoosa Youth and Learning Center Director Angeline Decorah coordinated the event. Special than
New California State Law
Students can now wear tribal regalia or recognized objects of religious or cultural significance as an adornment during school graduation ceremonies thanks to a new California law. #wereNIEA #NativeEducation #NativeYouth #firstkids #firstkids1st #FK1stPartner #Graduation19 #Classof2019
Continuing Studies at UW-Madison
Registration for WCATY, Wisconsin’s premier academic learning center for kids, is coming to a close in April. Don’t miss out on a great summer!
Another great opportunity!!!
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We are accepting applications for our 2019 Summer Internship Program. Visit us at: http://edu.ho-chunknation.com/Internship
The Education Department will be closed on Monday January 14, 2019 for an all staff meeting. All calls and emails will be answered the following business day.
What an amazing day in history! The Ho-Chunk Nation was there to celebrate. Congratulations to Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland.
Proud of our Nation and our People.✊🏽
Come join us Thursday 12/27/18 to learn more about the Education Department and our programs. We look forward to seeing you all there.
It's FAFSA season!
Our Higher Education Team is more than willing to assist you with the process!
Ho-Chunk Nation Higher Education
The FAFSA verification process can be difficult for students to navigate, even if they have help, like Dorothy did (from NCAN member College Possible). Read Dorothy's story on our blog: https://bit.ly/2EcC7B5.
UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center
Celebrate Indigenous People Everyday!
The College Board recently announced a new $25 million scholarship program. Beginning with the class of 2020, students will have a chance to earn scholarships for completing different parts of the college application process, such as building a college list and completing the FAFSA.
Coming up next weekend!
Saturday, November 3!
Building Resilient Nurses and Tibal Communities
Those in Wisconsin! Try to take advantage of this deal!
Will you take advantage of the sales tax holiday? It starts Wednesday and runs through Sunday! https://www.news8000.com/news/wisconsin-sales-tax-holiday-about-to-begin-1/774998016
The Education Department will be closed on Tuesday, July 24 from 8-11am. We're moving back into our office at TOB!
We are pleased to announce that our Higher Education Division has launched a new student portal. The portal will allow our Higher Education students to manage their student information and upload documents online. We are excited to continue to develop tools to better serve our Ho-Chunk students!
Please let us know if you have any questions, you can reach us at 800-362-4476. The portal url is: https://education.ho-chunk.com
What an amazing representation of the Ho-Chunk Nation and its people. ❤️
Indigenous dancer Ria Thundercloud shares how her hair and makeup rituals celebrate her heritage.
The Education Department will be closing on Friday July 6th, from 1:30-2:30pm for an all staff event.
Happy Monday! As of today, 7/2 the Education Department has been temporarily relocated to the old D1CC building. Once construction is done, we will move back to TOB. Our phone number has not changed.
The Education Department will be closed on Friday, June 29th for Employee Appreciation Day. We will resume normal hours on Monday, July 2nd.
Save the Date! The 8th annual financial frenzy is happening soon.
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