Jun 11, 2015

First Nations Community Financial receives non-pro...

First Nations Community Financial receives non-profit status

By Ken Luchterhand   Forrest Funmaker, executive director of First Nations Community Financial, is really, really excited. The financial institution officially received 501 (c) nonprofit status on May 5 this year. “We’ve been trying for the nonprofit status for some time,” Funmaker said. “We applied in February 2014, so it took a little more than a...

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Jun 11, 2015

Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial gets reboot with Wasi...

Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial gets reboot with Wasira Show

By Ken Luchterhand   Years ago, the Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial drew tourists to Wisconsin Dells from hundreds of miles around. But then, one day all that stopped. That ending has created a void in the need for visitors to connect with Ho-Chunk culture. “There is a pent-up demand for Native American culture and traditions that hasn’t been met by any of the tribes...

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Jun 11, 2015

General Election results in change o...

General Election results in change of president and two legislator positions

By Ken Luchterhand   The results of the June 2 General Election have been...

May 28, 2015

Belt from generations ago makes it b...

Belt from generations ago makes it back to Hopinkah family

By Ken Luchterhand   William Hopinkah Sr. never expected to see something...

May 28, 2015

Ho-Chunk woman murdered in Black Riv...

Ho-Chunk woman murdered in Black River Falls

By Ken Luchterhand   A 23-year-old homeless man is being charged in the...

May 28, 2015

Group Visits allow diabetes discussi...

Group Visits allow diabetes discussions to benefit everyone

By Ken Luchterhand   Every three months, the same group of people gather...