Financial setbacks hit the Hocak Worak

By Ardith Van Riper

     Like many other departments and divisions within the Ho-Chunk Nation, the Hocak Worak experienced financial hindrances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

     Multiple Hocak Worak staff moved to a temporary layoff status in April.  Proposed budgets befell rejection with requests to reduce spending amounts.

     The newest approved 60-day budget resulted in a reduced number of pages published.  Before the new budget year, the Hocak Worak published 16 pages.  Now the Hocak Worak publishes 12 pages.

     While reviewing this first 12-page issue, take note of the limited space available.  Priority will go to paid advertisements, meeting minutes, Enrollment Eligibility Lists, legal notices, news, and Ho-Chunk Nation department or program updates.

     The Hocak Worak staff have not yet returned from the layoff.  Advanced notice of events or requests for event coverage is appreciated.

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