General Council 2022 Planning Update

By Ardith Van Riper

     As of June 22, staff at the Office of the General Council report they have not received confirmation that any contracts have been signed.  The one finalized detail is that the 2022 Annual Meeting of General Council will be held on July 30 at Warner Park in Madison, Wisc.  The quorum is currently estimated at 1,237.

     The elders will have options available to them at the venue.  Elders can be dropped off at the back entrance and will have their own registration lines.  Seating for elders is in the Duck Blind Club and the second level has a climate-controlled suite with limited seating.

     The venue permits families to bring pop-up canopies and their lawn chairs.

     Ho-Chunk Nation departments, divisions, or programs who wish to set up informational booths should contact Robin Blackdeer at before July 1.

     The Department of Administration, Information Technology (IT) Division is scheduled to complete registration and assist with technical support. 

     Registration opens at 8:00 am.  Participants must have a valid tribal ID or enrollment verification to register.

     The Enrollment Department plans to be on-site to offer Tribal IDs until a quorum is met.  Enrollment verifications will be provided to tribal members after a quorum is met.  However, only voting-age tribal IDs will be processed at the event.  The cost is $20 (cash, money order, or money gram), and you are required to provide one of the following: state driver’s license, state ID, passport, expired tribal ID, or certified birth certificate.  Contact to set up a tribal ID appointment in the weeks prior to the Annual Meeting of the General Council date.

     Email proposed General Council Resolutions to as soon as possible.

     Contact General Council Deputy Advocate Henry White Thunder with questions or concerns at