HCN Legislature selects redistricting scenarios for special election submission

By Lynette LeGarde

The Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature met for a Special Legislative Meeting on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the District 3 Branch Office in Green Bay, Wisconsin which was chaired by President Wilfrid Cleveland.

Two resolutions were passed at the Special Legislative Meeting. Resolution 07-16-lSA was passed which postponed the Legislative Meeting scheduled for July 17, 2018.

Resolution 07-16-18B was also passed which proposes redistricting scenarios 4, 6 and 10 as the final selection and proposal which will be submitted to the Election Board. The Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature will be updating their constituents about this recent decision at the upcoming District Meetings.

Ho-Chunk Nation District 2 Representative Carly Lincoln commented, "Redistricting is an important component that will define areas of the Nation for the next 10 years. I am very relieved the Legislature held another meeting to revisit and discuss the redistricting options; yet, I still feel more time and analytical discussion needed to occur about this important task in front of us. I was hoping for a larger ballot and more diversity for the public to choose from. That being said, I would have preferred 5 options but I'm glad the final 3 scenarios at least offer more diversity than what was originally proposed. No matter the outcome, we are still ONE NATION no matter where various lines fall!"

Ho-Chunk Nation District 4 Representative Shelby Visintin offered, "We are pleased with the end result of this process. We spent a lot of time in deliberation to come to this decision. We tried to involve tribal member participation more than ever with this round of Redistricting.  It has been a great learning experience for everyone."

For more information, please contact Lynette LeGarde at {715) 284-9343 or email at Lynette.LeGarde@ho-chunk.com.