HCI News: Tribes discuss taxation and economic development

Ed. Note: Ho-Chunk, Inc. owns Indianz.Com

"Ho-Chunk, Inc. and HCI Distribution hosted a Tribal Tobacco Tax Seminar event in Winnebago, Nebraska in August. Representatives from 29 tribes across the country participated in the seminar. The 2-day event mainly focused on the importance for tribes to develop their own tribal tax system and to strengthen economic development on the reservation.

The goal of the seminar was to educate Indian Tribes and provide the necessary information and tools for the tribes to start creating their own Tribal tax system. The seminar also covered current issues surrounding tribal tobacco. Lance Morgan, CEO and President of Ho-Chunk, Inc. was the keynote speaker at the event. His presentation “A Tribal Tax System is Tribal Power”, highlighted the importance of a Tribal tax system and tribal control. Morgan also presented the components of a Tribal tax program. Other speakers in the seminar were Joseph Messineo, attorney with Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP who presented information on the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) and attorney Leonard Violi who covered significant aspects of the PACT act.

Maunka Morgan, Senior Account Executive, HCI DistributionMaunka Morgan, Senior account executive at HCI Distribution did a presentation on “Tribal Tobacco is Native Nation Building”, emphasizing Tribal sovereignty, self development and the cultural significance for Tribes. Jan King, Director of Retail Operations and Marshall Bass for Ho-Chunk, Inc.’s convenience stores presented practices for Tribal tobacco retail, explaining methods to improve Tribal tobacco sales on the retail level."

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Press Release: Ho-Chunk, Inc. and HCI Distribution Host Tribal Tobacco Tax Seminar (Ho-Chunk Inc 9/23)

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