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Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation
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Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation (April 27, 2018)

Indian Country may have been left out of Washington's new tax law but one program is opening up opportunities to tribes.

Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
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Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty' (April 24, 2018)

A raid on the Winnebago Tribe's tobacco operations has spawned a new lawsuit in federal court.

Indian lawmaker welcomes tribal delegation to Nebraska Capitol
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Indian lawmaker welcomes tribal delegation to Nebraska Capitol (March 13, 2018)

A delegation of leaders from the Winnebago Tribe educated lawmakers in Nebraska about the economic renaissance on their reservation.

Winnebago Tribe sees boost in home ownership as more return to reservation
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Winnebago Tribe sees boost in home ownership as more return to reservation (February 22, 2018)

Visitors – especially those from Indian Country – are often surprised to see how much new development has taken place on the Winnebago Reservation.

Winnebago Tribe slams raid on businesses as attack on sovereignty
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Winnebago Tribe slams raid on businesses as attack on sovereignty (January 31, 2018)

The leader of the Winnebago Tribe is firing back at federal and state officials in Nebraska, a day after federal agents raided the offices of the economic development corporation on the reservation.

Winnebago Tribe corporation cooperates with federal tobacco investigation
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Winnebago Tribe corporation cooperates with federal tobacco investigation (January 30, 2018)

Federal agents are investigating the tobacco operations of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe.

Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project
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Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project (January 18, 2018)

A new initiative on the Winnebago Reservation seeks to improve the health of residents in the northeast Nebraska community.

Winnebago Tribe subsidiary lands $100 million federal government contract
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Winnebago Tribe subsidiary lands $100 million federal government contract (December 21, 2017)

A company owned by Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe, landed a $100 million contract with the Department of Commerce.

Winnebago Tribe corporation announces $107M in developments
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Winnebago Tribe corporation announces $107M in developments (December 4, 2015)

Ho-Chunk Inc. is investing in the Siouxland region, an area near the reservation that's home to many tribal members.

Winnebago Tribe couldn't afford $1.3M in per capita payments
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Winnebago Tribe couldn't afford $1.3M in per capita payments (August 10, 2015)

Members are upset about the loss of the $250 payment but youth benefited from a $300 clothing allowance.

Winnebago Tribe seeks more time to remove old bank building
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Winnebago Tribe seeks more time to remove old bank building (July 30, 2015)

Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, was planning to move the building to the reservation.

Winnebago Tribe works on plans for big housing development
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Winnebago Tribe works on plans for big housing development (May 4, 2015)

The 200-acre Flatwater Crossing along the Missouri River would include housing, retail and public spaces.

Chairman of Winnebago Tribe quits as council exodus continues
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Chairman of Winnebago Tribe quits as council exodus continues (April 2, 2015)

John Blackhawk led the tribe for nearly 20 years during an unprecedented era of growth and opportunity.

Winnebago Tribe's corporation invests in Native American Bank
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Winnebago Tribe's corporation invests in Native American Bank (February 10, 2015)

Ho-Chunk Inc is now a 'major' shareholder in the bank.

Investigation faults former BIE officials over handling of contract
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Investigation faults former BIE officials over handling of contract (December 8, 2014)

Former director Keith Moore and former chief of staff Brian Drapeaux were singled out in an Office of Inspector General report.

Editorial: Winnebago Tribe's business makes a big contribution
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Editorial: Winnebago Tribe's business makes a big contribution (October 21, 2014)

Praise for Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe.

Winnebago Tribe's company secures $6.5M government contract
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Winnebago Tribe's company secures $6.5M government contract (October 3, 2014)

All Native Solutions will provide furniture and equipment to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Ho-Chunk Inc executive Lance Morgan receives business honor
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Ho-Chunk Inc executive Lance Morgan receives business honor (July 28, 2014)

Winnebago tribal member is being named Advocate of the Year by the Minority Business Development Agency.

Winnebago Tribe celebrates new additions for office building
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Winnebago Tribe celebrates new additions for office building (March 6, 2014)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska welcomed a new business to its office building in Sioux City, Iowa.

Winnebago Tribe plans updates for office building in Iowa
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Winnebago Tribe plans updates for office building in Iowa (January 13, 2014)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is planning several improvement projects at its office building in Sioux City, Iowa.

Morgan and Galanda: Tax credits create jobs in Indian Country
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Morgan and Galanda: Tax credits create jobs in Indian Country (October 15, 2013)

Lance Morgan, the CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc., and attorney Gabriel Galanda, discuss the benefits of the New Markets Tax Credit in Indian Country.

Winnebago Tribe acquires majority ownership in startup firm
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Winnebago Tribe acquires majority ownership in startup firm (September 24, 2013)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has acquired a majority ownership in an Internet startup.

Winnebago Tribe purchases majority stake in building in Iowa
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Winnebago Tribe purchases majority stake in building in Iowa (September 21, 2012)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has acquired a majority stake in the largest building in Sioux City, Iowa. Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, plans to rename the 155,486...

Kevin Abourezk: Winnebago  Tribe finds  success with business
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Kevin Abourezk: Winnebago Tribe finds success with business (September 20, 2012)

"Lance Morgan posted a link on Facebook to a news story about his tribe’s new arena football team on Tuesday afternoon. Within two hours, a Native lawyer who had written...

Winnebago Tribe buys majority stake in indoor football team
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Winnebago Tribe buys majority stake in indoor football team (September 12, 2012)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has acquired a majority stake in an indoor football team. Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, will relocate the Council Bluffs Express to the...

Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska tribes look to rebuild their economies
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Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska tribes look to rebuild their economies (July 30, 2012)

"The Ponca Tribe isn’t the only tribe fighting for its people’s economic welfare. Tribes across the country have begun establishing economic development organizations designed to start businesses that can help...

New York authorities refuse to return tobacco to Winnebago Tribe
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New York authorities refuse to return tobacco to Winnebago Tribe (July 2, 2012)

Authorities in New York are refusing to return tobacco products that a judge said were illegally seized from the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. On June 18, Judge David Demarest ruled...

Charles Kader: Overdue decision on tobacco seizure in New York
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Charles Kader: Overdue decision on tobacco seizure in New York (June 29, 2012)

"On June 18, 2012, in a New York courtroom, in picturesque St. Lawrence County, a decision was reached in a legal matter that pitted belief against regulation, rural against urban,...

Winnebago Tribe waiting for New York to return seized tobacco
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Winnebago Tribe waiting for New York to return seized tobacco (June 22, 2012)

A business owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is waiting on the state of New York to return tobacco that a judge said was illegally seized. HCI Distribution purchased...

Winnebago Tribe wins decision over tobacco seized in New York
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Winnebago Tribe wins decision over tobacco seized in New York (June 20, 2012)

Authorities in New York must return tobacco products that were illegally seized from a business owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, a judge ruled. HCI Distribution hired a shipping...

Blog: USDA officials promote Winnebago Tribe's housing efforts
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Blog: USDA officials promote Winnebago Tribe's housing efforts (June 20, 2012)

"Two top U.S. Department of Agriculture officials visited a Winnebago, Neb. family Tuesday which transitioned from renters to home-owners with the help of a bevy of federal, state and tribal...

Ho-Chunk Inc. executive addresses tribal leaders at NCAI meet
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Ho-Chunk Inc. executive addresses tribal leaders at NCAI meet (June 19, 2012)

Lance Morgan, the head of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, spoke at the National Congress of American Indians midyear conference on Monday. Morgan...

Lance Morgan: Winnebago Tribe builds economy on reservation
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Lance Morgan: Winnebago Tribe builds economy on reservation (June 4, 2012)

"Ho-Chunk, Inc. and the Winnebago Tribe are probably one of the best-kept secrets in Siouxland. We have been quietly building a robust economy in Winnebago and are developing a variety...

Winnebago Tribe goes global with economic development efforts
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Winnebago Tribe goes global with economic development efforts (June 1, 2012)

In addition to providing jobs on the reservation, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is putting people to work around the globe. Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, employs more...

Kevin Abourezk: Winnebago Tribe slowly reclaiming land base
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Kevin Abourezk: Winnebago Tribe slowly reclaiming land base (May 21, 2012)

"For more than 100 years, white farmers planted corn here, and corn stubble juts today from a tract northwest of Winnebago that the tribe bought in 1997. Tony Wood stood...

Tobacco products from St. Regis Mohawk Reservation seized
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Tobacco products from St. Regis Mohawk Reservation seized (April 30, 2012)

Authorities in St. Lawrence County have repeatedly seized tobacco products from the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation despite a state policy against doing so. Attorney Lorraine White, a former chief of...

Ho-Chunk CEO to speak at Federal Reserve Board summit
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Ho-Chunk CEO to speak at Federal Reserve Board summit (April 16, 2012)

Lance Morgan, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, will be a featured speaker at a Federal Reserve Board summit on May 1. Morgan serves as chief executive officer...

Ho-Chunk executive to take part in White House roundtable
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Ho-Chunk executive to take part in White House roundtable (April 3, 2012)

Lance Morgan, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, will take part in a roundtable at the White House on Thursday. Morgan serves as chief executive officer of Ho-Chunk...

Ho-Chunk Inc. subsidiary secures $84M Air Force contract
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Ho-Chunk Inc. subsidiary secures $84M Air Force contract (February 1, 2012)

A subsidiary of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, has secured a $84 million contract from the U.S. Air Force. All Native Services...

Winnebago Tribe renews pledge for  homeownership program
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Winnebago Tribe renews pledge for homeownership program (January 10, 2012)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is helping its members realize the dream of homeownership. The tribe recently added another $500,000 to its housing program. The money will build six or...

HCI News: Tribes discuss taxation and economic development
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HCI News: Tribes discuss taxation and economic development (October 3, 2011)

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...

Lance Morgan: Sharing   Winnebago Tribe's story with White House
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Lance Morgan: Sharing Winnebago Tribe's story with White House (July 20, 2011)

"I recently was invited to the Champions of Change event for rural America. It was great to meet with President Obama and Secretary Vilsack and hear how much they cared...

Lance Morgan: Commodity cheese and world diplomacy
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Lance Morgan: Commodity cheese and world diplomacy (April 26, 2011)

Lance Morgan, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, is the chief executive officer of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation. Ho-Chunk Inc owns Indianz.Com and AllNative.Com. My...

Kevin Abourezk: Bill authorizes tobacco compacts in Nebraska
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Kevin Abourezk: Bill authorizes tobacco compacts in Nebraska (April 8, 2011)

"A bill that would create a process for the state of Nebraska to collect revenue from tribes for tobacco sales was forwarded out of the Revenue Committee Wednesday. A Winnebago...

Kevin Abourezk: Lance Morgan to testify at Senate  8(a) hearing
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Kevin Abourezk: Lance Morgan to testify at Senate 8(a) hearing (April 4, 2011)

"A prominent Winnebago business leader will testify Thursday before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee about a bill that would eliminate all Alaska Native corporations from participating in a federal program...

Kevin Abourezk: Tribes in Nebraska oppose tobacco taxation bill
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Kevin Abourezk: Tribes in Nebraska oppose tobacco taxation bill (March 3, 2011)

"When Lance Morgan went to work for his tribe in 1992, the Winnebago Tribe had just $180,000 in discretionary funds. The Harvard law graduate helped create businesses and jobs, and...