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Ho-Chunk Day celebrates thriving Native American culture in Wisconsin [Video]

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BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WMTV) – Ho-Chunk Nation tribal members celebrate Ho-Chunk Day in Wisconsin with traditional food, games and community gatherings.

The holiday became officially recognized by the City of Madison in 2016, but according to Tribal Member Anne Thundercloud it’s been celebrated since 2005.

Thundercloud lives in Black River Falls where she celebrates her Ho-Chunk pride with family and friends playing games, eating traditional food and honoring their culture.

Ho-Chunk Day celebrates thriving Native American culture(Anne Thundercloud)

November is also Native American Heritage Month and Thundercloud said she hopes everyone spends more time this month learning about Ho-Chunk Nation’s contemporary culture.

She hopes people understand their culture didn’t only exist in the past, but that it’s still thriving in Wisconsin today.

”I would hope that people would take it upon themselves to educate themselves a little bit more about where they reside and the people that originally inhabited the area,” Thundercloud said. “Just take time to …

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