In summer 2015, the Ho-Chunk Nation celebrated the log-awaited transfer of land at the former Badger Army Plant back to the Nation with a public ceremony. On Thursday, February 15th, Jon Greendeer (Mąąšųsga), Executive Director of Heritage Preservation for the Ho-Chunk Nation, will share the Ho-Chunk perspective on that nearly 20-year effort.
When: Thursday, February 15, 6:30pm
Where: Ruth Culver Community Library, 540 Water Street, Prairie du Sac
Title: “Maa Wakacak, Sacred Earth (former Badger Army Ammunitions Plant): The Return, the Healing, the Future”
Synopsis: Jon Greendeer (Mąąšųsga) will enlighten the riddled history of this site [Badger] eternally significant to the Ho-Chunk people. For over 2 decades, the Ho-Chunk people faced what would seem to many as insurmountable obstacles to reclaiming their traditional homeland. The final push sent a message to every branch of the US Federal Government landing the issue right before the President of the United States. When all was done, the Ho-Chunk could once again look upon Maa Wakacak (Sacred Earth) as their own to care for just as they have centuries ago.
The “We Are Sauk Prairie” series is generously supported with a grant from Alliant Energy Foundation.