In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, Discover Wisconsin is releasing a series of four original shorts created in partnership with the Ho-Chunk Nation. Throughout this series, we will meet members of the Ho-Chunk Nation and learn about their efforts to be upstanding tribal members and good neighbors in their communities at large.
In this segment we meet Ryan J Crain, a Ho-Chunk tribal member and administrator of the Ho-Chunk Department of Education’s Demonstration Grant. Ryan draws from his personal background to help Ho-Chunk Nation’s youth find their own pathways in life. Whether it is through higher education, military service, trade schools, or other careers, Ryan knows that it is important for everyone to discover their own interests and potential for themselves and set goals to achieve the futures they envision.
This segment features traditional singing and dancing from Ho-Chunk Tribal Members: Dancers: Autumn White, Jayden Collins and Brody Funmaker Little Thunder Singers: William Collins, Quentin Winneshiek, Andrew Lopez, and Jeriah Rave Sr.
If you’re feeling inspired, learn more at: ho-chunknation.com