The Ways: Language Apprentice: Bringing Back the Ho-Chunk Language

Finn Ryan

Members of the Ho-Chunk Nation work hard to sustain their culture and beliefs. They believe it is essential to keep their traditional knowledge alive by passing on their culture and language from elders to younger generations. In their continued efforts to maintain their traditional knowledge, the Ho-Chunk Nation created the Hoocak Waaziija Haci Language Division, an entire branch of government devoted to preserving the Ho-Chunk Language as a Living Language.

Native Nations

Ryan, Finn. "Language Apprentice: Bringing Back the Ho-Chunk Language." The Ways: Great Lakes Native Culture & Language. Wisconsin Media Lab. Madison, Wisconsin. 2013. (, accessed May 29, 2013)