News Release

Published on Friday, April 15, 2005

Western Wisconsin Technical College (WWTC) will host an informational session titled “The Ho-Chunk Nation – An Historical and Cultural Perspective” on Monday, April 25, from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 102 of WWTC’s Kumm Building, 400 6th St. N., in La Crosse.

Most people in western Wisconsin have heard of the Ho-Chunk Nation, but few are aware that the Nation is the largest employer in the WWTC District and one of the Top 30 largest employers in the state. This informational session is the second in a series of events aimed at promoting the diversity within our communities.

The keynote speaker will be Larry Garvin, executive director of the Ho-Chunk Department of Heritage Preservation in Black River Falls, Wis. Since 1999, he has been responsible for documenting and preserving the historical, cultural, and archaeological heritage of the Nation. From its first written history in 1634 through the dispossession of its land during the 19th Century, Garvin will detail how the Ho-Chunk Nation has contributed to this country’s history and cultural richness and how it continues to impact our district, state, and country.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the WWTC Diversity and Global Education Committee, Professional Development Committee, and the WWTC Black River Falls Campus.

To learn more about WWTC programs and services, please call 608.785.9200 or visit the WWTC Web site at wwtc.edu.