Lewis St. Cyr
Program Director

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  • Hometown: Winnebago, NE
  • Clan: Bear
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 9 years
  • Goals for company: Provide language resources to Tribal membership and all HoChunk people

Kathy LaRose
Language Instructor

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  • Hometown: Winnebago, NE
  • Clan: Bear
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 4 years
  • Goals for company: Become more fluent in Hocak

Semia Snowball
Assessment Coordinator

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  • Hometown: Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • Clan: Bear
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 3 years
  • Goals for company: Goals for company: Department to grow in numbers. This way we will have more learning taking place which in turn means more outreach in our community. If we are all learning, we can share our knowledge and teachings, strengthening our community.

Averi La Pointe
Language Apprentice

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  • Hometown: Winnebago, NE
  • Clan: Snake
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 1 year, 6 months
  • Goals for company: Make the HoChunk language more commonly used around the Winnebago area.

Pernell Blackfish, Jr.
Language Apprentice

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  • Hometown: Winnebago, NE
  • Clan: Fish
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 2 years
  • Goals for company: One of my goals is to be fluent, so I could pass the language onto the next generation.

Corrine Gilpin
Language Instructor

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  • Hometown: Winnebago, NE
  • Clan: Eagle
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 5 years
  • Goals for company: Having more fluent speakers and teachers.

Craig Cleveland Jr.
Language Instructor

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  • Hometown: Winnebago, NE
  • Clan: Buffalo
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 1.5 years
  • Goals for company: To become fluent and teach others to become fluent.

Mary Merrick
Language Instructor

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  • Hometown: Winnebago, NE
  • Clan: Thunder
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 17 years
  • Goals for company: To help all the students that I teach learn as much as possible with the short time I have with them.

Elaine Rice
Curriculum Coordinator

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  • Hometown: Sioux City, IA
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 18 years
  • Goals for company: More immersion opportunities for the staff

Michelle Lamere
Project Development Specialist

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  • Hometown: Winnebago, NE
  • Clan: Wolf
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 3 years
  • Goals for company: Expand staff to effectively meet all the needs of the community.

Maria Scott
Administrative Assistant

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  • Hometown: Winnebago, NE and Eufaula, OK
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 18 years
  • Goals for company: Be better organized

Caprice Snow
Language Apprenticeship Instructor

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  • Hometown: Winnebago, NE
  • Clan: Buffalo
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 3 months
  • Goals for company: More opportunities for community members to learn Hōcąk.

Savannah Ricehill
Media & Design Specialist

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  • Hometown: Walthill, NE
  • Clan: Eagle
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 3 weeks
  • Goals for company: To implement creative design solutions to enhance the expression of the value and marketing of the program’s products and services.

John Rave
Language Apprentice

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  • Hometown: Winnebago, NE
  • Clan: Bear
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 8 months
  • Goals for company: Revitalize the language (fluency) to go further than the Winnebago boundaries. Instill Hōcak woska ra (The Hōcak ways)

Herman Brown Jr.
Eminent Speaker

  • Hometown: Winnebago, NE
  • Clan: Bear
  • How long with HoChunk Renaissance: 6 years
  • Goals for company: Revitalize the HoChunk language for all tribal membership.