Customer feature: Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve Gift Shop: A Cultural Haven in Ohio

Nestled in the heart of Oregonia, Ohio, the Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve is more than just a historical site; it’s a portal to the past and a celebration of Native American heritage. Operated by the Ohio History Connection, this treasured site has been drawing visitors since its establishment in 1891 as Ohio’s first […]

Introducing Nemi Cactus Sticks Pickled Jalapeño

Bag of Nemi Pickled Jalapeno sticks with white background

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest product: Nemi Cactus Sticks Pickled Jalapeño. This unique snack is a fusion of subtle heat and refreshing tang, featuring the delightful flavors of jalapeño and pickle. Inspired by a cherished home recipe from Nemi founder Regina Trillo’s mother, these crunchy, plant-based snacks are sure to […]

Customer feature: Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

Wide angle photo ot the Mitchell Museum gift shop; various shelves are shown with things like jewelry, books, art and shirts

In the heart of Evanston, Illinois, nestled within the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, lies a hidden gem – the Mitchell Museum Gift Shop. The shop stands as a beacon of empowerment and resilience, showcasing the talents of Indigenous entrepreneurs and artists from across the U.S. The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, a […]

Brewing Prosperity: The Journey of Tribal Tea Co., a Ho-Chunk Inc. Subsidiary

Tin of black Tribal Tea Alfalfa Spearmint on a wooden table

by Rachel Walters at tribalteaco.com In the heartland of Nebraska, where the traditions of the Winnebago Tribe resonate through time, a unique venture has emerged – Tribal Tea Co. More than just a purveyor of exquisite teas, Tribal Tea is a testament to the vision and resilience of the Winnebago Tribe, operating under the umbrella of Ho-Chunk Inc., the […]

Five facts about wild rice: A journey through culture, health, and tradition

Uncooked wild rice on a white background

Rooted in a long-standing tradition with Native American communities, wild rice holds a sacred place among the Ojibwe and Menominee, ingrained in ceremonies and harvest rituals. As we uncover these five facts about wild rice, we unravel a narrative that spans centuries, reflecting its enduring importance in both cultural traditions and contemporary cuisine. Wild rice […]

Ho-Chunk Farms completes 2023 Indian Corn harvest

Employees of Ho Chunk Inc and members of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska harvest Indian Corn Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 in Winnebago, NE. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

The annual Indian Corn harvest in Winnebago took place on September 5. The majority of the harvest took place in the Ho-Chunk Village Farmers Market area. Nearly 125 community members and Ho-Chunk, Inc. employees showed up to help with the process, which includes handpicking, husking, then blanching the corn in large pots over a fire […]

Five soup recipes to keep you warm this fall

Bowl of wild rice soup

Fall equinox is upon us, and soon the air will turn crisp, the leaves will start to change beautiful colors, and you’ll crave something warm, hearty and comforting to warm your bones. Below, we’ve listed five delicious soup and stew recipes that are perfect for the autumn months. Using indigenous ingredients such as beans, wild […]