A proud heritage, a unique culture, an illustrious history, a distinct language and beautiful music; these are the foundations upon which our lives as Ho-Chungra (Winnebagoes) are based.
Without these we have no identity and without identity we are nothing. Therefore it is imperative that we preserve and use these vital elements as the solid foundation to build our future.
As "Ho-Chunks" (Winnebago) working together nothing can prevent us from achieving our dreams and visions to once again be self-sufficient and economically self-reliant. This is how important our heritage and tradition are to us. Without it our descendants have no hope for a better life as a tribal entity. With it nothing is impossible. A tribal way of life is the best way to live!
Reuben A. Snake, Jr. Winnebago (1985)