Our Events · Whitefish Bay TALKS: Ho-Chunk: People of the Sacred Language with Andi Cloud
Join us for a discussion of the Ho-Chunk: People of the Sacred Language. Speaker Andi Cloud will give us an overview of the Ho-Chunk tribe, looking at their past, describing their present as well as what the future holds. She'll also sprinkle in some lessons for life.
About the presenter: Andi is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Her waksik (wonk-sheek) name is Nizuwinga (nee-zhu-wing-ah), it means ‘Rain Woman'. She was named by her Coka (cho-ka), the late Eugene Thundercloud. She is a member of the Thunder Clan. Andi is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse earning both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees. In 2021, Andi became the first Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence for the Madison Public Library. In July 2022, Andi was appointed by Governor Evers to the Council of Library and Network Development. Her term ends July 1, 2025. Currently, Andi works for the Oneida Nation Early Head Start program and resides in the Town of Oneida.