Charles Causier Memorial Lecture

“Tribal Community Planning: A Ho-Chunk Nation Perspective and Lessons for Practitioners” presentation by Bill Quackenbush, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer at the Ho-Chunk Nation of WI.

This lecture is Sponsored by the Charles Causier Memorial Fund.

Lecture Summary

In 1963, the Ho-Chunk People established a federally recognized government to assure tribal members & tribal community unique needs would be better served. The creation of their tribal government provides constituents access to professional services, guidance, funding and other forms of governmental support at a tribal level.
This lecture will touch upon the Ho-Chunk Peoples steeped history and connection to their ancestral homeland and why they find a need to remain active in support of protecting and preserving many of the environmental and cultural components that surround us still today. This lecture will focus mainly on Ho-Chunk Nation tribal and/or multi-agency planning practices. From this the listener will gain the ability to consider alternative diverse planning components that may serve to enhance urban, wildlife and cultural resource management projects they encounter. Lastly, key words to consider throughout the lecture are: collaboration, consultation, community involvement, diversity, educational outreach, enhanced management and maintenance protocols, and well as the inclusion of a cultural resource management layers within municipal management protocols.


In 1999, William began his career in preservation within the Ho-Chunk Nation Heritage Preservation Department as a Land Specialist focused on Realty, Land into Trust Applications and Cultural & Natural Resource Management. In 2005, the Cultural Resources Division requested for William to be transferred to their Division to become the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) for the Ho-Chunk Nation, who was at that time creating the HCN THPO program to address tribal preservation needs. William has served as the HCN’s THPO from 2006 to present. In 2009, William became the HCN HPD – Cultural Resources Division Manager.

AICP-CM credits will be awarded.

Questions, comments?

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