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Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature selects Rep. Danielle DeLong as vice president

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Danielle DeLong (Photo: Facebook)

The Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature has selected District 4 Representative Danielle DeLong as its new vice president after Karena Thundercloud, the former vice president, resigned on July 6.

The Ho-Chunk Nation made the announcement on Monday afternoon adding that this is “the first time the Ho-Chunk Nation has voted for an at-large representative as vice president.”

Rep. DeLong has earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and Spanish language and a master’s degree in tribal administration and governance. Before being elected, she spent over 20 years as a teacher, including seven years with the St. Paul Public Schools Indian Education Program, according to a press release from the Ho-Chunk Nation. Previously, Rep. DeLong was the Center Director for the HCN Youth Services Program in St. Paul.

“It has been a true honor serving as a legislator and now as the vice president of our great Nation,” Rep. DeLong said in a statement. “I am thankful to my predecessor for her guidance and wish her well in all her future endeavors.”