New York Times, USA Today, American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, and Native Peoples Magazine.
“I learned so much and am looking forward to integrating that new knowledge into my teaching. Thank you for your time, and for your wisdom.”
- Dr. Andrea Lowgren Portland Community College
Woodland Trails Art and Learning Center features a retail store for artists, both locally and regionally; to showcase and consign their work. The Center provides, not only, exposure for these talented artists, but, also, an entrepreneurial opportunity to grow small businesses, such as dance and music groups and cultural food businesses that accommodate tour groups.
Woodland Trails is a project of the Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation (HCCDC), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, located in Walthill, Nebraska. HCCDC was established by Ho-Chunk, Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. HCCDC’s mission is to raise the socio-economic and educational levels for Native American communities and the people of Thurston county in Nebraska.
Woodland Trails Art Center is located in Ho-Chunk Village in Winnebago, Nebraska. Ho-Chunk Village is a unique development funded through grants awarded to HCCDC to provide a new community on the Winnebago Indian Reservation. The Village provides residential, commercial and industrial development. The traditional village design is based on creating beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, incorporating rich and cultural traditions that promote a healthy lifestyle. The development is creating economic, job and housing opportunities for Winnebago tribal members and the residents of Thurston County.
We gratefully acknowledge the following Federal agencies for providing grant funds for building construction and start up costs of this project.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development/Northern Plains Office of Native American Programs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families/Office of Community Services
U.S. Department of Agriculture/Rural Development