President | Ho-Chunk Nation
Marlon WhiteEagle is the President of the Ho-Chunk Nation, a federally recognized tribe based in Wisconsin but whose traditional land spreads throughout the Midwest.
WhiteEagle became President of the Ho-Chunk Nation in June 2019 and is currently serving his first four-year term. Prior to becoming President, he was the Editor of the Hocak Worak, the Ho-Chunk Nation’s tribal newspaper. The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) has recognized WhiteEagle with numerous awards and accolades for his editorial work, photography and sports reporting.
As President, he advocates for developing future leaders through comprehensive education and providing opportunities for both personal and professional growth. WhiteEagle has also increased accountability and transparency by standardizing the latest technology within the tribal organization. He has partnered with Cisco WebEx to increase virtual participation in governmental meetings and engagements which proved indispensable during the outset of the coronavirus pandemic.
President WhiteEagle is a Marine Corps veteran, a husband, a father and has two French Bulldogs. He lives and works in Black River Falls, Wisconsin where the Ho-Chunk Nation is headquartered.