Ho-Chunk win joint Emmy with ‘Discover Wisconsin’

“Discover Wisconsin,” the nation’s longest-running travel and tourism TV series, and longtime partner Ho-Chunk Nation have won an Emmy Award at the 65th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards.

Under the category for Outstanding Achievement for Arts/Entertainment Short Form Content, the partners were recognized for their digital short. In the video, “Discover Wisconsin” features Ho-Chunk native artist Truman Lowe and some of his most significant works. Some of his former students and colleagues share their insights and personal experiences working with Lowe. Through their stories, viewers gain a deeper understanding of the profound impact Lowe had on the lives of so many.

“I am happy and excited for Discover Mediaworks and the Emmy Award they received for ‘Exploring the Artistic Process of Truman Lowe,’” said Robert Reider, senior marketing director for the Ho-Chunk Nation. “I am extremely satisfied with the partnership the Ho-Chunk Nation and ‘Discover Wisconsin’ have forged over the last couple of years and am looking forward to the many years that will come. It is through their knowledge and talent we have been able to share some of our stories and culture — not only from the past, but who we are today and who we are in our communities.”

The partnership between the Ho-Chunk and “Discover Wisconsin” started when tribal members wanted to share the captivating stories of their people and preserve their culture. For four years, “Discover Wisconsin” has been able to tell these cherished stories about the Ho-Chunk’s history, heritage and culture, which has had a profound impact on the entire state of Wisconsin.