As the sovereign wealth fund of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Twelve Clans, Inc. provides diversified business and investment resources for the future development of the Nation.


Twelve Clans, Inc. is chartered as a Section 17 corporation of Ho-Chunk Nation.  The company’s governance is managed by an appointed board of directors with participation by Owner’s Representatives.  Quarterly reporting occurs to the legislature of Ho-Chunk Nation. 

Our Team

Jason Lambert

Jason Lambert is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and is the Owner of JL Strategic Solutions, LLC.

David Greendeer

David Greendeer is a proud member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Deer Clan and is the Ho-Chunk Nation Business Director.

Kelly Smith-Haley

Kelly Smith-Haley is a partner at the law firm Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP. 

Joanne Whiterabbit

Joanne Whiterabbit is an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and is the Executive Director of the Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce. 

Jay Calhoun

Jay Calhoun is a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation and is Managing Partner of Apis Holdings.