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July 8-14, 2024

Abitaa-niibini Giizis (Halfway Summer Moon)

Boozhoo and welcome to the Miisaninawiind weekly newsletter!

The Miisaninawiind brings you important news, announcements, and updates designed specifically for the Red Cliff community.

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Red Cliff News & Updates

Anishinaabemowin Gabeshiwin This Week

Howah! The fun language and culture opportunities don't end with the closing of the Pow Wow! Join us at Raspberry Campgrounds here in Gaa-Miskwaabikaang for this year's Anishinaabemowin Gabeshiwin, July 9-12, 2024. View full event schedule online.

We'll have a variety of Anishinaabe culture and language activities, basket making, makazinan making, traditional cooking, fishing nets, flute making, beading, lacrosse, Immersion Island, and so much more!

Free camping is available on-site, first come first serve. No alcohol/drugs allowed.

Please call the Red Cliff Tribal Historic Preservation Office with any questions at 715-779-3761.

Raspberry Campground is located at 93875 Raspberry Campground Road.

Tribal Council Election Results

Swearing In Ceremony this Friday

The Tribal Council General Election was held on Tuesday July 2, 2024. Vice Chairman Richard "Rick" Peterson retained his seat, while Vincent "Butch" Bresette was elected as Tribal Council Secretary. Shania Nordby (Leask) and Angie LaPointe were elected to fill the two open At-Large seats.

The Swearing-In Ceremony will be held this Friday July 12, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Legendary Waters. 

The four advisory referendum questions regarding cannabis and hemp all received a majority "yes" vote. Please remember the results of these referendum questions do not bind the Tribe to act. The responses to these questions are purely advisory.

View the voting breakdown and all other Tribal Council Election information at

Swearing In Ceremony

Niibin Ganawenjigaade

Red Cliff Treaty Natural Resources has released its 2024 Niibin (summer) Ganawenjigaade newsletter! You'll find program updates, Ojibwemowin, highlights, and information like:

-Farm projects, garden support, and food resources

-Ma'iingan tracking

-Air quality information

-Water protection efforts

-Heat and tick safety tips

-Help identifying invasive species / non-local beings

and lots more!

Access TNR Ganawenjigaade

Home Sale Informational Meeting

Red Cliff Chippewa Housing Authority and Wisconsin Native Loan Fund will host an informational meeting and client intake session for the sales of the homes in the Bradum Phase I development this Wednesday July 10.

Stop by the Elderly Feeding Center between 1:00-5:30 PM to learn more about the sale of these homes, financing, and homebuyer education.

Please contact Liz Boyd with any questions via email at or call 715-292-9359.

Ojibwemowin Restroom Signs Installed

In time for Gaa-Miskwaabikaang’s 46th annual powwow, Anishinaabemowin Gabeshewin (Language Camp), and the heights of summer tourist season, the last Red Cliff public Ojibwe restroom signs are installed!

Language-culture coordinator Niigaanii-Animikii Inini coordinated the production and installation of the signs, putting up the ones at the powwow grounds and working with Facilities Management to install the signs at Frog Bay Tribal National Park and Raspberry Campground.

Signs like these are an assertion of Miskwaabikaang’s sovereignty, self-determination and official language, Ojibwemowin. They also serve as a language teaching tool, spread awareness of traditional Anishinaabe language and values, inspire wider discussions and fulfill goals laid out in Red Cliff’s 5-Year Language Plan.

Design of the signs was coordinated by Niigaanii-Animikii and supported by Chairwoman Nicole Boyd. Funds from FM and THPO (under the ANA ARP grant directed by Niigaanii-Animikii) were used to purchase the signs. The idea to produce and install Ojibwe restroom signs was initiated amongst the Red Cliff language-culture liaison team, inspired in part by a talk on the importance of signage in language revitalization by Waawaakeyaash Keller Paap.

These are the last known Red Cliff sites needing Ojibwe restroom signs. If you know of a Red Cliff Tribal restroom FM or Niigaanii-Animikii may have missed, please let them know by emailing

Red Cliff Hosts Rabies Clinic

This year's rabies clinic was a barking success! The clinic was held at the Red Cliff Fire Hall on June 26, and provided 57 free rabies vaccinations and saw 63 pets. Other vaccinations were offered for a fee, including Distemper, Parvo, Lepto, Lyme, Bordetella (kennel cough), Deworming, and Leukemia / 4-way.

Rabies is a deadly virus that can infect a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, and people. Rabies will affect the animal's central nervous system, which causes behavioral and physical symptoms. Bite wounds are the most common way Rabies is transmitted. This disease is dangerous and potentially fatal, making it vital for pets to receive the vaccine.

By providing the free rabies clinic, we become a safer community. Please remember that the Rabies vaccine is not a "one and done" vaccine. The first vaccine should have a follow up in one year, then it should be administered every three years.

Willow Animal Hospital sent their veterinarian, Steve Meyers, who has been a part of these clinics since the beginning! We had multiple volunteers from the Red Cliff Community Health Center, and the Red Cliff Wardens provided registration tags for a small fee to all pets that live in Red Cliff. These tags were personalized with the owner's name and number.

Chi-miigwech to Willow Animal Hospital, Red Cliff Fire Hall, and all the volunteers who came out to make this event happen.

For more information about the clinic and how to get involved, reach out to Red Cliff Environmental Health Specialist Natasha Trush via email at or call 715-209-3863.

Farmers Market Vouchers for Elders

Red Cliff Elders can pick up free vouchers to use at various Bayfield County farmers markets!

Stop by the Elderly Feeding Center on July 16 at 11:00 AM to get your vouchers.

Please call 715-779-3706 with any questions.

Friday Farm Stand

Red Cliff's Mino Bimaadiziiwin Gitigaanin Farm Stand is set for every Friday through October! All Farm Stand items are FREE to Red Cliff members, aho!

Be sure to follow the Farm's Facebook page or the website events calendar for updates throughout the season.

Please contact the Farm with any questions at 715-779-3782.

Elder iPad Distribution

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tribe distributed iPads to Red Cliff Elders living on the reservation. The Tribe has iPads remaining that were initially designated for a separate project.

It has been determined to offer the iPads to Red Cliff elders who did not receive one in the first distribution. This includes those that live off the reservation but within Bayfield County.

The distribution is one per household and on a first come, first served basis until all devices are distributed.


Elders 55+

Red Cliff Tribal Member

Living in Bayfield County (Please bring proof)

Did not receive an iPad in the first distribution

Where: Red Cliff Health Center - Entrance B

When: July 17, 2024 from 9 AM - Noon

Please call the Community Health Department with any questions at 715-779-3707.

BDC Seeking Business Plan Writing Services

Red Cliff Business Development Corporation and the Buffalo Bay Store are seeking proposals for business plan writing services.

Proposals are due by July 22, 2024.

See all details and submission requirements online at

Public Hearing Notice


October 1, 2024 – September 30, 2027

“Providing individualized, wrap-around services and coordination to meet the educational and workforce goals of our tribal members”

Hearing Date:  Monday, July 22, 2024   

TIME:  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Legendary Waters Resort & Casino

Purpose: The Red Cliff Tribe will be holding a public hearing to discuss the 2024-2027 Public Law 102-477 Plan for Employment, Training, and Related Services. The draft plan proposes to consolidate up to thirteen (13) federal grant programs to improve employability, employment opportunities and training outcomes for the Red Cliff Community. Programs identified for inclusion in Red Cliff’s 477 Plan include Childcare and Development Fund (CCDF), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Tribal Child Support Enforcement (IV-D), General Assistance (GA), Job Placement and Training (TPA/Functional Area: A0C90), Living Languages Grant Program, and several others. 

Learn how Red Cliff’s 477 Plan will integrate services to improve community access employability and supportive services to meet Red Cliff’s Tribal Priorities. A presentation will be given of the draft plan and printed copies will be available to view during the hearing. The community is invited to provide feedback and input on the draft plan. This input will be considered when completing the final plan. 

About Pub. L. 102-477:  Public Law 102-477 (usually referred to simply as “477”) is the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act (25 U.S.C. 3401 et seq). The primary goal of the law is to reduce unemployment rates within tribal communities by providing effective workforce development programs. Public Law 102-477 allows federally recognized tribes to consolidate funding from various federal employment, training, and related services programs into a single self-governance plan that tailors programs to meet the needs of their communities by coordinating services, improving program outcomes, and streamlining participant and administrative requirements.

A meal and refreshments will be provided.

Please contact the Tribal Administration Building with any questions at 715-779-3700.

Board & Committee Openings

The Red Cliff Tribal Council is seeking community members to serve on various boards and committees. These entities provide a communication channel between elected officials and the community. Issues, ideas, and expertise are brought to the public decision-making process. You do not have to live in Red Cliff to serve on a board or committee!

Committee Openings & Application

1934 Project Accepting Submissions

We need your help! Share your family photos

90 years ago this April, a census was taken of Red Cli members. With the Indian Reorganization Act of that year and the 1935-36 Constitution, this census became one of the two base rolls for Red Cliff membership.

To commemorate this anniversary, the Enrollment Office is looking for a photograph of every Red Cliff tribal member around at that time. Eventually, we hope to add personal memories and stories, digitally archive the material, and make it all available to the public.

Click HERE to see the list of members or to submit photos and material online.

We need your help! There are two ways to share your family photos with the 1934 Project. Click the button below or bring material to the admin office during normal work hours. We can scan photos on the spot and return the originals to you. Email with any questions or feedback. Miigwech!

Thank you Ryan Rydberg for more great photos of the Rabideaux family. That’s Francis “Chick” Rabideaux Jr. on the tractor with the leather jacket. In the family photo, surrounding their mother Elizabeth Peterson-Rabideaux, are Daniel “Chub,” Robert, and Joan standing, and Shirley and Janet seated.

From the Marquette archives, we have “1934 Harvesters displaying picked raspberries and beans, Holy Family Church.” Recognize any faces? 

Submit Photos Online

Upcoming Events & Gatherings

Check out our online events calendar to see more!

Click to see Big Top Chautauqua's schedule

Community Resources & Trainings

Noojimo'iwewin Center Meetings

SBDC Small Business Clinics

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center will host a series of small business clinics throughout the summer! These one-day sessions are exclusively designed to provide personalized support to entrepreneurs. With pre-registration, entrepreneurs enjoy the flexibility to schedule appointments at their convenience throughout the entire day of the clinic.

See Details & Register


Red Cliff Tribal Job Openings & Application

All open positions with the Red Cliff Tribal Government are listed online and are available at the Tribal Administration Building. Click the button below to see all openings and apply online.

See Red Cliff Jobs

Other Opportunities

Red Cliff Chippewa Housing Authority Openings

Legendary Waters Resort & Casino Openings

Buffalo Bay Store is looking for some talented people to work at the C-store. There are openings for three part-time employees to work from 2:30 PM - 8:15 PM, including weekends.

Please stop by the store to pick up an application. Please contact Roger Cadotte or Janine Deragon at the Buffalo Bay Store with any questions: 715-779-5309.

Legendary Waters Resort & Casino

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Red Cliff Tribal Administration Office 
88455 Pike Road 
Bayfield, Wi. 54814