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June 10-16, 2024

Ode'imini-Giizis (Strawberry Moon)

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Red Cliff News & Updates

Wildlife Staff Perform Wolf Pup Health Checks

Red Cliff Treaty Natural Resources Wildlife Staff were able to locate the Little Sioux Pack’s den site and perform a pup health check. Howah!

During the den checks, we count the number of pups born that year, then we weigh, measure, microchip, and collar the puppies. The collar material is designed to expand and grow with the pups and eventually fall off.

Once we left the den site, we set up some trail cameras as “baby monitors.” From the video footage, we can see the parents returning to move the pups to another den site within hours of our visit. The collared ma’iingan is the breeding male for the pack and the father of these pups. The puppy howling was the last one picked up to be moved since the parents can only carry one pup at a time. Someone had to be last.

These little ones are now helping our team track the growth and activity for their whole litter. Chi Miigwech to the Little Sioux Pack pups for giving us this amazing gift to benefit their whole family, and future relatives.

Tribal Council Honors Rick Erickson

The Red Cliff Tribal Council honored the retirement of Bayfield School teacher Rick Erickson at last week's Council meeting. For 30 years, Rick Erickson has served as the High School Science teacher at the School District of Bayfield.

Our youth from Gaa-Miskwaabikaang make up the majority of the District’s student population, and Rick has had so many tribal members as students over the years.

Rick will forever be known for his outstanding dedication to the Bayfield School Science Fest, annual Iskigamizigan (Sugar Bush) season, underwater photography program, the Indigenous Arts and Sciences Summer Institute, Lake Baikal trips to Russia, and his most recent adventure as the High School Alternative Education Instructor.

There is a reason Rick is an award-winning teacher—he goes beyond his traditional role to build meaningful relationships with students and the community. We are truly grateful for him nurturing our youth, of whom we know have faced many struggles. 

Rick has always been a passionate advocate and leader of the teacher union. He’s had influence and valuable input into many policies within the school that have helped recruit and retain great staff. His advocacy in the Every Teacher a Leader group resulted in excused absences for participation in cultural activities—another example of his respect for our Indigenous values. 

Mr. Erickson will forever be a “favorite teacher” in the hearts of many Red Cliff youth and their families, and he is always welcome in our homelands. On behalf of the Red Cliff Tribal Council and our community, congratulations on your retirement!

Fiber To Home Project Work Zone

Fiber installation is underway here in Gaa-Miskwaabikaang as part of the Fiber To Home Project that will bring qualifying broadband service and high-speed internet to all tribal homes, government programs, and businesses within Red Cliff tribal jurisdiction. This also includes tribal member households off the reservation in the neighboring Town of Russell and tribal member households within the Belanger Settlement.

The map below shows the current active work zone for June 2024.

See all project details and find regular Fiber To Home Project updates online at

Youth Drum Group Performs in Ashland

Red Cliff's youth drum group, Buffalo Jrz, was invited to sing at the Ashland Elementary School Spring Powwow on May 31. They are very proud to have been asked to share their music!

Great job to Buffalo Jrz for representing Gaa-Miskwaabikaang!

BHS Class of '74 Celebrates 50th Reunion

Submitted by Guyaushk Jim Pete

The Bayfield High School class of 1974 recently celebrated its 50th reunion! What an awesome and amazing gathering. It was held on May 26, 2024, the exact date of our graduation on May 26, 1974, at the VFW in Red Cliff.

Out of our "graduating" class of 32, 15 were able to make this event. Deacon Roger Cadotte did an opening Prayer, which also honored and recognized those of our Classmates (11 of them) who traveled on to the Spirit World.

Thanks so much for all who could attend, helped with putting things together and remembering some of those very special days!

Thanks to Diane Fizell and Chris Basina, also!

RCFC to host Open House

Join us at Red Cliff Fish Company this Thursday June 13 for an open house event!

There will be raffles, fish fry, presentations, and more information about tribal trap netting. Free to all!

Farm Installs Garden Beds at Housing Complexes

Red Cliff's Mino Bimaadiziiwin Gitigaanin Tribal Farm installed new elevated garden beds at the New Housing complex and the Richard Gurnoe Villa elder housing complex last week!

Farm staff will fill the beds with soil and they’ll be all set for elders to garden. Aho!

Legendary Waters Identified As Cooling Shelter

As we move into niibin (it is summer), warmer temperatures are coming! Legendary Waters is the designated cooling shelter during extreme heat events and potential power outages.

Spring Cleaning Services Needed

Now Accepting Proposals

The Red Cliff Band is seeking bids for spring cleaning services to be done for 32 homes varying in size. Click the button below to see all details and submission requirements.

Proposals are due by June 11, 2024. The successful proposer will be notified the week of June 17-21.

Please contact the Red Cliff Elderly Department with any questions at 715-779-3706 ext 5018 or email

See Full RFP
See All Current RFPs

Youth Summer Meal Program Begins June 10

Howah! Youth aged 18 and under will have access to free lunches and snacks throughout the summer!

The Summer Food Program begins Monday June 10. Lunches and snacks will be served Monday through Friday every week from 11 AM - Noon. Food can be picked up at the Red Cliff Food Distribution Building, New Housing Park, Hill Side Park, and Birch Bark Trail Park.

Please contact the Food Distribution Program with any questions at 715-779-3740.

Boys & Girls Club Summer Program

The Red Cliff Boys & Girls Club begins its summer program next week!

The Club will have outdoor activities, trips, summer learning, food, and more Monday through Friday from 8 AM - 4 PM.

Click the button below to access the daily calendar for specific activities and times.

BG Club Calendar June

Red Cliff hosts NATOW Conference this week

The annual Native American Tourism of Wisconsin (NATOW) Conference will be held at Legendary Waters June 13-15, 2024. NATOW works with the eleven federally recognized Wisconsin tribes to establish and maintain eco-friendly tourism initiatives throughout the state.

Click the image below to view all conference details, including a registration form, lodging information, vendor information, golf tournament, Business Pitch Competition, and sponsorship opportunities. Aho!

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.

Law Enforcement Commission Meeting

The Red Cliff Law Enforcement Commission is scheduled to meet on Monday June 10 at the Red Cliff Family & Human Services Building (88385 Pike Road, upper level).

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:30 PM. Community members are encouraged to attend. Please call 715-779-3733 with any questions.

Meeting Agenda

Housing Board Meetings

The Housing Board is scheduled to meet on Monday June 10 and Monday June 17. Click the button below to access the meeting agendas

Housing Board Meetings

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 to Fran DePerry for this picture of the Red Cliff baseball team that includes several men from the 1934 Project. An image of young Julian Edward Peacock with his grandfather was submitted by Amorin Mello from the Indian Sentinel archives. Thanks also to Amorin for finding the picture of Charlotte Newago from the Madeline Island archives. 

Submit Photos Online

Language Table Update

This week's Wednesday Evening Language Table has been cancelled. We plan to see you back at the THPO office on June 19. Please call 715-779-3761 with any questions

Upcoming Events & Gatherings

Check out our online events calendar to see more!

46th Annual Red Cliff Pow Wow Details

Aaniin Gaa-Miskwaabikaang! Details have been finalized for the 46th Annual Red Cliff Pow Wow. Join us at the Gaa-Miskwaabikaang Cultural Grounds (36750 Hwy 13) July 5-7, 2024.

Vendors can contact Demetri Morris at Legendary Waters by calling 715-779-9463 or via email to

See All Pow Wow Information

Royalty Pageant set for July 2

Howah! Applications are now being accepted for this year's Royalty Pageant as part of the 46th Annual Red Cliff Pow Wow!

The pageant contest will be held at the Pow Wow Grounds on Tuesday July 2 @ 6:00 PM. All details and expectations can be found in the application. Please be sure to submit your application by July 1. Please contact the Pow Wow Committee with any questions at

The crowning ceremony will take place on Friday July 5 following the 7:00 PM Grand Entry.

Royalty Pageant Application

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

VIM Work Group Accepting Work Orders

“Volunteers in Mission” Ministry Group is coming to Red Cliff June 16, 2024 and is now accepting work orders.

This program is not limited. The group offers free labor for a variety of projects. The service is extended community wide. Needs MAY be prioritized based on number of requests and circumstances such as, disabled, elderly, low-income, and capabilities of the work group.

If you are interested in getting some assistance at your home or perhaps on a community venture, please fill out this form. If you know of anyone that could make use of these services, please feel free to make a referral or assist the individual with this form.

Completed forms should be returned to the Tribal Administration Building front desk at 88455 Pike Road. The deadline to submit a work order request is June 11, 2024.


Red Cliff Tribal Job Openings & Application

All open positions with the Red Cliff Tribe 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