Miisaninawiind :: Manidoo-giizisoons :: Dec 16 2019

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Chairman Richard "Rick" Peterson
& Red Cliff Tribal Council

This Week In Red Cliff
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Red Cliff Receives $4.8M Housing Grant
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded nearly $200 million to 52 Native American tribes across the country, with $4.8 million dedicated to the Red Cliff Chippewa Housing Authority.

“On behalf of the Red Cliff Tribal Council, I’d like to thank HUD for awarding our community this much needed affordable housing grant. This will be a huge step forward in addressing the critical housing shortage that is so prevalent in Red Cliff,” said Rick Peterson, Red Cliff Tribal Chairman.

This grant will help the Red Cliff Band upgrade existing rental units and develop new affordable housing. This will allow for 12 low-income modular units, 10 homeownership units and a much needed six-plex modernization. Nathan Gordon, Red Cliff Tribal Vice Chairman, added that this project also gives some of our membership the option of coming home and living in Red Cliff.

A full team effort, with most of the proposal writing done by Planner / Grant Writer Betty Kerr and former Housing Director Cheryl Cloud, helped the Red Cliff Chippewa Housing Authority become the only tribe in Wisconsin to receive this award, and one of eight tribes in the Eastern Woodlands Region of ONAP.

“I’m happy for the community,” said Kerr. “It’s an exciting opportunity for us and the community at a financially tough time. This grant will provide badly needed additional low-income rental housing and provide an opportunity for Red Cliff Tribal Members to have the opportunity to own an affordable home.”

This award could also potentially create job opportunities for our members to help with the building and renovation process. The Red Cliff Band is excited to utilize the grant for improving the daily lives of our community members.

“I also want to give a huge miigwech to all of our staff. Their perseverance and tireless dedication to this grant proposal ultimately made this award possible,” said Chairman Peterson.
Red Cliff Police - Drive Sober
Special Council Meeting Set for Tuesday
Tribal Council meeting Executive Session will begin at 1 PM on Tuesday December 17 at Legendary Waters Casino. Executive Session will follow at 4:30 PM.

Tribal Council meetings are open to the public! See below for agenda.
This Week's Events
Health & Wellness
Here at the Red Cliff Community Health Center, we believe that the greatest gift you can give yourself this holiday season is a HEALTHY YOU!

We offer medical, dental, pharmaceutical, behavioral, and community health services. Call now to schedule an appointment.  

Medical Appointments call: 715-779-3707
Dental Appointments call: 715-779-3096
Pharmacy call: 715-779-3157
For information or general questions call: 715-779-3707 or Email   RCHealthCenter@redcliffhealth.org

Click HERE to visit the Red Cliff Community Health Center website
Ojibwe Elsewhere
Ojibwe College Student Spotlight: Bernice Mixsooke
About Bernice:
Bernice Mixsooke is a single mother to three children, a 1st descendant of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin and descendant of the Native Village of Unakaleet, she graduated from Washburn County High School in 2012. 
Bernice is pursing a Liberal Arts Major at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College St. Croix Outreach Site. 

Why did you decide to pursue a college degree with Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College?
I was once told a while back that time is going to pass by no matter what, you might as well get a degree. It made so much sense to me because lots of people my age had already received their bachelors degree. I could do that too. I want to push myself up to the next level of careers instead of a regular job. The LCOOC St. Croix Outreach site is based in my hometown, the convenience was a great aspect, but I knew the college has a priority of community.

Click HERE to read more about Bernice and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College
Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Month
Adriauna Curran
Adriauna is 9 years old and attends Bayfield School
Favorite sport : Basketball
Favorite team : Bayfield Trollers
Favorite color : Yellow
Favorite movie : IT Chapter 2
Favorite Food : Spaghetti
Favorite Animal : Tiger
Favorite things at the Club : Basketball and Nice Workers!

Fun Facts :
She likes to draw everything and anything during her free time.

If she could go anywhere in the World she would go to Florida to go swimming in the ocean.

Adriauna’s best friend is Sequoia
When Adriauna grows up she would love to work at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth!
Veterans Honored with Wreaths
Red Cliff Tribal Member Harold Leask from the Bayfield Lumber Company has teamed up with the Red Cliff VFW to honor our Tribal veterans and local area veterans this holiday season by placing holiday wreaths around the communities of Red Cliff and Bayfield.

Leask has purchased the wreaths while the Red Cliff VFW Post 8239 has committed to purchasing the wreath stands. The VFW met this past weekend to assemble the displays, and have begun placing them around the community.

“This is something I approached the VFW with several months ago, and we thought this would be a great way to honor our veterans and their families this holiday season,” said Leask.

VFW member A.J. Long said the original plan was to place some of the wreaths at the area cemeteries, but the amount of snow has forced the group to find new locations so the displays are accessible for community members to see and read.

If you see the wreaths around Red Cliff and Bayfield please take a moment to think about our veterans. The VFW hopes to display wreaths again next year.

Miigwech Harold and Red Cliff VFW!
Holiday Gift Ideas
The Best Native Books of 2019
"Winter is a time for storytelling. Whether conversing with friends around a crackling fire, curling up with a book on a cozy couch, or jogging with earbuds while keeping a New Year’s resolution, we’re entering the time of year when stories hold a special place in our lives. We’re also entering a sacred time celebrated by holiday gift giving..."
Homemade Soup Mixes
These homemade canning jar soup mixes are the perfect frugal holiday gift!

Learn how to make six different flavors.

Sew or Crochet Hats and Blankets
Hats and blankets are the perfect combination of thoughtful and warm!

Make one and gift it to those you want to keep warm this year.
Community Updates
Follow the link below to see announcements for upcoming events!

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