Miisaninawiind :: Manidoo-giizisoons :: Dec 23 2019
Special Holiday Greeting from Chairman Peterson and the Red Cliff Tribal Council
Boozhoo,

Hello my fellow community members, friends, and family. On behalf of the Red Cliff Tribal Council, we would like to wish each and every one of you a safe and happy holiday season.

In acknowledging those whom we have lost to begin their journeys, along with the challenges that we have faced throughout the past year, we pray that we can all continue to move forward together in the upcoming year.

It is all of our wishes and desires to make our community better for current and future generations.
 
Miigwech!
 
Chairman Rick Peterson and the Red Cliff Tribal Council  
This Week In Red Cliff
Boozhoo and welcome to the Miisaninawiind weekly newsletter! For posters and other up-to-the-minute information, check our Facebook page here .

NEWS & UPDATES
New Website Launching Soon
The Red Cliff Band is excited to be working on a new and improved website for the community. The new site will contain up-to-date news and information on all departments operated by the tribe, as well as all services offered to the community.

Our goal is to ensure our community members, as well as the surrounding areas, can easily access resources, events, job openings, updates on important daily operations, tourism opportunities, and much more!

We will finish and launch the new website in the coming weeks. Here's a sneak peek of the new site home page.
Proposed Code of Law Changes
The Red Cliff Fisheries Department has proposed three changes to the Red Cliff Code of Laws.

The proposed changes would add a definition for State Commercial License Holder, and would add restrictions to setting / lifting of fishing gear between Red Cliff License Holders and State Commercial License Holders.

The proposed changes will be voted on by the Tribal Council. Public comment on the proposed changes is encouraged. Please provide your comments to the Tribal Administration building or directly to the Tribal Council.

Click HERE to read the full proposal.
Mino Bimaadiziiwin Tribal Farm
Receives Two Grants
The Red Cliff Mino Bimaadiziiwin Tribal Farm has received a combined $80,000 in grants from Farm Aid and the Native American Agriculture Fund.

Farm Aid has awarded the Tribe $5,000 to support the continuation of free and reduced Weekly Produce Share boxes for eligible Red Cliff families.

The Native American Agriculture Fund has awarded the Tribe $75,000 to enhance farm and food sovereignty efforts. According to Farm Manager and Food Systems Coordinator Allissa Stutte, the plan is to build a multi-use space at the Farm that will function as a garage, meeting area, and produce storage and prep space.

After building is completed, the Farm hopes to then add a food preparation and commercial kitchen area.

Miigwech to Farm Aid and the Native American Agriculture Fund!
ECC Receives New Buses; In Need of Drivers
The Red Cliff Early Childhood Center has received two new buses. They were delivered just three days after the big snow storm that kicked off our winter. After digging out the two old buses and sending them on their way to new homes, we were able to install our harnesses and radios to get ready to transport our kids.

We are proud to have our Red Cliff Tribal Head Start buses on the road, providing safe transportation for so many young minds!

We are actively looking for a second driver and substitute drivers. We are very excited to have upgraded our buses and hope that we have some community members who are willing to share in our excitement and drive for us. The addition to our ECC family is highly needed and would allow us to provide full transportation for all Head Start students. Please look on the tribal website for the posted openings. If you have any questions please feel free to call Jenn Leask at 715-779-5030 ext. 2561
Winter Updates
Protect Your Pipes - It's Cold!
With below zero temperatures being a possibility, you'll need to take some precautions so your pipes don't freeze.

-Let your water trickle
-Use heat tape
-Cover exposed pipes with insulation
-Remove outdoor hoses
-Open kitchen/bathroom cabinet doors
-Set heat to 55 degrees if you're away

Click HERE to read more information from the Red Cliff Water and Sewer Department.
Snow Removal & Road Clearing - How You Can Help
With winter upon us and as heavy snow accumulates, our crews are hard at work to ensure our roads are cleared and we can all move around safely.

With limited equipment and only three people working to clear snow, we're asking you for help and to respect others' needs! Here's what you can do:

-Avoid parking on the road. This makes it difficult for our equipment to plow the roads

-Avoid pushing driveway snow in to the road
This Week's Events
Health & Wellness
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
Education
Red Cliff Offers GED Classes
Red Cliff offers GED classes through Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College!

Classes begin January 21, 2020

Click HERE for more information

You can call 715-779-3761 and ask for the Cabin

email Laura at lbrambilla@lco.edu
Ojibwe Phrase of the Week
Sandy Gokee, Anishinaabe Language and Cultural Coordinator for the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, shares the Ojibwe Phrase of the Week for December 23, 2019. Click the video to watch!

Click HERE to learn more on the Red Cliff Heritage and Culture site.

Have a suggestion for next week's phrase?
Email sandy.gokee@redcliff-nsn.gov
Business Spotlight: Bayfield Lumber Co
Owned by Tribal Member Harold Leask
Tribal Member Harold Leask has worked at Bayfield Lumber Company since 2001, and has owned the store since last January. Being a small business, Leask and Bayfield Lumber take great pride in providing a personal touch while also offering top-notch service for its customers.

The store has worked to become a one-stop shop, and offers any products needed for those building a home or working on home projects. This includes lumber, windows, doors, cabinets, appliances, and more.

Leask graduated from Bayfield School in 1992 and has lived in Red Cliff for most of his life. Leask is working hard to grow Bayfield Lumber, and has serviced areas as far as Ashland, Port Wing, and Madeline Island. Bayfield Lumber Co is also a member of the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce.

Are you building a home or working on any home projects? Stop by Bayfield Lumber Co at 253 Manypenny Ave in Bayfield, or call (715) 779-5811.

Do you know any Tribal Members who own a business? Let us know by emailing us at communications@redcliff-nsn.gov
New Employees
Johanna Wilson, a Red Cliff Tribal Member, will serve as the Director for the Project LAUNCH grant.

Johanna has a Bachelor's in Health Information Management and has previously worked for the Health Center as a Medical Records Clerk and Medical Coder. She is also a volunteer EMT!

Aaniin Johanna!
Robin Schwalen joins the Tribal Administration building as a Special Revenue Accountant.

Robin recently relocated from the Hudson, WI area.

She enjoys camping, hiking, horseback riding and kayaking. She has three children and four grandsons.

Aaniin Robin!
Joe Defoe has been hired as Project Manager / Design Engineer. Joe has been in this field for almost 21 years, and has worked on both residential and commercial building design.

Joe was born and raised in Bayfield and likes to hunt, fish, and hike with his dog.

Aaniin Joe!
Liza Armagost is the new Child Care Program Coordinator, and also serves as a teacher!

Liza has lived in Red Cliff most of her life, and strives to live a healthy life and help others.
She loves laughter, eating, walking and exercising.

Aaniin Liza!
John Andrews is based at the Health Center in the custodial and maintenance department.

John moved to the Red Cliff area in 2012 from New Richmond, WI. He has worked for many local businesses, including Legendary Waters Resort & Casino and for the City of Bayfield.

John likes spending most of his time with his daughter Elizabeth.

Aaniin John!
Travis Meyers is the new ROSS Service Coordinator / Occupancy Specialist at the Red Cliff Housing Authority.

Travis has lived and worked in the Red Cliff / Bayfield area most of his life.

He has served as the GLITC Nutrition Educator, Food Distribution Warehouse Manager, and Food Distribution Director prior to his new role.


Aaniin Travis!
Kyle Klasen will serve as the Red Cliff Transfer Station Manager!

Kyle moved to Red Cliff earlier this year and has been a Red Cliff EMS driver.

Kyle enjoys working on cars, building new projects, and helping people. He also loves to spend time with his newborn daughter.

Aaniin Kyle!
Community Updates
Follow the link below to see announcements for upcoming events!

Red Cliff Tribal Administration Office 
88455 Pike Road 
Bayfield, Wi. 54814 
715-779-3700