Miisaninawiind :: Manidoo-Giizis :: Jan 6-12 2020
This Week In Red Cliff
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News & Updates
Tribal Council Meeting January 6
There will be a Tribal Council meeting today, January 6 at Legendary Waters Buffalo Bay Grand Ballroom. Community members are invited to attend
the Regular Session starting at 4:30 pm.

Click HERE to view the meeting agenda.

The next Council meeting is scheduled for January 21.
SAFE Program
The Red Cliff Community Health Center Now Offers a Free Program to help limit the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C.

The Health Center also offers Narcan in case of opioid overdose.

Read "Harm Reduction--Keep Our Community SAFE" below under the Health and Wellness section to learn more.
2020 Census - What is it and Why does it matter?
Please Participate! It takes just 10 minutes!
What is the Census?
Every 10 years, the United States counts everyone living in the country on April 1.
It is especially important for American Indians and Alaska Natives to participate.
Each household will receive a notice to complete the census. Keep an eye out!

Why should I participate?
The Census is a chance to help create a better future for our community. Providing accurate information on our population shapes how federal funding is given out each year to our communities. This includes grants, food assistance, health, and other programs that benefit communities like Red Cliff.

Responding to the Census is easy, safe, and important. Your responses are confidential by law. The data is used in ways that can benefit Native people and our communities.

Please click HERE to learn more about the 2020 Census and how you can participate.

Click HERE for the importance of counting young children in the census.
4th Annual Legendary Pow Wow
This year's Legendary Pow Wow hosted by Legendary Waters is set for January 25-26, featuring "Always Thundering" as the Host Drum.

Click HERE for more information.

Click HERE for Legendary Waters website.
Wisconsin DNR Releases 2019 Field Notes
A note from the Wisconsin DNR Director
Wisconsin’s rare plants, animals and landscapes make our state special. Our dedicated and skilled DNR Natural Heritage Conservation staff, partners, volunteers and donors work together to protect and restore these valuable resources as a natural legacy for the generations that follow.

Many sobering wildlife reports this past year have underscored the threats to nature. We learned the Earth’s plant and animal species are vanishing at rates tens to hundreds of times higher than over the last 10 million years. We learned that North America’s breeding bird populations have dropped by 3 billion birds (nearly 30%) since the 1970s, even some of our most iconic and 
familiar species.

We were already well aware of these issues, having seen these trends in Wisconsin, too. But we’re thankful more people are learning of the challenges facing wildlife globally and here at home — and the need to continue and expand our efforts.

Fortunately, we have recent conservation successes to celebrate, and it’s great to be able to share those with you in our 2019 Field Notes. These pages, only scratching the surface 
of what we’ve accomplished together in the last year, remind us of the fantastic work being done here in Wisconsin.

Click HERE to see the entire 2019 Field Notes report.
Winter Updates
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
Native Report
With Rita Aspinwall & Ernie Stevens
Season 14 Episode 15

"On this edition of Native Report: We meet the founding members of the band War Bonnet who will perform in our studios.

We go into an elementary school classroom to learn about a language immersion program in Duluth, Minnesota.

And we unveil the Star Maiden, a painting by artist Carl Gawboy, whom we’ve been following as he created the work of art. We also learn what we can do to lead healthier lives and hear from our Elders."
The Native Report is an entertaining, informative magazine style series that celebrates Native American culture and heritage, listens to tribal elders, and talks to some of the most powerful and influential leaders of Indian Country today.

Click HERE to visit the Native Report website.

Season 15 of Native Report premieres January 9 at 8:30 PM on PBS North.
This Week's Events
Health & Wellness
Harm Reduction -- Keep Our Community "SAFE"
Saving lives from HIV and Hepatitis C requires aggressive strategies to reach people at high risk. The purpose of the Red Cliff SAFE Program is to help reduce harm from risky behaviors.

The SAFE Program is operated out of the Red Cliff Community Health Center. This program is available to all members of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa as well as surrounding communities. Individuals can access clean syringes, sharps containers, sterile water, antibiotic cream, alcohol wipes, and condoms. By improving access to these materials, we help people who inject heroin, meth, and other drugs to reduce their risk of contracting HIV and Hepatitis C. 

In addition, the Red Cliff Community Health Center now offers Narcan. Narcan is for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. When you come in for our needle exchange, you can request a dose(s) of Narcan at no charge to you. 

If you or a loved one are at risk for HIV or Hepatitis C, we will never judge you or your behaviors. You can access the services by simply stopping at the health center reception and asking for the SAFE Program. The services are provided within the health center setting and are completely confidential.

The goal is to expand sites within the next year. The current services are available Monday – Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm except holidays.
For other Health Center information or general questions call: 715-779-3707 or Email   RCHealthCenter@redcliffhealth.org

Click HERE to visit the Red Cliff Community Health Center website
Noojimo'iwewin Center Releases January Calendar
Click HERE for the Nooji Center's January Activities.

The Nooji Center is located at 37450 Water Tower Rd in Red Cliff
Call 715-779-3508 for more information
Sliding into Recovery & Wellness
January 28th!

Join us at Mt. Valhalla for some fun in the snow!

We will be sliding and snow shoeing. Transportation is provided!

Click HERE for more information
Mishomis Wellness Center offers two groups to
deal with Relapse Prevention and Wellness
The Relapse Prevention & Wellness group offers relapse prevention and wellness practices, and meets every Tuesday for six weeks beginning January 14.
Click HERE for more information and what to expect from this group.

The Relapse Prevention group focuses specifically on relapse prevention and meets every other Thursday beginning January 16.
Click HERE for more information and what to expect from the group meetings.

To sign up for the groups or to speak with someone for more information please call Linda Dunbar, PSIT/AODA Services at the Mishomis Wellness Center at 715-779-3741 ext 2403.
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 an important message about helping others and offering support around our community in the Ojibwe Phrase of the Week for January 6, 2020.

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
Bayfield School
Bayfield School presents Superintendent Coffee Chats

The School District of Bayfield encourages positive, open, and interactive communication with parents, families, and community members. The Coffee Chats provide an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and hear information about the School District of Bayfield. Please join Bayfield Superintendent Jeffrey Gordon for coffee and conversation on the following dates and locations.

January 21, 2020 @ Bayfield Public Library -- 10 AM

January 22, 2020 @ Legendary Waters Resort Trails Meeting Room -- 10 AM

January 23, 2020 @ Madeline Island Public Library -- 10 AM

Click HERE to visit the School District of Bayfield website.

Click HERE for Bayfield School Daily Bulletin.
ECC Receives Donated Clothing Items
Business Spotlight: Copper Crow Distillery
Owned by Tribal members Curt and Linda Basina
Linda and Curt Basina opened Copper Crow Distillery in Red Cliff back in April of 2018, making it the first distillery within Tribal boundaries anywhere nationwide.

Copper Crow is located at 37395 State Highway 13 in Red Cliff, just four miles north of Bayfield and across the street from Buffalo Bay Store and gas station which Curt and Linda sold to the Tribe about two years ago.

Copper Crow features high-quality premium spirits, including vodka, rum, whiskey, gin, and brandy. Most impressively, Curt and Linda handle each stage of production in-house. Everything from fermenting and distilling to bottling and labeling is done by Curt and Linda. They even make their own syrups and ingredients that go into the cocktails.

Of course, tastings are available, but Curt also leads fascinating tours of the entire process and equipment. It becomes obvious early on in one of his tours that Curt is incredibly knowledgeable, and he makes it fun to learn how their great-tasting cocktails are made.

Curt is now highlighting some new products, including whey vodka and gin. With this new offering, Copper Crow is one of less than 12 businesses in the world distilling whey vodka.

Copper Crow is a member of the Bayfield Chamber, and is currently open on the weekends. Its winter hours include Fridays from 4-7 pm, Saturdays from 1-7 pm, and Sundays from 11 am – 4 pm. They will begin to open on Thursdays and expand daily hours once summer rolls around.

Curt and Linda work with their distributor Capitol Husting Wine & Liquor to sell their products all over Wisconsin, and their spirits can be found in each corner of the state.

Natives of Bayfield and Washburn, Linda and Curt are high school sweethearts, and both graduated from Bayfield School. Scott worked for the Highway Patrol for 17 years in Superior before retiring in the early 2000's. Linda is a teacher’s aide for the special education department at Bayfield School.

They grew to love traveling together, and would stop in any local wineries, breweries, or distilleries. One day, they started thinking about it from a business perspective. They attended a national convention in Louisville in 2015 and decided to go for it. In 2016 they formed their corporation, and in 2017 they began production of their spirits before opening the doors to customers in 2018.

Inside the distillery, you’ll notice a very relaxing yet fun atmosphere. A unique aspect Curt shows pride in is the table tops. They are made from reclaimed bowling lane wood from the old Du Pont Civic Center four-lane bowling alley in Washburn. Curt worked there back in his high school years and would hand-place the bowling pins on the same wood used for his table tops.

Copper Crow has been featured in major news outlets across the country, including in a Pew Charitable Trusts article written by Matt Vasilogambros back in 2018. Click HERE to read the article.

Click HERE to visit the Copper Crow Distillery website.
Boys and Girls Club of Gitchigami
The Boys & Girls Club have announced their calendar of events for January! Click HERE to see what activities they have going on this month.

Click HERE to learn more about the B&G Club of Gitchigami and some of the program offerings.

Contact Youth Director Paige Moilanen at 715-779-3722 with any questions.
Elderly Services
Elderly Nutrition January Menu and Events Calendar Released
Click HERE to view the January Elderly Nutrition Program Menu.
Looks like a delicious January for our Elders!

We've got some great events and trips lined up for January.
Click HERE to see this month's Elderly events.

Contact Elderly Services for more information:
Elderly Dining Site: 715-779-3746 ext. 3511
Office Phone: 715-779-3706 ext. 5018

Click HERE for the Elderly Nutrition Program Information.
Treaty Natural Resources
Click HERE to view the Treaty Natural Resources Division Winter Newsletter!
New Wildlife Videos
Tough walking for this buck
January Birthdays
Be sure to wish these members a happy birthday this month!
Click HERE to view the Tribal Member January Birthdays
Community Updates
Follow the link below to see announcements for upcoming events!

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