Miisaninawiind :: Waatebagaa-giizis :: Sept 30 2019

We welcome our readers to the Miisaniinawind!
We are excited to connect  with our community members and friends.

The Miisaniinawind brings you important news, announcements and updates, designed specifically for the Red Cliff community. But that's not all. The weekly eNewsletter will also provide news about neighboring tribes, communities and broader issues that matter to you.

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Chairman Richard "Rick" Peterson
& Red Cliff Tribal Council

This Week In Red Cliff
Boozhoo and welcome to the Miisaninawiind weekly newsletter! Happy Treaty Day! For posters and other up-to-the-minute information, check our Facebook page here or our Events page here.

Chii-miigwech for a great Red Cliff Days!
Miigwech from all of the Red Cliff Tribe to everyone who attended the 4th Annual Red Cliff Cultural Days. We also want to thank the following organizations for sponsoring and making the event possible:
  • Red Cliff Housing Authority
  • Red Cliff Tribal Programs & Departments
  • Bayfield School District
  • Legendary Waters Resort & Casino
  • Native American Tourism of Wisconsin (NATOW)
We especially want to thank the many volunteers and staff who sat tables, ran booths, demonstrated skills, and shared their time with us.
Tribal Member Receives UW-Superior Achievement Award
Kat Werchouski honored for quiet work behind the scenes
The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named  Kat Werchouski , Assistant Director of the  Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion , the recipient of the Women of Color in Education Award.

Community Partnership: Reflections
Emily Gregory writes about Wolf Camp 2019
Emily Gregory, a music teacher from Alabama, thought she was prepared for living with a group of strangers for seven days as a Team Leader-in-Training this past June in Red Cliff, Wisconsin. Read Emily’s blog to learn more about how her expectations were challenged, how she learned the importance of being present, and how her time in Red Cliff was made all the better for it.

Artful Healing Exhibit at the Red Cliff Community Health Center
A Creative Journey to Wellness
The Noojimo’iwewin Center's Artful Healing exhibit is now on display through September at the 
Red Cliff Community Health Center. In June of 2019, a series of workshops were held at the Noojimo’iwewin (We Heal) Center, promoting healing and wellness for youth and adults in recovery. Blending traditional art and peer support throughout, instructors Richard and Audra McCoy, guided participants towards a place of peace, healing and vision of Minobiimaadiziiwin (Good Life). Engaging in any creative process is healing and helps those in recovery, process trauma in a non-verbal manner, providing a path to sobriety using individual strengths and personal goals. 

“Artful Healing” is on display in the Red Cliff Community Health Center, 
36745 Aiken Road, Bayfield, WI, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm (Closed Holidays). 
The Red Cliff Noojimo’iwewin Center is a drop-in center for those seeking support in recovery from addictions offering fellowship, peer support, recreation, skill building and connection to additional services. For information on Noojimo’iwewin Center programs and services, visit www.redcliffhealth.org, call 715-779-3508 or email RCHealthCenter@redclifhealth.org. 
The Noojimo’iwewin Center is open Monday-Friday (8:00 am - 8:00 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am - 6:30 pm).  

This exhibit was made possible with funds from the Apostle Islands Area Community Fund. 
Tribe Receives American Cancer Society Grant
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The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has been awarded the American Indian and Alaska Native Breast Health Equity Initiative Grant. The overall goal is to reduce breast cancer-related disparities in American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

Project Goals: 
  • Improve data linkages by partnering with the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (WCRS) to reduce mis-classification related to Tribal cancer cases.
  • Improve breast cancer screening rates by 5%
  • Develop a Tribal Navigator program to assist patients diagnosed with cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Eagle Staff donated by Leo LaFernier, Tribal Elder
Community Updates
Follow the link below to see announcements for upcoming events!

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