Miisaninawiind :: Waatebagaa-giizis :: Sept 2 2019

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Chairman Richard "Rick" Peterson
& Red Cliff Tribal Council

Welcome Back!
Boozhoo and welcome back to the Miisaninawiind weekly newsletter! This week's updates include news on the new school year, new developments in our AODA funding, and hopefully new vehicles for Red Cliff's police department. For posters and other up-to-the-minute information, check our Facebook page here.

Back-To-School Season
School supplies for Red Cliff
On Monday August 26 th the Red Cliff JOM Parent groups sponsored the annual school supply giveaway at the Red Cliff Boys and Girls Club. This went great and through the efforts of the volunteers and assistance from Native Connections the program was able to assist over 200 students! If your Bayfield School student has not gotten their school supplies, please stop by the Admin Building from 8am-12pm or contact the Red Cliff Education office.  
BEA Serves Community...with food!
Wednesday afternoon, local teachers with the Bayfield Education Association gathered in front of Legendary Waters to mark the beginning of the new school year - and to serve free hot dogs to everyone who came by. "We wanted to do a kickoff for all the families and community members, and to thank you for having us teach," said Lorie Erickson, an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher for Bayfield Elementary. This is their second year holding a hot dog cookout, and the group says odds are good they'll continue the tradition next year.
New Grants, New Opportunities
Funds to be used for opioid use harm reduction, new patrol vehicles
Great news! Recent funding has come into Red Cliff to support police efforts to help combat drug trafficking. In August the BIA Office of Justice Service Opioid Initiative sent two awards totaling $181,018. The Opioid Initiative funding is for tribally operated law enforcement operations including staff, equipment, and training. These funds will be used to support essential police officer staff salaries.  In addition, the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation has awarded $60,000 to the Red Cliff Police Department to purchase two new squad cars. These grants will help to provide the Red Cliff Police Department with basic essential operation support. 
In addition to the BIA grant, Red Cliff has also been awarded a grant through the AmerisourceBergen Foundation. This grant also targets opioid abuse and resource expansion, and will be funding the Red Cliff Wellness Curriculum digital upgrade project.

You can read the article in Business Insider by clicking here.
DNR Secretary Cole visits
On August 22, DNR Secretary Preston Cole met with Chairman Peterson and Vice-Chairman Gordon at tribal administration to discuss issues and opportunities to collaborate between Red Cliff and Wisconsin DNR. Following a productive meeting with Red Cliff tribal leaders, Secretary Cole joined DNR and Red Cliff Wardens on a joint patrol of Lake Superior the following day.  With the adoption of the 2018 – 2028 Lake Superior Fishing Agreement between Red Cliff, Bad River and State of WI last year, the Secretary has shown a lot of interest in how the fishery is jointly managed with the Tribes. 
Pictured: Secretary Cole is third from left along with Red Cliff wardens Mark Duffy and Zach Peterson as well as other DNR and warden staff.
Community Updates
Follow the link below to see announcements for upcoming events!

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