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Behold our Heritage, Share our Future Thank you to the St. Croix Tribal Police Department, Burnett County Sheriff’s Office, Siren School District’s Title VI Native American Coordinator Tara Voss, and the School District of Siren students for their donation of handmade tie blankets for Tribal elders. Tara Voss and students in her Indigenous Arts class made bags full of beautiful, warm blankets and presented them to the Elder Care Department on Monday, December 5th. The Elder Care Department will be […]

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Behold our Heritage, Share our Future Did you know there is a library inside the Education building? I would encourage anyone interested in learning more about the Ojibwe language to explore the library. There are hundreds of books to learn from. Reach out to Janine McNulty at ext. 5312 or Karen Washington at ext. 5303 with any questions.   “Nibi is Water. Nibi Aawon Nbiish” By Joanne Robertson Translated by Shirley Williams and Isadore Toulouse Gimewon, Rain, Goon, snow, Nbiish […]

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Behold our Heritage, Share our Future The Harvest Feast If you would like to listen to a Thanksgiving story, one that more appropriately depicts “the First Thanksgiving”, consider “Keepunumuk: Weeâchumun’s Thanksgiving Story Read Aloud” which can be found here. Please share with your loved ones this Thanksgiving. On Friday, November 11th, over 1500 Native American Veterans gathered for a dedication ceremony of the National Museum of the American Indian’s National Native Americans Veterans Memorial. St. Croix Tribal Members Robert Holmes, […]

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Behold our Heritage, Share our Future Turtle Lake Property – Open House​ The Open House for the Turtle Lake property was on Monday, October 31st. Click here to watch a short video produced by Bob Metoxen, St. Croix Tribal Member. Thank you to Tribal Council for allowing staff time off to tour the property. Below is an article that will be featured in The Leader newspaper the week of 11/15/2022: On Monday, October 17th, the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of […]

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Behold our Heritage, Share our Future PROPERTY PURCHASE 24729 State Road 35/70 On Thursday October 27, 2022, the St. Croix Tribal Economic Development Corporation (EDC) closed on their purchase of a commercial property (2 Parcels) located at 24729 State Road 35/70, Siren, Wisconsin. This site was previously home to the “Heart of the North” Modular Homes Dealership, but has been vacant for the past several years. The St. Croix Tribal EDC pursued these lots for their value related to their location neighboring the New […]

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Behold our Heritage, Share our Future PROPERTY PURCHASE 361 175th Ave, Turtle Lake, WI 54889 On October 17th, 2022, the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin (the “Tribe”) closed on a property in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin. The property contains a 7300+ square foot, 5 bed, 4 bath home, 831 acres of land, an equestrian building with stables, 2 private lakes (Sugarbush and Snake), and 20+ miles of trails. The Tribe will be hosting an Open House on Monday, October 31st, 2022, at […]

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Behold our Heritage, Share our Future Bosh Keen Landing Jean Songetay stands with a number of family members at the unveiling of Bosh Keen Landing. Bosh Keen is Jean’s Ojibwe name. On October 17th, 2022, the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin (the “Tribe”) dedicated the river landing in Danbury, Wisconsin, to Jean Songetay. Jean is the eldest Tribal elder at 101 years old. Jean was born in Ogema, Minnesota in 1921. She was married to her husband Edwin Sr. […]

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Behold our Heritage, Share our Future Electrofishing (Fish Shocking) The Natural Resources Department has been conducting walleye surveys on various lakes throughout Washburn, Burnett, and Polk Counties. These surveys are conducted in the fall of each year, beginning at dusk. The primary objective of these surveys is to assess the natural reproductions of the walleye populations in both stocked and naturally reproducing waterbodies. An electrofishing boat is driven once around the shoreline for these surveys. The boat is equipped with […]

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Behold our Heritage, Share our Future Treaty Day 2022 Tribal leaders from St. Croix, Red Cliff, Bad River, Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac du Flambeau, and Sokaogan meet with Governor Tony Evers at the La Pointe school. Treaty Day was on Friday, September 30th, 2022 on Mooningwanekaaning (Madeline Island). The morning began at 9am with a Buffalo Pipe Tobacco Offering with Waawaakeyaash Keller Paap and Hereditary Chief Robert Buffalo at Memorial Park on Madeline Island. Following the ceremony, lunch was served […]

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Behold our Heritage, Share our Future Health Fair 2022 The Health Fair on Wednesday, 09/21/2022 was a huge success! Tristen Oustigoff began the event with an opening prayer. Katrina, Tristen, Nolan, and Ealen provided an opening song. There were dozens of resource booths, both internal and external. The American Cancer Society hosted BINGO from 12pm-1pm, offering prizes and snacks. Following BINGO, all were invited to sign up for the Diabetes Awareness walk. Complimentary t shirts and snacks were provided to walk […]