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Behold our Heritage, Share our Future
PROPERTY PURCHASE24729 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 Fourwinds Complex to the North, as well as linking the Tribes existing commercial lots neighboring to the South and extending to the Toro Dealership. This purchase creates a contiguous commercial frontage opportunity for future Tribal Business Development and expansion of the Fourwinds Business Complex.
November 2nd: Bradley Holmes
November 6th: Pauline Stone, Sharon Sutton (new elder)
November 7th: Miscobenayshii, Reuben Buck
November 8th: Marilyn Gallman, Marlene Songetay
November 9th: Charles Cadotte, Bruce Taylor
November 11th: Thamer Rogers
November 13th: Beverly Benjamin
November 14th: Desmond Mosay, Sharon Williams, Quentin Moose
November 15th: Franklin Buck (new elder)
November 17th: Brenda Marek, Paula Merrill
November 19th: Benjamin Buck (new elder), David Buck (new elder)
November 20th: Darren Merrill, Robert Schieve, Wanda Taylor
November 21st: William Arbuckle, Perry Staples
November 22nd: Roberta Bellecourt, Roberta Hammond, Lisa Reynolds
November 23rd: Daniel Holmes
November 27th: Diane Fowler
November 28th: Vera Holmes
November 30th: Biaba Fowler
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases are on the rise. While there is not a vaccine for RSV, it is important to stay up to date on Influenza and COVID-19 vaccines. Please call Jean Roedl at 715-349-8554 ext. 5150 with questions.
Throughout the summer, we dealt with mostly BA.4 and BA.5 strains of COVID-19. The BA.5 strain still makes up 50% of the cases. Now, the Midwest has new emerging strains: BQ1.1. BQ.1, BA4.6, BF.7, BA.5.26, BA2.75 and BA2.75.2.
As we begin November, our community transmission rate is HIGH in Burnett, Washburn, and Sawyer counties, MEDIUM in Polk. If you have not received your Bi-Valent COVID-19 booster, please consider scheduling an appointment at either St. Croix Tribal Health clinic. Tribal Health is still offering $50 gas cards upon receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. If you have not started your series of COVID-19 vaccinations, you can start now!
Call the Triage line @ 715-349-8554 ext. 5193 to schedule your appointment at Sand Lake or Round Lake Clinics. Influenza vaccines for children and adults are also available at both clinics and can be scheduled at any time.
Submitted from Jean Roedl, Director of St. Croix Tribal Health Medical Clinic
Diabetes Foot Care
Diabetes can cause nerve damage in the feet and also may affect blood flow, making it harder for cuts or sores to heal. It is extremely important to check your feet every day for cuts, sores, bruises, loss of feeling, and signs of infection including redness and irritation.
Toenail Care & Foot Assessments offered:
Sand Lake Clinic: First Wednesday of each month
Round Lake Clinic: Third Thursday of each month
Please call to schedule appts @ 715-349-8554.
Tribal Government Job Openings
Paraeducator/NA Liaison (Spooner School)
Full job descriptions are available by clicking on the job titles. Please contact Tiffany Iorns, [email protected] or ext. 5196, for additional information.
HHS Job Openings
BH Grants Manager/Case Manager
Full job descriptions are available by clicking on the job titles. Please contact Shaurette Reynolds, [email protected] or ext. 5133, for additional information.
Please spread the word to your friends and family members about our open positions!
Danbury Lodge – POOL UPDATE
· Pool water quality corrected
· Began to heat pool water
· Pool room heated
The Education department will be having a Culture Night on November 9th at 5pm via Zoom. They will be sharing information on the Rosetta Stone Language Program for learning Ojibwe. The event will walk you through signing up. The cost is $25 for Tribal members and $100 for all others.
For those of you familiar with the Zoom program, visit zoom.us and click on Join a Meeting. From there, you will need to enter the meeting ID:
228 710 6562
Password is U5Q3tg
If you have questions, please contact Janine McNulty at 715-349-2195 ext. 5312.
Halloween Costume Contest – Dress like a Current Council Member
Tribal Administrator Jason Schlender organized a Halloween Costume Contest with assistance of Human Resources. Participants were encouraged to Dress like a Current Council Member. Those who participated would be rewarded with half a day of “administrative close” pay. One winner from each category would take home $50, with an overall winner pocketing $300 and a paid day off!
Winners included Linda Taylor as Conrad St. John, Tyler Buck as Bill Reynolds, Kelly Bertuleit as Thomas Fowler, Melanie Johnson as Georgia Cobenais, and Brian Boyd Jr. as Rick Benjamin. Tyler Buck won overall with his commitment to “being Bill” — he shaved his head and then glued hair back on it!
Thank you to all who participated in this fun event!
November is National American Indian Heritage Month. There are 574 federally recognized Indian Nations in the United States, plus other Tribes who are recognized by their state governments. Wisconsin is home to 11 federally recognized Tribes.
“The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people,” according to the National Congress of American Indians. This month can be celebrated by all, and observing it is as easy as working to learn more about the history of American Indians. You can plant native plants, care for the water, support Native American owned businesses, and talk to your kids about Native American history.
“Often, the only exposure our kids have to learn about Native American history, especially in the month of November, is whitewashed, colonialized versions of the Thanksgiving story. And contrary to popular belief, kids have the ability to process complex information when it’s presented in a developmentally appropriate way.” Learn more here.
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