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Cleansweep 2022 – 09/28/2022


The St. Croix Solid Waste Program is working with Northwest Regional Planning Committee (NWRPC) to host their 16th annual hazardous waste collection event. They are asking Tribal Members and Tribal Businesses to participate so they can correctly dispose of household chemicals, paints, aerosols, and other solvents that are harmful to the environment and human health when not properly disposed of. 



The event will be held on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 from 8am-11am, or until at full capacity. Stop early! The event will be held at the St. Croix Environmental Services Garage. Please enter from Highway 70 and pull through towards County Road X. Due to the complexity of the materials, they ask that participants remain in the vehicle and allow workers to remove all items being dropped off. Thank you!


When: Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 from 8am-11am

Where: St. Croix Environmental Services Garage  

Contact Sarah Slayton with any questions at 715-349-2195 ext. 5240.




Summer does not end until September 22, 2022, but it is already time to plan for the annual Trunk or Treat at the Hertel RV Park. If there are departments, groups, or individuals who would like to participate in this family fun event, please contact Tribal PD Chief of Police Frank Taylor for details at #715-349-8638 ext. 7006.




September 1: Christina Benjamin, Christina Butler (new elder)

September 2: Brenda Lilly

September 3: Deloris Pike

September 10: Basil Metoxen Jr, Darryl Moose, Karen Mosay, Cheryl Silva, Melissa Zahradka

September 11: Donna Merrill

September 13: Bernadette Benjamin, Joanne Hart

September 16: Robert Reynolds

September 20: Christina Salay, Dennis Staples, Carrie Butler (new elder)

September 23: Lynn Edwards, William Reynolds

September 25: Tamara Hegge, Myron Martin

September 29: Linda Lightfeather








Thursday, September 8th – Early Release for Staff to celebrate the end of summer with Tribal PD!





Tribal Government Job Openings

Tribal Court Bailiff (PT)

Tribal Court Staff Attorney

Paraeducator/NA Liaison (Spooner School)

Paraeducator/NA Liaison (Unity School)

Travel Coordinator

Sand Lake Community Worker

St. Croix Tribal Tax Commissioner

Warehouse Assistant

Full job descriptions are available by clicking on the job titles. Please contact Tiffany Iorns, [email protected] or ext. 5196, for additional information.




Please spread the word to your friends and family members about our open positions!




Diabetes Awareness Walk/Run on 09/21/2022 Registration from 10am-1pm in front of the St. Croix Tribal Health Clinic. Walk/Run at 1pm. Participation socks, drawings, and prizes!




NEW BOOTH – Anishinaabe First Aid Kits



The Health Fair will have a NEW booth this year. While supplies last, health fair participants will be able to make their own Anishinaabe first aid kit! This will be offered from 10am-2pm.


Cancer Awareness BINGO! 12pm-1pm



Join the American Cancer Society to play cancer awareness BINGO. Participants will learn about screening guidelines, prevention strategies, have fun, and win prizes!




Please call the Tribal Clinic at #715-349-8554 ext. 5193 for Narcan Training and/or Fentanyl Test Strips.

Fentanyl Testing Strips, Needle Exchanges, Supply Kits (tie offs, saline, triple antibiotic ointment), and Narcan requests are CONFIDENTIAL, no judgement and no reporting.



Naloxone (Narcan) can save the life of someone who has overdosed on opioids. To learn more about using Narcan, the Wisconsin DHS has created a very informative video. Click below:






Wounded Knee Massacre – 12/29/1890



The following article has been extensively researched and written, including interviews of Wounded Knee Massacre descendants. The article includes photos and descriptions which may trigger emotions that make it difficult to read. It has been 131 years since the Wounded Knee Massacre and the injustice has still not yet been addressed. Follow the below link to read about how the Wounded Knee Massacre has tarnished the integrity of the Medal of Honor and the efforts being made through the Remove the Stain Act to rescind Army medals given for the murder of Lakota men, women, and children.




If you would like an item featured in the weekly newsletter, please email Maggie Olson at [email protected]. St. Croix Tribal Center 24663 Angeline Ave Webster, WI 54893




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