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Overdose Awareness Day – August 31st

August 31 has been designated International Overdose Awareness Day. In recognition of this day, and those Community Members who have been lost to overdose and their families and friends, St. Croix Tribal Health Clinic Primary Care and Behavioral Health would like remind the community of the risk of opioid overdose and available resources. As most of you know, this area is being bombarded by an influx of fentanyl, a very strong opioid drug.  Only a small amount of fentanyl can […]

Vice President Harris Announces New Tribal Broadband Funding

View this email in your browser Vice President Harris Announces Newly Available Tribal Broadband Funding Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris hosted a tribal leaders’ teleconference announcing new tribal broadband funding opportunities from the National Telecommunications Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The NTIA announced more than $646 million in awards will go out during the month of August and that is will make an additional $1 billion in funding available from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to […]

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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 […]

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Behold our Heritage, Share our Future Gaslyn Lake Walleye Rearing Ponds The Gaslyn Lake Walleye Rearing Ponds were created in 2012 with a grant from Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC) and generous contributions from the St. Croix Tribal Council. At that time, two 0.5 surface acre ponds were created. They were put into first use in 2013. In 2014, two additional 0.5 surface acre ponds were created from funding supplied by the State of Wisconsin’s Walleye Initiative program. If fully utilized, these […]

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Behold our Heritage, Share our Future 2022 Walleye Stocking The St. Croix Tribal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collected walleye spawn on April 24th, 2022, from Big Butternut Lake in Polk County, Wisconsin. While the EPA Department usually sets their own nets annually, the Wisconsin DNR was already on Big Butternut Lake completing a population estimate survey. They had their nets set for this survey and EPA was able to work with them to get the collection of spawn needed. Ice out […]

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  Behold our Heritage, Share our Future Manoomin The Anishinaabeg migrated to the Great Lakes region from the Northeast long ago. Their oral traditions tell of a prophecy that said to journey West until they came to a place “where the food grows on water” — manoomin. Manoomin (wild rice) has played a major role in the lives of Ojibwe people. Manoomin, which means “good berry”, provides both physical and spiritual sustenance to the Ojibwe people. The wild rice harvest […]