Tribal News


The Bad River Child Care Program announces the

Child Care and Development

Fund Public Hearing

Friday, June 24, 2016

At the Child Care Room in the Food Sovereignity Building (old LCO College)

June is Ode' imini-giizis, the Strawberry Moon. Join us for bowls of fresh strawberries with whipped cream.

We will have our draft 2016-2019 Plan available to give the community an opportunity to comment on our delivery of child care services through the plan.

5:30 pm till 6:30pm

Please call the Child Care Coordinator, Sandy Kolodziejski with any questions at 715 682-7127 x1401


Just a reminder, Bad River Recycling will be holding their annual spring clean-up.

We are asking for the community’s help in making this year’s clean-up efforts as efficient and safe as possible. You might ask yourself, HOW CAN I DO This?

By following These simple guidelines set forth by the Bad River Recycling Team.

1. Have all materials separated. ( wood, metal, household goods. etc:)

2. Have all loose materials bagged or boxed up.

3. Have garbage out by the road not in the ditches

4. Do not mix recyclables or weekly household trash with clean-up materials

5. Everyone must have their garbage out before May 16th, 2016

6. We will be accepting clean-up materials at the Recycling Center starting May 9th, 2016

7. Please have all tires stacked not thrown on top of piles, 4 tires per household

8. No bio- hazards. ( sharps, medical supplies or medications) No electronics..

9. All white goods (refrigerators, stand-up or chest freezers) must have doors removed, and be empty no rotten food or meat. Due to the rising cost for disposal of Freon items, there will be a fee of $20 to $40 depending on size of unit.

10. If special pick-up is required for elderly or disabled notify Recycling center By May 2nd, so arrangements can be made for these services.

The Bad River Recycling Department appreciates the communities help in our efforts for a cleaner and healthier community.






The public is invited to review and comment on the

2014-15 Indian Housing Plan

click (here) to read plan

December 17, 2013


Elderly Building


2:00-7:00 P.M.

Bad River Casino

Madigan Room


Pursuant to NAHASDA Title 1\0 Section 408

Our Kids need YOU!

Have you ever thought about doing foster care or child care in your home?

Have questions or not sure how to start an application?

This night is for you! Join us in a conversation about the process to begin your journey as Child Care Provider or Foster Care Parent. During this

orientation we will discuss paperwork, background checks, reimbursement rates and the benefits of caring for children.

Pre-registration not required but encouraged.  To make sure we have enough materials.


Melissa Bums or

Sandy Kolodziejski

Please call 715 682-7127x 1401

or X1438 to register.

Location : Bad River Community Center Contact : Sandy Kolodziejski or Melissa Burns @ 715-682-7127

Resolution No. _________________

 Changes to Chapter 340 – Sloughs Protection Ordinance

 WHEREAS:  the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians is a federally recognized Indian tribe with a Constitution enacted pursuant to the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, 25 U.S.C. Section 476; and

 WHEREAS:  Article VI, Section 1(n) of the Constitution directs the Tribal Council to encourage and foster the arts, crafts, traditions, culture, wildlife, and natural resources of the Band; and

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Bad River Tribal Council hereby approves the following changes to Chapter 340 – Sloughs Protection Ordinance:

 Changes on Exhibit “A” titled A resolution to amend Chapter 340 of the tribal court code; relating to: sloughs protection restrictions on trespass and penalties attached hereto and presented at this Meeting.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution is effective beginning on this date and continuing until the Resolution is rescinded.




I, the undersigned, as Secretary of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians, an Indian Tribe organized under Section 16 of the Indian Reorganization Act, hereby certify that the Tribal Council is composed of seven members, of whom ____ members, constituting a quorum, were present at a meeting hereof duly called, noticed, convened, and held on the ____ day of __________, 2013; that the foregoing resolution was duly adopted at said meeting by an affirmative vote of _____ members; _____ against and _____ abstaining, and that said resolution has not been rescinded or amended.


Rae Ann Maday, Secretary

Bad River Tribal Council

Informational Meeting

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

6pm – 8pm

Bad River Convention Center


Water, Wastewater, and You: Learn the who, what, and how of water and wastewater systems installation and maintenance on your property


            Eugene Bigboy, Jr – POWTS Manager

            Naomi Tillison –     Water Resource Specialist

            Edith Leoso –           Tribal Historic Preservation Officer

            Dan Peerenboom –   Engineer, Indian Health Service

            Kyle Jacobson –       Engineer, Indian Health Service


  1. Introductions (5-10 min)
  2. Background on the Indian Health Service (IHS) (15-20 min)
    1. Our Programs and Conditions of Service
    2. Water Service
    3. Wastewater Service
    4. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  3. Maintenance of Water System (15-20 min)
    1. Handouts and FAQ
  4. Maintenance of Wastewater System (15-20 min)
    1. Handouts and FAQ
  5. Bad River Process of Application (20-30 min)
    1. New deed/ new site
    2. Existing home
    3. Wetlands/WQ Permits, THPO requirements
  6. Questions (remaining time)

The Bad River Healthy Lifestyles & Youth Wrestling team is pleased to announce, six teammates were able to attend the 2015 Wisconsin State Qualifiers Championship on March 28th & 29th, in Madison, WI. All six youth wrestled very hard throughout the weekend to represent the Bad River Tribe. Brennan Corbine (11 yrs Wrestling for the Bad River) took 6th place and Brayden Connors (3 yrs Wrestling for Bad River) took 2nd place.


Congratulations!!! The Bad River Community is proud of you.

Bad River Wrestling State Pic

Back row: Brennan Corbine, Jace Wiggins, Daniel Pineiro-Bigboy

Front row: Brayden Connors, Wyatt Nelis, Chase Thompson

Photo by Ben Connors Sr.

February 28, 2013

For Immediate Release

Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303

Governor Walker Seeks Applicants for Judicial Vacancy

Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced today that he is seeking applicants for appointment to the Eau Claire County Circuit Court.

The new appointee will replace outgoing Eau Claire County Circuit Court Judge Lisa K. Stark, whose resignation is effective April 22, 2013.  Judge Stark has been appointed to the District III Court of Appeals beginning April 23, 2013.   The new appointee, should he or she choose to run, would be up for election in April 2014.

To apply, please submit the following:

Cover Letter

Resume (not exceeding two pages)

References (list of 3-4)

Two Writing Samples

Judicial Application: found on Governor Walker’s website:

(Select the Judicial Application button, after clicking “Apply to Serve” at the top of the page)

Complete application materials should be submitted via email to the following: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All application materials for this judicial appointment must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2013.  Following submission, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application, and describing the general process for the appointment.

Potential applicants with questions about the process should email their questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you need to speak with someone immediately, you may contact Brian Hagedorn at 608-266-1212.




CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                            P O BOX 39                                           ODANAH, WI 54861

Solicitation for Bids



The Bad River Social & Family Service (SFS) Department is seeking an Independent Consultant to research and develop the Long Term Care (LTC) plan for Bad River Community.

Bad River is a part of the “Money Follows the Person” – Tribal Initiative funded by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Health Services (DHS). As a part of this initiative the tribe is seeking a consultant that will be expected to:

  • Evaluate what services the community is currently providing; including verification of provider qualifications.
  • Conduct a self-assessment of services the Tribe is currently providing.
  • Provide options for the Tribe to determine on-going and future services.
  • Once the initial assessment is complete the consultant will be expected to develop a Long Term Care plan

The consultant will work in cooperation with the key personnel necessary for efficiently completing the task; the SFS Director, Bad River Health & Wellness Director, and LTC workgroup. A contractor must have the experience and ability of working with the system tools provided by DHS to provide the evaluation and self assessment in accordance with DHS specifications and guidelines. The timeframe to complete this task is within 6 months.

The consultant should have experience in and/or working knowledge of long term care (LTC); experience with research and a strong knowledge of tribal and federal roles & relations. The consultant will be required to provide a written report; therefore seeking someone with excellent communication skills both written and oral. An understanding of Medicaid and Medicaid reimbursement required. The contractor must provide a financial forecast of the LTC services and recommendations on structure of LTC services within the tribal organization.

Accepting bids with resumes until April 30, 2015 at the Bad River Community Center Social & Family Services Department; PO Box 55 Odanah, WI 54861 or email see below.

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a consultant contact Esie Leoso-Corbine, SFS Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 715-682-7127 ext 1411

Announcing the 2013 Young Native Writers Essay Contest

The Young Native Writers Essay Contest is a writing contest for Native American high school students and is designed to encourage young Native Americans to write about the progress their tribal communities have made and how their tribal communities can keep moving forward.

The voices that emerge from this program honor the legacy of every Native American who has ever lived. Add your words to the thousands submitted through this project - all writers receive a Certificate of Honor for their submission.

The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation's goal of promoting education and creating new opportunities for youth has inspired this essay contest. Partnering with Holland & Knight in this endeavor is the National Museum of the American Indian.

Entry Deadline is 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Monday, April 1, 2013.

For more information click here