Flood and High Water Conditions on the

Bad River Reservation (as of May 18, 2017)

The Bad River Band and Natural Resources Department wants to inform the Bad River community of changing water levels and flood conditions.

Water levels in rivers and streams on the Reservation are extremely high after several days of heavy rain. It’s expected that the Bad River will continue to rise within the next 24 to 48 hours.

The GIS Program at the Natural Resources Department has made a map of current water and road conditions. We will continually update the map and post it on the Tribe’s web site: www.badriver-nsn.gov

The National Weather Service has issued a forecast specifically for Bad River for the next 48 hours:

No precipitation expected between now and Friday night, skies should be sunny Friday.

The White River is forecast to crest the evening ofThursday, May 18; the Bad River in Odanah is forecast to rise another foot before cresting the morning of Friday, May 19. 

Additional rain forecast on Saturday, May 20, is not expected to make the rivers rise again, but may slow down how fast the water levels recede.

Thereafter, while periods of light rain are forecast next Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, no heavy precipitation is forecast at this time.

Road Conditions

  • All back roads are closed except for emergency services vehicles.
  • All hard surface roads remain open.

Here are the Reservation roads we know are either washed out, covered in water, or very close to flooding:

          Government Road south of Four Corners is closed due to several washouts.

          Lake Road is closed due to a washout.

          Elm Hoist Road is full of numerous dangerous pot holes.

          Miller Road at Dock Road has water covering the intersection.

Places To Get Information About Changing Water Levels

The National Weather Service web site identifies at-risk rivers in the Bad River watershed in real time at these two web sites:  http://bit.ly/2riVkLo  and https://waterdata.usgs.gov/wi/nwis/rt

How to Stay Safe

Here are some basic safety tips from the Office of Homeland Security when you’re in a flooded area:

  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
  • Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and just one foot of water can sweep your vehicle away.

Learn more about what to do to stay safe in high water or flood conditions: www.ready.gov/floods

Who to Call if You Have an Emergency or Want to Report a Problem

Department

Contact Person

Cell Phone Number

Roads

Ben Connors

292-1728

Housing

24-Hour Emergency Line

292-8847

Housing

Robert Houle

682-2271 (daytime office)

(906) 306-7440

Conservation Warden 

Bob Wilmer

292-7822

Conservation Warden

Joseph Cadotte

292-5147

Tribal Chairman

Buzzy Blanchard

685-8929

Tribal Vice Chairman

Mike Berlin

292-4094

Water & Sewer

Phillip Livingston

292-5339

Miigwech and Stay Safe!

Lissa Radke

Environmental Specialist

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

72682 Maple Street

Odanah WI 54861

(715) 682-7123

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  • Antidegradation Demonstration Announcements & Forms

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  • Prevention Specialist

    BAD RIVER BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR TRIBE OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                                     P.O. BOX 39                                              ODANAH, WI 54861 Job Title:                     Prevention Specialist Department:                Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Program Hourly Rate:                $14-$16 DOQ Exempt:                       No/Hourly                                                        Full-time: 40hrs/week Supervisor:                  Native Connections Case Manager/Assistant Clinic Administrator Summary: The Prevention Specialist will work with the Native Connection Project with the Native Connections Case Manager. Create a way to increase awareness of how mental health and substance use disorders and suicide affect the Bad River community, how to respond effectively, and how to effectively promote mental health. This will be done through the collection of data and prevention activities. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Collect, store and compile local tribal project documentation/data Work closely with local AODA prevention workgroups and coalitions to analyze and report on AODA, suicide and behavioral health data as required. Work with community to identify, select and implement evidence-based practice/practice-based evidence prevention strategies Maintain a professional and personal code of conduct Assist in the assessment for training/TA needs and provide as necessary Participate in individualized training and technical assistance focused on prevention activities, Contribute to the Mashkiziibii Drug Advisory Board and develop and implement a community prevention plan and a community sustainability plan Create base for sustainability for culture-based interventions; suicide prevention, mental health and substance use disorder prevention Implement a community prevention plan Coordinate evidence based trainings and support for the implementation of the community sustainability plan interventions. Collaborate efforts with the Ashland School District including; school counselors, teachers and/or coaches. Coordinate, development of postvention protocols to include policies and procedures related to suicidal ideations, attempts and completions Attend program related community, coalition and committee meetings as assigned. Maintain data on case management activities. Strictly adhere to all HIPAA and associated agency guidelines (i,e. grant, state, federal) Develop policies and procedures as assigned to support the program. Identify service gaps and help to address unmet needs in the system. All other duties as assigned Promote use of culture in prevention activities. Maintain grant compliance and grant reporting to the SAMHSA Grant Project Officer Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: Required: Post-secondary education required, preferred fields of Psychology, Public Health, Education, Social Work, Substance Abuse Counseling or related fields Prevention Specialist (PS) Certification preferred (or must be willing to obtain PS Certification within 1 year of hire) Other Skills and Abilities: Required: This is a required driver position, must have a valid driver’s license and meet eligibility for tribal insurance Knowledge of Native American individuals and communities, prefer individual with experience working with Indian Health Services (IHS) Background Check: This position is contingent on ability to pass background check required. This position for eligibility a Caregiver Background Check regarding working with children and/or elderly and required driver check, to meet eligibility for Tribal Insurance. Language Skills: Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, must possess strong knowledge of AODA prevention programs and strategies, must be familiar data collection and ability to lead groups and panels, knowledge of working with grants, possess advanced computer skills Reasoning Ability: Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with large groups and youth. Understanding of whereabouts of local programming and facilities for mental health and substance use disorders. Ability to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events, ability to handle high-stress and deadlines.  Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Applicant must be able to lift at least 25lbs and be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time. This job may require the ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs for short distances Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work Environment: The working environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the working environment is usually moderate. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, Employees of the Bad River Health and Wellness Center must abide by the Bad River Health and Wellness Center Employee Health Policy. Employees must show proof of Tdap immunization or Pertussis booster, MMR and will receive TB test if employee has not had test within 1 year upon hire. Drug-Free Workplace in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & Procedures Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy. Send Application and Resume To:                                                                                                                                                       Bad River Tribe                                                                                                                                                       Attn: Personnel                                                                                                                                                       P.O. Box 39                                                                                                                                                       Odanah, WI 54861                                                                                                                                                       www.badriver-nsn.gov PUBLIC: Opens: July 10th, 2017 Closes: July 24th , 2017 at 4:30pm.
  • Head Start Bus Monitor-Kitchen Aide

    BAD RIVER BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR TRIBE OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                               P.O. BOX                                                        ODANAH, WI 54861 POSITION DESCRIPTION Job Title:                     Head Start Bus Monitor/Kitchen aid Department:                Head Start, Education Hourly Rate:                $8.00/hr                       full time-40 hours/wk Exempt:                       No/Hourly Supervisor:                  Transportation Manager/Kitchen Manager Summary: The Bus Monitor/kitchen aid will assist in the implementation of the Head Start Performance Standards. Essential Duties and Responsibilities including the following. Will instruct, supervise and ensure safety measures are taken with the children in the classroom, on the playground and during bus rides. Candidate will be responsible for properly restraining children on the school bus. Will instruct, supervise and ensure safety measures are taken with the children in the classroom, on the playground and during bus rides. Candidate must be able to participate in emergency bus evacuations. Kitchen duties will include: assist with meal preparation, wash dishes, other duties as assigned. Will attend meetings and required training as requested, i.e., staff. Promote use of and speak Ojibwemowin as proficiency level allows in the classroom and throughout delivery of all Head Start services for children and families. Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below representative to the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: Required: Must be at least eighteen (18) years old. High School Diploma or its equivalent is required. Ability to obtain First Aid and Tot Saver CPR is mandatory.(provided through program) Shaken Baby training required.(provided through program) Preferred: Car seat technician certification Other Skills and Abilities: Required: Must maintain strict confidentiality in accordance with Privacy Act. Must demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with staff, parents, community members and other child support systems in the best interest of children is required. Ability to provide cultural sensitivity. Background Check: This position is contingent on ability to pass background check required. This position requires a Caregiver Background Check regarding working with children and/or elderly. Reasoning Ability: Must have positive attitude and enjoy working with children. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to pass medical/physical examination which certifies individuals are physically able to work with pre-school children. Must be able to pass tuberculosis testing. Must be physically able to lift children into and out of Head Start furniture and equipment, as necessary. Must be able to participate in pre-school activities with children in Head Start. Some standing, walking, bending, stooping and lifting up to 70 lbs. on occasion is required. Working Environment: The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Subject to inside and outside conditions. Noise level is moderate to loud. Drug-Free Workplace in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & procedure Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy.                                                                                                                         Send Application and Resume To:                                                                                                                                        Bad River Tribe                                                                                                                                        Attn: Personnel                                                                                                                                        P.O. Box 39                                                                                                                                        Odanah, WI 54861                                                                                                                                        www.badriver-nsn.gov PUBLIC: Opens: July 10th, 2017 Closes: July 24th, 2017 at 4:30pm.
  • Head Start Bus Monitor-Floater

    BAD RIVER BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR TRIBE OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                               P.O. BOX                                                        ODANAH, WI 54861 POSITION DESCRIPTION Job Title:                     Head Start Bus Monitor/Floater Department:                Head Start, Education Hourly Rate:                $8.00/hr                       full time-40 hours/wk Exempt:                       No/Hourly Supervisor:                  Transportation Manager Summary: The Bus Monitor/kitchen aid will assist in the implementation of the Head Start Performance Standards. Essential Duties and Responsibilities including the following. Will instruct, supervise and ensure safety measures are taken with the children in the classroom, on the playground and during bus rides. Candidate will be responsible for properly restraining children on the school bus.   Will instruct, supervise and ensure safety measures are taken with the children in the classroom, on the playground and during bus rides. Candidate must be able to participate in emergency bus evacuations. Will attend meetings and required training as requested, i.e., staff. Promote use of and speak Ojibwemowin as proficiency level allows in the classroom and throughout delivery of all Head Start services for children and families. Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below representative to the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: Required: Must be at least eighteen (18) years old. High School Diploma or its equivalent is required. Ability to obtain First Aid and Tot Saver CPR is mandatory.(provided through program) Shaken Baby training required.(provided through program) Preferred: Car seat technician certification Other Skills and Abilities: Required: Must maintain strict confidentiality in accordance with Privacy Act. Must demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with staff, parents, community members and other child support systems in the best interest of children is required. Ability to provide cultural sensitivity. Background Check: This position is contingent on ability to pass background check required. This position requires a Caregiver Background Check regarding working with children and/or elderly. Reasoning Ability: Must have positive attitude and enjoy working with children. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to pass medical/physical examination which certifies individuals are physically able to work with pre-school children. Must be able to pass tuberculosis testing. Must be physically able to lift children into and out of Head Start furniture and equipment, as necessary. Must be able to participate in pre-school activities with children in Head Start. Some standing, walking, bending, stooping and lifting up to 70 lbs. on occasion is required. Working Environment: The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Subject to inside and outside conditions. Noise level is moderate to loud. Drug-Free Workplace in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & procedure Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy.                                                                                                                         Send Application and Resume To:                                                                                                                                        Bad River Tribe                                                                                                                                        Attn: Personnel                                                                                                                                        P.O. Box 39                                                                                                                                        Odanah, WI 54861                                                                                                                                        www.badriver-nsn.gov PUBLIC: Opens: July 10th, 2017 Closes: July 24th, 2017 at 4:30pm.