Education

Bad River Tribal Scholarships

We provide the following need-based educational services for enrolled Bad River tribal members:

  • Higher Educational Scholarship – awards up to $1800 /yr while attending a four – year university; 10 semesters max.
  • Adult Vocational Training Scholarship – awards up to $ 1800/yr while attending a two-year technical college; 6 semesters max. 
  • Graduate School Scholarship – awards up $3600/year while attending graduate school; AIGC denial required.
  • Other-Adult Education – awards up to $1,000 for a certification/license training; 2x/lifetime max
  • GED/HSED Assistance – exam costs assistance
  • Direct Employment Assistance – for Tribal members in need of work supplies; must be within 30 days of hire; 3x/lifetime max

Contact the Education Administrative Assistant for an application of the program that best suits your needs.

*AS OF APRIL 2015, BAD RIVER TRIBAL COUNCIL VOTED DUE TO BUDGET CUTS WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SERVE BAD RIVER TRIBAL MEMBERS LIVING OUTSIDE THE STATE OF WI***

 *Priority deadline is July 15th of each year.  After this date, scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis until funds are depleted. *

Books

The following link is information regarding book information regarding 87 prominent Indian leaders of modern age.

Camps:

Various College Summer Camps for High-Schoolers – the camp dates have passed and aren’t currently available but there may be future possibilities of your interest to keep an eye out for.

Schools

College of Menominee Nation – Guaranteed Scholarship for Graduating Students

 Fort Lewis College – Native American Tuition Waiver 

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College – Student Amnesty Program

University of North Dakota – Grand Forks

 Scholarship Downloads:

The following links are additional scholarship opportunities from other resources.  These are not the Bad River scholarships we offer.

Events

Fourth graders can obtain a pass that grants free access to federal lands and waters nationwide for them and their family.

Grandparents Cafe ~ for grandparents raising their grandchildren

Literacy Link~ FREE reading visiting program for children with a parent in Ashland County Jail

Ojibwe language learners monthly immersion gathering

Trainings

Bad River Head Start

Head Start

Our Mission statement is: The place to be happy is here, the time to be happy is now.

The Bad River Head Start was established here on the reservation since 1970. Through the Early Head Start and Head Start Programs, we work with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old, their families, and parents who are expecting.

As a branch in the Education Department, our staff has demonstrated dedication to the children in our community. Collectively we have over 175 years of longevity within our program.

Our hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.. We have children on site between the hours of 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Through the USDA and the State of Wisconsin we provide a healthy breakfast and lunch for each child present. 

Our service area is the Bad River reservation and the City of Ashland. We have three buses that transport our Head Start children safely to our center. Each bus is equipped with five point harnesses to ensure that our children are secure in transit.

Hours of School Operation: 9:00a-3:00p

Breakfast & Lunch are included

Aside from transportation we provide early childhood educational services meeting the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards as well as Head Start Performance Standards. As part of the daily lesson plans in the classrooms, we incorporate as much Ojibwe language as possible. We also learn and explore seasonal harvesting including: maple syrup and dip netting. We teach the children to respect our earth by celebrating Earth Day every year and doing our part to keep mother earth clean. 

Professional development is part of our philosophy and practice here at Head Start. We currently meet the minimum degree requirements as determined by Head Start Authorization Act. The devoted employees are completing long term education goals, and continuing to work towards higher educational degrees and certifications. 

There is a strong family component to our program and we are proud to say that we have 100% of our families that participate in our program throughout the year. All parents are welcome to stop in for lunch, breakfast, or just to say hi. 

If you would like an application please contact the EHS/HS Administrative Assistant: HSreception@badriver-nsn.gov

Department Directory

ProgramTitleContactEmailWork CellOffice PhoneDesk ExtensionFax Number
EducationDirectorStephanie JulianEducationDirector@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71111530(715) 682-7118
EducationAdministrative AssistantMichaela DeloneyEducationAsst@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71111533(715) 682-7118
EducationIndigenous Arts & Sciences CoordinatorLori LemieuxIAS@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 292-1555(715) 682-71111535(715) 682-7118
Head Start/Early Head StartDirectorLuanne WigginsHeadStartDir@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 292-8494(715) 682-71441469(715) 682-7146
Head Start/Early Head StartEducation & Disabilities ManagerCheryl PeroEduDisabilities@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71441470(715) 682-7146
Head Start/Early Head StartFamily Services/Transportation ManagerNona CroweHSFS@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71441461(715) 682-7146
Head StartAssistantNora AdamsHsreception@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71441460(715) 682-7146
Head StartTeacherWayne BurnsHSTeacher1@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71441463(715) 682-7146
Head StartTeacherRenee PeroHSTeacher4@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71441464(715) 682-7146
Head StartTeacherLisa TomanHSTeacher3@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71441465(715) 682-7146
Head StartTeacherRosie DePerryHSTeacher2@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71441466(715) 682-7146
Head Start/Early Head StartCookJack CorbineHSCook@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71441467(715) 682-7146
Head Start/Early Head StartCookDan PowlessHSCook@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71441467(715) 682-7146
Head StartBus DriverPat Mayotte(715) 682-7144(715) 682-7146
Head StartBus DriverRochelle Bellecourt(715) 682-7144(715) 682-7146
Head StartHealth Coordinator/Bus DriverSuzanne ShubatHS-StudentRecords@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71441468(715) 682-7146
Head StartAssistant teacherTia Burns(715) 682-7144(715) 682-7146
Head StartBus Monitor/Kitchen AidAngelina Godinez(715) 682-7144(715) 682-7146
Head StartAssistant Teacher Consuelo Ruiz(715) 682-7144(715) 682-7146
Early Head StartTeacherTiffany Crockett(715) 682-7144(715) 682-7146
Early Head StartTeacher(715) 682-7144(715) 682-7146
Early Head StartTeacherPaige Wiggins(715) 682-7144(715) 682-7146
Early Head StartTeacherRobin Powless(715) 682-7144(715) 682-7146

Contact – Education Department

Head Start/Early Head StartEducation
Mailing Address:PO Box 39 Odanah, WI 54861PO Box 39 Odanah, WI 54861
Physical Address:53751 Pine St. Ashland, WI 5480672682 Maple St. Ashland, WI 54806
Building Name:Head Start/Early Head StartChief Blackbird Center (Admin)
Department Phone Number:(715) 682-7144(715) 682-7111
Department Fax Number: (715) 682-7146(715) 682-7118