Tribal Affairs Office

The Tribal Affairs Office (TAO) assists the Department of Health Services (DHS) in maintaining an effective government-to-government relationship with the eleven federally recognized Wisconsin Tribal Governments, the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (GLITC), and the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Inc. (GLIIHC).

The Goal of the Tribal Affairs Office is to:
Effectively collaborate with Wisconsin’s Tribal Governments to make sustained progress toward maximizing funding support of health care services provided to tribal members and improving health outcomes.

TAO staff serve as a resource for:
Tribal leadership and staff; DHS management and staff; general public; county, state and local agencies; other states; and federal agencies.

What's New?

2017 Community Aids Reporting System (CARS) Processing Dates

This CARS informational table  includes: Agency Expense Report (month/year); Keying Document Due Dates; CARS Processing Dates; Non-Municipal Deposit Dates (ACH Deposit Dates); and Municipal Deposit Dates (Tribal ACH Deposit Dates).

2017 Tribal Program Scope of Services

A Scope of Services, or a program description have been developed for various Tribal programs that are funded through the Department of Health Services (DHS). The Scope of Services program documents provide DHS program contact information; a brief outline of the background description; scope of work summary; period of performance (contract start and end dates); and any reporting requirements due dates.

State of Wisconsin Task Force on Opioid Abuse

In response to Wisconsin's opioid overdose epidemic, Governor Scott Walker created the Task Force on Opioid Abuse under Executive Order #214 (PDF, 1,056 KB)

Visit the DHS Opioid Resources to learn about prevention and treatment.

Wisconsin Public Television

Tribal Histories - Recorded in the natural settings of the regions that native people have called home for centuries, these films feature tribal members sharing the challenges, triumphs and time-honored traditions that have shaped their vibrant communities across generations.

2017 Family Service Program Directors Meeting Schedule

Date:  April 19, 2017
Host Tribe:  Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

Date:  July 26, 2017
Host Tribe:  Oneida Nation

Date:  October 17, 2017
Host Tribe:  Ho-Chunk Nation

Last Revised: January 23, 2017