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 recognized Wisconsin Tribal Governments, the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (GLITC), and the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Inc.

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 staff
  • DHS staff
  • General public
  • Other Wisconsin state and local agencies
  • Other states
  • Federal agencies

2016 Scheduled Events:

May 2016 DHS Tribal Consultation Meeting

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Host Tribe:  Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Legendary Waters Resort
37600 Red Cliff Campground Road
Bayfield, WI 54814

Upcoming 2016 Family Services Meetings

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Host Tribe: Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Host Tribe: Forest County Potawatomi Community

Last Revised: April 28, 2016