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?

DHS/DCF Tribal Family Services Program Directors Meeting
Date: April 18 and 19, 2017
Start Time: 8:30 am each morning
Location: Best Western Premier Park Hotel, Vilas B Room
Address: 22 South Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703

2017 State of the Tribe Address
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Wisconsin State Assembly Floor Session
Speaker: Shannon Holsey, President Stockbridge-Munsee Community

2017 Tribal Consultation Meeting
Date: May 10, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Lac Courte Oreilles Casino Lodge and Convention Center
Address: 13767 W. County Road B, Hayward, WI 54843
Agenda: Coming Soon

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.

2017 Family Service Program Directors Meeting Schedule

Date: July 26, 2017
Host Tribe: Oneida Nation

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

Last Revised: April 17, 2017