Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities


Tribal Events Calendar

DCF works with the Wisconsin Tribes on various topic specific areas such as Indian Child Welfare, Child Care, Child Support, and Family Service Programming. In order to maintain open dialogue and communication, state-tribal workgroups and committees meet throughout the year to exchange information and collaborate on new policies and initiatives.

Events include:

Policy and Law Workgroup
The Policy and Law Workgroup is an ad-hoc committee of the Intertribal Child Welfare Committee. Future meeting dates are decided by the Intertribal Child Welfare Committee and will be updated here as necessary.

Tribal Consultation
To Be Determined


Inter-Tribal Child Welfare (ICW) Committee
January 15-16, 2019, hosted by Menominee in Keshena
March 27-28, 2019, hosted by Lac Courte Oreilles in Hayward
May 22-23, 2019, hosted by Bad River in Odanah
July 31-August 1, 2019, hosted by St. Croix in Danbury
September 18-19, 2019, hosted by Red Cliff in Red Cliff
November 20-21, 2019, hosted by Ho-Chunk in Wisconsin Dells


Family Services Program
January 30, 2019, hosted by Lac Courte Oreilles in Hayward
April TBD, 2019, hosted by Department of Health Services and Department of Children and Families in Madison
July, 17, 2019, hosted by St. Croix in Danbury
October 16, 2019, hosted by Stockbridge Munsee in Bowler


Early Childhood Tribal Workgroup
January 31, 2019, in Lac du Flambeau
March 21, 2019, in Red Cliff
May 15-16, 2019, location to be determined


Wisconsin Inter-Tribal Child Care Association (WITCCA) 
March 22, 2019, hosted by Oneida in Green Bay
May 16, 2019, hosted by Lac Courte Oreilles in Hayward
*additional summer and fall dates will be schedules