Indian Child Welfare Hires New Director

Monday, November 27, 2017 | by Nicole Smith l LCO Communications Director |

Meet the new Indian Child Welfare/ Family Services Director, Chally Topping-Thompson. Chally is a Red Cliff tribal member and she resides in Hayward, with her two boys that attend Waadookodaading Ojibwe Institute.

Chally graduated from the Fond Du Lac Tribal Community College with her Associates Degree of Liberal Arts. She went on to The College of St. Scholastica and graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work in 2011. Chally was not done there she then continued her education at University of Minnesota- Duluth and graduated with her Masters of Tribal Administration and Governance in 2013.

In her spare time Chally enjoys running marathons and spending time with her two boys, going on walks in the woods.

"I hope to bring in financial revenue as far as TCM billing, and I hope to make it as a self-sustaining program, and not necessarily relying on grants," said Chally. "To build better community relations, and making sure people know who we are, and that we are a resource. Try to be more preventative, I definitely see our job is to continue to support our tribal rights as a sovereign nation by protecting our children and I believe we are definitely asserting those rights."

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