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January 2015
  
12/19/2014

January 2015
Tribal Referendum Election Results
  
12/17/2014

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians held a Referendum Election today.  Click here to view the results.

December 2014
  
11/26/2014

December 2014
Tribal Referendum Election Results
  
11/26/2014

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians held a Referendum Election today.  Click here to view the results.

Lake of the Torches Donates $2,000 to Help Foster Economic Development in Vilas County
  
11/20/2014

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino recently presented the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation with a $2,000 donation to help in the organization’s efforts in promoting economic development throughout the county.

Click here to read full press release

Tribal Council Election Results
  
11/12/2014

Tribal Council Election Results

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians held a special advisory election today to determine who will be appointed to fill the vacant Tribal Council seat.

The Council seat was held by newly elected Tribal President Henry "Butch" St. Germaine.  The Council seat became vacant when President St. Germaine resigned the position in October prior to taking the oath of office as Tribal President.

Four candidates from the October election vied for the open seat - Racquel Zortman-Bell, Jerome "Brooks" BigJohn, Carl Edwards and Melinda Young.

The election results are as follows:

   Racquel Zortman-Bell - 97 votes
   Jerome "Brooks" BigJohn - 159 votes
   Carl Edwards - 67 votes
   Melinda Young - 133 votes

Click here to read more.

November 2014
  
10/24/2014

November 2014
Begin the Discussion - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  
10/15/2014

Begin the Discussion - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and the Lac du Flambeau Domestic Abuse Program is encouraging people to engage in discussions about domestic violence and dating violence - and the negative, long-term impact violence has on victims.  The program is hoping that one way to begin awareness of the issue is through a video project they have recently completed.

Click here to read more and view the video.

Tribal Council Special Election on Nov 12th
  
10/13/2014

A special election will be held on November 12th to fill the vacant/unexpired term of one Tribal Council Member seat.  

Candidates on the ballot will include:
•    Racquel Zortman-Bell
•    Jerome "Brooks" Big John
•    Carl Edwards
•    Melinda Young

Tribal Council Special Election on Nov 12th
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Reverse Ruling On Proposed Night Hunt
  
10/10/2014

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is pleased with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision to reverse the previous ruling by the U.S. District Court Western District that rejected the six Chippewa Tribes’ proposal to hunt deer at night. 

Lac du Flambeau Tribal President Tom Maulson, who also serves as Chairman of the Voigt Inter-Tribal Task Force (which develops and recommends policy to the Great lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission), is confident the Tribes can implement a safe and environmentally sound night hunting season within the Ceded Territory of northern Wisconsin.  “This is a tremendous victory for Lac du Flambeau and all of the Chippewa Tribes in Wisconsin,” said President Maulson.  “It has been clearly demonstrated in states such as Minnesota and Michigan, and even here in Wisconsin, that night hunting can be done safely and without threat of harm to the natural resources,” added President Maulson. 

The case stems from years of litigation and a 1991 federal court ruling that affirmed Chippewa Treaty Rights, yet prohibited Tribal Members from hunting deer at night.  The three judge panel remanded the case back to Judge Barbara Crabb for further proceedings consistent with their ruling. 

The decision is currently being reviewed by the Chippewa Tribes and their legal counsel.  Although this latest ruling is a victory for the Tribes and furthers individual Tribal Members’ ability to meet the needs of their families, there will be no immediate night hunt.   The Lac du Flambeau Band looks forward to working with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the citizens of our great state to ensure a safe and productive night hunt.

Click here to view the Ruling

Carry the Torch Raises More Than $18,000 For Northwoods Charities
  
10/10/2014

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino raised a total of $18,293 for four Northwoods charities during an extraordinary day of sportsmanship and good will as part of the annual Carry the Torch Fundraiser held Thursday, Sept. 18, at the historic Gateway Gun Club and Lodge in Land O’Lakes, Wis.

The event was the fifth Carry The Torch Fundraiser hosted by Lake of the Torches. As part of the event, participants competed in trap and sporting clay competitions at the Gateway Gun Club, which is known as one of the premier shooting facilities in the Midwest. The Lakeland Pantry, the Northern Tier of the American Red Cross, the Northwoods United Way and the Lac du Flambeau Youth Center will each receive $4,573 from the proceeds of the event.

Carry the Torch Raises More Than $18,000 For Northwoods Charities
Tribe Receives COPS Grant Award
  
10/09/2014

Lac du Flambeau Tribe Receives COPS Grant Award

The Lac du Flambeau Tribe was recently awarded $390,949 from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), in partnership with the Department of Justice.

The three year grant award, through the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), will be used to assist the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Police Department in its efforts to improve community-oriented policing and to reduce the level of criminal activity on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation.

"Without this grant our department wouldn't be able to operate efficiently and at the high level that we do," said Lac du Flambeau Police Chief Bob Brandenburg.  "The U.S. Attorney General's Office and the Department of Justice have been incredibly supportive of Tribal law enforcement efforts, and this award exemplifies their commitment," added Chief Brandenburg.

Funds will support the purchase of much needed law enforcement equipment, technology and vehicles to enhance the department's ability in reaching the goals of reducing crime in Lac du Flambeau.

This grant award was made possible through a strong collaboration between the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Police Department, the Lac du Flambeau Planning Department and the Lac du Flambeau UW-Extension office.

Click here to view the media release.

Tribe Receives Two-Year OJJDP Grant Award From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  
10/09/2014

The Lac du Flambeau Tribe has been awarded a grant in the amount of $380,189 from the Department of Justice-Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DOJ-OJJDP) to aide in the development and implementation of initiatives to address underage drinking and juvenile arrests in Vilas County.   Click here to read the full media release.

General Election Results
  
10/06/2014

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians held their General Election today.  Polls were open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
 
Click here to view the results.

Election Board's Recommended Revisions to Election Code
  
09/25/2014

Election Board's Recommended Revisions to Election Code
Boy Dorm Grand Opening and Open House on Thursday, September 25, 2014
  
09/24/2014

Boy Dorm Grand Opening and Open House

Join the Tribal Historic Preservation Office as we celebrate the Legacy of Survival:  Boys Dormitory Restoration.

Thursday, September 25th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

We have come full circle!  We welcome your presence in celebrating the restoration of the Boys Dormitory, a remnant of the Government Board School that attempted, and nearly succeeded, in eradicating our culture and language.  This building is now the home of the programs which are working tirelessly to restore our heritage.

A Legacy of Survival is more than an effort to educate.  It is a movement towards healing and declaring that our people are survivors of the Boarding School era.

The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am and will include a special dedication of the Research Room.  Refreshments will be provided.  The Open House will be held until 3:00 pm.  Tour the facility, meet the staff, and celebrate the renovations to this historic property.  Click here for a sneak peak at the renovations.

 

October 2014 Newspaper
  
09/23/2014

October 2014 Newspaper
Cobell Settlement Checks to be Distributed Next Week
  
09/17/2014

Cobell Settlement Checks to be Distributed Next Week

Judge Thomas Hogan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Thursday, September 11, approved a motion to begin distribution of payments awarded to individual American Indians under the Cobell Settlement. This was the final legal step before beginning settlement payments to Tribal Members.

Click here to read more.

Questions about your eligibility to receive payment can be made by calling (800) 961-6109.

Tribe to Hold Ground Breaking Ceremony for Community Based Residential Facility
  
09/12/2014

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians will hold a ground breaking ceremony for a new community based residential facility - Gookomis Endaad (Your Grandmother's House) Healing & Wellness Center.

The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am, and conclude at Noon with a community feast. All in the community are invited to attend.   Click here to continue reading.

Indian Bowl Demolition & Ceremony on Monday, September 15 at 10:00 am
  
09/11/2014

Media Release - Wild Rice Festival & Last Dance at the Old Bowl This Saturday
  
09/09/2014

The annual Wild Rice Festival and the Last Dance at the Old Bowl Pow Wow will be held this Saturday, September 13th, in Lac du Flambeau.

Click here to continue reading.

Primary Election Results
  
09/02/2014

PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS –

Names highlighted are moving on to the General Election

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2014 Newspaper
  
09/02/2014

September 2014 Newspaper
Voting Information - Hours, Absentee & Shut-In Information
  
08/23/2014

Lac du Flambeau Awarded $870,234 Grant to Support Zaagiibagaa Healing to Wellness Court
  
08/20/2014

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians was awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (HHS-SAMSHA) in the amount of $870,234, to support the Zaagiibagaa Healing to Wellness Court over a three-year period. The Grant will support the Lac du Flambeau /Vilas County Healing to Wellness Court through an increase in staffing, state-of-the-art drug and alcohol testing equipment, intensive treatment services and case management services.  This project supports the collaborative efforts between the Lac du Flambeau Tribe and Vilas County to develop and administer a Wellness Court Program that serves as an alternative to incarceration for non-violent adult criminal offenders suffering from addiction.

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Chapman Named LOTC Assistant General Manager
  
08/20/2014

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino announces that Duane Chapman has been selected as the property’s Assistant General Manager and will assist in overseeing the daily operations of the resort property located in the heart of the Northwoods.

Chapman, a Lac du Flambeau Tribal Member, has more than 18 years experience working in the gaming industry, most recently as the Lac du Flambeau Band of Chippewa Indians’ Internal Compliance Auditor. As Compliance Auditor, Chapman conducted mandatory compliance audits and reviews related to Tribal internal controls as well as the National Indian Gaming Commission and state/tribal gaming compacts.

He was also appointed to the TIGA Treaty Council last December by the Lac du Flambeau Tribe. TIGA, the Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance, has tribes work together to establish legal internet-based casino gaming within a framework of state and federal law.

In addition to his experience, Chapman also studied hotel, restaurant and casino management at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas and at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, NC. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as Communications Sergeant and Jumpmaster and as a Departmental Supervisor in the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

“I welcome Duane to his new position as a member of the Lake of the Torches’ management team and look forward to working with him in ensuring Lake of the Torches remains a destination of choice for guests and visitors from across the Midwest,” said Chief Executive Officer Bill Guelcher.

Migizi Wadiswan (Eagle's Nest) Town Apartments Groundbreaking
  
08/19/2014

Migizi Wadiswan (Eagle's Nest) Town Apartments Groundbreaking

Click here to view photos

Lac du Flambeau Tribe Budget Referendum Results
  
08/15/2014

Lac du Flambeau Tribe Budget Referendum Results

Click here to read more

Lac du Flambeau and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Sign Title IV-E Agreement
  
08/13/2014

A ceremonial signing of a state-tribal agreement to help ensure the welfare of children and families took place on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in Lac du Flambeau.

President Tom Maulson of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Eloise Anderson signed a Title IV-E Tribal State Agreement, to assist the band in recovering reimbursement monies for child welfare services. The administrative cost agreement allows agencies to be reimbursed by the federal government for certain child welfare services provided to families and children.

During the ceremony held at the William Wildcat Community Center, Secretary Anderson acknowledged the importance of the historic signing and recognized the efforts of tribal government.

“It’s crucial that we address this situation that the Lac du Flambeau Band has determined to be a state of emergency,” said Anderson. “Through effective partnerships involving tribal, state and federal governments, this Title IV-E agreement will help towards increasing services to Lac du Flambeau children and families.”

“This is important because it helps expand services to families who may be struggling with various issues,” said Kristen Allen, Director of the Tribe’s Indian Child Welfare Department.  “As a child, my family, as well as others I know, dealt with social issues and crises situations.  My personal experience motivated me to follow a career in social work,” continued Allen.  

The agreement will allow federal aid to flow directly to the Tribe, will help to increase staff and delivery of services to children and families in need of intensive support and monitoring.

“Many times parents need help and the children do not understand what is happening.  “These additional resources will benefit families through the ability to provide ongoing supportive assistance through training, education and awareness,” said Allen.

The Tribe’s Indian Child Welfare Department ensures protection and unification of Native American children and families, and is committed to assisting families in times of social crises.  With the agreement, an initial six-month assessment period will be needed in order to determine reimbursement amounts.

Tribe Hires New Director for Human Services Division
  
08/12/2014

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Anthony "AJ" Ernst as Director of the Tribe's Human Services Division.  Dr. Ernst comes highly respected as a clinician, trainer, administrator, project manager and policy analyst.   

Click here to read more.

Ruby's Pantry Coming to Lac Du Flambeau
  
07/26/2014

Click here to view Ruby's Pantry visits for the remainder of 2014

August 2014 Newspaper
  
07/25/2014

August 2014 Newspaper
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino and Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Partner to Assess Casino Smoking Preferences
  
07/23/2014

The Lake of the Torches Resort Casino and the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council partnered to conduct a patron survey that explored patron attitudes regarding tobacco use at the Casino. 






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Tribe Celebrates Return of Strawberry Island
  
07/18/2014

Tribe Celebrates Return of Strawberry Island

Listen to the story from WXPR 91.7 Public Radio

"We Continue to Look After Strawberry Island" Homecoming Celebration
  
07/17/2014

Making the news in a good way - story by WJFW Channel 12

Round House Groundbreaking Ceremony
  
07/14/2014

Photos from the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Round House

32nd Annual Bear River Pow-Wow
  
07/12/2014

View photos from the 32nd Annual Bear River Pow-Wow

Lac du Flambeau's July 4th celebration
  
07/04/2014

Lac du Flambeau's July 4th celebration culminated in the last Pow-Wow at the historic Indian Bowl before the current structure is demolished and replaced by the new Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl Living Arts and Culture Center. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The evening was a huge success and as always, the fireworks display was the best in the area.

Tribal Leaders Viewed Woodcutting Demonstration
  
06/24/2014

Tribal Council Members met with S & S Manufacturing from Dorchester, WI, to view a demonstration of two wood cutting machines. “We’re looking ahead to winter, and want to be prepared for our Elders and the community. It’s a lot of work to cut the wood by hand, using a chain saw or log splitter. This will allow us to cut more, faster,” said Council Member Frank Mitchell. President Tom Maulson was on hand for the demonstration. “The Tribe has our own facility, and it takes a lot of work to cut the wood the way we’ve been doing it. This will cut the work time in half. We’ll be able to sell the wood cheaper than what people have been paying. It’s a good business for our Tribe, and will provide employment opportunities for our Member. We’re gathering information, which we will take back to the Government for discussion,” said President Maulson.

Click here to view photos

Lakes Fest
  
06/21/2014

Click here to view photos from Lakes Fest 2014

July 2014 Newspaper
  
06/19/2014

July 2014 Newspaper
Woodland Indian Art Center Re‐Opening for Summer
  
06/13/2014

Woodland Indian Art Center Re‐Opening for Summer
Ruby's Pantry July and Aug 2014 Distributions
  
06/11/2014

Ruby's Pantry July and Aug 2014 Distributions
Carrying Our Heritage Forward Celebration - Photos
  
06/10/2014

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, Lac du Flambeau Public school students and staff carried the traditional birchbark canoe built by Wayne Valliere and the ENVISION students from the school to the shores of Lake Pokegema.  They were accompanied by Tribal Elders, a drum and community members.

The canoe was built in cooperation with The University of Wisconsin and will be permanently displayed at the new Dejope Residence Hall on the campus in Madison.  Major funding for the project came from the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

The project is part of an effort to learn about and honor Ojibwe culture and centuries old technological skill within the context of a contemporary public school.  "These Canoes Carry Culture" began in the summer of 2013 when Valliere and ENVISION students gathered materials for the canoe in the traditional way.  This project gave students an opportunity to be proud of the wisdom and knowledge of their ancestors and to see how they can gain an academic education without sacrificing that culture.

ENVISION is a middle school project based service learning program with Ojibwe culture at its heart.

Click here to view photos

Tribe Announces Joint Collaboration to Provide Introductory College Courses To Individuals Incarcerated In Vilas County Jail
  
06/05/2014

Tribe Announces Joint Collaboration to Provide Introductory College Courses To Individuals Incarcerated In Vilas County Jail

Carrying Our Heritage Forward Celebration - Students and Community Launch Canoe
  
06/04/2014

Carrying Our Heritage Forward Celebration - Students and Community Launch Canoe

June 2014 Newspaper
  
05/24/2014

June 2014 Newspaper
Inside the Susan Poupart cold case investigation
  
05/21/2014

Channel 12 Exclusive:  Inside the Susan Poupart cold case investigation

Tribe Issues 28 Exclusions
  
05/08/2014

Tribe Issues 28 Exclusions
May 2014 Newspaper
  
05/07/2014

May 2014 Newspaper
Shullsburg Referendum Results
  
04/30/2014

LAC DU FLAMBEAU TRIBE
SHULLSBURG REFERENDUM RESULTS

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians held a Referendum vote today on the initiative to continue funding the Shullsburg Gaming Fee-To-Trust application for the development of an off-reservation gaming facility on tribally owned lands in Shullsburg, Wisconsin.

This referendum was conducted with the Tribe's engagement with the Bureau of Indian Affair's federal application process.  

The results are as follows:

The Referendum did not pass.
278 total votes were cast.
138 yes votes.  140 no votes.
There were no spoiled or invalid votes.

The Tribal Council will continue to work with the Shullsburg Work Group to seek alternative funding sources for the application process.

Shullsburg Referendum Results
Community Survey
  
04/14/2014

COMMUNITY SURVEY

The Lac du Flambeau Tribe is seeking Tribal Member's thoughts and opinions on the ICW & Youth Services, the Family Resources Center, TANF/Economic Support, the Domestic Violence Program and the Peter Christensen Health Center.  Please participate in the Community Input Survey.

Click here to take the online survey

Paper surveys are available at the Williams Wildcat Community Center.  Surveys should be returned to the Tribal Communications Office or to Robin Careful.

The survey will be open through June 1, 2014.

April 2014 Newspaper
  
03/27/2014

April 2014 Newspaper
ATV Public Meeting Info
  
03/26/2014

A public information meeting will be held for the proposed Tribal ATV/UTV Trail and to amend Chapter 29 Tribal ATV Ordinance on March 27th from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the Lac du Flambeau Public School in the Auditorium.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may email comments to ATVpubliccomment@ldftribe.com

ATV Public Meeting Info
Lac du Flambeau Declares Spearing Limits for 2014
  
03/20/2014

Lac du Flambeau Declares Spearing Limits for 2014
Lac du Flambeau Tribe and City of Shullsburg Reach Intergovernmental and Development Agreements
  
03/17/2014

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and the City of Shullsburg have approved the Intergovernmental and Development agreements for the Tribe's proposed off reservation casino resort complex on in Shullsburg, Wisconsin.

A ceremonial signing of the documents will take place in the Shullsburg City Hall on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 2:00 PM.

Click on the press release for complete details.

Lac du Flambeau Tribe and City of Shullsburg Reach Intergovernmental and Development Agreements
LDF Drug Overdose
  
03/14/2014

LDF Drug Overdose
Lac du Flambeau Tribe Partners with Vilas County District Attorney’s Office
  
03/03/2014

In a partnership that strengthens the prosecution of crimes committed on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation, the Tribe and Vilas County have entered into an agreement that will fund an administrative position in the Vilas County’s District Attorney’s Office. Tribal President Tom Maulson will present Vilas County District Attorney Al Moustakis with a $25,000 check on Tuesday at the Lac du Flambeau William Wildcat Sr. Community Center.

Lac du Flambeau Tribe Partners with Vilas County District Attorney’s Office
March 2014 Newspaper
  
02/27/2014

March 2014 Newspaper
Healing to Wellness Court Receives Funding from Attorney General
  
02/07/2014

"The Lac du Flambeau Tribe wants to get illegal drugs off its reservation. That's why the Tribe declared a State of Emergency last April. Now the attorney general's office wants to help. It awarded the tribe $130,000 to help fund its Healing To Wellness Court."

Click here to view the story from WJFW Channel 12.

February 2014 Newspaper
  
01/30/2014

February 2014 Newspaper
Economic Development Summit
  
01/27/2014

2nd Annual Economic Development Summit

February 18 through February 20, 2014
Lake of the Torches Convention Center
Lac du Flambeau, WI  

Join Us!

The event will bring together business and Tribal Leaders from around the country to discuss the latest in business and economic development.

This year's event is the second annual hosted by the Tribe and will feature speakers from around the nation to discuss a wide array of topics from business law to cutting edge technologies being implemented in Indian Country.

Click here to view the registration form or click here complete the online registration form.

Email the completed registration form to Damon Fleming at nativedamon@yahoo.com, or call 715-588-4299 for more information.

Lodging is available at the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino.  Conference rate is $70 per night.

Click here to view the Summit agenda.

Economic Development Summit
Tribal Offices Closed 1/27 and 1/28/2014
  
01/26/2014

Tribal Offices Closed 1/27 and 1/28/2014
Secretarial Elections Results
  
01/14/2014

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians held a Secretarial Election today.  Click here to view the results.

Lac du Flambeau Designates TIGA's First Three Treaty Council Representatives
  
01/10/2014

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is pleased to announce its three designations for representation to the Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance (TIGA).

Lac du Flambeau Designates TIGA's First Three Treaty Council Representatives
Tribal Closures on 1/7/2014
  
01/06/2014

The Lac du Flambeau Public School and Lac du Flambeau Tribal Offices will be closed tomorrow (1/7/2014) due to the frigid temperatures.  This includes the Peter Christensen Health Care Center.

The Lake of the Torches Resort Casino and the Peter Christensen Dental Campus (PCDC) will be open on January 7, 2014.  The PCDC will open at 7:00 am.

The Tribe continues to offer two warming centers - the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino will be open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and the Tribal Natural Resources Building will serve as a warming center on from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Emergency Contacts:

    Daryl Poupart:  Office - (715) 588-4175  or  Cell - (715) 892-0083

    Eric Chapman:  Office - (715) 588-4171  or  Cell - (715) 614-8288

Cold Weather Advisory and Tribal Offices Closing
  
01/03/2014

Cold Weather Advisory and Tribal Offices Closing

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory and Warning for many Northern Wisconsin communities from 6:00 pm on Saturday, January 4, through Noon on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

This means that wind chill values of 20 to 35 degrees BELOW zero are expected Saturday night; on Sunday through Tuesday morning, wind chill values may reach 40 to 55 degrees BELOW zero.

The Lac du Flambeau Public School and the William Wildcat, Sr. Community Center will be closed on Monday, January 6, 2014.  No decision has been made yet if the school and Tribal offices will be closed on Tuesday.

The Ojibwe Market and Gas Station will be open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Monday.  The Smoke Shop and Lake of the Torches Resort Casino will also be open.

The Tribe is issuing a special public health advisory to remind everyone of the dangers of severe cold.

"With low temperatures and even moderate wind, common outdoor activities can quickly become life threatening, even for those dressed appropriately," said Daryl Poupart, Tribal Emergency Management Coordinator.  The severe temperatures are very dangerous, and exposed skin can freeze within 5 to 10 minutes.  The combination of bitterly cold temperatures and wind can rapidly lead to frostbite and life-threatening hypothermia, especially if a person is wet or damp.

Hypothermia is a condition of abnormally low body temperature, and occurs when the body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced.  Shivering is the first symptom.  Low body temperature affects the brain, and as hypothermia progresses, other symptoms include lack of coordination, slurred speech, confusion and drowsiness.  Symptoms of frostbite include a slightly painful, prickly or itching sensation; red, white, pale or grayish-yellow skin; hard or waxy-looking skin; a cold or burning feeling; numbness; clumsiness due to joint and muscle stiffness; and blistering, in severe cases.  If you are outside and notice a person with any of these symptoms, immediately get them out of the elements and call for help.   

Please keep children and pets indoors.  Keep in contact with family, friends, the elderly, neighbors and people with special needs.   

The Tribe will be offering two warming centers.  The Lake of the Torches Resort Casino will serve as a warming center on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Tribal Natural Resources Building will serve as a warming center on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Additional sites may be opened on Monday.  More information will be forwarded when available.

Cold weather safety tips include:

*  Conserve energy at your residence - seal leaks, replace furnace filters, check heating ducts and covers, wear a sweater or use a blanket, trickle water to prevent pipes from freezing, use ceiling fans, close unused spaces.

*  If you are going outside, let someone know where you are headed and when you expect to return.

*  Make a car survival kit that includes blankets, sleeping bags, extra clothes and high-energy foods.

*  Be sure your vehicle's fuel tank is at least half-full and the battery is charged.

*  Do not touch metal surfaces with uncovered hands.  Flesh will freeze immediately to the surface.

*  Do not drink alcohol before participating in an outdoor activity.  It can reduce your brain's ability to recognize your body's warning when you become too cold.

*  Layer clothing.  Use hats or ski masks to cover nose and ears.

Please be aware of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.  Do not use kerosene stoves, grills or fuel oil stoves in homes, garages or apartments.

Emergency Contacts:

    Daryl Poupart:  Office - (715) 588-4175  or  Cell - (715) 892-0083
    Eric Chapman:  Office - (715) 588-4171  or  Cell - (715) 614-8288

 

Link to email sent

January 2014 Newspaper
  
12/22/2013

January 2014 Newspaper
Message From Tribal Council on LUHS Photo Incident
  
12/20/2013

Dear Community Member,

The Lac du Flambeau Tribal Council would like to address the situation regarding a recent photo circulating on social media throughout the internet. Tribal Council Members and other community members became aware of a photo taken of a Lakeland Union High School student, posing with a hand-written sign that read, “Spear an Indian, save a walleye.” The photo of the student appeared to have been taken inside of a LUHS Tech Ed Classroom. As the photo began to spread across the internet, so did rumors and speculation surrounding the photo.

In support of Tribal students, Tribal Council Members met with LUHS Principal Jim Bouche and Superintendent Todd Kleinhans on Friday morning to discuss their concerns about the photo. Mr. Bouche explained the situation began as part of a Native American History Class project that allowed students to choose the subject matter. Students decided to study the history of Chippewa Treaty Rights in Northern Wisconsin. The class chose to focus on spring spearing and the hostile protests that Tribal Members encountered while exercising those rights. During the research phase of the project, students discovered newspaper articles and images that depicted anti-Treaty protests of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. As part of the activity, students decided to reenact a boat landing protest scene, complete with props to add to the authenticity of the project.

On Thursday, December, 19th, during the making of the props, a student decided to take a photo of another student holding a sign that read “Spear an Indian, save a walleye.” Through the use of social media, the picture was posted and quickly made its way around the internet. The photo was initially posted without a caption, which allowed individuals to speculate as to the motive. The image stirred the emotions of many in our  Community and caused a flurry of activity on social media, and throughout the High School. Mr. Bouche went on to explain that due to the heightened emotions and concern for safety, the student depicted in the photo was sent home from school today. This was an administrative action and not a suspension. Mr. Bouche also indicated that the class instructor was interviewed about the photo, and was subsequently suspended over the incident. Tribal Council Members expressed concern that the incident may open wounds that have not entirely healed. Mr. Bouche shared that the majority of students in the Native American History class are themselves Native American. After hearing a first-hand accounting of the events, Council Members recommended school officials meet with students to put to rest any misconceptions and explain what had happened.

Shortly after lunch, an all student assembly was called by school officials to address the situation. Mr. Bouche expressed his disappointment over the incident and spoke to students about the responsibility that comes with the use of technology and the internet. He also highlighted the courage of those students who chose to tackle a tough topic. “I am proud they selected this issue, due to the many great things that have come to us as a result of Treaty Rights. We now have Act 31 in the state, which requires our schools to accurately teach about traditional and contemporary Native American life,” said Mr. Bouche. He then apologized and said he will be directing school staff to carefully examine the possible impact of future projects and how they may affect the community.

The Tribal Council advises our Community to remain calm in dealing with this issue. They suggest speaking with our students about historical trauma and encourage families to share first-hand, personal accounts of the Tribe’s struggle to maintain our Treaty Rights.

Brandon Thoms, Director, Public Relations
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
715.588.4492 Office

Article VIII Amendment Frequently Asked Questions
  
12/19/2013

Article VIII Amendment
Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What is the Article VIII Amendment that I keep hearing about and what does it do?
A:  Article VIII defines the requirements for amending the Tribe’s constitution.  The proposed Article VIII amendment removes the federal government’s process to amend the Tribe’s Constitution, and replaces it with a 100% Tribal process.  This new amendment process will grant greater protections to the People, ensuring that the People are involved in every future amendment to the Tribe’s Constitution.

Q:  Why is there a federal process for our Constitution?
A:  The Tribe’s Constitution is one of many tribal constitutions that were written during the Indian Reorganization Act era, when the federal government used the same template for many tribes’ constitutions.  All of these constitutions included federal oversight with the amendment process.

Q:  What went into creating this proposed amendment?
A:  The Constitution Committee, comprised of Gilbert Chapman, Phillup (Bub) Chapman, Betty Jack, Richard Jack (Chair), John LaBarge, Flo Ninham and William (Billy) Schuman, developed the proposed amendment over the course of a year.  Part of the drafting process included six community meetings, where Tribal Members provided valuable input.  Many of the ideas shared at the meetings were used to refine the amendment and to add increased protections for the People.

Q:  Will the Article VIII amendment give the Tribal Council more power over Tribal Members?
A:  No.  Article VIII actually grants more protections to Tribal Members.  These protections include – allowing the People to petition for constitutional amendments, requiring a public mailing be sent to all eligible voters, requiring at least three community meetings before an election, and requiring more Tribal Members (51%) to participate in the amendment election.

Q:  Does Article VIII allow Exclusion (Banishment)?
A:  No.  Article VIII does not address exclusion or banishment.  Article VIII only pertains to constitutional amendments by defining the amendment process.

Q:  What will happen if the amendment passes?
A:  All future amendments will use the new procedures found within the proposed language, including 100% Tribal process and increased protections for Tribal Members.

Q:  What happens to the Tribe’s current Election Code?
A:  The Election Code will be revised to include the 100% Tribal process.  The current process used to elect Tribal officials will largely remain the same.  

However, there are plans to amend the Tribal Election Code to - more fully define the roles and responsibilities of the Election Board, allow for off-reservation absentee voting, allow for judicial review of Election Board decisions, a right of action in Tribal Court to dispute elections, and to restrict further amendments to the Election Code by requiring a referendum vote of the Tribal Members.

Q:  What will happen if the amendment does not pass?
A:  All future amendments will use the same process that currently exists, including requiring final approval by the federal government.

Q:  When is the election for the Article VIII amendment?
A:  Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Voting will be held at the William Wildcat, Sr. Community Center.

Q:  Who can I talk to if I have more questions?
Contact Richard Jack – at the William Wildcat, Sr. Community Center at (715) 588-3303, or on his cell phone at (715) 892-8728.

 

Article VIII Amendment Frequently Asked Questions
Lake of the Torches Donates More Than 1,000 Winter Clothing Items to Help Local School Children Stay Warm Lac du Flambeau
  
12/09/2013

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino recently presented the Lac du Flambeau Public School with more than 1,000 winter wear items to ensure that local school children will stay warm during the upcoming winter season.

The donated hats, gloves and coats were collected by the casino as part of its Warm Up To Winning promotion held on Sundays, November 10, 17 and 24. During the promotion, the casino’s Club Advantage members were encouraged to bring in a new pair of gloves or a new hat to either Club Advantage or Guest Services. The casino also accepted gently used children’s winter coats. For their generous donation, Club Advantage members received $10 Free Play on each Sunday that they donated.

School officials and teachers are distributing the clothing items to students at the Lac du Flambeau Public School on an as-needed basis. Often children misplace clothing items or are in need of a hat or gloves on a particularly cold winter day.

“We thank all of our Club Advantage members who donated as part of our Warm Up To Winning promotion. Their generosity will ensure that local schoolchildren stay warm during the upcoming cold winter months,” said Lake of the Torches’ Director of Marketing Leana Schlecht.

 

Lake of the Torches’ Director of Marketing Leana Schlecht and Lac du Flambeau Public School Principal Ron Grams give two thumbs up for the generous donation of the winter clothing items.

December 2013 Newspaper
  
12/01/2013

December 2013 Newspaper
LDF Transit Service Begins 12-2-2013
  
11/27/2013

LDF Transit Service Begins 12-2-2013
Lac du Flambeau Supports Menominee Nation
  
10/31/2013

Lac du Flambeau Supports Menominee Nation
November 2013 Newspaper
  
10/30/2013

November 2013 Newspaper
Peter Christensen Dental Campus Opening Boosts Tribal Morale and Local Economy
  
10/24/2013

The Peter Christensen Dental Campus Hosts Open House and WJFW Channel 12 visited and talked with Director Paco Fralick and President Tom Maulson.  Click here to view the video.

"Rape on the Rez" Presentation
  
10/24/2013

The mother of a murdered teenager spoke at the Lac du Flambeau Statewide Shelter during the "Rape on the Rez" presentation.  Click here to view WJFW Channel 12's story.

Lac du Flambeau First to Ratify TIGA Treaty
  
10/17/2013

On Thursday, October 17th, the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Council voted unanimously to ratify the Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance (TIGA) treaty.

"The idea for TIGA started about two years ago here in northern Wisconsin with Lac du Flambeau and several other Midwest tribes.  I have been truly honored to help make their vision a reality," said Jeffrey Nelson, Counsel, Kanji & Katzen, PLLC, and author of the Treaty.

Progressive sovereign nations recognize the value of working together, and Lac du Flambeau is taking the lead by being the first Tribe in Wisconsin to ratify the TIGA treaty.  "We asked our Gaming Commission to do the homework on this, and they and our attorney found minimal risk in our moving forward.  We want to be at the forefront of online gaming, and this is another step to advance that," said Tribal President Tom Maulson.

The Treaty is an inter-governmental agreement between Tribes that want to work together to develop a single platform internet gaming business. The model is based on Tribal sovereignty and building liquidity upon each Tribe's existing resources.

With the launch of online free play, Lac du Flambeau is moving forward and embracing new technologies to not only diversify their present customer's gaming experience, but as a way of cultivating new clientele.  As online gaming legislation progresses throughout the United States, the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Council recognizes the need the stay in the forefront of the potential opportunities.

"This is certainly a historic day in Indian gaming.  It is 25 years to the day after Congress enacted IGRA (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act); how fitting that it should also be the day of the first TIGA Treaty ratification.  With ratification from two more tribes, TIGA will officially take flight," said Nelson.
 
The treaty does not bind Lac du Flambeau to any Tribe or business venture.  Rather it creates an opportunity for Tribal Nations to cooperatively address potential legislative or regulatory issues.  There is no financial investment at this time, and the Tribe may opt out of the treaty at any time.

"We look forward to working with other Tribes to advance internet gaming, and creating additional opportunities for our Tribal Members," said Maulson.

Click here to view the TIGA Fact SheetClick here to view the TIGA Treaty.

Lac du Flambeau First to Ratify TIGA Treaty
Lac du Flambeau Tribe Hires State of Emergency Facilitator
  
10/07/2013

Lac du Flambeau Tribe Hires State of Emergency Facilitator
General Election Results
  
10/01/2013

General Election Results
October 2013 Newspaper
  General elections to be held Oct 1....
09/27/2013

October 2013 Newspaper
Paco Fralick Receives 2013 Bemidji Tribal Health Administrator Award
  
09/25/2013

Paco Fralick Receives 2013 Bemidji Tribal Health Administrator Award
Operation Pandora Continues Efforts
  
09/25/2013

Operation Pandora Continues Efforts
LOTC Supports Local Charities
  
09/19/2013

 

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino raised $16,110 for area charities during a spectacular day of sportsmanship and goodwill as part of the Carry the Torch Charity Fundraiser on Thursday, September 19th, at the historic Gateway Gun Club and Lodge in Land O' Lakes.

The event marked the fourth year in which Carry the Torch participants competed in trap and sporting clay competitions at the Gateway Gun Club. The Lakeland Pantry, the Northcentral Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Northwoods United Way and the Lac du Flambeau Youth Center will each receive more than $4,000 from the event.  Click here to view the full press release.

Primary Election Results
  
09/03/2013

Primary Election Results
Lac du Flambeau Tribe and Nicolet College Form Accredited Tribal-Technical College Dental Hygiene Program
  
08/29/2013

The Lac du Flambeau Tribe is proud to announce the formation of the accredited Tribal-Technical College Dental Hygiene program.  This premiere collaboration is the first of its kind partnership between an Indian Tribe and a technical college in the nation.   Nicolet College, in association with Peter Christensen Dental Campus, has developed the accredited tribal-technical Dental Hygiene program.  

Nicolet College recently received its initial accreditation approval from the national Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The partnership allows students a hands-on educational experience in a state-of-the-art dental facility.   "This is great news, especially for the students currently in, or looking at entering the Dental Hygiene program," said Dr. Lenore Mangles, Dean of Health Occupations at Nicolet College. "In order for students to take their licensure exam to work in the Dental Hygiene field, they must graduate from an accredited program. We are thrilled students in the Northwoods will now have that opportunity."

The rigorous accreditation process started nearly a year ago, and included a comprehensive review of numerous aspects of Nicolet's program. The process included evaluations of course content, what skills students would learn, and a plan for students that ensured clinical training on patients of all ages. To meet the requirements the college worked extensively with Dental Director Paco Fralick and other staff at the Peter Christensen Dental Campus to develop a curriculum that would meet the CODA requirements and provide accessible career opportunities for Tribal Members and students throughout the Northwoods region.

This past spring, five of the 10 students that enrolled in the dental assisting program were Native American. For the fall session, the program currently has 11 individuals enrolled in the program and five in the dental hygiene program. There are two full-time instructors and three part-time instructors for both programs.

Nicolet College received grant funding for the initial start-up and operation of the programs.  Health Director of the Peter Christensen Dental Clinic Paco Fralick is optimistic that the programs will increase the number of Native Americans entering into the field of dentistry. "I'm very proud of the work our staff and Nicolet College did to make this happen," said Fralick. Historically, Native Americans have been overwhelmingly under-represented in the field, with Dr. Fralick being only one of 150 Native American dentists in the nation. Fralick added, "Now students looking for a career in dental hygiene or dental assisting can have the latest and most technologically advanced learning experience close to home."

For more information about Nicolet's dental education programs, visit Nicolet's website, or call the college at (715) 365-4451 or (800) 544-3039, extension 4451.

Lac du Flambeau Tribe and Nicolet College Form Accredited Tribal-Technical College Dental Hygiene Program
Tribe Supports Economic Development and Off-Reservation Gaming
  
08/29/2013

Tribe Supports Economic Development and Off-Reservation Gaming
September 2013 Newspaper
  Gov. Walker Meets with Tribal Leaders...
08/27/2013

September 2013 Newspaper
Message from the Tribal Council on Banishments
  
08/23/2013

Message from the Tribal Council on Banishments
Hwy 47 Closure
  
08/19/2013

Hwy 47 Closure
Banishments
  
08/18/2013

Banishments
Tribe Announces Creation of Ogema Communications
  
08/07/2013

Tribe Announces Creation of Ogema Communications
Public Scoping Meeting to be Held in Shullsburg on Thursday, August 15, 2013
  
07/31/2013

The Department of Interior has published a notice in the Federal Register this week announcing that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is formally beginning the process of gathering information for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lac du Flambeau Tribe's fee-to-trust transfer and casino project in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. 

The notice includes the announcement that a public scoping meeting on the issue will be held at the Shullsburg High School (444 North Judgement Street, Shullsburg, WI) at 6:00 pm on August 15th.

The Tribe submitted a fee-to-trust land application for gaming on property it owns in Shullsburg in March of this year.  In April, the Tribe hosted a public information meeting in Shullsburg and shared its plans for the facility.  The project includes the development of a gaming facility, hotel, restaurant and retail facilities, entertainment and convention space, a recreational vehicle park, sportsman's club, maintenance facilities and surface parking.

"I'm pleased that the process is moving along.  Things are going well, but we still have a ways to go," said Tribal Chairman Tom Maulson.  "This is a good opportunity for the public to speak their mind, and we will be addressing all of their ideas," he added.  "We greatly appreciate the support from the people of Shullsburg, and hope to see you on the 15th."

Project Manager Duane Chapman explained the importance of the EIS.  "The EIS is a careful study of what impact the project will have on the environment - the soil, geology, water, air quality, traffic, safety, noise and socioeconomic issues, to name a few.  We have hired the firm of Atkins Global to aid us in the process.  The Tribe and the governments involved want to make sure that the project will not be detrimental to the surrounding community," said Chapman.  "Before any decision can be made on our application, the EIS must be completed," he added.

For those who cannot attend the public scoping meeting, written comments on the scope of the EIS or implementation of the proposal may be sent directly to the BIA.  You may mail, hand deliver, or telefax written comments to Diane Rosen, Regional Director, Midwest Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 5600 West American Boulevard, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN  55437.  Telefax (612) 713-4401.  Written comments must arrive by August 30, 2013.

Additional background information on the Shullsburg project may be found on the Tribal website at ldftribe.com, click on the Shullsburg link.

Public Scoping Meeting to be Held in Shullsburg on Thursday, August 15, 2013
August 2013 Newsletter
  
07/31/2013

August 2013 Newsletter
Healing Walk
  
07/15/2013

Healing Walk
31st Annual Bear River Pow Wow
  
07/10/2013

31st Annual Bear River Pow Wow
Indian Bowl Receives Donation
  
07/09/2013

Indian Bowl Receives Donation
July 2013 Newsletter
  
07/01/2013

July 2013 Newsletter
Operation Pandora - Tribal Police Carry Out Sweeping Drug Raids
  
06/26/2013

Operation Pandora - Tribal Police Carry Out Sweeping Drug Raids
Tribal Economic Summit
  
12/26/2012

Tribal Economic Summit
Tribe Votes to Move Forward with a Shullsburg Casino Project
  
09/20/2012

In a special referendum on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, members of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians voted decisively to move forward with the trust land application for an off-reservation gaming facility in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The official ballot question was: Do you approve of putting the Shullsburg land into trust for gaming?

The vote was 217 in support of the question and 141 opposed. Turnout was termed as "average" by election officials. The inclement weather may have played a factor.

A Shullsburg casino application had previously been submitted by the Tribe in 2003 and subsequently denied. A formal working group has been studying the feasibility of a new application because of changes in the approval process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. There remains continued support for a project by the citizens of Shullsburg.

Chairman Tom Maulson thanked the voters and renewed the Council's pledge for open government. "We are committed to transparency and will follow the mandate of the people, " he explained, "and the people have told us to move forward." "I want to thank all of you for coming out to vote today. Now we have work to do."

Project Work Group Lead Duane Chapman commented that he was glad to be moving forward. "One thing that we learned while preparing for the referendum was just how big a challenge this will be." "I am glad that we can get moving," said Chapman. "The next steps in the process will be re-commissioning the work on the Environmental Impact Study and redoing the application." " We've also got to get together with Mayor Lethlean and Shullsburg," he added.

The Work Group will immediately resume their weekly meetings on Friday . Periodic project updates will appear on the Tribal website at ldftribe.com, click on the Shullsburg link.

Shullsburg Fee to Trust Land Acquisition Application Referendum
  
09/11/2012

LDF tribal members will go to the polls on Wednesday, September 19 to cast their ballots in a special referendum on whether or not to move forward with the Shullsburg trust land off reservation casino question.  The polls open starting at 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM at the Tribal Center.  Cast your vote on Wednesday, September 19.  Click here for more information

Shullsburg Fee to Trust Land Acquisition Application
  
08/15/2012

NEW!

Information now available online for the Shullsburg Fee to Trust Land Acquisition Application.  Click here to view the details

The purpose of the Shullsburg Gaming Work Group is to prepare detailed information regarding the opportunity for an off reservation facility in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The findings of the Work Group will be presented to the Tribe and a decision as to whether or not to proceed will be answered via a Tribal Referendum.

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Need A Job?
  stop in at the new TERO office in the Tribal Center
12/05/2011

The Lac du Flambeau Tribe has initiated the Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) to enforce tribally enacted Indian preference laws and ensure that Indian people gain their rightful share to employment, training, contracting, and business opportunities.

A TERO Ordinance will be enacted:

-To address the deplorable rate of poverty, unemployment, and under-employment that exists among Native people living on the reservation
-To eliminate discriminatory and other historical barriers that Tribal members face while seeking unemployment and business opportunities,
-To ensure that Tribal members receive their rightful entitlements as intended and required under the Tribal and Federal Indian Preference Employment Law.

To be included in the JOB SKILLS BANK, Tribal members and descendants are encouraged to stop by the new TERO office and submit your contact information, resume, and references.

Contact J. Brooks Big John at the Tribal Employment Rights Office in the William Wildcat Community Center.
Phone- (715) 588-3303 ext. 4303 or (715) 439-3947.
bbigjohn@ldftribe.com

George W. Brown Jr. Museum and Cultural Center Receives $48,000 Grant
  
10/15/2011

The George W. Brown Jr. Museum and Cultural Center has been awarded an $48,000 grant from the Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Award (Institute of Museum and Library Services) to provide museum enhancement and insure the security of objects and artifacts housed in the museum.

The grant will bring the museum to a standard of security and technology to meet the museum's needs.

Museum Director Teresa Mitchell will be administering the grant. "Funding will help us enhance the security of the building so that we may be able to bring in items of loan from other environments that had once belonged in Lac du Flambeau," she said, "It will also help us update our database and website." Additionally, the grant will allow for increased shelving and storage space, and climate control of the museum collection.

Mitchell will be working with Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community, Inc. over the fiscal year to develop planning and evaluation systems for the administration of the grant.

Owned by the Lac du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and located in downtown Lac du Flambeau, the museum is one of the top tourist attractions in the Midwest.

It houses hundreds of historical photographs, artwork, and objects. The museum commemorates Ojibwe culture and the history of Lac du Flambeau with a four seasons diorama, artifacts from the reservation including a 24 ft Ojibwe dugout canoe, smaller birch-bark canoes, antiquities from the French fur trade and logging eras, locally made (authentic) Ojibwe arts and crafts, traditional clothing, and a world-record speared sturgeon taken from nearby Pokegama Lake. The museum offers programs and classes, community feasts, as well as other special events.

The museum was completed in 1989 after the Lac du Flambeau Historical and Cultural Society was created "for the purpose of the collection and preservation of records and physical objects relating to the history and culture of the Lac du Flambeau Chippewa" Lac du Flambeau was designated as a Preserve America Community in 2009.

Museum hours are: (March-Mid November) Monday - Friday 10 am-4pm.; (Mid November thru March) Tuesday - Thursday 10am-4pm; and during the Summer months, some select Saturdays.

For more information you may call at 715-588-3333 or email: ojibwemuseum@yahoo.com

Tribal Youth Featured in DOJ public service announcement
  
09/15/2011

Youth from Lac du Flambeau are featured in this video "That's My People"- a public service announcement (PSA) developed at the 2011 National Intertribal Youth Summit (NIYS). The PSA represents many voices and vocalizes issues that tribal youth across all regions identified as important to address in their communities. It was filmed on site during the NIYS at the Santa Fe Indian School. http://www.justice.gov/tribal/videos.html

Attention Anyone Affected by the Cobell vs. Salazar Settlement
  
08/15/2011

If you were recently notified by the BIA that you were affected by the Cobell Settlement, please go to this website:

http://www.indiantrust.com

It will answer your questions and inform you what to do next.

Lac du Flambeau Discover Wisconsin Segment
  
06/22/2011

Be part of our Veteran's Memorial Monument
  Permanent Memorial Wall plaques now available
05/16/2011

ALL VETERANS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE
Plaques are 12 in. x 12 in., each will contain the veterans name, service branch, and will specify which period/war/peacetime
COST: Tribal members FREE with honorable discharge
Non-Tribal members: $10
Contact Stan Haling at (715) 588-3695,or Ernestine Rodriguez at (715) 588-3303
Plaques will be placed immediately pending at least 10 orders, order yours now!

Lac du Flambeau Tribe
P.O. Box 67
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

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