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The Band has inhabited the Lac du Flambeau area since 1745 when Chief Keeshkemun led the Band to the area. The Band acquired the name Lac du Flambeau from its gathering practice of harvesting fish at night by torchlight. The name Lac du Flambeau, or Lake of the Torches, refers to this practice and was given to the Band by the French traders and trappers who visited the area.

The Lac du Flambeau Reservation was officially established by the Treaty of 1854. The area was continually logged in the following years and became a tourist destination for families from southern Wisconsin and Illinois around the turn of the century. Read More....

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Emergency Rule on Moose Shooting


July 13, 2016

The Lac du Flambeau Tribal Council met on Monday, July 11th, to discuss the recent shooting of a moose within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation.

As stated in a previous release, the Tribe does not condone shooting moose, recognizing the rarity of the animal in this region.  To prohibit further incidents, and to protect and preserve the rare and threatened wildlife and natural resources, the Tribe passed Resolution No. 203(16) designating that it is unlawful for any person to take, attempt to take, harass, intentionally kill or wound or attempt to kill or wound, or transport or possess any moose, white or albino deer, elk, cougar, gray wolf, badger, lynx, marten, flying squirrel or wolverine within the exterior boundaries of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation.

This Emergency Rule shall remain in full force and effect until such time as the Tribal Code of Ordinances is amended to include the provisions set forth in the Resolution.  Any violation of this Emergency Rule shall constitute a Class A Forfeiture, punishable as set forth in Sections 20.908-20.210 of the Tribal Code of Ordinances.

The Tribal Council appreciates the Membership's input, and worked swiftly to address this incident.  Tribal Members expressed a desire to protect rare and threatened animals, ensuring future generations will not be deprived of opportunities to observe and enjoy their presence.

Attached is Resolution No. 203(16).

The Tribal Council greatly appreciates the Membership's efforts to ignore the inconsiderate slurs directed at the Tribe and Tribal Members.  As in any community, one person’s actions do not dictate the community’s feelings on this issue.


Emergency Rule on Moose Shooting
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