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Lac du Flambeau Band

of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Our Mission

To provide leadership for the betterment of tribal membership and descendants in the areas of health, education, welfare, economic / job development and the protection of natural resources.
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About Us

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.
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Wisconsin DNR Online Hunter Safety Course Certification
The official Wisconsin Hunter Safety Course is available on-line and the certification is required to purchase a WI Hunting License and/or obtain an Off-Reservation Treaty Hunting permit. The Hunter Safety Course is required for anyone born on or after January 1, 1973. If a person will be hunting under the Hunting Mentorship Program or they have successfully completed and have proof of completing basic training in the U.S. Armed Forces, Reserves or National Guard, they do not need a hunter education certificate to purchase/obtain a hunting license. Click on the link or go to Wisconsin Safety Education Courses: Students are required to obtain a Wisconsin DNR Customer Number (available on the website) Register for a safety class and provide their DNR Customer Number Begin on-line learning and Stay Safe!!

Public Comment - 2022 ICDBG
PUBLIC COMMENTS REQUESTED - 10/7/21 to 10/20/2021

HUD has issued a funding announcement for the FY 2022 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG). The Tribe is required to seek public input on potential projects for this application. You can send your comments to or by phone to Diane Bridgeforth at 715-588-4254, Brian Gauthier at 715-588-4251 or Christina Rencontre at 715-588-4414. We will continue to take comments, even after the 10/20/2021 comment deadline. For more information about the ICDBG, visit this page on the HUD website

Reinstatement of Mask Requirement beginning 8/20/21
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Council Resolution#325(20) effective 08/20/2021. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOURSELF, EMPLOYEES and Our Community!!! Miigwetch!!! Thank You!

Community Update on Corona Virus (COVID-19)
President Wildcat statements on COVID-19 (Corona Virus) will be posted to our Facebook page and sent to Tribal e-mails, as well as appear on this website page. We realize not everyone is on digital platforms, however. Please help share this information with those in the community who may not be on social media or e-mail.

Human and Health Services
Child Support Agency
The Child Support Agency provides services to parents and children that are affiliated through enrollment to the LDF Tribe, to ensure a better life for children. It is the result of a cooperative agreement between the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, the Wisconsin Bureau of Child Support, and the Lac du Flambeau Tribe.

Online Application for Employment
To apply for the Tribal positions listed below, submit the online application

Natural Resources
Air Quality Program
The Tribal Air Quality Program is a relatively new addition to the Tribal Natural Resources Department. Projects currently underway include the establishment an air quality data stream and a Reservation emissions inventory. These projects will assist the Tribe in identifying and addressing pollution sources that affect the air quality on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation.

Tribal Settles Bond Litigation
Member information regarding Bond Litigation Settlement

Tribal Enterprises
LDF Country Market
The LDF Country Market is a full-service food store located in downtown Lac du Flambeau. It features a complete line of groceries and frozen foods along with a wide selection of meat, produce, bakery, and hot deli items. Tobacco products and other merchandise are also sold at LDF Country Market.

LDF Public Library
Lac du Flambeau Public Library
The mission of the Lac du Flambeau Public Library is to provide informational, cultural, educational, recreational resource and services to all residents of the Lac du Flambeau area, and encompassing the communities in Vilas County. The library is committed to freedom of information to all.


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

418 Little Pines Rd
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

(715) 588-3303


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