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Lac du Flambeau

1/10/2020

article LDF Tribe Says Recent Arrest Continues Fight Against Drugs
(Wisconsin) -- After the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Police Department’s recent arrest of an local woman suspected of selling methamphetamine, Tribal President Joseph...

12/20/2019

article Significant progress made on Lac du Flambeau retail center following August ground breaking
(Wisconsin) -- After Lac du Flambeau tribal members broke ground on a new retail center this summer, the project has quickly come a long way. Construction is set to...

11/23/2019

article State tribal elders gather in Lac du Flambeau to promote traditions
(Wisconsin) -- Elders from 12 different tribes across the state gathered in Lac Du Flambeau on Friday for The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) meeting. The event...

11/8/2019

article Vilas County and Lac du Flambeau Tribe work to help inmates with addiction
(Wisconsin) -- Vilas County and the Lac du Flambeau Tribe are teaming up to help inmates with addiction through the Readiness for Recovery program. “These issues...

10/2/2019

article LDF tribal members hope Tuesday elections lead to better economy
(Wisconsin) -- A generator powered a cook-out in an abandoned lot Tuesday in Lac du Flambeau. "At any tribal community, people gather around food," said Tribal...

8/7/2019

article Sen. Baldwin includes Lac du Flambeau tribal members in ongoing climate change conversation
(Wisconsin) -- Tribal President Joseph Wildcat Sr. said wild rice has been a mainstay in their diet and culture ever since. But a changing climate threatens the Ojibwe...

8/2/2019

article Lac du Flambeau breaks ground on $3.3 million retail center
(Wisconsin) -- Lac du Flambeau's Country Market asked the Tribe for help upgrading its refrigeration system about four years ago. At the time, the staff never...

5/25/2019

article Lac du Flambeau Tribal members shot at while spearfishing on Gunlock Lake
(Wisconsin) -- A Vilas County man could face charges after Lac du Flambeau Tribal members claim he shot at them while they were spearfishing on Gunlock Lake. According...

5/8/2019

article Man pleads guilty of homicide in 2017 Lac du Flambeau tribal member's shooting death
(Wisconsin) -- One of the five men charged in connection with a 2017 shooting death of a Lac du Flambeau man was convicted of reckless homicide and other charges. Evan...

3/13/2019

article Past LDF Tribal President St. Germaine, Sr., Passes
(Michigan) -- A past president of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has died. Henry 'Butch' St Germaine, Sr., passed Sunday. St. Germaine was...

1/16/2019

article 'Big Mike' remembered as leader in Lac du Flambeau, state
(Wisconsin) -- More than one person carries the name Mike Allen in the Lac du Flambeau community. But only one was known as "Big Mike." That name reflects the...

11/23/2018

article Jagler: Londo is on a mission to bring jobs to Wisconsin's North Woods
(Wisconsin) -- Growing up in Minocqua with traces of Ojibwe blood coursing through his veins, Darold Londo has always known the joys, the pride and the tribulations of...

10/1/2018

article Lac du Flambeau Tribe lands $3 million grant to build workforce training, development center
(Wisconsin) -- A gravel road and a bunch of trees look like the perfect place, in Randy Soulier's mind, to draw talent to his adopted community. "There's...

8/15/2018

article Two found guilty in North Woods homicide
(Wisconsin) -- A jury in Iron County has convicted two men in a Lac du Flambeau tribal member's death last year. The jury found Joseph Lussier and Richard Allen...

8/14/2018

article 60 Jobs Open In Lac du Flambeau, Wednesday Is Job Fair
(Wisconsin) -- They're hiring people from entry-level to Ph.D's. That's the focus of a Job Fair set at Lac du Flambeau Wednesday(8/15/2018). Openings exist...

8/7/2018

article Two men accused in Lac du Flambeau man's murder have first day of trial
(Wisconsin) -- Seven months after police found Wayne Valliere Jr.'s body in a remote part of Iron County, the trial for two of the five men accused in his murder...

7/29/2018

article 3 Wisconsin counties, tribe partner to fight drug epidemic
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is partnering with three northern Wisconsin counties to fight the regional drug epidemic. The...

6/10/2018

article Lac du Flambeau Tribe To Discuss Easement Rights On Reservation
(Wisconsin) -- Prior to a meeting with property owners this month, an attorney for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa offered the tribe's perspective...

6/8/2018

article Lac du Flambeau Tribal Historic Preservation Office working to manage sugar bush sites
(Wisconsin) -- A Lac du Flambeau tribal organization wants to encourage more of its community members to partake in a long-standing cultural tradition. That group's...

5/24/2018

article Body Identiified as Missing Man on Lac Du Flambeau Indian Reservation
(Wisconsin) -- Tribal Police yesterday afternoon confirmed Antonio Monserrate Roche is the man found deceased last week in Pokegama Lake. Once the Coroner’s office...

5/23/2018

article Missing Lac du Flambeau man is body pulled from Northwoods lake last week
(Wisconsin) -- The body pulled from a Vilas County Lake in Lac du Flambeau was confirmed to be that of a missing 24-year-old man. Antonio Roché, 24, was reported missing...

5/17/2018

article Missing Lac du Flambeau man found dead in area lake Thursday morning
(Wisconsin) -- The man last seen May 5 in Lac du Flambeau has been found dead, according to DNR Warden Supervisor Dave Walz.

4/28/2018

article Educational program brings Native American students from Minnesota to Lac du Flambeau
(Wisconsin) -- About 40 American Indian high school and college students made a stop in Lac du Flambeau this weekend, as a part of an educational program. "The goal...

4/10/2018

article Lac du Flambeau tribe files federal lawsuit
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Tribe of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies in response to the opioid epidemic. The...

3/20/2018

article For the pride of the tribe
(Wisconsin) -- One of the things which makes high school sports special is it's the opportunity to play with childhood friends. Lac du Flambeau natives Tavian...

3/2/2018

article Tri-county, tribal organization becomes reality
(Wisconsin) -- The formation of a committee made up of members from the tribal council of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and representatives...

3/1/2018

article Vilas Co. Board Agrees to Join Tri-County-Tribal Anti-Drug Effort
(Wisconsin) -- The Vilas County board this week voted to participate in a Tri-County/Tribal controlled substance response committee with representatives of the Lac du...

2/20/2018

article Oneida County Board Joins Tribe, Tri-County Anti-Drug Committee
(Wisconsin) -- The Oneida County Board has voted to join with other counties and the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to establish a controlled substance...

2/15/2018

article Recent murder sparks change in one tribe's efforts to combat crime
(Wisconsin) -- Three counties and a tribe seated inside them are overhauling how they handle the drug problems effecting them. The Lac du Flambeau band of the Chippewa...

2/14/2018

article Tribal Leader Asks State To Back Tribal Action Plans On Drugs
(Wisconsin) -- Following the recent arrests of five men in the death of 25-year-old Wayne Valliere, Jr. of Lac du Flambeau, the Lac du Flambeau Band Of Lake Superior...
article Recent murder sparks change in one tribe's efforts to combat crime
(Wisconsin) -- Three counties and a tribe seated inside them are overhauling how they handle the drug problems effecting them. The Lac du Flambeau band of the Chippewa...

2/9/2018

article LDF Tribe Calls For Three County Crackdown On Drugs
(Wisconsin) -- Following the recent arrests of five men in the death of 25-year-old Wayne Valliere, Jr. of Lac du Flambeau, the Lac du Flambeau Band Of Lake Superior...

1/5/2018

article Five arrested in death of Lac du Flambeau tribal member
(Wisconsin) -- Five people are under arrest in connection of the death of a 22-year-old Lac du Flambeau tribal member whose body was found on New Years Day. Wayne...

11/3/2017

article History of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
(Wisconsin) -- Ojibwe people have continually inhabited the Great Lakes Region since before the founding of the United States of America. In 1745 Chief Keeshkemun (...

10/10/2017

article Tribal council general election held
(Wisconsin) -- A manual recount of ballots was done following the Oct. 3 general election conducted by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians....

4/25/2017

article Lac du Flambeau Town Board, tribal council meet
(Wisconsin) -- A committee from the tribal council for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and another from the town of Lac du Flambeau will meet...

3/28/2017

article Lac du Flambeau tribal council expands on road issue
(Wisconsin) -- In an effort to provide some history and also clarify its intentions prior to a meeting with the Lac du Flambeau Town Board on April 20, the tribal...

3/21/2017

article Town of Lac du Flambeau, tribe to meet regarding roads
(Wisconsin) -- The town of Lac du Flambeau and the tribal council for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians have scheduled a meeting for Thursday,...

2/15/2017

article LDF Tribe, Other Parties Settle Long Running Litigation
(Michigan) -- A settlement has been reached between the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and several parties after years of litigation between the tribe,...
press release Tribe Settles Bond Litigation, Invites Tribal Members to Learn More March 4
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa announced today the settlement of all litigation between the tribe, Saybrook Tax Exempt Investors,...

10/5/2016

article Lac du Flambeau Tribe Elects Next Leadership
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have a new administration leading the tribe. Following the Tribal General Election on Tuesday, Joseph G...

12/18/2015

article Iron County approves new jail deal with Lac du Flambeau tribe
(Michigan) -- The Iron County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved a deal allowing Lac du Flambeau inmates to be incarcerated in the Iron County Jail. “I’...

12/3/2015

article Godfrey & Kahn scores victory over tribe
(Wisconsin) -- The Milwaukee law firm of Godfrey and Kahn scored a victory in its lengthy court battle with the Lac du Flambeau Chippewa tribe over a $50 bond deal and...

10/6/2015

article Ribbon cutting held for new affordable housing in Lac du Flambeau
(Wisconsin) -- People in Lac du Flambeau will start moving into new affordable housing. The tribe built 12 new low-income homes. It held a ribbon cutting ceremony today...

7/21/2015

article STILL: Tribe makes an effort to diversify
(Wisconsin) -- A trip to the Lac du Flambeau Reservation west of Minocqua produces the expected in some ways: a gleaming casino operated by the tribe, a stunning natural...

7/14/2015

article Lac du Flambeau Featured at Wisconsin Technology Council
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin fell to last place in a national ranking of start-up businesses last month. Today one group aiming to change that met in Minocqua. The Wisconsin...

11/27/2014

article Lac du Flambeau Reject Budget, Election Code Reform Referendums
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau tribe continued a busy couple of months at the polls by rejecting a pair of referendum measures. There were two items on this week...

10/20/2014

article LdF Tribal Council: Special election Nov. 12 to fill vacant seat
(Wisconsin) -- When Henry “Butch” St. Germaine, Sr. was elected president of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Council in the...

10/11/2014

article St. Germaine elected Lac du Flambeau tribal president
(Wisconsin) -- Henry “Butch” St. Germaine, Sr. was elected president of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Council on Tuesday.

10/7/2014

article Lac du Flambeau Tribal Council elections held Tuesday
(Wisconsin) -- Tribal voters in Lac du Flambeau voted for Tribal Council members on Tuesday. The elections were held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tom Maulson was the 2013...

9/15/2014

article Lac du Flambeau to Take Down Indian Bowl, Build New Waaswaaganing Arts and Culture Center
(Wisconsin) -- A Northern Wisconsin Native American tribe says goodbye to a landmark, but welcomes a new one. The Lac du Flambeau tribe held their final powwow event...

9/7/2014

article Lac du Flambeau tribe to elect a new president
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau tribe will see a change in leadership. Yesterday, voters in Lac Du Flambeau turned out for the 2014 Tribal Primary Elections.

9/5/2014

article Lac du Flambeau Tribe is banishing people as anti-drug strategy
(Wisconsin) -- Banishing people from reservations as punishment is an ancient practice which was carried out for centuries in the past. Now a Wisconsin tribe is bringing...

8/21/2014

article Lac du Flambeau tribe and Vilas County open joint drug court
(Wisconsin) -- A large federal grant has been given to a unique program between the Lac du Flambeau tribe and Vilas county to help people with addiction problems.

8/3/2014

article Gambling with our health: The possibility of smokeless casinos
(Wisconsin) -- A smoke–free policy would not reduce tribal casino patronage, but actually increase it, according to a survey conducted by the Great Lakes Inter...

7/18/2014

article Lac du Flambeau tribe celebrates ownership of Strawberry Island
(Wisconsin) -- An island on the Lac du Flambeau Indian reservation is back in tribal hands, over 100 years after they lost it. A ceremony was held Thursday to celebrate...
article Tribe Celebrates Return of Strawberry Island
(Wisconsin) -- Lac du Flambeau celebrated the tribe’s purchase of the historic Strawberry Island Thursday. The land was privately held for over a hundred years.

6/5/2014

article Lac du Flambeau tribe turns down proposed ATV trail
(Wisconsin) -- Lac du Flambeau tribal members have voted against a plan for an ATV trail running through the reservation. A referendum failed Thursday with 126 votes...

5/8/2014

article Lac du Flambeau Band bans 28 non-members from reservation
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin is banning 28 non-members from the reservation as part of the tribe's war on drugs.
article LDF votes against funding Shullsburg casino application
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians voted against continuing to fund the Shullsburg Gaming Fee-to-Trust application on Wednesday,...

3/25/2014

article Vilas County, Lac du Flambeau tribe embrace more cooperation
(Wisconsin) -- Vilas County will do what it can at this stage to help a detention/safe house facility in Lac du Flambeau become a reality.

3/17/2014

article Lac du Flambeau tribe and city of Shellsburg reach intergovernmental and development agreements
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and the City of Shullsburg have approved the Intergovernmental and Development agreements for...

3/5/2014

article Lac du Flambeau Tribe Reaches Agreement with Vilas County to Help Fund District Attorney Office Position
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Tribe and Vilas County announced an agreement aimed at strengthening the prosecution of crimes committed on the reservation.

3/4/2014

article Tribe helps burden on Vilas County prosecutors
(Wisconsin) -- Cases from Lac du Flambeau swamp the Vilas County District Attorney's office. Last year, almost 40 percent of law related incidents in Vilas County...

2/24/2014

article BLOG: Is Wisconsin entering iGaming?
(Wisconsin) -- While there has been no Internet poker legislative movement in Wisconsin, there have been some positive steps towardiGaming. Last year, the Lac du...

2/19/2014

article Economic Development Summit aims to create new opportunities for Native American tribal members
(Wisconsin) -- People may think casinos bring in more than enough money for Native American tribes but that's not always the case. The Lac du Flambeau tribe realizes...

1/31/2014

article Interview: Lac du Flambeau Band joins online gaming world
(Wisconsin) -- Poker News interviews Jack Hakim, the CEO of a company that provides an Internet gaming platform for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in...

1/16/2014

article Amending of LdF Tribal Constitution defeated by voters
(Wisconsin) -- A proposal to amend the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Constitution to remove the federal government’s involvement in future amending of the Constitution...

1/15/2014

article Constitution Amdendment Defeated in Lac du Flambeau
(Wisconsin) -- Lac du Flambeau tribal members held a special election yesterday to amend their constitution, but the amendment was defeated.
press release Lac du Flambeau Secretarial Election Results
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians held a Secretarial Election today. The election results are as follows:

1/13/2014

article Lac du Flambeau Band to host Internet gaming meeting
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin is hosting a meeting of the Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance this Friday.

1/6/2014

article LdF members to vote on amending tribal constitution Jan. 14
(Wisconsin) -- Tribal members are being asked whether or not they should allow the amending of the Article VIII Amendment.

12/31/2013

article Online Poker On The Mind of Wisconsin Indian Tribe
(Wisconsin) -- Across the United States, individual states have begun to take a look at online poker, especially after Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware launched online...
article Wisconsin Native American Tribe Plans to Launch Online Poker Business
(Wisconsin) -- A Native American tribe in Wisconsin has expressed their desire to launch an online poker room. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Lac du...

12/30/2013

article Lac du Flambeau tribe buys island on Wisconsin reservation
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has purchased a culturally significant island on the tribe's northern Wisconsin reservation.
article LDF Tribe Purchases Strawberry Island
(Wisconsin) -- In 1745, the Ojibwe defeated the Lakota Sioux in a battle at a place called Strawberry Island, now on the Lac du Flambeau Chippewa reservation in Vilas...

1/20/2012

article Suit filed in tribal bond deal
(Wisconsin) -- Saying it bought nearly $50 million in bonds issued by a northern Wisconsin Indian tribe largely because of assurances by Milwaukee law firm Godfrey...

1/18/2012

article Stifel sued over bonds on failed casino
(Wisconsin) -- Stifel Financial and its brokerage, Stifel Nicolaus & Co., have been sued over a $50 million bond issue for an Indian tribe that was to use proceeds...

10/31/2011

article LEGAL: Seventh Circuit Rejects Bond Indenture and Its Waiver of Tribal Sovereign Immunity, But Allows Leave to Amend for Equitable Claims
(Illinois) -- A recent ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the invalidity of a trust indenture between a tribal corporation and...

10/18/2011

article LEGAL: Tribal corporation's indenture is a "management contract" under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
(Wisconsin) -- Lake of the Torches Economic Development Corporation is chartered under tribal law. It operates the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino in northern...

9/12/2011

article Lac du Flambeau management contract decision
(Wisconsin) -- A federal appellate court has affirmed a district court’s decision invalidating a $50,000,000 tribal bond indenture on grounds that the indenture...

9/11/2011

article Appellate Panel Upholds Voiding of Wisconsin Tribe's Bond Indenture
(Wisconsin) -- A federal appellate panel in Chicago last week delivered a mixed opinion in a dispute over whether a Wisconsin tribe is on the hook for repayment of $47...

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