Lac du Flambeau en Tribe Celebrates Return of Strawberry Island <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lac du Flambeau celebrated the tribe’s purchase of the historic Strawberry Island Thursday. &nbsp;The</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;land was privately held for over a hundred years.</span></p><p>About a hundred people gathered on Sand Beach across from the island that gets its name from its strawberry-like shape.&nbsp; It’s the site of an important battle between the Ojibwe and the Sioux peoples.&nbsp; Lac du Flambeau Chairman Tom Maulson says it’s also spiritually important.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:36:49 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21272 at Tribe Celebrates Return of Strawberry Island Lac du Flambeau Arts and Cultural Center Lands Sizable Grant <p>An arts and cultural center planned for Lac du Flambeau is getting a financial boost.&nbsp;</p><p>The USDA has awarded the project $88,000 towards job training for the Living Arts and Cultural Center.&nbsp;</p><p>The center is being planned to replace the Indian Bowl, a venue that’s currently in disrepair.&nbsp;</p><p>Georgine&nbsp;Brown is chair of the project’s board of directors.&nbsp; She says the grant will lay the groundwork for staffing once the center is built.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:09:01 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 20197 at Tribe Funds College Course At County Jail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lac du Flambeau is helping offer college courses to inmates in </span>Vilas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Jail.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Lac du Flambeau Education and Workforce Development Director Joni Theobald says the program will be open to tribal and nontribal inmates.</p><p>She says it’s an effort to help inmates, who may lack higher education or workforce skills, to move forward.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19403 at Lac du Flambeau Votes to Stop Funding Shullsburg Proposal <p>A failed referendum presents a major stumbling block for Lac du Flambeau’s off-reservation casino planned for southern Wisconsin.</p><p>Tribal members have voted not to continue funding the Shullsburg casino application process.</p><p>The margin was extremely close, with just two votes deciding the outcome.</p><p>Lac du Flambeau spokesperson Brandon Thoms&nbsp;says the next step is for the tribal council to discuss options with the Shullsburg work group.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 20:39:30 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 17741 at Building a Canoe to Preserve Culture <p></p><p></p><p>Culture, in my own personal definition is ‘life as we know it,’ but it is also life as it once was long ago before you or I or even our parents walked the earth.&nbsp; Although I am not of Native American descent, I have spent the last 18 months as a Tribal AmeriCorps Program member serving the Lac du Flambeau grade school. Part of my service there involves working closely with the Envision program. I think it would be best if Ariana, a seventh-grader in the program described it for you in her own words.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Samuelson 16984 at Building a Canoe to Preserve Culture LDF Considers ATV Trail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lac du Flambeau officials are wrapping up an environmental assessment of a proposed ATV/</span>UTV<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> trail. The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lakeland ATV Club wants to build a trail that would pass through the reservation.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Lac du Flambeau spokesperson Brandon Thoms&nbsp;says the proposed trail would be about 23 miles long.</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16501 at LDF Considers ATV Trail Tribes Reserve More Walleye for Spearing <p>The state Natural Resources Board has authorized the DNR to take emergency steps to protect Wisconsin’s fish supply. &nbsp;The&nbsp;move comes after Wisconsin’s Chippewa tribes declared they’ll reserve a record number of walleye in the spearing season.</p><p></p><p>Wisconsin’s six Chippewa tribes plan to spear up to 63,000 walleye this spring - five thousand more than last year.&nbsp; As Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission spokesperson Sue Erickson explains, typically tribal members only take about half of what is declared.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:46:08 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15816 at Tribes Reserve More Walleye for Spearing Lac du Flambeau Reaches Agreement with City of Shullsburg <p>Lac du Flambeau’s plan for an off-reservation casino in southern Wisconsin is moving forward. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The tribe and the city of </span>Shullsburg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have reached an agreement on the terms of the 20-acre casino resort complex.</span></p><p>Lac du Flambeau’s Project consultant Joseph Hunt says the agreement indicates the tribe and the city are on the same page.&nbsp; But he says it’s one step in a long process. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:48:12 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15718 at Ruby's Pantry Heading to Lac du Flambeau <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ruby’s Pantry will deliver to another distribution site in the </span>Northwoods<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; Lac du Flambeau will host the once-a-month food distribution on second Tuesdays at the Bingo Hall. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p>Gloria Cobb is a case worker with the Lac du Flambeau economic support department.&nbsp; She says many families in the area are feeling the financial strain.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:55:31 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14636 at Ruby's Pantry Heading to Lac du Flambeau Lac du Flambeau Hosts Economic Development Summit <p>An <a href="" target="_blank">economic development summit</a> in Lac du Flambeau begins Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p>The tribe’s spokesperson Brandon Thoms&nbsp;says it’s a way for businesses and leaders to share knowledge and build partnerships.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:31:20 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14523 at