Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa en 28 Non-Tribal Members Expelled At Lac du Flambeau <p>28 persons have been told by Lac du Flambeau government and tribal police that they have 48 hours to leave the reservation.</p><p>None of the 28 persons who were notified are tribal members.</p><p>Tribal spokesperson Brandon Thoms says this is part of an on-going crackdown on illegal activity on the reservation...</p><p></p><blockquote><p><i><u>" a result of some on-going investigations, the tribal council acted through a resolution passed that excludes 28 individuals from either physically residing or coming onto the Lac du Flambeau reservation...."</u></i></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:32:31 +0000 Ken Krall 18053 at 28 Non-Tribal Members Expelled At Lac du Flambeau LDF-Vilas Co. Collaboration <p></p><p> A growing backlog of cases in the Vilas&nbsp;County District Attorney's office has led the Lac du Flambeau tribe to offer $25,000 to help fund a part-time Administrative Secretary position.</p><p>The tribe presented the money this week to Vilas county officials. The money is matched by Vilas county contribution over three years.</p><p>Many of the cases in waiting are from Lac du Flambeau.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:56:05 +0000 Ken Krall 15154 at LDF-Vilas Co. Collaboration Vilas Supervisors OK New Secretary in D.A's Office <p></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"...What I’ve been able to accomplish with the tribe really is a history thing for Vilas County…"</u></i></p></blockquote><p>That's Vilas County District Attorney Al Moustakis, addressing Tuesday’s meeting of the Vilas county board of Supervisors about an agreement reached with the Lac du Flambeau tribe to pay for a full time secretary in the DA’s office…</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:43:36 +0000 Mary Jo Berner & Mary Jo 14853 at Vilas Supervisors OK New Secretary in D.A's Office LDF Tribe Purchases Strawberry Island <p></p><p>In 1745, the Ojibwe defeated the Lakota Sioux in a battle at a place called Strawberry Island, now&nbsp;on &nbsp;the Lac du Flambeau Chippewa reservation in Vilas county. It ended the Sioux dominance in this region. The island had been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but to the Chippewa, it was a place of significant cultural and spiritual meaning that they did not own, until Monday.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:31:11 +0000 Ken Krall 12565 at LDF Tribe Purchases Strawberry Island LDF Tribe Agrees To Buy Strawberry Island <p></p><p>A long time standoff between the owner of Strawberry Island in Lac du Flambeau and the tribe is a step closer to being resolved.</p><p>This week the tribe's Land Management Office told the tribal council they had come to an agreement to acquire Strawberry Island for $250,000. The tribal council passed a resolution approving the sale.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:53:27 +0000 Ken Krall 12191 at LDF Tribe Agrees To Buy Strawberry Island Mascot Bill Could Strain State-Tribal Relations <p>The Lac du Flambeau tribe of Ojibwe is urging Governor Scott Walker not to sign a bill making it harder to change race-based school mascots.&nbsp; The Republican-backed legislation has passed the Assembly and the Senate.&nbsp; The new rules would require a petition of signatures and proof of discrimination before a school mascot can be changed. &nbsp;</p><p>Current law has it the other way around – a school must prove its mascot isn’t discriminatory.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:46:59 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10355 at LDF Officers And Council Members Elected <p>Lac du Flambeau tribal voters yesterday elected four of eight candidates to the tribal council and elected a secretary and treasurer.</p><p>The top four candidates for the council were Henry &quot;Butch&quot; St. Germaine with 363 votes, Alice Soulier with 330 votes, Betty Jo Graveen with 323, and Eric Chapman, Sr. with 292.</p><p>Jamie Armstrong defeated Vicki Doud for Secretary and Mary Peterson defeated Barry LeSieur(lah-soor) for Treasurer. There were a total of 307 write-in votes in all races that did not affect the outcomes.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:21:28 +0000 Ken Krall 8769 at LDF Officers And Council Members Elected Six Seats To Be Decided in Tribal Election <p>It&rsquo;s election day in Lac du Flambeau.&nbsp; Six tribal seats will be decided: including the secretary and treasurer, plus four councilmen.&nbsp; Tribal Spokesman Brandon Thoms&nbsp;says there are twelve total seats on the tribal council.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;A council person has a two year term, and those terms are staggered.&nbsp; So generally every year six of those seats go up for election.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:37:23 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8711 at Lac du Flambeau Nets Federal Dollars for Policing <p>The Lac du Flambeau tribe says two federal grants will help combat crime in its community. The tribe has been awarded money for community policing totaling more than three quarters of a million dollars. The so-called COPS grants come through a federal program for tribal assistance. The larger grant will fund police equipment like hardware and uniforms. The other will pay for the hiring of at least one new person.<br /><br />Tribal spokesperson Brandon Thoms says the money will go a long way.<br /> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:41:02 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8657 at Sparse Season For Lac du Flambeau Wild Rice <p>Wild rice production looks below average in the Lac du Flambeau reservation area. &nbsp;</p><p>Scott Smith and the other two wild rice chiefs for the Lac du Flambeau reservation check lakes daily to monitor the rice as it ripens.&nbsp; Smith says the peak of the harvest has probably already passed.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“Usually 5 to 10 percent ripens per day.&nbsp; So there are a few lakes left that still have rice – where it’s more dense, they still have rice to harvest.”</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 23:08:04 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 7715 at Sparse Season For Lac du Flambeau Wild Rice