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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 treaties in 1837 and 1842. 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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Cobell Settlement Checks to be Distributed Next Week

Cobell Settlement Checks to be Distributed Next Week

Judge Thomas Hogan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Thursday, September 11, approved a motion to begin distribution of payments awarded to individual American Indians under the Cobell Settlement. This was the final legal step before beginning settlement payments to Tribal Members.

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Questions about your eligibility to receive payment can be made by calling (800) 961-6109.

Tribe to Hold Ground Breaking Ceremony for Community Based Residential Facility

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians will hold a ground breaking ceremony for a new community based residential facility - Gookomis Endaad (Your Grandmother's House) Healing & Wellness Center.

The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am, and conclude at Noon with a community feast. All in the community are invited to attend.   Click here to continue reading.

Indian Bowl Demolition & Ceremony on Monday, September 15 at 10:00 am

Media Release - Wild Rice Festival & Last Dance at the Old Bowl This Saturday

The annual Wild Rice Festival and the Last Dance at the Old Bowl Pow Wow will be held this Saturday, September 13th, in Lac du Flambeau.

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September 2014 Newspaper

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Lac du Flambeau Awarded $870,234 Grant to Support Zaagiibagaa Healing to Wellness Court

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians was awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (HHS-SAMSHA) in the amount of $870,234, to support the Zaagiibagaa Healing to Wellness Court over a three-year period. The Grant will support the Lac du Flambeau /Vilas County Healing to Wellness Court through an increase in staffing, state-of-the-art drug and alcohol testing equipment, intensive treatment services and case management services.  This project supports the collaborative efforts between the Lac du Flambeau Tribe and Vilas County to develop and administer a Wellness Court Program that serves as an alternative to incarceration for non-violent adult criminal offenders suffering from addiction.

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Chapman Named LOTC Assistant General Manager

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino announces that Duane Chapman has been selected as the property’s Assistant General Manager and will assist in overseeing the daily operations of the resort property located in the heart of the Northwoods.

Chapman, a Lac du Flambeau Tribal Member, has more than 18 years experience working in the gaming industry, most recently as the Lac du Flambeau Band of Chippewa Indians’ Internal Compliance Auditor. As Compliance Auditor, Chapman conducted mandatory compliance audits and reviews related to Tribal internal controls as well as the National Indian Gaming Commission and state/tribal gaming compacts.

He was also appointed to the TIGA Treaty Council last December by the Lac du Flambeau Tribe. TIGA, the Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance, has tribes work together to establish legal internet-based casino gaming within a framework of state and federal law.

In addition to his experience, Chapman also studied hotel, restaurant and casino management at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas and at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, NC. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as Communications Sergeant and Jumpmaster and as a Departmental Supervisor in the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

“I welcome Duane to his new position as a member of the Lake of the Torches’ management team and look forward to working with him in ensuring Lake of the Torches remains a destination of choice for guests and visitors from across the Midwest,” said Chief Executive Officer Bill Guelcher.

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