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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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Public Comment - Emergency Food Bank and Operations Center
Comments Open - 9/1/20-9/7/20

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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