The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians issued the following statement on Pollard et al v. Johnson et al., case no. 3:23-cv-135 before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.
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The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians offered the following statement on issuing temporary access permits that allow roads with expired easements to re-open as part of a temporary agreement with the Town of Lac du Flambeau.
“The Tribe has agreed to provide temporary access permits to the Town of Lac du Flambeau to open the roads with expired easements to provide a window of opportunity for the Town and the Title Companies to make a viable offer to get this situation resolved,” Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians President John D. Johnson, Sr. said. “The permits are in 30-day increments and the Tribal Council has only authorized three total (90 days) for each road.”
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Lac du Flambeau Tribe Statement On Federal Court Decision
LAC DU FLAMBEAU—MARCH 10 2023—The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians issued the following statement on the recent federal court order in Pollard v. Johnson related to reservation roads access.
“The federal court’s ruling not only denies the plaintiffs’ request for a temporary restraining order, it also calls into question whether the court has jurisdiction to issue an injunction and how the plaintiffs presented their case,” Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal President John D. Johnson, Sr. said. “We feel for the impacted property owners and hope this ruling encourages all property owners to press for immediate action by the ...
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LAC DU FLAMBEAU—FEBRUARY 21, 2023—The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians issued the following statement on its plans for the upcoming winter storm.
“With the upcoming predicted winter storm, we will continue to work
to ensure the safety and general welfare of people within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation, including those affected by road closures.”
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How much is Tribe asking for? Some think it's $10 million while others think it's $20 million. It’s important people understand what the Tribe offered 10 years ago. It’s equally important people understand easements are a common practice granting permission to use another person’s land. What’s uncommon, yet increasingly expected over the last 10 years of negotiating with the Town of Lac du Flambeau and Title Companies, is their refusal to agree to fairly standard easement arrangements, and what appears to be the Town and Title Companies...
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Governor Tony Evers, and members of his administrative team, traveled to Lac du Flambeau on Saturday, February 4th, to meet with the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Council, Tribal Land Management Director, Tribal Administrator, and the Tribe’s legal counsel. The purpose of this meeting was to listen to tribal leaders, as they shared the historical facts behind the events leading to recent road closures on...
February 3, 2023
In light of recent events regarding the recent road closures on the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation, due to long-expired right-of-way (ROW) issues, a great deal of misinformation has circulated through a number of public media outlets. In order to correct those inaccuracies, the Tribe recently released a public statement, and we feel that an additional statement is critical to share these facts.
HUD has issued a funding announcement for the FY 2022 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG). The Tribe is required to seek public input on potential projects for this application. You can send your comments to email@example.com or by phone to Diane Bridgeforth at 715-588-4254, Brian Gauthier at 715-588-4251 or Christina Rencontre at 715-588-4414. We will continue to take comments, even after the 10/20/2021 comment deadline. For more information about the ICDBG, visit this page on the HUD website