Tribal Operations

Tribal Historic Preservation Office
Tribal Historic Preservation Office
The Lac du Flambeau Tribal Historic Preservation Office was established for the purpose of protecting and regulating cultural and historical resources in Lac du Flambeau. The THPO is also responsible for training and educating the community on cultural, historical and archaeological topics. The program provides training and education in archaeological survey techniques and the site identification for tribal members, tribal staff and youth.


  • Assistance in the Federal Review Process
  • Assistance with compliance of Chapter 66
  • Issuance of "Permits to Proceed" with ground disturbing activities, construction, etc.

The Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) is responsible for the implementation of Tribal Code, Chapter 66, and the National Historic Presentation Act as outlined in the Memorandum of Agreement between the Lac du Flambeau Band and the National Park Service (Secretary of Interior).

*  The THPO provides the required cultural resource review for Tribal Members and issues permits to proceed for all undertakings on Tribal, Allotted and Fee Lands owned by Tribal Members.

*  The THPO reviews all federal undertakings within the exterior reservation boundaries pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

*  The THPO reviews statewide federal undertakings for their potential to impact cultural resources within the ceded territories pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

*  Program responsibilities include the maintenance and updating of all resources files, maps, research information, oral histories and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

*  The program also serves as an education outlet for local schools, Tribal programs, federal agencies, local governments and Tribal governments in all phases of cultural resource management, protection and enhancement, and NAGPRA related activities.

THPO has relocated to the Mikwendaagoziwag Heritage Center (Boys Dorm), located at 838 Whitefeather Street.


Office Phone: (715) 588-2139
Office Email:
Sarah Thompson
Phone: 715-588-4831

Mailing Address:

Tribal Historic Preservation Office
P.O. Box 67
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

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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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