LDF TRIBAL INCIDENT COMMAND /EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Update 05/08-11/2020 2:00 P.M.
LDF COMMUNITY EVENTS CANCELLED
ALL TRIBAL COMMUNITY/PROGRAM EVENTS ARE CANCELLED PER TRIBAL COUNCIL RESOLUTION #140(20), IN EFFECT UNTIL AUGUST 1, 2020 AND/OR UNLESS AMENDED.
THIS INCLUDES MEMORIAL EVENTS-PARADE, LAKESFEST, BEAR RIVER POWWOW, 4TH OF JULY EVENTS AND ANY OTHER EVENT THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING CANNOT BE IMPLEMENTED.
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe
Covid-19 Safety Measures for Reservation- stays in effect until further notice as of May 8, 2020.
TRIBAL RESOLUTION NO 133(20)
DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS TO TRIBAL LANDS ON THE LAC DU FLAMBEAU INDIAN RESERVATION
No access to tribal boat landings if you is not a fulltime LDF resident and follow the Shelter at home Declaration requirements.
Tribal land access limits are designed with safety of all in mind
LAC DU FLAMBEAU, Wis.—The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians announced today tribal land access limits on the Tribe’s Reservation until further notice. The Tribe’s No. 1 priority is the safety and security of all who live, work and visit Lac du Flambeau.
“There are zero confirmed coronavirus cases on the Reservation as of this announcement,” LDF Tribal President Joseph Wildcat Sr. says. “We’re doing everything we can to keep it that way.”
After weighing numerous options, Tribal Council voted unanimously to close access to public boat landings, campgrounds, parks, trails, and tribal roads located within the exterior boundaries of the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation until further notice. LDF Country Market, LDF Gas Station, LDF Smoke Shop, and LDF Tribal Government Buildings also are closed to visitors.
” As our busy season approaches, we’re seeing more visitors to the Reservation who are not sheltering-at-home and we want to ensure we’re upfront about what we’re doing to keep everyone as safe as possible,” President Wildcat says. “The areas that are closed will be posted with signs to reduce confusion.”
The Tribal Council issued a Shelter-At-Home Declaration March 25 that asked visitors to the Reservation to self-quarantine for 14 days. Any visitors who fail to adhere to the self-quarantine timeframe outlined in the declaration may potentially expose everyone on the Reservation to Covid-19. Certain exemptions exist for work-related activity, but these exempt visitors must follow special safety protocols.
“We truly appreciate all our visitors to our Reservation, and we’re hopeful we get beyond this pandemic soon, so we can open things back up,” President Wildcat says. “Many people are making sacrifices to their everyday lives during this pandemic to protect community public health. We’re grateful for all who are striving to keep people as safe as possible.”
As with the Shelter-At-Home Declaration, the LDF Police Department and Conservation Law Enforcement will work to ensure tribal land access limitations are observed. To answer questions from secondary homeowners and others interested in visiting the Reservation, Tribal Council has set up an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
“The last thing we want are families traveling to enjoy time on the Reservation only to find out once they arrive that certain tribal lands are closed during the pandemic,” President Wildcat says. “There’s no plans for checkpoints or barricades, but rather we are sharing information to help people understand what’s happening and why.”
Covid-19 Tribal Response Timeline
On March 14, 2020, Tribal Council declaring a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 25, 2020, Tribal Council issued a Shelter-At-Home Declaration, which contained a Reservation-wide curfew. Both can be found at LDFTribe.com. On April 29, 2020, Tribal Council limits access to tribal lands in its ongoing efforts to keep everyone safe.
More information about the Covid-19 response by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians can be found at LDFTribe.com. # # #
See Tribal Resolution below.
FUTURE REOPENING PLANS FOR TRIBAL BUSINESSES, FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS
The Tribal ICS Team, Businesses, Programs and Facility Managers continue to work on plans for reopening in a safe/healthy manner to protect community members and employees. Thank you for your patience in this challenging time.
EDUCATIONAL ON-LINE RESOURCES
Zaasijiwan—LDF Head start/Early Head start
Lac du Flambeau Public Grade School
Minocqua Hazlehurst Lake Tomahawk MHLT
LAKELAND UNION HIGH SCHOOL
Travel Caution- 14-day Quarantine
We recommend limiting travel as much as possible
IF you have traveled to or came from a location in the past 14 days and now see new reports of confirmed coronavirus case(s)/outbreaks or if you have been in a “hot zone” please contact the Community Health Department at 715-588-3371 ext. 1908 (Jen Jaeger, RN) or 1910 (Sarah Keuer, RN) during normal business hours or Dave Poupart, RN at 715-439-3971 after hours to discuss your travels and what to do next.
We need the community members to help relay the message to the people you know that have or continue to travel from areas of concern to voluntary 14-day self-quarantine guidelines.
Social Distancing~~~~ 6ft a part ~~~ < than 10 people = Slows the Spread of Covid-19.
This means no big family gatherings, feasts, parties, cookouts or get togethers. This is essential to minimize the potential to spread the virus to your loved ones!!
COVID#19 CASE REPORTS/PCHC OPERATIONS
TRIBE REPORTS ZERO CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES ON RESERVATION. 45 tests 41 negative, 4 pending as of 05.08.20. If there is a confirmed case of coronavirus on the Reservation, we’ll notify the public.
The PCHC Community Health Department follows the same procedure or guidelines as other County Health Departments when a positive covid-19 is identified on our reservation.
Peter Christensen Health Center
PCHC continues to expand services by appointment only.
This includes urgent care, lab, optical, chiropractic and radiology.
It is necessary that you arrive on time for your appointment.
Each person will be screened before entering the clinic and will wear a mask. You can wear your own homemade mask or PCHC has enough PPE/masks to provide to you when you arrive.
Visitors are restricted. Only one guardian per minor is allowed. The guardian will be screened. Expect to be escorted while in the clinic.
We ask for your patience during this process.
Please call PCHC # 715-588-3371
Any other emergency please call 911.
PLEASE WEAR FACE MASKS/COVERINGS TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS. IF YOU NEED A MASK PLEASE CONTACT Leanne Valliere at 715.892.0793 or via email at email@example.com
WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING FACEMASKS/COVERINGS FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS.
**Reminder- to the people donating face masks/coverings to call Leanne to drop to them off so that proper handling occurs before they provided to the general public. We also advise anyone that has received a donated mask wash them prior to utilizing them.
CEDAR-CEDAR BUNDLES-CHAGA-SWAMP TEA STILL AVAILABLE
There is Chaga, Swamp Tea, and Sage & Cedar Bundles available.
You can reach Joe Graveen on Facebook/messenger or at the following Numbers: Office: P:715 588-4238 C: 715-892-0578 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WASH YOUR HANDS – COVER YOUR COUGH- WEAR FACE MASKS- CHI-MIIGWETCH FROM THE LDF ICS TEAM
LAC DU FLAMBEAU BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR CHIPPEWA INDIANS
TRIBAL RESOLUTION NO 133(20)
DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS TO TRIBAL LANDS ON THE LAC DU FLAMBEAU INDIAN RESERVATION
WHEREAS, the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is a signatory to treaties with the United States of America in 1837 (7 Stat., 536; Proclamation, June 15, 1838), 1842 (7 Stat.,591; Proclamation, march 23, 1843), and 1854 (10 Stats., 1109; Proclamation January 10, 1855): and
WHEREAS, the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (“Tribe”), is a recognized Indian Tribe organized pursuant to Section 16 of the Indian Reorganized Act of June 18, 1934, 24 U.S.C. 461 et. Seq.; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Article III, Section 1 of the Lac du Flambeau Constitution and Bylaws (“Constitution and Bylaws”), the governing body of the Tribe is the Tribal Council; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution the jurisdiction of the Tribe shall extend to all the land and water areas within the territory of the Band, and further, for the purpose of exercising and regulating the exercise of rights to hunt, fish, trap, gather wild rice and usual rights of occupancy, such jurisdiction shall extend to all lands and waters described in treaties to which the Band was a party, which treaties provide for such rights”; and
WHEREAS, the Tribal Council has the authority under Article VI, Section 1 (a) to protect and preserve tribal property, and to protect and promote the general welfare of the Tribe; and
WHEREAS, the Tribal Council has the authority under Article VI, Section 1(n) to promulgate legislation, statutes, codes and ordinances, intended to safeguard and promote peace safety, morals, and the general welfare of the Tribe by regulating the conduct of trade and the use and disposition of property within the territory of the Tribe, as defined in Article I, and
WHEREAS, the Tribal Council has the authority under Article VI, Section 1(u) to adopt resolutions or ordinances to effectuate any of the foregoing powers; and
WHEREAS, the Article VII, Section 2 defines Tribal Lands as the unallotted lands of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation, and all lands which may hereafter be acquired by the Tribe or by the United States in trust for the Tribe shall be held as tribal lands; and
WHEREAS, on March 14, 2020, this Tribal Council passed Tribal Resolution no.93(20) declaring a state of emergency as authorized by Chapter 65 of the LDF Tribal Code in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and ordering community mitigation strategies; and
WHEREAS, on March 23, 2020, this Tribal Council passed Tribal Resolution No. 103920) declaring a Shelter-At-Home Order for the Lac du Flambeau Reservation, and instituting a Reservation-wide curfew to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak; and
WHEREAS, Tribal Resolution No. 103(20) and the Shelter-At- Home Order encouraged part-time residents and visitors to return to their permanent residents, and required part-time residents and visitors to register their intent to stay on the Reservation with Tribal Officials; and
WHEREAS, Section 17 of Emergency Order#28 issued by the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services on April 16, 2020 ordered that “[n]on-tribal members should be respectful of and avoid non-essential travel to Tribal territory” and that “Wisconsin’s local governments shall coordinate, collaborate, and share information with the Tribal Nations in their region.”
WHEREAS, the presence of part-time residents and visitors to the Reservation increases the risk of an accelerated COVID-19 outbreak and warrants additional safeguards to protect the lives of all individuals on the Reservation; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, this Tribal Council does hereby proclaim and order that all public boat landings, campgrounds, parks, trails, Tribal roads located within the exterior boundaries of the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation, and the LDF Country Market, the LDF Gas Station, the LDF Smoke Shop, and the LDF Tribal Governmental Building are closed to visitors and any individual not currently sheltering in place on the Reservation while the Shelter at Home and Curfew Order in effect; and be it further
RESOLVED, this Tribal Council does hereby proclaim that permanent residents, enforcement are exempt from this Declaration; and be it further
RESOLVED, that tribal government employees, employees of entities owned by the Tribe, contractors, vendors, emergency services personnel, utility services personnel, law enforcement, employees of educational institutions, and employees of any local, state, or federal government are exempt from this Declaration; and be it further
RESOLVED, this Declaration will take effect at 6:00p.m. April 29, 2020 and shall remain in effect until further notice; and be it further
RESOLVED, the Tribal Council urges surrounding municipalities and counties to close recreational facilities, boat landings, and campgrounds to stop the spread of COVID-19; and be it further
RESOLVED, the Tribal Council will encourage all Tribal Members and Reservation residents to comply with any closures instituted by the surrounding municipalities and counties.
I, the undersigned, as Secretary of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, a tribal government operating under a Constitution adopted pursuant to Section 16 of the Indian Reorganization Act, 25U.S.C., s. 476, do hereby certify that the Tribal Council of the Band is composed of twelve members, of whom eleven were polled on the 28th day of April 2020, and that the foregoing resolution was duly adopted at said meeting by and affirmative vote of seven (W.Stone Sr.,J.Allen, B.Allen, R.Bell,D.allen, G.Thompson, E.Chapman Sr.), none against, none abstaining, four no response and that the said resolution has not been rescinded or amended in anyway
Jamie Allen, Secretary Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians