Public Notices

ATS-Associated Training Services Information/Recruitment Session

  • Date: August 26, 2016
  • Time: 1-4pm
  • Place: Lake of the Torches Convention Ctr. Lac Du Flambeau WI
  • Class-A Commercial Driver Training
  • Heavy Equipment 1 & 2
  • Mobile Crane 1 & 2
  • Rigger/Signalperson Certification
  • Truck Driving

Heavy equipment operators, mobile crane operators, and truck drivers have always been some of the most stable and well paying occupations in America. People depend on these skilled professionals for much of what it takes to build and maintain our highways, roads, bridges, buildings, housing, and public lands.

Building a skilled-workforce in Indian Country is vital in promoting the NAHP-Native American Hiring Provision and ensuring our Tribal Members have great employment opportunities.

National accrediation and national Credentials make it easy for ATS graduates to find employment anywhere in the country! Call Brooks at (715)439-3947 for more info. or send an email to bbigjohn@ldftribe.com

Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School Board Nominations and Election Information

There are two positions available for the 2015-2018 school board. The positions are one community representative and one parent representative.

As defined by the organization by-laws, the process of nomination for these two seats is:

  • Community representatives are nominated and voted on by Board, staff, and parents during general elections (Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School by-laws 4.2a).
  • Parent representatives are nominated and voted on by current parents during general elections (Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School by-laws 4.2c).

Members of the board serve three-year terms.

Nominations are open from October 29, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. through November 18, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Please submit name and position to Waadookodaading (offices located in the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School Elementary wing) within this time frame.

Voting will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Waadookodaading administrative offices. If you have any questions or concerns, please call (715) 634-8924 x 1283.

FY 2015 INDIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

Pursuant to 20 CFR 1003.604, Citizen Participation, information must be provided to the public about the Indian Community Development Block Grant program. A Citizen Participation process is required that includes provision of the following information:

  • AMOUNT OF FUNDS AVAILABLE
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has $58,856,810 available for the program nationally; Lac Courte Oreilles is eligible to apply for $600,000.
  • ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES
    Projects can include new housing construction (in certain circumstances), housing rehabilitation, land acquisition to support new housing, homeownership assistance, public facilities and improvements, economic development, and microenterprise programs.
  • AFFORDING RESIDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW AND COMMENT ON THE APPLICANT'S PERFORMANCE UNDER ANY ACTIVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT.

In order to permit residents of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe to examine and appraise the tribe's application for funds under the HUD ICDBG Program, the Tribe has provided program information and asks for tribal citizen comments. Citizens may comment by calling the Tribal Office number at (715) 634-8934 and ask for Jason Weaver at extension 7386, Lorene Wielgot at 7464, or Will Gouge at (715) 634-0345. They will be available to answer your questions.

2015 Community Development Statement

The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe will make application for a new Wastewater Treatment Plant to replace the existing system. The current plant is a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) that is at capacity. It is twenty years old and is experiencing equipment malfunctions: (1) it is overflowing and the plumbing breaks; (2) it is not treating waste as designed; (3) only one of its two reactors is working; and (4) the discharge to groundwater exceeds EPA's safe nitrogen levels. An engineering firm and the Indian Health Service have recommended that the SBR be replaced with a lagoon system estimated at $3.5 million dollars.

Annually, the Indian Health Service (IHS) compiles a database entitled “Sanitation Deficiency System” of prioritized water, wastewater, and solid waste needs affecting Tribes. The SBR wastewater treatment plant at Lac Courte Oreilles is ranked priority number one of the Sanitation Deficiency System of the Bemidji Area Indian Health Service, which includes all Tribes in Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin. The Wastewater Treatment Plant is critical to the health and well-being of the Lac Courte Oreilles Community: the system serves the LCO K-12 School System, the LCO Ojibwe Community College, Tribal Government, Boys & Girls Club, Health Center, all tribal businesses, and 256 residential connections. Failure of the SBR would be catastrophic to the community.

In addition to the Indian Community Development Block Grant, other sources of funding will include grants and loans from the Indian Health Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Emergency Closure Order No. 15-01

Pursuant to 6 LCOTCL 1.330, the following acts are prohibited on Reservation Lands, meaning those lands, including the beds of any streams and flowages, located within the exterior boundaries of the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation lands as well as off-reservation lands under the jurisdiction and purview of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe:

  • The cutting of any Birch including “Timber” as defined in 6 LCOTCL 1.201(75), “Lodgepole(s)” as defined in 6 LCOTCL 1.201(40), “Bough(s)” as defined in 6 LCOTCL 1.201(5), and/or “Branch(es)” as defined in 6 LCOTCL 1.201(7).

This activity will be prohibited from the date of this Order through December 31, 2015 or otherwise until an analysis of the harvest implication of these species on Reservation Lands is completed pursuant to the Lac Courte Oreilles Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP).

The following persons are exempt from this Order:

  • Any person in possession of a Religious or Ceremonial Use permit issued pursuant to 6 LCOTCL 1.109; or
  • Any duly authorized employee of tribe working in the performance of an official duty.

Executed on this 25th day of August, 2015. Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 per individual pursuant to 6 LCOTCL 1.408.

Firewood Home Delivery Changes

Please be advised that as of August 24, 2015, there have been some changes to the Firewood Home Delivery Program and to the Tribal Woodlot Program. Due to increased costs of operation, the following changes have been made to the Home Delivery Program prices:

Elders/Disabled Loads
5 Cords — $200
10 Cords — $350

Regular Loads
5 Cords — $350
10 Cords — $600

You are only allowed to purchase one load of wood per season.

To receive a punch card to utilize the Tribal Woodlots, you must pay a fee of $25. One punch card is available per home, per season. No exceptions.

To qualify for these programs, you must be a LCO Tribal Member living on the Reservation and firewood must be your primary source of heat.

You are only allowed to utilize one program or the other. No exceptions.

Punchcards Now Being Issued

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, the LCO Conservation Department will begin to issue punchcards for the firewood lots. There is a $25 fee for the punchcard and you will need to present a current tribal ID. We have copies available of tribal resolution No. 15-94 regarding the updated firewood harvesting regulations.

Beginning Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, the Ashegon firewood lot will be open.

The firewood lot will be open every Tuesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please make sure to read the updated regulations.


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Badgers(previously unreleased) at the 2015 Lac Courte Oreilles Homecoming Celebration & Powwow.

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