Odaawaa-Zaaga’iganiing, the Lac Courte Oreilles Band, will sustain our heritage, preserving our past, strengthening our present, and embracing our future. We will defend our inherent sovereign rights and safeguard Mother Earth. We will provide for the educational, health, social welfare, and economic stability of the present and future generations.
The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board is an elected body of seven representatives who act as the governing authority of the Band and it’s tribal membership.
The current Board consists of Michelle Beaudin, Bill Trepanier, Tweed Shuman, Louis Taylor, David Bisonette, Don Carley and Gary “Little Guy” Clause. (new picture coming soon)
The tribal governing board members are elected to serve four-year terms, with elections staggered every two years. Most recently, Louis Taylor, Tweed Shuman and Don Carley were elected in June of 2021. Board members Michelle Beaudin and Gary “Little Guy” Clause were re-elected in June 2023, with Bill Trepanier and David Bisonette being the newest members of the TGB elected in June 2023.
Following each election, the Board chooses a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer from within its members.