We, the Anishinabeg, the people of Odaawaa-Zaaga'iganiing, the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe, 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 41st Annual Honor the Earth Pow Wow and Homecoming Celebration was held July 18-20th with hundreds of dancers, spectators and drummers from all over in attendance.
This year's Anishinaabekwe Deanna Baker was honored in a ceremony held Saturday. The event was dedicated to the memory of Eugene Begay, Sr.
A dedication and prayer ceremony was held Thursday, July 17th, for the new cabin addition at The Landing Resort.
The cabin is called the “Muskie Cabin” and will be the ninth cabin at the Chippewa Flowage resort.
The Muskie Cabin sits by itself on the point just south of the resort with privacy and views of the sunrise & sunset. A one level three bedroom with redwood stained half-log exterior will complete this great looking setting on the Chippewa Flowage.
WOJB radio staff recently attended The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) Conference in Reston, VA. Station manager Sid Kellar, John Andersen and Curtis Crone made the trip to Virgina representing LCO.
While there, WOJB staff met with other Native, Latino & African American radio stations from across the country.
The first gathering was entitled “Native Radio at NFCB” where they met with other Native stations. Introductions were made and laughs were had, but then it was down to business.
During various breakout sessions during three days, WOJB staff learned a lot about new aspects and technologies affecting the radio world. They learned how these pertain to Native stations trying to stay alive in a digital age of social media, iPods and satellite radio. Discussion of new ways to seek funding and how budget cuts are affecting the industry. Staff learned a few things from the other stations that will help them continue providing quality content.
WOJB was one of the first Native stations to be on the airwaves back in 1982 and it was an honor for them to help those new stations with advice and insight to help them also stay on the air for many years to come.
The LCO Newsletter is published and distributed monthly and can be picked up at the Tribal Office or one of many businesses and locations around the reservation. Each month it is also published in digital format online for download.
Visit the LCO Elders News page and read monthly updates from around the Lac Courte Oreilles community. Download a full PDF version of the Elders Newsletter for even more upcoming events and news that affects the elders of LCO.
The Lac Courte Oreilles Forester functions as a forester for the management of the forest resources located on fee lands owned by the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation. The total area of responsibility encompasses all fee lands owned by the Tribe within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation.