Welcome to the Official Website of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

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.

Wis., Mont. Senators Visit LCO, Tour Waadookodaading Where Students Present

Mont. Senator Jon Tester (left) and Wis. Senator Tammy Baldwin (right) tour the LCO School.

Lac Courte Oreilles welcomed Senators Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Montana Senator Jon Tester, Thursday, October 23rd.

Sens. Baldwin and Tester, who is also Chairman of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee, spent the morning touring LCO Ojibwe Community College, WOJB Radio, and also made a special stop at the Waadookodaading Language Immersion School, where the senators were serenaded by special songs performed by the students.

“I couldn't be happier of our students and staff at Waadookodaading, their presentation to the senators made me so proud of our community and what we've accomplished,” said LCO Tribal Governing Board Chairman Michael “Mic” Isham Jr. “During the musical presentation I was so proud I had to fight off tears welling up in my eyes. And the senators were impressed by what they saw.”

Law Enforcement Explorer Classes Held For Sawyer Co. H.S. Students

The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department, Sawyer County Sheriff's Department, and the City of Hayward Police Department, have joined together to form a Law Enforcement Explorer Program in Sawyer County. The program includes high school students from all the high schools in Sawyer County.

Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.

On October 7, 2014, the program kicked off with 10 students. The first class the students were in was defense and arrest tactics. The students then were able to practice their new tactics with instructors. The program consists of a 10 week training academy, where students meet once a week and are taught a new subject. Subjects range from firearms training, emergency vehicle operations, high risk traffic stops to search and rescue operations and CPR training. At the end of the academy students will graduate from the training portion of the program and then be eligible to do ride a longs with the officers in the departments.

Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School Seeks Donations

The Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School is hoping the public and LCO community can help raise much needed funds for the school to continue its programming at LCO.

To help cover a funding gap, Waadookodaading is seeking funding from those who would like to help sustain the school and support its mission to promote Ojibwe language and tradition among its students. The school has established an online donation site for anyone interested in contributing to do so securely online.

Lac Courte Oreilles Derek Taylor: A Wildland Firefighter

Derek Taylor from Lac Courte Oreilles, returned home on Wednesday, September 30th, after his 3rd call for wildland firefighting this summer. For the past 3 years Derek has readily committed himself to the demand of service called on him due to the Nation's wildland fire emergencies.

Derek received his wildland firefighter certification in 2012, at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College. Derek is also a 2012 graduate with an Associate's Degree in Natural Resources. Since his certification Derek has served 3 of his summers being available to the demand of firefighting. This past spring Derek completed a chainsaw certification specific to firefighting. This certification promoted Derek's status to a B-Faller Certifier, with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Great Lakes Agency.

This summer he has been sent to the states of Washington, Oregon, Utah and California. Derek's latest assignment was the King fire located in Northern California. This fire was considered one of the largest fires and 2nd most expensive fires in this state.


LCO Newsletter

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.

LCO Elders News

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.

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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
The LCO Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will provide guidance and counseling to Native Americans with disabilities for services available through the Tribe's Vocational Rehabilitation Program. The counselor will serve a broad range of consumers with physical, mental, and sensory disabilities.