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.
Lac Courte Oreilles will host a community forum concerning synthetic drugs at the LCO Convention Center on Thursday, March 20, 2014 beginning at 6 p.m.
Panelists slated to be on-hand for the event include: Jay Smith, Wisconsin Department of Justice; Lynn Sherman, RN, Sawyer County Public Health; Dan Ross, Sawyer County Sheriff's Department; Jody Petit, LCO Behavioral Health Program; and Dianne Sullivan, Prevention Education Coordinator.
Events include a question and answer session, and light food will be served. This event is free and open to the public! If you are concerned about the impact of synthetic drugs within our community, please plan to attend this forum.
by Rick St. Germaine
Karen Breit is running for County Board in the 13th District of Sawyer County. People of New Post need to get out the vote to support her. She comes from the Fleming family. She only needs 175 votes to win. The Tribe needs representatives on the County Board. Election polling sites are in Hunter and Radisson on Tuesday, April 1st.
Brian Bisonette has a world view and organizational understanding that makes him a valued leader in any setting. His contribution to County and Town leadership is way overdue. Boulevard, Co Hwy K, KTown, Co Hwy E to north Reserve, School House Road … let's elect one of our own to the County Board. Vote at Bass Lake Town Hall in Northwoods Beach on April 1.
Trina Starr is one of the best minds and hearts we have at LCO. She came close to winning the last election for School Board at Hayward. Let's show Sawyer County the power of the pen! Vote for Trina Starr on April 1. Our children deserve Indian representation on the School Board.
Valerie Barber carries her father's wisdom and intellect. Her mother was a model of Ojibwe tradition and dignity. Valerie is a revered military Veteran, a talented educator, human service provider, and leader of our Tribe. She will represent everyone.
The LCO Health Care Center and staff are pleased to announce the opening of the LCO Elder's Clinic January 27, 2014. We have seen an increasing demand in the specialization of Geriatric care in United States and in our community. To define Geriatric care; a specialization, evidence based on the research of the Elderly over 55 years of age.
The world population is aging. By 2050 one in five will be over the age of 65 years of age, and those over 85 will be showing the greatest increase in numbers. The number of those living to 100 years of age is projected to grow more than 20 times the rate of the total population by 2050. The older population is healthier, better educated and expect a higher quality of life. Healthy aging is now an achievable goal for many.
The Lac Courte Oreille Tribal Court would like to announce the dates of its community forums. These forums will be held on the following dates at three different locations.
The forums or “listening sessions” are being held as a part of our community assessment to encourage members of the community to voice their concerns of general safety and wellbeing. The assessment is meant to gather information from the community about how we can improve the justice system of the tribe. Hearing about concerns of the community will help us in developing ways to address these concerns through our work. We know people are busy with their families, jobs and responsibilities so to make it easier for families; we are planning on providing a meal and child care for families at the community forums/listening sessions.
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.
This special section contains information about the proposed Penokee Hills Mine and about the LCO Harvest camp which has been established in the area. Also provided are maps and overview PDF documents for download outlining more information about the mine.
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