LaRush Recognized for Participation in Mississippi River Walk 2013
May 15, 2013
Barbara LaRush of Lac Courte Oreilles joined others from across the nation to participate in the 2013 Mississippi River Walk, a long-distance trek to raise awareness of water quality issues. Starting in Lake Itasca State Park in Minnesota on March 1, walkers traveled the length of the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.
LaRush was recognized May 15th at a ceremony in the Peter Larson room of the Tribal Office. The ceremony included a luncheon with an Honor Song by the LCO Badger Singers and plaque presentation by the Tribal Governing Board.
Wisconsin Senator Jerry Petrowski Attends Tribal Governing Board Meeting (with audio)
Wisconsin State Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Dist. 29) attended the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board meeting April 29, 2013. Listen to the interview with Sen. Petrowski below:
Chairman Thayer Delivers State of the Tribes Address to State Legislators at the Wisconsin Capitol
Rebroadcast Courtesy IndianCountryTV.com
Lac Courte Oreilles Chairman Gordon Thayer delivered the State of the Tribes Address at the Wisconsin State Capitol April 9th.
Thayer urged Wisconsin legislators to improve communication with the state's tribes, primarily speaking about the mining issue and tribal declarations for the 2013 spearfishing season. He also encouraged lawmakers to consult with the tribes before major decisions that impact resources are made.
U.S. EPA Names LCO Tribal Governing Board Secretary and GLIFWC Chairman Mic Isham to New Great Lakes Advisory Board
March 25, 2013
Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board Secretary and Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) Chairman Mic Isham has been named to the newly-formed Great Lakes Advisory Board by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 14th.
The Great Lakes Advisory Board will provide feedback directly to the EPA on how best to protect the Great Lakes, the largest surface freshwater system on Earth. The board will support implementation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).
On behalf of 16 federal agencies, the EPA named Isham to a two-year appointment to the board, joining 17 other professionals from across the U.S.