Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
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.
Information of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe
LCO Tribal Governing Board
The Board members, "promote the general welfare to the Band and to carry out the provisions and purposes of this Constitution and Bylaws."
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 (pictured L-R front) Michelle Beaudin, Chairman Louis Taylor, Vice Chairwoman Lorraine Gouge, (L-R standing) Secretary-TreasurerTweed Shuman, Glenda Barber, Don Carley and Gary "Little Guy" Clause.
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, Glenda Barber, Lorraine Gouge and Gary "Little Guy" Clause are up for re-election in June of 2023.
Following each election, the Board chooses a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer from within its members.
LCO Tribal Judge
Boys & Girls Club
LCO Ojibwe School
LCO Ojibwe Community College
715-634-8924 ext. 1229
Dr. Russell Swagger, President
715-634-4790 ext. 138
LCO Vocational Rehabilitation
Income Maintenance, Child Care Coordinator
Office: 715-634-8934 Ext 7468
Pineview Funeral Service
Big Fish Golf Club
William LaPointe, General Manager
Elder & Disabled Services
Rosalie Gokee, Director
Tribal Aging & Disability Services
LCO Accounting Department
Bill Cadotte, Interim Director
LCO Tribal Police
715-634-8934 ext. 7462
LCO Health Center
Gary Girard, ED. D., M.S., B.A, Director and LCO Public Health Officer
Joe Morey, PR Director & News Editor
LCO Daycare Center
Attorney General's Office
Marie Wooten, Director
James H. Schlender Jr, Attorney General
WOJB 88.9 FM
Information Technology Dept.
Karl Habeck, Director
715-634-2100 ext. 7306
Bruce Hatlan, IT Director