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Luann Kolumbus Recognized for 38 Years of Service to Tribe

Updated: Mar 21

By Joe Morey

News Editor


After 38 years of working for the LCO Tribe, Luann Kolumbus was honored with gifts from the Tribal Governing Board (TGB) at a special gathering of friends and family at the tribal office.

LCO Chairman Louis Taylor told Luann the Tribe appreciates what she has done for the Tribe through all those years.


“You’ve been so vital to our organization,” Taylor stated.


LCO Vice Chairwoman Lorraine Gouge said Luann has changed the lives of so many people who she’s lives she touched over the years.


In Luann’s last position she was coordinator for a grant program that worked with young men, ages 18 to 24 to live a clean lifestyle. Lorraine said, “You gave guidance to those young men and what you did was very important to each one of them.”


TGB member Don Carley said her expertise and knowledge at the state level was invaluable to the Tribe.


Luann thanked everyone for their words and the gifts. She reminded everyone that the LCO Motorcycle Fundraiser event would be coming up in July. She noted they helped 13 tribal members fighting cancer with their last event.


Top left) Luann with her family from left daughter Dolly, husband Ernie and daughter Angela; LCO Chairman Louis Taylor presents her with a check; Don Carley presents her with wild rice; Michelle Beaudin gifts her a quilt and LCO Vice Chairwoman Lorraine Gouge presents her with a birch bark basket.