Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians








 

~Welcome to the Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Website~

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Aug 5, 2020

WATERSMEET, MI --

Tribal Leadership Annoucement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 30, 2020

WATERSMEET, MI --

Tribal Leadership Annoucement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 19, 2020

WATERSMEET, MI --

Tribal Leadership Annoucement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 30, 2020

WATERSMEET, MI --

Tribal Leadership Annoucement

Please click on the above document for full information including critical business hours and tribal stimulus payments.

On March 17, 2020, the Tribe declared a Local State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the currently evolving COVID-19 public health emergency, please be advised that the Council took action today to further ensure the continued safety of all Tribal Members living in the community by issuing a Stay-At-Home Resolution effective at 11:00 a.m. April 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020 unless further modified by the Council. To date Michigan has 6,498 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 184 people have died. The UP has 9 cases / 1 death: : Chippewa Co -1 (MDOC), Luce Co – 1 (MDOC), Gogebic Co – 1 (death), Marquette Co – 3, Houghton Co – 1, Delta Co – 1, Mackinac Co -1. We are monitoring these numbers closely and the Council is working hard to ensure the safety and security of Tribal Members, employees and community members. The Stay-At Home Resolution is a logical and necessary step to ensure that safety and security. We thank you for doing your part in keeping our community safe and preventing the spread of this disease. In addition, the Council took action today to extend the closure of the Lac Vieux Desert Northern Waters Casino Resort through April 30, 2020. We are currently exploring options available to the Tribe under the CARES Act to ensure that much needed relief is received to cover additional costs and loss of revenue being experienced by Tribal Members, the Tribal Government, Tribal Businesses and Tribal Programs. Please contact Human Resources if you need assistance with seeking unemployment benefits. Please contact any Council member to receive information related to other COVID-19 relief measures. COVID-19 Stimulus payments of $500 to each adult Tribal Member will be mailed no later than April 3, 2020. We will update Tribal Members, employees and community members when we have more information.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 23, 2020

WATERSMEET, MI --

Tribal Leadership Annoucement

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Pursuant to the Tribe’s March 17, 2020 State of Emergency Declaration and consistent with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-21: temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not required to sustain or protect life, the Tribal Council has taken steps to protect the health, safety and welfare of Tribal Members, employees and guests by establishing a critical infrastructure list of Tribal employees and modifying the critical infrastructure list for Casino employees, modifying business hours and closing all Tribal Government Buildings to the public. Tribal leadership will continue to work hard to meet the needs of each Tribal Member during these difficult times. Effective 12:01 a.m. on March 24, 2020 until April 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (tentatively):

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 20, 2020

WATERSMEET, MI --

Tribal Leadership Annoucement

Effective March 21st at 11:59 PM the Lac Vieux Desert Northern Waters Casino Resort and Dancing Eagles Hotel will close to the public until April 11th. Effective, March 23rd tribal government operations will be scaled back to implement social distancing. Patients will continue to be seen at both Lac Vieux Desert Health Center locations for essential visits only. Please call ahead to receive hours of operation and check availability if you plan to visit any Tribal government office, the Tribal Court or either Health Center location. Pre-screening for all visitors is required. Please check our websites and social media pages for a complete list of closures and more information on modified business operations. Tribal leadership continues to monitor this situation closely and will provide regular updates.









The tribe originally lived on South Island in Lac Vieux Desert until they moved to the south shore of the lake around 1880.

Fishing, hunting and gathering natural foods has sustained the members of the Lac Vieux Desert Band for years.

After the treaty of 1854, a large portion of the Lac Vieux Desert Band returned to this village from the established reservation at L'anse. When the ceded Indian lands were placed on public sale, the Indian of Katikitegoning pooled part of the yield of their winter hunting, and took the furs to the Public Land Office in Marquette to purchase the land they were living on.

 

Main Tribal Offices:
Address: N4698 US 45 Watersmeet, MI 49969
Phone: 1-906-358-4577


Court/Regulatory:
Address: E23970 Pow wow Trail Watersmeet, MI 49969
Phone: 1-906-358-0330