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The Community of Lac du Flambeau 

Cultural and Performing Arts Center

A Community United in its Vision

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Council, Tribal elders, Tribal members, Native artists and non-Native residents of the Lac du Flambeau community are united in their vision for a space to proudly present and represent the unique and rich Woodland Indian Arts and Culture of Lac du Flambeau.

Indian Bowl Project

There is an urgent need for the restoration and renovation of the historic Indian Bowl. In addition there is a need to integrate two existing arts and cultural institutions—the George W. Brown Jr. Ojibwe Art and Cultural museum and the Woodland Indian Art Center—and create a unified Lac du Flambeau Multicultural Native Arts Center.

Extensive strategic planning between the community members, project partners and the Lac du Flambeau Tribe has occurred over the past decade.  This preliminary planning indicates the opportunity of a new facility to leverage the cultural and artistic assets of the community for increased economic development, increase culture tourism to the Northwoods region, the retention and creation of jobs, and the preservation of cultural assets for future generations.

The current condition of the Indian Bowl facility and outdoor ampatheater is in a state of disrepair. The Lac du Flambeau Planning Department conducted an Interest & Ideas Survey regarding the Indian Bowl for community-wide input. In addition a community meeting was held to gain input from Tribal members and town residents regarding their vision for the Indian bowl design. The outcome of the survey was reviewed and the Tribe hired the architectural firm of Krech Ojard & Associates in 2004 that performed an on-site review of the existing Indian Bowl structure and provided recommendations for a complete gut and remodel and renovation including recommendation to functionally integrate the existing Cultural Museum into a new facility.

The exemplary artistic practices of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are uniquely expressed in these three existing cultural facilities: The George W. Brown, Jr. Ojibwe Museum and Cultural Center museum which exhibits the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) arts and culture and importantly places it in historical context; the Lac du Flambeau Indian Bowl which has presented traditional Ojibwe dance, powwows, and cultural events since 1951 and was home to a traditional Ojibwe Village; and the Woodland Indian Art Center established to support a living Native Indian arts community and preserve the traditional artistic practices of the Woodland Indians through exhibitions, classes, and gallery sales of contemporary Native American artwork. The new Multicultural Native Arts Center will provide high quality representation of Lac du Flambeau artists and artists from the Woodslands region through museum exhibitions, art-making workshops and classes, educational programming, and broad audience and community engagement and participation.

In addition the art center will assist Native artists with entrepreneurial skill development, leadership training, financial literacy, technical assistance, mentoring, and networking for economic development as well as cultural preservation. Programmatic plans for the facility include traveling exhibitions, artists in residencies, apprenticeship programs, and the development of an extensive Woodland Indian Arts website for marketing and promotion of Native artists working in all disciplines.

The new Multicultrual Native Arts Center in Lac du Flambeau will be the only center of its kind for 200 miles and will deepen and broaden the participation in and appreciation of the Native arts to both Native and non-Native people.

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(715) 588-3303   FAX:(715) 588-7930

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Lac du Flambeau is located in the southwest corner of Vilas County an a small part of the southeast corner of Iron County. Lac du Flambeau has an approximate year round population of 3,004. Lac du Flambeau's major industry is tourism and the population nearly quadruples in the summer months. Lac du Flambeau means place where they spear fish by torchlight, which comes from the French who came to the area and saw the Ojibwe fishing with torches.

Our area affords vacationers and residents the enjoyment of a full range of water sport activities including world-class fishing, boating, swimming, and water-skiing. You can't beat the vivid colors of fall in the Lac du Flambeau area. In the winter, our premier snowmobile trails are second to none.

The Lac du Flambeau reservation was established by the treaty of September 30, 1854. The Reservation is 86,630 acres or 144 square miles. The Reservation consists of 260 lakes, 17,897 surface acres of water, 64 miles of creeks, rivers, and streams, 24,000 acres of wetlands, and 41,733 acres of forested upland. The Tribe owns 45.4%, Tribal Allotted land is 21.4% and Alienated land is 33.1%.

Lac du Flambeau is located in the 34th Assembly, represented by Dan Meyer; the 12th Senate District, State Senator Roger Breske; and the Eighth Congressional District by Mark Green.

Lac du Flambeau has two forms of local government. A Town chairman and three Town Supervisors run the town government. The Town of Lac du Flambeau Government office is located at 109 Old Abe Road.

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is a sovereign nation. Sovereignty means having the right to make decisions and act accordingly, to exercise self-determination. In the case of the Indian Nations, sovereignty involves the dual aspects of identity as nations and jurisdictional authority over tribal lands.

  Lac du Flambeau is delighted to offer five park areas. 
  • LAC DU FLAMBEAU TRIBAL CAMPGROUND, located on Highway 47, not only offers a nationally recognized campground but also a beach open to the public for swimming. There is also a public paved boat launch and place to dock your boat to enjoy the beach as well as a marina where you can rent canoes or motor boats.
  • LEECH BEACH is located on Big Crawling Stone off of Moss Lake Road. This offers an incredibly scenic swimming experience. It has an expansive sand beach that is beneficial for swimmers of all levels.
  • ROSS ALLEN SR. PAVILION is located behind the Lac du Flambeau grade school on Highway 47. There are tennis and basketball courts, a walking/running track, baseball fields and a pavilion with picnic tables and a place for concessions.
  • SAND BEACH is a historical site because it overlooks Strawberry Island and Medicine Rock and is on Flambeau Lake. It is a great place to swim and it offers picnic tables and grills to help you enjoy the view.
  • THUNDERBIRD PARK is located in downtown Lac du Flambeau on Waswagon Street. Along with the great location it also has a pavilion.
  • The Lac du Flambeau Police Department is located downtown, 623 Peace Pipe Road. For all inquiries call (715) 588-7717.
  • Lac du Flambeau Elementary School
    Kindergarten thru 8th
    2899 State Highway 47 South
    Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
    (715) 588-3838
    Average number of students - 455
  • Lakeland Union High School
    9th thru 12th
    9573 State Hwy 70. 
    Minocqua, WI 54548
    (715) 356-5252
    Average number of students - 875
Community Presbyterian Church                                           (715) 588-7150 
Located on Hwy 47 North. 
Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship                     (715) 356-4123

8625 Peggy's Lane

Hwy 47 south to Cty.J East to Woodruff Rd. to Peggy's Lane

Sundays @10:00 a.m.

Lac du Flambeau Bible Baptist Church                           (715) 588-7005
Worship service 11:00am
Wednesday prayer time and Bible Study 7:00pm
Located on Hwy 47 in Lac du Flambeau. 
St. Anthony's of Padua                                                      (715) 588-3148 

Located on Hwy 47 North



Our Lady Queen of Peace (715) 543-8428

Located on Hwy 51 South in Manitowish Waters



St. Isaac Jogues

5214 N. Lakeview Ave., Mercer


(715) 476-2697

Please call to schedule computer time - 588-7001

Monday 10:00 to 4:00
Tuesdays 10:00 to 8:00
Wednesday 10:00 to 5:00
Thursday 10:00 to 5:00
Friday 10:00 to 4:00
Saturday 10:00 to 2:00
Sunday Closed
Closed each day 12:30 - 1:30 for lunch. Except Friday.

Lac Du Flambeau Chamber of Commerce
602 Peace Pipe Road ~ P.O. Box 456 ~ Downtown ~ Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
(715) 588-3346 ~ Fax: (715) 588-9408
TOLL FREE: 1-877-588-3346

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