Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

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Updated on 10/23/2020

COVID-19 Case Data

Gogebic:  336 Confirmed Cases

Iron: 398 Confirmed Cases

Ontonagon:  78 Confirmed Cases

Houghton: 885 Confirmed Cases

Vilas:  498 Confirmed Cases

IMPORTANT NOTICE - MANDATORY CURFEW AND LIMITATIONS ON GATHERING:

October 15, 2020 - Effective October 15, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. Midnight, pursuant to Tribal Council Resolution T2020-0111, to preserve the public health and safety of the member residents of the Lac Vieux Desert Reservation and to mitigate the risk of infection and subsequent transfer of illness, any individual on the Reservation shall not loiter, idle or congregate in or on any public street, highway, alley, park or any other public space between the hours of 12:00 a.m. midnight and 6 a.m. Curfew requirements shall be in effect until 6:00 a.m., Monday, November 2, 2020 unless extended by the Tribal Council. Individuals may continue the following activities after curfew:

• Travel to or from employment or to perform the tasks of employment if those tasks necessarily put them in the public space.
• Perform necessary government activities.
• Perform tasks that are necessary to their immediate health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets).
• Provide emergency care for minors, dependents, the elderly, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons.

In addition, all social gatherings or events among persons not part of the same household must be limited to 10 or less individuals and be held in such a way that individuals are able to maintain at least 6 feet between members of different households.

There is no restriction on gatherings of 10 or more persons who reside in the same household.

Failure to abide by the directives of Tribal Council Resolution T2020-111, may be subject to criminal penalties under the Lac Vieux Desert Criminal Code, Section 2-51-5.

 

TRIBAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE SAFETY PROTOCOLS:

October 7, 2020 - Per directive of the Tribal Council, for the safety of Tribal Members and employees, due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases within and immediately outside of the Lac Vieux Desert Community, all Tribal Government offices will be locked and services will be available by appointment only.  Office hours and business operations will continue as normal, please call ahead to schedule an appointment.

 

LVD TRIBAL GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT

The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is committed to taking necessary steps to keep the Tribal community and the Watersmeet community-at-large protected and armed with the most recent information on the COVID-19 outbreak within the Lac Vieux Desert Reservation. Please visit this page often for updated information.

TRIBAL GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVES

  • Mandatory Mask Wearing and Social Distancing, Effective 8/14/2020
    • Pursuant to Tribal Council Resolution T2020-085, effective immediately ALL Residents of the Lac Vieux Desert Reservation are required to properly wear a face covering which fully covers their nose and mouth while in any public place on the Reservation or when in close contact (within six (6) feet) with other individuals. In addition, ALL Residents of the Lac Vieux Desert Reservation must limit all social gatherings or events among persons not part of the same household to ten (10) or less individuals and be held in such a way that individuals are able to maintain at least six (6) feet between members of different households. There is no restriction on gatherings of ten (10) or more persons who reside in the same household. These public health directives shall be enforced under the Lac Vieux Desert Criminal Code, Section 2-51-5 and may subject violators to civil and criminal penalties.

COVID-19 RELIEF PROGRAMS

For more information regarding assistance programs related to COVID-19 such as the LVD Community Cares Fund, LVD Education Assistance Fund, COVID-19 Tribal Member Relief Program, please call the COVID-19 Hotline 1-888-573-0105

 

 

 
What Tribal Members need to know about COVID-19What You Can Do if You are at Higher Risk of Severe Illness from COVID-19

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Now accepting applications....

LVD COMMUNITY EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FUND APPLICATION

FIRST FY2020 TRIBAL MEMBER COVID-19 RELIEF APPLICATION

SECOND FY2020 TRIBAL MEMBER COVID-19 RELIEF APPLICATION

TRIBAL ELDERS COVID-19 HOME REPAIR, UTILITY ASSISTANCE AND WINTERIZATION PROGRAM

Coming Soon....

  • Text Messaging Capabilities to better communicate with Tribal Members and Employees...stay tuned to sign up to receive real time community, program, meeting and other important announcements.
  • NEW LVD Website -  Note: Some menu items and links may not work immediately. Thank you for your patience as we continue to update the new website and improve communication with Tribal Members and the public.  Your feedback is welcome!
  • COVID-19 Tribal Member Relief Applications are available starting August 31, 2020. Applications can be returned in person, by fax and by email at  lvdcovidreliefpayment@lvd-nsn.gov.  Please contact Tribal Treasurer Andrea Russell for more details.

Upcoming Events and Important Dates...

Tribal Council/PEFC Meetings

Public Enterprise and Finance Commission

  • Monday, October 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom

Tribal Council

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom (Special Tribal Council Mtg - LVD Health Center)

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom (Regular Tribal Council Mtg)

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom (Special Tribal Council Mtg - BPL)

  • Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom (Special Tribal Council Mtg - LVD Health Center)

Committee and Board Meetings

Conservation Committee

  • Monday, November 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (Conference Call)
  • Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (Conference Call)
  • Monday, January 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (Conference Call)

LVD Health Board

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Housing Committee

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the LVD Housing Office
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the LVD Housing Office

2020 Tribal Election Information

November 14, 2020 General Election Date

2020 10 15 Special Circumstance Election Notice

Click here for a copy of the Special Circumstance Notice Related to Absentee Ballots

Click here for a copy of Tribal Council Resolution T2020-110 Regarding Special Circumstances

2020 10 15 Tribal Member ID Fee Waiver Notice

Click here for a copy of the Identification Reminder Notice

OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

Click here for a copy of the LVD Constitution

Click here for a copy of the Election Ordinance

Click here for a copy of the Election Ordinance Special Circumstance Provisions

Click here for a copy of the 2020 Election Absentee Ballot Request

Click here for a copy of the 2020 Primary Certified List of Candidates

Click here for the 2020 General Election Sample Ballot

Please see the Official 2020 Election Chronology for additional dates and more information.

 

 

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