Lac du Flambeau Band names new council president
The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin finally has a new tribal council president.

Jerome “Brooks” Big John, 48, was named president on Monday night. He replaces Carl Edwards, who abruptly resigned in November.

Big John said his main goal is uniting the tribe and the council. “There has been a lot of distrust and we need to create unity within our reservation and our community, starting at our council level," he told News Of The North. "We can agree to disagree.”

He also said he will be looking into the tribe's financial issues, which include a default on a $50 million bond.

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Big John named president of Lac du Flambeau Tribe, vows unity (News Of The North 2/9)
Expert: Lac du Flambeau tribe hurt by lapse in leadership, bad business decision (Wisconsin Public Radio 2/9)

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