Lac Vieux Desert distributes funds to local schools, townships


March 5, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

JAMES WILLIAMS Jr., Tribal Chairman for the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians presents checks to Alan Tulppo,left, director of general education at GOISD, Gerald Pease, Superintendent for Watersmeet Schools, Jim Oliver director of business and finance at GOISD, Mike Rogers, Watersmeet Township supervisor, George Peterson, Gogebic County commissioner and James Williams Jr. Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Chairman.


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WATERSMEET - The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa presented five checks for nearly $140,000 to local townships and school districts on Monday at the Tribal Offices in Watersmeet.

The five recipients of tribal funds were: Watersmeet Township for $89,336; Watersmeet School, $27,019; Gogebic County, $18,101; Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District, $3,909; and McMillian Township, $1,000

Jim Oliver, the GOISD's director of businesses and finance, said the school appreciates the help.

"This years money will be used to fund a C...

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