Student Spotlight: Misty Jackson

Name: Misty M Jackson, Binesi Ogiizhigokwe (ThunderBird Sky Woman) Major: Science & Native American Studies Primary Site: Lac du Flambeau About you: Bad River member, Eagle Clan, Lac du Flambeau - 1st descendant; non-traditional student Why did you decide to pursue a college degree with Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College? I retired from the US Army in 2015, and wanted to start back to college somewhere friendly and with the same values as me. The LDF Outreach Site is a very short distance from where I stay in Lac du Flambeau, and where I had previously participated in Beading, Applique and Genealogy workshops. My familiarity with the college was a big part of my choice to apply t

LCO’s Community Garden Is Stepping Stone to Food Sovereignty

When visiting the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (LCOOCC) in Hayward, Wisconsin, one will notice how sandy the soil is there. The last glacier shaped the rolling hills and open meadows, creating rivers, streams, lakes, and bogs. The LCOOCC campus grounds are filled with the glacial till of sand and gravel. Like many other Native American peoples, the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (LCO) were pushed onto a reservation with less than desirable lands. Although the reservation is within their traditional homeland, the band suffered losses of prime wild rice beds, berry patches, sugar bushes, and hunting grounds. Their original village, called Pahquahwong, was es

Student Advocates at AIHEC Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C.

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College student Robin Powless joined College staff and Board of Regents in advocating for renewed funding at the 2019 AIHEC Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. Major: Liberal Arts, Ojibwe Certificate Primary Site: Bad River Outreach What was your initial reaction to being asked to attend AIHEC Legislative Summit in D.C? I received a voicemail late one afternoon from Mary Revoy Lopez in TRiO, she asked if I would consider taking a trip to Washington D.C., I don’t remember much more of the message. It was late in the day on a Friday, probably around 4:00p.m., I spent the weekend wondering what the whole situation was about. I do remember that she said I

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Welcomes Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College will welcome Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin’s 45th Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes tomorrow, February 26, 2019. “We embrace the opportunity to host Wisconsin’s first African American Lieutenant Governor to discuss the College’s powerful role in the State’s educational, economic, and social future.” says Dr. Russell Swagger, President of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College. The community is invited to join Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College in welcoming the Lieutenant Governor 11:30 am - 12:00 pm in the James “Pipe” Mustache Auditorium at the College (13466 W. Trepania Rd., Hayward, WI 54843).

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Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (LCOOC) is a non-profit Ojibwe tribal community college.  We are an open-door institution which welcomes anyone who would like to work toward a better tomorrow.  LCOOC does not discriminate based upon race and will not deny admission to any Native student regardless of tribal enrollment or affiliation. We are compliant with Title IX which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.


LCO Ojibwe College
13466 W. Trepania Rd.
Hayward, WI 54843

Phone: 715.634.4790
Toll-Free: 888.526.6221
Fax: 715.634.5049

LCOOC Sustainable Agriculture Research Station

13457W Froemel Rd.

Hayward, WI 54843


Phone: 715.634.9666


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