Rebuilding the Lac du Flambeau
Indian Bowl Performing Arts Center

Ground Blessing Media Release

The Board of Directors of the Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl Living Arts & Culture Center is hosting a Ground Blessing at the site of Lac du Flambeau’s Indian Bowl on Monday, November 2, 2015, at 11:00 am.

The Ground Blessing is a prelude to the groundbreaking planned for spring 2016, and will give thanks for the support of the project and seek blessings for the future facility.

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Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community, Inc. (NNEC) recently received a $300,000 grant for Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl construction from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NNEC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit partner of Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl and the Lac du Flambeau Tribe.

The grant, together with previous funding including a $600,000 HUD ICDBG grant, $100,000 HUD funds from the Minnesota Housing Partnership, and $300,000 from the Lac du Flambeau Tribe, provides the amount needed for the dance grounds amphitheater. An additional $2 million is needed for Phase 2, which will include the Living Arts and Culture Center.

The new Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl Living Arts & Culture Center will honor heritage and tradition, while providing a first-class venue for contemporary expression of living Native culture through the arts.  The new Center will provide a link between the past and future by celebrating the present, and will be a place for artists to meet, exchange, and expand their creative visions. It will also serve as a mecca for celebrations and education for future generations.