The Biden Administration is siding with the Lac du Flambeau Tribe in the lawsuit over road closures on its reservation.
The federal government this month filed a brief in the case, urging the court to dismiss it. Several non-tribal members are suing the tribe over its barricade of their neighborhood last winter. The tribe says it’s owed millions of dollars for the roads that connect those people’s homes with the community off the reservation. The case is pending. The roads remain open under a 90-day negotiation window, but the deadline to reach an agreement and keep the roads open is in June.