Fond du Lac Band offers reward in connection with deer threatFond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Chairwoman Karen Diver discovered a dead deer on her lawn on Sunday with a threatening note tucked in its mouth.
By: Jana Peterson, Pine Journal
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Chairwoman Karen Diver discovered a dead deer on her lawn on Sunday with a threatening note tucked in its mouth.
Diver wouldn’t disclose the writing in the note, but said it did not make any references to housing issues on the reservation, as was previously reported in the Duluth News Tribune.
When the FDL Reservation Business Committee met in their regular meeting on Tuesday, they decided to offer a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest or conviction of those who committed the crime.
“We decided to offer the reward because of tremendous community outrage over the incident and to send a strong message that perpetrating fear and intimidation will not be tolerated,” Diver said.
Tribal leaders have offered similar rewards for information on past crimes, including the break-in and theft of some firearms from the band’s Natural Resources Division building.
On Monday, Diver said she has faith in the goodness of the people of Fond du Lac and that she believes the incident was an act of an individual or small group of people who don't have the best interests of the community at heart.
Diver is running for re-election in June.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Fond du Lac Tribal Police at 218-878-8040.