Sokaogon Chippewa Community

The Sokaogon Chippewa Community Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is located in the Town of Nashville, in Forest County, Wisconsin. The reservation is southwest of the city of Crandon.

The Mole Lake Indian Reservation is 4,904.2 acres in size, and includes land around Rice Lake, Bishop Lake and Mole Lake.

Approximately 500 Tribal Members live on the reservation, with an additional 1,000 Members living off the reservation.

The Sokaogon Chippewa Community continues to harvest wild rice and spear fish in traditional ways and exercise their treaty rights.

The Tribe utilizes state of the art technology to protect the resources of their environment for future generations.

The Tribe uses gaming revenues wisely by investing in cultural preservation and restoration projects, environmental planning of their resources, education of their community members, and social programs that enhance the general health and welfare of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community.

View our history here.

Tribal Council 2023

2023 Tribal Council:

Left to Right:  Sonya Smith, Treasurer; Robert J. Smith, Jr., Vice Chairman; Robert VanZile, Jr., Chairman; Leelyn VanZile, Councilman I; Rachel DeCorah Toyebo, Secretary; Caleb McGeshick, Councilman II.


The Sokaogon Chippewa Community owns and operates the Mole Lake Casino & Lodge.