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The Bois Forte Urban Office is located at 1308 East Franklin Ave. Suite 112, in Minneapolis. Jacque Wilson is the Urban Office Coordinator. You can reach the office at 612-871-6618 or or click here to be connected to the urban office web page.

Your thoughts on the 2016 State of the Band

a message from Louise Isham


Mii gwech to all who attended the 2016 State of the Band.

Please take a moment to take this survey. Your answers will help make next year even better!

KBFT accepting bids from Contractors to produce Arts & Cultural Heritage projects


KBFT 89.9 Bois Forte Tribal Radio seeks Ojibwemowin speaker to record words, phrases, and conversations for public broadcast. The presenter must be fluent in Ojibwemowin and familiar with the Bois Forte dialect.


Click here for more information.

Survey for Current Northern Eagle Credit Union Members


If you are a CURRENT credit union member, please fill out this online survey to let us know how we're doing! It's anonymous and you could win one of our NEFCU gift bags! These include a logoed backpack, powerbank, financial journal, etc.

Great Lakes Native American Medical School Applicant Workshop  - Accepting Applications through Feb. 15


For more information on applying click here.

Community Survey Results


Mii gwech to everyone who participated in the Community Survey to gather input for an update of the Strategic Plan. Respondents to the survey were eligible for a prize drawing. Marissa Goodsky is the winner of the flat screen television. 


The survey responses have been tabulated and a summary of the results is now available for the community. Click the link below to read the survey results.


Elder Committee meeting dates for 2016


The 2016 Elder Activity Committee meeting dates are now available on the Elder page.


Click here for the complete schedule. All meeting begin with lunch at 11 a.m. followed by the meeting at 11:30 a.m.



Bois Forte Forestry intends to hire prior to the 2016 fire season:

1 Forest Technician

1 Fire Aide


Additional local and national employment opportunities exist as Federal AD / Casual firefighters.


Both positions require that the applicants be pre-qualified as wildland  firefighters. Introductory wildland firefighter training courses take approximately 40-50 hours. It also takes a minimum of several weeks to obtain the necessary training certificates and medical clearance prior to being hired.


lf you are interested in becoming pre-qualified for either of these positions, please immediately Contact  Forestry at 218-757-3177 EXT.1 


Click here for an overview of the future Forestry Tech position.


On the Spot Interviews for Fortune Bay Jobs - February 16


From 1 - 3 p.m. on February 16 learn about some of the reasons our team members love working at Fortune Bay Resort Casino and have an on the spot interview.

Transportation is available to employees from Nett Lake to Fortune Bay and Tim Hortons.



First Time Home buyer Workshop - March 12


Learn steps to becoming a homeowner, h ow to prepare financially, t he importance of credit and r responsibilities of home ownership, plus MORE! Hosted by Bii Gii Wiin CDLF, training will take place at 1508 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55404. To register please call 612-354-2249 or email: Facebook: or click here for more information.



The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe announces the dates for the upcoming Primary and Regular Election. Click here to read the complete announcement.

Election 2016 Information


Click here for important election information for candidates for the Reservation Tribal Council or individuals interested in serving as Election Judges.



2015 – 2016 Regular Election


Click here to view a complete copy of the 2015 - 2016 Regular Election Calendar.

January Bois Forte News


The January Bois Forte News has been posted. Click here to view a copy.

Cement Mason’s Training  - Coming Soon


Cement Mason's Training will be offered in New Brighton, MN and is open to all band members, on & off the Reservation. Keep watching this website for more information on dates and times.

Nett Lake C-Store Winter Hours


Effective November 9th, the new Nett Lake C-Store hours are:

Mon- Thurs - 7am - 8pm
Fri- 7am - 10pm
Sat. 8am - 10pm
Sun. - 9am - 5pm.

These hours are a reflective of the season, and will change back to summer hours in May of next year.

Burial Fund Application Updated


The Bois Forte Burial Fund helps pay funeral expenses for Band members and provides assistance to families after the death of a loved one. The maximum amount available for funeral expenses is $6,000. Click here to download the revised application.


New Tribal Enrollment Identification Card


In order to get a new Identification Card, Band Members will still need to present documentation that establishes their identity. This is a requirement by the State of Minnesota and a card will not be issued without the required documents.


The cards that some Band Members may have are still valid and a re-issue fee of $12 will be charged if the Band Member would like a new card prior to their current cards expiration date.


One of the benefits of the new Identification Card is that the card program runs off of the same database that Enrollment staff use to keep Band Member information current. So if a Band Member has already presented an Original Certified Birth Certificate it should be in the database. Band Members will still need to present a secondary form of identification.


Click here to see the Policy & Guidelines for Issuance of Tribal Enrollment Picture Identification Cards and the forms of identification that are needed to get a Tribal Identification Card.


If you have questions, call the enrollment office at 218-757-3261 ext. 162 or email the Enrollment Coordinator at

A phone call or email before coming to get an identification card is appreciated. This will prevent Band Members from traveling to Nett Lake only to find out that they need a secondary form of identification or are required to pay a fee.

Bois Forte Photo Contest Update


Continue to check the Bois Forte Photo Contest website for entries and winners


Enrollment Office Needs Your Help to Locate Band Members


If you know any of the individuals on this list, please have them call the Enrollment office at 218-757-3261 EXT. 162. If you know that someone on the list is deceased, please send documentation of death (Memorial card, Obituary, Death Certificate, etc) to Bois Forte Enrollment Office 5344 Lakeshore Drive, Nett Lake, MN 55772.

Need a Notary Public?


Bois Forte offers several options for notary public services:


In Nett Lake, visit or call the Government and Community Services Building, 218-757-3261 and ask for Davelle Jones, Frances “Nikki” Irving, Kathleen “Patsy” Adams, Sidra Starkovich, Victoria “Wick-o” Villebrun, or Janell Smith.


The Health Office (757-3295)staff who are notaries include:
Amanda Goggleye, Kathie Holman, Ericka Cote, and Jill Schuchard.


Family Services Building (757-3295) staff who are notaries:
Panda Whiteman and Pam Hughes.

DNR/Environmental Services ( 757-3261) notaries:
Thomas Burr and Tara Geshick.


In Vermilion:

Vermilion Center: Geraldine Hanks 753-4542


Vermilion Clinic: Cheryl Debelak 753-2182


New Moon: Muriel Deegan 753-3131


At Fortune Bay, 800-992-7529, notaries are:
Tara Wagner, Rochelle Bristol and Nicole Ayres .

New Moon is Accepting Applications


New Moon Housing is accepting applications for 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. 

Call 218-753-3131 or 218-326-5314 to request an application.

Bois Forte Emergency Fund


The Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) was established by the Bois Forte Tribal Council to help Band members deal with emergencies. The 2016 EAF has money available for qualified applicants. To learn more about the EAF or to download the Guidelines & Application, visit the Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) page by clicking on this link.

Please note, applicants need to provide all three of the following: a signed application, proof of denial from another funding source, a quote or bill for the item you are requesting assistance with. Applications that do not include all three of the above items are considered incomplete.

Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Vermilion and on the grounds of Fortune Bay Resort, Casino & Golf Course. We are dedicated to telling the Bois Forte Ojibwe story-as our name-Atisokanigamig or LEGEND HOUSE tells.




Last update: 02.04.16

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