2018 ELECTION INFORMATION
NOTICE ALL BOIS FORTE ELIGIBLE VOTERS
On May 9, 2018, the Bois Forte Election Contest Judge issued an Order on Remand from the Minnesota Chippewa Tribal Election Court of Appeals. On April 20, 2018, the Election Contest Judge had decided that a new primary election should be conducted because of delays in sending out some absentee ballots that had been requested. That order was appealed, and on May 8, 2018, the Tribal Court of Election Appeals issued a decision: (1) denying the appeals; (2) affirming the Contest Judge’s decision to set aside the results of the April 3, 2018, Primary Election; and (3) remanding the matter to the Election Contest Judge to specify the conditions under which a new primary election will be held.
The Election Contest Judge’s Order on Remand ordered: (1) that the new primary would have the same slate of candidates that were certified to stand for the April 3, 2018, Primary Election; and (2) that the Bois Forte General Election Board was to implement the election process immediately and that it must coordinate the timing and details of the new Primary Election under the direction and guidance of the Executive Director of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.
The timeline for the New Primary Election is:
July 10, 2018 - New Primary Election
September 18, 2018 - Regular Election*
ALL ABSENTEE VOTING REQUIREMENTS APPLY.
As provided in Section 2.2(B)(1) of the Election Ordinance, the General Reservation Election Board will accept signed written requests from eligible voters. Voters must be at least 18 years old on the date of the election. The requests must be hand-delivered, mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to the Board.
Fax No.: (218) 757-0116
NOTE: To obtain an absentee ballot you must request one for the New Primary Election of July 10, 2018. If you sent a request for an absentee ballot prior to May 9, 2018, it is invalid and will not be honored. You must send a new signed, written request.
*This timeline reflects events and time periods applicable to all MCT Elections under MCT Election Ordinance (Rev. 12/14/2017).
Questions should be directed to the General Election Board by telephone at (218) 757-0276 or by email at email@example.com
Bois Forte Tribal Identification Cards Available at the Bois Forte Urban Offices
Minneapolis Urban Office:
1308 East Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Duluth Urban Office:
206 West 4th Street #204
Duluth, MN 55806
PLEASE BRING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TO GET AN ID:
• ORGINIAL CERTIFIED BIRTH CERTIFICATE (NO PHOTOCOPIES)
• STATE ISSUED DRIVER’S LICENSE
• STATE ISSUED IDENTIFICATION CARD
• FOR REPLACMENT CARDS AND FOR ANY CHANGES MADE BEFORE THE EXPIRATION DATE, THERE WILL BE A $12.00 FEE
For more information, Contact: Alanna Drift @ 218-757-3261, ext. 162
Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship
The Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship (ECS) is an annual award program administered by the Minnesota Department of Education, Office of Indian Education. This scholarship is intended to aid American Indian students in their pursuit of higher education opportunities. Awards generally range from $1000-$4000 per academic year, but can and do vary. FT students and Graduate students may be awarded at a higher rate.
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Summer Academic Enrichment Program
Academic summer camps for students in grades 3 to 11
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is pleased to announce the 2018 Summer Academic Enrichment Program!
The Summer Academic Enrichment program will provide stipends on a first-come, first-serve basis, to cover all or a portion of the direct cost for students in grades 3-11 to attend eligible summer academic enrichment programs in summer 2018.
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BOIS FORTE HOUSING NOTICE
ELDER/DISABLED MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
It’s that time of year again to register for the Elder & Disabled Maintenance Program. Click on the link below to review and download the registration form and program information. Make sure to complete the form and return to Kathleen Adams, Housing’s Administrative Assistant, no later than November 15, 2017.
Program Information Flyer | Registration Form
Bois Forte Energy Assistance
The 2017-2018 Energy Assistance Applications now available.
Click HERE for more information.
Bois Forte Emergency Fund Program
The Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) was established by the Bois Forte Tribal Council to help Band members deal with emergencies. Currently there are NO funds available. Please check back for future updates.