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BOIS FORTE URBAN OFFICE

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 Urbanoffice@boisforte-nsn.gov or click here to be connected to the urban office web page.

ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST

 

Now is the time to send in your request for an absentee ballot for the June 14 General Election for District I Representative. Click here for a copy of the request form that can be mailed, faxed, or dropped off during normal business hours at the Government and Community Services Center in Nett Lake. Email is also accepted if your signature is scanned into the message.


Youth netting clinic THIS Friday, May 6, at Vermilion Center

 

For the fifth year in a row, Bois Forte staff in Vermilion and the 1854 Treaty Authority will host a netting clinic for youth from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 6 (May 13 is alternate weather day).

 

Terry Strong is coordinating the cultural event that will include a ceremony, lessons on Treaty rights, canoe safety, netting and fileting. Ray Toutloff will cook lunch for all the students from schools in ISD 707 and 2142. Lunch box meals will be available for those who don't want to eat fish. Contact Vermilion Human Services office for more information 1-218-753-2347.


May Bois Forte News

 

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


Ethel Curry American Indian Indian Leadership Scholarship Acception Applications Until May 31

 

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Office of Indian Education is pleased to announce that the Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship program is seeking applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.  These awards are quite competitive; therefore, we have set a FIRM deadline of May 31, 2016 for completed applications to be postmarked.

 

For more information on the Ethel Curry Scholarship click here. Click on the link for the application for undergaraduate and graduate scholarships.


 

Bois Forte Powwow Schedule

June Spring Powwow  - Nett Lake, MN

June 3, 4 & 5, 2016

 

June Powwow - Vermilion, MN

June 24, 25 & 26, 2016

 

Miigwech Manomin - Nett Lake, MN     September 16, 17 & 18, 2016


Lake Vermilion Traditional Powwow - June 24th - 26th

Lake Vermilion Powwow Grounds

Contact & Vendor Information:

Muriel Deegan- murieldeegan@yahoo.com

Tracey Dagen-

traceydagen@gmail.com

 

 

 

Newer Vehicle Loans for Qualified Borrowers

 

Northern Eagle Federal Credit Union is introducing newer vehicle loans for qualified buyers up to $25,000. For more information contact the Credit Union 218.757.0299 (Nett Lake Branch) or 218.753.7878 (Vermilion Branch).


Fortune Bay Resort and Casino current job openings

 

Click here for a list of current job openings.

 


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 awhiteman@boisforte-nsn.gov

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.


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.


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: 05.04.16

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