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SPECIAL 
RTC MEETING

9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
At
Fortune Bay Resort Casino
Woodlands Ballroom

 

Agenda item deadline is close of business, Friday, August 16, 2019
Click for Agenda Item Documents

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding 2019 Per Capita

 

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PER CAP?
Per caps should hit mailboxes Friday, August 16th, 2019. Some may come earlier or later, depending on where you live, and how the post office has sorted the mail. Please note that once the U.S. Postal Service receives the item, it is in their hands.

 

WHERE WAS MY PER CAP SENT?
To the address the Bois Forte RTG has on file, as of July 31st, 2019.

 

WHAT IF MY PER CAP IS SENT BACK TO THE GOVERNMENT?
You may pick it up when it comes back to the Bois Forte RTG. You will need a valid form of ID before it can be issued to you. Someone else may pick up your check for you, if you send the person with a notarized document, giving them permission to pick up the check. The person picking up the check must have a valid form of ID. It can take up to one to three weeks for checks to be returned.

 

CAN STOP-PAYMENTS BE ISSUED FOR CHECKS?
Yes, but not until 30 days after issuance of checks. If the stop-payment is at the band members request, a $20 fee is deducted from the per cap check. This is the fee the tribe must pay in order to complete a stop-payment. If a stop-payment is the result of a mistake on the Tribe’s part, you will not be charged the fee.

 

I RECEIVED A LETTER STATING MY PER CAP WOULD NOT BE ISSUED, DUE TO AN OBLIGATION DUE TO THE 1854 OFFICE. WILL I STILL RECEIVE MY FULL PER CAP?
Yes, as long as your check isn’t being garnished for any other program. Starting next year (2020), anyone who owes monies to the 1854 office will have their check garnished if they do not pay their obligation.

 

I RECEIVED A LETTER STATING I WOULD NOT BE RECEIVING MY FULL PER CAP. WHO DO I CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS?
Your letter should have stated which program you owe and who to contact, as well as a phone number.

 

I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS. WHO DO I CALL?
You may call the Tribal Government Office at 218-757-3261.

 

 

 

HOBBY BEAR Arts & Crafts Fair

There are still space available!

 

Bois Forte Family Health
HOBBY BEAR
Arts and Crafts Fair
AUGUST 24th 2019
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

BOIS FORTE RTC
EAGLE ROOM
5344 LAKESHORE DRIVE
NETT LAKE, MN 55772

All ages are welcome! The fair is FREE to attend. Enjoy a variety of vendors, food, and music!

DOOR PRIZES! You do not need to be present to claim your prize.

With questions or for information on how to become a vendor, please contact Whitney Humphrey at (218) 757-3295.

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CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE VENDOR APPLICATION

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

The BOIS FORTE CONSERVATION COMMITTEE is seeking the following to serve on the Conservation Committee:

 

One (1) adult volunteer to serve as a Committee Member – Voting Member

Two (2) elder volunteers to serve as an Elder Advisory Member – Non Voting Advisory Member

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ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Dear Band Members,

There may be concerns with the recent issue between the Minnesota Department of Human Services (MnDHS) and the White Earth and Leech Lake Reservations regarding their Medicated Assisted Therapy (MAT) programs, which treats addictions to opioids.
Bois Forte does not have a MAT program and has never had a MAT program. This does not affect us at all at this point.

Cathy Chavers, Chairwoman

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT - PER CAPITA

 

The Tribal Council has approved the amount of the 2019 Per Capita. The amount will be $910.00. The Date of Per Capita is August 16, 2019.

The deadline for address changes is July 31, 2019.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Child Care Development Fund Block Grant
Public Hearing
Thursday, August 15, 2019
9:00 am
Nett Lake School Circle Area

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ANNOUNCEMENT - New Moon Supportive Housing

 

New Moon has two (2) 2-bedroom units and one (1) 3-bedroom unit available. Contact Corinna at New Moon, 218-753-3131 or Tami and DW Jones at 218-326-5314.

 

 

Dear Band Member:

For this upcoming 2019 Bois Forte Per Capita year, I would like to send out some reminders about the upcoming Per Capita payment.

Every year, the Bois Forte Accounting Department sends out address verifications.

 

Address updates are always due by July 31st.

 

Click to view the Per Capita Policy

 

 

NOTICE

The Mental Health and Substance Use Programs are looking for quotes from Community Members to build a picnic table.  If you are interested, please send the quotes by July 12, 2019 to either: 

Erin Danielson
or
Toni Wakemup
13071 Nett Lake Road-Suite B, Nett Lake, MN  55772

Any questions, please call
Pam at 218-753-2347
Or
Melissa at 218-757-3295

 

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NOTICE SPRING CLEAN UP 2019 SCHEDULE


Environmental Services (218) 757-3261

AUGUST 12 – 30
PALMQUIST/HWY 65
Palmquist Dr., Westwood Dr., Eastwood Dr.

 

SEPTEMBER 2 - 20
INDIAN POINT & SUGAR BUSH

 

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NOTICE

Bois Forte Health and Human Services Compliance Hotline

BOIS FORTE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (BFHHS) seeks to maintain the highest ethical standards for our industry.  One way in which we seek to keep these ethical standards is through compliance issue reporting.  A Compliance Hotline is available to all employees, contract staff, and patients.

 

CLICK TO VIEW HOTLINE INFORMATION

 

OFFICIAL RTG STATEMENT

 

Early on June 14, 2019, the Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council was made aware of information that one of its employees had engaged in activity that is unacceptable for any Bois Forte employee. The Tribal Council has a responsibility to ensure that the Reservation is a safe place for all residents, and therefore immediately terminated the employment of the person. The Council has no information that any crime has been committed on the Reservation, but it has referred the matter to law enforcement and will cooperate in any future investigation of this or any other incident.

 

 

 

 

TRADES TRAINING! UNDERGROUND PIPELINE ASSOCIATED

 

This program will include Empowerment, Safety and Industry training in a classroom setting and is expected to run for 5 weeks. Once completed, participants will then proceed into one of the Trades for a 4-week hands on training. The end result of this program is graduates will enter into the union program they trained in and then pursue that career. This program will require the participant to join the union upon completion but will not require them to work on the Line 3 replacement projects, however, the work on that project will be provided to anyone who wants to work and the will be hired in most cases, faster than if they choose to sit on the bench and wait to be called up for work elsewhere.


There will be an initial Drug Screen, random testing throughout and we will also do a test prior to the participant graduating to the hands-on portion. Lodging and a stipend will be provided during both portions of this training will be provided. In addition, participants will get work boots and other PPEs provided. After successfully completing and joining a trade, we will also cover the initiation fees for the participant.

 

This program is open to enrolled tribal members, descendants and also to non-native spouses/parents of dependent enrolled tribal members. If someone is unable to attend one of these recruitment fairs, they just need to contact us and we can set up a separate meeting to get back up documentation, go over their application and do the initial drug screen. We expect to have multiple trainings in each area so recruitment will be on-going and continue after these initial events.

 

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CLICK TO VIEW APPLICATION:

 

++ RECRUITMENT DATES & LOCATION ++

June 14th - Fortune Bay Casino
June 19th – Duluth Labor Temple
June 20th - Leech Lake, MN
June 26th - Metro Area - Hilton Garden Inn Shoreview
June 27th - Metro Area - Hilton Garden Inn Shoreview

Hours will be 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

For assistance in the application process you may contact DAVE ANDERSON, Bois Forte TERO Training Officer on his cell at 218-235-9890.

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Circle of Support

Circle of Support is a community support group for adults with chronic illnesses. The group is a safe place to share and release your struggles with others, including finding strength and inspiration to continue to walk the life of chronic illnesses.

Where: Bear Room RTC Building
When: Every Thursday
Time: 3-4 PM
Cost: Free
Provided: Tea and Coffee
By: Garrett Landgren

Chronic illnesses can include:
• diabetes
• heart disease
• kidney disease
• COPD
• cancer
• mental illness
• many others

Questions? Call Garrett Landgren at 218-757-3650 ext. 262

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ANNOUNCEMENT

 

The Bois Forte Reservation
Tribal Government
Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023
CLICK TO VIEW DOCUMENT

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council enacted Resolution #66-2019, at a regular Tribal Council meeting on April 3, 2019.

The RTC has determined that consultation with and input from Band members must be a priority when the Council is considering proposals to pursue business relationships that have the potential to make a material impact on the Band's resources and the live of members; and the RTC finds that Band member input in the decision-making process must include a public hearing on the business proposal; and that the RTC will conduct a public hearing for Band members as a condition that must be met prior to any final or binding decision on a business proposal and that the opportunity for Band member input must include (1) a notice of the proposal on the Band's website, (2) publication in the Bois Forte News, (3) public posting on the Reservation, all of which must occur at least 30 days prior to the public hearing, and (4) an opportunity for Band members to submit written comments on the business proposal following the public hearing; and that this resolution shall be effective April 3, 2019, and shall not be construed as a repeal or modification of any existing Band Ordinance requiring public comment or hearing.

CLICK TO VIEW RESOLUTION

 

 

 

ANNOUNCMENT - LANGUAGE REVITILIZATION

Ojibwe Language Revitilization

every Wednesdays at the Vermilion Social Center

3pm - 4pm

For ages 4th grade to Elders

Facilitators: Dororthy 218*780-*1021 and Maragret 218*248*5780

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT - WELLBRIETY CIRCLE MEETINGS

 

Wellbriety Circle Meetings
Facilitated by Margaret B.

Wendnesday's at 1:00 p.m., beginning February 13, 2019 at the New Moon Housing, Lake Vermilion

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ANNOUNCEMENT - GATHERING FOR HEALTH PROJECT

 

The Maawaji’ idi-oog Mino-ayaawin (Gathering for Health) project is a collaboration between five American Indian reservation communities and researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus. The five American Indian reservation communities that were involved are: Bois Forte Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, and the White Earth Reservation.

READ REPORT HERE

 

ANNOUNCEMENT - HOUSING AVAILABLE

 

 

Tax Credit III Homes

10134 Pineview E., Nett Lake, MN & 6468 Red Pine Way, Tower, MN

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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 2018-2019 Energy Assistance Applications now available.
Click HERE for more information.

 

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