Nett Lake Rice Crop Severely Damaged by Storms
Other lakes in 1854 Ceded Territory offer better ricing this year
Approximately 80-90% of the wild rice crop on Nett Lake was lost during July to severe storms, hail and high winds, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Other lakes in Carlton County and southern St. Louis County were also hard hit. Click here to scroll through photos of the Nett Lake rice damaged by three storms in July.
Bois Forte will probably still open Nett Lake for ricing, but the harvest will be low. Band members can rice other lakes within the 1854 ceded territory, and the 1854 Treaty Authority has information about wild rice conditions on more than 40 lakes and rivers; Click here for the 1854 Office update on other lakes.
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Now accepting sealed bids on a
2008 Ford Explorer 4 door SUV - White
Low Mileage - 60,863.0 miles
Air/tilt/cruise, Power windows, seats and locks
4 x 4; New Rotors/Pads; SOLD AS IS
VIN # 1FMEU73E18UA98482
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Available for inspection by appointment at the DNR Services Building
(8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)
5344 Lakeshore Drive, Nett Lake, MN 55772
Please contact Linda Tibbetts-Barto at 218-757-3261 to schedule appointment.
Video of Swearing-In on YouTube
If you missed the July Swearing-In of the new Tribal Chair and District I Representative, you can view the event on video. Click this link:
Bois Forte July 2016 Swearing In Ceremony
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM ENROLLMENT OFFICE
ATTENTION BAND MEMBERS
Please DO NOT fax, email or call to update your address.
Your address will not be updated. All address changes need to be mailed or hand delivered to the Enrollment Office to be updated. All address updates must include full name, date of birth, current mailing address, Band Member’s signature and the date it was signed. Your address will not be changed until this information is received.
Vermilion Boys & Girls Club Job Opportunities
Full Time Program Director – Lake Vermilion & Nett Lake
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland
This position is responsible for developing, evaluating, and implementing youth programming and assisting with facility management. Applicant must be highly motivated and passionate about working with youth. BA/BS and prior youth experience preferred. Flexible schedule required. Compensation based on experience, benefits included. Apply online: www.bgcnorth.org.
Youth Development Staff - Part Time Position
This position is responsible for leading programming for youth ages 6-18 and serving as role models to a diverse population. Individual must be energetic, motivated and enjoy working with youth. High School diploma required. Experience or training in coaching sports teams, teaching, visual arts or performing arts is helpful. Hourly wage, vacation and 401K Benefits. (Equal opportunity employer and program provider.)
Apply online: www.bgcnorth.org/join/employment
Application deadline: Open
Bois Forte Annual Couch Potato 5K Walk/Run - September 18
Click here to view a flyer with all the details about the event.
Enrollment Office Needs Your Help to Locate
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.
The Bois Forte Language App is Now Available
How to Get the Bois Forte Language App
For iPhone & iPad:
For Android devices:
- Go to the App Store
- Tap the search icon at the bottom of the screen
- Type bois forte ojibway into the search blank at the top of the screen
- Tap the Search button
- When Bois Forte Language App appears, tap Get
- Go to the Google Play Store
- Tap the search icon at the top of the screen
- Type bois forte into the search blank
- Tap the Search button
- When Bois Forte Tribal Government appears, tap Install
The app is free, but you must have an Apple iCloud account to download it. If you don’t have an iCloud account, you will be prompted to create one. As part of creating the account, you will be asked for credit card information. You will not be charged, because the app is free, but you still need to enter the credit card information to activate the account. If you don’t have a credit card, you can buy a prepaid card at Walmart, Target or your local pharmacy.
The app is free, but you must have a Google Play account to download it. If you don’t have a Google Play account, you will be prompted to create one. As part of creating the account, you will be asked for credit card information. You will not be charged, because the app is free, but you still need to enter the credit card information to activate the account. If you don’t have a credit card, you can buy a prepaid card at Walmart, Target or your local pharmacy.
Palmquist Demolition Landfill Temporarily Closed
The demolition landfill by Palmquist is temporarily closed while Environmental Services gets the area cleaned up and organized. Dumping at the landfill while it’s closed is illegal. People using the site will be charged with trespassing without prior approval from the Environmental program. If you need to dispose of demolition material or salvage something for a project, or if you see someone dumping at the site, please call Environmental Services at 218-757-3261.