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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.

Bois Forte District 1 Candidate Forum - May 27th & 28th


On Friday, May 27 at 5:30 District  I candidates, Karlene Chosa and Travis Morrison will hold a Candidate Forum and Q&A Session at the Cedars Lakeside Apartments in Little Canada, MN.

On Saturday, May 28 at the same location, at 11:00 a.m. there will be a Candidate meet and greet, forum recap and more Q&A.  Both events will serve food and refreshments. 

R.S.V.P and questions to Marissa Goodsky at 651.202.0771 or Click here for a detailed flyer about the event.

Recycling pickup in Nett Lake Friday


Due to offices being closed for the Memorial Day Holiday, Monday, May 30, 2016

Recyclable pick up for the Nett Lake Route

will be done on Friday, May 27, 2016




ALL Government Offices will be closed, Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Bois Forte Saa Gii Ba Gaa Royalty Candidate Application

2016-2017 - Due May 31

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.

Special Meeting of the RTC - June 1


A special meeting of the RTC will be held on Wednesday, June 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Government and Community Services Building, Migizi Room, Nett Lake.


Agenda item deadline is close of business, Friday, May 27. Click here for an application for agenda request item.

Cobell Scholarship 2016-2017 - Deadline June 1


DEADLINE is June 1, 2016 for all General Applications and supporting documents. Revised documents can be submitted until July 15, 2016.

The Cobell Scholarship is a non-renewable competitive scholarship that provides one-year of scholarship support to enrolled members (or verified descendants) of US Federally-recognized tribes with strong academic records who can demonstrate financial need while pursuing Vocational Certification, Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees. Applicants will write a short essay each year.

Funding consideration will be given to any fully qualified student whose online application is complete on June 1 and both required documents are submitted. The stated deadlines found on each document are the final deadlines for revisions only. Click here for more information.

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.

Election Notice

The Regular Minnesota Chippewa Tribal Election of the BOIS FORTE Reservation Business Committee a/k/a Tribal Council will be held on June 14, 2016 to fill the following positions: CANDIDATES FOR DISTRICT I COMMITTEEMAN - 4 Year Term

Karlene D. Chosa

Travis Morrison



District I:

Government & Community Services Building

5344 Lake Shore Drive

Nett Lake, MN 55772

District II:

Vermilion Social Center

1610 Farm Road South

Tower, MN 55790

Urban Office:

1308 E Franklin Avenue, Suite 112

Minneapolis, MN 55404

POLLS OPEN 8:00 a.m.   CLOSE: 8:00 p.m.


To view the official Election Notice click here.

Wiigwaasi-matig - a paper birch teaser - June 2


Everyone is invited to the 1854 Treaty authority sponsored paper birch discussion on June 2 in Duluth, MN. The event is free but registration is required.  For more information and to register visit

10th Annual JosH Rutar Memorial Golf Tournament - June 18

Joins us for the 10th Annual JosH Rutar Memorial Golf Tournament on June 18 at Vermilion Reivre Greens in Buyck, MN.  The event will be a 4-person, 18 hole scramble, with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m.  All proceeds will benefit the JosH Rutar Scholarship Fund. For more information or to register click here.

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 Accepting 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 undergraduate and graduate scholarships.


Bois Forte Powwow Schedule

June Spring Powwow  - Nett Lake, MN

June 3, 4 & 5, 2016


Download a Royalty Candidate application for Bois Forte Saa Gii Ba Gaa 2016-2017


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-

Tracey Dagen-

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

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: 05.27.16

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