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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.

Anishinaabe Language Table Community Quiz Bowl - November 26


Teams of 4 or 5 people are invited to participate in the Bois Forte Anishinaabe Language Table Community Quiz Bowl on November 26 at the Nett Lake School Circle Area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Prizes for participants and lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided. Study guides are available. For more information contact Donald Chosa at 218.757.3261.

The Quiz Bowl is sponsored by the Bois Forte Language Program, Bois Forte Elders Committee, Bois Forte Culture Committee, Bois Forte Tobacco education and Policy Development Program.

Cooking classes make pies in December


December cooking classes with Rene Barto will be all about making pies. The first ten people to sign up will be meeting on Wednesday, December 10 in the kitchen of the Government Center. At 10 a.m. the class will make apple pie. Noon the pie flavor will be pumpkin and at two o’clock the class will make lemon meringue. Students are invited to sign up for one, or more classes. All ages are welcome, however children must be accompanied by an adult and only two children per adult.

For more information, call Rene at 218-757-3504 office or 218-410-9016 on her cell.


2015 State of the Band set for January 22 at Fortune Bay


The 2015 State of the Band will be held on Thursday, January 22 from 1-5 p.m. at Fortune Bay with additional entertainment in the evening. Mark your calendar now. Invitations will be mailed to Band member households in early January.

Ebola Fact Sheet


The Minnesota Department of Health has created an Ebola fact sheet. Click here to view a copy. The MN Department of Health also has a hotline 1-800-657-3903 which is staffed 24/7 if you have questions. 

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 2014 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.

Time to renew Purchased/Referred Care - formerly ‘Contract Health’


The Health and Human Services Department is reminding all Band members it’s time to renew your Purchased/Referred Care application, which was formerly known as Contract Health.


You need to complete one of two forms to renew your coverage. Click here for the initial application if you have not been on Contract Health since last year. 

If you were part of the Contract Health program (now called Purchased/Referred Care) last year, you need to  complete this renewal form.


If you need more information, please contact Cathy Chavers, Patient Benefits Case Manager or Ericka Cote, Patient Benefits/CHS Assistant at 218-757-3295 or 1-800-223-1041 (in MN only).

List of UNKNOWN Whereabouts from Enrollment Office


The Tribal Enrollment Office Needs Your Help. If you know of the whereabouts of 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 this list is deceased, please send documentation of death to the Bois Forte Enrollment Office, 5344 Lakeshore Drive, Nett Lake, MN 55772.


Ferrellgas Awarded the Propane Bid


Click here to view a copy of the agreement.





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  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.