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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.

The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Finance Corporation will be taking Home Loan Applications in TODAY at two Bois Forte locations


Nett Lake Government Center

Monday, September 22, 2014

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Fortune Bay Resort & Casino

 Monday, September 22, 2014

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.


If you are interested in applying for a mortgage loan or have questions, contact Cyndi Cwikla at 218-335-8582 extension 150 or

Ricing on Nett Lake OPEN


The Rice harvest on Nett Lake began Thursday, September 18. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PADDLES ONLY.


Permits are $5 for Band members, $5 for resident tribal, $1 for Elders and students. Permits will be sold at the Nett Lake Store beginnning at 8 a.m. Please bring correct amount of cash.


Please do not break the heads of the rice when knocking and stay out of areas where rice is still green.

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).

Regular Meeting of the RTC - October 1


A regular meeting of the RTC will be held on Wednesday, October 1 at 9:00 a.m.  at Fortune Bay Resort Casino in the Woodlands Ballroom.


Agenda deadline is close of business, Friday, September 26, 2014.

Mino Wiijiidiwin "Harmony Together" Community Fest - October 2


Fortune Bay Resort Casino will host Mino Wiijiidiwin "Harmony Together" Community Fest on October 2. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a drum openng, and will go until 7:00. Dinner will be served. For a complete itinerary of the evening's events click here.  The Fest is sponsored by Bois Forte Health & Human Services Chemical Dependency Program.

Northern Eagle Federal Credit Union's Per Cap Challenge!


Have you ever had an out of money experience, take the per cap challenge!  Keep $100 from your Per Cap in  your Northern Eagle Federal Credit Union and be eligible for the BIG Challenge. If you don't have an account, sign up by stopping in and you will automatically receive a free T-shirt.  Keep the $100 in your account for at least a month and you will receive a draw string back pack with NEFC logo. Click here for complete details.


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.

Nett Lake and Vermilion Medical Clinic have New Cancellation and Failed Appointment Policy


The Bois Forte Tribal Council has ratified a new cancellation policy for the Nett Lake and Vermilion Clinics. Click here to view the policy.


No Cost Telephone Equipment Distribution for MN Residents


The Minnesota Department of Human Services have joined with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and Wisdom Steps to provide no cost telephone equipment for Minnesota residents who have difficulty using a regular telephone due to hearing loss, speech or physical disability.

For more information or to see if you qualify for these services email, visit or click here.

Bois Forte Emergency Fund


The Bois Forte Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) is a fund established by the Bois Forte Tribal Council to help Band members deal with emergencies. 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. The EAF is currently out of funds for 2014.




Last update: 09.22.14

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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.