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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.

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. 

.Bid on Vehicle from Environmental Services - DNR

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 

Click here for bid form

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




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:


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:

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 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.

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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.

August Bois Forte News

The August Bois Forte News has been posted. Click here to view a copy.

Bois Forte Head Start, Early Head Start &

Child Care Now Enrolling

Click here for more information and enrollment dates for Nett Lake and Vermilion or contact Christine Lundemo or Vondalee Carr at 218.757.3265.

Miigwech Manomin - Nett Lake, MN    

September 16, 17 & 18, 2016

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).

1854 Treaty Authority Hiring Climate Change Specialist


The 1854 is hiring a Climate Change Specialist. To read more information on the position and details on how to apply, click here.

Fortune Bay Resort and Casino current job openings


Click here for a list of current job openings.

MnSCU Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program

The program provides financial assistance to students enrolled in qualifying career and technical programs at MnSCU two-year colleges so that students can complete the program within two years or less and find employment. Click here for more information.

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.

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: 08.25.16

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