Tribal Employment Rights Organization

Address: Bois Forte RTC 5344 Lakeshore Drive, Nett Lake MN 55772
Phone: 218-757-3261 or 1-800-221-8129
Fax: 218-757-3312

The Tribal Employment Rights Organization (TERO) was established by tribal law, enacted by the Bois Forte Tribal Council, to promote and require Indian Preference in employment, training and contracting. The TERO Ordinance, revised and adopted on July 20, 2005, covers all non-governmental employers and projects located on or near the Nett Lake Indian Reservation.

The Nett Lake Band of Chippewa Indians have a sovereign right to employment opportunities on and near their own land. These rights are protected through your local TERO Ordinance enacted by the Bois Forte Tribal Council.

Tribal members should register with the TERO office to ensure they are listed by job skills and qualifications, in the event a job opening occurs for which they are qualified.


TERO Application (PDF)   Application for Certification (PDF)


Employee Name Title Phone Ext Email

Dawn Benner

TERO Officer








Click here for current TERO Commission's contact information.




Get Trained - Get Hired


Explore the Trades and find a stable, high-paying career with this hands-on opportunity. Accepted applicants will explore the following Trade Careers:

Cement Mason's, Laborers, Pipe Trades, Sheet Metal, Bricklayers, Carpenters, Iron Workers, Roofers, and Operating Engineers.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Pass a Drug Screen
  • Have Driver's License and Transportation
  • Have High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a Member of a Federally Recognized Tribe

Contact your TERO office or AIOIC; or Attend one of the following events to learn more and apply:

  • Shooting Star: Mahnomen, March 21, 2018
  • Black Bear: Carlton, MN, March 26, 2018
  • Metro Area: Brooklyn Park, MN, March 30, 2018

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