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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.

2015 Cement Masons Union Training Information Session - February 6 & 16 - Minneapolis, Nett Lake & Vermilion


Everyone is invited to attend an information session about the 2015 Cement Masons Union Training. The first session will be held on February 6 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the MCT Building/Urban Office in Minneapolis.   Two sessions will be held on February 16, the first in Nett Lake at the Government Services Building from 9:00 a.m. - noon and the second in Vermilion at Fortune Bay Resort Casino from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  For more information click here or contact Dawn Benner at 218.757.3261 Ext 196 or

Ely's Winter Festival - February 5 - 15


You’re invited to Ely’s Winter Festival on Thursday, February 5 through Sunday, February 15. Centered on the International Snow Sculpture Symposium in Whiteside Park, the Festival offers numerous daily events all over town, on the lakes and in the surrounding wilderness. Events include the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra concert, an ice-fishing tournament on Shagawa Lake, cross-country skiing in the moonlight, a Broomball tournament, literary, educational and cultural events, food, shopping and an art walk. Keep up on all the fun by visiting our website: Or call: 218/365-SNOW (7669)

Bois Forte 2015 Midwinter Powwow - February 20 - 22


For more information on the Midwinter Powwow sponsored by the Bois Forte Powwow Committee and Tribal Government, contact Donald Choas at 218-757-3261 ext. 202 or 218-410-4276 or click here to view a copy of the flyer.

Energy Assistance information and forms available on DNR webpage


Click here to access the Bois Forte DNR webpage for information on the energy assistance program and to download application forms or complete them online.


For more information on Bois Forte's Energy Assistance program, contact Kathy Thompson at 218-757-3261 Ext. 197 or

American Indian Community Development Corporation is Updating their Bii Di Gain Dash Anwebi Elder Housing List


Native Elders 62 years old and over are encouraged to fill out a new application or update their existing application. For appointments and updates please contact Diane Grooms at 612.251.8794, Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Offices are located at 2400 Bloomington Ave S. in Minneapolis.

Utility Advisory Committee Seeking Members to

fill Vacancies


The Utility Advisory Committee is seeking to fill all vacancies, the terms for Nett Lake, Palmquist, Indian Point and Vermilion have expired and need to be filled.  If you reside in one of these areas and are interested in sitting on this committee please contact Ellen Little at  

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.




Last update: 01.29.15

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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.