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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.

Fortune Bay Work Force Center at Mesabi Range College - April 1


If you are looking for employment, come to the Mesabi Range College on Wednesday, April 1 from 9 - 11 a.m. to meet with the Fortune Bay Work Force Center regarding open positions at Fortune Bay Resort Casino. For more information about open positions and all the reasons team members love working at Fortune Bay Resort Casino click here.

Poster Contest   - DUE APRIL 2


Create a poster to promote community awareness in a positive, creative personal expression on family, health, drugs, alcohol, violence and traditional values.

Posters need to be turned in at the Human Service Building by 4:30 April 2, 2015 and Judging will be April 3, 2015 Rules: 1.) K-3 grade parents may help but can not do all the work. 2.) Poster boards can be picked up at Nett Lake Human Services Office on Monday-Tuesday and Vermilion Human service office Wednesday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 3.) Child name, age, and grade must be in visible sight. Keep in mind No Scare tactic’s all Positive. Be as creative as you want ~ poster boards do not need to be used you may create your own any shape or size. Contact Terry Strong

(218)757-3295 ext:289 Nett Lake
(218)753-2347 Vermilion



Our spring fire season is upon us.  The lack of snow cover necessitates that burning permits are again required for all non-cultural / spiritual, and  non-recreational fires. Click here for a list of current burning permit availability status. 


As the fire danger increases there many be a period that burning permits will become unavailable until “green-up” in late May.  Burning of non-vegetative, and/or treated /painted lumber is not allowed. For more information contact Dave Larson, Reservation Forester/Fire Management Officer at 218.757.3177 Ext 1 or

National Boys & Girls Club Week


Check out all the activities for Boys & Girls Club Week.


Every Friday night is teen night at the Boys & Girls Club. Students in grades 6th  through 8th are invited from 6-8 p.m. every Friday night.

First Responder Refresher Course - April 6 - 7


Advanced Minnesota and Emergency Medical Services are offering a First Responder refresher course on April 6 & 7 at Fortune Bay Resort Casino in Tower, MN. Classes run from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. both days, with an additional eight hours of online assignments.  CPR certification is included in this training.  The cost of the class is $160.00. To register contact Michael Connor at 218.757.3261 ext.  306 or


Please note this is a First Responder refresher course, the nearest upcoming First Responder course is being held at Mesabi Range Community college. Course Dates are April 1st – May 20th, 2015, every Monday and Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. with additional online assignments.

Regular RTC Meeting - April 15


A regular meeting of the RTC will be held on Wednesday, April 15 at the Government and Community Services Buillding in the Migizi Room at 9:00 a.m.


Agenda item deadline is close of business, Friday, April 10, 2015.

Work at the Bay - Fortune Bay HR staff coming to Nett Lake -

April 9

Fortune Bay Human Resources is hosting  job fair Nett Lake on April 9. The job fair will take place at the RTG Building from 10AM-2PM. Many managers from FBRC will be attending to answer questions regarding current opportunities in their departments. Classes will be offered for resume offering, how to complete an application and interview etiquette. We will have drawings prizes, and a free BBQ lunch! Click here for more information.


For any questions on submitting an application, please contact Jenna Lehti at 218-753-7723 or

Volunteers Needed for Bois Forte Culture Committee


The Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council is seeking five adult volunteers and four youth advisors (two from the Vermilion Sector and two from Nett Lake Sector) to serve on the Bois Forte Culture Committee. The purpose of the culture committee is to plan, organize and oversee all Anishinaabe language and cultural gatherings, projects, teachings, events and powwows sponsored by the Bois Forte Tribal Government.


If you are interested in being appointed to this committee, please call Vicki Villebrun to sign up at 218.757.3261 ext 272 or email


The deadline for signing up is 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

The 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.

FREE Intro to Arts & Aging - April 9


Join us on April 9 for a FREE day-long Intro to Arts & Aging Workshop, offered by ArtSage at the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. This workshop is for artists and seniors, caregivers and family members, arts and senior-serving organization staff, and all those who wish to learn more about the emerging field of arts and aging. Go to to reserve your spot and find out more!
This workshop is offered at no cost, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register now.  Click here for more information.

General Election 2016


The General Election for 2016 will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2016. The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Click here for the official memorandum and bylaws for potential candidate qualifications.

Need a Notary Public?


Bois Forte offers several options for notary public services:


In Nett Lake, visit or call the Government and Community Services Building, 218-757-3261 and ask for Davelle Jones, Dawn Benner, Frances “Nikki” Irving, Kathleen “Patsy” Adams, Sidra Starkovich, Victoria “Wick-o” Villebrun, or Janell Smith.


The Health Office (757-3295)staff who are notaries include:
Amanda Goggleye, Kathie Holman, Ericka Cote, and Jill Schuchard.


Family Services Building (757-3295) staff who are notaries:
Panda Whiteman and Pam Hughes.

DNR/Environmental Services ( 757-3261) notaries:
Thomas Burr and Tara Geshick.


In Vermilion, contact the Vermilion Center (753-4542) and ask for Cheryl Debelak, Geraldine Hanks, or Muriel Deegan.


At Fortune Bay, 800-992-7529, notaries are:
Tara Wagner, Rochelle Bristol and Nicole Ayres .

Spring Cleaning? The Boys & Girls Club can help!


The Boys & Girls Club is preparing for an April Rummage and Bake sale and would welcome any non-perishable items you are ready to give away. You can drop off your items now through March 27 at the B&GC in the Nett Lake School. For more information, contact Wendi Strong at 218-757-3128 or click here.


State of the Band 2014 Survey


Thank you for participating and attending the 2015 State of the Band. The event was a success and we could not have done it without you. Please take a moment to fill out this survey. Together we can work together to make this event even better next year.

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.

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

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.

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.



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