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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.

Bois Forte Pharmacy hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

with a 30 minute break for lunch from 12:15-12:30.

Prescriptions must be picked up by 4 p.m.


The hours were incorrectly posted in the April 2016 Bois Forte News.

Blackjack Training Class - May 2 - 12


Come join us for this free Blackjack Training Class at Fortune Bay Resort Casino.  The classes will be held, Monday - Thursday, May 2-12 from 12 - 6 p.m.

Applicants must register for the training by Friday, April 29, in person or by phone with Human Resources by calling 218-753-7863. Class size limited to the first 50 individuals.

Auditions will be held on Monday, May 16. Click here for more information.

Ethel Curry American Indian Indian Leadership Scholarship Acception Applications Until May 31


The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Office of Indian Education is pleased to announce that the Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship program is seeking applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.  These awards are quite competitive; therefore, we have set a FIRM deadline of May 31, 2016 for completed applications to be postmarked.


For more information on the Ethel Curry Scholarship click here. Click on the link for the application for undergaraduate and graduate scholarships.


Bois Forte Powwow Schedule

June Spring Powwow  - Nett Lake, MN

June 3, 4 & 5, 2016


June Powwow - Vermilion, MN

June 24, 25 & 26, 2016


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).

Fortune Bay Resort and Casino current job openings


Click here for a list of current job openings.


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.

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.

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: 05.02.16

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