Tribal Ids will be available at the Bois Forte Urban Office on Thursday, July 28 from 2:00 - 7:00 PM and Friday, July 29 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM for all Twin Cities Band Members wanting to obtain a Tribal ID. Click here for information on what you need to obtain a Tribal ID.
PER CAPITA DEADLINE - August 5
Remember to have your address updates in by 4:30pm on August 5th. Any updates received after the 5th will be updated on Monday, August 15th. No Exceptions!
Enrollment Office Needs Your Help to Locate
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.
Special RTC MEETING - Wednesday, August 3, 2016
A special meeting of the RTC will be held on 9:00 a.m. At the Government and Community Services Building, Migizi Room in Nett Lake.
Agenda item deadline is close of business, Friday, July 29, 2016.
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.
July Bois Forte News
The July Bois Forte News has been posted. Click here to view a copy.
Youth in grades 5 - 12 are invited to join Fortune Bay for a day full of fun, learning and adventure.
Click here for more information and to register.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.