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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.

Tim Horton’s Cafe & Bake Shop NOW OPEN at the Y-Store! 


This convenient new location will offer all your Tim Hortons favorites including donuts, coffee, specialty drinks, and TimBits! But there is more —this location will also offer soups, wraps, Panini sandwiches and breakfast sandwiches! Head over to the Y-Store on Hwy 169 to check out this awesome location open 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. 7 days a week!

Fortune Bay Resort Casino is offering a Hiring Incentive for the month of June!


All applicants hired during the month of June will receive a
$200 BONUS upon successful completion of their 90-day Initial Employment Period! For more information click here.

Healthy Cooking Classes - July 8 & 9


Come and learn to make a simple, delicious meal or treat to bring home for dinner. All food and cooking utensils will be supplied. Wednesday July 8th at the Nett Lake Community Center and Thursday July 9th at the Vermilion Community Center. This month's recipes will be healthy sauces including – Ketchup, Mayo, Tartar Sauce, honey mustard and BBQ sauce. Bring containers to carry your sauces home in.


Space is limited…Food is bought ahead of time so Please contact Rene at 218-757-3504 or 218-410-9016 by 2:30pm on July 7th, to reserve your spot.


Sponsored by Bois Forte Nutrition Education Program. The Bois Forte SNAP-Ed Program is funded by a grant from the USDA and designed to help people choose, prepare and maintain a healthy diet.

Regular Meeting of the RTC - July 15


A regular meeting of the RTC will be held on July 15 at 9:00 a.m. in the Government and Community Services Building, Migizi Room. Agenda item deadline is close of business, Friday, July 10, 2015.

AEOA Holding ABE/GED Classes at the North Woods School in Cook this Summer


AEOA is happy to announce they will be holding ABE/GED classes at the North Woods School in Cook this summer. For more information on these events click here or call Melissa at 218-750-2606.

American Indian Mental Health Conference - August 4-5

Bois Forte Health and Human Services American Indian Mental Health Conference will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.  - Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.  Click here for more information and to register for the event.

Bois Forte Photo Contest - Sharing the Beauty of Bois Forte


Bois Forte Tribal Council encourages Bois Forte Band Members to contribute their photos to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on the Bois Forte Reservation. This competition is open to all levels of photography. All images must be photographed within the boundaries of the Bois Forte Reservation and should be recently photographed – within one year of contest commencement.


The photo contest begins at 12:00 pm CST on May 1, 2015 and closes at 12:00 pm CST on July 31, 2015. Entry is free. For more information, categories and eligibility click hereFor a complete entry form information packet click here.


Bois Forte Photo Contest website

Nett Lake Village Cemetery Beautification


The Bois Forte Tribal Government will begin beautification and maintenance of the Nett Lake Village Cemetery on July 1, 2015. If you do not want a specific grave tended, flag that area. Markers are available for free at the front desk of the Government office in Nett Lake.


Please contact Louise Isham, Senior Executive Coordinator if you have any questions 218-757-3261 x273 or Cell: 218-404-6545 or

Voices of the Grandmothers - MN American Indian Mental Health Conference - August 4 & 5


The Minnesota American Indian Mental Health Advisory Council and the Minnesota Department of Human Services are sponsoring their annual conference, to be hosted by the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa at Fortune Bay Resort Casino August 4 & 5. This conference is designed to strengthen services for American Indians by improving cultural competency, awareness, and skills from a culturally appropriate perspective. This two day event features keynote speaker Sharon Day and focuses on culture, traditional healing, and modern day healing practices. For a complete schedule of the events click here.


If you would like to register or would like more information regarding the conference, please visit or contact Jennifer Elmberg at or (218)753-2182.


Law Enforcement Training Opportunity


Looking for a meaningful career change that can save lives and serve others?
Join the Minnesota State Patrol.  Submit your application online through June 16 at 4 p.m.

Want a good job with Bois Forte?


The Bois Forte Development Corporation needs reliable employees to fill several job opportunities with Band owned businesses. To help you with the first step, we now have a hotlink to all the latest job openings. Click here to see what great job/career opportunities are waiting for you.



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

New Curbside and Recyclables Collection Schedule


Click here to view the new curbside and recyclables collection schedule for Nett Lake, Palmquist, Hwy 65, Sugar Bush, Indian Point & Vermilion.

AmeriCorps Promise Fellow – Educational Programs & Volunteer and Community Service Needed


Minnesota Alliance with Youth enlists and supports AmeriCorps Promise Fellows at host schools and organizations to promote positive youth outcomes, including graduation for all.  Promise Fellows serve at their host sites, while working with Alliance Trainers and staff for support and guidance in order to fulfill their service through AmeriCorps.


As a full-time AmeriCorps member, Promise Fellows serve 1720 hours (minimum) from September 1st to July 31st 2016 and receive: Modest Living Allowance (approximately $550 twice per month pre-tax); Health Insurance; Qualified Student Loan Deferment; $5,645 Education Award upon successful completion of service; Ongoing, extensive support and training.

TO APPLY: Please visit to start the application process. Complete the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow online Application available on the Alliance’s website.  Please contact Julie Green,,  at the Minneapolis American Indian Center with questions.   For a complete description on the Promise Fellow position, click here.

The MN Department of Commerce Announces No More Funds for Low Income Household Energy Assistance Program


Click here for the complete annoucement or contact Kathy Thompson Energy Assistance Program & License Registrar Coordinator Bois Forte Tribal Government at 218.757.3261 or

With Per Capita right around the corner, please make sure your addresses are up to date. Deadline for the 2015 Per Capita address updates is 4:30pm on July 31, 2015. Any address changes received after this date will not be changed until after checks have been mailed.

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.

Bois Forte Anishinaaabe Language Immersion/Culture Camp - July 13-17


For more information contact Donald Chosa Jr. at 218.753.3261 or 218.404.6170.

To read more about the camp click here.

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 .

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 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.




Last update: 07.07.15

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