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Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

3/25/2020

article Bois Forte Band postpones election, adopts "Stay Safe, Stay Home" order
(Minnesota) -- The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa on Wednesday afternoon postponed its tribal elections and asked members to stay home in efforts to curb the spread of...

3/23/2020

article Bois Forte Band imposes travel ban, closes tribal court
(Minnesota) -- Just two hours after St. Louis County health officials confirmed its first presumptive case of coronavirus, the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa on Saturday...

3/18/2020

article Bois Forte Band closes Fortune Bay Resort Casino
(Minnesota) -- Following suit with several tribal casinos in Minnesota, the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa the closures of its Fortune Bay Resort Casino on Wednesday....
article Fortune Bay casino and hotel are now closed
(Minnesota) -- Fortune Bay Resort Casino joined most other gaming operations around the state on Wednesday in announcing that they would close their doors until further...

3/16/2020

article Bois Forte Band suggests social distancing to protect elders from COVID-19
(Minnesota) -- Three days after declaring a public health emergency, the chair of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa asked tribal members to practice social distancing to...

3/14/2020

article Bois Forte Band declares public health emergency
(Minnesota) -- The Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council on Friday signed a public health emergency declaration over the coronavirus pandemic — a decision...

3/6/2020

article Pro-mining group fills council chambers, council postpones decision on resolution
(Minnesota) -- The fuse was lit with a full house at Wednesday’s Ely city council meeting but the main event took place after nearly everyone left. Pro-mining...

3/5/2020

article Ely adopts pro-copper mining resolution, shunts Bois Forte Band boycott discussion
(Minnesota) -- The Ely City Council has waved its colors in the bitter fight over opening up northeast Minnesota to copper mining, adopting a resolution in support of...
article Ely council refuses to consider anti-boycott resolution
(Minnesota) -- The city council here, following the lead from Mayor Chuck Novak, again refused to consider a proposed resolution from a citizen asking city leaders to...

3/2/2020

article MUST READ: Pro-mining groups boycott Bois Forte Band's resort, golf course
(Minnesota) -- A local chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is the latest group to cancel an event at Fortune Bay Casino & Resort and the Wilderness...

2/29/2020

article The Boycotting of the Bois Forte-owned Fortune Bay
(Minnesota) -- For the past month, the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa has eagerly opened its doors at the Fortune Bay Resort Casino in northeast Minnesota while receiving a...

2/28/2020

article The Ojibwe have every right to oppose copper-nickel mining in northern Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- There is really nothing new under the sun. Calls for the boycott of Ojibwe businesses because of their resistance to copper nickel sulfide mining in...

2/21/2020

article MORON ALERT: Anti-mining activists slam Novak for comments about Fortune Bay
(Minnesota) -- Ely Mayor Chuck Novak faced the wrath of several area residents Tuesday, in the wake of public comments in which he supported a boycott of Fortune Bay...

2/19/2020

article MORON ALERT: Mayor accused of fanning the flames
(Minnesota) -- Twitter comments have embroiled another politician in controversy. This time, it was Ely Mayor Chuck Novak in the hot seat at Tuesday’s city council...

2/17/2020

article Bakk cancels political fundraiser at Fortune Bay
(Minnesota) -- At the end of January, the six Ojibwe bands forming the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe based in Cass Lake wrote a letter in support of a federal bill to ban...

12/9/2019

article How turn-of-the-century lumber speculation destroyed the Bois Forte Ojibwe homeland
(Minnesota) -- From 1890 to 1910, timber speculators and lumbermen patented most of the valuable pine lands in north-central Minnesota — the homeland of the Bois...

8/23/2019

article The Bois Forte consider a wellness court
(Minnesota) -- The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa needed a larger courthouse. "Attorneys were meeting with clients in cars and people charged with crimes and their...

8/11/2019

article The Bois Forte Consider A Wellness Court
(Minnesota) -- The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa needed a larger courthouse. “Attorneys were meeting with clients in cars and people charged with crimes and their...

5/2/2019

article Bois Forte aims to lessen mental health stigmas
(Minnesota) -- May is Mental Health Awareness month, and workers with Bois Forte Behavioral Health are working to lessen negative associations with seeking treatment....

5/1/2019

article Chavers lays out priorities for Bois Forte
(South Dakota) -- Bois Forte Tribal Chairwoman Cathy Chavers laid out land acquisition, workforce development, and addressing the impacts of the opioid epidemic as among...

4/18/2019

article Back to business
(Minnesota) -- Everyone is back on the job at Bois Forte two months after the government shutdown forced layoffs and sharp cutbacks in some tribal services. Now, to...

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