Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Mille Lacs Government Center
43408 Oodena Dr, Onamia, MN, 56359-2236
Distance: 1109 Miles
Office that serves as the administrative center for a tribe
Contact the tribal office with questions about services offered to tribal members.
The Mille Lacs Band's government is based on a separation of powers to help ensure proper checks and balances. The legislative branch, known as the Band Assembly, enacts laws that regulate the Band's affairs and appropriates money for Band programs and services. The executive branch, led by the Chief Executive, implements Band laws and administers the Band's programs and services. The judicial branch, or Tribal Court, upholds the Band's laws and ensures justice is served equally to all Band members.
As a sovereign government, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is responsible for providing services to meet the needs of its people, much like the State of Minnesota does for its residents. The Chief Executive appoints Commissioners to run Executive Branch departments, which provide services to Band members.
The Office of Tribal Enrollments at the Mille Lacs Band Government Center is responsible for processing enrollments as well as changes of address or names.
- Native American Community
To enroll in the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, you must have a parent who is, or was at the time of his/her death, an enrolled member of the Band. Also, the individual enrolling must have a blood quantum of 25%.
Please print, fill out and mail the application to Tribal Enrollments, Mille Lacs Band Government Center, 43408 Oodena Dr, Onamia, MN 56359. The application MUST have an original signature and MUST be accompanied by a certified copy of the enrollee's birth certificate. Deadlines for enrollment are January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 to be processed for the next quarter.
To have your name officially changed on the Band enrollment records, you must fax or mail a copy of your marriage license, divorce decree, or other official court document that certifies the name change to Tribal Enrollments, Mille Lacs Band Government Center, 43408 Oodena Drive, Onamia, MN 56359, or fax it to the attention of Tribal Enrollments at (320) 532-7566.
If you have any questions about any of the above processes, please contact the Enrollment Office at (320) 532-7730.
Mille Lacs Reservation
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Other Services or resources
- AanjiBimaadizing (Income and Work Support Services)
- Anishinaabe College
- Behavioral Health Services
- Child Protective Services (CPS)
- Child Support Enforcement Program
- Community Services
- Crisis Line
- Domestic Violence Support Services - Family Violence Prevention Program
- Elder Services
- Legal Assistance
- Maternal and Child Health
- Medication Disposal
- Transportation - Community Health Representatives
- Tribal Veterans Service Office (TVSO)
- Tribally Designated Housing Entity (TDHE)
- Weatherization Assistance Program
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DF-7000.8500Tribal Enrollment Records Definition
Programs that maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to the official documentation which contains the names of individuals who belong to one of the recognized groups of Native Americans that constitute a tribe. Also included are programs that help Native Americans complete and file the paperwork that is required to establish tribal membership.
FT-5950Native American/Tribal Law Definition
Programs that provide assistance for Native Americans who need legal advice or representation regarding federal recognition, treaty rights, fishing and hunting rights, environmental protection, reservation boundaries, land acquisition, land and water rights, Indian gaming, housing, health, taxation or jurisdictional questions. Attorneys who practice in this area are concerned with the treaties, statutes, executive orders, court decisions and administrative actions that define the relationship among the United States, Indian tribes and individuals, and the states. Native American law attorneys are found in federal government bodies such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs and The Indian Claims Commission, which hears and determines claims against the United States on behalf of any Indian tribe. Private law firms also have lawyers who specialize in matters relating to Indian lands and reservations, tribal rights and other legal issues affecting Native Americans. Specific Indian tribes, which are recognized as sovereign entities with the power to regulate their internal and social organization, have lawyers who may be members of the tribe themselves, and/or lawyers who are hired as "general counsel" to handle the legal affairs of their tribe. Public service agencies also serve the Native American community with lawyers who specialize in the Indian Child Welfare Act, and others who serve children, people who are elderly, or indigent members of the Native American community.
TD-6600.4500-865Tribal Council Offices Definition
Offices that serve as administrative centers for the governing body of Native American tribes or association of tribes. Tribal councils are generally formed along regional, ethnic or linguistic lines; and most function as a legislative body with an elected or appointed chairman who has an executive role.
YH-6000.6000Native American Community Definition
Individuals whose ethnic background and ancestry are that of the tribal, aboriginal peoples who originated in what is now the United States. Included are Native Americans who are living on or off reservations in rural and urban areas.
YW-8500Tribal Reservation Residents Definition
Individuals and families of Native American descent who have needs and interests in common based on living in areas recognized by the federal or a state government as being set aside for the use of Native Americans and governed by Native Americans.