January 2018 Legislative Update


The Mille Lacs Band Assembly has passed the following resolutions and bills since the beginning of the fiscal year on October 1.


JOINT RESOLUTION 17-04-06-18: A Joint Resolution Approving the Relicensing of Bohlman, Incorporated for the Operation of Drop-in Child Care Centers at Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley.

JOINT RESOLUTION 17-04-11-18: A Joint Resolution Amending Joint Resolution 17-04-86-17 Which Approved the Submission of a Tribal Child Support Enforcement Grant to the United States Administration for Children and Families: Office of Child Support Enforcement
for FY18.

JOINT RESOLUTION 17-04-13-18: A Joint Resolution Approving the Participation Plan for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s use of the Minnesota State ARMER Radio System.

JOINT RESOLUTION 17-04-14-18: A Joint Resolution Adopting the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Hazard Mitigation Plan.

JOINT RESOLUTION 17-04-32-18: A Joint Resolution approving the Submission of an application, on behalf of the Nay ah Shing Schools, to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for the FY18 AGRI Farm to School Grant Program.

JOINT RESOLUTION 17-04-33-18: A Joint Resolution Approving the Joint Powers Agreement between the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and the State of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to Participate in the Minnesota Internet Crimes against Children Task Force.

JOINT RESOLUTION 17-04-35-18: A Joint Resolution Approving the Submission of a Grant Application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Highway Safety Program for the FY18 Mille Lacs Band Tribal Police Child Passenger Safety Seat Program.

JOINT RESOLUTION 17-04-52-18: A Joint Resolution Approving the Submission of a Liquor Permit Application with the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe for the Sale and Consumption of Alcohol at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.


Band Assembly Bill 17-04-53-17: A Bill of Appropriation for Governmental Operations of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, Circle of Health, Gaming Regulatory Authority, Department of Athletic Regulation, Supplemental Income Program for Elders (“SIPE”), and Tribal Employment Rights Office of the Mille Lacs Band Tribal Government for fiscal years ending September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2019.

Band Assembly Bill 17-04-01-18: Legislative — Minisinaakwaang Leadership Academy Donation FY18.

2018 Election Dates

Elections will take place in 2018 for Mille Lacs Band Secretary-Treasurer, District II Representative, and District III Representative. Watch for the official MCT Election Announcement on January 8, and see millelacsband.com for details and updates.

– January 12: Period for filing for office begins at 8 a.m.
– January 22: Close of filing period – April 3: Primary Election
Polling places open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– June 12: General Election
Polling places open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For the complete election calendar, click here.