Welcome!

Boozhoo! Aaniin!

Welcome to the temporary website of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Unfortunately, our website is no longer functional, so while we are building a new site, please refer to this page for phone numbers, important emails, current job postings and other information.

Our tribal government is based in our District I community on Mille Lacs Lake north of Onamia. Our members reside on the 1855 Mille Lacs Reservation on the south and west shores of Mille Lacs Lake, and also in Minisinaakwaang (East Lake) near McGregor, Aazhoomog (Lake Lena) east of Hinckley, and Chiminising (Isle, Minnesota).

We operate Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley as well as many other Band-owned businesses around the region and the country.

Please visit our Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures and Mille Lacs Legislative Branch websites to learn more about the Mille Lacs Band.

Miigwech (thank you) for your interest and your patience.

Main switchboard: 320-532-4181

Email inquiries: Katie.draper@millelacsband.com

Emergency numbers:

If you or someone you know is injured or in danger, call 911 first.

  • Tribal Police Department dispatch: 888-609-5006; 320-532-3430
  • Emergency Management Services: 24-hour fire, disaster, and emergency management response: Monte Fronk, Emergency Management Coordinator: 320-362-0435
  • Community Support Services: For emergencies related to food and nutrition, Elder services, Elder abuse, emergency loans, sexual assault, or emergency loans, call 320-532-7539 or 320-630-2687.
  • Domestic violence: (c) 320-630-2499
  • Women’s Shelter: 866-867-4006
  • Heating, water, or other home-related maintenance problems: If you live in a Mille Lacs Band Housing-maintained home, call for housing maintenance service in your district. During regular business hours, please call our Customer Service Representative at 800- 709-6445, ext. 7799. If you live in a home not maintained by the Mille Lacs Band and need assistance after hours with utilities or heating, please contact: After Hours Emergency Service: 866-822-8538. (Press 1, 2 or 3 for respective districts)
  • Mille Lacs Band Family Services: Foster Care: 320-630-2663; Social Worker: 320-630-2444, Toll-free: 800-709-6445, ext. 7588. Aazhoomog 320-384-0149; Hinckley 320-384-7400; toll-free 24-hour crisis line 1-866-867-4006.
  • Batterers’ Intervention: 320-532-8909
– Behavioral Health: 800-709-6445,ext.7776

Community Centers:

District I: 320-532-7585

District II: 218-768-3311

District IIa: 320-676-1102

District III: 320-384-6240

Urban Office: 612-872-1424

Staff of Mille Lacs Band Higher Education

Commissioner of Education,  Ed Minnema – 320-532-4695  or cell 320-630-0674

Joyce Shingobe, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Higher Education Program – Executive Director of Education – Extension 320-532-4181  Ex. 7581

Camille Smith,  Mille Lacs Band Scholarship Program – 320-532-4181  Ex. 4775

Rosella Eagle, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Higher Education Admin, – 320-532-4181  Ex. 4795

Alicia Skinaway,  Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Higher Ed. Student Support – 320-532-4181  Ex. 4717

Click the links above for information on upcoming events, current job postings, and RFPs/Construction Bids.