Welcome To

District 1

Represented by SANDRA L. BLAKE

Welcome To

District 1

Represented by SANDRA L. BLAKE

Greetings! 

Welcome to District I, located on the shores of beautiful Mille Lacs Lake. District I is the site of the Band’s Government Center that houses offices of elected officials, commissioners and staff members. You’ll also find Grand Casino Mille Lacs here, which offers a wide spectrum of entertainment from fishing to big name concerts and more.

The area with its magnificent lake has long had historic and cultural significance to the Band. We work hard in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Resources to protect and preserve all of our natural resources. Visit us! Enjoy a fine meal in one of our casino restaurants, see a movie in our theater or walk through our museum. District I welcomes you.

Greetings! 

Welcome to District I, located on the shores of beautiful Mille Lacs Lake. District I is the site of the Band’s Government Center that houses offices of elected officials, commissioners and staff members. You’ll also find Grand Casino Mille Lacs here, which offers a wide spectrum of entertainment from fishing to big name concerts and more.

The area with its magnificent lake has long had historic and cultural significance to the Band. We work hard in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Resources to protect and preserve all of our natural resources. Visit us! Enjoy a fine meal in one of our casino restaurants, see a movie in our theater or walk through our museum. District I welcomes you.

Greetings! 

Welcome to District I, located on the shores of beautiful Mille Lacs Lake. District I is the site of the Band’s Government Center that houses offices of elected officials, commissioners and staff members. You’ll also find Grand Casino Mille Lacs here, which offers a wide spectrum of entertainment from fishing to big name concerts and more.

The area with its magnificent lake has long had historic and cultural significance to the Band. We work hard in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Resources to protect and preserve all of our natural resources. Visit us! Enjoy a fine meal in one of our casino restaurants, see a movie in our theater or walk through our museum. District I welcomes you.

District 3

An Update from the Director of Pine Grove Leadership Academy

by Karrie McCurdy, Pine Grove Director Aaniin from staff and students of Ga-shing-wak-kokaag (in the pines), also known as Pine Grove Leadership Academy. It’s been a great start to our 2017 School Year. New this year is our Experiential Learning…
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Nay Ah Shing Aims to Increase Achievement through Learning Community

The Nay Ah Shing Leadership and Instructional Teams spent the past year investigating proven ways to increase student achievement. One powerful transformational way to do this is developing collaborative teams within a Professional Learning Community (PLC).  A trait of successful…
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Executive Branch Hosts Community Meetings Nov. 1-7

The Executive Branch of the tribal government is hosting meetings in four reservation communities and the Urban Area during the first week of November. "The meetings are a way to connect Band members with the programs and services of the…
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Band Members Rally to Get Out the Vote

Mille Lacs Band members heard from leaders and received information about registration, voting and polling places at a Get Out the Vote rally at Grand Casino Mille Lacs on Oct. 14. Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin and Minnesota Senate candidate Chilah…
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Band Moves Forward on Four Winds Transition

In her 2015 State of the Band address, Chief Melanie Benjamin gave a strong directive to the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to develop improvements in addiction treatment services. Since then, the HHS Department under Commissioner Sam Moose has…
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Reservation Residents Complete Community Leadership Program

Twenty-eight residents of the Mille Lacs, Shakopee, Lower Sioux and Upper Sioux Indian Communities returned August 10 from a two-day leadership workshop. This was the final segment of an intense, seven-day training provided by the Blandin Reservation Community Leadership Program…
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District 3

An Update from the Director of Pine Grove Leadership Academy

by Karrie McCurdy, Pine Grove Director Aaniin from staff and students of Ga-shing-wak-kokaag (in the pines), also known as Pine Grove Leadership Academy. It’s been a great start to our 2017 School Year. New this year is our Experiential Learning…
...Read More
District 1 District 3

Nay Ah Shing Aims to Increase Achievement through Learning Community

The Nay Ah Shing Leadership and Instructional Teams spent the past year investigating proven ways to increase student achievement. One powerful transformational way to do this is developing collaborative teams within a Professional Learning Community (PLC).  A trait of successful…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Executive Branch Hosts Community Meetings Nov. 1-7

The Executive Branch of the tribal government is hosting meetings in four reservation communities and the Urban Area during the first week of November. "The meetings are a way to connect Band members with the programs and services of the…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Band Members Rally to Get Out the Vote

Mille Lacs Band members heard from leaders and received information about registration, voting and polling places at a Get Out the Vote rally at Grand Casino Mille Lacs on Oct. 14. Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin and Minnesota Senate candidate Chilah…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Band Moves Forward on Four Winds Transition

In her 2015 State of the Band address, Chief Melanie Benjamin gave a strong directive to the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to develop improvements in addiction treatment services. Since then, the HHS Department under Commissioner Sam Moose has…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Reservation Residents Complete Community Leadership Program

Twenty-eight residents of the Mille Lacs, Shakopee, Lower Sioux and Upper Sioux Indian Communities returned August 10 from a two-day leadership workshop. This was the final segment of an intense, seven-day training provided by the Blandin Reservation Community Leadership Program…
...Read More
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Early Education Program Earns High Marks for Services

For another year, the Mille Lacs Band’s Wewinabi Early Education program was awarded a four-star rating for its services from the statewide organization, Child Care Aware. The rating is the highest possible rating by Parent Aware, which is the state’s…
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Nutrition Programs Put Healthy Food on the Menu

Gwe Yak Mino Wiisin A Da — Let’s Eat the Right Foods! In recent years, poor nutrition has led to obesity and related health problems in Indian County and across the U.S. The good news for Mille Lacs Band members…
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Prevent Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a term used to describe any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to an Elder or vulnerable adult. Types of Elder abuse…
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Family Services Director Sets New Goals, Keeps Kids at the Forefront of Her Work

Coming back to work for the Mille Lacs Band as the Director of Family Services was almost like coming home for Georgette Christensen. After being gone a decade, she returned in July. “I’ve always had a fondness for Mille Lacs,”…
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Ne-Ia-Shing’s First Psychiatrist

Dr. Melvina Bissonette is one of two new doctors at Ne-Ia-Shing Clinic in District I. She and Dr. Lacey Running Hawk (who was featured in last month’s Inaajimowin) both joined the Ne-Ia-Shing team last fall. Dr. Bissonette is a physician…
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Mille Lacs Band Family Violence Prevention Program

Together we can help end the violence We provide the fallowing services: One on one advocacy Legal Advocacy Emergency Shelter Information and Referrals Support Groups Transportation (limited to services.) Our services are free of charge and are completely confidential. 24…
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