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.

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Bold Flavors Come to Onamia with Opening of Taco John’s

You don’t have to go south of the border to get great Mexican food — just to the south shore of Lake Mille Lacs. Taco John’s®, a fast-growing Mexican quick-service chain dedicated to fresh ingredients and original flavors, is now…
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Opioid Epidemic Has Ripple Effects in Mille Lacs Band Communities

Syphilis, hepatitis on the rise. Band members urged to get tested. Mille Lacs Band communities are seeing many side effects of the nationwide opioid epidemic, including increases in hepatitis C and syphilis infection. Cassie Helmin, the director of nursing at…
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Band Invests in Public Safety for Chiminising Residents

Partnership will support expansion of emergency services in Chiminising community   With an increased focus on public safety for Band members and the community, the Band has made a donation toward the expansion of the Isle fire station. “This donation…
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Property Improvements Continue at Grand Casinos

The next project at Grand Casino Mille Lacs is the 1991 Kitchen, which will begin January 2, 2017. The 1991 Kitchen will take the place of the Grand Northern Grill at Grand Casino Mille Lacs. This 7,075 sq. ft. casual…
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DNR, MCT Plan Environmental Impact Statement for Pipeline

Mille Lacs Band Department of Natural Resources employees are determining the Band’s involvement in a Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (MCT) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Line 3 pipeline. The MCT Tribal Executive Committee (TEC) voted 11-0 on Nov. 3 that…
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Band Assembly Works on Revision of Revenue Allocation Plan

Band Assembly is amending the current Revenue Allocation Plan (RAP) to be submitted for Bureau of Indian Affairs approval by the end of the fiscal year in October 2017. As a result, Band members may see changes to government spending,…
...Read More
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Bold Flavors Come to Onamia with Opening of Taco John’s

You don’t have to go south of the border to get great Mexican food — just to the south shore of Lake Mille Lacs. Taco John’s®, a fast-growing Mexican quick-service chain dedicated to fresh ingredients and original flavors, is now…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Opioid Epidemic Has Ripple Effects in Mille Lacs Band Communities

Syphilis, hepatitis on the rise. Band members urged to get tested. Mille Lacs Band communities are seeing many side effects of the nationwide opioid epidemic, including increases in hepatitis C and syphilis infection. Cassie Helmin, the director of nursing at…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Band Invests in Public Safety for Chiminising Residents

Partnership will support expansion of emergency services in Chiminising community   With an increased focus on public safety for Band members and the community, the Band has made a donation toward the expansion of the Isle fire station. “This donation…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Property Improvements Continue at Grand Casinos

The next project at Grand Casino Mille Lacs is the 1991 Kitchen, which will begin January 2, 2017. The 1991 Kitchen will take the place of the Grand Northern Grill at Grand Casino Mille Lacs. This 7,075 sq. ft. casual…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

DNR, MCT Plan Environmental Impact Statement for Pipeline

Mille Lacs Band Department of Natural Resources employees are determining the Band’s involvement in a Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (MCT) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Line 3 pipeline. The MCT Tribal Executive Committee (TEC) voted 11-0 on Nov. 3 that…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Band Assembly Works on Revision of Revenue Allocation Plan

Band Assembly is amending the current Revenue Allocation Plan (RAP) to be submitted for Bureau of Indian Affairs approval by the end of the fiscal year in October 2017. As a result, Band members may see changes to government spending,…
...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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