Aanjibimaadizing, which means "changing lives" in our Ojibwe language, is operated as a division of the Mille Lacs Band's Department of Administration. The goals of the program are centered on our mission statement:
To assist our fellow Anishinaabe with education, training, work experiences, cultural participation, and support services to be prosperous and change their life.
Central Office Receptionist
Tel: 800-922-4457 or 320-532-7407
Our goals for 2019 – 2022 are as follows:
To increase child care services in all Mille Lacs Band districts that will synchronize with Ojibwe language and cultural goals while providing safe environments for children and families. Measured by the number of expanded child care slots and amount of child care assistance paid per year.
To coordinate services with Mille Lacs Band departments and outside agency partnerships that allow clients to maximize opportunities to support holistic health and wellness, while minimizing barriers for clients to increase self-sufficiency. Measured by the number of Memorandum of Agreements or Understanding (MOA/MOU) and by an increase in client participation with outside agencies or entities.
To develop Ojibwe language resources, materials, and training to be used long-term with Aanjibimaadizing clients and all Mille Lac Band members to increase the use of language, number of speakers, and improve the health and education of the community holistically. Measured by the number of books, resources, and materials available at the end of this three-year plan in comparison to current resources.
The Mille Lacs Band Higher Education Office (MLBHEO) is established to assist enrolled members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and their children as they pursue their educational goals. A financial award may also be given to those members who successfully obtain their degree, diploma, or certificate. This program is not intended to replace other forms of financial aid.
Scholarship & Career Counselor
800-709-6445, ext. 4775
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Vocational, technical, college, and university students can apply for scholarships to pay for books, tuition, and fees. Scholarship applications are available online at millelacsband.com.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
These awards are given upon successful completion of various levels of education, from high school to graduate school. Academic achievement award applications are available online at millelacsband.com.
Mille Lacs Band members of all ages can apply for Educational Enrichment funds to attend educational classes, school-based activities, cultural activities, and community education classes. Some restrictions apply. Educational enrichment fund applications are available online at millelacsband.com.
Educational Enrichment Application
Academic Achievement Award Application
Assignment of Per Capita Distribution Funds
Authorization Letter and Agreement Terms
Consent for the Release of Confidential Information
Higher Education Application Form
MLB Higher Education Policies
Student Education Plan
Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO)
WHAT IS TERO?
The Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) ensures that all employment entities of the Non-Removable Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe shall give preference to Native Americans in hiring, promotion, training and all other aspects of employment, including contracting and subcontracting. TERO does not directly hire or make hiring decisions; however, it does refer qualified Mille Lacs Band members and other Native Americans to companies doing business on lands of the Non-Removable Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax: 320-532-3785 ATTN: TERO