The Non-Removable Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is a federally recognized, sovereign tribe. At the core of tribal sovereignty is the power to make and enforce laws within tribal jurisdiction. The Band makes laws by Band Assembly passing a bill, which is then signed by the Chief Executive. Upon the Chief Executive's signature, the bill becomes an ordinance.
Band statutes is a compilation of the general and permanent laws of the Band, incorporating new laws, amendments, or repeals of old law. All laws not included in Band statutes can be found in Acts/Ordinances based on the fiscal year of their enactment.