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Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Weekly News Summary, November 22-28


December 1, 2020

Commissioner extends mask order

Commission of Health and Human Services has extended the Mille Lacs Band's mask requirement for public buildings until February 28, 2021. The order applies to anyone over two years old who can medically tolerate a face covering, and it also requires that government personnel wear gloves when entering Band member residences to provide public services. Government personnel and employees of Band-owned businesses are required to wear masks or cloth face coverings whenever they are in face-to-face contact with the public.For more information and to read the order in its entirety, see

COVID-19 housing grant deadline is December 7

The deadline is December 7 to apply for the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program, which provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners. The program is available in all districts and the urban area.For more information, see

Please note: The December issue Ojibwe Inaajimowin incorrectly listed the deadline as December 30. The deadline was changed by the state after the issue went to press.

State of the Band to be held online

Mille Lacs Band statutes require that on the second Tuesday of each January the Band Assembly will call a special joint assembly for the purposes of a State of the Band address. This year, pursuant to an executive order signed by Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin, the State of the Band will be a virtual event. We want to make it as easy as possible for Band members to attend this year’s virtual State of the Band. Please fill out the form below, and we will send you reminders about State of the Band as well as information about how to attend online. Please note that we will also add you to the Mille Lacs Band email list to receive periodic emails with important news about your Mille Lacs Band government. To sign up for updates and information, please see


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