Boating accident results in death of tribal community member
April 16, 2021
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe community is mourning the loss of a tribal community member due to a fatal boating accident that occurred on Wednesday evening on Mille Lacs Lake.
“This is a tragic event for our community,” said Mille Lacs Band Commissioner of Natural Resources Katie Draper. “Our hearts are heavy. This is a time for our communities to come together and be respectful to those who are grieving.”
At approximately 7:07 p.m. Mille Lacs Tribal Police received a report of a capsized boat off Iskigamizigan landing (pow wow grounds) on Shaw Bosh Kung Drive with two people hanging onto the boat and two people afloat in the water. Tribal Police responded to the scene and requested an ambulance, Garrison Fire Department, and a rescue boat from state or tribal conservation officers.