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Bois Forte Tribal Government
5344 Lakeshore Drive
Nett Lake, MN 55772

Kathie Holman
Tribal Enrollment Coordinator
Office: 218-757-3261 Extension 1162
Cell: 218-248-0581
Email: kathie.holman@boisforte-nsn.gov


IMPORTANT! Tribal IDs are currently unavailable, the Progeny System that is utilized to create and print the Tribal IDs is down temporarily. We will update when the situation has resolved.


Bois Forte Tribal Enrollment will be available at the White Earth Family Office 220 2nd St NW Cass Lake, MN to issue Bois Forte Tribal Identification Cards on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, and Wednesday September 25, 2024 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Tribal IDs 4.17.2024 & 9.25.2024


April 15, 2021

Bois Forte and 1854 IDs will be at the Vermilion Social Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

IDs at Vermilion 4.15.2021

  • Tribal IDs

    Tribal ID Cards

    To get a new Identification Card, Band Members will still need to present documentation that establishes their identity. This is a requirement by the State of Minnesota and a card will not be issued without the required documents.

    • The cards that some Band Members may have are still valid and a re-issue fee of $12.00 will be charged if the Band Member would like a new card prior to their current card’s expiration date.
    • One of the benefits of the new Identification Card is that the card program runs off the same database that Enrollment staff use to keep Band Member information current. So, if a Band Member has already presented an Original Certified Birth Certificate it should be in the database. Band Members will still need to present a secondary form of identification.
    • View the Policy & Guidelines for Issuance of Tribal Enrollment Picture Identification Cards and the forms of identification that are needed to get a Tribal Identification Card.


    A phone call or email before coming to get an identification card is appreciated. This will prevent Band Members from traveling to Nett Lake only to find out that they need a secondary form of identification or are required to pay a fee. If you have questions, call the Enrollment Coordinator.


    Tribal IDs During COVID-19 Pandemic by Appointment Only

    Appointments Available:
    Wednesdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.


    • Individuals are always required to wear a mask.
    • Temperatures will be taken at the door.
    • Only individuals receiving the Tribal ID will allowed in the building.
    • There will be no waiting area.


    To schedule your appointment, contact the Enrollment Coordinator.

  • Change of Name or Address

    Change of Name or Address

    Important letters and notices are mailed periodically throughout the year and it is the Band members responsibility to keep their address up to date.

    • Address Changes are required to be in writing. Please include the following: full name including maiden name, date of birth, last address, current address, signature, and date.
    • Name Changes are required to be in writing and must include proper documentation. Documentation can be a marriage license showing the name before and after, legal court order, or divorce showing your name.


    Download and Print: ↓ Change of Name or Address Form


  • Funeral and Burial Fund Application Process

    Funeral and Burial Fund Application Process


    Applicants have two ways of accessing the Funeral and Burial Fund Application:

    • Print & Download: Burial Fund Application ↓
      *Applicants can share the Funeral Home Expense Application (link is below) with their Funeral Director to fill out.
    • Fill Out & Submit: Online Application →
      *If you fill out the form ONLINE, you will need to have the Funeral Home fill out the “Funeral Home” online application below.


    Funeral Home

    The Funeral Home may fill out their section of the family’s Funeral and Burial Fund Application below.


    If you have any questions, please contact the Enrollment Coordinator.



  • Trust Fund

    Trust Fund

    Download and Print: ↓ Trust Fund Release Form

    Download and Print: ↓ Trust Fund Release Form for an Appointed Guardian

  • Forms


    Download and Print: ↓ Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Enrollment Application

    Download and Print: ↓ Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Application

    Download and Print: ↓ Funeral and Burial Fund Application

    Download and Print: ↓ Change of Address

    Download and Print: ↓ Trust Fund Release Form

    Download and Print: ↓ Trust Fund Release Form for an Appointed Guardian

  • Policies and Guidelines

    Policies and Guidelines

    Download and Print: ↓ Tribal ID Policy & Guidelines 

    Download and Print: ↓ Per Capita Policy

    Download and Print: ↓ Birth Certificate Purchasing Policy



  • Special Notices

    Special Notices

    Download and Print: ↓ Funerals and COVID-19

Bois Forte
Bois Forte Tribal Government - Nett Lake


5344 Lakeshore Drive
Nett Lake, MN 55772

Office: 218-757-3261
Toll Free: 1-800-221-8129
Fax: 218-757-3312
Email: Receptionist

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