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Tribal Employment Rights Office

The Tribal Employment Rights Organization (TERO) was established by tribal law, enacted by the Bois Forte Tribal Council, to promote and require Indian Preference in employment, training and contracting. The TERO Ordinance, revised and adopted on July 20, 2005, covers all non-governmental employers and projects located on or near the Nett Lake Indian Reservation.

The Nett Lake Band of Chippewa Indians have a sovereign right to employment opportunities on and near their own land. These rights are protected through your local TERO Ordinance enacted by the Bois Forte Tribal Council.

Tribal members should register with the TERO office to ensure they are listed by job skills and qualifications, in the event a job opening occurs for which they are qualified.

Download DocumentTERO Application

Download DocumentApplication for Certification ↓




Warren Villebrun
TERO Officer
Office: 218-757-3261
Fax: 218-77-3312
Email: wvillebrun@boisforte-nsn.gov

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

Bois Forte Tribal Government - Vermilion


1610 Farm Road South
Tower, MN 55790

Office: 218-753-4542
Fax: 218-753-4055
Email: Receptionist

Urban Office - Minneapolis


1308 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Office: 612-871-6618

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Urban Office - Duluth


206 West 4th Street #204
Duluth, MN 55806

Office: 218-336-1048

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