Band Assembly Weekly Update, April 12-16


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On Tuesday, April 13, Legislative hosted a Pre-Band Assembly meeting to discuss the agenda items. On Wednesday, April 14, Band Assembly occurred through conference call and zoom.

After approval of the agenda and minutes, several contracts for individuals to serve on the Aanjibimaadizing Ojibwemowin Strategic Committee were taken from the table and denied.

In a note for the record, Band Assembly said they are supportive of language revitalization and would like the amount of the contracts to be fiscally responsible by grant guidelines and follow procurement process, with a complete plan in place.

A contract was approved for Mike Brenny Construction, Inc. for the demolition and new construction of two HUD homes in Hinckley.

An agreement with Northern Trust Company was taken from table and approved in Executive Session.

Also approved were the following:

— Band Assembly Bill 19-03-34-21: A Bill amending Title 15 of the Mille Lacs Band Statutes (“MLBS”) for the purposes of clarifying and correcting § 804(i). On March 24, 2021, the Chief Executive signed into law Ordinance 31-21 for the purposes of clarifying and correcting Chapter 2 of Title 15. As an unintended consequence, Ordinance 31-21 superseded Ordinance 02-19, which was signed into law on October 22, 2018. This bill is designed to reconcile Ordinance 31-21 and Ordinance 02-19. Sponsor: District II Representative.

— Resolution 19-03-52-21: A Resolution Approving the Revised Public Law 102-477 Master Plan for the Non-Removable Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe for the Time Period Beginning October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2022. Resolution was approved with a waiver of the formal reading.

Two land lease resolutions were tabled, and one was approved. Four foster care licenses were approved.