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On Wednesday, January 20, Band Assembly approved Legislative Order 31-21: A Legislative Order Establishing Procedure for When the Band Assembly Receives a Critical Nomination from the Chief Executive. The Order had been tabled on January 6.
Band Assembly approved a contract addendum to add additional funding to the Red Circle contract to complete nine videos and provide two additional video shoots and production pieces for Aanjibimaadizing language projects. The addendum also extends the contract end date from December 30, 2020, to September 30, 2021.
Band Assembly denied contracts with Keller Paap, Chato Gonzalez, Indigenous Enterprises, LLC (Anton Treuer), and Michael Sullivan Sr., to provide continued consultation for Language revitalization, serve on the Aanjibimaadizing Ojibwemowin Strategic Planning Board, and assist with the MLB book development project.
Band Assembly voted down Bills 18-04-16-20, 18-04-17-20, and 18-04-18-20 for Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (“Corporate Ventures”), a corporate body politic of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (“Band”), for the purpose of appropriating funds and authorizing expenditures to Corporate Ventures.
Band Assembly approved Resolution 19-03-43-21: A Resolution Approving the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Housing Department Drug Policy, and a contract addendum for the Justice Service Agreement to provide the Tribal Court’s FullCourt Case Management System. Contract end date is December 31, 2021. Contract was approved.