Cultural Sovereignty a Major Theme at 2015 State of the Band


By Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, January 14, 2015

The 31st annual State of the Band address was held at Grand Casino Mille Lacs on January 13, 2015.

Mille Lacs Band Elder Lee Staples, Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin, Commissioner of Corporate Affairs Joe Nayquonabe, Speaker of the Assembly Carolyn Beaulieu and ChIef Justice Rayna Churchill addressed the crowd, which included Band members, community members, and civic leaders.

Miigwech to everyone who helped with this event!

See photos from the event here.

Video on YouTube.

Listen to Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin’s State of the Band Address below or download the mp3.