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Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Information

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Tribal Community is a hidden gem, offering travelers a unique and culturally rich destination like no other. This enchanting Tribal community, proud of their Ojibwe heritage, invites you to explore their land, learn their history and savor the natural beauty of the region.

The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa is a land of breathtaking Minnesota landscapes, where ancient forests stretch as far as the eye can see and pristine lakes mirror the cerulean skies above. Towering pines and birch trees create a lush canopy, providing a perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures. Here, you'll discover a serene sanctuary, with crystal-clear waters, cascading waterfalls and rugged, undisturbed terrain that beckons hikers, anglers and nature enthusiasts.,

The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, a branch of the larger Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) people, have called this land home since time immemorial. Their rich cultural heritage is interwoven with the natural world, and they warmly invite visitors to explore their traditions, from storytelling and traditional dance to artisan crafts, such as birch bark baskets and beadwork. A visit here is a chance to immerse yourself in the living history and traditions of the Ojibwe people.

The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa offers a unique opportunity for cultural tourism. Visitors can participate in cultural events, attend powwows and even stay in traditional Ojibwe-style cabins. Exploring the Reservation and its surrounding natural wonders provides a genuine and educational travel experience that fosters an understanding and appreciation of Native American traditions, history and the beauty of the Northwoods.

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

Travel Info

  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time

The closest major airport to the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa is Falls International Airport (INL) in International Falls, Minnesota, approximately 40 miles to the northeast. From there, you can rent a car to reach the Reservation, or some lodges may offer shuttle services. Alternatively, Duluth International Airport (DLH) is approximately 150 miles to the south, offering more flight options.

Notes to Visitors

Sahgiibahgah Powwow

“Sah Gii Bah Gah” means “moon of the bursting buds,” and it is the name of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Sahgiibahgah Powwow, traditionally held the first weekend in June at Nett Lake, Minnesota.

The Sahgiibahgah Powwow is more than just a cultural display—it's a communal gathering that invites visitors to share in the warmth and hospitality of the Bois Forte people. Traditional foods, artisanal crafts, and storytelling sessions offer glimpses into the daily lives and histories of the community. Visitors are encouraged to engage with local artisans, learn about the significance of intricate beadwork, and savor the flavors of traditional foods that have sustained the Bois Forte people for centuries.

As the night sky becomes a canvas for the northern lights, the Sahgiibahgah Powwow becomes a luminous celebration of identity, heritage, and shared humanity. For those seeking an authentic and immersive experience into the heart of Native American culture, the Sahgiibahgah Powwow stands as an annual testament to the enduring spirit of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa.

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