Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe – Wikipedia
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (Ojibwe: Misi-zaaga’igani Anishinaabeg), also known as the Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians, is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located in east-central Minnesota. The Band has 4,302 members as of 2012. Its homeland is the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation, consisting of District I (near Onamia), District II (near McGregor), District IIa (near Isle), and District III (near Hinckley).
The Mille Lacs Band is one of six members of the federally recognized Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, which they organized in 1934. The other members are the White Earth Band, Leech Lake Band, Grand Portage Band, Bois Forte Band, and Fond du Lac Band. “Chippewa,” is a term commonly used in the United States to refer to Ojibwe people; the Mille Lacs Band prefers the term “Ojibwe,” which is also more common in Canada.