HINCKLEY -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Corporate Commission will host a Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance Conference on June 21-22 at Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley.
The conference will bring together Minnesota contractors, state and federal construction managers, labor representatives and Minnesota tribes to learn about Indian hiring regulations and rights on reservations.
The conference is targeted at those who work in construction and plan to bid on tribal and federal contracts. Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance regulations exist to ensure that Indian people receive training for, are employed on and are qualified for the highest pay possible for their work on tribally and federally funded construction projects.
The conference will feature information on the Minnesota Department of Transportation's memorandum of understanding for working near Indian reservations on federally funded projects, model tribal employment rights and labor organizations' state agreement and about a new East Central apprenticeship training program.
Conference registration is open through Friday, with a cost of $125 per person.
For more information, contact Sara Jayne Treiber at (320) 532-8814 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference sponsors include: Association General Contractors of Minnesota, Council for Tribal Employment Rights, Indian Employment Rights Office, M.A. Mortensen Co., Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Community Development Department, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Corporate Commission, Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council, Shingobee Construction.
The Mille Lacs band has about 3,665 enrolled members.
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