Contact Us

Former Mille Lacs Band Leader Marge Anderson Dies

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibew, Facebook

ONAMIA (AP) – The woman who led the Mille Lacs Band of Objiwe in its successful efforts to secure tribal hunting and fishing rights has died.

A trial government statement says former chief executive Marge Anderson died Saturday at age 81 of natural causes.

Anderson was the first woman to lead a Minnesota Indian tribe. She served from 1991 to 2000 and 2008-2012.

Anderson also led her band into the modern era of Indian gaming. She used the profits from the band’s Hinckley and Mille Lacs casinos to fund social programs, schools and clinics for the band’s approximately 3,500 members instead of handing out individual payments to band members.

A wake is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the District I Community Center in Onamia.

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!