Aanjibimaadizing, which means “changing lives” in our Ojibwe language, is operated as a division of the Mille Lacs Band’s Department of Administration. The goals of the program are centered on our mission statement:
To assist our fellow Anishinaabe with education, training, work experiences, cultural participation, and support services to be prosperous and change their life.
Aanjibimaadizing helps to empower participants with an acquired purpose or occupation that will contribute to the well-being of their community and family. Through this, we are able to offer services to a large percentage of our community and work closely with other organizations to help all ages embrace their culture and overcome barriers to sustainability. Our services support obtaining and retaining employment, improving or creating a position of job readiness, and addressing barriers that prevent our clients from leading their best life.
Aanjibimaadizing was formerly known as the Department of Labor. We are operated as a service organization under the Mille Lacs Band’s Department of Administration.
Aanjibimaadizing has offices in the Urban area, District I, District II, and District III. The offices are open by appointment. Clients can also call or email. Aanjibimaadizing also has an informational Facebook page where resources and current events and trainings are posted.