About Us

New Equipment for Red Lake Nation Fishery Bianca Mendoza - Wednesday, March 16, 2016
It’s the Berry Best Time of Year Bianca Mendoza - Friday, July 24, 2015
Celebration time isn’t over Bianca Mendoza - Thursday, July 09, 2015
12 Items You Should Buy at the Dollar Store Bianca Mendoza - Wednesday, July 08, 2015
2015 Red Lake Nation Fireworks Product Demonstration Bianca Mendoza - Thursday, June 25, 2015
Red Lake Fireworks to Host Display Show Bianca Mendoza - Monday, June 22, 2015
It begins with a spark Bianca Mendoza - Monday, June 08, 2015
New Deli Items at Red Lake Nation Fuels Bianca Mendoza - Monday, May 04, 2015
The Bezhigwwaabik Store Steven StandingCloud - Monday, July 28, 2014
Subway Project Summary Mitch Blessing - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

History of Our Firm

Since inception in 2011 Ogaakaaning Enterprises has strived to balance our business practices with our Native American Culture and continuing to build sustainable operations. The Tribal Council at the time wanted to separate business from politics and thus came up with Ogaakaaning Enterprises The structure was established to maximize tribal advantages such as tax immunities, sovereign immunity, and federal advantages. Our first goal was to develop internal expertise and capabilities. Then create a focus on tribal law and economic innovations. After approval from the Red Lake Tribal Council the tribe provided capital and appointed a board of directors which consists of a qualified team of experienced and educated Red Lake band members to handle an approved annual plan. The role of the Ogaakaaning Enterprises Board of Directors was to hire a CEO, implement the plans, create policies, and provide oversight, audits, an annual plan, and budgets for the Red Lake enterprises. Once a CEO was hired this individual was to manage the company of Ogaakaaning Enterprises, hire appropriate staff, and manage the subsidiaries.


2014

Created and implemented Articles and Bylaws for the organization.

2013

Paid down additional $500,000 of debt to the tribe through rice farming operations from January to April for Red Lake Farms, Inc.

Orchestrated a management change at Red Lake Trading Post that resulted in clearing debt on several accounts and turning a profit for the first time in years.

2012

The Red Lake Tribal Council changed the ownership of Red Lake Nation Fisheries, Inc., Red Lake Retail, Inc., Red Lake Farms, Inc., Red Lake Builders, Inc., Red Lake Forest Products, Inc., and Red Lake Nation Energy, Inc., from the Red Lake Nation to Ogaakaaning Enterprises by a series of resolutions.

Paid down $1 million of debts to the tribe through rice farming operations and equipment auction for Red Lake Farms, Inc.

2011

Our firm was created by the Red Lake Tribal Council to be a tribal corporation called Ogaakaaning Enterprises and appointed its Board of Directors.