THE STORY OF THE MILLE LACS BAND OF OJIBWE:
Hunting. Fishing. Gathering. Amid deep lakes, wild rice fields, majestic maple trees, and wild and bountiful berries, the Ojibwe thrived in the mid-1700s, following the cycle of the seasons. A profound respect for nature was instilled in every child.
Pressures from non-Indian culture led to hardship and poverty, but the Ojibwe worked hard towards a better future.
In 1988, the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act helped those dreams become a reality. The Mille Lacs Band opened Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley in 1991 and 1992, creating thousands of jobs and generating revenues that benefit the Band, its nearly 4,600 members, and its non-Indian neighbors.
Casino revenues have helped the Mille Lacs Band build and improve schools, health care facilities, community centers, a water treatment facility, roads, ceremonial buildings, and more. Millions of dollars have also been donated to food shelves, schools, hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations that serve the entire community. The casinos have also attracted new residents to the area, boosted tourism, and created dozens of new businesses across the region.
The Communications Media Specialist must be creative, forward-thinking, and organized. The position is responsible for planning and monitoring the communications and social media strategy – including all social media sites – for Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Hinckley and other MLCV brands. The position will consist of developing and posting content, planning content calendars along with the agency based on quarterly planning meetings, responding to Guests, and analyzing and crafting performance reports for internal review. They will also be responsible for aiding in communication needs for MLCV and the property including press releases, copy needs, internal communication, the MLCV Friday 5, and stakeholder communication. The Communication Media specialist will need to understand brand strategy and tone of voice while creating and maintaining a consistent look and positive online reputation in the social media space and all related areas.
Guided by the traditional Ojibwe teachings, MLCV’s core values – honesty, wisdom, humility, love, truth and bravery – are the driving force in our business. The values guide us as we move forward to achieve our mission. At MLCV we are guided by Associate promise – to SERVE you (support, empower, respect, value and engage). Through this promise we strive to support our Associates in living their best lives by offering them challenging and rewarding work, a competitive benefits package and opportunities to build lasting relationships.