Human Resources
The Bug O Nay Ge Shig School is located on the Leech Lake Reservation near Cass Lake, MN and within the Chippewa National Forest. The mission of the school is “to provide students with foundations of Anishinaabe language and teachings; to integrate education with the lifeways of the Leech Lake Ojibwe Community; and to enhance their lifelong learning for post-secondary education.”

The school serves a vast geographic region and has a student body of approximately 200 students in grades K-12. The school focuses on Ojibwe Language and Culture as well as a curriculum based on state standards. All students take Ojibwe Language and Culture courses as well as the four core subjects of Math, Social Studies, Science and English. Another very important component of the school is the Niigaane program, which is an Ojibwe Language Immersion program for students in grades K-6. The Bug O Nay Ge Shig School is a Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) School and is funded through federal, state and local sources, including the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.

The 2021-22 school year will be a very exciting time to join the team of educators at the Bug O Nay Ge Shig School! The school has an increasing enrollment, a committed administration, a new pay scale, a high school facility that was new in 2018, and a staff that is highly committed to making the school the first choice for education on the Leech Lake Reservation. Class sizes are kept intentionally small, there is a high priority placed upon building strong, formative relationships with students, and the setting of the school provides for a rich learning environment including modern technology resources as well as all of the opportunities that come with being in the heart of a national forest. School seasonal activities such as harvesting wild rice and maple tree sap are prioritized alongside mathematics and reading. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, copies of relevant licenses, and a completed application packet to James Ravnikar, Business/Human Resources Director.

Applicants with questions about the school or the position should contact Dan McKeon, School Director. Teachers are required to possess a valid Minnesota Teaching License, or be able to prove they are in a program that will result in a valid Minnesota Teaching License.
The school offers competitive wages and benefits (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement savings plan).

Job openings can be found by clicking on the words Current Job Openings below.

Email, fax, or mail your application, resume, three references, any licenses needed for the position.


Fax:   218-665-3024

Mail:   Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School

           Attn: HR

          15353 Silver Eagle Dr NW

           Bena, MN 56626


Click on the words "Job Application" to download and print a blank application.

Job Application

                  Postings are OPEN UNTIL FILLED or otherwise noted.

In accordance with PL 101-630 all positions require a favorable suitability determination via a Background Investigation. Drug/Alcohol test and State and Federal Background checks will also be conducted.