The Fond du Lac Band is one of six Chippewa Indian Bands in the state of Minnesota. The Fond du Lac Reservation was established by the La Pointe Treaty of 1854. Archaeologists, however, maintain that ancestors of the present day Chippewa (Ojibwe) have resided in the Great Lakes area since 800 A.D. Today, our Band includes over 4,200 members. The Ojibwe name for the Fond du Lac Reservation is "Nagaajiwanaang", which means "where the water stops".

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Community Notices:

11/17 There will be a special Community Meeting with information and Q & A about the FDL Historical Cemetary. The meeting will be held on Monday, December 4th, starting at 5 PM at the Black Bear Otter Creek Center. Click here for full details.
11/9 Star Quilt Drawing! The Fond du Lac RBC has donated a Star Quilt to benefit the Elder Christmas Party on December 1st. Tickets can be purchased for $1 each, and proceeds will go to the Elder Christmas Party. The drawing will be held on December 1st and the Elder Party. Click here for details and ticket locations.
11/9 With recent snowfall, FDL Forestry will no longer require burn permits when burning brush and similar items. To protect air quality, all rules regarding what can and can not be burned still apply. See the list of prohibited items on the forestry webpage. Thank you and have a great winter!
11/3 In observance of National Native American Heritage Month, the FDL Ojibwe Language Program has created an Ojibwe Language booklet, detailing the five things needed for ceremony. Click here to see the booklet.
11/1 NOTICE: COBELL SETTLEMENT DEADLINE: The Cobell Settlement final deadline for any class member or the heir of a class member to provide documentation so that payment can be made is November 27, 2017. To see the FDL Cobell Whereabouts Unknown list on the Cobell Settlement website, click here, then choose Fond du Lac to generate a list of names. For more information, visit the website.
11/1 The Fond du Lac Human Services Division is holding a wide variety of events and infomative displays throughout the month of November, in observance of Native American Heritage Month. Click here for a calendar of all the events and displays being held in several locations. Click here for details on all the events happening this month!
10/26 NOTICE: Effective immediately the FDL Transit DFR (deviated fixed route) bus will no longer stop at the Cloquet Elderly – but will replace that stop with Supportive Housing.
10/24 There will be a Special TEC Meeting held at Shooting Star Casino on the White Earth Reservation, on November 22nd. White Earth has a block of rooms set up for November 21st, the hotel block number 6451 and should be under MCT Special Meeting. Enrolled Band Members are welcome to attend. Click here for details.
10/13 Have you gotten your flu shot? Flu vaccines are also available at FDL MNAW and CAIR Clinics. Schedule a nurse visit today to get vaccinated. Anyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every flu season. Please call us to get scheduled today! You can reach us at 218-878-2120. The Human Services Division will be at the Elders Christmas Party on December 1st.
9/26 1854 Ceded Territory Tullibee Netting: Netting in the 1854 Ceded Territory has begun in lakes with Tullibee except Lake Vermillion. Netting on Lake Vermillion will begin on October 21st. For details and Netting guidelines, please click here.
9/12 The Resource Management Division has completed a draft of an updated Integrated Resource Management Plan. The plan describes Fond du Lac’s Natural Resources and discusses management goals and objectives. It has been updated to include climate change concerns and to reflect changes that have occurred since the previous version was written. The plan is available for download here. Resource Management staff encourage you to read and comment on this document. Please feel free to submit comments in writing or you may use the “Email Comments Here” link on the bottom of the Resource Management page. Staff will be presenting the document in several public meetings in the future, as well.