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".

News & Events:

12/2 Elder Activites: See below for various FDL Elder Activities.
Elder Movie Morning - December 11
Elder Trip - Plymouth Playhouse/Mystic Lake - December 15
Elder Brunch and a Play - December 18
12/1 During the month of November, we presented daily informational/historical articles related to National Native American Heritage Month. It was decided to leave these articles available on our website for a while longer, to give the community a chance to read them. Click here to see the complete list of articles.
11/28 The Fond du Lac Wisdom Steps Group meets monthly and has a schedule of upcoming meeting dates throughout 2016. The next meeting is on December 26. Click here to see the full schedule.
11/28 The Dedication Ceremony of the new CAIR building will be held Friday, December 9, 2016, from 1:00 to 5:30 PM. Click here for more information!
11/22 NOTICE: When you have an event that requires the Fond du Lac Honor Guard, we need to know ahead of time so the Honor Guard can be notified, at least 5 days or more before the event. Call 878-2670 or 218-269-7125 and leave a message. Thank you. Tom Whitebird V.S.O
11/21 The FDL Historical Society meets monthly at the FDL Resource Management building. Everyone is welcome to bring old photos and documents to scan, and work on your family tree. The next meeting will be on December 9, 2016. Click here for the full scedule of meetings.
11/16 The FDL Community Health Program is holding its December Health & Nutrition class on Wednesday, December 7, at 5 PM. Click here for details.
11/10 The Gichi Manidoo Giizis Traditional Powwow will be held on Saturday, January 14th, at the Black Bear Casino Resort Otter Creek Event Center. Registration is at 10 AM, with the Grand Entry at 1 and 7 PM. Click here for full details!
11/1 The Fond du Lac Band sent a letter to Governor Dayton on October 28, 2016, asking that Minnesota law enforcement officers cease all assistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. Click here to see the letter.
10/28 FDL Human Services and FDL Head Start is holding Positive Indian Parenting Classes on Tuesdays from November 8 - December 20. Space is limited to call to reserve a spot! Click here for details and contact information.
10/21 The Fond du Lac Human Services Advisory Board (HSAB) is looking for nominations for the following vacancies: Brookston Representative (1 Vacancy), Cloquet Representative (2 Vacancies), Sawyer Representatives (2 Vacancies), and Duluth Representatives (2 Vacancies). Click here for more information.
10/10 Attention balsam bough harvesters: Balsam bough buyers will soon be purchasing balsam boughs. FDL Band members may obtain a free harvesting permit from the FDL Resource Management office during normal business hours. Many bough buyers require that you have a valid permit before they will buy your boughs. Many buyers also have special requirements for how they’d like the boughs cut, bundled, or delivered. Click here to see a few local bough buyers and their contact information.
9/13 NOTICE: The Reservation Business Committee is seeking an individual from the Brookston District to serve on the Land Use Committee. The purpose of this committee is to advise, assist and oversee the use, protection and development of land within the boundaries of the reservation. Interested individuals should contact Jack Bassett at 879-8043 or by email