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The Fond du Lac Band is one of six Chippewa Indian Bands that make up the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. 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".

 

Recent Additions:

Kiwenz Ojibwe Language Camp - June 14, 15, 16
Phragmites Open House - June 6
Gitigaan Asparagus Class - May 28
Gitigaan Plant Giveaway - June 1
2019 Veterans' Powwow - July 12, 13, 14
Women's Wellness Gathering - June 25, 26
Main Street Project Tour - June 1
2019 Enrollee Days - June 21, 22
Men's Gathering - June 21, 22
41st Annual FDL Health Fair - June 13

Community Notices:

5/24 ENROLLEE DAY: The 2019 Fond du Lac Enrollee Day Celebration will be held on June 21st & 22nd. Click here for full details! The Enrollee Day fireworks have been moved from their original location. Click here for a map of the location!
Enrollee Day Language Camp - June 22, 10 am - 4 pm
5/24 Propane Sale Notice: Fond du Lac Propane has negotiated with their suppliers to purchase propane at a special price, and are passing the savings on to it's loyal customers! During the month of July, propane can be purchased for $1.39 per gallon. Some qualifications exist. Customers should check the FDL Propane site for details. Click here to visit the FDL Propane website.
5/24 NOTICE: FDL Transit will be closed on Memorial Day, May 27th. Normal operations will resume the following day.
5/24 The Minnesota Judicial Branch will be hosting a Warrant Resolution event at the annual Human Services Health Fair on June 13, 2019. Click here for details. If you have questions on warrant resolutions, please contact Daniel Lew at 218-733-1027. They will also have staff available from the Minnesota Driver Diversion Program. This program was developed to support participants in paying any outstanding citations and fulfill state designated requirements necessary to reinstate participants driver’s license. Click here to see the Diversion Solutions website..
5/21 2019 Healing Circle Run: The Healing Circle Run connects ten Ojibwe reservations in northern Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. The 2019 Healing Circle Run will be held July 13 - 20. Runners will arrive at the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School on day 5 of the run. On day 6 they will leave Fond du Lac and head towards Mille Lacs. Click here for details, contact information, and the route map.
5/17 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Ojibwe School Graduation Ceremony is May 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Ojibwe School Gymnasium.
5/14 FDL Constitutional Convention Reform Community Meetings: Delegates invite all community members to come to learn more about the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Constitution Reform, who your delegates are and how this impacts you and your families. There will be a light meal and gift card drawings at each community meeting. See upcoming meeting dates below:
May 28 at the Brookston Community Center, 5 PM - 7:30 PM
5/6 The Fond du Lac Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board is seeking one representative from Brookston District and one representative from Cloquet District to fill seats on the Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board. The purpose of the Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board is to provide the Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee and the Fond du Lac Tribal Historic Preservation Officer with meaningful advice and guidance regarding the preservation of cultural resources and historic properties within the exterior boundaries of the Fond du Lac Reservation. The Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board meetings are held once each quarter. The Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board vacancies will be closing May 24, 2019 for tribal members to submit letters of interest. If you have questions or have an interest in being on this committee call Linda Whitebird at FDL Resource Management 878-7101.
5/1 Youth Summer Camp: The FDL Human Services Prevention/Intervention Summer Camp will be held from June 17 - August 15, Mondays - Thursdays, 10 am - 3 pm. The camp is for youth ages 6 - 17, who are enrolled, or parents/grandparents are enrolled in a federally recognized tribe. Applications for the camp are due by June 10th.
Click here for an informational flyer and application.
4/17 Elders Summer Garden Program: The Fond du Lac Elders Summer Garden Program will run June - September, 2019. the program will utilize high tunnels at the Sawyer & Brookston Community Centers, and the Ojibwe Language House. Click here for details and sign-up contact information.
4/16 Mahnomen Community Water System (CWS) updates - The Mahnomen CWS program has several projects scheduled through August 2019, and has provided updates about these projects and a presentation about Disinfection By-Products. See the links below for both documents.
Mahnomen CWS Project Updates - April 2019
Disinfection By-Products Presentation
4/4 FDL Housing Tenents & Homeowners: It's Spring Cleaning Time! Please clean your yards of all garbage and debris. Do your part in creating a clean community for all. Free garbage service for rental as well as free garbage disposal for Homeowners at the Recycling center. Bulk items will be removed by calling the Recycling Center at (218) 878-8069.
4/2 NOTICE: There is an opening for a Brookston Representative on the Fond du Lac Law Enforcement Review Board. The committee meets every 3rd Friday of the month. Any Fond du Lac Band Members interested in serving on this committee should submit their name to Terri Redding at FDL Conservation Department, 28 University Road, Cloquet MN or by calling 218-878-7155.
3/25 The Fond du Lac Office of Water Protection has received a request for Clean Water Act Section 401 Tribal Water Quality Certification from Great Lake Gas Transmission, Limited Partnership (Great Lakes) for a renewal of their existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit from EPA to discharge storm water, trench water and hydrostatic test water related to the operation and maintenance of their natural gas pipeline system within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation in both Carlton and St. Louis Counties in Minnesota. The Office of Water Protection has issued a 60-Day Public Notice regarding this request for certification. Click here to read the public notice.