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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:

June Cooking Class - June 27
FDL Farm Volunteer Day - July 27
BNSF Family Train Ride - June 28
Mobile-Mammogram Screening MNAW - July 10, 11, 12
2019 Veterans' Powwow - July 12, 13, 14
Women's Wellness Gathering - June 25, 26

Community Notices:

6/25 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Urban Office in Minneapolis, MN, will be closed through Thursday, June 27th, due to a plumbing issue. Further notice will be given if the closure needs to be extended. For infomation or any other needs, contact Amanda Linden, Community Outreach Worker at (651) 253-1266, or via her email.
6/24 FDL Farm Volunteer Day: Call for volunteers once again! Thank you to everyone who came out and volunteered in May, we got a lot of important work done at Fond du Lac’s farm. It was such a great success we are going to hold another volunteer event on July 27th. There will be a variety of jobs for you to choose from including carpentry work, farm clean up, garden work, fence work and more! Lunch and dinner will be served for those volunteering for half and whole day event. Snacks and water will be available all day. If you have any questions or want to sign up for a shift email or call Jessica Murray at 218-878-2647, jessicamurray@fdlrez.com or by clicking here.
6/20 The Fond du Lac Water & Wastewater Department has isued the 2018 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) for the drinking water in the following FDL communities; Ridge Road, Danielson, Mahnomen. See the reports below for details.
2018 CCR for Ridge Road
2018 CCR for Danielson
2018 CCR for Mahnomen
6/14 NOTICE: The FDL Human Services Institutional Review Board (IRB) has two openings for positions on the Board. The IRB offers expertise for the ethical review and monitoring of research involving human subjects on FDL Band lands or facilities operated by the Human Services Division. Interested parties should apply by July 15, 2019. Click here for full details and contact information.
6/11 This year’s Mikwendaagoziwag Memorial Annual Ceremony is scheduled for July 31st at the Memorial, located at the Army Corps of Engineers Sandy Lake Recreational Area near McGregor, Minnesota. Click here for details, agenda, map and video link. There will be a bus for FDL Elders to attend the memorial. Click here for details.
6/5 Applications for Fond du Lac Reservation Royalty are now being accepted through June 30th. Click here for the application and contact information.
6/4 FDL Constitutional Convention Reform Community Input Meeting 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. We want to know what your opinions are! See our Facebook page by clicking here!
June 25 from 5 - 7:30 at the Sawyer Community Center
5/30 Big Lake Road Trail: The Big Lake Road Walking/Biking Trail is now under construction. The trail will be 1.3 miles long from University Rd. to Pinewood Dr. The construction timeline is from May 20 to July 31. The completion date may be extended by 2 weeks. Click here for full details and map.
5/30 FDL Propane Notice: Emergency after-hours service will not be available June 1 - September 30. Calls and deliveries can only be scheduled weekdays from 8 am - 4:30 pm during these months.
5/29 Regalia Making Class: Mondays & Tuesdays starting June 10th through July 30th. Classes are held at the Cloquet Community Center. Click here for details.
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.
5/21 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.
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