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".



Community Notices:

10/19 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has announced a series of public and evidentiary hearings for the proposed Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project. The last 2 public meetings will be at Cross Lake, MN on October 25, and St. Cloud, MN on October 26. The evidentiary hearings will all be at the Public Utilities Commission in St. Paul, MN during the 1st and possibly 2nd week in November. Click here for full details and hearing schedule.
10/13 Have you gotten your flu shot? The Human Services Division is offering FDL Community Flu Shots in several locations throughout October, plus at the Elders Christmas Party on December 1st. Click here for locations and times.
Can't make one of the above dates? 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.
10/13 NOTICE: Black Bear Casino Resort is seeking FDL Band Member Vendors for Native American Heritage Month! Dates: November 1st, 3rd, and 17th, Times: 6 pm – 9 pm. Please contact Joyce at (218) 878-2451.
10/11 KIWENZ CAMPGROUND SEASONAL CLOSURE NOTIFICATION Fond du Lac Public Works will be closing the Kiwenz Campground on Friday October 20, 2017 for the season. We anticipate re-opening, weather dependent, late April or early May 2018.
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.
9/26 RICING UPDATE: The purchase of wild rice at On Reservation lake landings is finished for this season. The lakes remain open to harvesters from 9AM-3PM for subsistence purposes. 19,021 pounds of rice was purchased by the Band this year for processing. A significant amount was also kept by individuals for subsistence. The Resource Management Division appreciates Band member participation in this year’s harvest. It is a beautiful time of year to come together.
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.
9/12 For those interested, there are several food conferences and summits happening in Minnesota and Wisconsin this Fall:
October 25th – 27th – Food Access Summit in Duluth