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".

plus: Moccasin Game at the Celebration!


Community Notices:

12/8 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Band Reservation Business Committee has signed an agreement with Minnesota successfully concluding the Band’s 1854 Treaty litigation. The Band’s announcement is available here.
12/7 The community firewood lot on Brevator Road will be open starting the weekend of 12/9/17. Band members may obtain their free permit, one per household, from the Resource Management office during normal business hours. The woodlot will remain open until the ground thaws this spring. Stay warm and safe cutting.
11/29 NOTICE: There are two vacant FDL housing committee member positions from the Brookston community. Any interested individuals should contact the Brookston District Representative, Roger Smith Sr. at Please respond by the end of business, December 13, 2017.
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.
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.