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".
Mission Creek Cemetery Concept Design Presentation - January 8
New Year's Eve Dance - December 31
Elder Brunch & Play - December 15
|12/12||Mission Creek Cemetery Concept Design Presentation: Please join us for a community dinner to discuss design options for the Mission Creek Cemetery. We need your feedback about the future of this place and what is most important. There will be a buffet meal followed by a design presentation and time for discussion. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Black Bear Otter Creek Event Center. Click here for full details.|
|12/9||Food Producer Training: For community members who want to learn about and sustainable farming. The program will provide training and technical assistance, heirloom seeds, supplies, soil amendments and tools. The deadline to apply is January 1, 2020. Click here for full details and application.|
|12/5||With recent snowfall, FDL Forestry will no longer require burn permits when burning brush and similar items. To protect air quality, all rules regarding what can and can not be burned still apply. See the list of prohibited items on the forestry webpage. Thank you and have a great winter!|
|12/3||Black Bear Casino Resort is holding a Job Fair on December 17, from 10 am to 6 pm. Job seekers can interview on the spot! Click here for full details.|
|11/25||House Lottery: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation will be having a Lottery for 2 homes on Fond du Lac Reservation. The homes sare located at 1570 Jarvi Road, Cloquet, MN, and 9293 Our Road, Brookston, MN. Applications from qualified Band Members will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. Thursday, December 19th, 2019. Click below for details on each home and the Lottery Application.
1570 Jarvi Road Details
9293 Our Road Details
|11/19||Attention Fond du Lac Band Members: 2020 Per Capita Distribution Personal Data Forms have been mailed to your last known address. Please send in your completed form as soon as possible to avoid any delays in receiving your January funds. If you did not receive a form, please contact the FDL Payroll Dept at (218) 878-8021. Thank you.|
|11/19||Veterans Notice: Fond du Lac Veterans who are in need of proper documentation will need to fill out the Minnesota Service Discharge Upgrade Pro-Bono Pilot Program form. FDL Veterans who need help with this can contact Tom Whitebird, FDL Veterans Services Officer, (218) 878-2670 and he can assist you with the process.|
|11/18||FDL Constitutional Convention Reform Community Input Meeting: FDL 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. Our topics currently (November & December) are Writing a New Preamble (Introduction) and Article II Enrollment/Membership. There will be a light meal and gift card drawings at each community meeting. We want to know what your opinions are!
December 17, Brookston Community Center, 5-7:30 p.m.
|11/15||NOTICE: The FDL Band has received $365,410.00 from the VW emissions settlement with EPA and the Dept of Justice to use toward clean diesel. The Band is purchasing a new propane truck and a new septic pump truck. This quarterly accounting statement shows money spent to date. Click here to see the report.|
What to do if you find Eagle Remains in Indian Country? The Fond du Lac Band now has a permit from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to retain eagle remains discovered within the boundaries of the Fond du Lac Reservation. There is a process to report eagle remains that must be followed and individual Band members should report any eagle remains to the Resource Management Division or the Fond du Lac Police Department for recovery.
Contact Resource Management for more information: (218) 878-7101
|7/11||NOTICE: There is a vacancy on the Language Advisory Board, which meets quarterly each year. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by completing the application form linked below, and returning it to email@example.com. The position is open until filled. Application Link|