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:

7/20 Once again, the Gatherers' Market will be at the corner of Big Lake and University Roads on Wednesday, July 25th, from 12 - 2 PM. Click here for details
7/18 NOTICE: There will be a Pipeline Information Meeting held on Thursday, July 26th, at the Black Bear Casino Otter Creek Hall, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. All Band members are welcome. Click here for details.
7/18 NOTICE: There will be a Constitutional Convention Meeting held Monday, September 10, at the Black Bear Casino Otter Creek Hall from 5:00 - 10:00 PM. All MCT members are welcome. Click here for details.
7/13 Mikwendaagoziwag (Sandy Lake Memorial) Canoe paddle and ceremonial gathering will be held on Wednesday, July 25th. Click here for full information and map.
7/13 There will be an Anishinaabe Language Immersion Camp held at the University of Minnesota Morris, in Morris MN, July 30 - August 10. Marcus Ammesmaki, FDL Language Advisory Committee member, will be one of the instructors at the camp. Click here for details if interested in attending.
7/12 School Clothing Assistance Program - 2018 Minor Personal Data Forms are now required in order for your minor to receive school clothing assistance for the upcoming school year. Forms were mailed to the last address on file in early June for each child who is between the ages of 3-18 as of September 1st. If you did not receive a form, you can contact Vanessa Durfee at (218) 878-7496 or Anja Wiesen at (218) 878-2675 and request a new form. Please make sure to include the minor’s social security number and verification of school enrollment if indicated as required on the data form. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. Forms received after July 23rd will not make the cutoff for the first check run on August 1st.
7/10 Attention Fond du Lac Elders: Fond du Lac is hosting a trip to the Guthrie to see West Side Story on July 22, 2018. Click Here for more information.
6/21 Fond du Lac Resource Management provides this Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed 5 Single-Family Homes Constructions Project on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The FONSI is available for a 30-Day public comment period regarding the construction of 5 single-family homes, garages, driveways, drinking-water wells, and septic systems on five separate lease lots, located on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Carlton County (4 lots), and St. Louis County (1 lot), in Minnesota. The NOA, FONSI and the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project are available for 30-days for review and comment. Contact information for sending comments can be found in the NOA.
5 Single Family Homes: NOA | FONSI | Environmental Assessment
6/20 NOTICE TO FOND DU LAC EMPLOYEES: The FDL RBC has approved a policy governing the use of personal computers and cell phones while performing work for the Band. All FDL Staff should read this policy by clicking here.
6/4 Birch Bark Gathering Areas: FDL Forestry and Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) have provided maps of potential birch bark gathering areas on the Fond du Lac Reservation, and both the Ottawa and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forests. These maps may be useful to tribal members interested in collecting birch bark. Click here for full details and maps.
5/10 PUBLIC NOTICE: An Article X petition has been filed against District I Representative Vanessa Northrup. Click here to view the public notice about the petition dated May 4, 2018.