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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".

Native American Heritage Month Events

FDL History & Mental Health - Nov. 20
Brooke Simpson Free Concert - Black Bear Casino, Nov. 17
Art Exhibit - Nov. 19-21
Stone Carving - Nov. 20, 21, 27
Ceremony Skirt Teaching - Nov. 26, 27
Cultural Teachings - Nov. 26, 27, 28
Brule Free Concert - Black Bear Casino, Nov. 30
FDL Human Services Calendar of Events - updated Nov. 15

Community Notices:

11/13 GENERAL ELECTION NOTICES: There are new notices about the December 4 Special General Election. Click the links below to read them. Also, the Absentee Ballot Request Form is available for the December 4, 2018 General Election for the District I (Cloquet) Committeeperson. Please remember that absentee voters must request a new ballot for the General Election. Return forms to: Fond du Lac Reservation Election Board, PO Box 430, Cloquet, MN 55720. Special General Election Notice | MCT Letter about Updated Election Boards | Absentee Ballot Request Form
11/13 FDL Transit Holiday Closure: FDL Transit will not be operating on the following holidays: November 22/23, Thanksgiving, and December 24/25, Christmas.
11/6 Boarding School Alumni from Nagaajiwanaang (FDL) Gathering: Share and remember, as a community, our experiences in a good way! Thursday, November 15, 5 PM, in the Cloquet Community Center Classroom. All Flandreau Indian School Alumni, Pipestone Indian School, Wapheton Indian School, any who've had this boarding school experience from Nagaajiwanaang. Hope to see you all there! 
11/5 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Environmental Program Office of Water Protection is hosting a public hearing on our revised water quality standards on Thursday, December 6 at the Fond du Lac Resource Management Division and Tribal Court building. The hearing will be held from 3:30 until 7:00 PM, with opportunities to ask questions of FDL staff and provide comments in person or in writing. Click here to see the flyer.
11/5 COMMUNITY NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Planning Division is holding Community Meetings about updates to the 2011 FDL Strategic Plan. The meetings will be held at each Community Center as follows: Sawyer CC on November 20, and Brookston CC on December 13. Click here for full details and schedule.
10/29 Help stop the spread of AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES (AIS): Fall is a great time of year to check for new infestations of AIS. As you are pulling out your docks and lifts this year, check for any suspicious looking plants and animals. If you suspect you may have an AIS or if you would like a FREE inspection of your aquatic equipment contact Kelsey Wenner at 218-878-7147 or at kelseywenner@fdlrez.com. By identifying invasive species early, we can help prevent the spread of AIS to other lakes in our area. If you are participating in fall netting for Whitefish and Cisco a FREE net decontamination can be set up to prevent the transport of AIS as you move from lake to lake by contacting Kelsey Wenner at the number and email above. A list of infested waters can be found at the Resource Management Office, and it includes Vermilion, Shagawa, Pine, Greenwood, Fall, Devil Track, Crane, Caribou, and Basswood lakes.
10/24 This Notice of Availability (NOA) announces that Fond du Lac Resource Management has published a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Magellan Linear Anode Power ROW Project. This project entails the granting of a right-of-way through Tribal Trust Land on the Black Bear Golf Course to Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. to install a 355-foot, 240-volt AC underground power line to supply power to a linear anode cathodic protection system for their pipeline. A comment period regarding the FONSI is open for 30 days from the date the FONSI was signed. Contact information to send comments is contained in the NOA.
Magellan Power NOA | Magellan Power EA | Magellan Power FONSI
10/12 NOTICE: Black Bear Casino Resort is seeking vendors for Native American Heritage Month for the following dates/times: November 17th - 6PM-8PM, November 30th - 6PM-8PM. If interested, please contact Joyce at (218) 878-2451.
8/28 NOTICE: The Economic Development Committee is collecting feedback for the Community Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Plan Update. Band members are invited to take a survey to help the Planning Division when considering future growth and development. Click here to take the survey.
8/21 NOTICE: The 2019 North Central Region - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now open. Proposals should show how farmers and ranchers plan to use their own innovative ideas to explore sustainable agriculture options and how they will share project results. Proposals are due on December 6, 2018 at 4 p.m. CST. Click here for full details and contact information.