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:

3/15 NOTICE: An Article X petition has been filed against District I Representative Vanessa Northrup. Click here to view a public notice about the petition.
3/15 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Human Services Division Institutional Review Board is looking to fill a vacancy for an External Review Board Member. Click here for details. Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 30, 2018
3/15 Are you due for your annual dilated eye exam? Call FDL Human Services Division to make your appointment. Click for details.
3/14 Click below to see the Walleye Declarations for spearing & netting in the 1837 and 1854 Ceded Territories.
1837 Ceded Territory Declarations
1854 Ceded Territory Declarations
3/14 NOTICE FROM FDL FORESTRY: Due to sustained warn and sunny weather, the community woodlot located off of Brevator Road will closed on Friday afternoon to protect the trail system from damage. We hope you had a good season out there. It will re-open next fall when the trail system freezes again.
3/1 NOTICE: An Article X petition has been filed against District I Representative Vanessa Northrup. Click here to view a public notice about the petition.
2/28 March is National Food Shelf Month. Throughout the month, the Fond du Lac Tribal Center will be accepting Food or Monetary Donations for the Salvation Army Food Shelf of Cloquet. Click here for details and donation information.
2/20 Regular Election Update: The 2018 Primary Election Notice is now available. Click here to read the notice. On January 11, 2018, the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe announced a regular election. The General Election is scheduled on June 12, 2018 with an associated Primary on April 3, 2018. The candidate list and election boards list has been added to the Government page. Visit the FDL Government page for this and any other election information, including the Election Calendar. Click here to visit the FDL Government page.
2/16 Due to a 2017 law change, Band members who live and work on the Reservation may now qualify for the Minnesota Working Family tax credit. Click here for more information.
2/1 Sign-Up For Spring Spearing/Netting: the FDL Resource Management Division will hold daily drawings for Spearing/Netting this spring, similar to last year. Band members are invited to sign up early so they will be included in the daily drawings. Click here for details and the registration information.
1/31 Tax Time is upon us! The Cloquet Community Center Library has a list of Free Tax Prep Locations to help you get your taxes in order! Click here to see the list.
1/26 NOTICE: The FDL Resource Management Division would like to open the revised Wildland Fire Management Plan for public comment. Please see the plan document and supporting maps on the Resource Management main page by clicking here. The document and maps are located in the Current News section of the page.