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".


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News & Events:

8/16 ATTENTION PARENTS: The Prevention/Intervention trip to Bunker Beach on August 17, 2017, has been cancelled due to weather. This trip will not be rescheduled. Program staff will instead have an indoor activity planned for all program participants. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
8/16 There will be a Water Legacy Roundtable regarding Polymet Mines held at the Cloquet Community Center on Tuesday, August 22, from 10 AM - 2 PM. The Roundtable is for all who eat Mahnomen. Lunch will be provided. Click here for full details.
8/15 Band Members: There will be an MCT Constitutional Convention meeting at the Grand Casino-Mille Lacs Event Center, on August 21, Noon - 4 PM, and August 22, 8:30 AM - 4 PM. Click here for details on this and future meetings.
8/15 The American Indian Mental Health Conference will be held August 29 - September 1, at the Black Bear Casino Resort Otter Creek Center. The theme is Zhawenim (Compassion), and will cover many topics, with Speakers and Entertainment. Click here for full details and registration information.
Also, the AIMHC Leadership Award Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, August 30, at the Black Bear Otter Creek Event Center, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Nominations are now being accepted for Native Youth, ages 15 - 19, in several categories. Nominations are due by August 16th. Click here for full details.
8/15 NOTICE: Fond du Lac Resource Management has issued a Notice of Availability (NOA) for a 30-day comment period regarding the determination of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on the Environmental Assessment (EA) conducted for the proposed new Fond du Lac Waste Transfer Station. The project consists of the construction of dumpster roll-off pads, hazardous waste collection building, office building, compost collection and processing area, associated utilities and access roads. The preferred alternative selected is located within an existing gravel pit owned by Fond du Lac on Airport Road east of Trettle Lane. The NOA, FONSI, and EA documents are below for your review and comment. No construction activities will take place during the comment period.
Waste Transfer Station EA | Waste Transfer Station FONSI | Waste Transfer Station NOA
8/15 The FDL Chairman, Kevin DuPuis, holds community meetings every Monday, 5:30 PM, at the Cloquet Community Center ENP. These meetings are a chance for the FDL Community to bring up any issues of interest. The next meeting will be on Monday, August 28th.
8/14 NOTICE: On 08/14/17 @ 8:30 am, Resource Mgmt held a moose drawing for those who had applied. You can call the front desk at 878-7101 to see if your name was drawn. Moose permits will be available starting on August 22nd along with your $50 deposit. All other hunting tags will also be available starting that day and no sooner.
8/14 Boozhoo Community Members. Please be aware that the Fond du Lac Human Services Division has extended the Needs Assessment deadline an additional month (through August 31st) or until we receive our target number of responses, whichever comes first. There will be prize drawings once our goal is reached (date of drawing will be announced). If you would like to request a paper copy, contact Patti DuFault, Research Specialist at 218-878-2173 to request yours today! Needs Assessment Surveys are available upon request at the Min No Aya Win or Center for American Indian Resources front desk. We value your input. Click here for an informational flyer. Click the banner above to take the survey online. Miigwech!
8/14 There is a Manoomin (Wild Rice) Camp being held on Leeman Lake on Saturday, August 26, from 9 AM to 3 PM. Come and learn about methods of harvesting and processing manoomin. Click here for details.
8/14 The 13 Moons FDLTCC Extension Program is holding an Agricultural Business Planning Workshop on Tuesday, August 29, from 8:30 AM to 2 PM, at FDLTCC. Space is limited, so sign up soon! Click here for full details.
8/14 The Ojibwe Immersion Language Table has added special summer sessions. The special sessions will be held at the Cloquet Community Center on Thursdays, from 6:30 - 7:45 PM, May 11 - August 24. Click here for details and the full schedule.
8/14 The FDL Ojibwe Language Program presents Dagwaagin: Gaagige Gikendaasowin (Knowledge for a Lifetime) on Saturday, September 23, from 9 AM to 2 PM, at the Cloquet Community Center. Register early to ensure enough craft supplies. Click here for details.
8/9 The FDL Community Health Program holds Health & Nutrition Classes each month at the Tribal Center ENP. The next class will be held on Wednesday, September 13th. Click here for the current schedule of classes.
7/28 The Brookston Center will host a Family Movie Night every Friday at Sunset! This is open to all Fond du Lac Community members. Click here for full details.
7/6 For those interested, there are several food conferences and summits happening in Minnesota and Wisconsin this Fall:
September 18th – 20th – Native Nutrition Conference in Prior Lake
October 2nd – 6th – Food Sovereignty Summit in Green Bay
October 25th – 27th – Food Access Summit in Duluth
7/6 FDL Community Members: We want to know what your food purchasing practices are to better serve our community members. Fill the survey out below for your chance to win a local harvest basket!
Food Purchasing Practices Survey
6/29 NOTICE: The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be building a roundabout at the intersection of State Highway 33 and Interstate 35. Please see the links below for more information about the project and general information on roundabouts.
Specific Project Information
General Roundabout Information
6/13 The USDA has put out a resource guide for American Indians & Alaska Natives. This guide is a tool to learn about USDA programs. Click here to view the guide.