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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".


Community Notices:

4/24 We Are Water Youth Climate Convening: The Youth Climate Convening has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 25, in the FDLTCC Commons from 12 pm - 2:30 pm. Please click here to see the new schedule.
4/18 Dodgeball Tournament: The FDL Police Department and FDL Ojibwe School are hosting a Community Dodgeball Tournament on Monday, May 20, from 1 - 3:30 pm at the Ojibwe School Gym. Teams are needed! Click here for full details and team registration information.
4/17 Elders Summer Garden Program: The Fond du Lac Elders Summer Garden Program will run June - September, 2019. the program will utilize high tunnels at the Sawyer & Brookston Community Centers, and the Ojibwe Language House. Click here for details and sign-up contact information.
4/17 Burn Permits Notice: Now that the snow is mostly gone, burning permits are required for all non-recreational fires larger than 3x3 feet. Permits may be obtained from the FDL Forestry office.  All rules regarding what can and can not be burned still apply. See the list of prohibited items on the forestry webpage (click here). Let’s all work together to keep ourselves, our homes, and our resources safe from wildfires. Thank you.
4/16 Mahnomen Community Water System (CWS) updates - The Mahnomen CWS program has several projects scheduled through August 2019, and has provided updates about these projects and a presentation about Disinfection By-Products. See the links below for both documents.
Mahnomen CWS Project Updates - April 2019
Disinfection By-Products Presentation
4/16 Fond du Lac Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board is seeking one representative from Brookston District and one representative from Cloquet District to fill seats on the Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board. The purpose of the Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board is to provide the Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee and the Fond du Lac Tribal Historic Preservation Officer with meaningful advice and guidance regarding the preservation of cultural resources and historic properties within the exterior boundaries of the Fond du Lac Reservation. The Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board meetings are held once each quarter. If you have questions or have an interest in being on this committee call Linda Whitebird at FDL Resource Management 878-7101.
4/5 2019 Spearing & Netting + Walleye Declarations Notice: FDL Resource Management will distribute permits for Spearing & Netting as they have the last several years. Interested individuals should sign up with the link on the Spearing/Netting page. Click here for details and the sign-up link. Also, the Walleye Declarations for the 1854 & 1837 Ceded Territories are now available at the above link.
4/4 FDL Transit Pickup Location Change Notice: Because of the Duluth Superior Street Construction – starting April 8th -  the Fond du Lac Transit will be stopping at the corner of 1st Street and 2nd Ave East (by Old Cozy Bar) to pick-up Fond-du-Luth passengers for transportation back to Cloquet and destinations.
4/4 FDL Housing Tenents & Homeowners: It's Spring Cleaning Time! Please clean your yards of all garbage and debris. Do your part in creating a clean community for all. Free garbage service for rental as well as free garbage disposal for Homeowners at the Recycling center. Bulk items will be removed by calling the Recycling Center at (218) 878-8069.
4/2 NOTICE: There is an opening for a Brookston Representative on the Fond du Lac Law Enforcement Review Board. The committee meets every 3rd Friday of the month. Any Fond du Lac Band Members interested in serving on this committee should submit their name to Terri Redding at FDL Conservation Department, 28 University Road, Cloquet MN or by calling 218-878-7155.
3/25 The Fond du Lac Office of Water Protection has received a request for Clean Water Act Section 401 Tribal Water Quality Certification from Great Lake Gas Transmission, Limited Partnership (Great Lakes) for a renewal of their existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit from EPA to discharge storm water, trench water and hydrostatic test water related to the operation and maintenance of their natural gas pipeline system within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation in both Carlton and St. Louis Counties in Minnesota. The Office of Water Protection has issued a 60-Day Public Notice regarding this request for certification. Click here to read the public notice.
3/20 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Economic Development Committee has two vacancies. Applications are now being accepted. If interested, submit a letter of interest and resume by Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Click here for details and contact information.
3/4 The University of Wisconsin - Superior, is holding several diversity events; April 24 and May 1, at the UW-S campus. Click here for full details.