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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:

2/13 2020 Election Notice: On February 11, 2020, the Fond du Lac RBC sent a letter of Election Board Appointments to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Please click here to read the letter. See all election related documents on the FDL Government main page by clicking here.
2/11 Coronavirus Notice: The Fond du Lac Human Services Division has put out a Public Service Announcement about the new 2019 Novel Coronavirus and how it impacts Fond du Lac. Click here to read the PSA.
2/11 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Ojibwe School is seeking one (1) At Large School Board Representative. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest identifying their strengths and interest in becoming a school board member to:
Michelle DeMenge
Fond du Lac Ojibwe School
49 University Rd.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-878-7241 (Office)
218-878-7263 (Fax)
2/11 2020 Election Notice: On February 10, 2020, the Fond du Lac RBC sent a letter of Candidate Certifications to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Please click here to read the letter. See all election related documents on the FDL Government main page by clicking here.
2/10 STATE OF THE BAND: The Fond du Lac State of the Band will be held on Thursday, February 20th, at 5:30 PM, in the Black Bear Convention Center. All enrolled Band members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Click here for a Save the Date flier.
2/10 Timber Sales Notice: Fond du Lac Forestry is auctioning two timber sales. A red pine thinning in Carlton County and a red pine and white spruce thinning in St. Louis County. The bid deadline will be 2pm, February 28th. Please visit FDL Forestry Timber Sales page for more information.
2/10 FDL Constitutional Convention Reform Community Input Meeting: FDL Delegates invite all community members to come to discuss your ideas on important topics! Also, learn more about the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Constitution Reform, who your delegates are and how this impacts you and your families. Our topics currently are Finalizing a New Preamble (Introduction) and Article II Enrollment/Membership; Changing the requirements? Our next topic will be Governance; What do we want our government to look like? MCT, TEC? Councils? There will be a light meal and gift card drawings at each community meeting. We want to know what your opinions are!
February 25 at Sawyer Community Center 5-7:30 p.m.
2/7 Moose Tanning Camp: The FDL Language Program will be doing a Moose Hide Tanning Camp between February 10th – 14th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. We will be having James Tom, Mississippi Choctaw, as the instructor for the class. This is a hands on class, please be willing to participate. The deer hide will be given to the participants who finish them, the moose hide is being finished for another workshop on moccasin making. If you have any questions please click here for additional information.
2/5 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Resource Management Division announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has issued a Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) regarding the granting of 19 Right-of-Way easements across BIA managed lands associated with the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement and Line 4 Relocation Projects on the Reservation. The FONSI is available for review for 30 days. Contact information is contained in the NOA to obtain a copy of the Environmental Assessment on which the FONSI is based. The FONSI and NOA are available by clicking here.
2/3 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Band has received $960,349 in Volkswagen Settlement funds in two separate rounds of funding. Volkswagen entered into a settlement with the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency for installing “cheat” devices on thousands of diesel vehicles. With this funding, the Band has purchased new, clean diesel vehicles to replace older, dirtier ones. We have purchased a propane truck and are awaiting delivery on a septic pump truck, a dump truck and two plow trucks. We will also be installing electric vehicle charging stations at BBCR, the Tribal Center, and Min No Aya Win. This quarterly accounting statement shows money spent to date. Click here to see the statement.
1/31 Cold & Flu Season: FDL Human Services wants to remind everyone that washing your hands often and properly can help avoid catching a cold or flu. They also provide a guide for you to tell the difference between the two.
Stop Germs! Wash Your Hands
Is It A Cold or Flu?
1/31 Mission Creek Cemetary Restoration Presentation: There will be a community dinner and presentation of the Mission Creek Cemetary Resoration Final Design. The presentation will be held at the Black Bear Otter Creek Event Center on Wednesday, February 19, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Click here for all the details.
1/28 IT'S TAX TIME: If you're looking for some help with your taxes, there are several local area tax prep help sites available! Click here for a list of local sites.
1/27 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Fond du Lac Band has issued a Press Release to announce a new policy governing access to Band-owned lands. To read the Press Release, please click here.
1/27 Youth Leadership Program: The Tribal College Extension Youth Leadership Program will meet monthly on Saturdays, through June 27, 2020. The next meeting will be on February 29th, at the FDL Head Start Gym. Click here for full details and the schedule for the rest of the year.
1/21 Attention FDL Elders: The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) Conference will be held at the Nugget Resort & Casino in Sparks, NV, on August 17 - 21. Registration is due by Friday, July 24, 2020. Click here for full details.
1/17 Snow Removal Eligibility Notice: FDL Elder Band Members may be eligible for snow plowing and shoveling services. Click here to see the current eligibility guidelines.