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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".

Recent Additions:

Language Symposium - December 7, 8
Homelessness Survey - October 22, 23
Womens Health Brunch - October 20
Elder Concerns Bake Sale - November 16
Elder Movie Morning - October 28
Family Movie Morning - October 21
Native Entrepreneur Workshop - November 1 & 2

Community Notices:

10/16 FDL Employee Notice: The mandatory open enrollment and benefits fair will be held at Black Bear Casino on October 22nd, and Fond-du-Luth Casino on October 23rd. All Fond du Lac employees must attend one of the fairs. This is your chance to make any changes to your insurance and benefits plan for the coming year. Click here for full details. There iwll also be a Blood Drive at each location. Click here for details.
10/12 Attention Band Members: There is a Model Call on Friday, October 19th, for the Native American Heritage Month Fashion Show at Black Bear Casino Resort! Four models are needed, 2 women and 2 men, to take part in the Fashion Show on November 1st. Click here for full details.
10/12 NOTICE: Black Bear Casino Resort is seeking vendors for Native American Heritage Month for the following dates/times: November 1st - 4 PM-8PM, November 17th - 6PM-8PM, November 30th - 6PM-8PM. If interested, please contact Joyce at (218) 878-2451.
10/11 NOTICE: With winter approaching, the Public Works Highway Department would like to remind everyone to remove basketball hoops and any other obstructions from the roadway and the shoulder of the roadway. Please keep any and all obstructions 10 feet from the roadway. We ask that garbage cans be put out at the end of your driveway the morning of pickup and removed immediately after pickup. By working together we can have safe clean roads to travel with the approaching snow.
10/3 ELECTION NOTICE: The official results of the Special Primary Election for District I (Cloquet) Representative are in. Click here to see the official results.
10/2 PUBLIC NOTICE: Please be advised that an increase in Heroin/Fentanyl overdoses have taken place in our community over the last week. If you suspect an overdose please call 911. If you are in need of help for an addiction call Tagwii Recovery Center at 218-878-3858, Monday - Thursday from 7am to 8pm and Friday - Sunday 7am to 4pm.
9/28 PUBLIC NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Environmental Program is providing public notice of the availability for review of the Fond du Lac Band’s draft revised water quality standards. The Fond du Lac Band is required under the Clean Water Act to periodically review and propose changes, if necessary or appropriate, to our federally approved water quality standards, and to provide opportunities for public input. Click here to read the full notice, revised water quality standards draft, and supporting technical documents.
9/25 NOTICE: The Reservation Business Committee is seeking an individual from the Sawyer District to serve on the Land Use Committee. The purpose of this committee is to advise, assist and oversee the use, protection and development of land within the boundaries of the reservation. Interested individuals should contact Jack Bassett at 879-8043 or by email to jackbassett@fdlrez.com
9/18 Kiwenz Campground - Seasonal Closure Notification: On Monday, October 1st, the Kiwenz Campground facility building will be closed for the season, i.e. no running water or use of toilets or showers. At this time, the dock will also be removed from the lake. During this period (Oct. 1st – 18th), the campground is available for use, but the facilities will be closed for the season. On Monday, October 22nd, the entire Kiwenz Campground will be closed for the season until the spring of 2019. The Public Works Division would like to thank you for another wonderful year at the campground!
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.
8/27 NOTICE: 1854 Ceded Territory Tullibee Netting will likely begin on September 29th. Click here for full details.
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.