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:

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.
2/16 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
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.
1/26 NOTICE: Hannah Alstead, Field and Constituent Services Representative from Congressman Rick Nolan’s office will be holding a meeting at the Brookston Community Center from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm on February 27, 2018. Come and share your concerns!
1/26 We are in the midst of the cold and flu season, and Native Americans are at high risk for flu complications. Getting your flu shot can help protect yourself and those around you from being exposed to the flu virus. Charles Kendall, MD, from FDL Human Services has written a letter to the Fond du Lac Community about this issue. Click here to read the letter. For more information about the flu, click here to visit the CDC Flu Information page.