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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:

Native Entrepreneur Workshop - November 1 & 2
Health & Nutrition - Oct 23, Nov 7, Dec 5
Diabetes Workshop - Tuesdays, Oct 9 - Nov 13
Ojibwe School Powwow - October 19
Domestic Violence Vigil - October 23
Cancer Survivorship Gathering - September 27
Elder Fall Banquet - October 9
Taking Care of Things Gathering - September 27

Community Notices:

9/20 Para-Archaeology and Construction Safety Training Update: The Para-Archaeology training is a 2-day training designed to prepare tribal cultural inspectors for field work. The training familiarizes participants with a general cultural history of the reservation area, the variety of material culture they might expect to find while monitoring or performing archaeological field work, the protocol for the preservation and recording of archaeological sites and artifacts. After the completion of the competency exam each participant will be certified as para-archeologist. Also included in this training is Construction Safety Training. This 2 day Training will be held at FDL Resource Management Building on September 24th and 25th and also on October 4th and 5th. If you have an interest in this training call FDL Human Resources at 878-2653 to sign up.
9/20 Fond du Lac Bill Clinic! Interested in learning more about the various charges on your utility bills? Would you like to learn more about how you can save money and reduce your energy usage? Come to the Fond du Lac Bill Clinic being hosted by Fond du Lac Resource Management in partnership with the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota (CUB). The CUB will be set up at our Ganawenjigewin Maawanji’idiwin~Taking Care of Things Gathering next Thursday, September 27 from 1 - 6 PM. Click the link below to sign up for a free 20-minute consultation. Walk-ins will be welcome also depending on availability. Don’t forget to bring your bills and questions! If you need assistance signing up, please contact Shannon Judd, Fond du Lac Environmental Program, at 878-7123. Click here to sign up!
9/20 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.
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!
9/13 ELECTION NOTICE: An Absentee Ballot Request form is now available for the October 2, 2018 Primary Election. Click here for the request form. All documents relating to the Special Election can be viewing here. Please return absentee ballot requests to: Fond du Lac Reservation Election Board, PO Box 430, Cloquet, MN 55720
9/13 ATTENTION: There is an opening on the Fond du Lac Investment Committee. The committee meets quarterly to review reports with our investment managers and outside consultant. They are responsible to advise the Tribal Council on policies and strategies for all FDL investment accounts. Any Fond du Lac Band Members interested in serving on this committee should submit their name to Miyah Danielson at 1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, MN 55720 by Friday, October 5, 2018.
9/13 Cloquet CC Pool Closure: The swimming pool at the Cloquet Community Center will be closed for cleaning from September 22 - 29.
9/12 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will be purchasing freshly harvested manoomin aka “green rice” seed daily from 12 PM - 4 PM beginning Thursday, 9/13/18. Click here for the location and contact information.
9/5 The Metro Tagwii Recovery Center is now open and serving the Native American population of Hennepin and Ramsey Counties! Click here for details.
9/4 NOTICE: The September edition of the FDL Newspaper had a print error where RBC Committeeperson Bruce Savage's Sawyer Update article was not added. The online version of the paper has been updated so his article can be read as intended. Click here to see the updated newspaper.
9/2 NOTICE: The On-Reservation Wild Rice Harvest began on Wednesday, September 5th, at 9 AM. Click here for details. Also, click here for aerial images of the ricing lakes both on the reservation, and in the 1854 Ceded Territory.
8/30 NOTICE: The 2018 Special Election Primary Notice for the position of District I Committeeperson (Cloquet) is available by clicking here. A decision on a certification challenge is available by clicking here. A list of duly appointed General Election Board and District Board is available by clicking here.
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.
8/24 ATTN NATIVE ARTISTS/BUSINESSES: The Minnesota Indian Business Alliance (MNIBA) is offering six cross-platform micro-grants to native businesses and artisans. This grant is a one-time award to support the growth of native business by bringing businesses and artisans together. Click here for full details and application. The grant application must be submitted by September 30, 2018.
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.
8/8 The FDL Development Corp. will be having a Lottery for the home located at 244 Jack Pine Drive, Cloquet. Applications from qualified band members will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. September 27, 2018. Click here for full details and application.