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".


Enrollee Day Transit Schedule
FDL Enrollee Day Events Sign-ups/Waivers:
1 Mile Walk/5K Run - June 22 - Pre-registration encouraged
Teen Coed Basketball Tourney - June 22 - Sign up by June 11
Family Softball Tournament - June 22
Canoe Races - June 23 - Sign up by June 11

 

Community Notices:

6/15 NOTICE: Kiwenz Language Camp Location Change - The Kiwenz Language Camp will be relocated to the Sawyer Community Center, 3243 Moorhead Rd, Sawyer, MN, for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday camp dates, due to rain and thunderstorms forcasted for the rest of the weekend.
6/14 FOND DU LAC ENROLLEE DAYS CELEBRATION: DRAWINGS
Any Fond du Lac Enrolled Adult that cannot make it to the FDL Cloquet Community Center on June 21,22,or 23rd to sign up for the drawings in person are automatically entered in to an Absentee Drawing to be held at the Open RBC Meeting that is in August of 2018. At that time they will draw 40 names @ $250.00 each. The Normal Enrollee Day Drawing will begin @ 12pm on June 23rd in the FDL Cloquet Community Center Gym. You are allowed to sign up all the way up until the drawings end on that day. The FDL Enrolled Children will receive a $25 Wal-Mart gift card in the mail.
6/6 NOTICE: Fond du Lac Transit has a special bus schedule for FDL Enrollee Day, June 23rd. Click here to see the schedule.
6/6 Attention Fond du Lac Elders: The deadline to sign up for the NICOA Trip is July 6, 2018. Contact Velvet Linden for more information at (218) 878-8053
6/4 Birch Bark Gathering Areas: FDL Forestry and Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) have provided maps of potential birch bark gathering areas on the Fond du Lac Reservation, and both the Ottawa and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forests. These maps may be useful to tribal members interested in collecting birch bark. Click here for full details and maps.
5/29 NOTICE: Fond du Lac Gas & Grocery now features a brand new ChoiceWashXT Car Wash! Come on over and check out the 3 new wash options: Deluxe, Premium, & the Ultimate Lava Wash! Click here for details and pricing.
5/24 Wildland Fire Training Offered - The BIA is offering a Basic Wildland Fire Training course from June 18 - 22. The course will provide the basic training needed, along with the physical fitness test (3 mile walk in under 45 minutes with 45 pounds of weight) to become a wildland firefighter. See below for details.
Wildland Fire Training Flyer
Wildland Fire Training Course Information
5/22 FDL Reservation Royalty 2018/19: Applications for Fond du Lac Reservation Royalty are now open for youth ages up to 19. Applications are due by June 30, 2018. Click here for full details and application. Applications will soon be available at all FDL Community Centers as well.
5/18 NOTICE: If any Band member is interested in netting for yellow perch on Mille Lacs, please contact Terri Redding at 878-7155 for details and to sign up.
5/15 The Fond du Lac Band has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Solid Waste and Recycling Management Services. The deadline for submitting is June 15, 2018. If interested, click here to read the full RFP.
5/10 PUBLIC NOTICE: An Article X petition has been filed against District I Representative Vanessa Northrup. Click here to view the public notice about the petition dated May 4, 2018.
5/5 Spearing and Netting harvest has opened in the 1837 & 1854 Ceded Territory. 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. Click below to see the Walleye Declarations for spearing & netting in the 1837 and 1854 Ceded Territories.
1837 Ceded Territory Declarations
1854 Ceded Territory Declarations
4/25 Exciting opportunities for students or graduates! The Fond du Lac Band has one Food Sovereignty VISTA position remaining! The position is through the Indigenous Food and Ag Initiative with the University of Arkansas (High School Diploma or GED). The position will be located at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center at 1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, MN and will work under the Planning Division. Click here for information and application details.