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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".

Recent Additions:

Gatherers' Market - August 29
Wisdom Steps Bake Sale - September 14
Constitutional Convention Meeting - September 10
Stepping On Class - Thursdays, Sep 13 - Oct 25

Community Notices:

Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project Update:
MN Public Utilities Commission Agenda Meeting, 6/27/18
MN Public Utilities Commission Agenda Meeting, 6/28/18
Line 3 Replacement Project Web Map Viewer - different pipeline routing alternatives being evaluated.

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.
8/21 The RBC is seeking Band members to serve on the General Election Board or the District I Election Board in the upcoming Special Election. If you are interested, please submit a request for consideration to Kevin R. Dupuis, Sr., in writing at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center, 1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, MN 55720, or by e-mail to kevindupuis@fdlrez.com. Requests must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
8/14 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee will hold a lottery to determine the order in which the candidates for the 2018 Special Election will appear on the ballots. The lottery will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the meeting chambers at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center, 1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, MN.
8/13 NOTICE: The On Reservation Wild Rice Committee and the Reservation Business Committee have approved the following outline for this year’s wild rice harvest: Wild Rice Harvest Outline
8/9 NOTICE: A Special Election will be held on December 4, 2018 for District I Committeeperson (Cloquet). This Special Election provides for an October 2, 2018 Primary Election if there are more than two (2) candidates. Click here to read the full announcement and election calendar.
8/9 The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will be accepting bids from qualified entities or individuals to process wild rice this coming fall. Bids must be received by 4 PM on August 24, 2018. Click here for 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.
8/6 Notice of Availability (NOA): Fond du Lac Resource Management announces a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed Rural Fire Protection Project on approximately two (2) acres of land adjacent to 8760 Highway 2 in Brookston, MN. An Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared regarding this project and is available for review for 30 days. The project consists of the rehabilitation of existing access roads, construction of a 10,000 gallon below-ground water storage tank, fire equipment turn-around pad, redevelopment of an existing water well, installation of water lines, pump, electrical controls and other associated infrastructure as described in the EA. Written comments may be submitted regarding the Finding of No Significant Impact of the proposed project. Comments can be submitted to the address as listed in the NOA.
Rural Fire Protection Project NOA
Rural Fire Protection Project FONSI
Rural Fire Protection Project EA
7/25 NOTICE: FDL Food Distribution will be closed Tuesday - Thursday, August 28th - 30th.
7/18 NOTICE: There will be a Constitutional Convention Meeting held Monday, September 10, at the Black Bear Casino Otter Creek Hall from 5:00 - 10:00 PM. All MCT members are welcome. Click here for details.