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".

News & Events:

2/23 Fond du Lac Band members: Please join us March 9th, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Cloquet Community Center ENP side, to learn more about the Enbridge Line 3 replacement/expansion presented by the Fond du Lac Environmental Department. This will precede the March 29th meeting with the Department of Commerce, who will facilitate a question and answer session regarding this Enbridge Pipeline 3 replacement/expansion.
2/21 The 13 Moons Program is holding a Winter Tree and Animal Tracks Identification Workshop on Saturday, March 4th, at the Jay Cooke State Park Warming House. Click here for full details and sign-up information.
2/14 The 13 Moons Program and Environmental Institute at FDLTCC present the 2nd Annual Beekeeping and More Symposium. The event will be held on Saturday, February 25th, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, at FDLTCC. Click here for full details and registration information.
2/9 The FDL Resource Management Fisheries Program has two notices for FDL Band members. One refers to Fishing Permits and Logbooks for angling on Mille Lacs Lake in 2017. The other is about sign-ups for Spring Spearing/Netting. Read both notices below:
Fishing Permits and Logbooks for angling on Mille Lacs Lake in 2017
Sign-up for Spring Spearing/Netting
2/8 FDL Elder Activities:
Elder Movie Morning - February 26
2/7 NOTICE: An application for a Wetland Activity Permit under the provisions of the Fond du Lac Wetlands Protection and Management Ordinance (WPMO) has been received from the Carlton County Transportation Department to upgrade a failing culvert on Little Otter Creek located on University Road between Moorhead Road and Minnesota Highway 210. A 30-day Public Notice has been issued for this proposed project and the public is invited to comment on the merits of issuing a permit for this project. Click here to read the notice.
2/6 The FDL Human Services Division is holding a Health & Nutrition Class at the Tribal Center ENP. The class is held at 5 PM, on Wednesday, March 8. Click here for details.
2/6 The FDL Historical Society normally meets monthly at the FDL Resource Management building. Everyone is welcome to bring old photos and documents to scan, and work on your family tree. The next meeting is scheduled for March 10, 2017. Click here for the full schedule of meetings.
2/2 NOTICE: The FDL Housing Committee, an advisory board that meets monthly, has openings for a District 1 and District 3 representative. All members of the Committee must be enrollees of the Fond du Lac Band. They are appointed by the RBC to terms of four years. If you are interested in serving on the Committee, please contact the appropriate RBC member.
2/1 The Ojibwe Language Program presents Ojibwe History/Storytelling/Language and Culture: Ojibwe Waasa Inaabidaa Revisited. This 6-week video series will be held every other Tuesday, January - March, at the Cloquet Community Center ENP. This series is free and open to the public, including popcorn and beverages! Click here for full details and schedule.
1/31 NOTICE: An application for a Wetland Activity Permit under the provisions of the Fond du Lac Wetlands Protection and Management Ordinance has been received from the Carlton County Transportation Department to upgrade a failing culvert on Jarvi Road, west of Danielson Road. The previously issued 30-Day Public Notice (dated 09 January 2017) has been RESCINDED because the applicant has substantially increased the proposed wetland impacts. A new 30-Day Public Notice has been reissued by the FDL Office of Water Protection and the public is invited to comment on the merits of issuing a permit for this project. Click here to read the notice.
12/29 NOTICE: The Reservation Business Committee is seeking an individual from the Brookston 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 Jackbassett@fdlrez.com