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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".

Community Notices:

1/15 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac RBC has asked Enbridge to share information on potential economic opportunities for FDL member businesses on the Line 3 Replacement Project. Representatives from Enbridge will be at the Black Bear Casino on Monday, January 28 from 10:00 am to 6:00pm in the Lake Hall Room. The session will include an informal presentation at the top of every hour followed by time to ask questions and talk one on one with Enbridge representatives. This is the first step of small business development training provided by FDL and Enbridge. Plans are underway to host small business development training in the first part of 2019.

MCT Constitution Reform Meetings: The Fond du Lac delegates to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Constitution Reform Meetings need your input. We will be holding meetings open to the FDL community wherever you are. Your input is vital, as your delegates represent YOU!
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 15 from 5-8 PM at the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center, AICHO, 202 W 2nd Street, Duluth, MN. Live streaming of the meeting will be available on Facebook Live on the FDL Constitution Reform page (click here). Streaming begins at 6 PM. Contact jwr_777@yahoo.com for more information about this meeting.

Upcoming Meetings:
Tuesday, January 22, 5-8 PM at Sawyer Community Center
Tuesday, February 12, 5-8 PM at Brookston Community Center
Tuesday, February 26, 5-8 PM at Cloquet Community Center

1/14 NOTICE: The Tribal Court Clerk’s Office will be closed Thursday January 17th and Friday January 18th for training. Please leave a message for the clerk at 218-878-7151.
1/11 JOB FAIR: MnDOT is holding a Community Open House & Job Fair on Saturday, January 26, 10 AM - 2 PM, at the MnDOT Headquarters in Duluth. All are welcome! Click here for all the details.
1/11 CDL Licence Training Notice: The FDL TERO Office, in coordination with the Bois Forte TERO Office, is presenting an offer for CDL License Training at no cost for up to 12 Band members. The training will take place at the Hibbing Community College starting February 5, 2019. The application, and copies of a MnDOT physical and drug test are due at the Nett Lake TERO office no later than Monday, January 28, at 4:30 PM. See details below.
CDL License Training Packet
Bois Forte TERO Office Requirements and Contact Letter (see item 2)
1/2 The 13 Moons program is holding a Producer Training Program, for community members who want to learn about organic and sustainable farming. If interested, you must apply by January 18, 2019. Click here for full details and application.
1/2 Ready to begin and sustain a healthy lifestyle? Join the Real Solutions Weight Management Support Group! The group meets Wednesdays, Jan. 9 - Jun. 5, 2019, at the MNAW lower level conference room. Click here for full details.
12/21 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Human Services Division is holding a contest for Patient Portal users, if you are signed up for the patient portal, or wish to be signed up, click here for more information on the contest!
12/21 NOTICE: In preparation for the upcoming 2019 construction season, the Fond du Lac TERO office is in the process of setting up five training programs for Tribal Members. Click here for details!
12/20 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Office of Water Protection is issuing a 60-Day Public Notice and Comment period for the proposed Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The project would be constructed adjacent to the existing Enbridge Right-of-Way through the reservation, but would require Enbridge to obtain additional ROW for the project. The proposed project would temporarily impact 117.3 acres of wetlands, including the conversion of 42.99 acres of wooded wetlands (forested and shrub) to non-wooded wetlands. A complete description of the project can be found here. The comment period ends on 18 February 2019. Contact information to send comments is contained in the Public Notice.