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Community Notices Archive

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April 2024 Archive

4/10 Calling all Fond du Lac vendors! Our Fond du Lac Band will host a two-day Tribal-State Relations Training (TSRT) at the Black Bear Otter Creek Event Center Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11. Hundreds of state employees will be present to learn about the Fond du Lac Tribal community and other Tribal communities across the state. As part of this training, we wish to highlight as many of our Fond du Lac vendors as possible. Vendors will be able to present their goods on Wednesday, April 10 [9:30a - 7:30pm] and Thursday, April 11 [7:00am - 4:00pm]. All Fond du Lac community members can register for FREE.
4/5 Elder Activities:
Elder Movie Mornings - April 7
Elder Movie - Bad River Documentary - April 7
4/5 Cottage Food Training: The 13 Moons program presents Cottage Food Training, a great opportunity to start a home-based food business that doesn't require a license or an inspected space. The class was held on Saturday, April 6, 9:00 am, at the Cloquet Forestry Center. The class is free and all are welcome! Click here for details.
4/2 Construction Career Job Fairs: See the links below for upcoming Job Fairs in the Duluth area..
LIUNA Construction Career Fair - April 2
4/2 Closure Notice: The Cloquet Community Center Gym will be closed from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM on Monday April 1st, and will be closed all day on Tuesday April 2nd, for the Tribal Primary election. The pool area will be closed both days as well.
4/1 Tribal Court Notice: The Tribal Court’s April citation hearings was held on the second Monday of April, April 8th, instead of the regularly scheduled first Monday of the month.

March 2024 Archive

3/28 Summer BWCA Trips Information Session: FDL Resource Management is partnering with the Friends of the BWCA to coordinate summer camping trips at the Boundary Waters with FDL Youth grades 7-12! There will be a pizza night/informational session about these trips next Wednesday, April 3rd, at 5:30pm at the Cloquet Library and students and families interested in this opportunity are encouraged to join us! For more details, click here for the flyer and feel free to reach out to Anthony Mazzini, FDL Environmental Outreach Coordinator, if you have any questions anthonymazzini@fdlrez.com | 218-878-7112.
3/28 Food Distribution Closures: Attention Food Distribution Program Participants, the following dates Food Dist. will be closed; all day March 28th for Multi-Food Truck Delivery, and all day March 29th for FDL Holiday. Please plan accordingly to ensure you receive your monthly food package.
3/28 Cultural Ceremonies: Come join the Cultural Ceremonies at the FDL Language and Cultural Center throughout the month of March. Click here for details.
3/27 Closure Notice: The Motor Vehicle Registrar office at the FDL Tribal Center is closed today, Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Thank you.
3/26 Closure Due to Weather: Due to continued inclement weather conditions, all Fond du Lac Programs and Clinic operations, except our Minneapolis staff, will be closed today, March 26, 2024. Minneapolis staff will have a 2 hour late start at 10:00 am. All ALR, FDL C Store, and Casino staff will have normal operating hours.
3/26 Propane Closure Notice: Due to the closure, weather and road conditions, FDL Propane will NOT be doing any deliveries today, March 26th. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please always check your tank levels and call for a fill at 20-30%.
3/26 FDL Transit Closure: FDL Transit is closed today, March 26th, for staff training. Thank you.
3/22 Ningaabii’anong Run/25th Celebration: Join us to walk or run and reflect on 25 years since the landmark affirmation of Ojibwe treaty rights by the US Supreme Court in the Mille Lacs v. Minnesota case. Volunteers will be provided a T Shirt and hat while supplies last. On March 22nd from 9 am - 3 pm, the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the historic Supreme Court victory by the GLIFWC Bands in the Mille Lacs v. Minnesota case will be held. The run is in memory of a run that was done from Lac du Flambeau to the US Supreme Court to deliver our prayers and carry our sacred staffs to sit in while arguments were made in the Supreme Court. See details below!
Ningaabii’anong Run Flyer
25th Celebration Flyer
3/21 RBC Open Meeting: The next RBC Open Meeting was held Thursday, March 21, 2024, 5:30 pm at the CAIR Building in Duluth, MN, and was also open to FDL Band members via Zoom. Click here to read this meeting's agenda.
3/21 Ziigwan Celebration: FDL students, parents and community were welcomed to the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School Ziigwan Celebration on Thursday, March 21st! There were lots of fun activities, and a dinner served from 4 pm - 5 pm. Click here for full details.
3/21 Beginners Beading Class: Join us at the MNAW Lower Level Conference Room for dinner and beading! March 19 and 21 from 5 pm - 7 pm. Class is limited to the first 10 participants. Click here for details.
3/15 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation is soliciting proposals from qualified consulting firms to provide aid in site design, building design, review and programming. The project is to provide a functional building for the Band’s Transit Department. The deadline for submitting bids was April 1, 2024, 4:30 pm.
3/13 Fan Bus Available: Ride the Fan Bus to attend the FDL Boys Basketball Section 7A Semifinal Play-Off game against Cherry on Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 pm in Hibbing! The bus will leave Fond du Lac Ojibwe School at 3:45 pm. Click here for full details.
3/11 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation is seeking sealed bids to renovate a home located at 3605 West Moorhead Road, Sawyer, MN. 55780. The deadline for submitting bids was March 21, 2024, 2:00 pm.
3/9 2024 Primary Election Absentee Ballot Notice Update: The email address to request an absentee ballot is: fdlgeneralelectionboard@fdlrez.com. If you require an absentee ballot to vote in the Primary Election on April 2, 2024, you can submit a form requesting an absentee ballot. Click here to download the Absentee Ballot Request Form, and send the completed form to General Reservation Election Board, P.O. Box 430, Cloquet, MN, 55720. Please click here for all 2024 Election announcements and documents.
3/8 Indigenous Wellness Gathering: Join us for a morning of activities, sessions speakers, food and more! Saturday, March 9th, 8:00 am - 1:30 pm at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Click here for the flyer and click here for extra details.
3/7 Harm Reduction Community Conversation: Fond du Lac Human Services is hosting a Community Conversation on Harm Reduction on Thursday, March 7th, from 5 pm - 8 pm at the Black Bear Casino Otter Creek Event Center. Dinner is included. Click here for details.
3/6 Construction Career Job Fairs: See the links below for Job Fairs in the Duluth area..
Hiring Now Job Fair - March 6
Careers in Construction Job Fair - March 13
3/4 Request for Proposals: Black Bear Casino Resort is seeking bids for Painting (18) 20’ V-Pillars located across the Casino gaming floor. The deadline for submitting bids was March 18, 2024, 4:30 pm.
3/4 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation is seeking sealed bids to replace the finished flooring in a home located at 201 Brevator Road, Cloquet, MN. The deadline for submitting bids was March 13, 2024, 2:00 pm.
3/1 Community Theater Show: The Fond du Lac Tribal Community College and the Native American Theater Company, Spiderwoman Theater, are partnering to show "Misdemeanor Dream" at the Cloquet High School on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2. Click here for more information!

February 2024 Archive

2/29 Cultural Ceremonies: Cultural Ceremonies were held at the FDL Language and Cultural Center throughout the month of February. Click here for details.
2/28 SmokeFree Native Webinar: Join AICAF Deputy Director, CoCo Villaluz, as she moderates this 90-minute webinar on February 28, 1:30 - 3 pm. The webinar featurs representatives from four health organizations dedicated to supporting Indian Country. Together, they will discuss the innovative SmokefreeNATIVE initiative, which empowers Native communities to quit commercial tobacco through culturally tailored texting interventions. Gain valuable insights into this transformative approach to promoting health and wellness in Indigenous populations. Click here for details.
2/27 2024 Election Board Notice: The Reservation Business Committee has reassigned appointed members to the 2024 Election boards due to resignations. The Band’s updated letter to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe is available here. Please click here for all 2024 Election announcements and documents.
2/23 2024 Primary Election Notice: A Primary Minnesota Chippewa Tribal Election of the FOND DU LAC Reservation Business Committee will be held on April 2, 2024, to fill the following positions: Chairperson, District I (Cloquet) Committeeperson and District III (Brookston) Committeeperson. Click here to read the official MCT Primary Election notice. Please click here for all 2024 Election announcements and documents.
2/21 Language Advisory Board Public Meeting: The 2024 1st Quarter Language Advisory Board Public Meeting was held on Wednesday, February 21, at the FDL Language and Cultural Center, from 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm. The keynote speaker was Tara Dupuis, Superintendent of FDL Ojibwe School. Click here for details.
2/21 Community Meal: The February Community Meal with the FDL Police Department was held on Wednesday, February 21, from 4 pm - 6:30 pm at the FDL Launguage and Cultural Center. Click here for full details.
2/14 RBC Open Quarterly Financials Meeting Notice: The RBC Open Quarterly Financials Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 15, 2024, 1:00 pm, at the Tribal Center Chambers and is open to FDL Band members via Zoom. Click the Zoom Link for access. The meeting ID is 847 689 6955 and the passcode is 38517. Alternatively, you can call into the meeting by calling (312) 626-6799. Either method will put you in a waiting area. Meeting access will be granted upon Band membership verification. NOTE: The Open State of the Band meeting will take place separately, on February 15, 5:00 pm, at the Black Bear Casino Resort Otter Creek Center.
2/14 State of the Band: The Fond du Lac State of the Band Open Meeting will be held in the Black Bear Otter Creek Convention Center on February 15, at 5:00 pm. Click the Zoom Link for access. The meeting ID is 847 689 6955 and the passcode is 38517. Alternatively, you can call into the meeting by calling (312) 626-6799. Either method will put you in a waiting area. Meeting access will be granted upon Band membership verification. Click here for the meeting's agenda.
2/12 Cloquet Forestry Center Listening Session: A public listening session has been scheduled for February 13 to hear public comment on the University’s intended plans to return this land to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The session will take place at the Cloquet Forestry Center auditorium (175 University Road, Cloquet, MN 55720) beginning at 3 p.m. and running until 4:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Click here for details.
2/8 Lottery Notice: On Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 9 a.m., the Reservation Business Committee held a lottery to determine the order in which the candidates in the Primary Election for the 2024 Regular Election will appear on the ballot. The lottery was held in the meeting chambers at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center and was broadcast through Zoom.

January 2024 Archive

1/31 Ojibwe Winter Games: The Ojibwe Winter Games will be held on Saturday, February 17, at the Bagley Nature Center, at UMD, Duluth. The games will feature Atlatl Throwing, Hoop and Spear, and more! Click here for details.
1/31 NOTICE: The Reservation Business Committee is seeking an individual from the Cloquet 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. The deadline to apply was January 31, 2024.
1/30 Request for Proposals: Fond du Lac Sand & Gravel is seeking proposals on crushing services for the year 2024 at the FDL Pine Pit located at 8870 Pine Drive, Cloquet, MN 55720. The deadline for submitting bids was February 20, 2024, 3:00 pm.
1/26 January Cultural Ceremonies: Cultural Ceremonies were held at the FDL Language and Cultural Center throughout the month of January. The ceremony dates were January 2, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25 and 27. Click here for details.
1/26 2024 Election Board Members: The RBC is seeking Band members to serve on the General Election Board or the District Election Boards in the upcoming Regular Election. If you are interested, please submit a request for consideration to Robert Abramowski, Secretary/Treasurer, in writing at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center, 1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, MN 55720, or by e-mail to robertabramowski@fdlrez.com. Please include your name, voting district, address, email address (if any) and phone number. Requests must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024.
1/25 Food Box Distribution: FDL will distribute fresh, dried, and minimally processed food from local producers on Thursday, January 25, from 10 am to 3 pm, or until gone. No two boxes will be the same. Distribution will be held at 7889 Jokela Rd, and is open to the FDL Community. Click here for details.
1/22 Seeking Local Produce: The Planning and Agricultural Division's are curating a food box with local goods that will be distributed on the 25th. We are looking for producers that would like to sell produce or value added products to the box. Producers interested can either contact JamieAdams@fdlrez.com or CamiFischer@fdlrez.com, and can bring products to 7889 Jokela Road, Cloquet, MN 55720 between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Monday, January 22nd. Individuals will need to fill out a W9 and Invoice upon drop off. Payments will be made within two weeks. Click here for more details.
1/19 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation is seeking sealed bids to renovate a home located at 262 Jack Pine Drive, Cloquet, Mn. 55720. The deadline for submitting bids was February 8, 2024, 2:00 pm.
1/19 NOTICE: The St. Louis River Area of Concern (SLRAOC) Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Draft Update was available for public comment until January 19th, 2024. The document is in a "redline" version to indicate the changes that have been made to the document from the last version. Anyone wishing to make a comment on these changes can do so by contacting the Wisconsin Area of Concern Coordinator, Matt Steiger at Matthew.Steiger@wisconsin.gov or you may contact the Fond du Lac Area of Concern Coordinator, Rick Gitar at richardgitar@FDLREZ.com or 218-878-7122.
1/18 Turquoise Thursday: Turquoise Thursday was January 18th, 2024. What is Turquoise Thursday? It is Cervical Cancer Awareness Day – everyone who wants to show their support can wear turquoise clothes and/or jewelry on that day. Click here for full details.
1/18 RBC Open Meeting: The RBC Open meeting was held Thursday, January 18th, 2024, 4:30 pm, at the Mino Bimaadizi Waakaa’igan in Minneapolis. The meeting was also open to FDL Band members via Zoom. Click here to read this meeting's agenda.
1/17 Community Meal: Join the Fond du Lac Police Department for a Community Meal at the Brookston Community Center on Wednesday, January 17, from 4 pm - 6:30 pm. Click here for full details.
1/16 Request for Proposals: Fond du Lac is looking for bids on a construction project for the new Fond du Lac Police Station building. Please note that the bids are to be sent to DSGW Architects. The deadline for submitting bids was February 9, 2024, 2:00 pm.
1/12 Gichi-Manidoo Giizis Powwow: The 13 Moons Gichi-Manidoo Giiziz Powwow was held on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at the Black Bear Casino Resort Otter Creek Event Center. Click here for full details and schedule. Also there was a Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources Conference on Friday, January 12, from 8 am - 4 pm, at the Golf Course Clubhouse. Click here for details on the conference.
1/9 Community Notice: In response to the tragedy that occurred on January 8, 2024 in Cloquet, the Fond du Lac Behavioral Health Department Mobile Crisis Team and our Therapists are standing by available to anyone in the community that would like to reach out for someone to talk with. Call: 218-655-3669 or 218-878-3756 for immediate assistance. Also, Rebekah, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at the Min No Aya Win medical clinic, is on standby and can be reached at: 218-878-2190 or 218-878-2120. First call for Help line 988 is available 24/7.
1/9 NOTICE: The Wisconsin 1837 and 1842 Ceded Territory Conservation Code has been amended to extend the deer hunting season through 1/31. Interested Band members should contact the Conservation Clerk’s office to obtain a Wisconsin specific paper license. Please contact Conservation Clerk Terri Redding at (218) 878-7155 with questions or for more details. The fully amended Code is now available online here.
1/5 NOTICE: The last day for submitting deer heads for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing will be Friday, January 5th. Thank you to everyone who has participated. So far 156 heads have been submitted to the Resource Management Division office by tribal and state hunters from the Reservation and surrounding area. 135 heads have been submitted to the lab for testing and all have come back negative for CWD. The remaining heads will be shipped off for testing next week, and Resource Management hopes to continue the effort for the 2024 hunting season.
1/3 FDL Public Works Snow & Ice Removal Policy: The Fond du Lac Public Works Highway Department is responsible for the removal of snow and ice from the Fond du Lac maintained roads. The Snow & Ice Removal Policy has been created to establish expectations and improve citizen awareness of snow and ice removal procedures, and to clarify the Fond du Lac Public Works Highway Department's level of service for snow and ice removal. Click here to read the policy.

December 2023 Archive

12/29 Producer Training Program: The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is offering a Bimaaji'idiwin Producer Training Program for all community members who want to grow their own food. Applications were due by January 15th, 2024. Click here for details
12/26 Elders Telling Stories - The Tribal Historic Preservation Office invites Fond du Lac elders to Sawyer Community Center on Wednesday, December, 27th from 5pm-7pm to tell stories for the Office to preserve. Refreshments will be provided.
12/21 Summer REU Internships: The 2024 Research Experience for Undergraduates on Sustainable Land and Water Resources (REU SLAWR) internship is now available for applications. This REU introduces undergraduate students to the key elements of research on land and water resources that are essential to improving management practices. The deadline to apply was February 4, 2024, and the internship runs from June 10 - August 9, 2024.
12/21 Request for Proposals: FDL Housing is seeking sealed bids for a Residential Renovation projects #63-66 at 4 individual homes in Cloquet, MN 55720. The projects will include very little exterior work and mostly interior remodel work. The deadline for submitting bids to each RFP was January 10, 2024, 3:00 pm.
12/21 Mitten/Hat Tree Drive: Donate new mittens and hats to the Mitten/Hat Tree at FDL Social Services at the Min No Aya Win Clinic. The drive will be from November 6 - December 21. All items will be donated to students ages 5-17 in need of winter gear. Click here for details.
12/21 Baking & Beets Workshops: A two-part kitchen workshop at Na-enimonigamig to learn the secrets of pickling, preserving and baking sourdough bread! Sourdough bread workshop is on December 18, and Pickled Beets on December 21. Click here for full details.
12/20 Language Advisory Board Meeting: The next FDL Language Advisory Board Meeing will be held on December 20, at the FDL Language & Cultural Learning Center. Click here for full details.
12/20 2023 Biboon Celebration: The FDL Ojibwe School is holding the annual Biboon Celebration on Wednesday, December 20th. The celebration is from 12:30 pm - 3 pm for students and families only, then 3 pm - 6 pm for the FDL Community. Enjoy winter fun and activities, and dinner served from 5 pm - 6 pm. Click here for details.
12/18 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation is seeking sealed bids to renovate a home located at 3183 Magney Drive, Cloquet, MN, including interior and exterior renovations. The deadline for submitting bids was January 3, 2024, 2:00 pm.
12/12 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Administration is soliciting proposals from Band members to provide beading kits for an upcoming evet. We are seeking bids for 500 beading kits. The beading kits should include everything needed for beading including some templates. Please submit a proposal by December 26, 2023 at 4:30 pm.
12/12 FDL Toy Giveaway: Bring the kids to meet Santa, his Elves and the Grinch on Saturday, December 16th! Santa will be at the FDL Head Start Gym starting at 9 am! Click here for details.
12/12 American Indian Education Committee Elections: The Carlton School District held elections for 3 Indian Education Committees on Wednesday, December 13th, at the Sawyer Community Center. Come hear about the committees and the opportunities the program can offer your children. Snacks at 6 pm, elections at 6:30 pm, future meeting discussion at 7 pm.
12/11 One Roof Housing Homes for Sale Open Houses: One Roof Community Housing in Duluth has 2 homes for sale at 1317 and 1319 99th Ave West. This pair of houses are of the second generation of narrow-format single family homes designed to fit on the many vacant 25’-0” wide lots in Duluth. One Roof also has a Solar Lease program for people to get a solar system installed for $0! See the following documents for details.
One Roof Homes for Sale
One Roof Community Land Trust program
One Roof Solar Lease program
12/11 Request for Proposals: FDL Housing is seeking sealed bids for a Residential Renovation project located at 3687 Drake, Cloquet, MN. The project will include very little exterior work and mostly interior remodel work. The deadline for submitting bids was December 20, 2023, 3:00 pm.
12/8 2023 FDL Elders' Christmas Party: The FDL Elders' Christmas Party was held on Friday, December 8, at the Black Bear Casino Resort Otter Creek Event Center. Registration started at 9 am with dinner and drawings from 11 am - 2 pm. Click here for full details.
12/7 Request for Proposals: FDL Housing is seeking sealed bids for a Residential Renovation project located at 3487 W. Moorhead, Cloquet, MN. The project will include very little exterior work and mostly interior remodel work. The deadline for submitting bids was December 20, 2023, 3:00 pm.
12/7 Request for Proposals: FDL Housing is seeking sealed bids for a Residential Renovation project located at 238 Tyler Dr., Cloquet, MN. The project will include very little exterior work and mostly interior remodel work. The deadline for submitting bids was December 20, 2023, 3:00 pm.
12/7 Black Bear Casino Resort receives outstanding employer award: The Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) recognizes employers that go above and beyond for Minnesotans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They have selected Black Bear Casino Resort as a MOHR 2023 Employer Award Recipient! MOHR was particularly impressed with Black Bear's "welcoming environment, rotation of positions, and the sense of value instilled." The award ceremony was held on Thursday, December 7th, at 1:00 pm, at the Hotel.
12/5 Human Services Advisory Board Seeking Members: The Fond du Lac Human Services Advisory Board (HSAB) is looking for nominations for the following vacancies: Duluth Representative (1 Vacancy), Cloquet Representative (1 Vacancy), Sawyer Representative (2 Vacancies). All submissions must be turned in by Friday, December 29, 2023.
12/5 Public Meeting Notice: The Fond du Lac Environmental Program welcomes you to a public meeting regarding proposed remediation and removal of two buildings located on Fond du Lac fee property at Wisconsin Point. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 5, at 5:00 pm, at the John A. Smith Memorial Building, Forestry Briefing Room. Click here for details.
12/4 Community Budgeting Classes: FDL Head Start held Budgeting Classes for Head Start Parents/Guardians and FDL Community members. The remaining class was held at the Early Head Start Library on December 5, from 5 pm - 7 pm. Click here for full details.
12/4 Stuff the FDL Squad: Help out needy families and Stuff the FDL Squad! Bring a new unwrapped toy and stuff the FDL Squad car on December 4th at the Cloquet Community Center. Click here for full details.
12/1 Public Notice: The Fond du Lac Office of Water Protection has received a request from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 for a Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the renewal of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Point Source Discharges from the Application of Pesticides (PGP). The PGP was originally issued in 2011 and renewed in 2016 and 2021. Each time, Fond du Lac has DENIED this Certification. Federal permits or licenses are only valid on the Fond du Lac Reservation if they have received 401 Water Quality Certification. The Office of Water Protection has issued a 30-Day Public Notice regarding the request for certification to invite interested parties to submit written facts, arguments, or objections to the address listed in the Public Notice. These statements should address the protection of water quality on the Reservation in regard to the PGP. Click here to read the full notice.
12/1 FDL Elder Activities:
FDL Elder Brunch Buffet - December 3
12/1 13 Moons Wreath Making Workshop: The 13 Moons Wreath Making Workshop was held on Saturday, December 2, 12 pm - 3 pm, at the FDLTCC 2101. Participants learned how to create beautiful wreaths by following along with professional wreth maker, Lurinda Defoe! Click here for details.

November 2023 Archive

11/30 Community Meal: The Community Meal with the Fond du Lac Police Department was held on Wednesday, December 13, at the Sawyer Community Center. Click here for full details.
11/29 Local Indian Education Meeting: Learn about the Carlton District American Indian Education program at the Sawyer Community Center, Wednesday, November 29, 5 PM. Click here for details.
11/29 Elders Telling Stories - The Tribal Historic Preservation Office invited Fond du Lac elders to Sawyer Community Center on Wednesday, November, 29th from 5pm-7pm to tell stories for the Office to preserve. Refreshments were provided.
11/27 Wildfire Update: With the recent drying conditions, we have an elevated wildfire risk in the light fuels across the reservation. These fuels (tall grass, cattails, oak leaves, and pine needles) are the ones to dry out first and become more receptive to sparks as time goes on along with sunny days and wind. Click here to read the full update.
11/27 Request for Proposals: By order of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, sealed bids for the 2023 Black Bear Casino Resort New Data Center Project will be received in accordance with the documents prepared by Northland Technology. The deadline for submitting bids was January 4, 2024, 2:00 pm.
11/27 2023 Vehicle Auction: The dates for the vehicle auction are Monday, November 27th, through Friday, December 1st, 1 pm. All submittals were to be dropped off at the front desk of the Tribal Center by 1 pm. Late submittals were not be accepted. Vehicles/Equipment are located in the far south portion of the Public Works yard.
11/21 Community New Year's Eve Dance: The Brookston Community Center welcomes the FDL Community to its New Year's Eve Dance on December 31st, from 8 pm to 1 am. There will be games & prizes, refreshments, balloon drop and more!
11/21 Home for Sale: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation will be holding a Lottery for a home located at 1229 Northrup Road, Cloquet, MN. 55720. Applications from qualified Band Members will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 27th, 2023.
11/21 AICHO to host first in-person session of Indigenous Writer Series: AICHO will co-host its first in-person Indigenous Writer Series session, featuring writers and publishers Thomas Peacock and Elizabeth (Betsy) Albert-Peacock on December 16, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center at 212 West 2nd Street, Duluth, MN. This event series will be co-hosted by The University of Minnesota, Duluth’s Department of American Indian Studies. Jill Doerfler, Ph.D., UMD Department of American Indian Studies Director and writer will be moderating this session. In their session, Peacock and Albert-Peacock will each talk about their books, read an excerpt of their books, participate in a Q&A segment, and sign books. AICHO will provide refreshments for event participants.
Indigenous Writer Series session Flyer
11/20 Press Conference and Native Heritage Month Reception: Northspan Group, Inc. and the Fond du Lac Band will be hosting a press conference and Native Heritage Month Reception celebrating the launch of a new program named DAWN, Driving Access to Wealth & Networks. DAWN’s mission is to address needs related to successful entrepreneurship and business growth among Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Individuals in our region. The Press Conference and Reception will be held and the FDL Cultural Language and Learning Center on Monday, November 20, 3:00 pm. The community is welcome to attend! Click here for details.
11/17 13 Moons Cultural Conference: The 13 Moons Cultural Conference was held November 17-18 at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. There will be cultural workshops, food and more! The conference was free and open to the public. Click here for full details.
11/16 Gookonaanig Endaawaad Pre-K Program: We are pleased to announce that Gookonaanig Endaawaad is currently accepting applications to our Pre-K program for ages 3-5. At this time, programming will run Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm. It will run Monday, December 4, 2023 to May 30, 2024. Applications are available on our website, or click the link below. Please apply by Friday, November 24th.
11/16 RBC Open Meeting Notice: The RBC Open Meeting was held Thursday, November 16, at 4:30 PM at the FDL Tribal Center. It was open to FDL Band members via Zoom and in person. Click here for the meeting agenda.
11/15 Friends of the BWCA: Fond du Lac Tribal Chairman, Kevin Dupuis, provided some key comments about the importance of the BWCA for the Friends of the BWCA Gala on September 30, 2023. Click here to see the video.
11/15 Vaccine Clinics Rescheduled: The vaccine clinics that were to be held October 25th and 26th have been rescheduled. The new remaining date is Wednesday, November 15th from 3:00 PM-5:30 PM at the Tribal Center Classroom for community members. Flu and Covid vaccines are available. Anyone who has not received a first flu or Covid vaccine will be asked to obtain this at their provider’s office. Click here to see a list of other area locations for vaccines.
11/14 AFDO Seafood Alliance HACCP Training: GLIFWC will be sponsoring an AFDO Seafood HACCP Training held at the Ojibwa Casino, Baraga, MI, on December 5 - 7. GLIFWC will pay the $136.50 HACCP Registration fee (which includes the course book), provide hotel rooms, and food and mileage reimbursements for qualified participants. Fond du Lac Band members, including subsistence fishermen and those active in harvesting and processing fish, are included.
11/13 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Administration is soliciting proposals from individuals to create a painting, live during an event. We are seeking individuals with experience in medium scale painting to design and paint a canvas during a scheduled event. Fond du Lac Band would own the rights to the painting. Timeline of work will be 2.5 hours of the event. Please submit a proposal along with your experience and examples of work by December 15, 2023.
11/13 Request for Proposals: The Fond du lac Development Corporation is soliciting proposals for professional services from qualified design consultants for the development of a Cannabis grow facility, located on the Konzac property near the 210 and 1-35 intersection, Carlton, MN. The deadline for submitting bids was November 27, 2023, 10:00 am.
11/13 Home for Sale: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation held a Lottery for a home located at 1825 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, MN. 55720. Applications from qualified Band Members were accepted until 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 20th, 2023.
11/13 Manoomin-Psin Knowledge Symposium: Join us at Black Bear Casino Resort November 13 - 15 to learn about Manoomin-Psin from Tribal leaders, elders, community members, and agency leaders. There will be an evening feast on November 13th, and tours of Fond du Lac’s food sovereignty initiatives on November 15th. Click here for full details and registration information.
11/7 Health Notice: Health officials urge people not to eat WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit pouches. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising parents and caregivers not to buy or feed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to children because the product may contain elevated levels of lead. WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches are sold nationally and are available through multiple retailers, including Sam’s Club, Amazon and Dollar Tree. Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who may have consumed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches should contact their child’s health care provider about getting a blood-lead test. There is no safe level of lead and children are most at risk for negative health effects from exposure to lead, such as decreased IQ. This is why health officials are encouraging parents to check for this product and not consume it. The investigation into this product is ongoing. More information, including the product recall announcement, can be found on the FDA’s website.
11/7 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation is seeking sealed bids to renovate a modular home located at 1656 Jarvi Road, Cloquet, MN 55720. The deadline for submitting bids was November 16, 2023, 2:00 pm.
11/2 Native American Sites bus trip to Mankato, MN with the Elders' Concern Group. The trip was on November 2nd, leaving the Tribal Center at 8 am, returning after an overnight stay in Mankato. Click here for trip details.
11/2 Veterans Feast at FDLTCC: FDLTCC held an event honoring FDLTCC students, faculty, staff, and community members who are military veterans or are currently on active duty. The free event was held on Thursday, November 2 at 5:00 PM, in the FDLTCC Commons.