Welcome to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation website. The
Reservation lies in Northeastern Minnesota adjacent to the city of
Cloquet, MN, approximately 20 miles west of Duluth, MN. The Fond du Lac
Reservation, established by the LaPointe Treaty of 1854, is one of six
Reservations inhabited by members of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.
The Chippewa Nation is the second largest ethnic group of Indians in the
United States. Archaeologists maintain that ancestors of the present day
Chippewa have resided in the Great Lakes area since at least 800
A.D. Click here for a more thorough
history of the Lake Superior Chippewa people.
Click on the links
to the left to view our various operations and departments. Check below
for the most current happenings, the newest items will be on top.
Fond du Lac Reservation Telephone Directory
Community Happenings Click Here
FDL Human Services Needs Assessment Survey
News and Events
9/2 2014 Wild Rice Survey Photos and
Information: The Fond du Lac Resource Management Division
in cooperation with the DNR, 1854 Treaty Authority and the Superior
National Forest conducted an aerial survey of rice stands across the
FDL Reservation, Carlton, St. Louis, Lake and Cook Counties on
August 26 and 27. Click
Here to see photographs and information about various rice
9/2 The 2014 Fall Netting season at Mille Lacs
Lake and 1854 Ceded Territory Lakes is approaching. Based on water
temperature, mid-October is likely.
Click here for full details
and a sign-up link for Mille Lacs Lake netting.
9/2 Ojibwemotaadidaa Omaa Gidakiiminaang with
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are pleased to announce the
fourth annual Ojibwe Immersion Academy Weekend Cohort to be held
over the upcoming school year at the Cloquet Forestry Center in
Cloquet, MN. The Ojibwe Immersion Academy Weekend Cohort is a rare
opportunity for intermediate and advanced language learners to study
one-on-one and in small groups with Ojibwe elders and faculty
speakers one weekend a month for 6 months beginning November 2014.
For more information and/or an application please email email@example.com
All applications are due before 4pm, September 23, 2014.
8/26 The Fond du Lac
Resource Management Division will be hosting its annual
Ganawenjigewin Maawanji’idiwin ~ Taking Care of Things Gathering on
Wednesday, September 10th from 1-6pm at the Fond du Lac Ojibwe
School Powwow Grounds! Click here
8/26 The next Cooking Classes will be held on
September 18th, in the Tribal Center ENP at noon. Click below
for more information:
September 18 Cooking Class
8/25 Fond du Lac Operations Division is seeking
photos for our 2015 Calendar. The deadline for submissions is Oct.
3, 2014 Please forward photos to Roberta Fox, email
contact by phone at 218-878-2620.
8/25 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Ojibwe School is
Re-licensure Committee Community Representative. Interested
candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest to:
Fond du Lac Ojibwe School
49 University Rd
Cloquet, MN 55720
Closing Date: September 12, 2014
8/22 The Reservation Business Committee is
seeking additional applications from individuals who are interested
in serving on the Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board. The
board provides recommendations about historic preservation issues.
If you are interested in serving, please submit your name, address,
and telephone number in writing to Rita Ojibway at 1720 Big Lake
Road, Cloquet, MN 55720 on or before October 31, 2014. If you have
previously submitted your name, it is not necessary to reapply.
8/19 The Carlton County Transportation
Department proposes to add right turn lanes on Big Lake Road at the
intersections of Brevator Road and Reservation Road to by widening
the roadway at these two intersections to improve driver safety. A
total of 9,670 square feet of wetland is proposed to be permanently
Click here to read the 30-Day Public Notice.
8/15 The 2014-2015 Hunting and Trapping Seasons
and Limits for the FDL Reservation and the 1854 and 1837 Ceded
Territories of Minnesota are available on the Natural Resources page
or at the Resource Management Division Office.
for details. Carcass tags will be available at the Resource
Management Division office beginning Monday, August 18th. Following
the hard winter, deer tags for the Reservation will be limited to 2
per person. Bear season on the Reservation and in 1854 opens on
August 30th – two days before the State opener. The FDL Band will
not have a moose season in 2014.
8/8 The Age to age Program would like attendees
of the recent Age to age Family Camp to complete the following short
evaluation and email it to:
Thank you for your comments!
Age to age
Family Camp Evaluation
8/5 On July 23, 2014, the Fond du Lac Band sent
a letter of intent to the United States Environmental Protection
Agency notifying the agency that the Band intends to pursue Class I
air quality re-designation on the Reservation. These letters were
followed up with offering consultation to other government entities
and the opening of a 70 day public comment period.
Click here to
read the announcement of Public Comment period. Please
click here to view the
Class 1 Redesignation page.
7/17 FDL Chairwoman Diver has been part of the
Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. In
a final meeting this week, the Task Force is announcing the Tribal
Climate Resilience Program.
Click here to read the White House Blog with information about
this new initiative.