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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.

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2015 Lax 4 Life Lacrosse Camp Information

News and Events

  • 7/1 NOTICE: There will be an MCT Constitution Informational Meeting on Thursday, July 2nd, 5:30 - 7:30 PM, in the Tribal Center ENP. All Minnesota Chippewa Tribal members are welcome to attend.

  • 6/30 The Fond du Lac Tribal Center and all programs, including FDL Transit, and Min No Aya Win Human Services, will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy holiday!

  • 6/30 The Fond du Lac Veterans' Powwow will be held on July 10 - 12, 2015, at the Mash Ka Wisen Powwow Grounds in Sawyer, MN. Click here for full details.

  • 6/26 The Diabetes Noon Groups will be meeting in Duluth and Cloquet in the month of July. See the flyers below:
    Diabetes Noon Group - Cloquet - July 14
    Diabetes Noon Group - Duluth - July 16

  • 6/25 FDL Human Services is holding a Stress Management Course to help recognize and handle stress in a hectic world. The course is held at multiple locations and dates through July 10th. See the flyer below for dates and locations.
    Stress Management Course Flyer

  • 6/25 NOTICE: The Ojibwe Language Table will be on break until July 22nd. Wednesday classes will resume starting July 22nd.

  • 6/24 The July Cooking Class will be held on Tuesday, July 14th, at the Tribal Center ENP, and the Cooking with Commodities Class will be held at Food Distribution on July 15th and 29th, from 1 - 4 PM. Click below for details.
    Cooking Class - July 14
    Cooking with Commodities - July 15, 29

  • 6/23 The FDL Head Start is celebrating it's 50th year! There will be an Alumni Picnic on Friday, July 31st, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for all former Head Start Staff and Students. Come join us! Click here for details.

  • 6/23 The Fond du Lac Environmental Program contracted with Earth Economics to do an analysis of the “value” of a healthy St. Louis River watershed. The final report can be seen by clicking below, along with several fact sheets associated with the project.
    St. Louis River Watershed Report
    St. Louis River Project Factsheets

  • 6/17 The 2015 Lax 4 Life Lacrosse Camp will be held July 20th - 24th. Registration is due by July 13th. Click here for full information, registration form, and schedule.

  • 6/17 FDL Development is accepting bids for 4 homes for sale 'as is' to Fond du Lac Band members. Bids for these homes will be accepted until 3:00 PM, July 15th. Click here for details on the 4 homes and contact information.

  • 6/3 The FDL Resource Management Division has received numerous calls regarding deer fawns found in the woods, and what one should do upon finding one. Click here for a quick guide.

  • 5/26 The Minnesota Indian Estate Planning Project (MIEPP) will be available to meet with Band members to prepare wills or other estate planning documents until September, 2015. Call today: 651-739-9615 for appointment or visit the MIEPP Facebook page. Also visit www.iltf.org for more information. See their flier below.
    MN Indian Estate Planning Project flier

  • 5/20 The Fond du Lac Tribal Historic Preservation Office is searching once again for applicants for the Fond du Lac Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board. Applicants would be willing to meet at least quarterly, and have a knowledge of the history and cultural resources relative to the Band. Please fill out and return applications to the Fond du Lac Tribal Historic Preservation Office by E-Mailing marcusammesmaki@fdlrez.com, or in person at the Fond du Lac Resource Management building.
    Board Member Application

  • 5/11 The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has once again ruled in the Band’s favor in the dispute over Fond-du-Luth rent payments. The federal district court in Minnesota had previously ruled that the Band must pay back rent from 2009 to 2011, but the Eighth Circuit reversed and the district court must now reconsider its decision. A copy of the opinion is available here

  • 4/17 An updated memorandum about 2016 election dates and residency requirements for candidates is available here.  The date of the general election has been corrected.

  • 3/31 The D.C. District Court dismissed the City of Duluth’s suit against the National Indian Gaming Commission for its role in the Fond-du-Luth case. The opinion is available here.