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
News and Events
10/15 A Diabetes Workshop, "From Head to Toe",
will be held at the MNAW Clinic on Tuesday, October 28th, from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Click here
10/14 How would you like your medical provider
to address your pain or chronic illness? Join guest speaker and
consultant Jodi Pfarr on Wednesday, October 22nd, 8:30 - 9:30 AM at
the Tribal Center ENP, to discuss these issues and more!
Click here for full details.
10/14 October 20 - 23 is FDLTCC Sustainability
Awareness week. Several activities will be open to the community
throughout the week.
Click here for details on these events.
10/14 The 13 Moons Program is holding an Herbal
Preparation Workshop on Tuesday, October 28th, at the Cloquet
Forestry Center, from 6 - 8 PM.
Click here for details.
10/8 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. The public comment
period has been extended to November 10, 2014.
Click here to
read the press release about the Public Comment period. Please
click here to view the
Class 1 Redesignation page.
10/7 Netting will begin Friday Night, October
17, at Mille Lacs. Landing to be determined by 1:00 PM on the 17th.
Permits are available for pickup beginning Wednesday, October 15, at
8:00 AM through 3:00 PM on the 17th. After 3:00 PM, permits
will need to be picked up at the declared landing. Nets will be
required to be picked up and back at the landing between 7:00 – 9:00
AM on Saturday the 18th.
Click here for full details
and a sign-up link for Mille Lacs Lake netting.
10/6 Everyone is welcome to the 2014 FDL Ojibwe
School Powwow! The Powwow will be held on Friday, October 24th, at
the Ojibwe School Gym. Grand Entry will be at 1 PM and 7 PM, and the
Feast at 5 PM. Click here for full
10/6 The quarterly TEC Meeting will be held on
Thursday, November 6, at the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino in Grand
Portage, MN. Click here for
10/3 Aaniin/Boozhoo nindawemaganidok, Over the
summer the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School enhanced the security of their
building during regular school hours. All students,
parents/guardians, and visitors must enter at the front of the
building. Students arriving between 7:15- 8:20 am in the morning
will enter the double doors closest to University Road. All
parents/guardians and visitors will enter and sign in at the
receptionist’s desk located when you enter the double doors closest
to the playground. All other exterior doors will be locked. All
students, parents/guardians, and visitors will need to park in the
front of the school in the designated parking lot. The lane closest
to the school is reserved for buses only. We appreciate your
patience and cooperation.
9/19 UWS is holding its 17th Annual Head of the
Lakes Diabetes Update, featuring Community Diabetes Workshops at
Barkers Island Inn, Superior, WI, on Thursday, November 6th. The
event is free for pre-registered attendees, or $20 at the door.
Click here for full details and
9/12 The September open meeting has been
cancelled. The Reservation Business Committee will be returning to
the required Quarterly open meeting schedule. The next open meeting
will be at 1:30 p.m. on November 20, 2014 at the Cloquet Community
9/9 Resource Management’s Tribal Historic
Preservation Officer, Leah Savage, is looking for individuals, even
if you knew someone that spent time in the area, or know of stories
of the area, to interview to gather knowledge of any
traditional/cultural significant properties and/or activities that
families have used in the area of the current Minntac Mining areas
on the Mesabi Iron Range, since it is in our 1854 Ceded Territory
which includes: maple sugaring areas, wild rice waters, trails,
village sites, sites with spiritual significance, and other historic
properties. The Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation
Act requires U.S Steel Inc. to evaluate potential effects on
properties of cultural and religious significance to Indian tribes.
If needed, I am willing to travel to conduct interviews. Miigwech!
If you have any questions or for more information, please call Leah
Savage at 218-878-7129, or mail to:
FDL Resource Management
1720 Big Lake RoadCloquet, MN 55720
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.
8/15 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.