The Fond du Lac Band is one of six Chippewa Indian Bands in the state of Minnesota. 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".

News & Events:

10/6 The FDL Elders' Dinner will be held at the Black Bear Casino Event Center on the evening of October 20th, 4 - 8 PM. There will be food, entertainment; a photo montage by William Carpenter along with a photo booth from Duluth Photo Booth, $25 in Free Play, a free night stay in the Hotel with free breakfast buffet. Contact the Casino Host at 218-878-2336 to register.
10/6 The Gitigaan Fall Feast wil be held at the Cloquet Community Center on Saturday, October 10th, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM. There will be a Farmer's Market/Flea Market, fun family activities, and more! Click here for details.
10/6 Brookston District Representative Kevin DuPuis, is holding a Drug Awareness Meeting at the Brookston Center ENP on Wednesday, October 7, from 5:30 - 7 PM.
10/6 Brookston District Representative Kevin DuPuis, is holding a Constitution Informational Meeting at the Cloquet Center ENP on Thursday, October 8, from 5:30 - 7 PM. All enrolled members are invited to attend.
10/2 FDL Seed Savers is hosting a seed saving workshop on Oct 17th and 18th at the Cloquet Community Center. Come and learn about seed saving. Lunch will be provided. Registration is limited so get on the list. Click here for details.
10/2 Chess Classes will be held at the Cloquet Community Center Classroom on Wednesdays starting October 7th. Classes are held 4 - 5 PM. Click here for details.
10/2 The Minnesota Dept. of Transportation is holding an open house to focus on historic properties in the area of the Highway 210 reconstruction project. The open house will be held on October 19th at the Jay Cooke State Park River Inn building. They have released a press release about the open house. Please click here to read the release.
10/1 The MCT Finance Corporation is holding a First-Time Homebuyers Class on Saturday, October 17, at the MCT Building in Cass Lake, MN. Click here for details and contact information.
9/30 Mino dibishkaan, Nagaajiwanaang! Ningodwaak-ashi-ningodwaasimidana-ashi-bezhig daso biboonigad! On this day 161 years ago, the Treaty of LaPointe was signed which established the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation. So again, Happy Birthday!
9/30 NOTICE: If you would like to know more about the GED and Adult Basic Education classes, Meet and Greets will be held at the Sawyer Center on Wednesday, October 7, 2:00-4:00 and at the Cloquet Community Center Library Thursday, October 8, 4:30-7:30. Come and see what we are all about.
9/25 NOTICE: A Special Election to fill the District II Committeeperson (Sawyer) position will be held on February 9, 2016. In the event there are more than two (2) candidates, there will be a Primary Election on December 8, 2015. Click here for the Official Notice & Guidelines.
9/23 The October Cooking with Commodities Class will be held on October 13 & 20 at Food Distribution, and the October Cooking Class will be held on October 27 at the Cloquet ENP. See the flyers below.
October Cooking With Commodities - October 13, 20
October Cooking Class - October 27
9/22 The Diabetes Workshop: Diabetes & Kidney Disease will be held on Thursday, October 22, 8:30 AM to 12 PM, at the Min No Aya Win Human Services Center. Click here for full details and registration information.
9/21 NOTICE: Please see the letter below from Sawyer Representative David Tiessen. The RBC will be following up shortly to discuss next steps.
David Tiessen, Jr. Notice
9/18 The Women's Health Brunch will be held on Saturday, October 24th, at the Cloquet Community Center. There will be Women's Health Displays, Artwork, Brunch, and guest speaker, Joy Riveria. Click here for full details.
9/16 The Diabetes Expo will be held in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 10th. A Coach Bus is available for rides from Duluth, Cloquet and Moose Lake, for a $10 fee. Click here for full details and registration information.
9/14 Black Bear Casino Resort is holding a Job Fair in the Otter Creek Event Center on October 13 & 14, 2015. Come and find out about all the great work opportunities available. Click here for details.
8/14 The 2015-16 hunting and trapping seasons and limits for the Fond du Lac Reservation and the 1854 and 1837 Ceded Territories of Minnesota are available online. Click here for details. Tags will be available at the Resource Management Division starting August 24th.
8/13 After review of the current data on the moose population the Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee has decided that there will not be a Band moose hunt in 2015. This action arises from the continued downward trend of the moose population. Click here for the full announcement.
8/5 NOTICE: On Wednesday, 5 August 2015, the Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee voted to lower the daily bag limit for walleyes in Mille Lacs Lake down to a daily bag of six (6) walleyes. Further the RBC is asking that Band members not target walleyes or intentionally fish for them for the remainder of the 2015 Season.