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:
|6/24||The Fond du Lac Veterans Powwow will be held July 8 - 10, at the Mash Ka Wisen Powwow Grounds. See information about this Powwow and any other upcoming Powwows by clicking here.|
|6/20||Fond du Lac Enrollee Day will be held on Saturday, June 25th! Lots of fun, family activities will be on hand for all FDL Enrollees, including Softball, Family Olympics, Mini-Powwow, Power Bungee, and more! Plus, Cultural activities will be available at the FDL Museum. Plus drawings, and food, and much more.
Click here for all the details!
The Cobell Land Buyback team will have a booth in the Tribal Center Classroom! Click here for details.
|6/16||There will be a Fond du Lac Community Gathering & Potluck to welcome the newly elected RBC members on Sunday, June 26th! The Gathering will be held at the Ojibwe School Football Field, under the tent, from 11 AM to 3 PM, and is open to all FDL Band members and family! Click here for full details.|
|6/16||Last week, the Fond du Lac Band and the City of Duluth reached an agreement to end all litigation related to the Fond-du-Luth Casino dispute. The Reservation Business Committee’s announcement about the settlement is available here. A copy of the settlement agreement is available here.|
|6/16||Save the Dates! The 2016 Kiwentz Ojibwe Language Camp will be held July 27 - 31, at the Kiwentz Camp Ground. There will be Language Activities, Talent Show, Canoe Races, and more! Click here for details! Fill out the forms below to register and volunteer for this year's camp! Please fill out each form fully, and email them to the address on the form.
Language Camp Registration
Language Camp Volunteer Form
|6/15||The Fond du Lac Office of Water Protection (OWP) has received a request from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Region 5 for Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction Activity (CGP 2017). The OWP has issued a Public Notice for a 30-day comment period regarding this proposed permit and water quality concerns associated with discharge of storm water to Fond du Lac water resources including lakes, streams, and wetlands. This Public Notice outlines the key changes to the CGP, which was previously issued in 2012. The public is invited to comment on any concerns they may have regarding water quality associated with this certification request. Click here to read the official notice.|
|6/15||The Regular General Election results are in. Click the link below to read them. Also, see other election notices, calendar, and candidate guidelines below.
June 14, 2016 General Election Results
2016 General Election Notice
April 5, 2016 Primary Election Results
2016 Regular Election Announcement, Election Calendar, Candidates Guidelines.
Notice of Candidate Certifications to TEC
|6/15||FDL Elder Activities: There are three upcoming FDL Elder Activties; FDL Elder Brunch & Play, Elder Movie Morning and the Midwest Country Music Theater. See the flyers and dates below.
Midwest Country Music Theater - Saturday, June 25
Annual Elders Picnic - Friday, July 8
55+ Driver Improvement Course - Thursday, July 14
|6/2||The 2016 Lax-4-Life Lacrosse Camp will be held from July 25 - 30. The camp is open to youth ages 13 - 15. See information and registration below.
2016 Lax-4-Life Camp Information
2016 Lax-4-Life Camp Registration
|6/1||NOTICE: The Reservation Business Committee is seeking an individual from the Brookston 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. Interested individuals should contact Jack Bassett at 879-8043 or by email Jackbassett@fdlrez.com . Requests must be received by June 24, 2016.|
|5/23||The Fond du Lac Wisdom Steps Group meets monthly and has a schedule of upcoming meeting dates throughout 2016. The next meeting is on July 25. Click here to see the full schedule. Click here for local committee representatives' contact information.|
|4/28||Recent letter offering ACH payments. Fond du Lac recently sent a letter to all vendors who received a check during 2016 a letter offering an option to receive an ACH payment in place of a check. An ACH payment is the same thing as a direct deposit. ACH stands for Automated Clearing House (ACH) and is an electronic network for financial transactions. This payment method can be used for travel advances, reimbursement expense requests, and vendor payments. Any payment we make through accounts payable can now be received by direct deposit. If you are interested please complete the form in your letter, or contact Courtney Thompson at 218-878-2668. She can answer any questions you may have.|
|4/1||Announcing our involvement in the Cobell Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. Our outreach staff is currently assisting landowners who own fractionated interests at Fond du Lac in learning more about the Land Buy-Back Program. If you are unsure about your land or would like to learn more about how you and your family may be impacted by land fractionation - please contact our outreach staff: Patti DuFault (218) 878-7361 and/or Amanda Linden (612) 871-1574 or you may contact our Land Manager, Tim Krohn, at (218) 878-7128 for more detailed information. We recommend that ALL Band Members who have IIM accounts call the Trust Beneficiary Call Center at 1-888-678-6836 to update your information. See the Cobell Land Buy-Back website here!
Letter from Chairman Dupuis to Fond du Lac Landowners