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:

5/26 Late May to early June is the peak of fawning season. If you find a fawn alone in the woods, it's not necessarily in any trouble. Click here for more information and details about what to do if you find a fawn alone.
5/25 There will be an Introduction to Heavy Equipment course at the Local 49 Training Center in Cloverdale/Hinckley beginning Monday, June 5th. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Click here for full details. Call the FDL TERO office with any questions at 218-878-7527.
5/25 The next Gitigaan class is Trees and Shrubs, and will be held on Tuesday, May 30th. Classes are held at the Cloquet Community Center from 5 - 6:30PM. Click here to see the 2017 schedule.
5/25 NOTICE:The Tribal Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st at 8:30 AM. The meeting will be held at Shooting Star Casino in White Earth.
5/25 There will be community meetings with the RBC Chairman, Kevin DuPuis, on Mondays at the Cloquet Community Center ENP, from 5 - 7 PM. These meetings will be for Community members to bring up any issues of interest with the Chairman. There will be no meeting on May 29th, due to the Memorial Day holiday. The next meeting will be on Monday, June 5th.
5/25 The next Health & Nutrition Class will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 5 PM, at the Cloquet Community Center ENP. Click here for details and the schedule of classes through June.
5/25 The 39th Annual Fond du Lac Health Fair will be held on Thursday, June 8, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Ojibwe School Gym. The Health Fair features 65+ Exhibitors and Interactive Booths! Click here for full details.
5/25 The FDL Historical Society meets monthly at the FDL Resource Management building. Everyone is welcome to bring old photos and documents to scan, and work on your family tree. The next meeting is scheduled for June 9, 2017. Click here for the full schedule of meetings
5/19 The Annual Fond du Lac Veterans' Powwow will be held on July 7 - 9, 2017, at the Mash Ka Wisen Powwow Grounds in Sawyer, MN. Host Drums will be Midnite Express and Cedar Creek. Click here for full details, schedule, and specials information.
5/19 During the Fond du Lac Veterans Powwow this July, the 2017-2018 Fond du Lac Reservation Royalty will be crowned. There will be the following categories:
Miss Fond du Lac Reservation (age 13-18)
Jr Miss Fond du Lac Reservation (age 7-12)
Fond du Lac Reservation Ogichidaa (age 13-18)
Fond du Lac Reservation Oshki-Ogichidaa (age 7-12)
If interested, fill out and return the application below.
2017-2018 Fond du Lac Reservation Royalty Application
5/17 The Ojibwe Immersion Language Table has added special summer sessions. The special sessions will be held at the Cloquet Community Center on Thursdays, from 6:30 - 7:45 PM, May 11 - August 24. Click here for details and the full schedule.
5/17 There will be a presentation of Ojibwe Language DVD Videos during FDL Enrollee Days on June 24, from 9 AM to 4 PM, at the FDL Cultural Center and Museum. Click here for full details.
5/12 FDL Head Start is holding a Community Baby Shower on Thursday, June 22nd, from 4 - 7 PM, at the Head Start Gym. Click here for full details.
4/25 NOTICE: The FDL Water/Wastewater Department is providing drinking water, available to Mahnomen Community Water System users in three (3) 1-gallon jugs at the Brookston Community Center. We are attempting to limit water to three (3) 1-gallon jugs per day per household. We are limiting water pick-up to Brookston Community Center Hours:
M-F 8am-8pm, Saturday 11am to 9pm, Sunday 11am to 7pm.
The department is requesting the Head of Household to be present to sign and register for all water being picked-up. If there are issues with the Head of Household being available for pick-up please arrange and coordinate further with Brookston Community Center Maintenance staff.
Information Letter from Dr. Kendall. MD
Mahnomen Communtiy Water System Disinfection By-products Presentation
For more information, contact:
Brookston Community Center Lobby Phone (218) 878-8097
Center Manager (218) 878-8048
Lead Maintenance Person (218) 878-8074
Jordan Vandal, FDL Water & Wastwater Manager, Phone (218) 878-7595
4/21 Is that oil? How can you tell the difference between Oil and Natural Sheen on water? They can look very similar, but there is an easy way to tell the difference. Click here for more information and details of what to do if you see oil sheen and suspect a leak.
4/21 The Human Services Prevention/Intervention Program is now accepting applications for it's Summer Camp. Applications will be available in several locations. Click here for details. More information about the Summer Camp will be available soon.
4/18 The Fond du Lac Ojibwe School is seeking one School Board Representative from each FDL District. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a letter in interest. Click here for full details and contact information.
4/13 The Fond du Lac Band is a long time member of the Intertribal Agricultural Council (IAC). The IAC conducts a wide range of programs designed to further the goal of improving Indian Agriculture. THe IAC has recently published it's April update of current programs and interests, including a scholarship program for high school and college native youth. Click here to read the April update. See more information about the IAC by visiting their website here.
3/29 The FDL Resource Management Fisheries Program has two notices for FDL Band members. One refers to Fishing Permits and Logbooks for angling on Mille Lacs Lake in 2017. The other is about sign-ups for Spring Spearing/Netting. Read both notices below:
Fishing Permits and Logbooks for angling on Mille Lacs Lake in 2017
Sign-up for Spring Spearing/Netting
2/2 NOTICE: The FDL Housing Committee, an advisory board that meets monthly, has openings for a District 1 and District 3 representative. All members of the Committee must be enrollees of the Fond du Lac Band. They are appointed by the RBC to terms of four years. If you are interested in serving on the Committee, please contact the appropriate RBC member.