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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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  • 4/16 NOTICE: Due to the snow storm tonight and tomorrow, there is a chance that the FDL Tribal Center and programs will be closed Thursday, April 17th. This notice will be updated if that is the case. You can also call 878-3838 to check whether or not there is a closure. FDL Human Services will open late at 10:00 a.m.

  • 4/16 Due to poor road conditions, FDL Transit is currently on limited service; only runs for school, medical, legal and work reasons. All services will be closed at 5 p.m.

  • 4/16 The Quarterly TEC Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 7th, at the Grand Casino in Hinckley. Click here for details.

  • 4/16 The FDL FACE Program is hosting the 3rd Annual FACE 5k Fun Run / 2k Walk on Saturday, May 31st. Click below for details, and a registration form.
    FACE Fun Run Info
    Registration Form

  • 4/16 Due to bad weather, the AGE to age Planning Meeting is rescheduled for Wednesday, April 30, from 5 - 7 pm. Dinner at 5. Click here for full details.

  • 4/15 The 13 Moons Program Herbal Tinture Workshop has been rescheduled for April 24th, 5 - 8 p.m., at the Cloquet Forestry Center. Click here for full details.

  • 4/15 There will be two Community Cooking Classes in the month of May. Both classes will be held in the Tribal Center ENP. Click below for details.
    Cooking Class May 13
    Cooking Class May 20

  • 4/14 Free Family Portraits will be taken at the FDL Community Centers as listed below:
    Cloquet Center: Tuesday, April 22, 4-7pm
    Brookston Center: Tuesday, April 29, 4-7pm
    Click here for details.

  • 4/14 The FDL Ojibwe School Powwow will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the OJS Gym. There will be contests for Women's Jingle and Men's Traditional, a Silent Auction, and more! Everyone is welcome! Click here for details.

  • 4/8 Community Transportation Survey: Cloquet is updating the Transportation Section of its Comprehensive plan, and is looking for community feedback regarding the potential impact on physical activity through bicycling, walking, and transit use. Please consider giving your feedback – the survey will be open until Monday, April 21st. The survey’s response will provide important data to be used in making positive health recommendations related to transportation, and your participation is confidential.

  • 4/4 The FDL Band has worked with the state of MN to develop a list of approved lakes for the 2014 Spearing season. Click here to see the list.

  • 4/4 There will be an Elders Dinner at Black Bear Casino on April 22nd. Click here for full details and reservation information.

  • 4/2 The official results of the RBC Primary Election, held on April 1st, are in. Click the link below to see them. The RBC General Election will be held on June 10, 2014. Also, click below to read the 2014 Regular Election Announcement, Election Calendar, and Revised Election Ordinance 10.
    RBC Primary Election Results
    2014 Election Announcement
    2014 Election Calendar
    Revised Election Ordinance 10

  • 3/20 Gitigaan (gardening) is a 10-week program that meets on Tuesday evenings from March 25th - June 3rd. Sessions will be held at FDL Community Centers and feature instruction, and hands-on gardening. Click here to see the class brochure. Click here for the flyer.

  • 3/13 You are cordially invited to the Head Start Programs Mini Powwow! The Powwow will be held  Friday, April 25th. Sign-in starts at 2:30 p.m., and the Grand Entry is at 3:00 p.m. Click here for full details.

  • 3/11 The EPA has granted the Band’s request to vacate the Mesabi Nugget variance. A press release about the decision is available here.

  • 2/28 The FDL Reservation Business Committee has prepared a letter about the use of Band buildings. Click here to read the letter.

  • 2/28 The Reservation Business Committee will be authorizing spearfishing in the 1854 ceded territory in the spring of 2014.  More details will be available in the next issue of the Band’s newspaper. A preview of the article is available here.

  • 2/12 A 40-hour Emergency Medical Responder Course will be held at FDLTCC. Upon completion and testing, participants will be certified by the State of Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board. Dates and times of the course will be announced. Space is limited to 12 participants. If interested, click here for details and contact information.

  • 2/5 Fond du Lac has been a cooperating agency for the PolyMet environmental review process, along with the Bois Forte and Grand Portage Bands. To learn more about the tribes’ concerns for impacts to natural and cultural resources, click here for a link to fact sheets from the tribal perspective.

  • 1/27 The 13 Moons Program presents the Minnesota Master Naturalist Class, Tuesdays March 11 - April 29. The classes will be held at the Cloquet Forestry Center and feature classroom instruction, field trips, and outdoor activities. Please click here for full details and contact information.

  • 11/14 The FDL Cultural Center and Museum invites anyone that's interested in recording their family, or FDL history on video. They have a comfortable space set up with all the equipment needed. Click here for details.