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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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  • 3/26 The Fond du Lac Resource Management Fisheries Program has issued a media release regarding treaty harvest on lakes within the 1854 Ceded Territory. Click here to read the media release.

  • 3/25 The April Cooking Class will be held Tuesday, April 21st. Click here for details.

  • 3/24 The 2015 Gitigaan Program will be held Tuesday evenings starting March 31st, at the Cloquet Community Center. Classes will run from 6:00 to 8:00 PM will a meal at 5:30 PM. Click here for a schedule of classes. A survey is available to find out what topics participants are interested in learning about. See the link below.
    Gitigaan interest survey

  • 3/24 The Reservation Business Committee is seeking an individual to serve on the Law Enforcement Review Committee. The committee monitors and provides advice about the Bandís police department. 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 May 15, 2015.

  • 3/19 National Walking Day is Wednesday, April 1st. So grab friends, family or co-workers and go for a walk! Click here.

  • 3/18 Now that the snow is mostly gone, burning permits are required for all non-recreational fires larger than 3x3 feet. Permits may be obtained from the FDL Forestry office. All rules regarding what can and can not be burned still apply. See the list of prohibited items on the forestry webpage. Letís all work together to keep ourselves, our homes, and our resources safe from wildfires.

  • 3/17 Announcing the FDL Head Start Pow Wow! Friday, April 24, 2015, 3-6PM (feast begins at 4:30). AMBE NIIMIDAA miinawaa WIISINIDAA! "Come on let's all dance and eat!" Details to follow.

  • 3/17 Beginner's Language Table - Learn Ojibwe the easy way! Wednesdays in the Cloquet Center Classroom from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. All are welcome! Click here for details.

  • 3/13 Fond du Lac is preparing for ice-out fishing plans, and there are many changes on the horizon for band members. FDL Resource Management will be maintaining a list of band members interested in spearing this spring. Click the links below for a letter with details on the 2015 Spearing/Netting season changes, and a sign-up link for interested members.
    2015 Spring Spearing Plans
    Spearing Sign-Up Form for Interested Band Members

  • 3/5 There are several cords of Sawlogs and Cordwood available for bid by Fond du Lac Band members from the FDL Forestry Program. Click here for view the Timber Sales page with details on these sales.

  • 3/5 The days are getting warmer, the crows are starting to call, and itíll soon be time to start tapping ininaatigoog (sugar maples).  Fond du Lac Forestry would like to remind you to always utilize good methods so you have more success and the resource is protected for the future. A 1-page summary of tapping guidelines can be found by clicking here. Enjoy the spring!

  • 2/26 March is National Nutrition Month! Registered Dietitian Nutritionists help people eat right by providing sound, easy-to-follow nutrition advice. We have two Dietitian/Diabetes Educators at Fond du Lac Human Services; to schedule an appt with: Jennifer Hall, RDN, CDE or Stacy Colich, RDN, CDE at either Min No Aya Win or CAIR, call 878-2190.

  • 11/7 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Band has partnered with One Roof Community Housing to acquire and rehab 3 foreclosed houses in Cloquet, and is making them available exclusively to enrolled FDL Band members. Click here to read the News Release for full details.