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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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  • 9/2 2014 Wild Rice Survey Photos and Information: The Fond du Lac Resource Management Division in cooperation with the DNR, 1854 Treaty Authority and the Superior National Forest conducted an aerial survey of rice stands across the FDL Reservation, Carlton, St. Louis, Lake and Cook Counties on August 26 and 27. Click Here to see photographs and information about various rice stands.

  • 9/2 The 2014 Fall Netting season at Mille Lacs Lake and 1854 Ceded Territory Lakes is approaching. Based on water temperature, mid-October is likely. Click here for full details and a sign-up link for Mille Lacs Lake netting.

  • 9/2 Ojibwemotaadidaa Omaa Gidakiiminaang with Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are pleased to announce the fourth annual Ojibwe Immersion Academy Weekend Cohort to be held over the upcoming school year at the Cloquet Forestry Center in Cloquet, MN. The Ojibwe Immersion Academy Weekend Cohort is a rare opportunity for intermediate and advanced language learners to study one-on-one and in small groups with Ojibwe elders and faculty speakers one weekend a month for 6 months beginning November 2014. For more information and/or an application please email ojibwemotaadidaa@gmail.com  All applications are due before 4pm, September 23, 2014.

  • 8/26 The Fond du Lac Resource Management Division will be hosting its annual Ganawenjigewin Maawanji’idiwin ~ Taking Care of Things Gathering on Wednesday, September 10th from 1-6pm at the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School Powwow Grounds! Click here for details.

  • 8/26 The next Cooking Classes will be held on September 18th, in the Tribal Center ENP at noon. Click below for more information:
    September 18 Cooking Class

  • 8/25 Fond du Lac Operations Division is seeking photos for our 2015 Calendar. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 3, 2014 Please forward photos to Roberta Fox, email robertafox@fdlrez.com, contact by phone at 218-878-2620.

  • 8/25 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Ojibwe School is seeking a
    Re-licensure Committee Community Representative. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest to:
    Jennifer Trotterchaude
    Fond du Lac Ojibwe School
    49 University Rd
    Cloquet, MN 55720
    Closing Date:  September 12, 2014 

  • 8/22 The Reservation Business Committee is seeking additional applications from individuals who are interested in serving on the Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board. The board provides recommendations about historic preservation issues. 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 October 31, 2014. If you have previously submitted your name, it is not necessary to reapply.

  • 8/19 The Carlton County Transportation Department proposes to add right turn lanes on Big Lake Road at the intersections of Brevator Road and Reservation Road to by widening the roadway at these two intersections to improve driver safety. A total of 9,670 square feet of wetland is proposed to be permanently impacted. Click here to read the 30-Day Public Notice.

  • 8/15 The 2014-2015 Hunting and Trapping Seasons and Limits for the FDL Reservation and the 1854 and 1837 Ceded Territories of Minnesota are available on the Natural Resources page or at the Resource Management Division Office. Click here for details. Carcass tags will be available at the Resource Management Division office beginning Monday, August 18th. Following the hard winter, deer tags for the Reservation will be limited to 2 per person. Bear season on the Reservation and in 1854 opens on August 30th – two days before the State opener. The FDL Band will not have a moose season in 2014.

  • 8/8 The Age to age Program would like attendees of the recent Age to age Family Camp to complete the following short evaluation and email it to: lucasreynolds@fdlrez.com. Thank you for your comments!
    Age to age Family Camp Evaluation

  • 8/5 On July 23, 2014, the Fond du Lac Band sent a letter of intent to the United States Environmental Protection Agency notifying the agency that the Band intends to pursue Class I air quality re-designation on the Reservation. These letters were followed up with offering consultation to other government entities and the opening of a 70 day public comment period. Click here to read the announcement of Public Comment period. Please click here to view the Class 1 Redesignation page.

  • 7/17 FDL Chairwoman Diver has been part of the Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. In a final meeting this week, the Task Force is announcing the Tribal Climate Resilience Program. Click here to read the White House Blog with information about this new initiative.