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:

4/26 There will be a Community Action Meeting for all FDL Communtiy members held at the Tribal Center ENP on Thursday, April 27th, 5 - 8 PM. The meeting will feature discussion on how to fight the drug problem in the Fond du Lac communtiy. Click here for full details.
4/26 FDL Elder Events:
Midwest Music Theater Trip - April 27
Ice Cream and Pie Social - May 3
4/26 The Head Start Mini Powwow will be held on Friday, April 28th, from 4 - 7 PM at the FDL Head Start Gym. Click here for full details.
4/25 There will be a Fond du Lac Water Gathering held by the Fond du Lac Band and Minnesota Public Radio on Wednesday, May 17th, at the Black Bear Casino Otter Creek Center from 4:00 - 9:00 PM. The event will give voice to the water through Elders, Youth, and Water Scientists. The event is free and open to the public. There will be activities for all ages, including a Painting Class for youth ages 10 - 17. A sign up for the Painting Class is required and available below.
Fond du Lac Water Gathering Information
Painting Class details and sign-up
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
4/24 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. The next meeting will be on Monday, May 1st.
4/24 There will be an ALS Silent Auction in honor of Rhonda Peterson held at the Cloquet Community Center on Friday, April 28th, from 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM. All proceeds will go to ALS. A $5 lunch will be available. Please click here for full details.
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 will be accepting applications for it's Summer Camp starting Monday, April 24th. Applications will be available in several locations. Click here for details. More information about the Summer Camp will be available soon.
4/19 The FDL Reservation Summer Youth Employment Program is now accepting applications from youth, ages 14 - 17. Applications will be accepted through May 5, 2017. Click here for details and contact information.
4/19 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.
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.
4/18 The next Gitigaan class is Simple Garden Recipes, and will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd, 5:00 PM, at the Cloquet Community Center. Sign up for Tilling by May 15th. Click here to see the 2017 schedule.
4/17 There will be 3 public meetings to discuss the new Fond du Lac Language and Culture Learning Center: Cloquet CC, May 11 | Brookston CC, May 15 | Sawyer CC, May 18. Click here for full details.
4/13 The FDL Elder Concern Group is holding a Hot Dish Luncheon fundraiser on Friday, May 12th, from 11 AM to 1 PM, at the Cloquet Community Center. Click here for details.
4/13 FDL Human Services is hosting the Men's Gathering on May 6th, at the Black Bear Casino Otter Creek Event Center. Registration is at 9 AM, there will be snacks, lunch, and prize drawings. Click here for full details.
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.
4/11 The next Health & Nutrition Class will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 5 PM, at the Cloquet Community Center ENP. Click here for details and the schedule of classes through June.
4/5 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 May 12, 2017. Click here for the full schedule of meetings.
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
3/28 NOTICE: The Reservation Business Committee is seeking an individual from the Sawyer 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
3/6 The Eviction Procedures for Housing Owned or Administered by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have been amended to provide a tribal court process for evictions. The new procedures, which are now codified as Fond du Lac Ordinance #01/17, are available by clicking here. Copies of the Ordinance may also be obtained from the Housing Division or the Legal Affairs Office. The new procedures will become effective after this notice is published in two consecutive editions of the Band’s Nahgahchiwanong Dibahjimowinnan newspaper.
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.