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The Fond du Lac Band is one of six Chippewa Indian Bands that make up the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. 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".

Recent Additions:
Trauma Informed Yoga - January 24
Beekeeping And More! Symposium - February 15
Kiwenz Language Camp - June 18 - 21

Community Notices:

1/22 Ojibwe Language Site Update: Check out our new Waazh Immersion Program web tab. Find program updates, program documents, and announcements in both Ojibwe and English! Click here to visit the new Waazh page.
1/21 Attention FDL Elders: The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) Conference will be held at the Nugget Resort & Casino in Sparks, NV, on August 17 - 21. Registration is due by Friday, July 24, 2020. Click here for full details.
1/17 Snow Removal Eligibility Notice: FDL Elder Band Members may be eligible for snow plowing and shoveling services. Click here to see the current eligibility guidelines.
1/15 Youth Leadership Program starts up again: The Tribal College Extension Youth Leadership Program will meet monthly on Saturdays, through June 27, 2020. The next meeting will be on January 25th, at the FDL Head Start Gym. Click here for full details and the schedule for the rest of the year.
1/14 SAVE THE DATE: The Fond du Lac State of the Band will be held on Thursday, February 20th, at 5:30 PM, in the Black Bear Convention Center. All enrolled Band members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Click here for a Save the Date flier.
1/14 FDL Constitutional Convention Reform Community Input Meeting: FDL Delegates invite all community members to come to learn more about the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Constitution Reform, who your delegates are and how this impacts you and your families. Our topics currently are Writing a New Preamble (Introduction) and Article II Enrollment/Membership. There will be a light meal and gift card drawings at each community meeting. We want to know what your opinions are!
January 28 at Cloquet Community Center
1/13 2020 Election Announcement: The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (MCT) has announced a Regular Election for Reservation Business Committee Members to be held on June 9, 2020 on the Fond du Lac Reservation. This Regular Election provides for a Primary Election to be held March 31, 2020, in the event there are more than two (2) eligible candidates for each open position. The open positions are Chairperson, Committeeperson District I, and Committeeperson District III. Click here to see the MCT Announcement / Election Calendar / Election Guidelines. See all election related documents on the FDL Government main page by clicking here.
1/13 Fond du Lac Forestry would like to announce to community members in need of fire wood that we have opened the woodlot, located just south of the intersection of Ditchbanks and Berthiume Rd. To get your timber removal permit, come see us at the Resource Management building. The permit also comes with provided map of the woodlot. The purpose of this woodlot is to remove the fire fuels, or downed trees to decrease the risk of wildfire. This site is also on the agenda for future Forest Development. For any questions you can call the front desk of Resource Management at 218-878-7101, or FDL Forestry office at 218-878-7105, FDL Forestry Shop at 218-878-8015.
1/2 NOTICE: The RBC is seeking Band members to serve on the General Election Board or the District Election Boards in the upcoming Regular Election. If you are interested, please submit a request for consideration to Ferdinand Martineau, Jr., Secretary/Treasurer, in writing at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center, 1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, MN 55720, or by e-mail to FerdinandMartineau@FDLREZ.COM. Please include your name, voting district, address, email address (if any) and phone number. Requests must be received by 4:30 pm on Friday, January 31, 2020.