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.
Fond du Lac Reservation Telephone Directory
Community Happenings Click Here
News and Events
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
3/19 National Walking Day is Wednesday, April
1st. So grab friends, family or co-workers and go for a walk!
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
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
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.
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.