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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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  • 10/1 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Band will be holding a public hearing on Oct. 2, 2014 regarding its proposal to redesignate the Reservation to Class I air quality. The hearing will be held at Black Bear Casino Resort at the Otter Creek Convention Center from 2 pm to 9 pm. There will be informational presentations at 2:00 and 6:00. Following these presentations, members of the public will have an opportunity to make oral comments or to submit written comments. Written comments will also be accepted through October 13, 2014.

  • 10/1 The AGE to age Fall Feast will be held on Tuesday, October 14, at the Sawyer Community Center. Click here for details.

  • 9/30 The October Cooking Classes will be held on October 14th and 21st, at the Tribal Center ENP. Click below for details.
    October 14 Cooking Class
    October 21 Cooking Class

  • 9/29 Join us for the Women's Health Brunch on Saturday, October 11, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Cloquet Community Center. Click here for full details.

  • 9/25 A Diabetes Workshop, "From Head to Toe", will be held at the MNAW Clinic on Tuesday, October 28th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Click here for details.

  • 9/19 UWS is holding its 17th Annual Head of the Lakes Diabetes Update, featuring Community Diabetes Workshops at Barkers Island Inn, Superior, WI, on Thursday, November 6th. The event is free for pre-registered attendees, or $20 at the door. Click here for full details and registration information.

  • 9/18 The FDL Legal Department is disposing of outdated and unnecessary reference books. The books are being made available for free to Band members. The currently available sets are: United States Code Annotated (2002 with updates through 2007), United States Code Annotated—Constitution (2005), Corpus Juris Secundum volumes 1 to 101 with 2010 updates, and Matthew Bender Business Organizations with Tax Planning (1987). If you are interested in one of the sets, please pick up the books from the legal department in the Tribal Center by October 17th.

  • 9/16 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.

  • 9/12 The September open meeting has been cancelled. The Reservation Business Committee will be returning to the required Quarterly open meeting schedule. The next open meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on November 20, 2014 at the Cloquet Community Center.

  • 9/9 Resource Management’s Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Leah Savage, is looking for individuals,  even if you knew someone that spent time in the area, or know of stories of the area, to interview to gather knowledge of any traditional/cultural significant properties and/or activities that families have used in the area of the current Minntac Mining areas on the Mesabi Iron Range, since it is in our 1854 Ceded Territory which includes: maple sugaring areas, wild rice waters, trails, village sites, sites with spiritual significance, and other historic properties. The Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires U.S Steel Inc. to evaluate potential effects on properties of cultural and religious significance to Indian tribes. If needed, I am willing to travel to conduct interviews. Miigwech! If you have any questions or for more information, please call Leah Savage at 218-878-7129, or mail to: 
    Leah Savage
    FDL Resource Management
    1720 Big Lake RoadCloquet, MN 55720

  • 9/8 The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe has adopted an Ordinance Implementing Constitutional Petition and Censure Processes. Click here to read the ordinance.

  • 9/4 The Annual Diabetes Expo will be held in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 11th. There is a round-trip bus available leaving from Duluth, Cloquet, and Moose Lake for a $10 fee. Click here for full details and sign-up information.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 8/15 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.

  • 8/5 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.