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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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  • 4/24 Save The Date! The Kiwenz Ojibwe Language Camp will be held June 17 - 21 at the Kiwenz Campground. Learn Ojibwe language, culture, history and art!  Details below:
    Language Camp Flier
    Tentative Camp Agenda
    Camp Registration Form
    Camp Volunteer Form
    Artist Registration Form

  • 4/24 The FDL Head Start Pow Wow will be held Friday, April 24, 2015, 3-6PM (feast begins at 4:30). AMBE NIIMIDAA miinawaa WIISINIDAA! "Come on let's all dance and eat!" Click here for details.

  • 4/23 The Fond du Lac RBC will hold a Youth Meeting on Thursday, May 28th, from 5 - 7 PM. The meeting will be held at the Cloquet Community Center for youths ages 10 - 18. There wiil be pizza and prize drawings! Click here for full details.

  • 4/23 The Diabetes Workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 28, from 1:30 PM to 4 PM at Min No Aya Win. The workshop theme is "I Want to Lose Weight". Click here for details.

  • 4/21 The Spring Elders Dinner will be held at Black Bear Casino Resort on Tuesday, May 5th, from 4 - 8 PM. Entertainment will include a photo slide show by William Carpenter along with a photo booth for personal pictures. Ojibwe School Students will help serve dinner. Each Elder will receive $25 Free Play, and a Breakfast Buffet along with dinner and a Hotel room. Contact Black Bear Hosts at 218-878-2336 to pre-register for the event.

  • 4/21 The Sawyer Community Center invites all Band Members and their families to a fun afternoon of dinner and live music! Saturday, April 25th. Click here for details.

  • 4/21 The 37th Annual FDL Health Fair will be held on Thursday, June 11th, at the Ojibwe School Gym. 65+ Exhibitors, activities, drawings and more! Click here for full details.

  • 4/20 The OJS Powwow will be held on Thursday, May 7th, at the school gym. Grand Entry will be at 1:00 and 7:00 PM and the feast at 5:00 PM. Click here for details.

  • 4/17 An updated memorandum about 2016 election dates and residency requirements for candidates is available here.  The date of the general election has been corrected.

  • 4/17 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.
    2015 Spring Spearing Plans
    1837 Ceded Territory Lakes List
    1854 Ceded Territory Lakes List - as of 4/17/15
    Spearing Sign-Up Form for Interested Band Members

  • 4/15 The FDL Historical Society will meet on Friday, April 24th, and Friday, May 15th at the Resource Management Building, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Bring old photos and documents and discover your family history! Click here for details.

  • 4/14 A regular TEC Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 14th, at Fortune Bay Casino, Vermilion, MN. Please click here for full details.

  • 4/14 The May Cooking Class will be held Tuesday, May 5th. A Cooking with Commoditites Class will be held at Food Distribution on May 6th and 27tth, from 1 - 4 PM. Click below for details.
    Cooking Class - May 5
    Cooking with Commodities - May 6, 27

  • 4/13 The 2015 Gitigaan Program will be held Tuesday evenings through June 2nd, 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 links below.
    Gitigaan interest survey

  • 3/31 The D.C. District Court dismissed the City of Duluthís suit against the National Indian Gaming Commission for its role in the Fond-du-Luth case. The opinion is available here.

  • 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.

  • 3/24 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 15, 2015.

  • 3/18 Now that the snow is 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 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 for details.

  • 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!