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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".


Community Notices:

3/15 Community Woodlot Closed: The community woodlot is now closed for the season. The upcoming warm weather will lead to rapid thawing creating a hazard for vehicles and leaving the road vulnerable to rutting or other damage. The lot will re-open next late next fall. We hope you had a good, safe, and warm season.
3/15 Construction Career Training: The City of Duluth and SOAR Career Solutions is holding a training program to prepare participants for careers in construction. The training begins April 1, 2019, and runs Mondays - Thursdays, 8 am - 1 pm. For full details and contact information, click here.
3/14 Spring Screening: American Indian Colorectal Cancer Prevention Conference will be held at Black Bear Casino Resort on April 2 & 3. The conference is open to health professionals, patient care coordinators and community members. Registration for vendors and attendees is free, and due by March 22nd. See details and registration link below.
Spring Screening Conference Details
Conference Registration Link
3/11 Community Meeting Notice: There will be a Communtiy Input Meeting for the Konzac Site Development held on Tuesday, March 19th, at the Tribal Center Classroom. For full details, click here.
3/8 We Are Water Exhibit is Open: The exhibit will be located in the main entrance to the Aquarium and is free for the public to visit. Additionally, while the exhibit is there, tribal members (Fond du Lac and elsewhere), their families and FDL staff have the opportunity to get into the Aquarium for FREE by showing a tribal ID, staff ID or obtaining a ticket from the Resource Management Division front desk or Tribal Center front desk. Click here for details about the exhibit, and related activities!
3/6 NCAI Wilma Mankiller Fellowship Program: Application Window Now Open for 2019-2020 Cohort! The NCAI Wilma Mankiller Fellowship Program for Tribal Policy and Governance provides an exceptional opportunity for emerging young professionals from across Indian Country to work side by side with national leaders in tribal policy and governance. Fellows serve 11-month tenures with NCAI at the Embassy of Tribal Nations in Washington, D.C., and are full-time, paid members of the NCAI staff. Applicants must have a college degree or equivalent experience.
Deadline to apply: 12:00 p.m. EST on March 31, 2019. Notifications of selections: April 30, 2019.
For more information about the Fellowship Program or to apply, please click here.
NCAI Contact Info: Ahniwake Rose, Deputy Director, arose@ncai.org
3/6 March is National Food Shelf Month - WKLK Studios will hold their Silly's On The Sidewalk Food Drive on March 22nd. There will be Food Donation Bins available at WKLK in downtown Cloquet, and at the Tribal Center. For more information and donation details, click here.
3/6 NOTICE: There is an opening for Cloquet Housing Board Representative. Notices of intent should be sent to District I Representative Wally Dupuis via email at WallyDupuis@fdlrez.com or office phone 218-878-8078. Inquiries will need to be made to him no later than end of business day April 15, 2019.
3/4 2019 Spearing & Netting + Walleye Declarations Notice: FDL Resource Management will distribute permits for Spearing & Netting as they have the last several years. Interested individuals should sign up with the link on the Spearing/Netting page. Click here for details and the sign-up link. Also, the Walleye Declarations for the 1854 Ceded Territory are now available at the above link.
3/4 MCT Constitution Reform Meetings: The Fond du Lac delegates to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Constitution Reform Meetings need your input. We will be holding meetings open to the FDL community wherever you are. Your input is vital, as your delegates represent YOU!
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 26, from 5 - 7:30 PM at the Cloquet Community Center. Live streaming of the meeting will be available on Facebook Live on the FDL Constitution Reform page (click here). Streaming begins at 6 PM. Contact jwr_777@yahoo.com for more information about this meeting.
Upcoming Meetings:
Tuesday, March 26, 5 - 7:30 PM at Cloquet Community Center
Tuesday, April 9, 5 - 7:30 PM at Brookston Community Center
2/20 The University of Wisconsin - Superior, is holding several diversity events; March 26, April 24 and May 1, at the UW-S campus. Click here for full details.