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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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News and Events

  • 8/1 The Cloquet Fire District Station #2 is holding its annual open house tonight from 5 - 7 p.m. Come out to enjoy free food, tours and fun for the family! Click here for details.

  • 7/31 The quarterly TEC Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 12, at Fortune Bay Casino, in Vermillion, MN. Click here for details.

  • 7/30 The August Cooking Classes will be held on August 7th and 28th, in the Tribal Center ENP at noon. Click below for more information:
    August 7 Cooking Class
    August 28 Cooking Class

  • 7/25 Mark your calendar! The Fond du Lac Resource Management Division will be hosting its annual Ganawenjigewin Maawanji’idiwin ~ Taking Care of Things Gathering on Wednesday, September 10th from 1-6pm at the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School Powwow Grounds!

  • 7/21 Notice: The Fond du Lac Band has been notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) that several cases of a food borne illness linked to the E. coli  bacteria have been confirmed in our community. We are working with MDH to determine the number of people affected and the source of the E. coli. Leftover food that hasn’t been handled properly is a common source of food borne disease. If you have leftovers from any recent community event, health officials recommend that you discard them. If you are experiencing symptoms, our medical staff recommends that you contact your health care provider or local emergency room. For more information and specific symptoms related to E. coli infection, please click here: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/ecoli/ecoli.pdf  MDH has also provided the following contact numbers; Toll free: 1-877-FOOD ILL (1-877-366-3455) or 651-201-5277 for individuals who have questions or would like to learn more about E. coli or any other food borne illness. You can leave a message and someone will call you back promptly.

  • 7/17 FDL Chairwoman Diver has been part of the Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. In a final meeting this week, the Task Force is announcing the Tribal Climate Resilience Program. Click here to read the White House Blog with information about this new initiative.

  • 7/15 The Shakopee Mobile Mammography Unit will be at MNAW for women's screenings on the following dates: August 12, 13 & 14. For times and contact information, click below.
    MNAW Flyer

  • 7/8 The Carlton County Transportation Department proposes to replace the existing wooden bridge (built in 1929) over Otter Creek on University Road (CSAH 5) with two 6-foot by 16-foot concrete box culverts. Approximately 11,680 square feet of wetland and 70 square feet of stream will be permanently impacted. Construction is proposed to take place in 2015. The 30-Day Public Notice ends on August 6, 2014. Click here to read the notice.

  • 6/30 Native STAND is a culturally specific peer education program that deals with topics that effect teens. Native STAND 2014 will take place every Tuesday & Thursday from July 24th to August 7th. Click here to read the Native STAND flyer.

  • 6/16 Fond du Lac Behavioral Health will host the Annual American Indian Mental Health Conference at the Otter Creek Convention Center in Carlton August 20-22, 2014. The event is sponsored by the Minnesota American Indian Mental Health Advisory Council and the Department of Human Services. Registration Fee is $75.00 and will begin July 1.  Room reservations can be made at the Black Bear Casino Resort. Vendors Welcome. Questions may be directed to 218-878-2134 or 218-878-3893.

  • 5/13 The Highway 33 Intersection Improvement project is scheduled for June 9 - October 2014. Traffic impacts arouind the Hwy 33 / Big Lake Rd intersection will begin in May. For more details from MN-DOT, click here.

  • 3/11 The EPA has granted the Band’s request to vacate the Mesabi Nugget variance. A press release about the decision is available here.