The Fond du Lac Band is one of six Chippewa Indian Bands in the state of Minnesota. 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".

News & Events:

2/5 LiveWell FDL has a new challenge for FDL employees! 21 Days to Make a Healthy Habit, or Break a Bad Habit. The challenge begins on February 8th. See the LiveWell FDL page here for details.
2/5 The 13 Moons Program, partnered with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, is holding the Ishpagoonikaa (Deep Snow Camp) February 5 - 7, 2016. The Camp will be held at the FDL Head Start Gym, and features both indoor and outdoor activities. Click here for full details and application.
2/5 Brookston Representative Kevin DuPuis is holding a Constitution Informational meeting on Thursdays at the Cloquet Community Center from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. The next meeting will be held on February 11th. All enrolled members are welcome to attend.
2/5 The Fond du Lac Human Services Medical Department is holding a Grief Support Group on 2 Mondays in February. The meetings are on February 8 & 22 at the MNAW McKnight Room. Click here to see the February schedule.
2/5 A Special Regular Election to fill the District II Committeeperson (Sawyer) position will be held on February 9, 2016. Click below for information.
Special Regular Election Notice and Voting Requirements
Special Election Announcement with calendar and Candidate Guidlines
2/5 The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Tribal Executive Committee will hold a legislative subcommittee meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, and a regular meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Both meetings will be held at the Stoney Brooke Hall (Event Center) at the Black Bear Casino Resort. The meeting announcements can be viewed by clicking here.
2/5 The Diabetes Program has scheduled the Cooking Class and Cooking with Commodities Class for the first half of 2016. The next Cooking Class is on February 9, the next Cooking with Commoditites Class is on March 1. Click below to see the full schedules.
Cooking Class - through May, 2016
Cooking with Commodities - through May, 2016
2/5 The Diabetes Noon Groups will be held in February at MNAW in Cloquet on February 10, and CAIR/Washinton Center in Duluth on February 18. See below for details.
Diabetes Noon Group - MNAW
Diabetes Noon Group - CAIR
2/5 NOTICE: The RBC is seeking Band members to serve on the General Election Board or the District Election Boards in the upcoming Regular Election. If you are interested, please submit a request for consideration to Ferdinand Martineau, Jr., Secretary/Treasurer, in writing at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center, 1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, MN 55720, or by e-mail to FerdinandMartineau@FDLREZ.COM. Requests must be received by noon on Friday, February 12, 2016.
2/5 Attention Fond du Lac Elders: There will be an Elders' Brunch and Play on Sunday, February 14th. The brunch will be held at the Black Bear Casino Buffet from 11 AM - 1 PM, and the play will be at the Encore starting at 2 PM. The Brunch is open to all FDL Elders, and the Play is available to the first 15 elders to contact: Greta Klassen, (218) 390-3577.
2/5 Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Smoke Free Spaces in Fond du Lac buildings on Tuesday, February 16th, in the Tribal Center Lobby. Click here for details.
2/5 NOTICE: The Reservation Business Committee is seeking an individual from the Sawyer district to serve on the Law Enforcement Review Committee. The committee monitors and provides advice about the Band’s 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, or by e-mail to RitaOjibway@fdlrez.com. Requests must be received by February 19, 2016.
2/5 The Fond du Lac Historical Society meets one Friday per month, and is a great resource for tracing your family history. The next meeting is on February 19. Work on your family tree, help identify people in old photos, and more! Click here for a schedule of meetings for the first half of 2016.
2/5 The Fond du Lac Wisdom Steps Group meets monthly and has a schedule of upcoming meeting dates throughout 2016. The next meeting is on February 22. Click here to see the full schedule. Click here for local committee representatives' contact information.
2/5 Fond du Lac Development, Co. wil be accepting bids for two homes from Fond du Lac Band members. Sealed bids will be accepted from February 1st through February 29th on both homes. See details about each home below.
Home Sale, 201 Brevator Rd.
Home Sale, 244 Jackpine Dr.
2/3 FDL Community Health Services is holding A Matter of Balance classes Thursdays, from March 10 - April 28, from 10 AM - 12 PM at the Cloquet Community Center. Click here for full details.
1/29 NOTICE: The Reservation Business Committee is seeking an individual from the Cloquet District to serve on the Land Use Committee. The purpose of this committee is to advise, assist and oversee the use, protection and development of land within the boundaries of the reservation. Interested individuals should contact Jack Bassett at 878-8043 or by email jackbassett@fdlrez.com. Requests must be received by March 18, 2016
1/15 A Regular Election has been scheduled for June 14, 2016 for the following RBC positions: Chairperson, District I (Cloquet) Committeeperson, District III (Brookston) Committeeperson. A Primary Election will be held on April 5, 2016, if there are more than two (2) eligible candidates for each open position. See the announcement below for complete details, calendar, and candidate guidelines.
2016 Regular Election Announcement, Election Calendar, Candidates Guidelines.
1/14 Announcing our involvement in the Cobell Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. Our Outreach staff is currently reaching out to all of our Fond du Lac Band members and any member of a federally recognized tribe to contact the Trust Beneficiary Call Center (TBCC) with fractionated interests in land. If you are unsure about your land or would like to learn more about how you and your family may be impacted by land fractionation - please contact our outreach staff: Patti DuFault (218) 878-7361 and/or Amanda Linden (612) 871-1574 or you may contact our Land Manager, Tim Krohn, at (218) 878-7128 for more detailed information. We recommend that ALL Band Members who have IIM accounts call 1-888-678-6836 to update your information. See the Cobell Land Buy-Back website here!
Letter from Chairman Dupuis to Fond du Lac Landowners
1/5 The FDL Behavioral Health Department is forming a Men's Community Support Group, for men age 16 and up. This will be a community based education and support group for men looking to strengthen ties, develop leadership, and more. Click here for details and contact information.