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.
Fond du Lac Reservation Telephone Directory
Community Happenings Click Here
News and Events
5/21 The June Simply Good Eating class will be
held on Thursday, June 6, at 12 p.m. at the Tribal Center ENP. This
month's topic is Fruits & Vegetables!
Click here for details.
5/20 An application
for a Wetland Activity Permit has been received from the St. Louis
County Public Works Department for the CSAH 31 Bridge 148 Project to
be conducted in wetlands on the Fond du Lac Reservation.
Click here to read the public notice.
5/17 NOTICE: Belich Road will be closed for
approximately 5 hours on May 22 or 23 for ditch and road surface
maintenance. Thank you.
5/13 Fond du Lac Forestry has stopped issuing
burn permits until we receive significant ground-soaking rainfall.
Several wildfires have occurred in the region from fires that have
escaped or rekindled after the resident thought the fire was out.
Leaves, grass, ground litter, sticks, and logs are all much dryer
than you may think! We will update this page when we start to
issue permits again or you can call the Resource Management office
at 878 – 7101 Thank you for your cooperation in helping us
protect people, property, and our natural resources!
5/8 The FDL Head Start Annual Community Baby
Shower to be held on Thursday June 20th, from 4-7 p.m. in the Head
Start Gym. Breakout Sessions will include: Fatherhood traditions,
Doula, Breastfeeding, Post Partum Depression, Homemade Baby food.
Who should Attend: moms, dads, expecting parents, families
with children under 2, grandparents, extended family, foster care,
FFN (family, Friends, and Neighbor Care)
Informational booths from around the area will be set up in the Head
Start Gym. Light meal provided with many great prizes for all
following each breakout session. Hope to see you there. If you have
any questions please feel free to give us a call @ 878-8100
5/8 An application for a Wetland Activity Permit
has been received from the Carlton County Transportation Dept. for
the Big Lake Trail Project to be conducted in wetlands on the Fond
du Lac Reservation.
The previous notice has been revoked and a new one issued.
Click here to read the
new public notice.
5/8 Fond du Lac Development has 2 homes for sale
available for FDL Band members, by sealed bid. Bids on these homes
will be accepted until May 28th. Click
here for full details.
5/3 The next Diabetes Group will meet on Monday,
May 20, from 12 - 1 p.m. in the Tribal Center Classroom.
Click here for the full May
schedule and details.
4/30 Attend a community blood sugar
screening in May and receive chances to win a gift certificate! Please
click here for full details!
Click here for May's
4/25 The Gitigaan gardening club meetings have
begun and so has the seed giveaway. Classes are being held at the
three FDL community centers on a rotational basis. Band members can
obtain their seeds by coming to a Gitigaan class with their tribal
ID. Click here
for more details.
4/22 Attention Fond du Lac Artist: Lillian
Blacketter is a Fond du Lac Band member who lives in Las Vegas,
Nevada and would like to begin selling authentic arts and crafts
from the Fond du Lac Reservation. She is very familiar with
the market and large demand for authentic arts and crafts produced
by local Band members. Fond du Lac has agreed to help Lillian
and interested Band members sell their items by facilitating
packing and transportation. If you are interested in selling arts
or crafts on consignment in Las Vegas, please contact Lillian
Blacketter at 702-252-3710 or by email at
4/3 The 13 Moons Program is
hosting the Minnesota Master Naturalist Class from June 17th -
21st, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This course will teach you about the world
around you and Ojibwe Culture.
Click here for
full details and contact information.
3/20 Junior Master Gardeners meet
at the Brookston Community Center on Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
JMG is for youth ages 8-14, and is more than just gardening! There
are crafts, snacks, games, and more!
Click here for full
details. Space is limited, so sign up soon!
3/19 The 2013 Spearing/Netting
Season at Mille Lacs Lake is approaching! There are a few regulation
changes for 2013.
Click here to read an informational letter from FDL Resource
Management. Updated information will be posted as the season gets
3/13 Register now for the 2nd
Annual FACE 5k Fun Run / 2k Walk! The Run/Walk will take place on
Saturday, June 1st, and the first 150 registered will receive a
t-shirt! Click here for