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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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  • 7/30 The FDL Resource Management Division is holding  Youth Firearms Safety Training August 17 - 22. This training is for youth age 11 or older. Click here for details.

  • 7/30 The FDL Head Start is celebrating it's 50th year! There will be an Alumni Picnic on Friday, July 31st, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for all former Head Start Staff and Students. Come join us! Click here for details.

  • 7/28 Parents/Coaches/Athletes: Get ready for the sports season. FDL Human Services has blocked out time in each providers schedule for your sports physical needs. Click here for full details.

  • 7/28 The US District Court has ruled that the Fond du Lac Band does not owe the City of Duluth any past due money for “rent” on its own building. Click here to read the decision.

  • 7/27 A Regular TEC Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2015, in Walker, MN. Click here for full details.

  • 7/27 The Beginners Ojibwe Language Table has changed from Wednesdays to Tuesdays. Join us in the Cloquet Community Center Classroom at 4:30 PM! Click here for details.

  • 7/23 Arne Vainio, MD (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Member) is a family practice physician at Fond du Lac. He writes health articles for News From Indian Country, and other tribal and non-tribal newspapers. Click here to read his latest article.

  • 7/21 The August Sobriety Feast will be held at the Cloquet Community Center on Wednesday, August 26, at 6:00 PM. Click here for details.

  • 7/20 The July/August Cooking with Commodities Class will be held at Food Distribution on August 5th & 19th, from 1 - 4 PM. The August Cooking Class will be held on August 11th. Click below for details.
    Cooking with Commodities - August 5, 19
    Cooking Class - August 11

  • 7/20 NOTICE: The Cloquet Community Center pool will be closed August 17 - 21 for cleaning.

  • 7/6 The Fond du Lac Tribal Historic Preservation Office is searching once again for applicants for the Fond du Lac Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board. Applicants would be willing to meet at least quarterly, and have a knowledge of the history and cultural resources relative to the Band. Please fill out and return applications to the Fond du Lac Tribal Historic Preservation Office by E-Mailing marcusammesmaki@fdlrez.com, or in person at the Fond du Lac Resource Management building.
    Board Member Application

  • 6/23 The Fond du Lac Environmental Program contracted with Earth Economics to do an analysis of the “value” of a healthy St. Louis River watershed. The final report can be seen by clicking below, along with several fact sheets associated with the project.
    St. Louis River Watershed Report
    St. Louis River Project Factsheets

  • 5/26 The Minnesota Indian Estate Planning Project (MIEPP) will be available to meet with Band members to prepare wills or other estate planning documents until September, 2015. Call today: 651-739-9615 for appointment or visit the MIEPP Facebook page. Also visit www.iltf.org for more information. See their flier below.
    MN Indian Estate Planning Project flier

  • 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.