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:

8/29 The Sixth Ojibwe Immersion Academy Weekend Cohort will be held November 2016 - April 2017 at the Cloquet Forestry Center. Applications are due by September 14, 2016. Click below for the flyer and application.
2016/17 Ojibwe Immersion Academy Weekend Cohort Flyer
2016/17 Ojibwe Immersion Academy Weekend Cohort Application
8/25 WILD RICE NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Resource Management Division in cooperation with the Minnesota DNR, 1854 Treaty Authority and the Superior National Forest conducted an aerial survey of rice stands across the FDL Reservation, Carlton St Louis, Cook and Lake Counties on August 22 and August 23. Photos of the lakes and density maps can be found on the FDL Natural Resources site.
2016 On-Reservation Harvest Information and Schedules
8/24 The FDL Diabetes Program is holding its September Health & Nutrition Class on Tuesday, September 13th. Click here for details.
8/22 NOTICE: FDL Development Co. is accepting bids for a garage located at 1616 Big Lake Rd. from FDL Band members. The winning bidder must move the garage off the property by September 29, 2016. Bids will be accepted until 4:00 PM September 14, 2016. Click here for details.
8/22 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Tribal Court Clerk's Office will be closed from Monday, August 29th, until Tuesday, September 6th.
8/22 The Fond du Lac Wisdom Steps Group meets monthly and has a schedule of upcoming meeting dates throughout 2016. The next meeting is on September 26. Click here to see the full schedule.
8/22 Elder Activites: See below for various FDL Elder Activities.
Elder Ice Cream & Pie Social - August 30
Old Log Theatre/Mystic Lake Trip - October 23
8/19 The FDL Human Services Division is holding Healthy Families events at all 3 FDL Community Centers in September. Sawyer CC on Sep. 8, Brookston CC on Sep. 15, and Cloquet CC on Sep. 22, Click here for details.
8/19 Attention Band Members: Our involvement in the Cobell Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations is still in effect. FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: Offers for Interests held at Fond du Lac Reservation may still be submitted. Land Buy-Back Final Round Informational Flyer Our outreach staff is here to assist landowners who own fractionated interests at Fond du Lac in learn more about the Land Buy-Back Program. 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 at (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 the Trust Beneficiary Call Center at 1-888-678-6836 to update your information. See the Cobell Land Buy-Back website here!
8/17 1854 Ceded Territory 2016 Tullibee Netting: FDL Band members will be able to set nets for inland cisco (tullibee) again in 2016. Netting will begin on October 1st, in the 1854 Ceded Territory on lakes with cisco, except on Lake Vermilion. Lake Vermilion will open on October 22nd. Netting on all lakes will continue until ice-up conditions. Nets will be required to conform to provisions spelled out in the 1854 Conservation Code. Band members will be limited to five (5) nets each. There will be no netting allowed in Bois Forte’s portion of Lake Vermilion (maps available at Resource Management (RMD)). A list of available lakes is at the RMD Office. Additional lakes will be considered on a case-by-case basis by RMD staff. Fall netting permits are available at RMD, during normal work hours (M – F, 8:00 – 4:30). Bandmembers are required to keep a record of fishing activities and return the completed logbook to the Resource Management Division. Please call 878-7101 with questions.
8/12 The FDL Human Services Division is holding the 8th Annual 5K Sobriety Walk/Run on Saturday, September 17th. The Walk/Run will start at the FDL Head Start Gym. Click here for full details.
8/1 Attention FDL Band Members: A home, located at 4567 Twin Lakes Rd, Brookston, is avaiable for bid from August 1st - 31st, 4 PM. Click here for details and contact information.
7/28 The Fond du Lac Elder Concerns Group is looking for donations for the flood victims of the Bad River Reservation. Donations can be dropped off at the Cloquet Community Center Library or with the Elder Concerns Group on Wednesdays from 10 AM to 12 PM. Click here for details.