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
9/16 The next Cooking Classes will be held on
September 18th, in the Tribal Center ENP at noon. Click below
for more information:
September 18 Cooking Class
9/16 Fond du Lac Operations Division is seeking
photos for our 2015 Calendar. The deadline for submissions is Oct.
3, 2014 Please forward photos to Roberta Fox, email
contact by phone at 218-878-2620.
9/12 The September open meeting has been
cancelled. The Reservation Business Committee will be returning to
the required Quarterly open meeting schedule. The next open meeting
will be at 1:30 p.m. on November 20, 2014 at the Cloquet Community
9/12 The Reservation Business Committee’s Policy
on Access to Band-Owned Wild Rice Landings is
available here. Non-Indians are allowed to access Band-owned
landings only if (1) the individual is a spouse of a Band member and
is accompanied by his or her spouse, (2) the individual has a
current state license to harvest wild rice, and (3) the individual
resides on the Fond du Lac Reservation.
9/9 Resource Management’s Tribal Historic
Preservation Officer, Leah Savage, is looking for individuals, even
if you knew someone that spent time in the area, or know of stories
of the area, to interview to gather knowledge of any
traditional/cultural significant properties and/or activities that
families have used in the area of the current Minntac Mining areas
on the Mesabi Iron Range, since it is in our 1854 Ceded Territory
which includes: maple sugaring areas, wild rice waters, trails,
village sites, sites with spiritual significance, and other historic
properties. The Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation
Act requires U.S Steel Inc. to evaluate potential effects on
properties of cultural and religious significance to Indian tribes.
If needed, I am willing to travel to conduct interviews. Miigwech!
If you have any questions or for more information, please call Leah
Savage at 218-878-7129, or mail to:
FDL Resource Management
1720 Big Lake RoadCloquet, MN 55720
9/8 The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe has adopted an
Ordinance Implementing Constitutional Petition and Censure
Click here to read the ordinance.
9/4 All On-Reservation Wild Rice Lakes
will be open for ricing on 9/7, 9/9, 9/11, and 9/13!
Click here to read the full
2014 Wild Rice Survey Photos and
Information: The Fond du Lac Resource Management Division
in cooperation with the DNR, 1854 Treaty Authority and the Superior
National Forest conducted an aerial survey of rice stands across the
FDL Reservation, Carlton, St. Louis, Lake and Cook Counties on
August 26 and 27. Click
Here to see photographs and information about various rice
9/4 The Annual Diabetes Expo will be held in
Minneapolis on Saturday, October 11th. There is a round-trip bus
available leaving from Duluth, Cloquet, and Moose Lake for a $10
fee. Click here
for full details and sign-up information.
9/2 The 2014 Fall Netting season at Mille Lacs
Lake and 1854 Ceded Territory Lakes is approaching. Based on water
temperature, mid-October is likely.
Click here for full details
and a sign-up link for Mille Lacs Lake netting.
9/2 Ojibwemotaadidaa Omaa Gidakiiminaang with
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are pleased to announce the
fourth annual Ojibwe Immersion Academy Weekend Cohort to be held
over the upcoming school year at the Cloquet Forestry Center in
Cloquet, MN. The Ojibwe Immersion Academy Weekend Cohort is a rare
opportunity for intermediate and advanced language learners to study
one-on-one and in small groups with Ojibwe elders and faculty
speakers one weekend a month for 6 months beginning November 2014.
For more information and/or an application please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications are due before 4pm, September 23, 2014.
Click here for the information
8/22 The Reservation Business Committee is
seeking additional applications from individuals who are interested
in serving on the Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board. The
board provides recommendations about historic preservation issues.
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 on or before October 31, 2014. If you have
previously submitted your name, it is not necessary to reapply.
8/19 The Carlton County Transportation
Department proposes to add right turn lanes on Big Lake Road at the
intersections of Brevator Road and Reservation Road to by widening
the roadway at these two intersections to improve driver safety. A
total of 9,670 square feet of wetland is proposed to be permanently
Click here to read the 30-Day Public Notice.
8/15 The 2014-2015 Hunting and Trapping Seasons
and Limits for the FDL Reservation and the 1854 and 1837 Ceded
Territories of Minnesota are available on the Natural Resources page
or at the Resource Management Division Office.
for details. Carcass tags will be available at the Resource
Management Division office beginning Monday, August 18th. Following
the hard winter, deer tags for the Reservation will be limited to 2
per person. Bear season on the Reservation and in 1854 opens on
August 30th – two days before the State opener. The FDL Band will
not have a moose season in 2014.
8/5 On July 23, 2014, the Fond du Lac Band sent
a letter of intent to the United States Environmental Protection
Agency notifying the agency that the Band intends to pursue Class I
air quality re-designation on the Reservation. These letters were
followed up with offering consultation to other government entities
and the opening of a 70 day public comment period.
Click here to
read the announcement of Public Comment period. Please
click here to view the
Class 1 Redesignation page.