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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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  • 12/18 The Fond du Lac Tribal Center and all programs will be closed on December 24 & 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. Have a safe and happy holiday!

  • 12/11 The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will be holding a series of public hearings about the proposed Sandpiper pipeline. The notice is available here. A hearing will be held in Duluth on Tuesday, January 6 at 2 p.m. at the Downtown Holiday Inn at 200 West 1st Street. Please watch the PUC calendar, available here, for information about future PUC hearings.

  • 12/8 The entire FDL Community is welcome to the Brookston New Years Eve Dance! The dance will be held from 8 PM to 12:30 AM on December 31st, with games, prizes, and more. Click here for full details.

  • 12/3 The Gichi Manidoo Giizis Workshop and Traditional Powwow will be held on January 9 & 10, 2015 at the Black Bear Casino Resort. Click below for more infomation.
    Sustainable Agriculture & Natural Resources Workshop flyer and registration - Jan 9 & 10
    Gichi Manidoo Giizis Powwow - Jan 10

  • 12/1 The Fond du Lac Office of Water Protection has reissued the 30-Day Public Notice for the Carlton County Transportation Department - Big Lake Road Intersection Improvement Project. The notice is being reissued due to additional wetland impacts for a total projected impact of 16,034 square feet (0.368 acres). The original 30-Day Public Notice stated a wetland impact of 9,670 square feet (0.222 acres) and was issued on August 18, 2014. Click here to read the public notice.

  • 11/7 NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Band has partnered with One Roof Community Housing to acquire and rehab 3 foreclosed houses in Cloquet, and is making them available exclusively to enrolled FDL Band members. Click here to read the News Release for full details.

  • 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. Click here 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.