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:

1/20 FDL Elder Upcoming Activities:
Elder Movie Morning - January 22
1/18 The Carlton Area Schools Indian Education Program is holding a Community Feast, Celebration & Dialogue on Saturday, January 28th, from 11 AM - 3:30 PM at the Sawyer Community Center. The event is open to the whole Fond du Lac community and their families. Click here for full details and contact information.
1/12 The 2017 schedule of Child Car Seat Safety Classes is now online on the Human Services Community Health Education page. Click here to see the schedule.
1/11 NOTICE: An application for a Wetland Activity Permit under the provisions of the Fond du Lac Wetlands Protection and Management Ordinance has been received from the Carlton County Transportation Department to upgrade a failing culvert on Jarvi Road, west of Danielson Road. A 30-Day Public Notice has been issued by the FDL Office of Water Protection and the public is invited to comment on the merits of issuing a permit for this project. Click here to read the notice.
1/11 The Fond du Lac 4-H Tribal Youth Mentor Program is holding its End of Year Celebration on Thursday, January 26, at the Cloquet Forestry Center. Youth participants, family members, and mentors are invited to attend. Click here for details and transportation options.
1/11 The FDL Human Services Division is holding Health & Nutrition Classes at the Tribal Center ENP. The classes are held at 5 PM, on Wednesdays, February 8, and March 8. Click here for details.
1/6 The Sokaogon Chippewa Community is holding it's Deep Snow Camp from February 17 - 19, at Mole Lake, WI. Tribal youth, grades 4 - 10 are welcome to attend. If interested, you must apply by January 25, 2017. Click here for full details and application.
1/4 The FDL Historical Society normally meets monthly at the FDL Resource Management building. Everyone is welcome to bring old photos and documents to scan, and work on your family tree. The next meeting is scheduled for February 10, 2017. Click here for the full schedule of meetings.
12/29 NOTICE: The Reservation Business Committee is seeking an individual from the Brookston District to serve on the Land Use Committee. The purpose of this committee is to advise, assist and oversee the use, protection and development of land within the boundaries of the reservation. Interested individuals should contact Jack Bassett at 879-8043 or by email
12/28 The office of Governor Mark Dayton has extended an invitation to FDL Band Members, to participate in two upcoming events focused on environmental issues in Minnesota. On Friday, January 27, there is a Water Summit at the University of Minnesota-Morris, in Morris, MN. And on Friday, February 3, the Environmental Congress will take place at the University of Minnesota-St. Paul. Click here for full details on these events.
12/13 The Ojibwe Language Program presents Ojibwe History/Storytelling/Language and Culture: Ojibwe Waasa Inaabidaa Revisited. This 6-week video series will be held every other Tuesday, January - March, at the Cloquet Community Center ENP. This series is free and open to the public, including popcorn and beverages! Click here for full details and schedule.
12/12 The Twin Cities PBS Station, TPT, has made a documentary entitled Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco, which features several Fond du Lac Band members.You can view it on the TPT website by clicking here.
12/8 The Aqua Kids TV show came to the Fond du Lac Reservation to shoot an episode and to learn about our culture. They learned about wild rice, birch bark canoes, how Natural Resources manages our sturgeon population, and the even got to taste some of our cultural foods. They shot video footage at boy scout landing in Duluth, the Fond du Lac Museum and outside of the RBC. Click here to view the episode.