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:
|7/28||NOTICE: Due to the Heat Index lowering, Power restoration efforts are making progress in our community. The 24 hr. shelter at Cloquet Community Center, 1720 Big Lake Rd., will be turning into a cooling shelter until 9 pm. The Sawyer Community Center will open until 12 pm as a Cooling Shelter. The Brookston Community Center will be open until 9 pm, as a Cooling Shelter. Water, snacks, showers, and restrooms will be available. Transportation is still operating for transports to shelters and the FDL EOC will open until further notice. Contact number for information or resources is 218-878-7101 (FDL EOC Information Line). Also, a list of Food Assitance Programs is available below.
Food Assistance Programs List | Power Outage Tips
|7/28||The 2016 Kiwentz Ojibwe Language Camp will be held July 27 - 31, at the Kiwentz Camp Ground. There will be Language Activities, Talent Show, Canoe Races, and more! Click here for details! Fill out the forms below to register and volunteer for this year's camp! Please fill out each form fully, and email them to the address on the form.
Language Camp Registration
Language Camp Volunteer Form
|7/28||The Cloquet Community Center is holding Pool Tournaments for adults and youth on July 29, and 31. The tournaments are open to all 3 Districts' enrollees and family. See below for details.
Youth Pool Tournament - Friday, July 29
Adult Pool Tournament - Sunday, July 31
|7/28||FDL Elder Activities: There is an upcoming FDL Elder Activty; Elder Movie Morning. See the flyer and date below.
Elder Movie Morning - July 31
|7/28||The Fond du Lac Police Department is holding its Annual Barbeque on Tuesday, August 2nd, from 6 - 9 PM. It will be held at the FDL Police Dept. at 930 Trettle Lane. Click here for full details.|
|7/28||The Shakopee Mobile Mammography Unit will be at MNAW for the 9th Annual Screening on August 2 - 4. Click here for details and appointment contact information.|
|7/28||The Bimaaji'idiwin Ojibwe Garden Program is hosting a Local Farms Tour on Wednesday, August 3rd, from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Pick up location is the FDL Resource Management Building. Click here for details.|
|7/28||The Cloquet Community Center is holding a Back To School Carnival for FDL Enrolled Families on Saturday, August 20, 2016. There will be food, and games to win school supplies and more! Click here for details.|
|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.|
|7/28||A Minnesota Chippewa Tribe TEC Natural Resources Subcommittee Meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m., on Thursday, August 11, 2016, in the Birch meeting room at the Fortune Bay Resort Casino, Vermillion, Minnesota. A Regular Legislative Subcommittee Meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m., on Thursday, August 11, 2016, in the Cedar meeting room at Fortune Bay Resort Casino. A Regular TEC Meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m., on Friday, August 12, 2016, in the Pine/Cedar meeting rooms at the Fortune Bay Resort Casino. Click below to view the meeting announcements.
TEC Natural Resources Subcommittee Meeting - August 11
TEC Legislative Subcommittee Meeting - August 11
TEC Regular Meeting - August 12
|7/28||The Fond du Lac Wisdom Steps Group meets monthly and has a schedule of upcoming meeting dates throughout 2016. The next meeting is on August 22. Click here to see the full schedule. Click here for local committee representatives' contact information.|
|7/28||The FDL Diabetes Program is holding its August Health & Nutrition Class on Tuesday, August 23rd, at the Tribal Center ENP at noon. Click here for details.|
|6/1||Announcing our involvement in the Cobell Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. Our outreach staff is currently assisting landowners who own fractionated interests at Fond du Lac in learning 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: Patti DuFault (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!
Letter from Chairman Dupuis to Fond du Lac Landowners