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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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News and Events

  • 5/28 The Fond du Lac Veterans' Powwow will be held on July 10 - 12, 2015, at the Mash Ka Wisen Powwow Grounds in Sawyer, MN. Click here for full details.

  • 5/27 Two Diabetes Workshops featuring guest speaker Barbara Mora will be held on June 9th. Healing Through the Circle of the Basket Workshop, at MNAW, 9 AM, and My Long, Hard, Not-So-Hard, Joyful Journey With Diabetes, at Cloquet Forestry Center, 5 PM. Both workshops are space limited, register by June 5th. Call Jenn at 878-2146 or Amanda at 878-3769 to register. Click on the fliers below.
    Healing Circle Basket Workshop
    Joyful Journey with Diabetes

  • 5/26 The Minnesota Indian Estate Planning Project (MIEPP) will be available to meet with Band members to prepare wills or other estate planning documents until September, 2015. Call today: 651-739-9615 for appointment or visit the MIEPP Facebook page. Also visit www.iltf.org for more information. See their flier below.
    MN Indian Estate Planning Project flier

  • 5/26 A Cooking with Commodities Class will be held at Food Distribution on June 3rd & 24th, from 1 - 4 PM. The monthly Cooking Class will be held on Tuesday, June 9th at the Cloquet Community Center. Click below for details.
    Cooking Class - June 9
    Cooking with Commodities - June 3 & 24

  • 5/20 The Fond du Lac Tribal Historic Preservation Office is searching once again for applicants for the Fond du Lac Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board. Applicants would be willing to meet at least quarterly, and have a knowledge of the history and cultural resources relative to the Band. Please fill out and return applications to the Fond du Lac Tribal Historic Preservation Office by E-Mailing marcusammesmaki@fdlrez.com, or in person at the Fond du Lac Resource Management building.
    Board Member Application

  • 5/19 A free workshop, Planning for the Future of Your Land,  will be held for Native American Land Owners at the Cloquet Community Center on Wednesday, June 3rd. Click here for workshop details and RSVP contacts. Please RSVP by May 27th.

  • 5/15 The 2015 Gitigaan Program will be held Tuesday evenings through June 2nd, at the Cloquet Community Center. Classes will run from 6:00 to 8:00 PM will a meal at 5:30 PM. Click here for a schedule of classes.

  • 5/11 The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has once again ruled in the Bandís favor in the dispute over Fond-du-Luth rent payments. The federal district court in Minnesota had previously ruled that the Band must pay back rent from 2009 to 2011, but the Eighth Circuit reversed and the district court must now reconsider its decision. A copy of the opinion is available here

  • 4/30 Save the Date! The Women's Wellness Gathering will be held June 1 & 2 at the Cloquet Forestry Center. Click here for the announcment.

  • 4/24 Save The Date! The Kiwenz Ojibwe Language Camp will be held June 17 - 21 at the Kiwenz Campground. Learn Ojibwe language, culture, history and art!  See details below. If registering or volunteering, please fill out the appropriate form and save it. Then email the saved version to the email address on the form.
    Language Camp Flier
    Tentative Camp Agenda
    Camp Registration Form
    Camp Volunteer Form
    Artist Registration Form

  • 4/21 The 37th Annual FDL Health Fair will be held on Thursday, June 11th, at the Ojibwe School Gym. 65+ Exhibitors, activities, drawings and more! Click here for full details.

  • 4/17 An updated memorandum about 2016 election dates and residency requirements for candidates is available here.  The date of the general election has been corrected.

  • 4/17 Fond du Lac is preparing for ice-out fishing plans, and there are many changes on the horizon for band members. FDL Resource Management will be maintaining a list of band members interested in spearing this spring. Click the links below for a letter with details on the 2015 Spearing/Netting season changes, and a sign-up link for interested members.
    2015 Spring Spearing Plans
    1837 Ceded Territory Lakes List
    1854 Ceded Territory Lakes List - as of 4/17/15
    Spearing Sign-Up Form for Interested Band Members

  • 3/31 The D.C. District Court dismissed the City of Duluthís suit against the National Indian Gaming Commission for its role in the Fond-du-Luth case. The opinion is available here.

  • 3/26 The Fond du Lac Resource Management Fisheries Program has issued a media release regarding treaty harvest on lakes within the 1854 Ceded Territory. Click here to read the media release.