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The Fond du Lac Band is one of six Chippewa Indian Bands that make up the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. 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".

Community Notices:

12/12 NOTICE: Wally Dupuis will be sworn in as the District I (Cloquet) Representative at 9:00 AM in the Tribal Center RBC Chambers. All are welcome! Click here to see the invitation.
12/10 The RBC Thoughts article of Brookston Representative, Roger Smith, did not make it to print in the December issue of the Fond du Lac Newspaper. We are happy to provide his article here, as it would appear in the newspaper. Please click here to read the Roger Smith's RBC Thoughts article for December, 2018.
12/7 NOTICE: Forestry has opened the community firewood lot off of Brevator Road for the season. A permit is required for all timber harvesting on this lot and Band members can obtain one free-of-charge from the Resource Management office during normal business hours. Have a warm and safe heating season.
11/20 NOTICE: This Notice of Availability (NOA) announces that Fond du Lac Resource Management has published a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Great River Energy ROW Project. This project entails the granting of a right-of-way through Tribal Trust Land on six parcels along U.S. Highway 2 for the continued operation and maintenance of an existing 69-kV Transmission Power Line, including the installation of additional grounding rods. A comment period regarding this FONSI is open for 30 days from the date the FONSI was signed. Contact information to send comments is contained in the NOA.
Great River Energy ROW EA | Great River Energy ROW FONSI | Great River Energy ROW NOA
11/13 FDL Transit Holiday Closure: FDL Transit will not be operating on the following holidays: December 24/25, Christmas.
11/5 COMMUNITY NOTICE: The Fond du Lac Planning Division is holding Community Meetings about updates to the 2011 FDL Strategic Plan. The meetings will be held at each Community Center as follows: Brookston CC on December 13. Click here for full details and schedule.
8/28 NOTICE: The Economic Development Committee is collecting feedback for the Community Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Plan Update. Band members are invited to take a survey to help the Planning Division when considering future growth and development. Click here to take the survey.