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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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  • 10/15 A Diabetes Workshop, "From Head to Toe", will be held at the MNAW Clinic on Tuesday, October 28th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Click here for details.

  • 10/14 How would you like your medical provider to address your pain or chronic illness? Join guest speaker and consultant Jodi Pfarr on Wednesday, October 22nd, 8:30 - 9:30 AM at the Tribal Center ENP, to discuss these issues and more! Click here for full details.

  • 10/14 October 20 - 23 is FDLTCC Sustainability Awareness week. Several activities will be open to the community throughout the week. Click here for details on these events.

  • 10/14 The 13 Moons Program is holding an Herbal Preparation Workshop on Tuesday, October 28th, at the Cloquet Forestry Center, from 6 - 8 PM. Click here for details.

  • 10/13 The St. Louis River Water Walk is an extended ceremony to pray for the water. Every step is taken is prayer and gratitude for the water. The walk will begin on October 13, near Hoyt Lakes, MN, and last approximately 5 days, ending at Jay Cooke State Park. Please click here for details.

  • 10/10 The Fond du Lac Ojibwe School Princess and Brave Competition is coming soon! The deadline for entry is October 20th. Click here to visit the OJS School website and view a document with Expectations of the Brave & Princess, entry requirements, and more.

  • 10/8 On July 23, 2014, the Fond du Lac Band sent a letter of intent to the United States Environmental Protection Agency notifying the agency that the Band intends to pursue Class I air quality re-designation on the Reservation. The public comment period has been extended to November 10, 2014. Click here to read the press release about the Public Comment period. Please click here to view the Class 1 Redesignation page.

  • 10/7 Netting will begin Friday Night, October 17, at Mille Lacs. Landing to be determined by 1:00 PM on the 17th.  Permits are available for pickup beginning Wednesday, October 15, at 8:00 AM through 3:00 PM on the 17th.  After 3:00 PM, permits will need to be picked up at the declared landing. Nets will be required to be picked up and back at the landing between 7:00 – 9:00 AM on Saturday the 18th. Click here for full details and a sign-up link for Mille Lacs Lake netting.

  • 10/6 Everyone is welcome to the 2014 FDL Ojibwe School Powwow! The Powwow will be held on Friday, October 24th, at the Ojibwe School Gym. Grand Entry will be at 1 PM and 7 PM, and the Feast at 5 PM. Click here for full details!

  • 10/6 The quarterly TEC Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 6, at the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino in Grand Portage, MN. Click here for details.

  • 10/3 Aaniin/Boozhoo nindawemaganidok, Over the summer the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School enhanced the security of their building during regular school hours. All students, parents/guardians, and visitors must enter at the front of the building. Students arriving between 7:15- 8:20 am in the morning will enter the double doors closest to University Road. All parents/guardians and visitors will enter and sign in at the receptionist’s desk located when you enter the double doors closest to the playground. All other exterior doors will be locked. All students, parents/guardians, and visitors will need to park in the front of the school in the designated parking lot. The lane closest to the school is reserved for buses only. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

  • 9/30 The next October Cooking Class will be held on October 21st, at the FDL Tribal Center. Click below for details and specific location.
    October 21 Cooking Class

  • 9/19 UWS is holding its 17th Annual Head of the Lakes Diabetes Update, featuring Community Diabetes Workshops at Barkers Island Inn, Superior, WI, on Thursday, November 6th. The event is free for pre-registered attendees, or $20 at the door. Click here for full details and registration information.

  • 9/18 The FDL Legal Department is disposing of outdated and unnecessary reference books. The books are being made available for free to Band members. The currently available sets are: United States Code Annotated (2002 with updates through 2007), United States Code Annotated—Constitution (2005), Corpus Juris Secundum volumes 1 to 101 with 2010 updates, and Matthew Bender Business Organizations with Tax Planning (1987). If you are interested in one of the sets, please pick up the books from the legal department in the Tribal Center by October 17th.

  • 9/12 The September open meeting has been cancelled. The Reservation Business Committee will be returning to the required Quarterly open meeting schedule. The next open meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on November 20, 2014 at the Cloquet Community Center.

  • 9/9 Resource Management’s Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Leah Savage, is looking for individuals,  even if you knew someone that spent time in the area, or know of stories of the area, to interview to gather knowledge of any traditional/cultural significant properties and/or activities that families have used in the area of the current Minntac Mining areas on the Mesabi Iron Range, since it is in our 1854 Ceded Territory which includes: maple sugaring areas, wild rice waters, trails, village sites, sites with spiritual significance, and other historic properties. The Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires U.S Steel Inc. to evaluate potential effects on properties of cultural and religious significance to Indian tribes. If needed, I am willing to travel to conduct interviews. Miigwech! If you have any questions or for more information, please call Leah Savage at 218-878-7129, or mail to: 
    Leah Savage
    FDL Resource Management
    1720 Big Lake RoadCloquet, MN 55720

  • 8/22 The Reservation Business Committee is seeking additional applications from individuals who are interested in serving on the Cultural Resources Advisory Review Board. The board provides recommendations about historic preservation issues. If you are interested in serving, please submit your name, address, and telephone number in writing to Rita Ojibway at 1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, MN 55720 on or before October 31, 2014. If you have previously submitted your name, it is not necessary to reapply.

  • 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.