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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.
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  • 7/23 Notice: On Tuesday July 29, 2014 there will be reservation wide voicemail outage from 7AM to 12:00PM. Our service provider will be upgrading and performing necessary maintenance on the voicemail system during this time. Callers who go to voicemail will receive notification that they will be unable to leave a message during this outage. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding during this upgrade.

  • 7/21 Notice: The Fond du Lac Band has been notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) that several cases of a food borne illness linked to the E. coli  bacteria have been confirmed in our community. We are working with MDH to determine the number of people affected and the source of the E. coli. Leftover food that hasnít been handled properly is a common source of food borne disease. If you have leftovers from any recent community event, health officials recommend that you discard them. If you are experiencing symptoms, our medical staff recommends that you contact your health care provider or local emergency room. For more information and specific symptoms related to E. coli infection, please click here: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/ecoli/ecoli.pdf  MDH has also provided the following contact numbers; Toll free: 1-877-FOOD ILL (1-877-366-3455) or 651-201-5277 for individuals who have questions or would like to learn more about E. coli or any other food borne illness. You can leave a message and someone will call you back promptly.

  • 7/17 FDL Chairwoman Diver has been part of the Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. In a final meeting this week, the Task Force is announcing the Tribal Climate Resilience Program. Click here to read the White House Blog with information about this new initiative.

  • 7/16 The FDL Police Department is hosting a Community Barbeque on Saturday, July 26th, at the Ojibwe School Ball Field. There will be food & fun for all! Click here for details.

  • 7/16 The annual Fond du Lac AGE to age Family Camp will be held this July 22, 23, and 24 at the Kiwenz Campground on Big Lake. This fun filled family event allows campers of all ages to enjoy the beautiful Summer season and share Anishinaabe traditions for Loving Involved Family Education. Click below for more information and registration.
    Family Camp Flyer
    Family Camp Registration 
    Questions can be directed to Age2age@FDLRez.com Completed registration forms can be returned to your local Community Center or emailed to Age2age@FDLRez.com.

  • 7/15 The Shakopee Mobile Mammography Unit will be at both MNAW and CAIR for women's screenings on the following dates: CAIR, July 29 & 30, and MNAW, August 12, 13 & 14. For times and contact information, click below.
    CAIR Flyer
    MNAW Flyer

  • 7/8 The Carlton County Transportation Department proposes to replace the existing wooden bridge (built in 1929) over Otter Creek on University Road (CSAH 5) with two 6-foot by 16-foot concrete box culverts. Approximately 11,680 square feet of wetland and 70 square feet of stream will be permanently impacted. Construction is proposed to take place in 2015. The 30-Day Public Notice ends on 06 August 2014. Click here to read the notice.

  • 6/30 Native STAND is a culturally specific peer education program that deals with topics that effect teens. Native STAND 2014 will take place every Tuesday & Thursday from July 24th to August 7th. Click here to read the Native STAND flyer.

  • 6/23 The next July Cooking Class will be held on July 29, at the Tribal Center ENP. Click below for details.
    Cooking Class July 29

  • 6/19 The next Sobriety Feast will be held on July 30th at the Sawyer Community Center. Click below for details and directions.
    July Sobriety Feast, July 30

  • 6/16 Attention FDL Propane Customers! FDL Propane is holding a Summer Special! Fill your tank now for the upcoming winter at a reduced per-gallon rate through July 31st! Click here for details and contact information.

  • 6/16 Fond du Lac Behavioral Health will host the Annual American Indian Mental Health Conference at the Otter Creek Convention Center in Carlton August 20-22, 2014. The event is sponsored by the Minnesota American Indian Mental Health Advisory Council and the Department of Human Services. Registration Fee is $75.00 and will begin July 1.  Room reservations can be made at the Black Bear Casino Resort. Vendors Welcome. Questions may be directed to 218-878-2134 or 218-878-3893.

  • 5/22 The Reservation Business Committee is seeking 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 July 31, 2014. For any questions please contact Leah Savage at 878-7129.

  • 5/13 The Highway 33 Intersection Improvement project is scheduled for June 9 - October 2014. Traffic impacts arouind the Hwy 33 / Big Lake Rd intersection will begin in May. For more details from MN-DOT, click here.

  • 3/11 The EPA has granted the Bandís request to vacate the Mesabi Nugget variance. A press release about the decision is available here.