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".


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Community Notices:

8/23 The Fond du Lac Resource Management Division is announcing that as of August 23, 2017, we are approximately 10 - 14 days away from opening the Wild Rice harvest on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The opening is contingent upon the recommendation of the Wild Rice Committee. At this time the lakes are in fair to good condition and should support a good harvest. Please click here for the wild rice harvesting structure information, and aerial photos of the On-Reservation ricing lakes.
8/22 All Fond du Lac events can now be found in a handy calendar format! Click the FDL Events button above to see all the dated events coming up at Fond du Lac!
8/21 On 08/14/17 @ 8:30 am, Resource Mgmt held a moose drawing for those who had applied. You can call the front desk at 878-7101 to see if your name was drawn. Moose permits will be available starting on August 22nd along with your $50 deposit. All other hunting tags will also be available starting that day and no sooner.
8/15 Fond du Lac Resource Management has issued a Notice of Availability (NOA) for a 30-day comment period regarding the determination of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on the Environmental Assessment (EA) conducted for the proposed new Fond du Lac Waste Transfer Station. The project consists of the construction of dumpster roll-off pads, hazardous waste collection building, office building, compost collection and processing area, associated utilities and access roads. The preferred alternative selected is located within an existing gravel pit owned by Fond du Lac on Airport Road east of Trettle Lane. The NOA, FONSI, and EA documents are below for your review and comment. No construction activities will take place during the comment period.
Waste Transfer Station EA | Waste Transfer Station FONSI | Waste Transfer Station NOA
8/14 Boozhoo Community Members. Please be aware that the Fond du Lac Human Services Division has extended the Needs Assessment deadline an additional month (through August 31st) or until we receive our target number of responses, whichever comes first. There will be prize drawings once our goal is reached (date of drawing will be announced). If you would like to request a paper copy, contact Patti DuFault, Research Specialist at 218-878-2173 to request yours today! Needs Assessment Surveys are available upon request at the Min No Aya Win or Center for American Indian Resources front desk. We value your input. Click here for an informational flyer. Click the banner above to take the survey online. Miigwech!
7/6 For those interested, there are several food conferences and summits happening in Minnesota and Wisconsin this Fall:
September 18th – 20th – Native Nutrition Conference in Prior Lake
October 2nd – 6th – Food Sovereignty Summit in Green Bay
October 25th – 27th – Food Access Summit in Duluth
7/6 FDL Community Members: We want to know what your food purchasing practices are to better serve our community members. Fill the survey out below for your chance to win a local harvest basket!
Food Purchasing Practices Survey
6/29 The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be building a roundabout at the intersection of State Highway 33 and Interstate 35. Please see the links below for more information about the project and general information on roundabouts.
Specific Project Information
General Roundabout Information
6/13 The USDA has put out a resource guide for American Indians & Alaska Natives. This guide is a tool to learn about USDA programs. Click here to view the guide.