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Community Notices Archive

This page holds Community notices and events that are no longer active or current. For current events, please see the Fond du Lac Home page by clicking the link above.

September 2022 Archive

9/30 Elder October Activities:
Morning Movie: October 2, Premiere Theaters
9/30 NOTICE: The FDL Transit Duluth route will be closed September 30, 2022. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes.
9/30 Traditional Lacrosse: Enjoy Traditional Lacrosse Games on September 30, at the Historical Lacrosse Field on Reservation Road. Click here for full details.
9/30 Gitigaaning Farm Tours: The Bimaaji’idiwin Producer Training Program in collaboration with Big River Farms, did two tours to learn and share agricultural skills for emerging farmers and growers, open to everyone on Saturday, October 1st, from 10 am - 2 pm. Click here for details.
9/30 Nagaajiwanaang Jiibayakamigong Gathering: Join the Fond du Lac Community as we gather for closure, healing, and commemoration of the completed memorial at Nagaajiwanaang Jiibayakamigong 'The Cemetery at Nagaajiwanaang'. Please join us at Chambers Grove Park on Friday, September 30, 11 am - 4 pm, for a feast and speakers to mark this time of healing and completion for the cemetery and our ancestors. Click here for full details. Transportation will be available from the FDL Community Centers, click here for details.
9/27 Ojibwe Immersion Academy Winter Weekend Cohort: The twelfth annual Ojibwe Immersion Academy Winter Weekend Cohort will be held November 2022 - April 2023 at the University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center in Cloquet, MN. The Ojibwe Immersion Academy is a rare opportunity for language-learners who are interested in a complete immersion experience to study one-on-one and in small groups with Ojibwe elder first speakers and faculty speakers. Applications were due by 5:00 pm on September 30th, 2022.
9/23 September Elder Activities:
Elder Group Brunch: September 25, Black Bear Buffet
Encore Theater Trip: September 25
9/23 Annual Sobriety 5K Run/Walk: The Annual Sobriety 5K Run/Walk was held on Saturday, September 24, at the new Tagwii Building, 80 Marigold Lane, Cloquet, MN. Registration was at 9 am, event started at 10:15 am. Click here for full details.
9/22 Childhood Vaccine Clinic: Carlton County is holding a Childhood Vaccine Clinic for children in grades K-12. The clinic was held Thursday, September 22 by appointment, between 3 pm to 5:30 pm, at the Carlton County Community Services building. Registration is required by September 21st.
9/22 RBC Open Meeting Notice: The RBC Open meeting was held Thursday, September 22nd, 5:30 pm, at the Brookston Community Center and via Zoom.
9/21 NOTICE: Due to unforeseen circumstances the probate petition hearing scheduled for today, Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm, at the FDL Tribal Court, is cancelled. Court staff will send notice of the rescheduled date and time as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please call 218-878-7151.
9/20 Request for Proposals: Bids were being accepted for the construction of the FDL Childcare Building. The deadline for submitting a bid was September 29, 2022, at 11:00 am.
9/16 FDL Police Department BBQ Canceled: The Annual FDL Police Department BBQ scheduled for Friday, September 16, was canceled due to inclement weather.
9/16 2022 Vehicle Auction: There was a vehicle auction for FDL Band members. Bidding began on Tuesday, September 6, and went through Friday, September 16. Bids were submitted at the Tribal Center front desk.There were other equipment accessories, such as heavy equipment buckets, plows, etc., for bid as well.
9/16 Family Event: FDL Behavioral Health hosted Thomas X, Indigenous Rapper, at the Ojibwe School Gym on Friday, September 16, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Click here for details.
9/15 CERA Funds Available: Do you need help paying your rent? Are you a renter and need help paying for utilities? COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) funds are available to help. Applications were accepted at the Tribal Center Payment Window no later than September 15, 4:30 pm.
9/13 Taking Care of Things Gathering: The 2022 Ganawenjigewin Maawanji’idiwin, Taking Care of Things Gathering was held on Tuesday, September 13th, 1 pm - 6 pm, in the Powwow Arbor behind the Ojibwe School. Click here for full details. See the Giveaways flyer here!
9/9 Grab and GO! The Band has a surplus of office furniture! From September 6th through the 11th, there was an opportunity for Fond du Lac Band members to come by and grab what they would like. There were three storage containers full of a variety of office furniture such as desks, chairs, and more located in the back parking lot of Black Bear Casino Resort, near the Moorhead Road back entrance. Band members were responsible to haul any items they want and may come at any time.
9/1 Mindfulness Into Movement Class: The 13 Moons Program hosted a Mindfulness Into Movement class at the Gitigaaning Farm on Thursday, September 1st, 5 pm - 6 pm. The class was free and open to everyone, food and yoga mats were provided. Click here for details.

August 2022 Archive

8/31 FDL Transit Notice: The Fond du Lac Transit Duluth run will be closed August 30th and 31st. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.
8/30 RBC Open Quarterly Financials Meeting: The RBC Open Quarterly Financials meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, August 30th, 3:00 pm, in the Tribal Chambers and is open to FDL Band members via Zoom. Click here for the meeting agenda.
8/29 Wisconsin Bull Elk Hunt: A bull elk hunt permit was available to one party of two FDL Band members in 2022. Applications for this permit will be taken from Aug. 23 – Aug. 29 at the Resource Management Division, John A. Smith Memorial Building with a drawing on Tuesday, Aug. 30 if necessary. No fee or deposit was required to enter the drawing or receive the permit. Click here for full details.
8/26 Grieving Ceremony: There was a Grieving Ceremony held at the FDL Cultural Center on Tuesday, August 23rd, and Friday, August 26th. Click here for times and details.
8/26 Gitigaan Wiikondiwag: The Farm Harvest Feast was held on Saturday, August 27th, 1 pm - 7 pm, at the Gitigaaning Farm on Cary Rd. This event featured Lacrosse, Producer Market, Farm Tour and Feast. Click here for full details.
8/26 Hotel Items Giveaway: There will be a giveaway of all remaining old hotel items on Friday 8/26/22 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. This will be for all tribal members and reservation wide employees. Some of the items include: Beds, mattresses, lamps, tables, chairs, miscellaneous furniture, tv’s. These items are free and first come, first served. Please use the rear entrance of the old hotel. You must provide your own labor as staff will not be available to help loading. Please be prepared to show employment badge when entering the building. All furniture will be limited to the first floor, all other floors will be off limits.
8/24 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Band Of Lake Superior Chippewa will receive and accept bids ONLY through QuestCDN.com for the construction of Fond du Lac Water System Improvements. The work includes: Approximately 750 lineal feet of 1”, 14 2”, and 6” HDPE water service pipe, 300 ton of Class 5 aggregate base, 150 ton of bituminous 15 patching, and 135 square feet concrete walk of turf restoration. The deadline for submitting a bid was September 9, 2022, at 11:00 am.
8/24 NOTICE: The raising of a Mishiikii Waatic medicine pole for youth and community healing will be on August 25th at 10:00 a.m. on Cultural Center grounds. All are welcome and encouraged.
8/24 Backpack Giveaway: There was a Backpack/School Supply giveaway for all FDL enrolled children/parents. The giveaway was on Wednesday, August 24th, 10 am - 4:30 pm at all 3 District Community Centers. Click here for full details.
8/23 FDL Health Fair: The Annual Fond du Lac Health Fair was held Tuesday, August 23rd, from 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm at the Black Bear Otter Creek Center. The opening ceremony was at 12 pm with lunch to follow. Visit the many exhibitors and interactive booths! Click here for details.
8/22 Hotel Items Giveaway: The Black Bear Hotel is giving away items on Monday, August 22, from 8 am to 8 pm, for all Tribal members and employees. Some items include: beds, mattresses, lamps, chairs, tables, TVs, misc. furniture. These items are free and first come, first served. Please use the front entrance of the old hotel. You must provide your own labor as staff will not be available to help loading.
8/19 Sawyer Fest: Sawyer Fest-The Gathering Of All Districts was held on Sunday, August 21st, noon to 4ish, at the Sawyer Community Center. There was a bouncy house, games and more! Click here for details.
8/19 GreenCorps position opening at FDL Resource Management: Are you interested in exploring an environmental career and assisting FDL Resource Management with their sustainability projects? Apply to be a MN GreenCorps member today and choose Fond du Lac as your preferred host site! Applications were due Friday, August 19th and interested applicants should click here to learn more about the program and apply online. Additional details can be found here.
8/18 Request for Proposals: Fond du Lac Development Corporation is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced Design Consultants for The Black Bear Hotel Tower Renovation. The deadline for submitting a bid was September 8, 2022, at 2:00 pm.
8/18 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced Design Consultants for The Fond du Lac Law Enforcement Center. The deadline for submitting a bid was September 8, 2022, at 2:00 pm.
8/18 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation is seeking sealed bids for a Residential Renovation project located at 3592 Rice Lake Road, Sawyer, MN. The home is a one story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, ranch home. Work will include roofing, windows, siding, deck, and interior remodel work. The deadline for submitting a bid was September 6, 2022, at 2:00 pm.
8/18 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced Design Consultants for The Fond-du-Luth Office and Storage building. The deadline for submitting a bid was September 1, 2022, at 2:00 pm.
8/18 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation is soliciting proposals from qualified General Contractors to provide an all-inclusive price for the Sawyer Community Center Storage Building, located at 3243 Moorhead Road Sawyer, MN 55780. The deadline for submitting a bid was September 1, 2022, at 10:00 am.
8/18 FDL Reclamation Celebration: The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa invites you to celebrate the return and protection of Wisconsin Point's Sacred Sites on August 18, 2022 at Black Bear Casino Resort, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Near the Superior entry lighthouse at Wisconsin Point, a stone marker states: “Here was the burial ground of the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa people dating from the 17th century. It was removed in 1919 to St. Francis cemetery, Superior.” Approximately 180 remains from the most identifiable graves were disinterred, including at least one chief– Chief Joseph Osaugie (1802-1876) and placed in a mass grave near St. Francis Xavier cemetery, on the Nemadji River. We are honoring the generations of proud Anishinaabe people and their tireless work that has set the stage to make this historic signing possible. Click here for further details.
8/18 Notice: The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will be accepting bids from qualified entities or individuals to process wild rice this coming fall. Bids will be accepted via email until 4pm, August 18, 2022. For more information click here.
8/18 RBC Open Meeting Notice: The next RBC Open Meeting was held on Thursday, August 18th, 5:30 pm, at the Black Bear Otter Creek Center, and was also open to FDL Band members via Zoom.
8/17 Request for Proposals: Fond du Lac Reservation on behalf of Black Bear Casino Resort is looking for an engineer to design and provide a project budget to replace the existing Phillips Color Kinetic lighting system and canvas/clear-tiled ceiling at Black Bear Casino Resort. The deadline for submitting a bid was September 2, 2022, at 12:00 pm.
8/17 Community Event: Community Members are invited to the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) between August 12 and August 18! Click here for more information!
8/16 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation is soliciting proposals from qualified Design Consultants to provide Community Programing, Concept Designs, Schematic Designs and Construction Documents, Construction Administration and Quality Control Oversight on the Fond du Lac Recreational Courts Project. The deadline for submitting a bid was August 24, 2022.
8/3 Notice: Calling all local Entrepreneurs! The first ever Innovate 218 Networking Event was held on Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 at 4:00pm at the Carlton County Street Car Kitchen & Pub! Click here for full details!
8/3 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Water and Wastewater Department is requesting quotes for work to be completed on the construction of a private well for a homeowner. This includes, but is not limited to, installation of a new private well, installation of submersible pump, drop pipe, electrical cable, controls, pressure tank service line, and pitless adapter unit. Well is to be 120 feet in depth. The deadline for submitting a bid was August 17, 2022, 12:00 pm.
8/2 Community Night Out: This Thursday, August 4th, the Community will be hosting a Community Night Out starting at 5:00 p.m. at the baseball field on Reservation Road. Click here for full details!

July 2022 Archive

7/29 Nagaajiwanaang Language Camp: The first day of the FDL Language Camp will be on Saturday, July 30th at the Anishinaabewigamig Language & Culture Center. Giwiizhaamigoo! Click here for details.
7/28 Request for Proposals: Fond du Lac Reservation on behalf of the Black Bear Casino Resort is bidding work to engineer and coordinate refit of the existing server room located at Black Bear Casino. The existing server room has become too small and inadequate for day to day operations. The existing cooling system is inadequate for the dedicated space as well due to various issues, sizing, ducting, room geometry, etc. The deadline for submitting a bid was August 19, 2022, 12:00 pm.
7/27 Finger Weaving Demonstration: Mezinaanakwad (Dennis White) will be here to share his artform of finger weaving. Come out and see and hear about the techniques he uses to create bags, sashes, and more. The demonstration will be held on Friday, August 5, 6pm - 8pm, at the FDL Anishinaabewigamig Language & Culture Center. Click here for full details.
7/27 Mash Ka Wisen Powwow: The 44th Annual Mash Ka Wisen Sobriety Powwow will be held August 5-7 in Sawyer, MN. Camping is available for the Powwow, and all are welcome! Click here for full details.
7/27 Swearing In Ceremony: There will be a swearing in ceremony for Officer Defoe, Officer Sarazua, Officer Stracek and Melvin Barney as the Chief of Police on Wednesday, July 27, 9:00 am in the Tribal Center RBC Chambers. All are welcome!
7/25 Tagwii Grand Opening: The community is invited to celebrate the Grand Opening, of the Tagwii Recovery Center and Residential Program. The Grand Opening will be held Friday, August 5th, from 1 pm - 4 pm. Click here for details.
7/22 Black Bear Casino Resort Sale/Auction: The sale and auction was held at the Black Bear Casino Resort in the old hotel. There was a Band Member Only sale on August 1st, then General Tag Sale on August 9-10, and a General Auction on August 11th. Click here for full details.
7/22 NOTICE: Due to staff shortages, Mashkiki Pharmacy will be closed from 12 pm – 1 pm on Friday, July 22nd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
7/21 Sandy Lake Memorial Ceremony: This year’s Mikwendaagoziwag Memorial Annual Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27th at the Memorial, located at the Army Corps of Engineers Sandy Lake Recreational Area near McGregor, Minnesota. Click here for full details and map.
7/21 RBC Open Meeting Notice: The next RBC Open meeting was held Thursday, July 21st, 5:30 pm, and was held at Mino Bimaadizi Waakaa’igan, Minneapolis, and via Zoom Conference. Click here for details.
7/20 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation is seeking proposals for the removal and disposal of the Hazardous waste identified in the Black Bear Hotel regulated waste survey 7 /20/22. All work must be conducted by licensed contractor, in accordance to the MOH and MPCA regulations for the identified work. Contractors responsible to provide statement of satisfaction to the owner once all product and materials have been removed, disposed of correctly and that any and all paper work has been submitted to regulating authorities. The deadline for submitting a bid is August 1, 2022, 10:00 am.
7/19 NOTICE: On August 3, the CN Incident Management Team (IMT) will be conducting a concurrent equipment deployment exercise (DPX) and table-top exercise (TTX) at the St. Louis River – “HWY-2 Boat Launch” in Stoney Brook Township, Minn. The groups involved in the exercise will be the CN IMT (CN Environment and Dangerous Goods Departments, local CN personnel, and/or contracted IMT members) as well as CN Response Contractors - NRC / US Ecology (and their Independent Contractor Network). Click here to read the CN Training Manual for this exercise.
7/19 Sawyer Community Meeting Notice: There was a community meeting at the Sawyer Community Center to discuss the Fond du Lac Ceremonial Building on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. The meeting was also available via Zoom.
7/18 Community Narcan Event: A community Narcan event was held at FDL Supportive Housing on Wednesday, July 20th, 12 pm - 3 pm. Free Narcan, which can help reverse the effects of an Opioid overdose, was available to the community. Click here for details.
7/15 Madaa'ookiing Grants: A grant opportunity will be offered three times per year, awarding up to $2,500 per grant for Tribal citizens, descendants, or those have kinship ties or affiliation to Indigenous communities within the foundation’s geographic service area. The final round of applications was due by September 15, 2022. Grant applications were accepted anytime on the online grant portal.
7/14 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation is soliciting proposals from qualified General Contractors to provide all-inclusive price following: "Sawyer Community Center Storage Building". The deadline for submitting a bid was July 29, 2022, 10:00 am.
7/14 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation is soliciting proposals from qualified General Contractors to provide all-inclusive price: "FDL Propane Fleet Storage". The deadline for submitting a bid was July 29, 2022, 10:00 am.
7/14 Healing Circle Run: The Healing Circle Run is heading in our direction. We will be providing drinks and fruit on the evening ceremony on July 13th and cookies and coffee the morning of the 14th. Weather permitting, the ceremonies will be held at the Powwow arbor behind the Ojibwe School. Individuals interested in participating on either day are encouraged to following this link: Healing Circle Run (glifwc.org) and scroll down to the Google Map that GLIFWC has created of the run route. Walkers or runners can either start the day in Red Cliff with the group on the 13th to travel this way with the group or follow the route map in reverse to find them and jump into the “lineup” and put in some miles. On the 14th the group will leave FDL and begin travel toward St. Croix.
7/13 Book Launch Event and Art Exhibit: There was a Book Lauch and Discussion by the Author, Janis A. Fairbanks, at the Cloquet Public Library on August 24th, and an art exhibit from August 22-26, honoring the work of late artist, Ralph Charles Fairbanks. Click here for full details.
7/8 Event Staff Needed: Black Bear Casino Resort needed event staff for their outdoor Anniversary event on August 6, 2022. Jobs were filled by July 14, 2022.
7/8 FDL Veterans' Powwow: The Fond du Lac Veterans' Powwow was held on July 8 - 10, 2022. Click here for details.
7/8 Veterans Powwow 5K Run/1 Mile Walk: The Annual Veterans Powwow 5K Run/1 Mile Walk was held on Saturday, July 9th, at the Sawyer Community Center. Click here for full details.
7/8 Elders Picnic: The FDL Elders Picnic was held on Friday, July 8, at the Ojibwe School Powwow Grounds. FDL enrolled Elders 52+ and their spouses were welcome to attend! Click here for full details.
7/8 2022/23 FDL Royalty Contest: The contest will be held on Friday, July 8th during the Fond du Lac Veterans Memorial Powwow. Applications were available at Tribal Center, or by contacting Valerie Whitebird at 218-590-7770, or by clicking below. Applications were to be turned in by June 30th, 2022.
7/7 NOTICE: Fond du Lac Resource Management announces the availability of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on the Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared for the Allotment 238 "East of the Creek" Timber Sale. This consists of the timber sale, timber harvest during frozen ground conditions, and regeneration and replanting on 50.5 acres within the 80-acre allotment in Carlton County, Minnesota on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The FONSI is available for a 30-Day comment period as outlined in the Notice of Availability (NOA) along with contact information on where to send your comments. See documents below:
East of the Creek Timber Sale EA | FONSI | NOA
7/6 Swearing In Ceremony Update: The Swearing In Ceremony for the incoming Fond du Lac Secretary-Treasurer Robert Abramowski and District II Representative Brad Blacketter was heldWednesday, July 6th at 9:00 a.m. in the Tribal Chambers. This was open for the Fond du Lac community to attend. Click here for details.
7/5 Munger Landing Public Meeting: There was a virtual public meeting about the Munger Landing sediment cleanup at the Clyde Ave. boat launch in Duluth, Minnesota. The project involves the dredging of 100,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment and disposal offsite at a certified landfill. The meeting was held online on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 6 pm. Click here for full details.
7/5 Community BBQ: FDL Prevention/Intervention held a Community BBQ on July 6th, at the pavilion behind the Ojibwe School, from 10 AM to 2 PM. There was a dunk tank and other games to enjoy! Click here for details.

June 2022 Archive

6/29 Request for Proposals: You are invited to submit a proposal for Geotechnical Services in conjunction with two proposed projects on the Fond du Lac Reservation: Sawyer Ceremonial Building and the Fond du Lac Daycare Facility. The deadline for submitting a bid was July 6, 2022.
6/28 13 Moons Golf Tournament: The 13 Moons Golf Tournament was held on Friday, August 19th, at the Black Bear Golf Course. The tournament was a scramble with a shot gun start, and featured a hole in one contest, 50/50 raffle, optional skins game, and more fun events! Click here for full details.
6/28 Non-Traditional Lenders Forum Lunch: Tuesday, June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Cloquet City Hall. Join us for presentations from non-traditional lending sources and to learn about opportunities for financing your project or business. Bankers, lenders, for-profit business owners, and entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend! Click here for details and registration.
6/24 Weed Management Class: The 13 Moons program held a Weed Management Class on Sunday, June 26th, 10:00 am - 10:45 am at Gitigaaning. The class was open to everyone and lunch was provided. Click here for full details.
6/24 Women's Wellness Gathering: The FDL 2022 Women's Wellness Gathering was held at the Cloquet Forestry Center on Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, June 24th! Registration was due by June 9th. Click here for full details.
6/23 Business Owners and Entrepreneurs: The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development held a one-day program that provides both established and new small business owners critical business training. The event was held on Thursday, June 23rd, at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs. Click here for full details and registration.
6/21 Youth Firearms Safety Classes Update: The July and August classes are full at this time. FDL Conservation is holding Youth Firearm Safety classes in July and August. Classes are held July 18-23, and August 8-13.
6/21 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The FDL Planning Division has launched a Housing & Community Needs Assessment household survey that is currently underway. The survey will have two components: a randomly selected group of households on-reservation will receive a door hanger with an online survey code in June; any other interested households can complete the General Survey.
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6/21 Request for Proposals: Notice is hereby given that bids will be received by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, until 1pm (CDT), Thursday, June 30th, 2022, via email, hand delivery and/or USPS for the furnishing of all labor and material for the Fond du Lac Waste Management Parking Lot Paving Project, located in Carlton County, Minnesota.
6/21 Request for Proposals: Woodstone Inc. is providing special instructions for bidders for the Black Bear Casino Demolition project. Bids were due by June 23, 2022.
6/21 Community Child Care Event: You are invited to an open discussion focused on child care in the area. We want to hear your ideas about how to address child care issues locally. The event was held on Tuesday, June 21st, either over lunch, 11 am - 1 pm, or over dinner, 5 pm - 7 pm, at the Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College Amphitheater. Click here for full details.
6/10 Frontline Worker Payments: To thank those Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, Gov. Tim Walz signed Frontline Worker Payments into law April 29, 2022, enabling those workers to apply for Frontline Worker Pay. Eligibility is based on both work requirements and job sector. See frontlinepay.mn.gov for an explanation of the requirements, the most up-to-date information and helpful resources. Also, sign up to receive alerts about Frontline Worker Pay via email. Applications were open June 8 through July 22, 2022. These dates are subject to change. See the following documents for more information:
General Information | Application Fact Sheet | Frequently Asked Questions
6/9 NOTICE: Fond du Lac Resource Management announces the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on the Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared for the Ropes Course involving the construction of a High Course, a Low Teams Course, and a Parking Lot on a Fond du Lac parcel at 8805 Kantonen Road on the Fond du Lac Reservation in St. Louis County, Minnesota. The FONSI was available for a 30-Day comment period.
6/8 NOTICE: Fond du Lac Resource Management announces the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on the Environmental Assessment (EA) conducted for the proposed granting of a Right-of-Way and Temporary Easement to St. Louis County for the replacement of culverts (Bridge 69L10) on Pine Drive at an unnamed tributary to Stoney Brook east of Axtell Road. The FONSI was available for a 30-day comment period.
6/7 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee requests a proposal for Construction Management as Constructor services to construct the new FDL Child Care Building in Cloquet MN. Bids were accepted until June 23, 2022 at 10:00 am.
6/6 Public Notice: Fond du Lac Resource Management announces the availability of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on the Environmental Assessment (EA) conducted for the proposed 1786 Big Lake Road Construction Project entailing the construction of a single-family home, garage, driveway, drinking water well and septic system on a 2-acre lease lot. The FONSI was available for a 30-day comment period.
6/2 SPRING TREE UPDATE: All of Fond du Lac Forestry's surplus trees have been given away! Thank you!
6/2 Assistance from HomeHelpMN: HomeHelpMN provides assistance for homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage or other eligible housing-related expenses due to effects of the pandemic. Eligible homeowners may receive up to $35,000 in assistance for past-due expenses. The deadline to apply for assistance was June 17, 2022. For full details and a step by step guide on how to apply, visit the HomeHelpMN website.
6/1 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation requests a proposal for Construction Management as Constructor services to construct the new FDL Ceremonial Building in Sawyer, MN. Bids were accepted until June 16, 2022 at 10:00 am.

May 2022 Archive

5/27 13 Moons Maple Sugar Candy Workshop: There was a Maple Sugar Candy Workshop on Saturday, May 28, from 2 pm to 5 pm, via Zoom. Participants were able to pick up a sample of granulated Maple Sugar from the FDL Na'enimonigamig Cannery located at 960 Cary Road, Cloquet MN, 55720. Click here for details.
5/27 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Band is seeking a vendor to develop and install three (3) playgrounds throughout the Fond du Lac Reservation. Bids were accepted until May 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm.
5/25 Community Center Food Pantry: The Community Center Food Pantry is scheduled for May 25. An application must be on record in order to receive your food. Distributions will be from your District Community Center. May was the last month for food distribution boxes.
5/24 Homes for Sale: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation will be holding a Lottery for two homes located at 3276 Ditchbank Road, and 3131 Maple Drive. Applications from qualified Band Members were accepted until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 24th, 2022.
5/23 Recall Notice: The J. M. Smucker Co. is recalling select Jif® peanut butter products sold in the U.S. due to potential Salmonella contamination. For full details on this recall, please click here.
5/23 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is soliciting proposals from firms to provide website redesign, coding, and creative services for the FDL website (fdlrez.com). Bids were accepted until June 24, 2022 at 4:30 pm.
5/18 Notice: Fond du Lac Gas & Grocery has new summer business hours as of Sunday, May 22. The new hours are from 7 am - 9 pm daily.
5/17

Notice: The Fond du Lac Fire Management personnel will be working with the University of Minnesota to conduct a prescribed burn at the Cloquet Forestry Center today. This burn will occur along University Drive starting around 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., these prescribed burns will follow all strict prescription parameters. All the necessary qualified staff will be present at the burn.

There is potential for smoke along the roadway and you will likely see a smoke column south of the Tribal Center building. If you are passing through the area, please drive carefully for your safety and the safety of fire personnel.

Please be aware that there will be road guards at each ends of the burns directing traffic.

These prescribed burns will enhance and promote the growth of species that are culturally important to Anishinaabeg. These species are the medicines, the food, and the beings that have supported our culture since millennia. This burn also exhibits our sovereign rights to manage natural treaty resources within our Reservation boundaries and the ceded territory.

If you have any questions or concerns about this burn please contact Damon Panek at 1-715-209-7534

5/16 Request for Proposals: Fond du Lac Reservation Public Works Department is requesting bids for construction of a new private well to provide drinking water to a 5-unit elder complex. All work should meet or exceed MDH standards and specifications. Bids were accepted until May 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm.
5/13 Na'enimonigamig Cannery Grand Opening: The Na'enimonigamig Kitchen & Cannery held it's Grand Opening on Saturday, May 14th. Participants learned about the commercial equipment and what the space has to offer! Click here for full details!
5/12 NOTICE: The U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been working to establish tribal partnerships and are currently looking to add a full-time Native American liaison to their team. This position will close on May 19th, 2022. If you are interested in learning more, please follow the links below:
All U.S. Citizens: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/651311200
Current and former federal employees and those with special hiring authorities: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/651313600
5/12 Your feedback is needed! Did you miss the Fond du Lac Loan Program Focus Group on May 5? Fond du Lac is exploring three types of financial assistance to best serve Fond du Lac business owners and entrepreneurs. The full presentation from May 5th can be found by clicking here. Please feel free to share with others who may be interested! This is a new program/concept and still in DRAFT form, so changes are welcome! Your feedback will be incorporated into the programs' design. You can share comments or ideas at this link until May 18th. Please feel free to reach out anytime to FDL Planning Division Staff at FDLPlanning@fdlrez.com (218-878-2642) or to Amanda Vuicich (avuicich@northspan.org) or Bob Palmquist (BPalmquist@northspan.org) with any questions or clarifications you may have.
5/12 Frybread Taco Night: Come enjoy Frybread Tacos at the Food Stand on Friday, May 20, 3 pm - 5 pm, at the Brookston Community Center on 8200 Belich Road. Click here for full details.
5/11 Request for Proposals: Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee on behalf of the Fond du Lac Development Corporation and Black Bear Casino & Resort is soliciting bids for a Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) with a guaranteed maximum price for a demolition project at the hotel. Bids were accepted until May 24, 2022 at 10:00 am.
5/10 Brookston Elderly Building Groundbreaking: The groundbreaking ceremony for the Brookston Elderly Building was held on Tuesday, May 10th, at 10:00 am, 4350 1st Ave, Brookston, MN.
5/6 RBC Open Meeting: The RBC Open Meeting was held on Thursday, May 19, 5:30 pm, at the Brookston Community Center and via Zoom.
5/5 May 5th is National MMIWG Awareness Day: Here is a Quick Reference Guide for What to Do in the First 72 Hours. Visit www.niwrc.org/mmiwtoolkit for more details.
5/4 Small Business Assistance Programs: Join Fond du Lac Planning and Northspan for a conversation around the development of three new business assistance programs to support Fond du Lac Band member owned businesses. A presentation for the programs was held at the Cloquet Community Center on Thursday, May 5th. We want to hear from Tribal entrepreneurs and business owners to understand what types of financial assistance best serve your business (or future business) needs! Click here for details and registration instructions.
5/3 NOTICE: Join us Saturday, May 7th, for a tour of the Food Farm as they enter the beginning of their growing season! Lunch will be provided after the tour. Click here for details and registration information.
5/3 NOTICE: The Army Corps of Engineers held a hearing on the Band’s objection to the Section 404 Clean Water Act permit for the PolyMet Mine and the Band’s determination the project “will affect” its downstream waters on May 3 to May 5. Click here to view the hearing announcement.
5/3 Restore Your Shoreline: If you live near or on a lake, stream, or pond you might worry about your shrinking shoreline, eroding hillsides, water quality, waves and ice heaves. The Fond du Lac Water Program and Carlton SWCD is holding a free workshop to help preserve and protect your shore. The workshop was held at the Cloquet Public Library on Tuesday, May 3rd, from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Click here for full details.
5/3 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation is seeking sealed bids for a Residential Renovation project located at 3217 West Moorhead Road, Cloquet, MN. The project is as follows: 3217 West Moorhead Road, One story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, ranch home, work will include roofing, windows, siding, decks, and interior remodel work. Proposals were accepted until May 3, 2022 at 2:00 pm.
5/2 Request for Proposals: The Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants for services to create a feasibility study for the development of a new buffalo herd on the Fond du Lac Reservation. Proposals were accepted until May 2, 2022 at 4:30 pm.

April 2022 Archive

4/28 NOTICE: On April 25, 2022, the Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee held a hearing to determine whether the Band’s Chairman engaged in dereliction or neglect of duty. After deliberation, the Reservation Business Committee determined that the Chairman had answered the charges to its satisfaction. The presiding official’s Notice of Decision is available here.
4/28 Food Safety Class: the 13 Moons program held a Food Safety for a Safe and Healthful Harvest class via Zoom on Thursday, April 28th, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Learn about making sure your fresh produce is safe, clean and high quality, and more! Click here for details and access information.
4/26 Bird Flu Notice: A strain of avian influenza or bird flu is spreading rapidly across Minnesota and the rest of the country this spring. Although it hasn’t yet been found on the FDL Reservation or in St. Louis or Carlton Counties, it’s probably only a matter of time before it’s found locally. While people are not susceptible to this particular strain, they can carry the virus on their skin or clothing. Wild birds, particularly waterfowl, also are susceptible and can easily transmit the disease via their droppings. Domestic poultry are very susceptible to the disease and band members with backyard flocks of chickens, ducks or turkeys should take care to protect their birds. A link to steps that owners of backyard flocks can take is available here. Other strains of avian influenza have circulated in Minnesota and elsewhere in past years, and its hoped this outbreak will fade away with warmer and drier weather. However, band members with poultry should continue to monitor the situation.
4/26 Social Work Degree Information Session: There was an information session on obtaining a Social Work Degree at the MNAW Human Services Center on Wednesday, April 27th, noon - 1 pm. Learn about Bachelor and Master Degree Social Work Programs in Cloquet and Duluth that are designed for busy, working students. Click here for full details.
4/22 NOTICE: The Operating Engineers Union Local 49 Joint Apprenticeship Committee will be accepting applications from qualified applicants for possible selection into its registered Apprenticeship program. For details and application information, please click here.
4/22 Band Member Notice: Turn your dream home into a reality with a HUD 184 home mortgage from Woodlands National Bank! Click here for details and contact information.
4/21 Earth Day Clean Up at Wisconsin Point: On April 22nd, meet up at the Tribal Center Parking Lot at 12:30 pm, then at the end of Wisconsin Point to join in and keep our land clean! Click here for details.
4/21 Resource Management Earth Day Open House: Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd, come visit the Resource Management Division at their Open House! The Open House ran from 9 am to Noon, with coffee and snacks, plus tours of the 1 MW Solar Project beginning at 10 am! Click here for full details!
4/21 RBC Open Meeting: On Thursday, April 21st, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., the Reservation Business Committee held an open meeting at the Sawyer Community Center and via Zoom Conference.
4/20 NOTICE: We are excited to announce that several FDL Human Services teams and individuals have been awarded the Bemidji Area Indian Health Services Director’s Awards. Click here to see the awards list. Congratulations to all!
4/20 GLIFWC Summer Internships: The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) is pleased to announce available internships for its 2022 GLIFWC Internship Program. Through this internship program, college students will work one-on-one with a GLIFWC mentor in various divisions and learn about necessary coursework, college degrees, and trainings which result in gainful employment in a multitude of careers including natural resources and stewardship careers with tribes. Applications were required by April 20, 2022, 4:30 pm. Click here for full details.
4/18 Request for Proposals: The Fond du lac Development Corporation would like to solicit proposals for Design service for the WGZS Radio Station. The Project is located in Cloquet Minnesota at 1715 Big Lake Road. This could be a demolition and rebuild project or just a renovation. Proposals were accepted until May 5, 2022 at 10:00 am.
4/18 Promoting Healthy Families Through Cultural Teachings: There were in-person cultural teaching at CAIR in Duluth, MN this month. Learn to make Moccasins with Herb Fineday was held April 18 & 19. Learn to make Beaded Earrings with Eunice Lightfeather was on April 25 & 26. See details below:
Learn to make Moccasins - April 18, 19
Learn to make Beaded Earrings - April 25, 26
4/14 Gitigaan Plant/Seed Giveaway: The Gitigaan Program's Annual Plant and Seed Giveaway was Saturday, June 4, at 8 a.m. at the Natural Resource Garage. Each year we prepare enough plants for 140 households, and enough seeds for 120 households. Packages were distributed on a first come, first served basis, available while supplies last. The giveaway was FREE for tribal citizens and anyone who has attended 3+ Gitigaan classes. Tribal ID required at pickup, one set per household. Click here for full details.
4/14 Request for Proposals: The Fond du lac Development Corporation would like to solicit proposals for Design service for the Fond du Lac Child Care Building. The Project is expected to be located in Cloquet Minnesota. Consultant will need to provide Project Development services, all Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Architectural services, Contract & Project Administration, Commercial kitchen design and FFE design. Proposals were accepted until April 29, 2022 at 10:00 am.
4/14 WI DNR Spring Hearing: Each year, the WDNR holds a “spring hearing” at which citizens are given the opportunity to express their opinion about various advisory questions about natural resource issues in the state. This year, the DNR has gone to an on-line process, which makes it possible for anyone with a computer, smartphone, etc. to answer the questions virtually. The opportunity to log in online will begin April 11, at 7:00 pm, and remain open through 7:00 pm on April 14. Click here for the memo with online access link, and list of questions.
4/14 Iskigamizige-Giizis Powwow: The Iskigamizige-Giizis Traditional Powwow was held on Saturday, April 16th, at the Black Bear Otter Creek Event Center. Registration was at 10 am, Grand Entry at 1 pm and 7 pm, Feast at 5 pm. Please click here for full details.
4/12 House Lotteries: The Fond du Lac Development Corporation will be holding lotteries for two homes located at 219 Reservation Road, and 230 Brevator Road, Cloquet, MN. 55720. Applications for each home from qualified Band Members were accepted until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 12th, 2022.
4/8 Gitigaan Yogurt Making Class: The Fond du Lac Gitigaan Program presents 'A Healthy Start to the Day: Make Your Own Yogurt and Granola' on Friday, April 8th at noon! (via zoom) Join current Na'enimonigamig consultant Elizabeth Dean as we learn how to make dairy and non-dairy yogurt at home. We will be making granola as well and will show you how to make a parfait for a quick and on the go breakfast. There are class kits for the first 15 registered! Pick-up is available on Thursday, April 7th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Na'enimonigamig located at 960 Cary Road in Cloquet, MN. There will also be 50 additional spaces WITHOUT meal kits. Zoom links will be emailed to participants Thursday/Friday prior to the event. Click here for full details and registration.
4/6 Grant Available: The Fond du Lac Producer Grant Program is offering one time mini-grants for 2022 growing and harvesting season to Fond du Lac Band Members and participants of the Producer Training Program. The funds are supported by Fond du Lac Tribal Community College Environmental Institute and made available by a grant from the Native American Agricultural Fund. $1,000 apportionments are available for all aspects related to: planting, harvesting, seed preservation, producing and processing fruits and vegetables, wild game and fish, maple syrup and wild rice; requests for supplies, tools, marketing and technology support are also allowed. Completed applications must be submitted by April 18th, 2022. This is a competitive grant opportunity. Applicants will be selected for completeness, late applications will not be considered. Click here for full details and application.
4/5 NOTICE: Fond du Lac Resource Management announces a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed construction of the Brookston 5-Unit Elderly Complex at 4850 1st Avenue in Brookston, Minnesota. This is based on the Environmental Assessment (EA) conducted for the project under the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines. Fond du Lac will be requesting funding from HUD for this project, known as a Request for Release of Funds (RROF). The complete announcement and the assessment can be found below.
Brookston Elderly Complex FONSI/RROF
Brookston Elderly Complex EA
4/4 Real Solutions Weight Management Support Group: The support group will meet through the month of April 2022; Thursdays at CAIR, Fridays at MNAW. Are you ready to begin and sustain a healthy lifestyle? Click here for full details.