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Fond du Lac flag now flies at Cloquet City Hall


September 6, 2019

Jana Peterson

Members of the Cedar Creek drum group sing and drum during a flag presentation ceremony at Cloquet City Hall Monday, while members of the Fond du Lac Honor Guard and Cloquet city officials look on.

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa flag now flies in the Cloquet city council chambers, a reminder to those who do business there that the borders of the Fond du Lac Reservation and Cloquet overlap and the two entities cannot thrive separately.

Charlie Smith, or "Nenaaw" in Anishinaabe, offered tobacco to everyone in the room, as well as to the drum itself, after the Cedar Creek drum group finished two songs and the flag was placed behind the council dais.

They presented the flag so the council would remember the Fond du Lac Band is here and part of the community, Smith said aft...

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