Fond du Lac treatment center opens


August 12, 2022

Brady Slater

Tribal elder Ricky Defoe speaks to the crowd outside during the grand opening of the Tagwii Recovery Center on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Cloquet on Friday, Aug. 5.

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa unveiled its new $8 million addiction recovery center in Cloquet earlier this month to a throng of well-wishers, adding a new era of residential treatment to the reservation.

Tagwii Recovery Center celebrated its grand opening Friday, Aug. 5, with a ceremony highlighted by a drum circle, speakers, tours and a luncheon.

"This building has been a huge dream for many years," said Jenn DuPuis, associate director of Fond du Lac Human Services.

"Hopes and prayers that go out are being answered little by little when (people) come here," tribal elder R...

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