Manoominikaa ("there is much wild rice")
Wild Ricing season is near! Make sure to check out our website for the latest updates on conditions of the numerous waterways we monitor. Click here for the 1854 Treaty Authority Wild Rice Conditions webpage.
Bois forte Culture/language immersion camp
1854 was delighted to take part in the 7th Annual Bois Forte Culture/Language Immersion camp July 14th on beautiful Johnson Lake. Treaty rights and safety were the theme of a paddling program, where participants had to stop at 5 different stations and learn about fish biology and management, invasive species and stewardship, casting and sustainable harvest, water quality and wild rice monitoring and canoeing 101. A BIG thank you to all 10 staff members, 2 DNR Wardens and 2 Volunteers (photographer and paddling guide) that made the day a success... I think our staff had just as much fun as the kids did! See the 1854 FaceBook page to check out all the photos from the day!
Firearm safety certification
1854 is hosting Firearm Safety/Hunter Education clinics for Band members ages 11-17.
Band members 12 to 15 years old must have a valid firearms safety certificate on their person while hunting big or small game in the 1854 Ceded Territory, therefore 1854 is helping you get prepared for your hunt this fall!
There is still space in the Grand Portage and Duluth-area classes which take place next month. It is a two part course that consists of a classroom portion (or self study at www.HuntersCourse.com) and a field day. Follow the links above to see the course flyers including, dates, locations and other details.
You MUST REGISTER if you want to take part in any part of firearm safety/hunter education! Please contact Cultural Preservation Specialist, Marne at 218-722-8907 or email@example.com to register. Class capacity is 15 participants, so sign up today!!
Hot off the press! The July 2015 edition of the 1854 Treaty Authority newsletter includes:
*The skinny on three acquired grants
*Wild Rice restoration on the St. Louis River
*Wild Rice, hunting and trapping season dates
*Upcoming events around the Reservations and the Duluth area: ricing camp, firearm safety clinics, plant hikes, and a canoe outing...and much more!
2015 - 2016 Hunting and trapping seasons
Lakes and rivers containing Invasive Species