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Jan
14

Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Summer Internship 2019

The Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Institute’s summer 2019 internship application period is open! The HERS program is aimed at preparing American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian undergraduate students for graduate study by assisting them to create a research project related to climate and environmental change in Indigenous communities. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit our website at http://www.HERSinstitute.org for eligibility requirements and detailed instructions on applying.
 
The HERS Summer Internship Program
 
The HERS internship is an eight-week program starting June 3rd and ending on July 26th. Programming occurs at both Haskell Indian Nations University and at the University of Kansas. Interns receive a $4,000 stipend, paid travel, housing accommodations, and use of a laptop computer.
 
Interns receive instruction and exposure to the following: GIS training, professional science writing development, air/water quality data collection and analysis, introduction to Indigenous methodologies, professional development, library resources, and preparation for applying to graduate school. In addition, interns spend one week at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, where they receive training in air and water quality field-research techniques.
 
Graduate student mentors assist each intern to create a research poster and paper based on their research. Qualifying interns have post-internship opportunities to present at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and/or the Society for Advancing Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national conferences. The National Science Foundation has funded this program to provide students with the skills and experience needed to succeed in post-secondary education and graduate school.
 
For questions, please email Katrina McClure, our Program Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Jan
11

2019 Summer Youth Camp

The 1854 Treaty Authority will host Nenda – Gikendan Noopiming gaye Nibiing (“seeking knowledge in the woods and place of water”) July 29th through August 2nd, 2019. This week-long, FREE camp is designed to provide Native American high school students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of natural resource management, and purse related college majors and careers. Participants will spend time in classroom sessions, field trips, and work alongside professionals in fish and game monitoring and survey activities. Incoming 10-12th grade, college-bound students affiliated with a tribe in Minnesota, Michigan and/or Wisconsin, are encouraged to apply.

 

See the program flyer for more information. 

Download the application materials.

Applications are due THURSDAY MAY 30TH, 2019.

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Jan
07

Manoomin Student Position Annoucement

University of Wisconsin is seeking a tribal student to assist in a Manoomin Education and Outreach project. Read the job description.

The application deadline is 5:00PM, January 22nd, 2019.

 

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Dec
18

Seeking CHAPERONES for summer youth camp

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Dec
04

Cultural Crafting: Bead Weaving on a Deerskin Bag - REGISTRATION FULL

The 1854 Treaty Authority is hosting Cultural Crafting, a continuing education/public outreach winter series at our Duluth-office.

Registration is now open for the "Bead Weaving: Deerskin Bag" workshop. This event will take place over four Tuesday evenings in January of 2019, from 5:30-8:30pm. Grand Portage traditional artist, Marcie McIntire, joins us to guide participants in creating their own amulet-style bag with lacy-netted embellishment, the way her grandmother taught her. We hope to reach professionals, families and educators in the Duluth area - we would be happy to sign off on educator CEU's!

This program is FREE, but registration is REQUIRED in advance. (Space is limited to 10 participants ONLY!) Register through the QuickLinks on 1854's website.

There is a LOT of interest for our January beading program. Registration is full, as of December 26th, 2018. Miigwech to all who have registered - please stay tuned for e-mail updates as the program approaches.

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Dec
03

Lake Superior Ojibwe Gallery Learning Guide

Hey Teachers!

Are you seeking materials to fulfill cultural curriculum standards? The St. Louis County Historical Society (SLCHS) has put together a Lake Superior Ojibwe learning guide. It was developed as an interpretive supplement to the Ojibwe Gallery in the 4thfloor, St. Louis County Historical Society Museum at the Duluth Depot, but it breaks down a TON of cultural information on its own. The guide includes a historical timeline, explanations of the styles and techniques employed in crafting of moccasins and baskets (items on display at the exhibit), and interpretation of the treaties that changed the way of life for the Ojibwe in the Lake Superior basin. The guide is a practical resource for an introduction to the Ojibwe language, and clarifies why different names are commonly used for the same group of peoples -- “Chippewa, Ojibwe, and Anishinaabeg”. It even comes with a content review “worksheet”!

It is available on the SLCHS website, or download a copy from the 1854 Treaty Authority webpage.

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Nov
29

Newsletter, Biboon 2018/19

The 1854 Treaty Authority’s Biboon (winter) newsletter is HOT OFF THE PRESS (…or fresh in your e-mail IN box). 

This edition highlights some of our resource management work, including an update on the Wolf Project, and dissolved oxygen/ temperature monitoring on Lake Vermilion. Find out about upcoming opportunities, like our Duluth-office winter program series, a reminder for the 2019 youth camp, and classroom presentations offered for tribal schools in February 2019. Check out an article on the different styles and uses of aagim (snowshoes)! 

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to give us a call.

 

READ IT HERE

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Nov
28

Online Deer Registration FYI

Have you registered a deer through our online registration system this fall? Please double-check that you received an email confirming your online form submission. Confirmation emails are sent automatically from Google Forms <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>. If you did not receive a confirmation email, please call our office to make sure your online registration went through!

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Nov
27

Bois Forte Heritage Center Event, 11/29

The Bois Forte Heritage Center hosts "Ojibwe, Fire, & Pines", on Thursday November 29th, 2018. Meet at 3pm for a tour of the museum, a presentation, and an evening meal.

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Nov
10

Veterans Day

The 1854 Treaty Authority is honoring Veterans Day on Monday November 12th, and our Duluth-offices will be closed. We will open again to normal business hours on Tuesday November 13th, from 8am-4:30pm.

Chi Miigwech to all who have served!

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Nov
09

Native American Heritage Day

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY AT THE DEPOT

Celebrating Ojibwe history and culture

Duluth, MN, November 24, 2018–The St. Louis County Historical Society, in partnership with the Depot Foundation, the 1854 Treaty Authority, Bois Forte Tribal Council, and the Historic Union Depot Corporation, presents Native American Heritage Day. November is nationally recognized as Native American Heritage Month and this event will seek to celebrate local Ojibwe history, art, and culture.

The event will include food by B&B Market, light refreshments, music by Burntside Lake, children’s activities, as well as artwork by Carl Gawboy. The Lake Superior Ojibwe Gallery will also be unveiling its ‘Storyteller’s Corner’ which showcases a museum-safe, yet realistic, wigwam as an interactive experience for children. Also premiering will be the Society’s Hill of Three Waters mural which is located in the Small Fesler Gallery.

The event will take place in the Great Hall of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center—located in the Depot—at 506 W. Michigan Street. The event will run from 11am to 3pm.

This event is free and open to the public. It is suitable for all ages. Also make sure to check out events happening in the railroad museum!

For a detailed list of activities, or if you would like more information about this event, please visit our Facebook event page @stlouiscountyhistoricalsociety or call 218.733.7586. 

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Oct
26

Cultural Crafting: Archeology of Trade Beads

The 1854 Treaty Authority is hosting Cultural Crafting, a continuing education/public outreach winter series at our Duluth-office.
 
Registration is now open for the first of three workshops, to be held on Thursday December 13th, at 5:30pm. Dr. Heather Walder joins us to present "Archaeological Research on Trade Beads in the Western Great Lakes". We hope to reach professionals, families and educators in the Duluth area - we would be happy to sign off on educator CEU's!
 
This program is FREE, but registration is REQUIRED in advance. (Space is limited!) Register through the QuickLinks on 1854's website!

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Oct
22

AICHO 4th Street Market Open House: November 3rd

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Oct
09

Summer Field Biology Opportunity for Native American Students

This program promotes understanding of environmental field biology and how field research is conducted. Native American students are prepared for advanced studies in environmental biology, so they can better manage their lands. Also, it promotes understanding of Native American attitudes towards the environment for non-Native American students, so these can be incorporated into better management. At East, students interact with the Waswagoning cultural center on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, and at West with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal cultural and natural resource departments, as well as through dialogue and collaboration among themselves. 

Tuition, housing, and travel paid, 3 credits/summer, and receive a summer stipend ($5000 East, $5500 West)!!!

 

The program spans two summers (10 weeks/summer

First Summer: UNDERC-East: Northwoods in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. 

Second Summer: UNDERC-West: Flathead Reservation/National Bison Range in western Montana 

 

Year 1 at UNDERC-East (May 20– July 26): 8000 acres of lakes, streams, wetlands, and forests owned by Notre Dame and a core site in the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) that are home to abundant wildlife (including beaver, porcupine, black bear, deer, loon). Course modules include vertebrate ecology, invertebrate ecology, aquatic ecology and forest ecology with each providing background information, field research exercises, and group research projects designed by the class. Five or more weeks are spent by each student designing and conducting their own field research project under direction of faculty or graduate students. Projects have ranged from fish, insect and mammal behavior and ecology to forest, lake and stream ecosystem ecology to local Native American ecosystem use. 

Year 2 at UNDERC-West (June 8 – August 14): More than a million acres on the National Bison Range and Flathead Reservation that includes grasslands, montane forests, streams and lakes that are home to abundant wildlife (including bison, elk, bighorn, and pronghorn). The course includes modules like those at UNDERC-East in wildlife and grassland ecology, montane ecology, and environmental history/Native American ecology (in part during the cross-country drive to and from –West). Each student conducts an independent research project in collaboration with a faculty or graduate student advisor that is more advanced given the skills learned at UNDERC-East. Recent projects have included invasive plant ecology, animal behavior and habitat relationships, grassland, forest, wetland and stream dynamics, and Native American plant and wildlife use. 

 

Eligibility: 

• Native American descent 

• Minimum of Sophomore standing and past academic performance 

• Statement of purpose and plans to obtain a degree in the environmental sciences 

Applications are available on the UNDERC website (http://underc.nd.edu). Further information can be obtained from the website, or from Dr. Michael Cramer, UNDERC-East Assistant Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Dr. David Flagel, UNDERC-West Assistant Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

Application deadline is Friday, November 9, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be provided by Monday, December 10, 2018. Acceptance is based on past academic performance and a statement of purpose. Preference is given to students pursuing a career in environmental sciences. Applicants are required to be present for the duration of course.

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Sep
13

Deer (Bow Season) Opener, September 15th


Bow season for deer opens Saturday morning at sunrise in the 1854 Ceded Territory. Don't forget - you have the option to register deer online: 
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSflw-BuUax3fqQiF3…/viewform

Good luck, and be safe out there!!

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Sep
04

Knotweed Survey

Japanese and Bohemian Knotweeds have taken over in the Duluth area. Some Duluth residents love these plants because of their pretty flowers, creating green fences, or is a hot spot for honeybees.  However, these two species have a very dark side…

Knotweed has established in many riparian areas along streams and rivers in Washington State. They cause massive erosion due to the lack of filaments in their knobby roots (which help retail soil and choke out all native vegetation), and by confiscating habitat and food otherwise available to native wildlife (birds, mammals, amphibians, etc). In the United Kingdom, an estimated annual cost of 215 million goes to managing and controlling Japanese Knotweed. It causes damage to buildings and roads by growing through foundations and other structures.  

These knotweeds pose the same threats to Duluth and the rest of the 1854 Ceded Territory.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is conducting an online survey to learn the educational needs and barriers to knotweed identification and management in Minnesota. Please consider taking this online survey to help MDA determine what to do with Japanese and Bohemian Knotweeds: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07efllto4pjkjo8dzx/a013gjlgkaaf9/greeting 

Japanese Knotweed takes over sections of the Mary’s River Watershed (Corvallis, OR)

Infrastructure damage caused by Japanese Knotweed (United Kingdom)

 

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Aug
30

Newsletter, Dagwaagin 2018

The 1854 Treaty Authority’s Dagwaagin (autumn) newsletter is HOT OFF THE PRESS (…or fresh in your e-mail IN box). Check out the update on expected ceded territory wild rice harvest, and get the 2018 Manoomin Camp on your calendar!

The newsletter highlights some of the changes to our updated Code that might apply to your fall hunt. Included are all of the 2018 hunting seasons and bag limits, and permit/registration stations. Read up on the some of the good partnership work 1854 is doing with the St. Louis County Historical Society in bringing local Ojibwe culture and history to the public in Duluth. 

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to give us a call.

 

READ IT HERE

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Aug
16

Manoomin Camp 2018

Have you always wanted the chance to push pole through a wild rice bed? Or discuss how others have had success in hulling parched rice?

1854 Treaty Authority is hosting Manoomin Camp in partnership with Fond du Lac's 13 Moons program and FDLTCC on Saturday September 8th, from 10am-3pm at Kettle Lake, outside the Duluth-area. We hope you consider joining us!

Plan on making it? Give This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Nikki a "heads-up"!

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Jul
14

Knotweed Workshop

The roots of this Japanese and Bohemian Knotweed can crack the foundations of buildings! It has already established on properties here and there in Duluth - but you CAN get rid of it!

Join Duluth CISMA at a Field Workshop August 9th at Kingsbury Creek from 1:30 to 3:30pm, to learn about how to treat this nasty invasive species...for good!

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Jun
27

Newsletter, Niibin 2018

The 1854 Treaty Authority’s Niibin (summer) newsletter is HOT OFF THE PRESS (…or fresh in your e-mail IN box). Check out the soon to come 1854 Ceded Territory road signs, 2018 expanded camping opportunities in the Superior National Forest, as well as the new tribal resource and environmental stewardship master’s program at UMD! The newsletter features an update on the great wild rice sulfate debate, personal accounts on berry picking season, and the environmental concerns associated with lead fishing tackle. Make sure to take a peak at our new summer staff, and learn what treaty food is most likely to be on their plate.

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to give us a call.

 

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