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2018 Revisions Complete: 1854 Ceded Territory Conservation Code

2018 revisions of the 1854 Ceded Territory Conservation Code have been completed. This process takes place about every five years and allows us to clarify confusing language, incorporate new provisions, remove unnecessary hindrances to the exercise of treaty rights, and incorporate any new prohibitions needed to protect the resources. We began in March 2017 with open solicitation of band member input, followed by public meetings at all the reservations (and in Duluth). Approved April 24th, 2018, we now have a newly revised code that we believe is a better code.  

The final document is currently at the printers, and will be available for distribution soon - we’ll post locations where you can pick one up on the 1854 website and Facebook page, but suspect the usual places (1854 Duluth-office, Bois Forte DNR, Vermilion Community Center, Grand Portage Trust Lands office, 1854 booths at outreach events and powwows…). Newly updated Code booklets have a BLUE cover, not to be confused with the 2012 canary yellow Code. Find a pdf of the revised code posted here on our website

There are not many substantive changes, although the former standalone Gathering Code has been incorporated into the general Conservation Code. To review the revisions to the 2018 Code, please see the Summary of Changes document, also immediately available online.

If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact an 1854 Conservation Officer:

Clay Rumph, Chief (Grand Marais)               (218) 340-7559

Leo Vidal, Officer (Vermilion area)                (218) 591-3256

Chris Johnson, Officer (North Shore)            (218) 464-8906

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