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1854 TREATY AUTHORITY
Jan
17

Registration Open: First Foods, Winter Series

The 1854 Treaty Authority hosts First Foods, a continuing education/public outreach winter series at our Duluth-office. The intent of this program is to educate the public on traditional and treaty reserved food staples, raising environmental awareness and encouraging the stewardship responsibilities of all who live in the Arrowhead region - a value in-line with cultural beliefs. 

To increase awareness of traditionally harvested resources, of ecological and cultural significance, we are bringing in some of our partners in education to discuss nutrition, research on diet and health, and traditional ecological knowledge, preparation and storage. Workshops on wild fruits, local fish and a food sovereignty project will provide the platform for collaborators and participants to share their knowledge.

Join us as we kick off the first of three workshops, on Tuesday March 13th, at 6pm. (Due to weather, this program was rescheduled from Tuesday February 20th.) Fond du Lac's 13 Moons program coordinator Nikki Crowe will share information on wild fruits and jams, including some ethnobotany with research on diet and diabetes and the importance of knowing how we used plants in the past. These programs are FREE, but space is limited! Register online HERE, or through the QuickLinks on the 1854 Treaty Authority website homepage.

Educators: we can sign off on CEU's to fulfill cultural integration criteria for classroom curriculum. Just ask!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Cultural Preservation Specialist, Marne Kaeske: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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Jan
12

Duluth-office closed: Monday January 15th

The 1854 Treaty Authority Duluth-office will be closed Monday January 15th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will return to normal business hours on Tuesday January 16th, from 8am-4:30pm. Stay warm out there!

 

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Jan
05

Invasive Buckthorn: What YOU Can Do

1854’s biologists are tasked with preserving the populations of culturally significant species within the 1854 Ceded Territory, which also means keeping the balance of high quality habitat for those species to thrive. The work of our invasive species staff includes monitoring and research of bakaan ingoji ga-ondaadag (non-local/invasive beings), controlling them to maintain a balance, and bring awareness to the public about their presence and capabilities.

From time to time we get questions like “I think there are invasive plants on my property. What is the best way to get rid of them?” For those individuals that are moved to be active stewards for their time on turtle island, we hear you. There ARE things you can do it your backyard - like controlling common and glossy buckthorn, right now, during the winter!

Our invasive species crew has put together some great resources on “successful buckthorn removal for beginners”, which include options for that fit your values, infestation and pocketbook. Check out the materials below, and miigwech for protecting the 1854 ceded lands for future generations.

What YOU Can Do: Buckthorn Brochure

Identifying Invasive Buckthorn & Honeysuckle, and their Native Plant Look-a-likes in NE Minnesota

Buckthorn Treatment Options

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Dec
27

Office Closings

The 1854 Treaty Authority Duluth-office has closed at noon today, Wednesday December 27th, due to furnace issues. We will re-open tomorrow Thursday December 28th at 8am. We are sorry for any inconvenience it causes you! 

We will be closed Monday January 1st for the New Years Day holiday.

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Dec
01

Newsletter, Biboon 2017-18

1854 Treaty Authority's Biboon (winter) newsletter is HOT OFF THE PRESS (...or fresh in your e-mail IN box). It features an update on notification of unattended lines while ice fishing - Band members can notify us in an online form. Don't miss our seasonal reminders - we want everyone to be safe and informed while out harvesting this season. Check out some of the public lands in the southern end of the 1854 Ceded Territory that we're working to improve habitat on, review the evergreen mitigoog (trees) of the northwoods, and get a sneak peek at our Duluth winter program series.

 

If you haven't already, pick up a copy of our publication The Right to Hunt and Fish Therein; Understanding Chippewa Treaty Rights in Minnesota's 1854 Ceded Territory. As always, if you have any questions don't hesitate to give us a call! 

READ IT HERE

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Oct
09

Three New Treaty Hunters

On Saturday, 1854's Enforcement and Education staff certified three (3) new hunters in a firearm safety field day in Isabella, Minnesota. Tribal youth from both Bois Forte and Grand Portage exhibited the three rules of safe hunting:

1) treat every weapon as though it is loaded,
2) control the muzzle at all times,
3) know your target and what is beyond it.
 
Through a series of scenarios, the participants demonstrated good firearm handling, including climbing a tree stand, sitting in a deer blind and boarding a canoe. Live firing of both .22 rifles and a 410 shotgun showed that these new hunters have what it takes to bring home their treaty harvest! Thank you to the staff, volunteers and participants that made the day a success. Congratulations on earning your certification Carols, Hunter and Biidaash! Happy hunting!!
 
To see more photos from the field day, see 1854's facebook page.
    
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Oct
05

Whitefish Netting

This first Whitefish Netting season dates for inland lakes in the 1854 Ceded Territory has been approved and posted. Select lakes open October 13th. See the Posting.

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Sep
20

Darren Vogt, Biologist of the Year

Last week at the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society's Great Lakes Region conference, 1854's Environmental Biologist, Darren Vogt, was awarded as the Biologist of the Year! Shakopee Mdwekanton hosted tribal natural resource management folks from Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota at Mystic Lake Resort and Casino. Participants listened to updates on funding sources, participated in a USDA wildlife trapping training, competed in a shoot, networked, and attended presentations on wildlife, fisheries, education and environmental projects. Congratulations Darren, and great job to all who coordinated, learned something new and shared their knowledge.

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Sep
06

NEW/Additional kick-off meetings for Firearm Safety/Hunter Education

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Sep
01

Newsletter, Dagwaagin 2017

1854 Treaty Authority's Dagwaagin (fall) newsletter features an article on the final settlement reached at the St. Louis River Interlake Duluth Tar site, and the 2017 Moose Hunt announcement. Don't miss our seasonal update and reminders - we want everyone to be safe and informed while out harvesting this season! Check out what we've been up to throughout our busy summer, and stick the last page of the newsletter on your refrigerator - it has the 1854 Ceded Territory 2017 Hunting and Trapping Season dates.

Get signed up for Firearm Safety/Hunter Education certification training if you haven't yet. And as always, if you have any questions don't hesitate to give us a call.

READ IT HERE

 

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Aug
30

Moose Season 2017

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Aug
22

Manoomin Camp 2017

1854 hosts MANOOMIN CAMP with FDL's 13 Moons program, to take place Saturday August 26th from 9am-3pm at Leeman Lake, also known as Ricehaven.

This is an opportunity to try your hand at harvesting and finishing rice. There is no need to bring any equipment (although you can if you want), with the exception of a ricing permit or an 1854 ID (daily MN State permits are available).

Short, themed discussions throughout the day will covers topics such as management, nutrition, treaty rights, safety/regs, and ecology. **If you plan to stay all day, BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch).

This event is free and open to the public, where participants can learn AND/OR to share any knowledge about manoomin. This event is also serving as a Master Naturalist advanced training. Those seeking credit can register here: https://www.minnesotamasternaturalist.org/courses/register/…

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Aug
08

NEW/Additional kick-off meetings for Firearm Safety/Hunter Education

NEW/Additional kick-off meetings for Firearm Safety/Hunter Education

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Aug
03

Archery Program, in Grand Portage

1854 will be hosting a 4-part archery program in Grand Portage, starting August 17th! Anyone is welcome to join in the fun, but participants must be at least 10 years old, and everyone must have a signed authorization/release (permission) form - you can download it here, or pick one up when you join us. Read the informational letter, and check out the program flyer below for more information.

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Jul
17

Climate Change 101

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Jul
06

Settlement Reached for St. Louis River Superfund Site

Natural resource trustees announced an $8.2 million settlement with XIK, LLC, Honeywell International, Inc., and Domtar, Inc. to resolve a claim for natural resource damages at the St. Louis River / Interlake / Duluth Tar (SLRIDT) site. The 1854 Treaty Authority, on behalf of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, has been involved with the process with the interest of restoring natural and cultural resources in the St. Louis River estuary. Read the press release from the Department of Justice.

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Jun
23

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Youth Practicum

Please help us connect kids with this great opportunity!

NAFWS has opened registration for their Youth Practicum (link below). The program targets tribal youth, entering10-12 grade. This FULLY PAID, week long trip engages students in natural resource management career opportunities, and this year the Mississippi Choctaw are hosting. Lets get some representation from the Great Lakes Region!

 

National Summer Youth Practicum in the Southeast Region
hosted by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

July 24-28, 2017
Choctaw, Mississippi

 

The Native American Fish & Wildlife Society is proud to sponsor its 26th annual National Summer Youth Practicum hosted by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians scheduled for July 24, 2017 to July 28, 2017 in Choctaw, MS.  The Practicum is designed to provide Native American high school students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of natural resources, fish and wildlife and parks management. Information on college scholarship opportunities, and environmental sciences will be discussed. During the 5-day (or week-long) program, students will stay on the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians reservation and will participate in field education, recreational outdoor activities, field trips, traditional methods of education and classroom instruction. A unique aspect of the program is the use of Native American professionals who are active in their fields and Tribal elders as teachers. The Summer Youth Practicum is open to incoming 10th grade to 12th grade Native American high school students who are interested in the preservation, protection, and enhancement of tribal natural resources. Students must be in good physical condition as physical activities are a part of the practicum. Travel Days are Monday July 24 and Friday July 28, 2017.
 

For more information, please email or call:

 

Sasha Hoskie              NAFWS, Education Coordinator, (303) 931-8871    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mitzi Reed                   NAFWS, SE Board Member, (601) 656-5251          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michael LaVoie           NAFWS, SE Board Member,                                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

D. Fred Matt               NAFWS, Executive Director, (303) 905-1250           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Click Here to Register for this Event

 

Here are photos from the 2016 Youth Practicum held in Bellingham WA at the Northwest Indian College:

     

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Jun
19

Report on the Impacts of Rusty Crayfish on Wild Rice

Our invasive species program puts a lot of emphasis on investigating the presence and impacts of invasive species on culturally significant and traditionally harvested resources. Since 2013, 1854 has been researching how the invasive rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) is affecting aquatic vegetation, specifically manoomin. Read the newly released 2017 Technical Report on Potential Impacts of Rusty Crayfish on Wild Rice in the 1854 Ceded Territory.

 

 

Can you identify a Rusty Crayfish?

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Jun
02

HOT OFF THE PRESS - 1854 Newsletter, Summer 2017

1854 Treaty Authority's Niibin (summer) newsletter an features an exciting update from our wolf project, and an announcement of the public meetings we are hosting as part of our Conservation Code revision process. Don't miss the article on Lyme disease - we want everyone to be safe while out harvesting this season! Check out the new FREE camping opportunities in the Superior National Forest for Grand Portage and Bois Forte members, and meet our new staff.

 

READ IT NOW

 

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May
31

Get Ready for Ricing Season

Living by the clock and calendar doesn't always allow us to take advantage of those perfect days for prime fishing or blueberry picking. But it's never to early to be prepared! Wild Rice harvest season opens August 15th in the 1854 Ceded Territory. Your checklist should include:

  • 1854 ID card, tribal ID, OR MN state ricing permit

  • canoe

  • paddles

  • pfd's

  • push pole

  • flails

  • bags

It's our job at 1854 to assist our band members in getting out to hunt, fish and gather. We want to make sure you have the right tools for the job. Consider joining us at our Manoomin Knocking Sticks Workshop this July, and craft your own set of flails! 

*Space is limited, so sign up today! Register under the QuickLink "Manoomin Knocking Sticks Workshop" on the home page of the 1854 Treaty Authority website: www.1854treatyauthority.org  

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