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The 1854 Treaty Authority is an inter-tribal natural resource management organization that protects and implements the off-reservation hunting, fishing and gathering rights for the Grand Portage and Bois Forte bands in the lands ceded to the United States government under the Treaty of La Pointe, 1854.

Update: 12/15/2023

The COVID era provision regarding use of Tribal ID's in lieu of an 1854 card has now EXPIRED and band members need to make sure they have a valid 1854 ID Card while exercising treaty rights.

Treaty Rights Includes Camping

Grand Portage and Bois Forte Band members may use designated USFS Superior National Forest campgrounds exempt of fees. Band members must have an 1854 ID card on their person and agree to abide by both the USFS Regulations and the 1854 Superior National Forest Camping Regulations.

"Where can I go to harvest?"

With 5.5 million acres in the 1854 Ceded Territory, it can be daunting to try and figure out where treaty harvest can be exercised. Fortunately, we have the tool for the job! Explore the 1854 Interactive WebMap...

Tick season is upon us! What to know

This summer is predicted to be a rough tick season. Protect yourself from tick bites by using repellant and tucking in clothes to keep ticks off your skin. Always check for ticks!

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Applications for the 2024 Moose Hunt are now available. Applications are due by 4:30pm CST on August 9th, 2024.  June 21              Applications availabl...
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