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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.

  • Hypothermia!!

    Hypothermia is a medical emergency occurring when the human body loses heat faster than it can generate it, and body temperature gets dangerously low.

    WARNING SIGNS OF HYPOTHERMIA: confusion, shivering, difficulty speaking, sleepiness, stiff muscles

  • "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...

Latest News

   Interdisciplinary based approach to assessing plants and microbial community removal of toxic metals from the St. Louis River watershed. Join us to meet the project team and discuss the r...
1854 Treaty Authority's Ziigwan 2024 Newsletter is now available. The 2024 aerial moose survey is complete! FYI folks who are spring netting: heads up on the potential Heterosporis you might find....
Join us at Carl Gawboy discusses his upcoming book release: Fur Trade Nation. Monday, April 8th, 6-7pm, at the 1854 Treaty Authority office. This event is part of the Twin Ports Festival of History. W...

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