The Right to Hunt and Fish Therein; Understanding Chippewa Treaty Rights in Minnesota's 1854 Ceded Territory

Have you ever wondered how ‘treaty rights’ came to be in Northeastern Minnesota? Or how the 1854 Treaty Authority works to protect those rights? The Right to Hunt and Fish Therein; Understanding Chippewa Treaty Rights in Minnesota’s 1854 Ceded Territory, tells the story of the affirmation of treaty rights in the Arrowhead Region and the establishment of the ‘Tri-Band Authority’ – the first name of the organization known today as ‘The 1854 Treaty Authority’. The story interprets historical events and the court cases that enabled the retention of traditional practices and culturally significant resources that are imperative to maintaining cultural heritage on the landscape.

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Member Information Booklet; Grand Portage and Bois Forte 1854 Treaty Reserved Rights

1854 Treaty Authority’s main charge is to support enrolled constituent individuals in pursuing treaty reserved subsistence harvest activities. Review Grand Portage and Bois Forte Band member treaty harvest rights, and 1854 Treaty Authority organization services in the Member Information Booklet.

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Honoring Treaty Obligations

This report is a reminder of the enduring United States treaty obligations to our member Bands.

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1854’s first youth publication takes the form of a coloring storybook. ISKIGAMIZIGEDAA is an educational tool that focuses on contemporary and historical practices of maple sugaring. Grandchildren-grandparent character conversations convey traditional teachings, the proper timing to begin and end harvest, the equipment used, how to process maple sugar, and how the Anishinaabeg use maple sugar. 

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1854 Treaty Authority brochure

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Manoomin; from lake to table brochure

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1854 Treaty Authority Climate Change Adaptation Planning and Program

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1854 Ceded Territory - Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

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