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Aug
04

2020 Manoominike Giizis

Are you itching to get out and start ricing? Rice waters open for harvest August 15th, AND WHEN THE RICE IS RIPE.

Check 1854's Wild Rice Condition Updates page for posts on manoomin ripening (and other info) across the 1854 Ceded Territory.

(Wolf Lake, West of Brimson, 7/14/2020)

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Jul
30

"Mikwendaagoziwag" (they are remembered)

Today many Ojibwe people would have participated in the annual GLIFWC organized Mikwendaagoziwag ("they are remembered") Event, which memorializes the Sandy Lake Tragedy. The 2020 event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but please take a minute to watch the video below and reflect on an the series of injustices and events which took place during the treaty era...

https://youtu.be/JLig6Pv1b7Y

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Jul
27

2020 Healing Circle Run

GLIFWC plans to hold the 2020 Healing Circle Run, with a twist...

The 2020 Healing Circle Run 2020 is a virtual event, and will be held August 1-7th, 2020. Participants will pledge the number of miles they would like to run/walk and then complete those miles wherever they are, or in a nearby location of their choosing. To register for the run, please click on the appropriate link below.

Link to Individual Registration Form

Link to Group Registration Form

Check out the 2020 Healing Circle's Event's page on Facebook.

Every Step: A Healing Circle

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Jul
17

Seeking Native Artists

 

Details: 

Native Artists and Photographers!  The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) is looking for artwork and photographs that depict natural resources on Tribal lands and want to hire Native artists. Your artwork and photographs could be used for several projects between the NAFWS and the Native American Rangelands Partnership.

Website Projects (www.nafws.org and www.nativeamericanrangelands.org) :

NAFWS can pay a one-time fee of $100 for digital use (only) of photographs. Any other uses such as prints or tee-shirts will be renegotiated with each artist.

NAFWS can pay a one-time fee of $200 for digital use (only) of artwork. Any other uses such as prints or tee-shirts will be renegotiated with each artist.

Each image or artwork will be linked to the artist’s preferred location (website, Facebook, Etsy, etc.). NAFWS will also have an “artist’s” page with a biographical sketch of each person with their contact information to help promote your work.

NAFWS is looking for the following professional level images or artwork:

  1. Landscape images that will fit (or can be cropped) into a 2000 x 500 pixel frame (6.75 x 1.75 inch). These will be used for sliders on website pages. See our websites for examples.
  2. Ledger art that depicts cultural uses on rangelands, rivers, or other natural areas. We would specifically like to see images of elders teaching young people.
  3. Project images such as Natives involved with natural uses or research involving natural resources. Photos must be accompanied by “release waivers” to ensure that individuals give their permission to be photographed and posted on websites.
  4. Images that depicts food sovereignty.

See samples of artwork in the New México Native Plant Society’s coloring book at https://www.npsnm.org/native-plant-coloring-book/.

Images and artwork will be selected based on their application to the website uses, but not all entries will be selected. Some may be selected for archival use, but not necessarily immediate use.

NAFWS will request a signed agreement between each organization and each artist.

Applicants can submit samples of their work via email by August 15 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Images or artwork will not be used until artist agreements are signed. Please submit low resolution images as samples, but higher resolution images will be requested later. For questions, contact Ashley Carlisle, NAFWS Education Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Coloring Book Project:

NAFWS is constructing a series of “coloring tiles” of native plants and animals that will be downloadable on the NAFWS websites.  These tiles should have a distinct Native appearance and cultural reflection (ledger art or other form). Tiles will be categorized by region, and each will be placed on an 8/5” x 11” page to include space for a description, Native language, and cultural use. We are looking for the following:

  • Each black and white drawing should be contained in a 5” x 6” portrait rectangle that is easily colorable by a child.
  • While these tiles are intended for fun, they should also provide enough detail to help children (or adults) identify different plants and animals in their respective regions (See sample at https://www.npsnm.org/native-plant-coloring-book/). This would include seed heads of native grasses, fruits on shrubs and trees, and other distinctive features of each plant. For animals, specific traits should be visible (for example, hump and claws on grizzly bear vs. short claws and longer ears on black bears).
  • The fee will be negotiable when NAFWS selects an artist that is willing to collaborate for the project.
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Jul
15

Graduate Student Assistantship Opportunity for Chronic Wasting Disease Management project in Indian Country

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Jul
13

Vacancy: Tribal Relations Specialist for the Superior National Forest

 Outreach Notice: Responses due July 17th, 2020

  

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Jul
09

APPROVED 2020 Seasons

Looking forward to hitting the field for fall hunting? Itching to get out and manoominike? 1854's board of directors has approved 2020 seasons for ricing, moosewaterfowl, and hunting/trapping. Get these dates on your calendar - opener will be here before you know it.

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Jul
07

Newsletter, Niibin 2020

1854 Treaty Authority's Niibin (summer) newsletter is NOW AVAILABLE!            

It features the limited-term amendment to the 1854 Conservation Code regarding 1854 ID cards, includes an update on Superior National Forest treaty camping, and announces the 2020 Moose Season. Seeking individual/non-group activities during the pandemic? Check out area fishing lakes on 1854’s Interactive WebMap and hit the water. Get season dates on your calendar: approved manoomin and waterfowl seasons are within.

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Jul
06

2020 Moose Hunt Applications

1854 Ceded Territory 2020 Moose Hunt Applications and Information Booklets are now available! 

Applications are due to by August 14th, 2020 to Morgan Swingen, NO ACCEPTIONS. Snail mail them in, e-mail or drop them off at "curb-side pickup" at our Duluth office.

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Jun
25

Update: Status of Superior National Forest Campgrounds

Looking for the latest on the status of Superior National Forest (SNF) campgrounds? The best place for current information is: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/superior/recreation (click links for “Read the full campground press release” and “Read the full campground closure order”).

In short, the good news is that most SNF campgrounds and recreation sites are currently open, and a few more campgrounds are likely to open soon. However, some are planned to be closed all season (Pfeiffer, McDougal, Echo, Jeanette, Little Isabella, Nine Mile, and Divide). Information and updates for each individual campground can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/superior/recreation/camping-cabins/?recid=36905&actid=29

Band members may be subject to fees, depending on their camping plans!

*All Grand Portage and Bois Forte members can camp at SNF campgrounds exempt of camping fees. Campsites are first come, first served.

**If you want a little more time to plan ahead, band members can call to reserve campsites and pay a reservation fee ($8), but do not need to pay camping fee.

***If enrollees try to use the online reservation system to hold a campsite, there will be a reservation AND camping fee charge. (The Forest Service has been working to change this – stay tuned for updates on this issue!)

RESERVING BY PHONE:

  • Tribal Members call in to Recreation.gov: 1-877-444-6777
  • Identify themselves as a tribal member requesting to reserve a campsite with the Tribal Fee Waiver.
  • The customer service representative will ask “Are you an enrolled member of a federally recognized Tribe?”, and confirm that the campground where they wish to make a reservation is listed as participating.
  • Upon arrival to the campsite, the tribal member must present their tribal ID card as verification to receive the campsite fee waiver.
  • If a tribal member wishes to reserve group site or day use area, they are to contact the Forest to make those arrangements.

RESERVING ONLINE: At this time, if reserving a SNF campsite using the online system both reservation AND camping fees will be charged. Users will be routed to Recreation.gov to secure a reservation, after selecting the specific campground of interest here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/superior/recreation/camping-cabins/?recid=36905&actid=29

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Jun
24

2nd Annual Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz

Get your boat cleaned! From MN to Quebec, boaters can have their watercraft inspected, cleaned, and learn what to do to help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Watercraft inspectors will help boaters clean-drain-dry their boats and properly dispose of unwanted bait.

 

Got questions about aquatic invasive species? Watercraft inspectors, conservation officers, and staff from county SWCD AIS programs will answer aquatic invasive species questions at public accesses, hand out information and highlight how individual actions make a difference in preventing the spread of AIS.

 

Great Lakes-wide effort. Boaters and other water recreation folks will learn about the risks of spreading aquatic invasive species at public water access sites across the Great Lakes region (https://www.glc.org/work/blitz). Great Lakes AIS Landing Blitz events will take place over two-weeks from June 27 - July 10, 2020. Local partners are teaming up with state and provincial agencies to deliver consistent messaging about preventing the introduction and spread of AIS by the movement of watercraft and equipment between water bodies. To help get the word out, many partners will be posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and using YouTube videos. We invite you to do the same!

 

Minnesota Effort. Across MN, MN DNR Watercraft Inspectors and Enforcement along with local governmental unit watercraft inspectors will be at over 700 water accesses over the two-week period.

 

Northeast MN Region Effort. Led by MN Sea Grant, a coalition of organizations have teamed up to provide watercraft inspection, education and social media, including: MN DNR Watercraft Inspection and Enforcement Programs, Wildlife Forever, University of Minnesota AIS Detectors, 1854 Treaty Authority, Carlton, Cook, Lake, and North St. Louis County SWCDs.

 

Where? On June 27, NE region partners will be at 27 accesses:

  • Chub Lake DNR Access: 10 am – 4 pm  Host: Carlton County SWCD
  • Rices Point DNR Access: 9 am – 3 pm Host: 1854 Treaty Authority
  • Pike Lake DNR Access: 8 am – 8 pm Host: Canosia Township Watercraft Inspection Program
  • Agate Bay DNR Access: 10 am – 6 pm  Host: Lake County SWCD
  • Caribou Lake DNR Access: Noon – 2 pm  Host: Cook County SWCD
  • Devil Track DNR Access: 9 – 11 am, 2 – 4 pm  Host Cook County SWCD
  • Grand Marais Recreational Park Access: 4 – 8 pm  Host: Cook County SWCD
  • Gunflint Lake Forest Service Access: 8 am – 4 pm  Host: Cook County SWCD
  • Hovland Horseshoe Bay Access: 10 am – Noon  Host: Cook County SWCD
  • Birch Lake South Access: 8 am – 4 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Ely Lake Access: 8 am – 4 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Gilbert Pit-Ore Be Gone Access: 8 am – 5 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Lake Vermilion Black Duck Access: 8 am – 6 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Lake Vermilion Everett Point Access: 8 am – 6 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Lake Vermilion Frazier Bay Access: 8 am – 6 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Lake Vermilion Hoodoo Point North DNR Access: 6 am – 8 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Lake Vermilion Head of the Lakes Access: 8 am – 6 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Lake Vermilion Moccasin Point Access: 8 am – 6 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Lake Vermilion Peterson’s Landing Access: 9 am – 7 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Lake Vermilion Timbuktu Access: 8 am – 6 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Burntside Lake Van Vac Access: 7 am – 5 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Fall Lake Campground Access: 9 am – 5 pm Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Shagawa Lake Sandy Point Access: 7 am – 5 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Moose Lake Access: 8 am – 4 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Snowbank Lake Access: 8 am – 4 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Pelican Lake Sauders Bay Access: 8 am – 4 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD
  • Pelican Lake Orr Bay Access: 7 am – 4 pm  Host: North St. Louis Co. SWCD

 

Enjoy your day on the water and help protect our waters too! Post your messages and pics to your social media using #GLAISBlitz, #stopaquatichitchhikers and #AIS and @djensenmnsg. 

To learn more. Here’s short list of harmful AIS: http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/ais/index. Tell us what invasive species you’ve encountered and which ones you are most concerned about.

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Jun
12

Tribal Relations Specialist Vacancy, Chippewa National Forest

 

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May
11

U.S. EPA Region 5 Seeks Tribal and Multimedia Intern

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May
01

1854 ID Card Amendment

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Apr
27

Interactive WebMap Tutorial




 

 

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Apr
21

H.O.M.E.S. at Home

Join Michigan SeaGrant for a series of fun-filled, family-friendly videos jam-packed full of Great Lakes fun facts, activities, and daily challenges! Each video provides a high-energy experience that engages people of all ages in learning about the Great Lakes. Those who complete 5 of the challenges will be emailed a Great Lakes Jr. Scientist certificate to print and proudly display.

https://www.michiganseagrant.org/educati…/h-o-m-e-s-at-home/

 

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Apr
20

FREE Invasive Species Webinars, through April 2020

NAISMA (North American Invasive Species Management Association) is the organization behind National Invasive Species Awareness Week and the PlayCleanGo program. They hold regular educational webinars that are free when given live, and host a library of past webinars that are usually available to members only. As a way to support the invasive species management community and the general public during the COVID-19 pandemic, they've unlocked all of their webinars through the month of April! Check them out: https://www.naisma.org/about/why-naisma/

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Apr
16

2020 Spring Turkey Season

Yesterday marked Spring Turkey opener in the 1854 Ceded Territory! 1854 ID card holders can take one bearded bird by shotgun or archery from April 15-May 31st. Read the regulations.

Interested in learning "Turkey Talk"?? These birds make a variety of sounds and calling is an essential part of turkey hunting. Check out the National Wild Turkey Federation's webpage to listen to the calls! Watch this YouTube video from "the pros" that will walk you through how to call, where to call, and when!

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Apr
15

Wolf Ridge announces "Adventures in Learning" - NEW online curriculum

As learning moves online for schools and families, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center is excited to provide standards-based lessons for learners of all ages. Students will explore Wolf Ridge and their own backyards - experiencing nature through many different lenses including - science, history, culture, art, and literature.

Every lesson includes:
*An interactive Story Map or alternately, teacher-guided written story and activity handouts
*A 5-10 minute adventure with Wolf Ridge Naturalists, available as a video or written story
*Two lessons for students and/or families to DO an activity
*An OUTDOOR component that you can do in your own backyard, on a walk through your neighborhood or at a safe distance from others in your local park
*MN State Learning Standards support- they are listed in each teacher/parent lesson plan

Jump into the first lesson HERE!

See the "Adventures in Learning" HUB!

Watch Wolf Ridge's program launch VIDEO!

 

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Apr
14

Nature-Based Activities to do while Practicing Social Distancing

You’re trying to do the right thing and maintain an appropriate social distance for the benefit of all during a time of concern about infectious disease. But are you also feeling stressed, worried about cooped-up kids, and wanting to maintain your health through exercise? UMN-Extension provides  some ideas...

https://extension.umn.edu/natural-resources/nature-based-activities

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