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Dec
05

1854 News, BIBOON 2022-2023

1854 Treaty Authority's Biboon (winter) newsletter is now available. It features 'Strengthening Climate Resilience' as we dive into revising our climate change plan over the next 2 years. You're not alone if you are considering a long winters nap -  many of our four-legged relatives tuck away in hibernation or torpor. Get the skinny on elk reintroduction, and take in all the efforts that have been made in protection of Big Rice Lake over the years. Check out all the fun things that the Education.Outreach Division got involved in before the snow flew.

As always, if you have any questions don't hesitate to give us a call: 218-722-8907

READ IT HERE

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Nov
29

2023 Native Youth Climate Adaptation Leadership Congress

Please help spread the word:

 

The 2023 Native Youth Climate Adaptation Leadership Congress (NYCALC) will be held June 25-30th, 2023. This amazing opportunity is available only to High School age Tribal students. All travel and expenses PAID.

 

SERVE THE EARTH AND YOUR COMMUNITY. BECOME A CONSERVATION LEADER. 

Read the Press Release

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Nov
17

American Indian Student Interpretive Ranger Program, Summer 2023, Wyoming

Interpretive Ranger Program overview

Student Mentor Position

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Nov
03

Best of Luck Deer Hunters

We are less than T-2 days away from the deer opener here in the 1854. Staff at the Authority wish all our treaty hunters the best of luck. Please take a spin through the following reminder DO's and DON'Ts as you get ready to take to the field...

DO

  1. Carry 1854 ID (or tribal ID) and 1854 permit/carcass tags while in the field hunting
  2. Affix deer tag to deer before processing and before being loaded into a motor vehicle
  3. Wear blaze orange/blaze pink while hunting
  4. Register deer before the 3rd working day after the season closes and before processing
  5. Be safe; know what you are shooting at and what is behind your target
  6. HAVE FUN!

DON'T

  1. Loan or give deer tags to non-band members or band members without a valid deer license or remaining carcass tags
  2. Shoot on/across/down or within the right or way of an improved roadway
  3. Shone or hunt after/before hunting hours (1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset)
  4. Hunt private property without owner's permission
  5. Forget safety rules: tell someone where you are huntint and when to expect you back; stay hydrated, and wear proper clothing
  6. Not have fun!

**DON'T FORGET: Any Bois Forte or Grand Portage enrollee under the age of 18 years years that participates in ANY 1854 treaty deer hunt (early or regular) will automatically be entered for a chance to win a RIVERS EDGE RE665 TWOPLEX 2-PERSON LADDER STAND! The drawing will take place after the close of the 2022 deer season, and the winner contacted shortly thereafter.

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Nov
02

Area USFS Vacancies

Visitor Service Information Assistant (multiple locations)

Administrative Support Assistant, Tofte, MN (closes 11/4/2022)

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Oct
24

Whitefish Netting Season

It's Whitefish Netting season!

See page #52 in the 1854 Conservation Code for Whitefish Netting regulations.

Which lakes are open:

2022 Whitefish Netting Season, posting #1

2022 Whitefish Netting Season, posting #2

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Oct
13

Waterway Benefits Survey

Please take the Waterway Benefits Survey!

Receive a $10 debit cash card for participating in a 2-minunte survey about your experiences with local lakes, river, and streams.

The confidential survey will ask you about:

  • Your experiences with local rivers, streams, and lakes
  • Barriers you face in being able to enjoy the water
  • Your demographics

This survey is part of a UMD doctoral research project that will help environmental managers understand how the community benefits from local lakes, rivers, and streams and help make benefits more accessible to everyone. 

Learn more and take the survey: z.umn.edu/waterwaybenefits

Online or paper survey available. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   UMN IRB #13475, FDL IRB #102

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Sep
23

Conservation Officer of the Year

Chief Conservation Officer, Clay Rumph, was awarded 2022 Conservation Officer of the Year at the annual Native American Fish and Wildlife Society's Great Lakes Region conference held in Lac Court Orielles, Sept. 18-23rd, 2022. Ho-wa! Congrats Clay, you are truly an inspriation to your fellow officers in the area.

  
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Sep
21

Fall Harvest Camp for Youth

Check out the CAMPGROUND here! 

See the HUNTER WALKING TRAILS here!

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Sep
14

ATTENTION HUNTERS: Frustrating Road Closures

ATTENTION HUNTERS – with hunting seasons upon us, we wanted to remind folks to be safe and be aware of road conditions and closures. Heavy rains this spring and summer have washed out some roads and bridges in the 1854 Ceded Territory. Major forest road closures include Heffelfinger Rd just west of Finland, Beaver River Road between County Rd 15 and Heffelfinger Rd, East General Grade off of Hwy 1 north of Finland, and Esther Lake Rd between the Arrowhead Trail and Tom Lake Rd in Cook County.

 

Additional information on road conditions can be found in a few places: 

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Sep
01

1854 News, DAGWAAGIN 2022

1854 Treaty Authority's 2022 Dagwaagin (fall) newsletter is now available. It features 1854's approved 2022 treaty hunting and trapping seasons, and highlights a handful of opportunities for youth harvest experiences. 

Manoominike-giizis is just about underway, and we remind everyone that the harvest of unripe, green rice is unlawful. Join us in saying farewell to our Fish and Wildlife Specialist, Tony Anselmo.

Good luck and play it safe as you participate in treaty harfest activities this season. As always, if you have any questions don't hesitate to give us a call: 218-722-8907

READ IT HERE

 

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Aug
31

Tribal Forest Protection Act Webinar Series

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Aug
23

Manoomin Camp 2022

Looking to reacquaint yourself with manoomin? Want to check out the finishing process first-hand? Join us!

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Aug
22

1854 Board of Directors Approves 2022 Ricing, Hunting/Trapping Seasons

We are weeks (or days) away from hitting the woods and waters and filling the freezer. Last week, the 1854 Treaty Authority Board of Directors approved the 2022 Ricing Seasons/Hours and the 2022 Hunting/Trapping Seasons/Bag Limits.

-> Approved 2022 Manoomin Harvest Season/Hours (*Please be a good steward and do not harvest rice until it is fully ripe.)

-> Approved 2022 Hunting/Trapping Seasons

 

A few reminders as we head into the dagwaagin harvest season...

  • Take a spin through the 1854 Conservation Code before the opener to make sure you have your plans and appropriate gear ready and accounted for. (No one wants to be 2 hours up the trail when you realize you forgot "one of the most important things".
  • Don't forget: the 1854 Board of Directors has approved the use of Tribal enrollment cards for off-reservation, treaty harvest, in lieu of an 1854 ID card until DECEMBER 31ST, 2022. No need for all the "Last Minute Lucys" to race to the 1854 Duluth-office the afternoon before deer opener.
  • The Youth Early Deer Hunt is scheduled for October 20-23rd, 2022 (yes, that is MEA weekend). ALL participating Grand Portage and Bois Forte youth will be automatically be entered in a drawing to win a prize of hunting gear worth $150 or more after the close of the weekend. (Range finder? Tree stand? Trail camera?)
  • Be safe out there, and bring home the bacon!

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Aug
22

2022 NAFWS Great Lakes Regional Conference

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Aug
17

Second Chance to Get On Board with the 2022 Moose Hunt!

ACCESS THE 2022 MOOSE APPLICATION HERE

  

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Aug
15

Wild Rice Condition Updates

Looking forward to ricing season? So are we!

In general, it is a looking like maybe a slightly below average year for wild rice across the 1854 Ceded Territory. In our travels, we are seeing a mixed bag of rice conditions – some good areas, some areas down this year. Our website will always have the most current information and photos:  https://www.1854treatyauthority.org/wild-rice/wild-rice-condition-updates.html   

Condition Updates 8/8/2022

**Plans for Manoomin Camp are underway... It will take place on Saturday September 10th, 10am-3pm. Location TBD, although it will be held in the greater Duluth area. Stay tuned for details as they develop!

(photos from Breda Lake, 8/10/2022)

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Aug
10

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days 2022

1854 is headed to Grand Portage Rendezvous Days this weekend, Friday Aug 12-14, 2022. Anyone need to update their 1854 ID card? Visit Michele at the RTC between 10-3pm on Friday, or at the 1854 canopy at the powwow grounds between 12-4pm on Saturday.
 
Don't forget that you will need another form of ID to show: US PassPort, Tribal ID, birth certificate, State drivers license, or MCT card.
 
Have fun and be safe!
 

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Jul
01

2022 1854 Treaty Authority Moose Hunt

NOW AVAILABLE: the 2022 Moose Hunt Information Packet and Application

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE AUGUST 5TH, 2022, because of the season opening earlier this year (September 15th). The season will run through December 31st, 2022, or until a harvest limit of 15 moose is reached for each band. 

*MORE permits will be distributed this year, increasing applicant chances of getting a tag - 50 permits total (25 Bois Forte, 25 Grand Portage)

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Jun
20

Juneteenth Day Holiday

The 1854 Duluth-offices will be closed Monday June 20th in honor of the Juneteenth Day Federal holiday. Our offices will return to regular business hours on Tuesday June 21st, 2022 (8am-4:30pm).

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