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Oct
30

Firearm Safety/Hunter Education 2023

Firearm Safety/Hunter Education 2023 is officially in the books! Miigwech to all who participated. Congrats to Cal, Scotty, Brian and Mark. Happy Hunting! See photos from the big day on 1854's Facebook page

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Oct
11

Vacancy: Forest Specialist

 

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Oct
11

Manoomin-Psin Knowledge Symposium

November 13-15*, 2023 |  Black Bear Resort, Fond du Lac • Carlton, MN

For more, visit: z.umn.edu/ManoominPsin23

 

FREE Registration to Indigenous & Tribal Attendees

Reduced Fee for Students

Lodging Scholarships Available

Call for Artists & Research Posters

*Optional programming on November 15

Join tribal agency leaders and tribal & Indigenous community members, students, researchers, colleagues from NGOs/non-profits, federal and state agency representatives, and others from across the Western Great Lakes for two-plus days to share knowledge and build relationships with Manoomin·Psiŋ·wild rice.

Build relationships through intercultural and intergenerational knowledge sharing with tribal & Indigenous community members and agency leaders; listen and learn alongside students, researchers, and representatives from government and non-governmental organizations.

Learn and reflect on changes in Manoomin·Psiŋ·wild rice stewardship and collaborative research over the past two decades by attending presentations from Indigenous & tribal leaders, scientists, and policymakers.

Listen to harvesters through panels that highlight both the practical and deeply spiritual experience of gathering and processing Manoomin·Psiŋ·wild rice.

Honor Manoomin·Psiŋ·wild rice with other attendees in ceremonies and during an evening feast on November 13.

Connect with Wild Rice Chiefs and other tribal elders as they share stories, knowledge, and calls to action during a plenary panel and talking circle.

Tour Fond du Lac sites working towards sustainable, resilient food systems—including the Fond du Lac Food Sovereignty Program and Spirit Lake Native Farm—as optional site visits on November 15.

Funding for the Symposium is provided by:

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa  •  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  •  1854 Treaty Authority Minnesota  •  Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund  •  Minnesota DNR  •  Wisconsin DNR  •  National Science Foundation (NSF)  •  Science Museum of Minnesota  •  Conservation Paleobiology Network  •  St. Croix Watershed Research Station  •  Amiable Consulting  •  The Nature Conservancy  •  University of Minnesota Office of Native American Affairs  •  University of Minnesota Center for Changing Landscapes

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Oct
06

Firearm Safety/Hunter Education Certification

1854 Treaty Authority will be hosting Firearm Safety Training in a two-part course: a self-study and a field day.

Kick-off meetings:

  • Monday October 9th, Grand Portage Community Center, 4-6pm
  • Tuesday October 10th, Bois Forte DNR offices (Nett Lake), 4-6pm

The Field Day will take place near Finland, MN, on Saturday October 28th, from noon-3pm.

Contact Marne to REGISTER ASAP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Oct
05

Get Your 1854 ID Card in Nett Lake, 10/10

The count-down to deer opener continues! 1854 will be making the rounds to make any new or updated 1854 ID cards over the next few weeks:

TUESDAY 10/10 NETT LAKE RTC, 10am-3pm
Tuesday 10/24 BF Urban Office, 2pm-6pm

*1854 ID's WILL NOT be available in our Duluth-offices when we are on the road on the dates listed above.

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Oct
02

Need to Update your 1854 ID?

The count-down to deer opener begins! 1854 will be making the rounds to make any new or updated 1854 ID cards over the next month:

Tuesday 10/3 VERMILION COMMUNITY CENTER, 10AM-3PM
Tuesday 10/10 Nett Lake RTC, 10am-3pm
Tuesday 10/24 BF Urban Office, 2pm-6pm

*1854 ID's WILL NOT be available in our Duluth-offices when we are on the road on the dates listed above.

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Sep
01

1854 News, Dagwaagin 2023

1854 Treaty Authority's 2023 Dagwaagin newsletter is now available. We would like to point out a few changes:

  • Trying to get a hold of Officer Marty Stage? his phone number has been updated: (218) 464-8906
  • The 1854 Board of Directors approved extending teh treaty daily ricing hours to 5pm!

As Manoominike-giizis gets underway, please remember that the harvest of unripe, green rice is unlawful. Please be safe as you head to the field to harvest - consider taking a kid along and show them the ropes, and pass the skills and traditions on.

Weweni,

-the 1854 Treaty Authority

READ IT HERE

 

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Aug
30

Manoomin Camp 2023

 

 

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Aug
16

Manoomin Season 2023

The 2023 manoomin season opened Tuesday August 15th, 2023, on 1854 Ceded Territory rice waters... but don't always trust the date on the calendar: It is the responsibility of the harvester to determine when the manoomin is ripe and ready for harvest. It is unlawful to harvest green or unripe rice, and can be grounds for citation. 

Get a head's up on what the rice is looking like on a handful of lakes by checking the Wild Rice Condition Updates on 1854's website. Good luck to all you ricers out there!

photo: St. Louis River, Skibo, 8/14/2023

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Aug
03

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Trip Planning Guide

The Superior National Forest has updated the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Trip Planning Guide. The 1854 Treaty Authority was happy to contribute in the update by asking visitors to acknowledge the historic and future use of the the water-rich "wilderness" by the Anishinaabeg; see page 16. 

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Jul
31

Check Manoomin Updates Here!

Manoomininike giizis is just around the corner. Have your knocking sticks ready to go? If you don't have time to get out and scope your favorite rice waters ahead of time, you can always check 1854's Wild Rice Condition Updates, to get a handle on how the rice is coming along on lakes and rivers throughout the 1854 Ceded Territory. Ricing season opens August 15, but remember - the rice must be fully ripe to harvest! Help us protect manoomin and DO NOT harvest before it is ready.

 

 Flowering Rice at Kettle Lake, 7/26/23 Breda Lake, 7/27/23 
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Jul
10

10 Days Left to Apply! Human Resource Generalist/Office Manager

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:

The 1854 Treaty Authority is hiring a Human Resource Generalist/Office Manager. Application materials are due July 21st, 2023.

      

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Jun
26

2023 1854 Ceded Territory Moose Hunt

NOW AVAILABLE: the 2023 Moose Hunt Information Packet and Application

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE AUGUST 11TH, 2023! No late applications will be accepted.

Moose season opens September 15th and runs through December 31st, 2023, or until a harvest limit of 15 moose is reached for each band (whichever is sooner). 

*50 permits will be distributed total, (25 Bois Forte, 25 Grand Portage)

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Jun
22

Vermilion Powwow, 6/24

1854 is headed to the Vermilion Powwow on Saturday June 24th. Swing over to our booth and say Boozhoo! We will be making ID's from noon until 4pm: if you need a new ID or want to update yours, you will need to show us another form of ID such as a state drivers license, a Band ID, MCT card, birth certificate or passport.

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Jun
14

Air Quality Alert

MN Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for everyone (not just sensitive population) that includes the 1854 CT until 6:00am this Friday, 6/16 due to the fires in Canada.

Read the Air Quality Conditions here

Photo courtesy of the Star Tribune

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May
31

1854's Niibin (summer) News

1854 Treaty Authority's Niibin (summer) newsletter features the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the 1854 treaty signatory bands and the U.S. Forest Service, recognizing the co-management of Superior National Forest lands. Know what you need to access the Minnesota State Parks, or to camp at National Forest campgrounds. Meet the 1854 seasonal employees!

The 2023 moose season has been approved: Applications are due August 11th and the season opens September 15th. Join us in saying 'farewell', chi miigwech, and 'Happy Retirement' to Phillis Lucia, the face of 1854 for over 25 years.

As always, if you have any questions don't hesitate to give us a call.

READ IT HERE

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May
05

Three northern Minnesota Tribes and the Forest Service Sign Historic Memorandum of Understanding

 

 

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Apr
28

1854 holds ATV safety in Grand Portage

Training is a dinner and discussion style format, Friday 6/9, @ the log building, at 5:30. We plan to cover basic safety and laws, and discuss trail riding vs road riding.

IF participants want to complete their State ATV Safety and Certification Training, they may do that in tandem - It is a self-study course with the field component. *1854 will pick up the course AND certification costs, but participants MUST REGISTER with Marne: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 218-722-8907. 

The field practical is open to all in the community, and will be held during the hours of the Wellness Fair on Saturday June 10th, 10am-1pm. Meet us in the pit!

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Apr
27

Spring Prescribed Fires to Begin on the Superior National Forest

 

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Apr
24

BIIJIIBIISAAN; ANIMIBIISAAN (‘Rain Comes: Rain Goes Away”)

Do you ever wonder what YOU can do to tackle climate change? Yes, it would be great to have superhero powers, but not many of us are so lucky. 

Capturing rainwater in urban environments can prevent erosion and reduce stormwater runoff. Instead of turning on the faucet, use captured water to water flower beds or vegetable gardens. The climate and environmental programs at 1854 are distributing 20 rain barrels again this spring. They are available to Bois Forte and Grand Portage band members FREE OF CHARGE.

Criteria:

  • one rain barrel per person

  • first come, first served

  • arrange to pick-up a the 1854 Duluth-office

To reserve a barrel, contact Tyler Kaspar, Environmental Biologist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office: 218-722-8907

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