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1854 TREATY AUTHORITY
Nov
19

Public Notice for Grand Portage Water Quality Certification for Army Corps Nationwide Permits

Grand Portage conditional 401 certification for the proposed US ACE Nationwide Permits

Grand Portage Reservation Water Quality Standards

Grand Portage Reservation Water Resources Ordinance

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Nov
06

2020 Deer Opener

To all treaty hunters hitting the field tomorrow for 2020 deer season, good luck out there!
 
A few reminders:
  • Don't forget you can register your deer online: https://docs.google.com/.../1pxDIYXWnJ.../edit
  • 50% blaze from the waist up, including cap or hat
  • Half hour before sunrise (7:00AM), to half hour after sun down (4:43pm)
  • Be safe out there, and BRING HOME THE BACON!

 

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Nov
01

Help us Track Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

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Oct
08

Early Youth Deer Hunt, 10/15-18/2020

This year there will be a special early youth deer hunt, during which youth will be allowed to take one deer by firearm prior to the start of the regular firearms season. Participate for your change to win a rangefinder!!

 
Dates: October 15th -18th , 2020 Open Area: Entirety of 1854 Ceded Territory Bag Limit: One (1) deer of either sex. 
 
Eligibility: Youth ages 10-17 (at the time of the hunt) may participate in the youth hunt. An adult parent/guardian/mentor 18 years of age or older must accompany youth ages 10-13. The accompanying adult cannot hunt during the youth hunt. 
 
License Requirements: All youth hunters must obtain an 1854 Treaty Authority deer license. Accompanying adults do not need to have a deer license. 
 
Registration: All deer harvested during the youth deer hunt must be registered at an 1854 Treaty Authority Registration Station, or online. Deer taken during the youth hunt will count towards that individual’s five deer annual limit. Blaze orange/pink requirements apply to all hunters and parent/guardians/mentors. Please consult the 1854 Ceded Territory Conservation Code for all regulations pertaining to Big Game Deer Hunting. 
 
If you have any questions, please contact an 1854 Conservation Officer.
 

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Sep
29

Remember the Treaty

September 30th marks the anniversary of the signing of the 1854 Treaty of LaPointe. Why not take a minute to read it through?

Treaty with the Chippewa, 1854.

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Sep
16

Need an 1854 ID?

1854 hits the road this weekend to visit the reservations and make or renew 1854 ID's to anyone who needs one. Grouse season opens this Saturday, September 19th, as well as deer archery. It is 51 days until deer gun season... and it's never too early to be prepared. Don't forget: you must provide another form of identification in order to receive an 1854 ID card (tribal ID, state drivers license, U.S. passport, birth certificate, MCT card)
  • Saturday 9/19, Nett Lake, Tribal Government Center, 9am-noon
  • Saturday 9/19, Tower, Vermilion Community Center, 1pm-4pm
  • Sunday 9/20, Grand Portage, Old Log Building, 10am-2pm

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Sep
10

This Weekend: Youth Waterfowl Hunt

THIS WEEKEND: Youth Early Waterfowl Days, Saturday and Sunday 9/12, 9/13.
 
Hunters age 17 and under may take regular season bag limits when accompanied by a non-hunting adult (age 18 and older). Ducks, Canada Geese, Mergansers, Coots and Moorhens may be taken from one-half hour before sunrise to 4 p.m. Youth hunters must have their 1854 Treaty Authority ID and firearms safety certification in their possession while hunting.
 

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Sep
03

Opportunity to Sell Green Rice

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Aug
28

Newsletter, Dagwaagin 2020

1854 Treaty Authority's Dagwaagin (fall) newsletter is NOW AVAILABLE

It features updates and reminders about the 2020 hunting seasons. We have some great opportunities for youth hunters this year! Our biologists in the Resource Management Division share what they’ve been up to in field work (…cute wolf pup photos anyone?) This edition includes a story about Shingebiss (coot) and a discussion on apakweshkway (cattail). In need of an updated 1854 ID? 1854 will be visiting the reservations the weekend of September 19th and 20th. Follow us on Insta @1854TA

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Aug
24

Got Rice?

Manoominike-giizis is right around the corner, and1854 has updated the Wild Rice Resource Guide, to help get you out to harvest! The guide provides information on lakes and rivers where wild rice can be found for good harvesting. It also contains a list of all waters in the 1854 Ceded Territory with at least some known (or historic) wild rice presence. 

#HappyRicing

 

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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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