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1854 TREATY AUTHORITY
Dec
31

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the 1854 Treaty Authority! Our Duluth-office will close at noon on Tuesday 12/31, and stay closed all of New Year's Day, Wednesday 1/1/2020. We will return to normal business hours, 8am-4:30pm, on Thursday January 2nd.

Cheers to wonderful memories over this past trip around the sun, and best wishes to a successful 2020!

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Dec
26

Sign up! Hide Tanning Workshop

There is still space left in our hide tanning workshop, Monday December 30 - Friday January 3rd. Daily, 10-3pm. Lunch and materials are included. The program is free, but a $100 returnable deposit is required. Call Marne and sign up today!

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Dec
24

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the 1854 Treaty Authority! We wish you a safe and happy holiday with your loved ones.

Our Duluth-office will be closed all of Tuesday 12/24 and Wednesday 12/25, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will return to regular business hours on Thursday December 26th, 8-4:30pm.

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Dec
13

FYI: Office Closures

Planning on coming to our Duluth-office to take care of some business or utilize our services? 1854's usual business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. Occasionally we may close due to inclement weather during the winter months. Please call ahead to make sure that we are open before you make the trek: 218-722-8907

 

Picture taken December 2nd 2019 with 2 feet of snow...plus some drifting... at the door of our Duluth-office.

Also, the office is closed on specific holidays: see the calendar (lower left homepage of our website) for dates and times. 

 

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Dec
12

Hide Tanning Workshop

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Dec
11

Newsletter, Biboon 2019/2020

1854 Treaty Authority's Biboon (winter) newsletter is AVAILABLE HERE!

            
It features 1854’s Duluth-office “Norman W. Deschampe” conference room dedication, an update on the successes of Lake Sturgeon restoration on the St. Louis River, and a Q+A with Conservation Officer, Chris Johnson. Meet our new Climate Specialist, Hilarie Sorensen, and check out resource management’s Fisher den box project.

 

Stay warm and safe out there!

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Dec
04

Newly Published Coloring Storybook

1854 is pleased to announce the “Iskigamizigedaa!”, a maple sugaring coloring storybook. With cultural guidance and support, the Ed/Outreach division has developed an educational tool which 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.

Chi miigwech to cultural author, Erik Redix, and illustrator/artist, Wesley Ballinger, for sharing their knowledge and creative skills from project development through publication!

Swing by our outreach table when you see 1854 at events this winter and spring, and get a copy for your family! It is available on 1854's website also: Iskigamizigedaa!

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Dec
03

Setting Unattended Lines?

Planning to set unattended lines while ice fishing this winter? You must notify 1854 that you are doing so. Log in on our unattended lines notification QuickLink on the 1854 website homepage, call the office, or notify one of the CO's. Rules and regulations are spelled out in the 1854 Treaty Authority Conservation Code (page 50)

 

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Nov
19

Native American Heritage Day

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Nov
07

Deer Hunting Season Opener, Saturday 11/9

Firearms season for deer opens Saturday morning at sunrise in the 1854 Ceded Territory. Don't forget - you have the option to register deer online.

Good luck, and be safe out there!!

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Nov
05

2019 Whitefish Netting

If you’ve filled your tags and freezer during the hunting season, don’t forget that late fall have some other opportunities for nabbing a few more delectables from the water…

Gill nets are set on deeper inland lakes during the late fall when Lake Whitefish and Cisco (“herring” or “tullibee”) move into shorelines for spawning. Both whitefish species play a key role in lake systems. For example, Cisco feed on zooplankton (microscopic animals that drift around the water), and whitefish presence has a resulting impact on the type and abundance of zooplankton and algae present. Lake Whitefish and Cisco also have narrow habitat requirements; they both require deep lakes where the depths of the lakes remain cold and well oxygenated throughout the year.

See 1854's 2019 Whitefish Netting Season Postings:

Posting #1

Posting #2

Permits for netting whitefish on inland waters are not required by 1854’s code, so we only hear of treaty harvest netted whitefish by word of mouth. Are there any treaty harvesters out there that would be willing to share their stories of whitefish netting?

Read the whitefish netting portion of 1854's code below: 

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Nov
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Deer and Neonic Study

 

 

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Oct
29

2019 Firearms Certified Hunters

1854 certified 11 new hunters in Finland, MN on October 17th, 2019. Miigwech to all who participated! See the photos from the training on our Facebook page. Congratulations and happy hunting!

     
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Oct
01

Updated 2019 Trapping Seasons

Changes to 1854 Treaty Authority Ceded Territory 2019 Trapping Seasons

There have been changes to established 1854 Treaty Authority 2019 trapping season dates. Shifted dates listed below were approved by the 1854 Treaty Authority Board of Directors on September 26th, 2019. 

Species

1854 Trapping Seasons 

(approved 7/15/19)

NEW! 1854 Trapping Seasons

(approved 9/26/19)

Bobcat

11/30/19 - 1/5/20

11/30/19 – 1/26/20

Otter

10/26/19 - 1/5/20

10/26/19 – 1/26/20

Fisher

11/9/19 - 12/8/19

11/9/19 – 12/29/19

Marten

11/9/19 - 12/8/19

11/9/19 – 12/29/19

*See the updated 2019 Hunting/Trapping Seasons

 

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Sep
26

1854 Treaty Authority Youth Hunt

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Sep
26

Registration Open: Climate Change Adaptation Workshop

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Sep
05

Newsletter, Dagwaagin 2019

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


It features a few upcoming events in the Duluth-area, like AICHO’s Indigenous Foods Expo and the St. Louis County Historical Society’s Native American Heritage Day. Take some time to learn important Anishinaabemowin for the ricing season, and get signed up for firearm safety/hunter education certification training! Save a copy nearby – this edition has the 2019 hunting/trapping seasons and registration station locations and hours. 

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

 

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Aug
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Firearm Safety/Hunter Education

 

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Aug
20

Youth Camp a Success

For Immediate Release

 

FOSTERING THE NEXT GENERATION TO GANAWENJIGE (TAKE CARE OF THINGS)

 

Duluth, MN – August 16th, 2019 - Six Native American students spent the week of July 29th-August 2nd, 2019 with the 1854 Treaty Authority at Nenda - Gikendan Noopiming gaye Nibiing (seeking knowledge in the woods and place of water), a natural resource careers camp for tribal youth in the 1854 Ceded Territory, or Minnesota’s Arrowhead region.

The week-long, overnight camp experience was designed to provide up-and-coming native high school aged students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of natural resource management. “We hope to encourage [these youth] to pursue related college majors and careers, and hopefully take our roles in tribal resource management jobs someday”, says 1854 Treaty Authority Cultural Preservation Specialist and Camp Coordinator, Marne Kaeske.

Youth participants spent time in classroom sessions, field trips, and worked alongside professionals in fish and game monitoring survey activities throughout the week. Some of the highlights included electrofishing surveys with 1854 fisheries staff, listening to a migratory songbird’s heart beat with Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center MAPS bird banding team, shooting a dart gun (as part of a wildlife capture demonstration), meeting a K-9 unit dog “Si” and his handler Officer Mike Fairbanks, and a guided hike to the Spirit Tree with Grand Portage council member, John Morrin. 

Camp Nenda was modeled after the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society’s (NAFWS) National Youth Practicums, of which 1854 participated in in 2016 and 2017. “As a chaperone for two past National Youth Practicums, I was in awe of the variety of exploratory applications that the youth participants had, on lakes, streams, wetlands, with fish, wildlife, forests, traditional knowledge… it was really impressive. I knew we would should be holding a similar event for our tribal youth in the Great Lakes Region”, said Kaeske. It has been over ten years since the Great Lakes Region of the NAFWS has hosted a youth practicum. “We have many culturally significant species right here on Ceded Lands, and knowledgeable natural resource professionals working to protect them. By exposing the students to current tribal management projects, they become part of the conversation and therefore the stewards. I am looking forward to hosting bigger and better youth camps using what we learned this year.”

The 1854 Treaty Authority is an inter-tribal natural resource management agency that manages the off-reservation hunting, fishing and gathering rights of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in the lands ceded under the Treaty of 1854. 

For more information, contact Marne Kaeske, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Aug
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2019 Manoominike Giizis

It’s looking to be a good year for manoomin across the 1854 Ceded Territory. Plan to get out harvesting this year! 

1854 Treaty Authority will be updating the website for the latest conditions from now until the end of the season. See our the Wild Rice Condition Updates page.

(photo, Upper St. Louis River, 8/7/19)

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